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.

Make the most of the last few days!

As we head into the last week of the advents try not flag! It’s at this point that entries really start to decline which means that your chances to win increase! Most people now are really busy with Christmas prep and last minute dashes to the shops so make the most of it and put by a bit of time each day and get some comps done.


Also be aware that although most advents stop on the 24th there are a few select ones that will carry over into Christmas Day and even the few days following; so keep an eye out for those – a lot of compers won’t go near a computer on Christmas Day so you could be savvy and take an hour out with a glass of fizz and get a few cheeky entries in!


We have a Christmas tradition in our house where we actually have our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve; it works really well for us as it means that Christmas day is really relaxed with no rushing around trying to fit everything in around the big meal! And on the plus side for me once the kids are set up with all their new bits I actually get an hour or two to myself…and you know what I’ll be doing! However; if you don’t get the time there are still a few more days left of the advent competitions so good luck if you’re still hard at it!


Do make sure you drop me a line either via email – info@oxonpress.co.uk or Facebook and let me know how you’ve done with the Advents 2016. Any letters featured on our website will bag a tenner too!


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