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.

Lap up two-nights of luxury with this week's star comp!


I hope everyone that celebrated Mother's Day had a good one; we enjoyed a very lazy Sunday here in the Fairman household and the younger two treated me to a new Pandora ring and the eldest a joint Mother's Day/Father's Day weekend away with the hubby for later in the year. So one very spoilt Mummy here! It's a very busy comping week now as we are heading into the last few days of March; there are always lots of end of month comps doing the rounds and they can take a while to get through so you may want to allow yourself some extra comping time over the next couple of days. My pick of the bunch this week's comps are £500 worth of gardening equipment which is always handy at this time of the year and a camera kit worth £599, great for those photo comp entries! 
Now I've also found a corker of a prize this week too to share with you all. Who fancies a luxury spa break? Of course you do! Coast Magazine is giving away two nights' dinner, bed and breakfast in an Ocean View room, with a 60-minute spa treatment per guest and a bottle of Camel Valley sparkling wine in your room on arrival at the iconic Headland Hotel in Cornwall. To get your name in the draw you need to answer the following question here before midnight on 28th April; which Cornish beach does The Headland hotel overlook? Suggested answer - Fistral Beach.
Café Rouge is giving you the chance to help them celebrate Poisson d'Avril - a day when children in France stick paper fish onto the backs of friends and family as an April fool's joke. So if you fancy some free ice-cream, print out your paper fish and attach it to the back of a waiter on Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd April. Make sure to shout Poisson d'Avril or April's Fool and you'll be rewarded with some free ice-cream! Not only that but to give us a helping hand during the Easter break Café Rouge are letting the kids eat free . Receive one free kid's meal with every adult main or set menu purchased from 3rd-17th April.
If you are part of the My Waitrose scheme and enjoy your free tea or coffee, from the 3rd April you won't just be able to go and grab your freebie. You will need to make a purchase first. There is no minimum spend and you only need to buy one item but there are some purchases that don't qualify such as tobacco and stamps. So be sure to check first.
A few weeks back I spoke about the McDonald's Monopoly competition starting again; it began on Wednesday and if you happen to be taking part then make sure to check all of your stickers - especially the online codes! These are the ones where you can bag yourself some instant cash! A lot of people will just throw these away but it's worth entering; it only takes a minute (I won a tenner last year). And there are two cash prizes to be won every minute ranging from £5 - £100. As this part of the comp is classed as a winning moment, think about when you enter your codes! Try not to enter at peak times, for example lunchtimes and evening meal times as lots of other people will be entering so your chances will be less. But if you're up early or even in the middle of the night try then, you will definitely have more chance of success!
As always keep an eye on my blog  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