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.

Done and dusted for another year! Goodbye Advents!

Phew that’s it! The advents are well and truly over for another year! I’m exhausted, but pleased I managed to get as many entries in as I did. I’m yet to work out exactly what I won, some promoters won’t let the winners know until the New Year and although so far I haven’t won as much as I have in previous years I’m still pretty pleased considering how slow 2016 has been!


I had some prizes come through before Christmas; which was great as I was able to gift a few extra pressies but for those of you still waiting on prizes be patient as some promoters send them all out in January even if you have already been notified as a winner.


I plan on having a few days off from comping now; I like to feel refreshed and ready to start again for the new year and to be honest this period is pretty slow in the comping world anyway so I really won’t miss that much!


I’m still around in the evenings though on our Facebook page if any of you want any comping advice or just a general chat! And for those of you still ploughing on with the comps – 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