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 Aug) Once upon a time

I know from speaking to a few of you on our Facebook page that some of the younger members of your households may well have gone back to school already but for those of you that still have the kids ruling the roost (mine included – who don’t go back until 7th September!!) take a look at this comp.


Joules has created a storybook competition which is open to children of all ages and has a star prize of a micro scooter, a puffin book collection, £1,000 joules gift card and a printed storybook. Not only that but ten runners-up will each receive a micro scooter, £100 joules gift card and a printed story book.


They are looking for interesting and creative stories (as stated in the t&c’s) so allow the kid’s imaginations to run wild! There is a video tutorial too should help be needed.


You can get creating here and you have until 23.59 on 11th September to submit your entry.


Good luck! The End!


Sammy x


(30 AUG) Jet off to Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Toronto or Thailand!
As most of you know I'm currently on holiday cruising around the Med; we've been having a blast and have literally been treated like royalty. I actually don't want to come home, but unless I win the lottery whilst I'm here I'll be back to reality soon! And although I don't want my break to end, I am secretly looking forward to getting back into comping; I'm always the same when I've had a spell of not doing any. So September will be a lovely fresh start, kids are back to school and I'm back into my routine; bring on the wins!!
However for all of you back in the UK edging to get stuck into some good comps I've found some belters for you this week - another bumper edition so good luck!
The Evening Standard is giving you the chance to win a trip to Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Toronto or Thailand! Simply enter your details here before 23rd September.
Sainsbury's Magazine has Abba Classics tickets and an overnight stay at The Cavendish London up for grabs. Submit your details here before 23.59 on 12th September.
Women and Golf is offering one lucky person a Daily Sports outfit worth £500. Answer the following question here before 16th September; what is the colour that is harmonised with plum in the new autumn/winter collection? Answer - C) Grey.
They also have a spa break for two up for grabs. Enter your details here before 16th September.
Period Ideas has a bed, headboard and mattress worth a whopping £2,600 to give away to one lucky person. Just answer the following question here before 9th September; Hypnos is based in which county? Answer - Buckinghamshire.
Win the ultimate camping set up from Coleman. Simply submit your details here before 13th September.
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.

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