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.

Less than 100 days to go...!

With less than 100 days to go until Christmas I am planning on ramping up my comping in preparation for winning Xmas presents. So, I am on the lookout for an Xbox for my son and a mobile phone for my daughter. I also enter for toys and beauty products too as these always make nice gifts for friends and family members. I did win a turkey one year; which was a great help towards the dinner and you will often see promoters offering you the chance to win your Christmas dinner or even your whole Christmas. A friend of mine once won her ‘Christmas’ through a big national shop and ended up receiving everything she needed for the big day. A prize worth over £6,000, and one she will always remember!


Now onto a selection of this week’s special awareness days where you might find promoters running accompanying competitions. Today is National Poetry Day and drink beer day, tomorrow is World Heart Day and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, 30th September is National Sporting Heritage Day, 1st October is the Start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, International Walk to School Month, National Home Security Month, National Cholesterol Month and International School Library Month, plus 1st October is The Big Draw, International Coffee Day and World Vegetarian Day, 2nd October is the start of Promotional Product Week, National Work Life Week, Humphrey’s Pyjama Week and World Farm Animals Day and 4th October is the start of World Space Week and World Animal Day. The best way to search for any comps is by using a hashtag before the named day across social media.


Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. I’ll be around in the evening on the Facebook page if anyone fancies a comping chat! Good luck with the Freebie Friday comps.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x