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.

Souper stars!

Do you know a local ‘Souper Star’? Well if you do then the New Covent Garden Soup Company want to hear from you!


They are on the hunt for remarkable people from across the UK who go above and beyond to help others or who have achieved something special. By nominating them you are giving them the chance to win £2500 worth of Virgin gift card vouchers alongside £2500 for the charity of their choice!


There will be one overall winner with 11 runner ups from the regions detailed in the T&C’s. All Souper Stars (including the runner ups) will receive an overnight exclusive hotel stay at the Arch Hotel with a celebratory dinner at Home House London on  28th January 2017, including transport costs to and from the event, for two people (the winning ‘Souper Star’ plus 1 guest) up to a maximum of £500.


You have until 2pm on 27th October to get your nomination in. You can enter here but make sure you read the terms and conditions (link 1) too.


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