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.

Walk to school and win!


As we edge closer to the start of a new school year, Brantano has launched a rather great ‘Walk to school and win’ competition. Open until 30th September it’s a promotion especially for children aged between 4-11 years.


They are looking for pictures of your walk to school on A4 paper. There will be one winner per category; 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years. And the lucky winners will walk away with Merlin Theme Park Annual Family passes.


The competition is highlighting road safety too; which is a really important part of the walk to school.


So once you’ve completed your masterpiece, make sure on the back you put your name and age, along with a parent/guardian’s contact name, email address and telephone number. Then simply hand it in at any Brantano store or concession and keep your fingers crossed.


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