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.

This week’s pick of the gameshows!


 For any of you interested in trying your luck on a gameshow then take a look at my guide to applying for shows here and I’ve included my pick of the bunch for this week – Good luck!

  • Families wanted for the BBC’s Lottery show – 5 Star Family Reunion. If your family live in both the UK and America, Jamaica, New Zealand, Canada, India or Australia, and you want to be in with a chance of winning an amazing holiday and cash jackpot, then apply to take part now. Closing date for applications is 19th February 2016. You will need a Lost in TV account; this is free to join.
  • Bill Turnbull is presenting a brand new BBC quiz show where individuals battle it out with help from a panel of the Great British public. The two highest scorers face off in a head-to-head final with the winner walking away with a cash prize. Apply here by 20th January.
  • And finally if you are a bit of a culinary expert then The Great British Bake Off 2016 is now open for applications. You can get more information here and applications must be received by 10th January 2016.


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