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.

Win a UK break with a difference in your Simply Prizes Weekly update!


If you're looking for a break with a difference, then check out your Simply Prizes weekly update today! We've got two unusual UK-based holidays up for grabs, including your chance to experience life on the farm with a £1,000 Farm Stay UK voucher! You can use this voucher to stay in luxury farm accommodation at one of hundreds of locations around the country, and enjoy beautiful views, cosy cottage accommodation and peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Though if you prefer your breaks to be a little louder, how about enjoying a live music weekend at the seaside? We've got a music filled stay at a Butlins resort up for grabs - a bit of a twist on the traditional beach break!

Today you could win:

  • A signed cricket bat or an England cricket shirt
  • A break on the Norfolk coast worth £1,000
  • A year's worth of pies worth £250
  • An overnight stay and a casino night in London
  • A Sealy Teramo bed worth £3,000
  • An iPad Mini

Plus more!

And if you've got a football crazy child or grandchild aged between 7 and 16 in the family, then we've got the perfect competition for them too! They could win a football commentary masterclass with legendary commentator John Motson - a once-in-a-lifetime prize that is definitely not to be missed! 

Good Luck!

Sammy x

Doodle your way to a European camping holiday!


The Woodland Trust is offering you the chance to win a fantastic European Camping holiday courtesy of Eurocamp. Now you’ll need the assistance of a little person in your life as this competition is open to children aged 9 and under.


They will need to call on their budding artist skills as the Woodland Trust are looking for nature inspired drawings. That can be anything from a hedgehog to a tree or even something nature related plucked from their imagination. There are three age categories; two and under, three to five years and six to nine years. The overall winner will be the one that bags the holiday. But there will be art and craft goody bags for the runner up entries.


The competition runs until 23.59 on Sunday 6th September so there is still plenty of time to get out those pens, paper and crayons. You can enter here. Good luck!


Sammy x


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