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.

Tuesday Talk!

As I head towards the end of the second week of the New Year I am sticking religiously to my comping routine. And I’m also making sure I clear all my emails at the end of each day too – which I was completely rubbish at last year if I’m honest!


So far for 2017 I have won a shop to win prize from some porridge which I bought on offer in Asda and this morning was notified of a win on Facebook. A prize a week is pretty good and if I can keep that up I’ll be impressed!


Did you see my Facebook post about Heart’s Faces for Florida competition? There are 20 holidays to Florida up for grabs and you can enter four times by submitting a different photo for each ‘entry period’. Each week there are five holidays available to win with a different theme; you can still enter for week one until 9am on 19th January. Then week two opens until 9am on 26th January, week three until 9am on 2nd February and week four until 9am on 9th February. The full terms and conditions can be found here .


It’s a great competition to get stuck into; as the entries are judged based on creativity and entertainment – so you can have some really good fun posing for the snaps! There are stickers to make your pics stand out more too. So my advice is to use your imagination and just go for it! Don’t worry about looking silly as they are looking for the feel-good fun factor.


If you do enter feel free to share your pics in our comping community on Facebook ! 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