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 family weekend in London with this week’s SP Xtra!


Wow, March is being super kind to me so far! To add to my list of wins for this month is a fab prize of a Clogau locket worth £249 and a signed Amy Boulden putter head cover for my golf clubs! When I have a good comping month it really spurs me on to enter as many competitions as I possibly can – and the more that are entered the bigger the chances of wins. And now that we’re adding 300 comps a week to Simply Prizes guaranteed, I have lots of choice! There was a bumper crop of competitions added to the site and I think my favourite two are for a beachfront break for two in Barcelona which closes on 29th March, and a wild night’s stay at the Eden Project in Cornwall which closes on 31st March. There are loads more comps like these over at Simply Prizes so make sure you don’t miss them!

Now I’ve also found a corker of a prize this week too to share with you all. How do you fancy a family weekend in London with a £250 spending spree? Well Monsoon is offering one lucky family just that. Staying at the Hilton London for two nights, you’ll be given £250 to splash out at Monsoon Children plus tickets for the London Eye and return rail travel. There are also three runner-up prizes of a £50 Monsoon voucher each. To enter simply submit your details herebefore 8pm on 9th April. Good luck!
With Easter on the way I don’t know about you but I’m starting to plan days out and things to do with the kids – I am pretty much their sole entertainer for two whole weeks! And Go-Ape has teamed up with some awesome pri-mates to give you the chance of making Easter even more special! Book with them between now and March 26th and you’ll be in with the chance of winning £1,000 worth of Micro Scooters. Not only that, but there are prizes up for grabs from Bill’s Restaurants and Gnaw Chocolate too. You can get more information here .
If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day and fancy going out for a bite to eat then take a look at Chef & Brewer; if you book with them for their Mother’s Day menu before midnight on Thursday you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £500 Forest Holiday! You can opt for two or three courses but if you dine after 7pm then you’ll get your third course free. You can find your local pub here .
I managed to pick up some bargains over the weekend in Next too – they’re currently running their sale. You can pick up items with a 50% discount or less. Head on down to your local store or shop online here .
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and chat.
That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Tuesday with some more great comps and special offers.

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