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.

Blog giveaways – what are your views?

I won a really cute little edie & rona set last week from a blog giveaway. I don’t normally win from those, and in all honesty often avoid them because there can be so many entry methods, that it puts me off! You know what I mean….1 entry via Facebook, 1 via Twitter, retweet daily, leave a blog comment etc etc. And sometimes I’ve seen ones where you can earn up to 50 entries! So I tend to only enter for stuff I really want on the blog comps. How about you guys? I’d be interested to know whether you get put off by the amount of entries that some blog giveaways require. You can let me know on our Facebook post here .

 Sammy prize win

So this week’s awareness days where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; 18th May – International Museum Day, 19th May – Great British Fish and Chip Supper, 22nd May – World Goth Day, 23rd May – World Turtle Day and then from 23rd-27th of this month is the Chelsea Flower show (there are always plenty of comps alongside this, and there are still ones out there to win tickets too!). As always the best way to search for any comps is to use hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


Keep an eye out tomorrow on here for the new update of Freebie Friday comps; good luck if you’re planning on entering any. Keep an eye on the closing time of these as although they are predominately daily comps I’ve noticed lately that quite a few run into the weekend now. So if you’re at work in the day and don’t get time there will still be plenty that you can enter once you’re home for the evening.


As always I’m around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


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