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.

How you can 'get away from it all' this week!


After the brilliant month of June, July is already starting to fill up with prizes. I'm having a good run with my comping and feel extremely lucky that my hobby is treating me so well! So far for July I've won a weaning bundle, a £100 voucher for Scotch Beef, a massive bundle of crime books, a Peperami Fanimal (through a shop to win instant), an eyebrow pencil, a Nails Inc collection, a can of Coca Cola zero sugar and a collection of Elvive hair goodies. Winning so regularly really spurs me on and makes me realise that all the hours spent entering can truly pay off! Don't forget you can head on over to my blog at Simply Prizes for more comping news.

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Penguin is offering you the chance to win a five-star luxury holiday to Vietnam. Submit your details and answer the following question here by 31st July; in which country was Dinah's previously bestselling The Tea Planter's Wife set? Answer - Sri Lanka.

Seasalt Cornwall is giving away a Virgin Balloon flight for two. Just enter your details here by 24th July to be in with a chance.

Hush has a 'get away from it all' weekend in Sweden up for grabs. Simply enter your details here before 7th August.

If you're looking for a last minute summer break then take a look at lastminute.com; they currently have a sale on offering you up to 40% off. This is only available until 10am on Monday 25th July and valid on dates of travel until 31st August. Happy holidaying!

This weekend at Tesco they are giving you double clubcard points on purchases in store, online and at their petrol filling stations, just to say thank you for shopping with them. It starts 15th July through to 18th July.

You can also get up to 20% off railcards just by using the code SUMMER. So if you're looking at getting out and about over the coming months then this could be a good thing to consider purchasing. You can get more information here but be quick the offer is only valid until 18th July.

That's it for this week, but I'll be back soon with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!


Sammy  x


PS. Look out for a special e-mail from me on Saturday. It something I've been nagging my publisher about for a long, long time and I was beginning to think it would never happen. But now he's finally agreed and I'll be able to send you details on Saturday. I really can't wait!




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