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.

Win a pay packet worth a grand!

 

Last week I won a really cute little edie & rona set of a travel mug, some sticky notes and a pack of scented ice-cream erasers. I'm keeping the mug but wrapping up the other bits for Abigail's birthday in June. I've got a nice little stash of wins put by already for her birthday; including the full collection of David Walliam's books and a personalised story book. I think it's great that this hobby allows us to be able to gift prizes; and once I've got the kid's birthdays out of the way I will start to think about a Christmas box (eekk....I didn't really say that word!). I find it's a wonderful way to save money for birthdays and the month of December.
 
Now talking of money have you seen the comps listed on our website this week? You can win yourself a £1,000 personal shopping experience! Plus a whole host of other lovely prizes; including things like holidays, items for the home and garden and lots more wonderful goodies. And you know what they say - you've got to be in it to win it!
 
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; win a pay packet worth a grand! Budgens is offering you the chance to grab yourself a £1,000 Red Letter Day voucher - and they have four to give away. Simply enter your details here before 7th June to get your name in the draw - good luck!
 
It's getting to that time of year where people start to look forward to their summer hols and for anyone lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes take a look at this ; the Halifax Clarity credit card - it's the perfect travelling companion. You can use it worldwide with no fees and they are giving you £20 cashback on accounts opened by 3rd September (terms apply). And because there are no exchange fees you get pretty decent rates too!
 
However, if you're staying within the UK and driving to your holiday destination, check out Petrol Prices . You can search by postcode, town or city and they'll find the cheapest prices for that day in your area! You can also sign up here to receive fuel prices straight to your inbox.
 
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

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