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.

Tuesday talk!

I hope you all had a great new year; I stayed in with the hubby and enjoyed a take-away and some bubbles. We were completely wild too and went to bed before 9pm!


I love the start of a new year in the comping world – everything feels fresh and new and exciting. I have my spreadsheet made up for the whole of 2017 and now I just need to get on and start trying to fill it up!


I’ve also starting compiling my wish-list and right at the top is a summer holiday. I do have one booked for May which I won through a photo competition but to get one for August too would be amazing! The hubby and I also have some DIY plans for this year so to win things for the house that would help with that would also be great. I’m also going to try my hand at a few more creative comps – I do love my prize draws and I’ve always been quite lucky with those but I’ve starting dabbling quite a lot with photo entries and I do enjoy that too. So I’m hoping to mix the comping up a bit this year!


The other thing I would really like to do for 2017 is try and get on another game show. I have done three in the past; won two lost one. All were fantastic experiences and now my hubby has a new job I can be a bit more flexible with auditions. I’ll also keep you guys in the loop with any new shows I find; so let me know if you fancy joining me and trying your luck too!


Enjoy the first week of 2017; and just remember stay positive, be in it to win it and dream big!


Happy New Year SP’ers!


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