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.

Big prizes and free summer hol activities!

 

As we head into July I've rounded up my comp wins for June and so far it has been my best month of 2016 in terms of the number of prizes. I scooped a book, some granola, a Virgin Experience Paintballing day for four, a bottle of Mon Paris YSL perfume, £200 worth of Primark vouchers, £5 Love2Shop voucher, two tickets for a preview screening of the new Ab Fab film, some sandals of my choice, a top from Select Fashion, a DVD for the kids, a DKNY beach towel and some Givenchy aftershave for the hubby. And already for July I've managed to bag a weaning bundle for my nephew and a £100 voucher for Scotch Beef. Needless to say I am chuffed to bits - long may it continue!
 
In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!
 
Manchester Airport is offering you the chance to win an adventure holiday for two to Greece for seven nights. Simply enter here before midnight on 15th July.
 
Seasalt Cornwall are giving away a holiday to Cornwall worth up to £3,000. Just join their mailing list here before 31st July.
 
Regent Street has £1,000 shopping experience up for grabs. Submit your details herebefore 25th July.
 
July 29th is the last date you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. After that it'll cost you a hefty £99.99 (current price). Upgrading is available to those currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 - if you go to the Windows 10 upgrade page and click 'upgrade for free' it will download a Get Windows 10 app. Once running the app will then guide you through the upgrade.
 
Apple is running free summer camps for children aged between 8-12 years. Taking place at their UK stores the interactive camp runs for three days offering three different workshops; Coding Games and Programming Robots, Stories in Motion with iMovie and Interactive Storytelling with iBooks. You can book online here but be quick as places are limited.
 
And Tesco are offering free cooking courses for children aged 5-7 and 8-11 taking place at their larger customer cafes. Spaces are first come, first served and you can register and find a course near you here.
 
That's it for this week, but I'll be back next Wednesday with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!

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