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.

Uh oh…Walkers ‘Spell and Go’ hits trouble!


Hands up if you’ve been religiously entering the Walkers spell and go competition? I know I have and I also know that if I fancy a packet of crisps I’ll buy some Walkers in the hope that the letters C, D or K might pop up! They seem to be the letters that most people are waiting for.


However, some compers believe that the promotion is being run unfairly and have complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) who has now launched an investigation into the claims.


Now although I haven’t won I have actually heard of some compers that have; one of which actually posted on the Simply Prizes Facebook page. So is this just sour grapes or a real justified complaint? I’ll be keeping an eye on the outcome but would love to know what you all think. Let me know either via our Facebook page or email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk with Walkers in the subject line.


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