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.

1 June - My winning holiday is coming to an end

I’ve had a lovely week away at Wolds Edge near York. It was a winning holiday and we’ve stayed in a beautiful lodge. Check out our Facebook page if you fancy having a nose at the pics I’ve stuck on. But we’re on our way home tomorrow and normality will return on Monday once the kids and hubby head on back to school and work. I’ve taken lots of photos on my phone whilst I’ve been away as I always like having a stock ready for any photo comps I might find. And considering this holiday was won by me submitting a picture of the kids, I’m eager to enter more!


I’m looking forward to getting back into my comping routine next week too – I do love having a break from this hobby as it always leaves me refreshed and raring to go again! I’m hoping June proves to be a lucky one for us all. Don’t forget to let me know about your May wins – any published on our website will bag a tenner. You can either email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk or leave a post on our Facebook page .


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; 1st June is World Milk Day, 2nd June celebrates National Fish & Chips Day, UCL Champions League Final takes place in Cardiff on 3rd June, 5th June is World Environment Day alongside the start of Child Safety Week (running until 11th June) and Aromatherapy Awareness Week (running until 11th June). As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


Enjoy the new crop of comps that will be added to the website tomorrow – think of me on my long car journey home! I should be back to catch up with you all in the evening though via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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