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.

Madvents! We’re halfway through!


I have just about got back into a routine after last week’s festivities – four days in Disneyland Paris and a night in London for the hubby’s work Christmas do! And to top it all off nicely after my short break away I came home to four prizes; a hat box of goodies from Thomas J Fudge on Instagram, a year's digital subscription to The Telegraph, a football and a hamper of Organix goodies for the nephew. Four wins in a short space of time hasn’t happened to me in a long while!


As we are over halfway through the Advent competitions now, you may find that the comps are attracting fewer entrants; some compers tail off around mid-December usually due to work bashes and last minute Christmas prep, so your odds of winning may increase even more.


Also keep an eye out for the companies that offer a special ‘Advent’ prize on the day itself! These have an extremely low number of entries as most people are enjoying the festivities with their families and just forget to enter. So it may be worth just taking an hour out from all the excitement, grabbing a mince pie and glass of sherry and comping!


And remember to send in details of any wins you get; if we publish yours on our letters page you’ll nab yourself a tenner! You can let us know either via Facebook (private message or just pop it on our wall) or by email to info@oxonpress.co.uk.


Sammy x

Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x