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!


 For any of you interested in trying your luck on a gameshow then take a look at my guide to applying for shows here and I’ve included my pick of the bunch for this week – Good luck!

  • Families wanted for the BBC’s Lottery show – 5 Star Family Reunion. If your family live in both the UK and America, Jamaica, New Zealand, Canada, India or Australia, and you want to be in with a chance of winning an amazing holiday and cash jackpot, then apply to take part now. Closing date for applications is 19th February 2016. You will need a Lost in TV account; this is free to join.
  • Bill Turnbull is presenting a brand new BBC quiz show where individuals battle it out with help from a panel of the Great British public. The two highest scorers face off in a head-to-head final with the winner walking away with a cash prize. Apply here by 20th January.
  • And finally if you are a bit of a culinary expert then The Great British Bake Off 2016 is now open for applications. You can get more information here and applications must be received by 10th 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