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.

Tuesday talk!

I hope you all had a great new year; I stayed in with the hubby and enjoyed a take-away and some bubbles. We were completely wild too and went to bed before 9pm!


I love the start of a new year in the comping world – everything feels fresh and new and exciting. I have my spreadsheet made up for the whole of 2017 and now I just need to get on and start trying to fill it up!


I’ve also starting compiling my wish-list and right at the top is a summer holiday. I do have one booked for May which I won through a photo competition but to get one for August too would be amazing! The hubby and I also have some DIY plans for this year so to win things for the house that would help with that would also be great. I’m also going to try my hand at a few more creative comps – I do love my prize draws and I’ve always been quite lucky with those but I’ve starting dabbling quite a lot with photo entries and I do enjoy that too. So I’m hoping to mix the comping up a bit this year!


The other thing I would really like to do for 2017 is try and get on another game show. I have done three in the past; won two lost one. All were fantastic experiences and now my hubby has a new job I can be a bit more flexible with auditions. I’ll also keep you guys in the loop with any new shows I find; so let me know if you fancy joining me and trying your luck too!


Enjoy the first week of 2017; and just remember stay positive, be in it to win it and dream big!


Happy New Year SP’ers!


Sammy x



Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x