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.

Not the ‘C’ word again!

Now I know I’m going to start annoying you all with that C word soon but feast your eyes on this! TGI Fridays are giving you the chance to win £5,000 smackaroonies to spend on whatever you want for Christmas!


Most compers do start thinking about Christmas once the summer is out of the way. We like to win what we can for the most expensive time of the year – so be prepared in the coming months for an onslaught of Christmas themed posts! And if it’s too soon well, bah humbug! But no in all seriousness, it’s good to be prepared in the world of comping!


So how do you go about winning that tasty five grand? Simply tell them in 250 words or less what would make your Christmas perfect this year – best answer wins!


Entries are open until 23.59 on 21st November and the lucky winner will be notified by email on the 23rd!


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