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.

The journey to Christmas!


If you fancy having a bit of a back seat sing-along you could end up appearing in McDonald’s Christmas Day advert…but, not only that you may just bag yourself a car too!


There is a different prize up for grabs every week and each entry will go into the main prize draw to win a Fiat 500L Pop car.


So if you think you have what it takes to be one of the UK’s best back seat singers then upload your video here.


Tips to help you along the way;

  • Record in landscape – this is for TV!
  • Don’t distract the driver.
  • Put your seat belt on.
  • Add some festive fashion but try to avoid brand logos.


Now the song you’ll need to sing along to is Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day and you have until 23rd December to upload your entry. You can access the full terms and conditions here.


So all that is left to do is clear those vocal chords, don your festive gear and get in the car!


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