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.

Friday’s Comping Chatter!

I hope the first few days of February have been lucky for you. I’ve not won any prizes for the month yet but it is early days and I’m remaining positive! As promised from January I’ve found some dates for our February Comper’s Calendar, themed days that promoters could be running comps alongside. The best place to search for these will be social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Stick a hashtag before the named day in the search bar – and away you go!


  • 4th February – National Libraries Day.
  • 7th February – Send a card to a friend Day.
  • 7th February – Safer Internet Day.
  • 9th February – Toothache Day!
  • 9th February – National Pizza Day.
  • 14th February – Valentine’s Day!
  • 14th February – International Book Giving Day.
  • 15th February – National Singles Awareness Day.
  • 17th February – The Baftas!
  • 17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • 18th February – National Drink Wine Day! (Oh go on then!)
  • 20th February – Student Volunteering Week.
  • 22nd February – The Brit Awards.
  • 22nd February – World Thinking Day.
  • 26th February – EFL Cup Final at Wembley.
  • 27th February – Start of Fairtrade Fortnight.
  • 28th February – Pancake Day!
  • 28th February – National Scouse Day.


Keep an eye on the blog towards the end of February/beginning of March and I’ll find some themes for March! St Patrick’s Day is a pretty big one in our house as it’s also my birthday – nudge, nudge, wink, wink!


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