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.

This week’s pick of the gameshows!



I’ve been hearing from a few of you that would love to give a gameshow a try. You’ll be able to find my guide to applying for shows here and I’ve included my pick of the bunch for this week – Good luck!


  • You’re back in the room hosted by Phillip Schofield is looking for contestants where you will compete against five strangers to win a cash prize. You can apply here or obtain the email or postal address here. Last date for applications is 30th November.
  • Hive Minds on BBC4 is looking for contestants of either individual players or teams of up to three. You can apply via Beonscreen (you’ll need to set up an account which is free) up until 20th December.
  • Do you love to sing in the car? A brand new TV show is looking for contestants who will be able to win prizes by simply singing their heart out. Applications via Beonscreen until 15th January 2016. 


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