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.




 Over the summer months if you happen to spot a great big red thing in the sky then grab your camera and take a pic!


Virgin Balloons has launched a Spot the Balloon Competition; and spotting one this season could net you your very own balloon ride for two.


If you are lucky enough to be able to grab a picture then try and keep it as original and creative as possible. Upload your photo to social media using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest with the hashtag #BalloonSpotter. Tag Virgin in the photo and be sure to write a short description of where you spotted it.


If you are not on social media you can email them via photos@virginballoonflights.co.uk with the above details.


Their favourite photos will be shared on social media with a winner being chosen at the end of November. And if you are the lucky person you’ll bag yourself a Sunrise Gift Package For Two – a hot air balloon ride for two people, plus their popular helium balloon in a box and a box of milk chocolate Champagne truffles.


More details and the full t&c’s can be found here – happy snapping!


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