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.

Happy Easter!


Just one more day and then we can all breathe a sigh of relief at a very nice four day weekend! I’m not going to have much time for comping as we have friends to stay so will be drinking, eating and socialising for the best part of it. However, the kids are back to school next Tuesday so I will then be able to get myself into gear and back into my comping routine! I do always enjoy a bit of a break from this hobby though as it gives me a renewed enthusiasm to get back into it.


April has been pretty slow off the mark prize wise and my first win for the month turned up Saturday; a bundle of wool from Simply Knitting. I’m not a particularly dab hand with needles so I gifted this prize to my Aunt – who was very thrilled to receive a batch of baby bamboo wool. I also won a case of water from Healthy Living on Facebook at the start of this week.

 Knitting win


With tomorrow being Good Friday, keep an eye out on social media for any themed ‘Easter’ giveaways. A lot will probably run the length of the Easter weekend so if you’re busy tomorrow check back in over the next few days for a peek at what’s about. Hashtags are a great way to search social media for specific competitions; so using #GoodFridayGiveaway #Eastercompetition are both examples of the sort of thing you can try.


There are already lots of Easter competitions running and one of my favourites that I’ve spotted is via the Q Hotels Facebook page ; all you have to do is post a picture of you and your loved ones having fun this Easter with the caption #EasterSnaps and you’ll then be in the running to win a two night break including dinner on the first night. This one runs until midnight on the 17th so you’ve plenty of time to enter.


Our offices are closed over the Easter break but I’ll be contactable via our Facebook page for any competition advice you may need. Please be aware though I am unable to help with any account queries as I work remotely from home and I don’t have access to customer details. If you do need to contact customer services they will be back in action from Tuesday morning at 9am!


I’d like to wish you all a very happy Easter; I find chocolate and comping work quite well together!


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