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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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10 Things You May Not Know About David

Posted by on: 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!

1. I have a degree in fine art, having specialised in painting. One of my favourite subjects over the years was updating Welsh myths about giants and turning them into contemporary scenes. You can see a few of my old (and not very good) giant paintings here.

2. Following my degree I trained as secondary school art teacher but never got a job teaching.

3. I was a singer in a very small time band in Cardiff. We were an indie band in the vain of The Jesus And Mary Chain and would often have people leaving our gigs due to the noisy feedback we loved producing.

4. That said same band were for one very short period record label mates with The Manic Street Preachers, but we couldn’t execute the recording of our record because our drummer’s mum wouldn’t let him sign the contract as he was only 17 and she wasn’t happy about it.

5. I used to work for BBC News at BBC Wales. For a couple of years circa 2000-2001, if you saw live stories on the One or Six o’clock BBC news from Wales, there was chance I had arranged the satellite line and the camera crew to get it onto the screen. That period included the petrol crisis and foot and mouth outbreak.

6. I have had a lifelong interest in bingo, from using my nan’s bingo pens to draw on the back of finished bingo books, to shouting house outside a bingo hall on the way back from school to annoy the players, it’s always been a part of my life. I come from a family of bingo players, so it was only natural that I eventually got a job as a bingo caller.

7. Alongside my work in bingo, I am also a film producer. The first feature film I co-produced had a limited UK cinema release and is currently available on DVD.

8. I’ve spent the last 2 years working on bringing my second feature as a producer to the screen, and it’s in the can and currently being edited. It is part funded by the BBC so should be on the TV hopefully after a UK cinema release. As an aside, I’ve also had bit parts in both my films.

9. I’m a keen archer, and often can be found in my back garden shooting arrows at a target.

10. Despite not being able to play anything more than a few major chords and a pentatonic scale (badly) I collect guitars, with my particular favourite design being a black Fender Stratocaster with a maple neck. I currently have three of them and a few other non-black guitars.

So, there we have it. 10 things about me, hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about the team here at Tidy.


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4 Comments on “10 Things You May Not Know About David”

cags Says:

wowser great paintings and good to learn a bit about the invisable man lol

xnannysoupx Says:

you sound very talented ,so when is tidy the movie being filmed lol

CM Blondie Says:

Wow, so cool! I liked The Jesus And Mary Chain so probably would have liked you guys, what a shame your drummers Mum said no!

David Says:

Thanks Cags and Nanny, Tidy The Movie, hmmm… What would it be, a thriller, a romance, or a horror!?

Blondie, I suspect the drummer’s mum did us a favour as we’d probably have spent years repaying the recording costs. I still have the contract in a box somewhere, I should look it over as it’s probably quite horrific!

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