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.

Happy Birthday Heathrow!


See how a previous flight from there could bag you a prize!

Heathrow Airport is celebrating its 70th birthday and is inviting you to share your ‘Heathrow’ stories with them and in return you may just nab yourself a rather special prize! They have 1000’s of gifts up for grabs and with a main prize of the ultimate trip to Australia with Qantas (of which they have 35 pairs of tickets available to win!) you’d be silly not to give this one a go.


There are six different promotion periods; with the final one ending at 23.59 on 23rd August. Each entry will be judged and by the looks of it you can enter one story per promotion period (if you have more than one to share of course!). A copy of the full terms and conditions can be found here.


You can add your story here and according to the T&C’s they are looking for heart-warming stories that have an extra quality to them and that show how Heathrow has played a main part. The entries are judged so it is best to keep to the criteria to be in with a chance.


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