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.

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 After my mini break to Disneyland Paris last week with the family I came back to four prizes delivered, which was a nice welcome home! We all had an absolute ball; although my purse strings are a lot lighter that's for sure! I've managed to clear all my emails that built up whilst I was away but didn't find any winning ones. And although I am itching to get comping again I have another holiday to prepare for and children to amuse so it'll be a little while before my competition entries get back on track.

But for all of you still in comping mode it's over to you guys for my pick of the comps for this week; I'm sending you all lots of luck! And don't forget to keep an eye on my blog for any extra special comps I find.
Delicious Magazine is giving away not one but two special edition Miele fridge-freezers worth a whopping £1,499 each! Just register/log in here and answer the following question before midday on 31st August; what is the special handle on the Miele fridge called? The answer is Click2open.
The Eden Project has a forest getaway in Cornwall up for grabs. Just simply enter your details here before midnight on 31st August.
Emerald Street is offering one lucky person the chance to win an unforgettable stay for two in Cannes with £100 towards travel thrown in too. Answer the following question herebefore 23.59 on 25th August to be in with a chance; what is the name of the main character in The Invitation? The answer is Stella.
Toys R Us has launched its outdoor toy sale with up to 50% off top named goods. And although we are nearing the end of summer there is still plenty of outdoor time to be had and there is always next year too! Take a look here to see what bargains you can find. They also offer standard delivery for free if you spend £29.99 or more or even better click and collect is completely free.
Grab yourself a free Coca-Cola Zero Sugar drink. Claim your coupon for a free 500ml bottlehere which is redeemable at Asda. Offer ends on 25th September and voucher is valid in-store only.
If your children (and you!) are going a little stir crazy as we edge even further into the long summer break have a look at Pets at Home. They are running free workshops throughout the summer and you can find out more and book here; from small furries to scales and fins there is something for everyone!

Good luck and happy comping!


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