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.

Mother’s Day comps 2017 - updated


With Mother’s Day not far off you will soon start to see a flurry of competitions celebrating this. And with the big day falling on the 26th March you’ve got plenty of time to get yourself organised; typical questions promoters may ask will be things like – What is the best advice your Mum has ever given you? And why is your Mum so special? Some might want you to upload a pic of you and Mum, so if you don’t have any recent ones get snapping! And dig out any retro ones your Mum might have hiding around as they always prove popular too!


The majority of these comps will be on social media - Facebook and Twitter. I’ve already seen a few starting and have included those below – there will be more so keep an eye on this blog piece and I’ll update it as I find them.


Make sure to hunt out any local ones too; so listen to the radio, buy the newspaper and keep an eye on the social media feeds of local businesses (shopping centres and similar).


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