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.

Starting that Christmas box!

It’s been a busy week in the Fairman house and I’ve not had overly much time for comping; squeezing it in here and there where I can. But as the kids are nearing the end of term, school becomes extremely busy with things like sports day and meeting new teachers. I did however have some lovely prizes arrive; a gorgeous lace dress with a hefty price tag of £150 (which I knew about) and some very girly crafting bits (that I didn’t know about) which I am putting by in my Christmas box for Abigail. I always like to start my Christmas box around this time of the year, so things I win that are suitable for friends and family go in there for pressies! It saves money and I love having a sort through at the start of December deciding who gets what.


Now, onto this week’s variety of awareness days, where you might find promoters running accompanying comps; today is Embrace Your Geekness Day, 14th July needs you to don your beret as it is Bastille Day, 16th July is The British Grand Prix, 17th is World Emoji Day and the 19th is Ice Cream Day. 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.


I’m off to London on Saturday for a sneaky hotel stay and a visit to The Shard where I will be partaking in a glass of champers. Look out for some pics on the Simply Prizes Facebook page . I’ll be back Sunday to catch up on my comping and emails. Have a good one and enjoy the brand new comp update tomorrow.


Have a great weekend.


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