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.

Kick-start your new comping month here!
 
With the start of a new month and the hubby away on business for a few weeks (yet again!) I'm planning on trying to enter as many comps as I can for October. September proved to be a bit of a non-starter for me so I really need to up my game! I also think about wish-lists at the start of each new month so that I have something to aim towards for any possible wins. Apart from trying to win the hubby a new job (I mean can you even do that??) I'm hoping to bulk out my Christmas box so will be looking for comps with prizes such as toys, books, beauty and electrical items; anything that would make a decent Christmas present really.
 
However in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
 
Mumsnet has £200 worth of John Lewis vouchers up for grabs. Sign in/register here and answer the following question before 31st October; what can Metanium Everyday help you to prevent? Suggested answer - Nappy rash.
 
Caboodle from National Book Tokens is giving away a selection of Winnie the Pooh books, a £90 National Book Token and a Fortnum & Mason hamper. Just enter your details herebefore 27th October.
 
Beauty Bible is offering three people the chance to win a gorgeous set of natural body care products from Odylique worth £120 each. Simply submit your details here before 7am on 26th October.
 
If you or someone you know is jetting off to sunnier climes and flying with Monarch you may have seen in the news all of the speculation surrounding their future. If anything does go wrong with them you should be protected by ATOL; for your reference you can get full information on your rights and what to do here.
 
Keep an eye on the Boots website or your local store as they have launched their Boots Star Gift Xmas promo; at the moment you can grab Smashbox 'Studio Best Sellers' kit for £30 (if you were to buy the items separately you'd be looking at forking out over £70!). The offer is available until 23.59 on 6th October, after which a different gift product will be on offer.

 

Good luck!

 

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