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.

Tick tock, bling bling, jewel love this week's comps!
 
I've had no new wins here but I'm trying to stay organised and on top of my comping, so am hoping for a prize or two soon! Talking of prizes if you head on over to the Simply Prizes Facebook page you'll find a chance to win a £20 M&S voucher in a prize draw that is running until 5pm on Monday 3rd October. All you need to do is pop a comment onto the thread to be in with a chance. Good luck!
 
However in the meantime on to this week's comps!
 
Monica Vinader has the chance for you to win either a Jenny Walton exclusive illustration or £2,500 to spend on Monica Vinader jewellery. Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 11th October.
 
Square Mile has a Shinola watch worth £475 up for grabs. Answer the following questionhere before 15th October; in what city is Shinola based? Suggested answer - Detroit.
 
Online Golf is giving away two TomTom Golfer 2 GPS watches. Submit your details herebefore midnight on 3rd October.
 
If you have your sights set on a new iPhone 7 then take a look at Three's flexible finance plan. If you sign up to a 12 month Three sim only contract then you can opt into their interest free payment scheme and grab yourself a brand new phone (subject to t&c's). Further details and how to apply online can be found here.
 
Recently seen in the press and on TV, Yahoo admitted to being hacked back in late 2014 and are advising users to change their passwords. If like me you use Yahoo mail (which is the email account I use for my comping) then it is worth reading this; a statement released by Yahoo advising users what to do regarding the security breach.
 
Vision Express is offering free eye tests (worth up to £25) via an online voucher. The voucher and booking confirmation will be emailed to you once you have successfully requested an appointment. However, you'll need to be quick to redeem this offer as it is only available until 23.59 on 30th September although you'll be able to book an appointment until to 31st October. Remember to take the voucher with you to your appointment too in order to claim your free test.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.
 
That's it for this week, but I'll be back next Wednesday 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