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.

12 Days of Christmas – take two!

The first round of the 12 days of Christmas advents have come to an end but you’ll find a new batch from other promoters now doing the rounds alongside ones that are running for the full 24 days! We’re constantly updating the advent competitions website so make sure to check regularly for any new ones.


As we head further into December you’ll probably start to see fewer entries which can increase your chances of scooping a prize. But also (if you have the time or inclination) check out any normal comps that are running as these will definitely be attracting less entries due to a lot of compers concentrating on the advents.


Don’t forget to also have a look at local advents; these will be restricted to your local area as a lot specify the winner to collect. So keep an eye on the social media feeds of local shopping centres, restaurants, newspapers and similar to see if they are running their own advents. You can also try googling for local comps; use words like ‘advent competition’, ‘win’, ‘prizes’, your ‘town’, the name of promoter etc. and use the tools function on Google to narrow it down to UK only. You can also change the time too to searching just the last week, day or hour even! This will also help to filter down the results.


And as always we love to hear about your wins; I’ve won six advents so far which include a calendar, some tickets to an alcohol tasting event, a cheese hamper, some earrings, a DVD and a stocking full of kid’s film merchandise. So please do get in contact with your winnings as we pay a tenner for any that we feature on our website! You can email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk and make sure you pop ‘advent wins’ into the subject header!


Lots of luck for the next batch of advents!


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