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.

Win a five-night cookery break in Scotland!


If you fancy yourself as a bit of an expert chef, or you just want to learn some great recipes that you can whip up for your family and friends, then we have the perfect competition for you in your weekly update! Head over to the Competitions section now and you and a friend could soon be heading off to Scotland for a residential cookery course, where not only will you learn from some of the top chefs in the country, but you'll also get to indulge in some fine dining yourself! You'll spend five days learning from the best, whilst also enjoying cabin accommodation by the beautiful Lake of Menteith, as well as having all your meals included.

You could also win:

  • A diamond necklace worth £1,440
  • A trip to see FC Barcelona play at Nou Camp
  • A Jeep Renegade
  • A trip to Paris 
  • A case of wine worth £155
  • £1,000 shopping voucher

Plus more

So make sure you don't miss out on this gastronomic feast of a prize, as well as a brand new car and more!  Access these competitions by clicking on 'Weekly Update' on the Competition menu tab now. 


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