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.

Ahhh! It’s Fright Night – get your Halloween comps here!

The month of October is all about SCARY! So find below my list of comps for Halloween. I’ll update as I find more! Boo! And good luck! Sammy x


Upload your creepy creations for the chance to win one of six Kindles plus more! Closes 23.59 on 31st October


Submit your Spooktacular costume design to win £150 Tesco voucher and £150 donation to your school, open to children aged 11. Closes 5th November


#MakeItScary with Hobbycraft to win one of three £100 gift vouchers. Closes noon on 31st October


Win a 10” Halloween sponge cake and an £100 adventure in the tree tops. Can’t seem to see a closing date at present; T&C’s wouldn’t open for me. So enter asap. 


Pin to win a spooky prize. Closes 9am on 26th October. 


Win a box of bouncy eyeballs and a Slippery Slime set. Enter before 3rd November. 


Win a £50 Odeon gift card by finding the ghost. Closes 31st October. 


Win four tickets to Wicked plus a shopping spree. Closes 18.00 on 26th October.


Win £50 worth of National Garden gift vouchers by submitting a pumpkin picture. Closes 23.59 on 30th October.


Win a boo box from Hotel Chocolat. Closes midnight 27th October.


Win a Halloween party pack. Suggested answer – All Hallows’ Eve. Closes 23.59 on 26th October.  


To win a Halloween bundle of spooky Bloomsbury books, email them at: childrensmarketing@bloomsbury.com with TRICK OR TREAT in the subject line, telling them what you will be dressing up as this Halloween! Closes 23.59 on 1st November.


Win £100 of Aldi vouchers to celebrate Halloween. This can be entered daily to increase your chances of winning. Closes 1st November.


Win tickets to Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures. Closes 31st October.   


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