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.

(30th Aug) Once upon a time

I know from speaking to a few of you on our Facebook page that some of the younger members of your households may well have gone back to school already but for those of you that still have the kids ruling the roost (mine included – who don’t go back until 7th September!!) take a look at this comp.


Joules has created a storybook competition which is open to children of all ages and has a star prize of a micro scooter, a puffin book collection, £1,000 joules gift card and a printed storybook. Not only that but ten runners-up will each receive a micro scooter, £100 joules gift card and a printed story book.


They are looking for interesting and creative stories (as stated in the t&c’s) so allow the kid’s imaginations to run wild! There is a video tutorial too should help be needed.


You can get creating here and you have until 23.59 on 11th September to submit your entry.


Good luck! The End!


Sammy x


(30 AUG) Jet off to Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Toronto or Thailand!
As most of you know I'm currently on holiday cruising around the Med; we've been having a blast and have literally been treated like royalty. I actually don't want to come home, but unless I win the lottery whilst I'm here I'll be back to reality soon! And although I don't want my break to end, I am secretly looking forward to getting back into comping; I'm always the same when I've had a spell of not doing any. So September will be a lovely fresh start, kids are back to school and I'm back into my routine; bring on the wins!!
However for all of you back in the UK edging to get stuck into some good comps I've found some belters for you this week - another bumper edition so good luck!
The Evening Standard is giving you the chance to win a trip to Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Toronto or Thailand! Simply enter your details here before 23rd September.
Sainsbury's Magazine has Abba Classics tickets and an overnight stay at The Cavendish London up for grabs. Submit your details here before 23.59 on 12th September.
Women and Golf is offering one lucky person a Daily Sports outfit worth £500. Answer the following question here before 16th September; what is the colour that is harmonised with plum in the new autumn/winter collection? Answer - C) Grey.
They also have a spa break for two up for grabs. Enter your details here before 16th September.
Period Ideas has a bed, headboard and mattress worth a whopping £2,600 to give away to one lucky person. Just answer the following question here before 9th September; Hypnos is based in which county? Answer - Buckinghamshire.
Win the ultimate camping set up from Coleman. Simply submit your details here before 13th September.
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.

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