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.

30TH MAY - Fancy £1,000 worth of Ocado vouchers?

 

Most of you will know I am currently enjoying a holiday from a prize I won a while back. It was a photo comp where you needed to submit a picture of a fun time on holiday. I love photograph competitions as I always take loads on my phone when I am out and about with the kids, so I usually have a great stock of ones to choose from for entries. If you fancy taking a nose check out our Facebook page as I have popped some pics on of the lodge on there.
 
Also don't forget to head over to our website now as you'll find your usual Monday update competitions have just been added (because of the bank holiday!), plus you'll have your social media update tomorrow and Friday. You'll find a whole host of lovely goodies up for grabs; including things like holidays, items for the home and garden plus lots more! I'm having a break from the comps this week but am sending you all lots of luck if you're planning on entering them.
 
Now take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; Emerald Street has £1,000 worth of Ocado vouchers plus a signed copy of the book A Year of Beautiful Eating by Madeline Shaw up for grabs. Just answer the following question here before 7th June to be in with a chance; what is the name of Madeline Shaw's new book? Suggested answer - A Year of Beautiful Eating.
 
With the general election literally just around the corner check out your local council to see if you can help; it's a great way of earning some extra cash and doing your bit! Councils will need poll clerks, counting assistants and runners in order to make the day run as smoothly as possible. Some councils use their own staff but others recruit and there may still be some vacancies. You can find your local council details here via the Government website.
 
As we head further into the summer you'll probably be spending a lot more time outdoors. My daughter loves going on bike rides but the more she uses her bike the more I need to make sure it's safe for use. Halfords offer free bike checks where one of their trained bike mechanics give your bike the once over and makes sure it is good to go. You don't even need to book - you just turn up with your bike.
 
Also be sure to head on over to our Facebook page where you will find a selection of competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.

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