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.

Kids and comping!


My little terrors break up for half term today, so while the hubby is at golf (it’s his birthday…he’s 42…shush!) I’m making the most of the peace and quiet and grabbing some last minute comping before next week where I will descend into playing referee (fighting siblings – argh!), taxi driver and all round entertainer! We Mums know how to multi-task that’s for sure!


However, both my younger two enjoy a spot of comping themselves and because February still means the weather is really rather rubbish I have plans to get them involved in this wonderful hobby of mine to pass the time!


So, I will be scouring local shopping centres, the library, and newspapers and listening to the local radio in the hope of finding some short-closing ‘local’ comps. A lot of promoters will run competitions when the kids are off. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the social media pages of local companies too. I’ll also take a trip to the supermarket and let the children choose some shop to win goodies (within reason!); they love spotting products with the word ‘win’ on them, and I’ll also get a couple of kiddie magazines which nearly always have comps in that they can enter.


If you are out and about keep your eyes and ears peeled when on your travels as often different outlets run in-store promotions which can sometimes have pretty low entry rates. And take photos, lots of them! Children usually make the most willing models and you can store them up for future creative photo comps! And if you can get a few local landmarks in the pic too even better for any ‘local’ comps that might require this!


Also keep an eye on this week’s comp update and next week’s too – we always feature some great comps for the kids!


And I find wine a great stress reliever in the evenings when the little monsters are in bed – you might want to stock up on some of that when you visit the supermarket!


Have fun and see you on the other side!


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