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



Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x