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Tidy Savers Update – August 2016

Posted by on: Thursday, Aug. 4th 2016 11:52 AM

As regular players at Tidy Bingo will know, Tidy is under new ownership now and as such, we need to settle the Tidy Savers promotion and ensure you all get your vouchers that you have saved with us up to and including 31st July 2016.

In total you managed to save £550.25 since November 2015, an impressive amount by all accounts!

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Help For Heroes – Tidy Bingo’s 5th Donation

Posted by on: Wednesday, Aug. 3rd 2016 12:18 PM

On July 5th we made our 5th donation to Help for Heroes, taking the total amount donated at that point to an impressive £2,868.90! As is always the case when we make a donation, we received a letter thanking us just a few days later.

The letter thanks us for the donation and tells of his it is put to use supporting wounded soldiers and their families. If you read on, you will see a scanned copy of the letter.

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Tidy Cupboard – Changes Afoot

Posted by on: Friday, Jul. 1st 2016 12:36 AM

As you will all know, for some time now we have seen a drop in the number of players in the Tidy Cupboard. This has continued for a while now and David and I have made a decision to change things around a little.

Rather than lose the room completely, something we don’t want to do, we’re going to try and revive it. How we plan to do that may sound a little odd but there is a method in our madness. However, it does mean that from 1st August 2016 the Cupboard is only to be open on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

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Loyalty Rewarded At Tidy Bingo

Posted by on: Monday, Apr. 4th 2016 2:47 PM

As regulars at Tidy Bingo will know, the network offers a loyalty reward scheme that sees you earn extra bonuses, cash back etc. as you rise through the ranks. As a little something extra, we’re going to introduce a form of loyalty scheme into the Tidy Cupboard too.

As you will have noticed, player numbers have been dropping of late in the Cupboard and as such, it doesn’t remain viable to keep giving away as many loyalty points as we have been whilst player numbers diminish.

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Tidy Bingo Up For Best Jumpman Gaming Bingo Site

Posted by on: Monday, Apr. 4th 2016 1:23 PM

The Which Bingo Award shortlist has been announced today and once again Tidy Bingo has received a nomination. This year there isn’t a Best Boutique Bingo Site, the category we usually find ourselves in. For 2016, we have been nominated as Best Jumpman Gaming Bingo Site and for the first time since we launched, we’re going to put a bit of effort into winning.

It’s not that we don’t want to win, of course it isn’t, but we are always competing with brands we have bigger budgets and more players so it often feels like we are a non-starter. This year however, only five of the brands under the Jumpman Gaming hat have been nominated so our odds of winning are slightly better!

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Catchphrase Competition – March 2016

Posted by on: Thursday, Feb. 25th 2016 1:29 PM

Can you believe it’s nearly March already? It seems like only yesterday that we were running Christmas competitions and rummaging in Santa’s Sack! Anyway, as the year rolls on, it’s time for another Catchphrase competition and your chance to win a selection of Tidy branded goods, maybe some Help For Heroes bits and bobs and even some bonus funds!

This time we’re going to do things a little differently (not much) and will be sending the competition by internal mail, external mail and posting on Facebook. We’re hoping this gets more people involved and who knows, with enough entries – we might even throw in a few extra prizes!

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Ham And Egg Cups

Posted by on: Sunday, Jan. 24th 2016 5:36 PM

As some of you may know, I’m currently with Slimming World trying to shed a few stone. If you’ve never done this diet before then it’s worth knowing that foods are divided into categories and it is actually the only diet that I have done that I have found really easy to stick to. The only thing that I am not completely comfortable with is the weekly meetings, and whilst I know many get a lot from the meetings – they don’t really do it for me. If any of you guys want to slim along with me – feel free. I lost 6.5lbs in my first week….

That said, I have paid for 10 sessions, so I will do those and then probably just continue alone at home. Anyway, I digress, the reason for this blog post was to share one of the recipes that I made today, one that I really enjoyed and takes hardly any time to make. It’s a free food, so you can eat as many of these as you want.

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Free Jackpot Game – The Outcome

Posted by on: Saturday, Jan. 23rd 2016 9:50 PM

I thought that I’d sit in the room and watch our biggest every free game take place tonight, the big £1000 jackpot. I wanted to see who were winners, and of course, report the outcome to all the Tidy Bingo players who were otherwise engaged.

In total there were a whopping 4,437 when the game got underway and I was on tenterhooks (as I am sure the players in the room were too).

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£604 Donated To Help For Heroes

Posted by on: Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 3:56 PM

Just before Christmas we made our fourth donation to the Help For Heroes charity thanks to the your continued support of the Tidy and the Troops game.

To date we have now donated £2238.75 with a further £49.25 raised since we last donated to this great cause. As always when we make a donation, Help For Heroes send us a letter and if you continue reading you will find a scan of the letter received.

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Thank You, Thank You And Again, Thank You

Posted by on: Tuesday, Dec. 22nd 2015 7:38 PM

There are many things that I love about Tidy and for those of you that know me, you’ll know that it has always been a dream of mine to run my own bingo site. From player, to host, from host to writer and then writer to site owner, it took me ten years to get here but I did.

There have been ups and downs, as our blog readers know, but one of the biggest ups happened this week. Quietly beavering away in my office, the doorbell rings with a delivery…..

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Match Report – Meteors vs Sapphires – 28/09/14

Posted by on: Tuesday, Sep. 30th 2014 10:21 PM

Hi Tidyers, Helen again! This week’s match saw Meteors against Sapphires. This is an up and coming team getting better all the time and although we were confident of a victory we could not afford to take anything for granted. Once again I took a quarter to settle into my shooting – as an excuse I came straight onto court after umpiring for our Comets team and had no chance to even put a few shots up before the whistle blew for the start of play.

This was the first time we were playing as the team I had planned at the start of the season. Helen Walton hotfooted it back from Masham Sheep Fair to play Goalkeeper and the relationship between her and Ashley Anderson as Goal Defence just gets better and better. They are both reasonably tall which is always good for a circle defence unit, both jump well for rebounds and implement the netball law of ‘Give and Go’ – always offering support to one another.

Talking of netball ‘laws’, Jackie Laugher played really well once again as Wing Defence watched by daughter Katie for the first time who could not believe how much her mum had improved and what an impact her interceptions had on the game. Last season Jackie and Nicola Stubbs both played Wing Defence. This season my gamble was to try Nicola as Centre. Nicola is a personal trainer and her fitness level is phenomenal. She committed to every pass, trying for interceptions right, left and, well, centre! She was marked by quite an aggressive player and was floored on several occasions and came off court at the end of the fourth quarter quite bruised and battered. For the record netball is supposed to be a non-contact game!

Wing Attack was played by our youngest team member, Laura Mackenzie who paired fantastically well with Nicola to feed the circle well and offer passing options in the centre court. Karen Dodds, who nobly stood up to play Centre last week in Nicola’s absence, donned her usual Goal Attack bib and fed well into the circle and also shot with accuracy.

Thankfully my shooting improved throughout the game and I was happily awarded Player of the Match – keeping it in the family as my daughter won it last week! One of our Rockets, Anna Merrin, was taking her Beginner’s Umpire award and our match was chosen for her test. I am delighted to say that she passed and as a Beginner umpire she is able to officiate for Division 3 fixtures so this should take quite a lot of pressure off me as the club’s main umpire.

When Marie Barker gets back to full fitness following recent surgery we will also have another umpire on our books (as well as an extremely versatile player as she shoots, defends, attacks, you name it!)

And so we claimed our second victory in as many matches – but I think things might get a little more difficult from now on! We seemed to make heavy weather of this fixture which we won 36 – 29 but I need to remember that we are still finding our feet, still working out systems of play with each other and effectively this was our first time out as a full seven.

Stats so far – played 2, won 2. Go Meteors.

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