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.

Hey Big Nose!


March is a pretty busy month in the world of comping; we’ve had World Book Day and coming up are two other big events – Red Nose Day and Mother’s Day. You’ll see a collection of Mother’s Day comps listed here with more being added all the time and Red Nose Day will also bring a variety of promotions with it.


On the day (which is Friday 24th March) there will be lots of promoters running comps associated with the event, but there are ones already running in the lead up to the charity day.


Some of the competitions may require a little donation from you; for example Sainsbury’s are doing their annual scratchcards for Comic Relief which cost a £1 but which give you the chance of winning prizes too; such as a shopping spree weekend in New York, iMacs, iPads, iPods and Sainsbury’s vouchers. And every penny you pay for the scratchcard goes straight to Comic Relief.


If you’re feeling energetic then you could try out this dance comp ! For every video uploaded Fitbit will donate £15 and you’ll be put into a draw to win 1 of 10 Fitbits. So get on those dancing shoes!


And if all that dancing leaves you a bit peckish then hop on down to your local Sainsbury’s and pick up a promotional pack of Heinz Beanz or tomato soup and you may just bag yourself a £1,000 holiday voucher!


Keep an eye on social media, using the hashtag #ComicRelief will help you search out any specific posts and if I spot any I’ll let you know via our Facebook page .


Enjoy your week!


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