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.

Easter competitions!

 Updated 24th March

 As we head further into March the Easter competitions will be coming thick and fast! A lot of these may be creative ones; which will be great for keeping the kiddies amused on their Easter hols as they usually make very willing participants! There are always lots of promotions centred on this event and generally they are fairly short-lived, unlike the majority of general prize draws which might run for a few months. Meaning you can usually find out if you’re a winner a lot sooner. A great tip though is to check out local shops, garden centres, newspapers, radio and the like as a lot of them all celebrate Easter with promotions. And local comps generally attract fewer entrants than nationwide ones due to restriction of the geographical T&C’s!


I’ve selected a batch of Easter competitions for you all to get your teeth into. Keep an eye on this blog as I will update it with more as I find them.



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