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.

My first winning update for 2016!


Considering I started the month with a bad dose of man-flu (kindly shared with me from the hubby) and entering comps took a back seat; I’ve now fully recovered – health and comping wise! So far I have won two books, a DVD and a case of 9Bar bars. A nice little stash of goodies which gives me a really positive feel for my hobby!


I’m remaining organised and ensuring I stick a few days ahead of closing dates which helps to make sure I don’t miss any good comps out there. I’m keeping a list of my wins (which last year I was completely disorganised with!) and that means I can keep track and chase any lost prizes.


And talking of wins, I’d love to see yours so far for 2016 and don’t forget any that are published on our letters page will bag a tenner. You can send your letters and pics into info@oxonpress.co.uk with Letters Page in the subject line or send them via private message or post on our wall on our Facebook page


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