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.

Are you a footie mad Chelsea supporter?



If you’ve a footie mad Chelsea supporter in your family then they may just want to take a look at this!


Chelsea football club are holding a competition for a fan to help design the gates at the new Stamford Bridge. The planning application is currently pending; however if all goes well they want their supporters to play a part in how it looks.


All entries are being accepted until 12 noon on 24th March from which a shortlist of 6 designs will be picked and then two finalists will be chosen by the committee at the final home game of the season with the winner being chosen in the stadium.


You can find the full brief here and also upload your entry; alternatively you can post it to Gates, Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Grounds, London SW6 1HS.


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