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.

It's nearly here and it's bigger than before!

I have some exciting news for you! Our Advent Competitions website will be here from 1 December - all completely free and guaranteed to bring you the very best list of advent comps around. Last year we listed over 600 competitions and we are hoping to better that this year. And considering most of the promotions are daily, that is a lot of possible prizes you could win! So what do you need to do? As a Simply Prizes subscriber you will be able to log in with your usual details from the 1st December so there's no need to register. But feel free to let your friends, family and fellow compers know so they can get winning too!

Now, onto this week's competitions! I've found some prizes that can double up as Christmas presents - good luck all!
Win a Huawei P9 smart phone and a 12 month Spotify subscription from Heart. Answer the following question here before 23.59 on 11th December; what was the name of the Little Mix single that knocked James Arthur's 'Say You Won't Let Go' off the No.1 spot? Suggested answer - Shout Out To My Ex.
Halfords is giving away up to £2,000 worth of Black Friday goodies. Answer the following question here by 22nd November; what event will we be celebrating on Friday 25th November? Suggested answer - Black Friday.
National Club Golfer has an ETIQUS watch of your choice up for grabs. Answer the following question here before 29th November; how many models are in the Etiqus range? Suggested answer - 72.
M&S are offering you the chance to buy their beauty advent calendar worth £250 for just £35 when you spend £35 or more on beauty, clothing or home. There are some corkers of products in it so if you're doing some Christmas shopping why not treat yourself too? You can take a look here for more information.
Ubisoft are offering a free PC game download to celebrate turning 30 - they've offered a new one every month and for November it is Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. You can get the gamehere and keep checking back as the December release is due shortly.

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