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.

March's Comping Calendar


As we head into a new month tomorrow I’ve found some dates to bookmark, themed days that promoters may run comps alongside. Most of these will be run across social media and the best way to search for them will be using a hashtag before the named day in the search bar.


  • 1st March – National Bed Month.
  • 1st March – Dole More Fruit Month
  • 1st March – Women’s History Month.
  • 1st March – World Compliment Day
  • 1st March – Time for a Cuppa!
  • 1st March – St David’s Day
  • 2nd March – World Book Day
  • 2nd March – National Old Stuff Day
  • 3rd March – World Wildlife Day
  • 5th March – St Piran’s Day
  • 6th March – National Apprenticeships Week (6th-10th)
  • 6th March – British Pie Week (6th-12th)
  • 6th March – National Conversation Week (6th-12th)
  • 8th March – International Women’s Day
  • 8th March – National No Smoking Day
  • 9th March – Crufts
  • 10th March – British Science Week (10th-19th)
  • 11th March – National Singles Day
  • 13th March – Nutrition and Hydration Week (13th-19th)
  • 13th March – National Butchers Week (13th-19th)
  • 17th March – St Patrick’s Day (and my birthday!)
  • 19th March – National Poultry Day
  • 20th March – International Day of Happiness
  • 20th March – World Oral Health Day
  • 20th March – The Big Pedal (scootering and cycling challenge)
  • 20th March – First Day of spring!
  • 21st March – International Day of Forests
  • 22nd March – World Water Day
  • 23rd March – World Meteorological Day
  • 24th March – Red Nose Day
  • 25th March – English Tourism Week (25th-2nd April)
  • 26th March – Mother’s Day
  • 31st March – Wear a Hat Day
  • 31st March – NSPCC Big Board Game Day


Keep an eye on the blog towards the end of March and I’ll find some themes for April!


Good luck!


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