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.

Anyone for a Big Mac?



The infamous McDonalds Monopoly starts tomorrow and with over 9.3 million prizes claimed in the 2015 season you’d be silly not to enter!


So from 16th March head down to your local fast food restaurant and buy one of the promotional menu items and simply peel off the Monopoly Prize Choice game piece sticker. There are three ways to join in the fun; instant win, collect to win and win cash online! I happened to win a tenner last year online so it’s definitely worth entering the codes.


McDonalds say there are millions of prizes up for grabs this year and they’ve added some new features too. There are one million medium Extra Value Meals to be won if you collect the two Brown properties - Old Kent Road and Whitechapel Road; new prizes have been added for you to customise and personalise such as a custom MELLO skateboard, and they’ve doubled the number of cash prizes to be won online every minute.


This year’s comp runs until 26th April and the promotional items can be purchased after 10.30am. There is a limit of 24 entries per day and you need to be aged 16+ to participate.


Mine’s a Big Mac; good luck all!


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