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.

Finding those hidden Facebook messages



It’s been pretty well advertised through the national press about Facebook’s ‘other messages’. A few of the newspapers even accused Facebook of hiding them from us! However, a lot of us compers were already in the loop on this and have discovered winning messages hiding there.


For any of you that are unaware of how to check and you are on a desktop, go to your messages, at the top left next to recent you’ll see ‘message requests’ and next to that is a drop down box entitled ‘more’.

Facebook messages

If you click on this you’ll see ‘filtered’. This could be where any messages from companies or people that you aren’t friends with end up. If you are accessing messenger from a mobile device it is slightly different. Go into settings, then people, then message requests and then see filtered requests.



Do be sure to let me know of any new wins found this way. Email info@oxonpress.co.uk or via our Facebook page.


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