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



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