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.

Don’t just dream it – win it!


Hotels.com is offering you the chance to win the trip of a lifetime by creating your very own bucket list.


To get started you will need to choose your top five destinations from the list here. Once you’ve picked (and it’s a pretty hard choice!) and pressed continue you’ll be directed to another page where you can complete the online entry form.


Regardless of what you’ve chosen all entries will have an equal chance of winning as it is a random prize draw. You have until 11.59pm on 30th September to get your name in the hat and the draw takes place on 7th October.


The lucky winner will receive a travel voucher which can be used on Expedia to redeem a round-trip economy class airfare for two from the major UK airport nearest to the winner's home to the specific destination chosen from the winner's bucket list; and accommodation (one standard room, double occupancy) for two people for a maximum of five nights in a Marriott hotel at the chosen destination. The travel must be taken by 31st December.


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