SP Xtra: Editor's Blog

Hi, my name's Sammy and I'm the Editor of Simply Prizes magazine. Every week I'll be bringing you an update or two about any interesting competitions I find or any comping news. Plus I'll bring you any competitions or offers I find.

Your August issue of Simply Prizes is here!


Did you know that just turning up to work could win you a whopping £100,000? Well if you fancy pocketing that cool amount of cash then make sure you check out your August edition of Simply Prizes! You'll find out all about this competition and how to enter it, as well as 424 more comps in your brand new update. The paper edition will be with you on Saturday, but if you can't wait to get started, you'll find all of the competitions from the magazine listed here on our website right now.

And if a brand new car is more your thing, then how does driving around in a shiny new Mini sound? This month we've got an exclusive White Silver Mini to be won, perfect for the daily commute, picking the kids up from school, or for taking further afield. It's the ideal stylish car, whatever the journey.

You'll also find a useful guide to entering video competitions in the magazine. If you haven't given any of these sorts of comps a go before, it's well worth it as the entry numbers for them tend to be much lower than for a regular prize draw. You don't need any fancy equipment to enter them either - just your phone is fine. Check out my top tips and then have a go for yourself; don't forget to let me know how you get on! You can contact me via the website here or on our Facebook page.


I'll be back in touch soon, but until then, good luck and happy comping!

Sammy x


P.S Don't forget your SP Extra comps either - we've just added 60 new comps to this section too. It's turning out to be a bumper comping day :) 

Ho Ho Ho! Grab yourself a festive spa break with SP Xtra!
With the kids now back to school I'm on a countdown to my winning holiday in Sri Lanka. My tickets arrived at the weekend, so it all feels real now! I've got so much to organise as not only do I need to make sure the hubby and I are sorted, but I need to make lists for the babysitters and jot down the kid's schedules (as they have far busier socials lives than us!). I think by the time I arrive at the resort I'll be ready to chill for the whole week!
Now talking of chilling, I think you should head on over to Simply Prizes where you will find some lovely competitions; settle yourself down with a cuppa and get comping. Most take a few seconds to enter and there are hundreds of competitions currently listed featuring tickets for days out, short breaks, holidays, toys, things for the home and garden plus lots more!
And I've also found a corker of a comp for you too; how do you fancy a Christmas spa break to Bath? It includes a stay at The Queensberry boutique hotel in a deluxe room, including breakfast, tickets to the real outdoor ice rink Bath on Ice, two Twilight Spa Packages at Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal day spa, a hamper of Bath Christmas Market goodies and to top it off a free pass to many of Bath's top attractions and museums. A nice chance to relax before the onset of the festive madness. Simply enter your details here before 17th November to get your name in the draw.
I was hoping to be a bit more organised for Christmas before I jetted off to the sun but then I realised that Black Friday was going to fall while I was away - so I plan on shopping via Wi-Fi with a cocktail in one hand and my iPad in the other! However, I do realise that sometimes the deals can be hyped up so it's best to compare price, especially as a lot of promoters will release their deals before the day itself. But for your reference this year Black Friday is 24th November and Cyber Monday is 27th November. Last year a lot of retailers ran their deals for the entire weekend so if there is a shop or item you're hoping to get discounts in/on then just keep an eye on their website for sale news soon!
Also, pop on over to our Facebook page where you will find a selection of competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.
Plus don't forget that tomorrow The Postcard Store are putting their prices up, so if you want to grab a pack of your favourites and beat the price increase, click here to visit their online shop now. 


Good luck and happy comping!


Sammy x