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

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