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 dreamcation to Cornwall!


All this week it's National Stationery Week, so keep an eye out on social media for any themed comps that promoters might run alongside this. It's ongoing until Sunday so there is plenty of time to get in on the action. Using the hashtag #nationalstationeryweek will help search out any current comps. I am a bit of a stationery geek to be honest so I'm looking forward to entering some comps for this! From 28th-30th there is also the Tour de Yorkshire; so if you are local to the area you may well find some competitions running with this theme too! And to top this week off nicely we have another bank holiday to look forward to which usually also brings a host of different comps our way.
Now if you head on over to our Simply Prizes website you will find a selection of great competitions to get stuck into! My favourites of the moment are an indulgent mini-break to Paris with a year's supply of coffee thrown in and a London hotel break with a rather nice £1,500 to spend!
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all; a three-night stay at in the family friendly 'Stargazers' house for up to 10 people at St Mawes Retreats in Cornwall. Just enter your details here before midnight on 5th May to get your name in the draw.
If like me you're partial to a Krispy Kreme doughnut or two then you may want to check this out; Krispy Kreme are giving people the chance to play their giant slot machine with the chance to win some yummy prizes. There are a whole host of different goodies to be won across each location visited; such as Hershey's chocolate bars, doughnuts, t-shirts, vouchers and one person will even win a year's supply of doughnuts! All you need to do is visit the slot machine at any of the following locations and chance your luck!
  • INTU Norwich - Wednesday 26th April
  • INTU Bristol Cribbs Causeway - Wednesday 3rd May
  • Birmingham New St. Station - Wednesday 10th May
  • INTU Manchester Arndale - Wednesday 24th May
  • Leeds Station - Wednesday 31st May
  • INTU Gateshead - Wednesday 7th June
  • INTU Braehead - Tuesday 13th June
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - Thursday 15th June
  • Bluewater Shopping Centre - Wednesday 21st June
The Sun is offering two free tickets to Thorpe Park; just collect 10 tokens from the newspaper from now through to 9th May, complete the booking form which you can get from the newspaper or download here and post off. I did this with their Chessington offer and then by using my Tesco clubcard for the kids I've managed to get a completely free day out at a theme park, saving myself almost £200 (if I were to buy on the gate)! You will need to select different date bands in preferential order and it is first come, first serve so my advice is to get it posted off as soon as you can. Although I didn't get a school holiday date I did get a weekend day which I was more than happy with. You can get more info here about the Sun's superdays.
Be sure to head on over to our Facebook page where you will find a selection of competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.
As always keep an eye on my blog over at Simply Prizes for more competition news and chat.

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