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.

This week’s pick of the gameshows!



I’ve been hearing from a few of you that would love to give a gameshow a try. You’ll be able to find my guide to applying for shows here and I’ve included my pick of the bunch for this week – Good luck!


  • You’re back in the room hosted by Phillip Schofield is looking for contestants where you will compete against five strangers to win a cash prize. You can apply here or obtain the email or postal address here. Last date for applications is 30th November.
  • Hive Minds on BBC4 is looking for contestants of either individual players or teams of up to three. You can apply via Beonscreen (you’ll need to set up an account which is free) up until 20th December.
  • Do you love to sing in the car? A brand new TV show is looking for contestants who will be able to win prizes by simply singing their heart out. Applications via Beonscreen until 15th January 2016. 


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