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.

May the Fourth be with you!

May already; wow! This year is just whizzing by. However, the start of a new comping month means a new wish-list and totting up our wins from April. Make sure to let us know how you did by sending us an email (info@oxonpress.co.uk) or posting on our Facebook page , because any winning letters that we publish on our website will bag themselves a tenner.


Now today is Star Wars day, May the Fourth be with you! And you will probably find plenty of accompanying comps doing the rounds across social media. Using hashtags are the best way of sourcing any. You’ll also come across National Doughnut week starting on Sunday, Sun Awareness week starting Monday, Europe Day on Tuesday alongside National Lost Sock Day and Bike to School Day on Wednesday. All of these awareness days may encourage promoters to run competitions alongside them so keep your eyes peeled across the web.


And you’ll find a nice new batch of comps from us tomorrow too for Freebie Friday; I’m hoping to get stuck into some myself! I’m also on the lookout for any local comps in Yorkshire too as we are off there in May half term on a holiday I won last year.


Finally a big congrats to Mel Brolly; our Facebook winner for the £20 John Lewis/Waitrose voucher. Make sure to keep a check on our Facebook page for more in-house comps soon.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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