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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 – 16/11/14

Posted by on: Thursday, Nov. 20th 2014 1:04 PM

Sunday saw us pitted against Sapphire Stars – quite the nicest team in the league. This was a match we were always going to win – it was simply a question of by how many. We were without our lovely Ashley today – part of our defence double act so I brought in Amy Mackenzie, daughter number two and allowing me for the first time ever to play in the same team as both of my children.

Amy is a goal attack, a brilliantly accurate shooter and a very fit netballer – but she was replacing Ashley – a goal defence. Instead we played Nicola Stubbs (our centre) as GD as she is a natural defender. She played well with our brilliant GK Helen Walton. Jackie Laugher (WD) was all over their WA – her timing has improved massively in recent weeks and she took many an intercept in the defensive third.

Amy as centre dominated the attack and coupled well with her sister Laura as wing Attack, both feeding well into the circle. Karen and I were shooting well and because of the strength of our feeds around the circle edge, we were able to receive the ball near to the post and this helped the accuracy of our shots. We kept the team the same for two quarters and although we were confident we definitely took a while to settle into our stride with Sapphires matching us goal for goal in the first five minutes.

Gradually though our strength began to show and we began to dominate the game. In the third quarter we moved Amy to goal defence and put Nicola back to her usual position of centre. It was important not only to win but to build up a big goal difference. This league is very tight between three teams (Meteors included) and it is possible that it might come down to goal difference at the end of the season. Helen Walton dominated the defence, her height, her timing, her communication are all superb. Not only that, she gives us a calmness as a team, settles the play and then commands the strategy as the ball travels up the court. In the final quarter I indulged myself and had Mac Attack – Laura as WA, Amy as GA and myself as GS.

To make it a family occasion a handsome man entered clad in leathers and motorbike helmet – all he needed was a box of Milk Tray and the setting would’ve been perfect! He watched his girls (and his wife) play really well together, notching up loads of goals and helping us on our way to a massive victory. In the end the final score was Meteors 64, Sapphires 15 with Helen Walton being voted Player of the Match.

This has brought us up to 2nd in the league – still with a game in hand. next week sees us play against the league leaders – Halos – in what I think will be the title decider. How I would love to win this league in our first ever season. The last time we played Halos we were forced to play with six – our umpire let us down and I had to step up to umpire (it is better to lose than to forfeit and no umpire is an automatic forfeit). Can we win on Sunday? I hope so.

Rockets too have a crunch match against Tigers. Sadly we are both playing at the same time so can’t even support each other – so we need lots of virtual Tidy cheering if you don’t mind. We are so grateful to Tidy Bingo for sponsoring our two teams – how fabulous would it be to win both the second and third division. I have no idea how it will pan out – all I know is that I am loving playing in this team, loving achieving what all that we are and loving the fact that Meteors, Ripon and indeed Tidy Bingo are very definitely on the map.

Looking forward to next Sunday’s games I have arranged a guest coach to deliver a session on Friday night (commitment or what?!) in the hope that this will give us the edge over our opponents. Go Meteors xx

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