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.

Fancy five grand in your bank account tomorrow?


How was everyone’s long weekend (providing you didn’t have to work of course!)? We had a lovely one, saw some old friends and ate and drank far too much! But all back to normal here now in Kent; kids went back to school Tuesday (much to their dismay), hubby went back to work and I got back into my comping routine. Considering the kids have had over 2 weeks off and the comps took a bit of a back seat I’ve had 4 win notifications over the last few days; a sleepsuit, a personalised book for Abigail, 2 burgers and chips at Honest Burger and a case of breakfast cereal. So all in all now April isn’t doing too badly.


Have you had chance to look at the update of comps that went live Tuesday yet? My favourite by a long shot this week has to be the £5000 that could be in your bank account by Friday! It closes at 8am tomorrow so there isn’t long left to enter. I rather fancy a cash win right now; we’re in the process of adding a conservatory to our home and although we managed to get a bargain by buying it off EBay all the little bits add up! And I’d like to deck it out with some nice new furniture without having to budget too much.


Don’t forget that tomorrow is freebie Friday, so there will be another batch of great competitions going live on the site. And the best thing about those is most will have short closing dates, thus increasing your chance of a win!


I’ll be around in the evening if you fancy a comping chat via our Facebook page ; you’ll find me there with a glass of red!


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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