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 the ultimate ‘Royal’ treatment



Now if you fancy being treated like a King or Queen then this could be right up your street. St. Christopher’s Place, London (link 1) is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday in a very special way. Frederick Wimsett (renowned muralist, artist and designer) has created a bespoke portrait of Her Majesty that is sitting pride of place on the iconic purple wall in St. Christopher’s Place piazza.


And what you need to do is visit the mural, take a snap of it and then share using the hashtag #QueenofSCP on either Instagram or Twitter and you’ll be in with the chance of winning the ultimate Royal treatment (link 2). This prize could see you staying overnight at a St Christopher’s Place apartment, grabbing a £200 personal styling experience at Jigsaw, a pamper treatment at Groom beauty house and rounding it off with dinner at Côte Brasserie.


Your picture needs to be uploaded before 12th June so if you’re heading off into London in the next couple of weeks it could be worth taking a detour!


Good luck 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