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.

A new month - a new start!



After a fairly good March, April didn’t really live up to much - I had only one win for the entire month. But what with one thing and another I didn’t enter that many competitions and so really only have myself to blame for the lack of prizes.


However, new month, new start and I am planning on keeping very busy throughout as my poor old hubby is away on business for the best part of May and I’ll be lost without him. So I have decided that there is only one thing for it this month – Sammy’s marathon compathon! I’d love for you guys to join in with me – I’ll be posting regular updates on our Facebook page with how many comps I’ve managed to enter and whether there have been any new winning emails! I’m hoping that maybe we can all spur each other along for a winning month of May.



Top of my wish-list for this month is family tickets to attractions nearby. I’ll be keeping my eye out for local comps but I’d love to win Merlin passes. Living where I do in the South East I’m pretty close to major theme parks so a win of this kind would be fantastic.


Do get in touch and let me know what’s on your wish-list for this month and of any new wins of course - email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk or via our Facebook page.


Good luck!


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