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.

The Great British Bake Off!

If like half the nation you are now glued to The Great British Bake Off then you might just want to keep an eye on the Lakeland blog. They are running a weekly competition in conjunction with the show where you can show off your own baking skills with the opportunity to bag yourself a prize too!


They will be running a new #MyLakelandBake theme every week where the top three bakers will each receive a £50 Lakeland gift voucher and also be entered into the grand final.


There are several ways of submitting your bake; you’ll need to take a pic and enter it via Twitter, Instagram or upload to their blog. If you are using social media be sure to tag them @LakelandUK and use the hashtag #MyLakelandBake.


If you’re quick you’ve just about got time to enter the first week’s comp – which is bread week! Entries close at midnight tonight!


Happy baking!


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