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.

I’m being premature...Happy New Year!
Here's to a lucky 2017!

So how was your Christmas and New Year? We had a great time and for those of you that have heard me moaning about the hubby’s job over the last year – he has a new one! So I’m feeling very celebratory and the magnum of champers I won back in the summer of 2016 has been well and truly drunk!


Usually at this time I like to tot up all my wins but I’ve been a bit slack on keeping a record for 2016 (which has annoyed me greatly!) and so I’m a bit unsure of my total amount of prizes! I can remember the big ones and some of the smaller ones but I know that as I look at my list now there is definitely some missing! So my comping resolution for 2017 is to be more organised – I’ve even bought myself a special notebook to record all my wins in before I transfer them to my spreadsheet on the computer!


The other thing I always do is make a wish-list for the coming year; I find it great to have something to work towards and crossing off a win on my list is a pretty great feeling!


I’d love to hear from you guys about your wish-lists for 2017 – I find it encouraging to spur each other on and you know how much I love you bragging about your wins! So be sure to get in touch either via email – info@oxonpress.co.uk or our Facebook page .


I’m off now to make the most of the remaining few days of the holiday season; although I may try and get a few sneaky comps in over the weekend.


Wishing you all lots of luck for the coming year and a very happy New Year!


Sammy x



Week six – summer holiday kid’s comps! The end!

That’s it; the end is in sight - the kids are back to school next week! I actually can’t believe how quickly it has gone and it seems odd as we are still on our summer holiday. Back home Saturday though to a mountain of washing and getting the kids prepped for school. Although I was ultra-organised this year and all school uniform was bought, washed and ironed in the first week of the holidays; which is a nice feeling knowing it’s already done!


And to keep them occupied for the last few days, here are a couple more comps for the kids to get stuck into.


Win some Emoji merchandise by helping the kids to upload a fun selfie. Under 16’s must be entered by a parent. You can enter up to three times every day until 30th November although a maximum of one prize per week can be won by one person. More details and info on how to enter can be found here .


Draw your dream dinosaur and have the chance to get it printed on a giant bean bag and a family ticket to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Open to entrants aged 11 and under you have until midnight on 30th September to enter. Full details and entry info can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and remember normality is nearly here! Keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps too. I may not be around tomorrow evening as will be getting ready to leave the lodge early Saturday morning but I’ll catch up with you all via our Facebook page when I’m back.


Have a great weekend.


Sammy x