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.

How you can 'get away from it all' this week!


After the brilliant month of June, July is already starting to fill up with prizes. I'm having a good run with my comping and feel extremely lucky that my hobby is treating me so well! So far for July I've won a weaning bundle, a £100 voucher for Scotch Beef, a massive bundle of crime books, a Peperami Fanimal (through a shop to win instant), an eyebrow pencil, a Nails Inc collection, a can of Coca Cola zero sugar and a collection of Elvive hair goodies. Winning so regularly really spurs me on and makes me realise that all the hours spent entering can truly pay off! Don't forget you can head on over to my blog at Simply Prizes for more comping news.

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Penguin is offering you the chance to win a five-star luxury holiday to Vietnam. Submit your details and answer the following question here by 31st July; in which country was Dinah's previously bestselling The Tea Planter's Wife set? Answer - Sri Lanka.

Seasalt Cornwall is giving away a Virgin Balloon flight for two. Just enter your details here by 24th July to be in with a chance.

Hush has a 'get away from it all' weekend in Sweden up for grabs. Simply enter your details here before 7th August.

If you're looking for a last minute summer break then take a look at lastminute.com; they currently have a sale on offering you up to 40% off. This is only available until 10am on Monday 25th July and valid on dates of travel until 31st August. Happy holidaying!

This weekend at Tesco they are giving you double clubcard points on purchases in store, online and at their petrol filling stations, just to say thank you for shopping with them. It starts 15th July through to 18th July.

You can also get up to 20% off railcards just by using the code SUMMER. So if you're looking at getting out and about over the coming months then this could be a good thing to consider purchasing. You can get more information here but be quick the offer is only valid until 18th July.

That's it for this week, but I'll be back soon with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!


Sammy  x


PS. Look out for a special e-mail from me on Saturday. It something I've been nagging my publisher about for a long, long time and I was beginning to think it would never happen. But now he's finally agreed and I'll be able to send you details on Saturday. I really can't wait!




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