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.

15 June - Get on TV and win yourself some cash!

It’s a busy few weeks in the Fairman household; Barnaby’s birthday was last Friday and we now have Abigail’s to look forward to on 27th. It does make it a rather expensive month so a cash win would be pretty great right now! So I’m making sure I am entering lots of cash comps! I have been lucky enough in the pass to win money from magazine comps and my highest amount was £500 through Chat. I have heard of other compers winning a lot more than that though and I’d love to hear from you guys as to whether any of you have been lucky enough to scoop some £££’s! You can let me know on our Facebook page here .


Now talking of winning cash, have any of you ever thought of applying for a game-show? They are a great way (if you can get on one) of winning money. I’ve done 3 so far and won 2, £17,000 on The Exit List which I did with a friend so we shared the winnings and £2,300 on Tipping Point. It was a real thrill to experience TV and win at the same time and you can read my guide here which has hints and tips for getting yourself 5 minutes of fame and possibly bagging yourself a decent prize too.


I’ve found some game-shows that are currently recruiting for contestants;


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; today is National Beer Day, 16th June is National Fudge Day and also the start of National Picnic Week (running until 25th June), 18th June is Father’s Day and also International Sushi Day, 19th June sees the start of British Flowers Week (running until 25th June), 20th June is the start of Royal Ascot (running until 24th June), 21st June is International Surfing Day, World Giraffe Day, International Yoga Day, World Music Day and Glastonbury starts too (running until 25th June). 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.


That’s a lot to get your teeth into this coming week and don’t forget there will be a new batch of comps added to the website tomorrow too!

Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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