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.

Check out my top three 'Big Comps' this week!


I appear to be on a lucky streak with the competitions and following on from last week's wins I have since scooped £200 worth of Primark vouchers, a £5 Love2Shop voucher, a Virgin Experience Paintballing day for four people, a bottle of Mon Paris YSL perfume and a box of granola! Needless to say I'm feeling really rather chuffed and motivated to carry on entering as many comps as I can. In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Heart has a Forest Holiday and £1,000 worth of Halfords vouchers up for grabs. Log in/register and answer the following question here before 23.59 on 17th July; which of the following is one of the services that Halfords offers? Answer - Child seat fitting.
The Lady is offering you the chance to win a family ticket (two adults, two children) to see The Best of Barmy Britain at the Apollo Theatre and an overnight stay at One Aldwych hotel in two interconnecting rooms, including breakfast. Simply enter your details here before 23.59 on 14th July.
Theatre London is giving away a VIP West End experience plus a hotel stay and dinner for two with Edwardian Hotels London. Just enter your details here before 24th July.
Marks and Spencer are offering free flip flops (worth £7.50) if you spend £35 or more (to get free delivery you need to spend over £50 or you can collect for free from a store). To qualify for the offer you need to purchase goods from clothing, footwear, accessories or beauty. Discount will be applied at the checkout and flip flops are available whilst stocks last.
If you are off on holiday any time soon it could be worth checking out Asda; they currently have an offer on their travel toiletries - 3 for £3. This is perfect for flights as most are suitable to take on board (in a clear plastic bag) due to their size.
There are quite a few 'summer' sales on at the moment but I love John Lewis's clearance one; some great bargains to be had on some quality gear! Take a look here and have a browse.
That's it for me, but I'll be back with another update soon!
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