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


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