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.

One for the kids!



With many of us enjoying half-term with the children this week I’ve found a great rainy-day activity to amuse the little people in your life.


The Big Issue is looking for children aged 13 and under to design their Christmas cover. The covers can take on any form just as long as it is festive!


The winning entry will be the cover of The Big Issue published on December 7; the Christmas issue is usually their biggest selling issue.


The closing date is 20th November and you need to post your entry to Christmas Cover Competition, The Big Issue, 43 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW. Ensure you include a name, age, address and telephone/email contact on your entry. Unfortunately they can’t return any of the pictures.


In addition to starring on the cover, the winner and two runners-up will also receive shoes from their sponsors – Young Soles. First prize winner will receive a voucher for £150, second prize £100 and third prize £50.


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