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.

April's Comping Calendar


I can’t quite believe that we are almost at the end of another month! Good bye March, hello April. However; I am actually quite sad to be seeing the back of March – it’s been a spectacular comping month for me with my winnings topping £500. And yesterday more goodies arrived, no idea where from, but a lovely way to round of the prizes.

Sammy's rugby win


But, onwards we go, and I have my fingers crossed that the next month is going to be a lucky one for us all too. At the end of each month I always supply you with a list of ‘dates’; themed days that promoters might run comps alongside. Most will be run across social media and the best way to hunt them down will be using a hashtag before the named day in the search bar of whatever site you are on.


1st – April’s Fool’s Day

2nd – International Children’s Book Day

3rd – World Party Day

4th – Cordon Bleu Day

4th – National School Librarian Day

5th – National Walking Day

6th – National Tartan Day

7th – National No Housework Day – yay!

7th – National Beer Day

9th – National Winston Churchill Day

10th – National Farm Animals Day

10th – National Sibling’s Day

10th – National Library Week

11th – National Pet Day

11th – National Gardening Week

12th – Liquorice Day

13th – National Scrabble Day

14th – Good Friday

16th – Easter Sunday

17th - World Malbec Day

17th – World Baking Day

18th – 24th International Dining Week

22nd – Earth Day

24th – National Stationary Week

27th – World Stationary Day

29th – World Wish Day


These should keep you going through the month and some will require your creative skills – such as Easter! And it’s always good to try and prepare in advance so time to get painting those eggs!


Don’t forget I am around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy a comping chat!


Enjoy your Freebie Friday tomorrow (look out for the update of comps!) and have a great weekend!


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