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 hols this week – Eurostarring it down to the South of France and then departing on a Med cruise from Marseille. Needless to say comping will not be happening in the Fairman household; the only thing I plan on doing is eating and drinking to my heart’s content (cue fitness comps when I return!) and having some much needed family time.


However; I will keep in the loop with all of you via our Facebook page but just please bear with me on responding to any messages as this will be Wi-Fi dependant and so I may not be as quick off the mark as I usually am; if you have any urgent queries then please contact our customer services department either via email – info@oxonpress.co.uk or telephone - 01926 298986. They are open Monday – Friday 9-5.


I hope you all have lots of luck whilst I am away over the next few weeks and I look forward to catching up properly when I am home.


Good luck all!


Sammy x


New game show alert!

Spotted this whilst doing my regular browsing and wanted to share with you guys! There is a new BBC daytime quiz show and by the looks of it there is a jackpot of £15,000 to be had!


Applications need to be received by 4th September so I would recommend doing it as quickly as possible.


New shows don’t generally get as many applicants as ones that are in their second or more series run. Often because people don’t know what they are letting themselves in for!


You can apply here and you’ll need to register or log in first. Registration is free and easy. If you need any tips or pointers about what to say on the application form take a look at my game show guide here.


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