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.

Kick-start your new comping month here!
 
With the start of a new month and the hubby away on business for a few weeks (yet again!) I'm planning on trying to enter as many comps as I can for October. September proved to be a bit of a non-starter for me so I really need to up my game! I also think about wish-lists at the start of each new month so that I have something to aim towards for any possible wins. Apart from trying to win the hubby a new job (I mean can you even do that??) I'm hoping to bulk out my Christmas box so will be looking for comps with prizes such as toys, books, beauty and electrical items; anything that would make a decent Christmas present really.
 
However in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
 
Mumsnet has £200 worth of John Lewis vouchers up for grabs. Sign in/register here and answer the following question before 31st October; what can Metanium Everyday help you to prevent? Suggested answer - Nappy rash.
 
Caboodle from National Book Tokens is giving away a selection of Winnie the Pooh books, a £90 National Book Token and a Fortnum & Mason hamper. Just enter your details herebefore 27th October.
 
Beauty Bible is offering three people the chance to win a gorgeous set of natural body care products from Odylique worth £120 each. Simply submit your details here before 7am on 26th October.
 
If you or someone you know is jetting off to sunnier climes and flying with Monarch you may have seen in the news all of the speculation surrounding their future. If anything does go wrong with them you should be protected by ATOL; for your reference you can get full information on your rights and what to do here.
 
Keep an eye on the Boots website or your local store as they have launched their Boots Star Gift Xmas promo; at the moment you can grab Smashbox 'Studio Best Sellers' kit for £30 (if you were to buy the items separately you'd be looking at forking out over £70!). The offer is available until 23.59 on 6th October, after which a different gift product will be on offer.

 

Good luck!

 

Sammy x

 

Tuesday Talk! (And a little prize draw!)

 

There are always hundreds of EOM (end of month) comps doing the rounds and I just wondered how many of you managed to be organised enough to do them? Every month I tell myself to start entering them in the middle of the month by doing a few each day so I’m not so inundated on the last day, but I never do! So tonight I’ll be settling down as early as I can and ploughing my way through as many as I can. (Vowing to myself that things will be different next month, ha ha!)

 

I tend to be quite organised with my comping routine but the EOM stuff just beats me every time. My main comping time is in the evenings but I do try and sneak some dailies in through the day if I can. I concentrate on staying a few days ahead of the closing dates so I can have an evening off every weekend and I keep a spreadsheet of wins to track prizes.

 

So, how do you organise your comping? I’d love to hear from you and I’d like to post the best tips on our Facebook page to help other compers get their game into gear! So you can either post on our wall  or email me at: info@oxonpress.co.uk. And at the end of the month I’ll choose my favourite to win a little something.

 

Chat soon!

 

Sammy x