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



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