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.

Instant wins!



Have any of you attempted the new instant win with Walkers Crisps yet? I’ve seen quite a few of my comping friends on Facebook saying that they’ve won. I’ve entered three codes but am yet to be lucky.


This is a 24-hour instant win promotion – which means you can be savvy and try and enter at less popular times like early in the morning and late at night. And with over 40,000 prizes to be won it’s worth chancing your luck.


I bought two multi-packs of six this week (as they were on offer in my local supermarket) and each bag has an individual code rather than just the one on the outer packaging so that’s good news!


All entries will be put into a main prize draw to win the top prize of a VIP trip to the Champions League Final in Milan (including travel and accommodation) regardless of whether you won an instant win.


With each code you enter (and you can enter more than once per hour up to a maximum of 24 codes in 24 hours) you’ll find out instantly if you are a winner. And included in the prizes are Final tickets, sharing bowls, t-shirts and footballs.


To enter you’ll need to buy a promotional pack of Walkers crisps or Doritos and register to play at www.game-ready.com. The competition is ongoing until 25th April 2016 and from 26th April – 29th June 2016 there is a wrap up draw where each eligible entry will be put into a pot to win £500.


Don’t forget to let me know if you win (remember my tips on timings) via info@oxonpress.co.uk or on our Facebook page. Happy munching!


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