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.

Bon Voyage!
I'm off on my holidays tomorrow morning; Eurostarring it down to the South of France and then a cruise around the Med! I'm extremely excited and have taken a break from packing (for everyone!) to chat to you guys. It's a pretty welcome break too as packing is a real bore! I'm hoping to be finished later so that I can relax with a glass of wine and an early night as we need to be up at the crack of dawn. I'm actually looking forward to a break from comping too as I find it always gives me a fresh and renewed energy for it once I start again.
But for those of you still in comping mode check out my pick of the comps! It's a bumper edition this week as I'm hoping my readers will be lucky.
Sainsbury's Magazine is giving away a luxurious weekend break for two to Gleneagles. Simply enter here by 31st August.
Amba hotels are offering you the chance to win a night's stay with breakfast at either their Amba Hotel Charing Cross or Amba Hotel Marble Arch hotels. Submit your details here by midday on 31st August.
Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant is offering one lucky person the ultimate escape getaway with the stars; this includes two night's accommodation, an eight-course taster menu on the first night, breakfast each morning and observatory tickets on the second night. Just pop your details in here before 23.59 on 31st August.
Netmums has a family set of scooters that they are giving away worth over £500. Enterhere before midnight on 31st August.
They also have a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer plus three bottles of camp coffee up for grabs. Submit your details here before midnight on 31st August.
Holiday Extras has a competition to win a premium theatre break. Watch the video and answer the following question here before 30th August; the Strand Palace hotel is how many minutes' walk from the Aldwych theatre? Answer - 4 minutes.
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.

Good luck and happy comping!


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