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.

8 June - Give us a chip!

The kids and hubby went back to school and work Monday and I got back into my comping routine; amidst a mountain of washing and ironing! However, last week was wonderful and it was made even more special in the knowledge that it was free! Winning a holiday is definitely one of my favourite things about this hobby. I’ve been lucky enough to win two now – both have been in the UK so I’m on a mission to try and win a sunshine one! I’d love to hear from any of you that have been lucky enough to win holidays; you can tell me all about it and have a little boast on our Facebook page here .


Now speaking of winning holidays have you seen the Aunt Bessie and Asda promotion where you can bag yourself a trip to the sunshine state of Florida? All you need to do is buy any bag of Aunt Bessie's chips from the frozen aisle in store or online in Asda to enter. No codes to enter either just make sure you keep your receipt! Alongside the main prize of 14 night’s accommodation in Florida for 4 people with a massive £2000 spending money there is also an earlier draw where the winner will get to choose between a Forest Holiday break, a holiday park weekend or glamping in Devon. And on top of that there are 1000 pairs of flip flops to be won too! Take a look here for the full terms and conditions and the qualifying products. This isn’t open for much longer (closes 23.59 on 14th June) so get yourself down to your local Asda!


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; today celebrates World Oceans Day, 10th June is the start of Bike Week (running until 18th June), it is also World Gin Day and 13th June is Sewing Machine Day. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


As always you’ll find a lovely new batch of comps on the website tomorrow to enjoy entering over the next few days – so good luck with those. And I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend and happy comping.


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