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.

Tuesday Talk!

How was Blue Monday for you? I found it pretty exciting as there were plenty of extra competitions around, all restricted to entering on Monday only! This led me to think that as a comper it would be a pretty good idea to have a comping calendar; one where we can make a note of days that have a theme. Just like #bluemonday – promoters often run competitions that incorporate a theme into it, so I thought I’d kick start this for you and give you a little heads up to some ‘days’ that are coming up!


  • 18th January – National Winnie the Pooh day.
  • 19th January – National Popcorn Day! Not too sure if this will attract many comps but there might be a few foodie ones out there for us!
  • 20th January – National Cheese Lover’s Day. Check out the cheese companies on social media for themed giveaways.
  • 21st January – International sweat pants day….hmmm…again not sure if this will attract much but could definitely be worth searching for the hashtag across social media and see if it brings anything up!
  • 21st January – Also on this day you have National Hug Day.
  • 23rd January – National Pie Day. Could be a few meat pies given away on this day!
  • 25th January – Burns Night. Keep an eye out for Scottish themed comps.
  • 26th January – Australia Day. Could be worth searching for comps themed to this.
  • 28th January – Chinese New Year. This could be a pretty big one and you never know you might even see comps for trips to China!
  • 28th January – 3rd February – This is National Story Telling Week so there should be lots of literary comps doing the rounds!


As a tip I would suggest keeping an eye on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as the themed comps are mainly run there. Stick a hashtag before the named day in the search bar – and away you go!


Keep an eye on the blog towards the end of January and I’ll find some themes for February! There is a pretty big one for the 14th as we all know – nudge, nudge, wink, wink!


Sammy x