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.

Cruise the Med!

 

Last week was by far my best comping week in terms of numbers for a while. I won four prizes and actually scooped two in one day; now that has not happened in a long time! My wins include a DVD for the children, a DKNY beach towel, a t-shirt and a pair of sandals of my choice. All bar one were from comps on social media too which I had all but given up on...it just goes to show that giving up should not be allowed in this game! And although they are not high value items, they are all things that will get lots of use. I feel like I am really back into the swing of comping now and, buzzing from my wins, I'm raring to go this week too!

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Ice Lolly is giving away a seven-night Mediterranean fly cruise for two people. All you have to do is enter your details here before 23.59 on 6th July.

Dorset Cereals is giving you the chance to win one of three luxury hotel breaks in their monthly draw. You'll be treated to two nights in a plush bedroom, along with champagne and canapés on arrival, a three course dinner with wine on the first night, and a traditional full English breakfast on both mornings. Just submit your details here before 23.59 on 30th June.

The Evening Standard has a pair of tickets to see Will Young supported by Billy Ocean at Kew the Music on 13 July, plus a backstage meet and greet before the show. Enter here before 23.59 on 3rd July.

It's worth taking a look at Selfridge's website or heading on down to one of their stores. They currently have a sale on and seeing as they famously only do two a year you can bag yourself a pretty decent deal. Happy shopping!

Groupon has its great offer on Odeon cinema tickets again; buy two for a tenner or five for £20! Valid until 20 July on 2D films you can purchase them here and you can also see the full t&c's.

Halfords is offering its customers a free summer car check to help ensure your vehicle is ready for any long journeys you may take over the coming months. The check includes the battery, light bulbs, windscreen wipers, oil levels, screen wash levels and air conditioning. There is no need to book, just turn up and they even top up your screen wash for free too.

Stay lucky!

Sammy

 

 

 

Cruise the Med!

 

Last week was by far my best comping week in terms of numbers for a while. I won four prizes and actually scooped two in one day; now that has not happened in a long time! My wins include a DVD for the children, a DKNY beach towel, a t-shirt and a pair of sandals of my choice. All bar one were from comps on social media too which I had all but given up on...it just goes to show that giving up should not be allowed in this game! And although they are not high value items, they are all things that will get lots of use. I feel like I am really back into the swing of comping now and, buzzing from my wins, I'm raring to go this week too!

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Ice Lolly is giving away a seven-night Mediterranean fly cruise for two people. All you have to do is enter your details here before 23.59 on 6th July.

Dorset Cereals is giving you the chance to win one of three luxury hotel breaks in their monthly draw. You'll be treated to two nights in a plush bedroom, along with champagne and canapés on arrival, a three course dinner with wine on the first night, and a traditional full English breakfast on both mornings. Just submit your details here before 23.59 on 30th June.

The Evening Standard has a pair of tickets to see Will Young supported by Billy Ocean at Kew the Music on 13 July, plus a backstage meet and greet before the show. Enter here before 23.59 on 3rd July.

It's worth taking a look at Selfridge's website or heading on down to one of their stores. They currently have a sale on and seeing as they famously only do two a year you can bag yourself a pretty decent deal. Happy shopping!

Groupon has its great offer on Odeon cinema tickets again; buy two for a tenner or five for £20! Valid until 20 July on 2D films you can purchase them here and you can also see the full t&c's.

Halfords is offering its customers a free summer car check to help ensure your vehicle is ready for any long journeys you may take over the coming months. The check includes the battery, light bulbs, windscreen wipers, oil levels, screen wash levels and air conditioning. There is no need to book, just turn up and they even top up your screen wash for free too.

Stay lucky!

Sammy

 

 

 

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