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.

Friday’s Comping Chatter!

After chatting about gameshows with you last Friday I came across this ; Channel 4 are looking for new contestants who think they have what it takes to be a fugitive. The hit TV series Hunted is back and giving you the chance to win £100,000!


If you’ve not heard of this show it is about a team of everyday civilians who have to go on the run with a team of experienced investigators trying to track them down. If you manage to last the 28 days you will win a share of £100,000 with other winning survivors.


It’s a pretty big prize pot and the TV company will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings. So it’s worth a shot, right?


To apply you must be 18 or above, in good health and a British National. The copy of the full terms of entry can be found here . The deadline for applying is midday on 6th February.


It just all sounds very James Bondish to me and I’d love for one of my SP’ers to give it a go! How exciting! This isn’t one for me purely because I can’t be away from the family for that long and in all honesty I’d probably be pretty rubbish at hiding! But for those of you who might have what it takes; go for it!


Have a good weekend!


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