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.

Keep the boredom at bay for the kids this summer holiday!


With July well and truly underway it really isn’t long until the six-week summer break for the children. So I though this month I would try and concentrate on winning things for the kiddies in the hope that I will have a stash of goodies and days out to keep them amused and boredom at bay. It’s always good to have a wish-list of wins and focus your positivity on winning some of the items. The satisfaction of swiping one off your list when you win is rather brilliant!


So check out this week’s competitions and don’t forget to get in contact with me if you want me to focus on a particular theme one week.


Win a jumbo tennis set from Spar, guaranteed to give hours of fun for the children and adults too. Submit your details here before midnight on 15th July.


Sportsister has a children’s bike up for grabs from IslaBike (specialists in children’s bicycles). Answer the following question here by 20th July to be in with a chance; who do IslaBikes make bikes for? Answer – Children.


Sainsbury’s Magazine is giving away a family London theatre break including four top price tickets to see Matilda, a two night stay at Novotel London Paddington plus a three-course lunch for four at Tredwell's. Enter here before midnight on 31st July.


If you are looking for a cheap weekend away then hop on over to Flybe – they’ve just released 350,000 seats at £35 or less. All offers are subject to availability and you will need to book before Friday. Click here to get more information and to book.


And if you are wanting things to do whilst enjoying your break check out lastminute.com; there are some serious savings to be made on their summer experiences.


Eurostar has a special offer for children travelling in the month of August. Up to two children (aged 4-11) can travel for just £1 each way each when accompanied by a full paying adult. Be quick though as bookings need to be made by tomorrow. You can get more information and details on how to book here.


That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Wednesday with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!



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