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.

Win a pay packet worth a grand!


Last week I won a really cute little edie & rona set of a travel mug, some sticky notes and a pack of scented ice-cream erasers. I'm keeping the mug but wrapping up the other bits for Abigail's birthday in June. I've got a nice little stash of wins put by already for her birthday; including the full collection of David Walliam's books and a personalised story book. I think it's great that this hobby allows us to be able to gift prizes; and once I've got the kid's birthdays out of the way I will start to think about a Christmas box (eekk....I didn't really say that word!). I find it's a wonderful way to save money for birthdays and the month of December.
Now talking of money have you seen the comps listed on our website this week? You can win yourself a £1,000 personal shopping experience! Plus a whole host of other lovely prizes; including things like holidays, items for the home and garden and lots more wonderful goodies. And you know what they say - you've got to be in it to win it!
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; win a pay packet worth a grand! Budgens is offering you the chance to grab yourself a £1,000 Red Letter Day voucher - and they have four to give away. Simply enter your details here before 7th June to get your name in the draw - good luck!
It's getting to that time of year where people start to look forward to their summer hols and for anyone lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes take a look at this ; the Halifax Clarity credit card - it's the perfect travelling companion. You can use it worldwide with no fees and they are giving you £20 cashback on accounts opened by 3rd September (terms apply). And because there are no exchange fees you get pretty decent rates too!
However, if you're staying within the UK and driving to your holiday destination, check out Petrol Prices . You can search by postcode, town or city and they'll find the cheapest prices for that day in your area! You can also sign up here to receive fuel prices straight to your inbox.
Also be sure to head on over to our Facebook page where you will find a selection of competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.

Good luck and happy comping! 

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