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.

A new chapter for Simply Prizes!


Your October update of competitions has just been uploaded to the Simply Prizes website! You can get started on your entries right now, and this month we've got 425 brand new comps for you, including your chance to win £20,000 cash, the chance to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations, a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, a Fiat 500 and much, much more. So what are you waiting for!

Your magazine will be with you on Saturday, and with that I have some rather exciting Simply Prizes news. From November we are going completely online, which means this will be your last paper issue of the magazine! With the world of comping moving almost entirely online, by introducing a new weekly service instead of a printed magazine, we'll be able to deliver an even better comping experience for you. And although we will miss bringing you a monthly paper issue, this new format will not only give you lots more competitions, but it'll also make entering them easier and spread the fun of your hobby out over the month.

The new weekly format isn't the only thing we have up our sleeves; we'll be bringing you a weekly exclusive subscriber-only in-house competition, alongside lots of regular blog and video updates from me. As the service develops there will be lots more exciting benefits for all of our customers too. When your magazine arrives, head on over to page 34 where you can read more about this change straight from our publisher, Dave Gibson.

I hope you enjoy this new format; it'll mean extra competitions, and extra content for you, as well as helping to make Simply Prizes the best comping community on the web.

If you need any help logging in to the Simply Prizes website then please contact our friendly customer service team at: info@oxonpress.co.uk or on 01926 298986 and they will be more than happy to help you.

As a quick reminder, if you've not logged in before, your username will be your email address and your password should be your customer number.


Best Wishes

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