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.

6 JUN - Fancy a new iPad to enter your comps on?


I had a brilliant week away with the kids and hubby! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in York - made even better in the knowledge that it was free due to a win! However, I'm back into the normal routine no, the kids and husband are back to school and work and I just need to wade through thousands of emails and get back into the comps. I do love having a little break from the comping though; it always leaves me refreshed and eager to start again. So my plans this week are to enter as many as I can and get into the swing of things for June.
I hope you guys all enjoyed last week. Being half-term, I'm guessing that some of you may have been a bit hit and miss with the comps too, but make sure you head on over to our website this week as a brand new batch of comps were added yesterday and there will be two more updates tomorrow and Friday. With a huge amount of goodies up for grabs including things like holidays and cash you need to start entering straight away - as they say you've got to be in it to win it!
Plus take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; Netmums are giving you the chance to win a bundle of films and an iPad Mini 4. Simply enter your details here before midnight on 19th June to get your name in the draw. Good luck!
Are you treating the man in your life for Father's Day? I've seen deals at several eateries including Toby Carvery offering dads a free Stowford Press cider, a Heineken or bottomless soft drink with a main meal; Hungry Horse are letting dads eat for free from 6pm or have a free drink with a brunch meal, and Chef & Brewer will put you into a draw to win a pair of Premier League football tickets when you pre-book plus a third course free when you book and dine after 7pm. They'll be plenty more offers up for grabs at others though, so make sure you look at your favourite restaurant's website before you book.
After searching for accompanying comps running alongside National Vegetarian Week a few weeks back, I found that Asda do a wonky veg box where you get a fairly big batch of veg for just £3.50. They contain 5kg of fresh produce! They are only while stocks last but they have a limited number delivered each month into participating Asda stores. Keep an eye on the Asda blog or social media pages for news of the next delivery.
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