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.

Strut your stuff like a VIP at London Fashion Weekend!
I'm finally back into my routine of comping and ready to tackle the month of September head on! I'm hoping that my enthusiasm and commitment will see some wins arrive. Don't forget to let me all know how you're doing; you can find my contact details here. And if you are lucky enough to have your win featured on our website you'll bag yourself a tenner!
So in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
The Evening Standard is offering you the chance to win a VIP experience for two at London Fashion Weekend. Simply register/log in and enter your details here before 23.59 on 18th September.
Mumsnet is giving away a £500 supermarket voucher of your choice. Register/log in and answer the following question here before 7th October; what's the name of the TV dietician that Princes has teamed up with? Suggested answer - Lucy Jones.
East has an afternoon tea for two, a £300 gift card and a Biscuiteers Fashionista Tin up for grabs as well as offering two runners up a Biscuiteers Fashionista biscuit tin plus £100 to spend at EAST each. Submit your details here before 2nd October.
If you're travelling with Virgin Trains at any point be sure to check out BEAM, which is their new on-board complimentary entertainment service. It gives you access to films, TV box sets plus magazines and games for you to read and play with. Take a look here (link 6) for more info.
Travelodge has up to 20% off London stays; you can bed down from 16th September through to 30th October but you'll need to be quick as bookings must be made before midnight on 15th September. Take a look here.
And if you fancy clutching on to the last of the summer then check out British Airways; the world is on sale. There are plenty of bargains to be had but you'll need to book by 21st September.

Good luck and happy comping!



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