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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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Christmas Present Ideas – Blog One

Posted by on: Tuesday, Oct. 21st 2014 11:18 PM

In the Tidy Cupboard this evening we were discussing the overall cost of Christmas and how it seems to get more and more expensive each and every year. I’m one of those people who tries to spread the cost over a few months and usually I’ve started present buying in August. I know, kill me know! After chatting with roomies tonight we came up with the idea of a blog post once a week that lists 10 cheap and cheerful gifts – nine will be £5 or less and one that will be slightly more expensive but no more than £10.

This week most of the ideas come from Studio 24, and online catalogue style store. You have a couple of options, create a credit account and pay the minimum each month or simply pay it all off the minute your bill shows.

There will be a blog a week until the end of November, I hope you find them useful.  Here are my nine under £5 ideas from Studio 24:

Personalised 5-Piece Make Up Brush Set – £2.99

Probably wouldn’t be a great gift for an adult but for a soon to be teenage girl – something that no doubt she will love.

The name on the lid can be up to 11 letters long.

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Make Up Brush Set

Watch and Bracelet Set Watch and Bracelet Set – £4.99

I actually purchased one of these and it comes in a nice presentation box but the quality is exactly what you would expect for something this price. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice enough cheap gift and well worth the money.

It has diamante detailing and a sparkling design, it’s just quite light.

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Watch and Bracelet Set

Books Two Paperback Books – £0.99

Who doesn’t have a bookie type person in the family? I’ve ordered these for my Mum. At 99p for two books (whether they are bestsellers or not, who knows), you can’t go wrong really.

The two books are:

  • Killer Queens by Rebecca Chance
  • Fallen Angels by Tara Hyland

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Two Paperback Books

Bin Monsters Trash Bin Monsters – £2.99

If you have got kids or grandkids over the age of 5 then this will make a great present for those who love to get creative. The set features paper plates, stickers, feathers, pipe cleaners, lollipop sticks, shredded paper and more that can be used to create their very own Trash Bin Monster

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Trash Bin Monsters

Vodka Bottle Ice Tray Vodka Bottle Ice Tray – £3.99

I stumbled across this little beauty whilst trying to come up with the best bargain presents and we all know who this little something would suit best amongst our roomies! Actually, there are a couple of players…

It’s a novelty ice cube tray when all is said and done but for the drinker in the family, it’s a cheap and cheerful, fun present.

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Vodka Bottle Ice Tray

4 Piece Toiletry Bag Set 4 Piece Toiletry Bag Set – £4.99

I don’t know about you but my dressing table is awash with an array of make up and toiletries so this little set would come in handy. There’s likely someone in your family quite similar to me in that way. It lists on the web page the set as four pieces but lists just three as follows:

  • Carry Bag
  • Toiletry Bag
  • Cosmetic Bag

Link to buy:

4 Piece Toiletry Bag Set

4 Piece Toiletry Bag Set Ladies Glam Make Up Box – £3.99

Again, this is probably more for your teenage girl than an adult but it contains:

  • 1 x lipgloss
  • 1 x liquid eyeliner
  • 1 x set of false eyelashes
  • 2 x shimmer pads
  • 1 x eye pencil
  • 5 x eye shadow
  • 1 x double applicator

Link to buy:

Ladies Glam Make Up Box

Paint You Own Teaset Paint You Own Teaset – £3.99

Another one for the creative little darlings who are past a certain age. A create and paint your won teaset that comes complete with:

  • 1 x teapot with lid
  • 1 x milk jug
  • 1 x sugar bowl
  • 3 x cups and saucers

Link to buy:

Paint You Own Teaset

Personalised Mum Bear Plaque Personalised Mum Bear Plaque – £4.99

This is a plaque that featues a teddy bear and a personalised inscription on the plaque with a sentimental verse that reads:

Mum, You have the sweetest smile that there could ever be and most of all I love you for always loving me.

Bit cheesy but Mum might like it.

Link to buy:

Personalised Mum Bear Plaque

And here’s the under £10 option.

Personalised Bath Robe Personalised Bath Robe – £9.99

You can order these in both ladies and mens sizes with a selection of different colours available. I bought one last year for my daughter and she absolutely loves it.

The personalisation is on the breast and is well done. A definite recommend from me.

Link to buy:

Studio 24 Personalised Bath Robe

If on your shopping travels this week you come across a cheap and cheerful idea, feel free to post the links in the comment boxes.

Also, let us know if you do opt for any of the above. It will be interesting to see if these blogs are helping you shop.

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5 Comments on “Christmas Present Ideas – Blog One”

cags Says:

wow some great ideas cheers nickie, love the ice cubes hee hee

Mcdogs Says:

Ice cubes? or Vodka cubes Cags 😉

xnannysoupx Says:

what a great idea, thank you Nickie takes a bit of xmas shopping stress away

cags Says:

both dogs go together like cheese n biscuits lol

billy0mates Says:

ty nickie may get the toiletries set for my daughter even if they end up on her floor like everything else 🙂

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