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.

Keep the boredom at bay for the kids this summer holiday!


With July well and truly underway it really isn’t long until the six-week summer break for the children. So I though this month I would try and concentrate on winning things for the kiddies in the hope that I will have a stash of goodies and days out to keep them amused and boredom at bay. It’s always good to have a wish-list of wins and focus your positivity on winning some of the items. The satisfaction of swiping one off your list when you win is rather brilliant!


So check out this week’s competitions and don’t forget to get in contact with me if you want me to focus on a particular theme one week.


Win a jumbo tennis set from Spar, guaranteed to give hours of fun for the children and adults too. Submit your details here before midnight on 15th July.


Sportsister has a children’s bike up for grabs from IslaBike (specialists in children’s bicycles). Answer the following question here by 20th July to be in with a chance; who do IslaBikes make bikes for? Answer – Children.


Sainsbury’s Magazine is giving away a family London theatre break including four top price tickets to see Matilda, a two night stay at Novotel London Paddington plus a three-course lunch for four at Tredwell's. Enter here before midnight on 31st July.


If you are looking for a cheap weekend away then hop on over to Flybe – they’ve just released 350,000 seats at £35 or less. All offers are subject to availability and you will need to book before Friday. Click here to get more information and to book.


And if you are wanting things to do whilst enjoying your break check out lastminute.com; there are some serious savings to be made on their summer experiences.


Eurostar has a special offer for children travelling in the month of August. Up to two children (aged 4-11) can travel for just £1 each way each when accompanied by a full paying adult. Be quick though as bookings need to be made by tomorrow. You can get more information and details on how to book here.


That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Wednesday with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!



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