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.

Who said summer is over? It's time to dust off those flip-flops!

I've finally had a winning email for October!! Yay! A runner up prize through an Argos comp which gives me £100 worth of vouchers! And what with the expensive month of December looming, that will go straight in my Christmas box. Don't forget that you can let me know about any wins you have, and if you are featured on our Simply Prizes letters page you'll bag yourself a tenner. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full contact details.

However, onto this week's competitions and with the colder weather on its way I've found some prizes that will warm you up - good luck all!

Lakeland are offering you the chance to win a Cuisinart soup maker; simply share your favourite flavour soup with them and enter your details here before 6th November.

The Mail Online is giving away a 14-night family break to Florida which includes return economy flights for two adults and two children, accommodation, 15-days' car hire, plus access to some of Florida's top theme parks. So, dust off those flip flops and get your entries in here before 20th November.

Your Home Magazine has a Hypnos wool bedding bundle worth £365 up for grabs. Submit your details here before 3rd November.

Toys R Us has a Christmas payment plan where you can spread out the cost of expensive toys in the lead up to the festive season. Shop till you drop and pay just a 20% deposit and then collect your items once you've paid the final balance. There is no interest to pay, just a £5 admin fee. You can get more information here.

The Entertainer has its buy one toy and get another for 1p sale back! Its due to end on Christmas Eve and items up to £64.99 are included in the promotion. You can browse the toys here and they offer free delivery on orders over £40 or free click and collect within 30 minutes of ordering!

I spotted this the other day when my daughter got a puncture; National Tyres and Autocare centres are offering a free puncture repair (worth over £8) - a charge will still be made for valve and balance but you can grab a bit of a saving with this promotion. Terms and conditions apply and it is valid until 31st December 2016. You can get more information and the voucher here.

If you are fed up with cooking this half term and fancy a change then head on over to your local Hungry Horse pub where up until 30th October you can treat the family for just £15 (2 pub classics/pub favourites, 2 kids' meals and an ultimate BIG Candymania to share). No voucher needed and drinks not included.




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