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.

It’s almost Friday...!

I’ve had a great start to May with a win of a signed Arsenal home shirt through a competition on Facebook. And I’ve had a fair few comp wins turn up from April through the post so it’s been a pretty great week here in the Fairman household. I’m hoping that May turns out as lucky as April; 2017 so far has been consistent with the comp wins and I’m averaging at least a prize a week if not more. Which is much better than 2016! It just goes to show the ups and downs of our hobby and how you must never give up.


Now this week is sun awareness week which is running until Sunday. I’ve seen a few comps doing the rounds on social media where companies are running promotions in conjunction with it. Keep an eye out also for National Limerick Day on the 12th, World Fairtrade Day on the 13th, British Sandwich week starts on Sunday (14th), Monday (15th) is International Day of Families, Monday also sees the start of Walk to School week, Learning at Work week, National Smile month (running until 15th June) and National Vegetarian week. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


There will be a new batch of Freebie Friday comps posted tomorrow on our website; a lot of these are daily comps which offer greater odds of winning than promotions that run for longer. Good luck if you are planning on entering any!


I’m around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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