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.

Win a VIP family Lego experience with this week’s SP Xtra!
With the start of a new comping month comes a new wish-list of wins. And top of my list for July is stuff to do with the kids; tickets for days out and toys etc. With the school summer holidays looming I’m going to be doing my best to have as many ‘free’ things to do as possible. My children have a whole seven weeks off and we all know how expensive that can be! I’m hoping to find some local competitions which means hopefully not too far to travel. A great way to source local promotions is via social media; local companies will often advertise via their Facebook and Twitter pages so keep an eye on any attractions close to you for upcoming summer comps!
Now talking of the summer have you seen all the comps currently listed on our website ? There are hundreds and lots of them are summer themed; from days out, to holidays, to summer wardrobes, to things for the garden. There is something for everyone and they are all just waiting to be won. Good luck!
Also take a look at the comp I’ve found to share with you all this week; Lidl has 41 prizes up for grabs in their summer comp, including a family stay at Alton Towers, VIP family master builder experience at Legoland Discovery Centre plus lots more. Simply enter your details here with what attraction you would like to win tickets for before 31st July to be in with a chance.
On filling up with petrol at my local supermarket I noticed they had reduced the cost per litre. And all the other major ones have since followed suit. You can check local petrol prices via the Petrol Prices website ; just search via your postcode, town or city and it will bring up a list of nearby petrol stations and their prices. You can also sign up to a free account with them and they will email you a weekly update.
Amazon have Amazon Prime Day coming up where members can bag themselves some cracking deals (hopefully!); they haven’t as yet released any info on the bargains but last year there were some pretty good ones. It is due to start at 6pm on July 10th so you have plenty of time to join. They offer a free trial and even just by doing this you will have access to the big event. From the 5th July check in daily here for their daily countdown to Prime Day featuring deal reveals, insider tips and everything you need to know about Prime Day.
Also be sure to head 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.

Good luck and happy comping!

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