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.

My January update!



Considering the slow start I got off to in January I am pretty pleased with my little haul of prizes. Nothing major but I won six prizes in total amounting to approximately £100. All were things I wanted and most have already been put to good use. I love the fact that this hobby allows me to have things sometimes that I couldn’t necessarily afford and at other times saves me pennies on not having to buy items that I need.


Top on my wish-list for February is a short hotel break. This month sees me celebrating the hubby’s birthday, Valentine’s Day and my wedding anniversary so winning a prize like this would be perfect. There are lots of Valentine themed comps doing the rounds at the moment, so be sure to keep an eye on low entry ones which can often be found on local radio stations, in newspapers and nearby shopping centres. Most will be collection only too or prizes that need to be ‘redeemed’ locally so entries will be lower than your normal prize draws. A lot of places will have Facebook or Twitter pages so keep an eye on them for any upcoming comps.


And as we head into February don’t forget to get in touch with us and let us know about your January wins. You can use the contact us page on here, use our Facebook page or drop us an email at: info@oxonpress.co.uk. Any we feature on our letter’s page will bag a tenner.


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