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