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.

Your August issue of Simply Prizes is here!


Did you know that just turning up to work could win you a whopping £100,000? Well if you fancy pocketing that cool amount of cash then make sure you check out your August edition of Simply Prizes! You'll find out all about this competition and how to enter it, as well as 424 more comps in your brand new update. The paper edition will be with you on Saturday, but if you can't wait to get started, you'll find all of the competitions from the magazine listed here on our website right now.

And if a brand new car is more your thing, then how does driving around in a shiny new Mini sound? This month we've got an exclusive White Silver Mini to be won, perfect for the daily commute, picking the kids up from school, or for taking further afield. It's the ideal stylish car, whatever the journey.

You'll also find a useful guide to entering video competitions in the magazine. If you haven't given any of these sorts of comps a go before, it's well worth it as the entry numbers for them tend to be much lower than for a regular prize draw. You don't need any fancy equipment to enter them either - just your phone is fine. Check out my top tips and then have a go for yourself; don't forget to let me know how you get on! You can contact me via the website here or on our Facebook page.


I'll be back in touch soon, but until then, good luck and happy comping!

Sammy x


P.S Don't forget your SP Extra comps either - we've just added 60 new comps to this section too. It's turning out to be a bumper comping day :) 

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