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.

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I was away at the weekend so I didn't get a chance to enter that many competitions and I got a tad behind on my emails, but I'm back on track now and have already had a second win for my Christmas box. It was another book so I've got a real literary feel going on. I'm hoping to start winning some bits for the children as they are always the most 'expensive' part of my festive season! All three of mine are into technology so I am planning on searching out comps with prizes like iPads and similar, and don't forget that you can get in touch and let me know what is on your wish-list. I will then try my best to dig out some comps for you to enter too.
However in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
Holiday Extras is offering you the chance to win GoPro Hero camcorder. Answer the following question here before 5pm on 4th October; where does Maple Manor Meet and Greet at Gatwick South Terminal return your car? Suggested answer - Orange Short Stay car park.
Oxford Street has a £1,000 gift card up for grabs. Just enter your details here before 11.59pm on 9th October.
The Express is giving away a 55 inch Samsung 3D TV. Simply enter your details here before 6pm on 10th October.
If you are partial to buying a magazine or two then check out October's editions of Instyle magazine (£3.99) where you can get a free Neal's Yard hand or body lotion on the front cover and Marie Claire (£3.99) which has full sized Ciaté nail polish on the front. Both the free gifts would be great additions to your Christmas boxes and if you buy them from Sainsbury's they currently have £2 off when you buy two magazines either online or in store; valid until 6th October.
The Ubisoft club is offering seven digital PC games for free to celebrate Ubisoft turning 30! A new game will be revealed each month and currently on offer is The Crew. This would normally cost £24.99 but you can currently download it for nothing until mid-October. It is suitable for players aged 12 and above.

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