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.

Happy bank holiday!


This week is National Stationery Week and I’ve seen lots of daily competitions doing the rounds on social media; there is still time to get in on the action as #nationalstationeryweek is running until Sunday. Daily comps like these are a good way of increasing your chances of a win due to the short time they are run for. You’ve also got the Tour de Yorkshire running from tomorrow through to Sunday, and Saturday is International Astronomy Day and Sunday is International Jazz Day. You may find some promoters will celebrate these with themed comps; mainly via social media so if you have time you can look by using hashtags in front of them in the search bar on the social media platform you are using.


Bank holidays also usually encourage companies to run accompanying promotions and again being just the one day/weekend they will often be short-lived.


And with the new batch of comps from us tomorrow you may just need to set aside a comping day this weekend! As it is a bank holiday customer services will be shut from Friday 5pm through to Tuesday 9am. However, I will be around via our Facebook page should any of you require assistance. I don’t have access to customer accounts or the systems though so for any queries of that nature email info@oxonpress.co.uk and they will get back to you as soon as they can next week.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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