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 wonderful Alice in Wonderland Adventure!

 

I hope everyone had a great Easter bank holiday; a four-day weekend is always nice! We had friends to stay so the kids were shipped off to Grandma and Granddad's to be spoilt whilst my mates helped me drink the case of wine (not quite all of it!) I won a few weeks back on Instagram! But now that the short break is over and with the children back to school today, I'm planning on getting back into my comping routine and hopefully blitzing the last of April with a load of entries. I'm always eager and raring to go after a school holiday as my hobby takes a back seat when the kids are off and I find having the break gives me a renewed enthusiasm to get going again!
 
Now if you head on over to our competitions section you'll find your brand new competition update, with 150 top prizes to be won. With everything from a luxury break in beautiful Tenerife to a brand new caravan styled by Joules, worth a whopping £20,000, you're bound to find your perfect prize!
 
And if that wasn't enough to whet your appetite I've found some great extra comps to share with you too.
 
The Daily Star has a PlayStation VR worth £349 up for grabs. Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 2nd May.
 
Racing Breaks are offering you the chance to win the ultimate racing experience which includes two tickets to Saturday and Sunday of the Guineas at Newmarket, accommodation for at The Bell Inn for two-nights, dinner at Frankie Dettori's favourite pub the Packhorse Inn, an exclusive chance to meet Frankie at the races on Saturday and Sunday morning to hear about the day ahead, tickets to the new Horse Racing museum in Newmarket to see Frankie's exhibition, courtesy of Discover Newmarket and tickets to the National Stud tour to learn about the breeding side of racing. Simply enter your details here before 30th April.
 
Visit London is giving you the opportunity to experience a Peppa Pig inspired weekend including train tickets to London, a one-night stay at Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel for a family of four, a KidZania family ticket, a SEA LIFE London Aquarium family ticket, a Big Bus Tour family ticket, a family ticket to Tower Bridge Exhibition, a family ticket to Houses of Parliament and four tickets to Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park in Southampton. To enter register/log in here and click the red 'enter now' button before 30th April.
 
Bloom and Wild has a hotel stay and two premium tickets to Alice's Adventures Underground; premium tickets include a delicious tea party cocktail, an Alice programme, one of the Queen's edible treats and a refreshing after show cocktail in The Wonderland Bar. Simply submit your details here before 15th May.
 
Make sure to check out our Facebook page for more competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and chat.

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