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.

Get your mortgage paid for a month!


I won a signed Arsenal home shirt on Facebook last week so that got my new comping month off to a great start! And alongside a delivery of various comp wins from April it's been a pretty good few days. This week is Sun Awareness week, which is running until Sunday. You may find some promoters run competitions in conjunction with this where you can win things like hats and sun cream etc. So try and keep an eye out on social media for any, using the hashtag #sunawarenessweek will help search for them.
Have you seen the comps listed on our website this week? There are a whole host of great competitions just waiting to be entered. I absolutely love the Emirates one where your child can get the chance to be a mascot and I rather like the one where you can get your mortgage paid for a month (up to £1,000).
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all; how do you fancy winning a stay for six at The Gritstone safari tent in the Peak District where you can bathe in waterfalls, hike in idyllic moorlands and have bonfires by the stream? It all sounds rather nice doesn't it? So if you want the chance of grabbing a three-night weekend or four-night mid-week stay at The Gritstone and a Treetop Adventure with Go Ape then just submit your details here before 23.59 on 31st May. Good luck!
Now I don't know about you but I have so many loyalty cards now that I don't really know where to store them all! I have a special wallet just for them because I don't want to miss out on the freebies you can get, but having so many to carry around is annoying me! Then I came across something called Stocard ; which is an app that you can download to your phone that allows you to basically store all your store cards! It's free and is available on Google Play or the App store . You just present the app at the till and collect points/discounts that way rather than the cashier swiping your card. To get started you scan the loyalty card's barcode into the app which is really quick and easy, the app logs it and you just scan that at the till instead.
I've just saved myself almost £250 by switching my energy supplier. My current one wanted to raise my direct debit by almost £80 a month! There are sites out there that will help you to compare prices such as Uswitch and Compare the Market . Both are easy to use and if you end up saving yourself a good amount it's worth the 10 minutes it takes to do it!
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