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.

Brag about your wins and bag yourself a tenner!


June proved to be a pretty lucrative month for me in terms of wins. I managed to bag some great prizes and after a rubbish May it just goes to show that you should never give up! My June brags are; a book, some granola, a Virgin Experience Paintballing day for four, a bottle of Mon Paris YSL perfume, £200 worth of Primark vouchers, £5 Love2Shop voucher, 2 tickets for a preview screening of the new Ab Fab film, some sandals of my choice, a top from Select Fashion, a DVD for the kids, a DKNY beach towel and some Givenchy aftershave for the hubby! And needless to say I am extremely chuffed with all of those.


June is by far my best month for 2016 and it has given me real motivation to carry on comping my heart out for July. As the summer hols will soon be upon us I only have a few more weeks to get as many entries in as possible before the competitions take a back seat. I’m hoping to nab some tickets for days out or toys for the kids that will help me through the long six weeks!


So, I’d love for you to get in touch and brag about your June wins; no matter how big or small we love to hear from our readers about what they’ve been winning. And don’t forget for any that we feature on our website you will bag yourself a tenner. You can email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk with June wins in the subject header or let me know via our Facebook page.


I look forward to hearing from you and I’m sending you all lots of luck for July! Happy comping all.


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