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.

My exclusive Tomy play date at Hamleys!



Last week saw me, the hubby and the kids travel to Hamleys for an exclusive play date with Tomy where fun was provided by CBeebies presenter Alex Winters. This was a win through a blog competition where I was able to accumulate several entries by completing different tasks; like leaving a comment, liking on Facebook, following on Twitter etc. Blog comps are a great way to gain multiple entries into just one competition. And often if you enter early enough you can get yourself a daily entry just for clicking on it again.

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These are a few pictures from the day and don’t forget, you have the possibility of nabbing yourself a prize from us if you send in letters/photos about your own wins. Even though we no longer print a paper edition we still have a letter’s page online. Contact details are also still the same; email info@oxonpress.co.uk, share via our Facebook page or post to us at Simply Prizes letters page, The Malthouse, William Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4HJ.


We look forward to reading about your October wins!

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