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.

Ready, set...catch!

Back in July I mentioned Ripleys Believe It or Not were running a competition in conjunction with Pokémon Go; and if like my 9 year old son you’re slightly addicted I’ve found some more comps especially for you Pokémon players!

 

Diggerland – win a family annual pass – closes midnight on August 31st unless a winner is announced (so keep an eye on the Diggerland blog for this one)

 

Nisa Locally – win a one year National Trust Family Pass – closes August 30th

 

Whittard of Chelsea – win a set of 2 Red Pao Infuser Mugs – closes 4pm on August 31st 

 

Costa Coffee – rewards for players (they don’t say what), but they posted this status on their Facebook page.

 

Thames Clippers – spot prizes of River Roamer tickets – closes August 31st 

 

If I spot anymore I’ll update them here on the blog!

 

Go catch ‘em!

 

Good luck!

 

Sammy x

 

Win your way to a year full of days out!

I’m in Bristol today with the family; the kids and I have snuck along on the hubby’s business trip so while he is sweating it out in a suit, we’re planning on sunning it beside the waterfront Pokémon catching! So although no comping is taking place some lovely quality family time is which is just great!

 

But for all of you still comping your hearts out, take a look at my picks for this week; good luck!

 

Icelolly.com is giving away a break to Ibiza plus an activity of your choice and £200 worth of clothes too. Simply watch the video, state what activity you would most like to win and fill in your details here before 23.59 on 29th August.

 

Cottage Holidays has a family Merlin pass worth £600 up for grabs! Just watch the video, state where the silver teapot is hiding (I think it is Barn Drift, Norfolk) and enter your details here before 23.59 on 2nd September.

 

Florette Salad is giving you the chance to win £750 worth of holiday vouchers. There are also runner-up prizes of aprons, bags and Florette vouchers too. Simply submit your details here before midday on 31st August.

 

If you are yet to head off anywhere this summer and are waiting for the August rush to end then Virgin Trains nifty 50% seat sale could be just for you! There are 500,000 seats available and it ends tomorrow at midnight so be quick! The offer is valid for travel between 5th September and 4th November excluding the dates of 21st – 30th October. Take a look here for availability and to book.

 

The ASA and RNLI run something called Swim Safe; it is a programme of outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for all 7-14 year olds at beaches and lakes across various UK locations. And best of all it is free! I’ve only just heard about this but it’s still running with places available; you can find out more here.

 

And if that gets you in the active mood then check out Park Run who organise free, weekly timed runs. They encourage people of all abilities to take part so even if you are just starting out or are super fit they welcome you all.

 

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