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.

Come on over to Instagram!


I’ve had a couple of pretty good weeks comping; and a lot of my prizes have come from Instagram including a case of wine and over £100 worth of beauty products. Both of those prizes came from me simply following the promoter’s page and leaving a comment and a like! Pretty easy right? And chatting to you guys on our Facebook page it seems as though many of you want to give Instagram a go but need a bit of a guide. So keep an eye on our website over the coming weeks when I will be adding a ‘how to comp on Instagram’. In the meantime if you are new to it then follow my page; just search @sammyfairman and I’ll give you a follow back too!


Also, feel free to drop me an email (info@oxonpress.co.uk) or message/post on our Facebook page with anything that you’d like me to include in the guide; such as how to ‘regram’ or how to ‘tag’ a fellow comper.


Make sure to download the app via your mobile device if you haven’t already and start getting a feel for it. Sometimes just having a play and looking through the navigation icons can be as good a starting point as any. Then you’ll be raring to go and the guide will be a lot easier to understand.


And start taking photos; lots of them! And get ready to upload. You will need to post regularly with ‘personal’ stuff and not just use it as a comping platform in order to not been seen as spam!


So I’ll see you over on Instagram this weekend! Just a quick tip; you can view the app via your desktop but you won’t be able to upload any pics – that will need to be done from your mobile device!


Have fun! And have a great weekend!


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