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.

Week five – summer holiday kid’s comps!

We’re on to the final countdown now – we are off on our hols tomorrow! So next week’s blog will come to you from sunny (hopefully) Suffolk! We have a lovely lodge booked for the week and a sneaky hotel stay for tomorrow night just as an extra treat. So next week is comp free for me. Although I will try and stay on top of my emails otherwise I will come home to thousands! I’ll keep you all updated on our Facebook page if you fancy having a nose at some of my pics.


But for those of you still needing to amuse the kids, here are a couple more comps for them to get stuck into. And if you missed last week’s newsletter you can check it out here where you will find more for the kids to enter.


Create a lab out of Lego to be in with the chance of bagging £150 of Lego vouchers. There are three age brackets for this one; level 1 – 10 years old and younger, level 2 – Ages 11-16 and level 3 – Over 16s. The competition closes on 1st September with the winners being announced on 15th September. Full details and all the info on how to enter can be found here .


Children between the ages of 5 – 11 years are invited to write a bedtime story. It needs to be 200 – 800 words long and based on the subject of friendship. Entries must be submitted by 23.59 on 2nd October and there will be a winner in each of the 3 age categories and they will receive £250 of books from Book People for themselves and for their schools.


Have fun with these ones and I’ll include some more next week! And for the rest of you keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. Also I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page (Wi-Fi/internet access permitting) if anyone fancies a comping chat.


Have a great weekend.


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