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


Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x