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 Naked with Canopy & Stars!
I'm trying my hardest to get as many comps in as possible the further we head into July as come the end of this month my comping will take a backseat as the kids break up for their summer holidays. However, I will make sure to get the kids involved in some comping and I find they make the most willing volunteers by posing for photos that I want to take. I always try to take lots of pictures when we're out and about so that I have a stock of ready photos to use for any possible upcoming comps!
 
Now talking of photos have you checked out the Simply Prizes website lately? If you have you will have noticed that the comp updates on a Wednesday and Friday are now including a batch of Instagram competitions. Instagram is a fabulous comping platform as it's only recently that more and more promoters are featuring comps on their pages. And as it is a relatively new way of entering comps it appears that the odds of winning are a lot higher than on other social media platforms. I've won a fair amount of prizes recently through Instagram and I thoroughly recommend giving it a go! Good luck and if you require any Instagram advice, check out our guide here , or feel free to give me a shout via our Facebook page .
 
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; Canopy & Stars are offering you and five friends the chance to get naked and win a holiday, a case of Sipsmith gin and a luxury Not Another Bill hamper. Imagine how popular you'd be if you won! And for your reference you are allowed to go fully clothed! Get naked is their way of saying let go of restrictions and have a good time! To enter simply submit your details here before 31st July. Good luck!
 
If you're looking at getting away at some point over the summer then take a look at Virgin Trains , their online exclusive sale is offering seats from a fiver! And with tickets valid from 21st July all the way through until 8th December there is plenty of availability to have a play around with dates to check out the best prices. And best of all there is absolutely no booking fee either! Bonus!
 
Now I don't know about you but the start of Wimbledon always has me rushing to the shops for some Pimms. And if you're quick Asda currently have the 1 litre bottles for just £10 (usually £16) until 19th July.
 
And if watching the tennis has given you the urge to give it a go yourself then take a look at the Great British Tennis Weekend ; thousands of free events are taking place across 22nd/23rd July. Anyone can join in from children to adults to whole families. Take a look here to find an event near you.
 
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!