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.

Till receipts – do you ever enter the surveys at the bottom?

I would be amazed to know of anyone that has ever won anything from entering the survey on the bottom of a till receipt. I looked into this a few years ago and a lot of these are quarterly draws which aren’t just nationwide but also international! So I’m thinking that we probably have more luck of winning the lottery! However I’d love to know what you all think about this and even if any of you have ever won; you can let me know on our Facebook post here .


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; English Wine Week which starts on 25th May through to 4th June, 27th May is the FA cup final at Wembley, National Biscuit Day falls on 29th May, National BBQ Week starts on 29th May and runs through until 4th June and 30th May is the late Spring Bank Holiday. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


There will be a new batch of social media comps added to the website tomorrow, so good luck if you are planning on entering those. I’m going to be super busy as I’m off on my hols Sunday so probably won’t have much time for comping! I’ll be back next Friday but as always will be contactable via our Facebook page internet signal permitting!


I’ll be around in the evening tomorrow though via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat. And don’t forget that with the bank holiday coming up your Monday update will be with you on Tuesday 30 May.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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