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 nearly Freebie Friday time!

Now the children have been back to school for well over a week it feels like the summer is almost a distant memory. There is definitely more of a nip in the air in the mornings, though I actually quite like the freshness of autumn and there are always lots of new comps doing the rounds. You’ll start to find companies offering some fantastic promotions in the build up to Christmas, and if you like the creative ones there will be plenty of them to celebrate Halloween and the festive season. I’ve already started to see a few for Christmas and although that may seem early it’s great to start entering ones that offer things like party nights. You’ll go down a storm if you win prizes like that for friends and work colleagues!


You’ll remember prior to the summer hols me mentioning ‘awareness days’ and including a selection for the following week. Well now the little darlings are back into their new term and we’re not featuring the comps for them, I’ll start to share some with you again! So onto this week’s special days where you might find promoters running accompanying competitions. Today is National Quiet Day and also Everywoman Day, 15th is International Day of Democracy 2017, International Dot Day 2017 and Great British Beach Clean, 16th is National Teaching Assistant Day, Play Doh Day, International Read an E-book Day and the start of National Eczema Week, 17th is Wife Appreciation Day (what a great idea!), 18th is the start of National Cupcake Week and 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. The best way to search for any comps is by using a hashtag before the named day across social media.


Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. I’ll be around in the evening on the Facebook page  if anyone fancies a comping chat! Good luck with the Freebie Friday comps.


Have a great weekend.

Sammy x