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.

Freebie Friday – the luckiest day of the week!



I often mention Freebie Friday on our Facebook page asking if any of my fellow compers have been lucky. I’ve had a few responses and messages asking me exactly what this is; which has made me realise that us oldies (at the comping malarkey) can get a bit complacent and think that everyone must know what Freebie Friday is!


For newbies to this hobby it is predominately the busiest comping day of the week (apart from end of month comps) where promoters post Freebie Friday competitions. Usually just running for the day (or possibly over the weekend) they offer fairly high chances of winning due to the short closing nature of them. They nearly always appear via social media, so Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be where the majority are found and you can search on pages like Twitter using the hashtag #freebiefriday. This will bring up comps that are posted by different promoters who have used this hashtag. Hashtags are a great way of searching social media for trending items; so you can use this across the board with comping. Even just searching #competition or #win will bring up results. Although Twitter is the main user of hashtags you’ll find them appearing regularly across other social media pages too now.


Our sister service The Competition Club features a variety of these every Friday and you can access them through their membership which also offers a 3 month money back guarantee.


If you need any help or advice with Freebie Friday comps you can always get in contact with me via email at info@oxonpress.co.uk or our Facebook page.


Good luck!


Sammy x



Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x