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.

It’s almost Friday...!

I’ve had a great start to May with a win of a signed Arsenal home shirt through a competition on Facebook. And I’ve had a fair few comp wins turn up from April through the post so it’s been a pretty great week here in the Fairman household. I’m hoping that May turns out as lucky as April; 2017 so far has been consistent with the comp wins and I’m averaging at least a prize a week if not more. Which is much better than 2016! It just goes to show the ups and downs of our hobby and how you must never give up.


Now this week is sun awareness week which is running until Sunday. I’ve seen a few comps doing the rounds on social media where companies are running promotions in conjunction with it. Keep an eye out also for National Limerick Day on the 12th, World Fairtrade Day on the 13th, British Sandwich week starts on Sunday (14th), Monday (15th) is International Day of Families, Monday also sees the start of Walk to School week, Learning at Work week, National Smile month (running until 15th June) and National Vegetarian week. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


There will be a new batch of Freebie Friday comps posted tomorrow on our website; a lot of these are daily comps which offer greater odds of winning than promotions that run for longer. Good luck if you are planning on entering any!


I’m around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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