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.

National Beer Day Tomorrow! What a great way to celebrate Freebie Friday!


I am just about surviving the first week of the Easter hols! We’ve already been out and about to Bluewater where Abigail spent her prize Disney voucher from a win a few months back, and today I’m taking the children to a theatre show in Folkestone with tickets that I won. Prizes like this are great and I love being able to treat the family without it actually costing anything!

Abi Disney win


With the children off, it can be a great idea to get them involved with any creative comps that might be doing the rounds. As Easter edges closer you’ll see more promoters offering prizes where they’ll ask you to use your imagination; competitions such as decorating eggs and making Easter bonnets are all ones I’ve seen in the past and it can be a wonderful way to keep the kids amused for a few hours. Children can make good comping companions as they are always ready for a bit of mess and fun photos! And I may just use my new camera that arrived this week from a comp win to take some.


If you are out and about with the little’uns over the hols be sure to keep an eye out for any local promotions; shopping centres, garden centres, local newspapers etc. all usually run competitions for celebrations like Easter and as most ‘local’ comps will be restricted to ‘your’ area there will be a higher chance of winning! The social media pages of local companies can be a good place to browse too as they will nearly always advertise current promotions on there.


Now considering tomorrow is National No Housework and National Beer Day I’m thinking it could be a rather good Freebie Friday! With no chores and beer to keep you company with the comping you will be sure to have a blast with our social media update! I’ll be around in the evening on our Facebook page and will be happy to share a pint and a comping chat with you. Have a great weekend and cheers all!


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