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.

#CreateACupDesign competition now open!



Haberman has launched a new competition to design a toddler trainer cup; where you’ll have the possibility of getting your design on to a toddler cup.


Running in conjunction with Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazine the aim of the promotion is to increase awareness of the importance of design and creativity alongside innovation.


Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel including Kelly Beswick, Editor of Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazine and Mandy Haberman, inventor of the first non-spill cup, the iconic anywayup® cup.


The competition is open to all, so whether you are a parent, grandparent, carer or budding designer then get your entries in here.


Not only will the winner get their design on to a toddler cup but they will also walk away with £500 cash, Haberman feeding products gift pack of winning cups printed in the finished design, 100 winning cups will be donated by Haberman to a registered children's charity of the winner's choice and a year's subscription to Prima Baby magazine. There will also be four runners-up who will each receive a gift voucher worth £50 to spend on Haberman feeding products at Anywayup.com.


Further information can be found here alongside the full terms and conditions. Entry closes at 23:59 on October 31st.


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