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.

My exclusive Tomy play date at Hamleys!



Last week saw me, the hubby and the kids travel to Hamleys for an exclusive play date with Tomy where fun was provided by CBeebies presenter Alex Winters. This was a win through a blog competition where I was able to accumulate several entries by completing different tasks; like leaving a comment, liking on Facebook, following on Twitter etc. Blog comps are a great way to gain multiple entries into just one competition. And often if you enter early enough you can get yourself a daily entry just for clicking on it again.

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These are a few pictures from the day and don’t forget, you have the possibility of nabbing yourself a prize from us if you send in letters/photos about your own wins. Even though we no longer print a paper edition we still have a letter’s page online. Contact details are also still the same; email info@oxonpress.co.uk, share via our Facebook page or post to us at Simply Prizes letters page, The Malthouse, William Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4HJ.


We look forward to reading about your October wins!

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