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 family weekend in London with this week’s SP Xtra!

 

Wow, March is being super kind to me so far! To add to my list of wins for this month is a fab prize of a Clogau locket worth £249 and a signed Amy Boulden putter head cover for my golf clubs! When I have a good comping month it really spurs me on to enter as many competitions as I possibly can – and the more that are entered the bigger the chances of wins. And now that we’re adding 300 comps a week to Simply Prizes guaranteed, I have lots of choice! There was a bumper crop of competitions added to the site and I think my favourite two are for a beachfront break for two in Barcelona which closes on 29th March, and a wild night’s stay at the Eden Project in Cornwall which closes on 31st March. There are loads more comps like these over at Simply Prizes so make sure you don’t miss them!

 
Now I’ve also found a corker of a prize this week too to share with you all. How do you fancy a family weekend in London with a £250 spending spree? Well Monsoon is offering one lucky family just that. Staying at the Hilton London for two nights, you’ll be given £250 to splash out at Monsoon Children plus tickets for the London Eye and return rail travel. There are also three runner-up prizes of a £50 Monsoon voucher each. To enter simply submit your details herebefore 8pm on 9th April. Good luck!
 
With Easter on the way I don’t know about you but I’m starting to plan days out and things to do with the kids – I am pretty much their sole entertainer for two whole weeks! And Go-Ape has teamed up with some awesome pri-mates to give you the chance of making Easter even more special! Book with them between now and March 26th and you’ll be in with the chance of winning £1,000 worth of Micro Scooters. Not only that, but there are prizes up for grabs from Bill’s Restaurants and Gnaw Chocolate too. You can get more information here .
 
If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day and fancy going out for a bite to eat then take a look at Chef & Brewer; if you book with them for their Mother’s Day menu before midnight on Thursday you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £500 Forest Holiday! You can opt for two or three courses but if you dine after 7pm then you’ll get your third course free. You can find your local pub here .
 
I managed to pick up some bargains over the weekend in Next too – they’re currently running their sale. You can pick up items with a 50% discount or less. Head on down to your local store or shop online here .
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and chat.
 
That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Tuesday with some more great comps and special offers.
 

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