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.

Friday’s Comping Chatter!

I hope the first few days of February have been lucky for you. I’ve not won any prizes for the month yet but it is early days and I’m remaining positive! As promised from January I’ve found some dates for our February Comper’s Calendar, themed days that promoters could be running comps alongside. The best place to search for these will be social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Stick a hashtag before the named day in the search bar – and away you go!


  • 4th February – National Libraries Day.
  • 7th February – Send a card to a friend Day.
  • 7th February – Safer Internet Day.
  • 9th February – Toothache Day!
  • 9th February – National Pizza Day.
  • 14th February – Valentine’s Day!
  • 14th February – International Book Giving Day.
  • 15th February – National Singles Awareness Day.
  • 17th February – The Baftas!
  • 17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • 18th February – National Drink Wine Day! (Oh go on then!)
  • 20th February – Student Volunteering Week.
  • 22nd February – The Brit Awards.
  • 22nd February – World Thinking Day.
  • 26th February – EFL Cup Final at Wembley.
  • 27th February – Start of Fairtrade Fortnight.
  • 28th February – Pancake Day!
  • 28th February – National Scouse Day.


Keep an eye on the blog towards the end of February/beginning of March and I’ll find some themes for March! St Patrick’s Day is a pretty big one in our house as it’s also my birthday – nudge, nudge, wink, wink!


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