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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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Archive for May, 2015

Are you a Freebie Fanatic or Competition Crazy?

Friday, May. 29th 2015 12:05 AM

I was watching the very strange “Extreme Couponing” programme on the TLC channel this week, where American shoppers clip coupons and stock pile thousands of food, health and cleaning products in their basements. Whilst I can understand the love of a freebie I am not sure I could put in 30 hours a week clipping and downloading coupons for things I would probably never use. I know it’s slightly different over here and have managed to nab a few free bits myself over the years and wondered if you had any good stories or tips for us too.

I am on a couple of freebie websites and have managed to get some great things for free over the years. I’ve managed to get full size lipsticks, mascaras and nail varnishes, full size floor and dish cleaning samples, free chocolate, crisps, cereals and all sorts of health care products.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Cags

Tuesday, May. 26th 2015 12:05 AM

Continuing on with our 10 Things You May Not Know we have another player who has taken the pull by the proverbial horns and submitted her 10 Things. Cags is the player who is in the hot seat for this post and it’s a really interesting read. Funny how you can know someone for so long and actually not know that much isn’t it?

The best way to do this going forward, in my opinion anyway, is with nominations – the player who last did the 10 Things post gets to choose who is next. As Cags mentions tickleme, I’m going to insist that she is the next to submit her 10 Things!

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Scat’s Weekend With Blondie

Sunday, May. 24th 2015 12:05 AM

As those of you who were in the cupboard last Friday know, Natalie, the ex CM formerly known as Scat, decided to take a little trip down to the depths of Devon/Cornwall to experience a little bit of West Country hospitality down with me last weekend.

After driving a mere four  hours she finally made it to Casa Blondie and the weekend began. First stop the Tidy Cupboard for the Friday night session and I must admit it was very weird sitting opposite her (both of us with laptops on our knees) whilst chatting to her in the Cupboard chat room. Another great evening though, thanks to you guys, and after the Cupboard closed it was time for a few drinks and a catch up.

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Movie Madness

Friday, May. 22nd 2015 12:05 AM

I had quite a quiet Bank holiday weekend recently – my girls were at their Dad’s and my partying partner in crime was laid up ill so chilling with movies was called for. I managed to watch a pretty impressive 6 movies over the Saturday and Sunday, some of them were awful and some of them were pretty good. I think my weekend favourite was The Atticus Institute – set in the 1970’s about experiments in telekinesis, it focused on one woman who was very talented. It turns out she was possessed by the devil and the film turned out to be pretty scary. I also watched The Devil In The Woods which was snoozeworthy.

Some of you may know I am a total horror film addict, although I do enjoy sci-fi films, the odd chick flick and some comedies. That’s when I thought – of course, a list is called for! Read on for details of my personal favourite top five films…

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Super Soaps or Silly Soaps?

Thursday, May. 21st 2015 12:15 AM

I recently watched the BAFTA awards show on TV where Coronation Street won the award for the best soap. I’m not a Corrie fan and haven’t watched it for donkeys years but I know quite a few of you never miss it. Most people seem to be either a Corrie or Eastenders fan, myself being the latter, and a lot of us never miss an episode. They are now the backbone of great British TV and have millions of followers.

Me? I love them yet, so many times people have said to me “It’s not real you know” whilst I am shouting at the TV. This isn’t just because of the drama or me being totally into the plots, it’s because there are quite a few things about soaps that I can never understand and I wondered if you guys felt the same?

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10 Things You May Not Know About xnannysoupx

Tuesday, May. 19th 2015 12:12 AM

As you will know if you a regular reader of the blog, the Tidy team have all done their 10 Things You May Not Know about me lists and we’ve now moved onto the players. Last week we saw mcdogs-wolves put himself forward for the hot seat and this week, it’s xnannysoupx who have stepped up to tell us a bit more about herself.

xnannysoupx is a regular in the Tidy Cupboard as are most of the blog contributors, but you don’t have to be to participate. We’d love to know a bit more about all of our players so if you fancy doing a 10 Things list, just send it to team@tidybingo.com and we’ll post it here on the blog over the coming weeks. Remember to include your Tidy Bingo username.

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10 Things You May Not Know About mcdogs-wolves

Friday, May. 15th 2015 12:36 AM

All the team here at Tidy Bingo have now done their 10 Things You May Not Know so we are moving onto the players! We’ve found that these posts have started many a conversation in the chat room and this is something we want to continue.

Lee is someone I have personally known for many years and like me, he didn’t think he had 10 things to say about himself but if you take the time, stop and think, we all have interesting things about us. What you might consider ordinary or boring, you fellow roomies will love to learn about you.

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Read All About It

Thursday, May. 14th 2015 12:11 AM

Extra, extra – Read All About It. Nickie and David have decided to throw in an awesome extra prize to add on to the network Read All About It Promotion that is playing at all sites on the network. As you will already known if you read the promotions pages you could win a Kindle Fire HD7, and magazine subscriptions to OK, Cosmo, Glamour and Heat.

On top of this all Tidyers will be entered into prize draw with a chance to win a fab t-shirt from the For Reading Addicts shop as long as you have deposited £20 over the promo period (14th – 23rd May). Because of this I thought I’d pop on over to the website and have a nosey for you.

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10 Things You May Not Know About David

Tuesday, May. 12th 2015 12:05 AM

Ok, it’s my turn to put fingers to keyboard and take a look into my murky past and tell you 10 things you never knew about me. Some of you might wonder who I am as I’m not as visible as my fellow Tidy peeps around the site, but I do a lot behind the scenes, helping keep things ticking over and the boring paperwork to try and justify my position as joint owner of Tidy Bingo.

So here we go, 10 things about me. And when you see a couple of these, it might help to explain why I’m not so visible around here!

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Tidy Bingo Help For Heroes Recent Donation

Friday, May. 8th 2015 11:21 AM

Last week we sent off our third cheque to the Help For Heroes charity, our largest to date at £600! Today we received the thank you letter in the post and as we do always, we have scanned a copy for you guys to read. Remember, this money is money that YOU have raised for Help For Heroes by buying tickets for the Tuesday night 7pm game, all we do is provide the promotional idea. Give yourselves a massive pat on the back!

In total we have now raised over £1650 for this worthy cause and each week that amount just keeps on rising. The more tickets that you buy, the more money that is donated to the charity and remember, you are also in with a chance of winning a t-shirt or hoodie each month with every ticket you buy being an entry into the prize draw.

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