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.

Final call for our Comper of the Year competitions!


I hope everyone’s January is getting off to a winning start – I’ve only managed one win so far but I’m blaming the hubby for that after sharing his man flu with me; which has meant entering comps has taken a bit of a back seat! However, I’m starting to feel better and hopefully by the end of this week I’ll be back into the swing of things. I’m hoping to notch up a few more wins for the start of 2016 so I need to up my game.


Talking of winning you haven’t got much longer to get your entries in for our Comper of the Year. You can find the full details here and you have until 31st January 2016 to submit them. The closing date was initially the 10th January 2016 to tie in with our print deadline but as we are now completely online we have been able to extend this all for you to give you that little bit of extra time to get your entries completely finalised.


Any last minute queries can be answered by our customer service team via email on info@oxonpress.co.uk or alternatively they are available by telephone on 01926 298986 Mon-Fri 9-5.


Good luck 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