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.

Welcome home!

I got back from my hols late Saturday evening with over 7,000 emails to trawl through (gulp!). However, they are cleared and my email address is looking spick and span in preparation for my comping to start properly again. I didn’t win much for August but I didn’t expect to as I was away for the bulk of it on two family holidays, and when I was at home I had two little Fairmans to amuse! The month’s wins consisted of two books and some tickets to a children’s’ play centre.


So on to a new month – September! My wish list from now through to December usually stays about the same as it’s now mission Christmas box time! I will be comping like a mad woman in the hope of winning my friends and family some decent Chrimbo pressies.


And with this in mind I’m going to start a weekly thread on Facebook where we can spur each other on and update our Christmas box wins; so keep an eye on the page!


Finally I’m wishing you all lots of luck for September – fingers crossed for us 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