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.

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That's it - the kids have broken up so there'll be no peace now for over six weeks! Actually though I'm looking forward to some days out with them and having fun at local places. And with that in mind I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any local competitions that might help me amuse the children. We've not got a holiday booked yet, I've decided to do something completely out of character and see if I can bag a last minute deal. And if not, then a staycation will be happening! So to win some tickets for days out would be a real treat!
Now talking of treats, take a look at this belter of a comp I've found for you this week; how do you fancy a stay at a French chateau worth £2,500? Yes? Of course you do! Family Traveller is offering one lucky family four-night's accommodation in a two-bed property with a pool, breakfast and flights to get you there. Just answer some simple questions here with your details before midnight on 10th August! Bon chance!
As a comper it can be easy to fall into the 'dodgy' camp! A watchdog has revealed how it is looking into a premium rate texting campaign, where people have reported being charged fees even though many never opted into it. Back in June reporters said that they had received a text message stating 'U have subscribed to Comp House competition for £4.50 per month until you send stop to 82225'. Another message was sent shortly after with a link in it and then a third message was sent saying they had been charged £1.50. You can read the full story here . Unfortunately things like this can give comping a bad name. Luckily with our competition service Simply Prizes you can rest assured that we never list 'trick competitions' and all of the promotions listed on our website are fully vetted by our team. And if you head on over there now you'll find a whole host of lovely 'legit' competitions just waiting to be entered....and won!
Hollywood Bowl is offering a free ice lolly for kids (under 16) who bowl on a Monday throughout the summer hols. On top of that they have a competition running where you can win a trip to Hollywood and also family bowling for a year! Take a look here for more information and the t&c's!
Also on Monday's until 28th August Krispy Kreme has buy one get one free on their milkshakes. You can get your voucher here .
Ikea has lots of fun activities during the summer holidays every day until 3rd September for children to get involved in. From face-painting to crafting to treasure hunts! Check out your local store here and click on events for details.
Also 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.

Good luck and happy comping!

Sammy x