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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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Blondie’s Childhood Memories

Posted by on: Friday, May. 8th 2015 12:05 AM

I recently watched a TV series on the change in food over the decades since the 50’s and it brought back many memories (good and bad) about all sorts of things, so I thought I’d pop them on here and see if you guys have the same sort of memories too.

I was born in 1970, the decade of flares, roller skates, power cuts and hot summers. To me my childhood seemed to be all about the outdoors, climbing trees, and making dens and bonfires. Chocolate bars were bigger (though we didn’t get to eat that many back then mind you, they were a rare treat), crisps were crazy & cool (Monster Munch just came out), fizzy pop was delivered to your door – you recycled the glass bottles for 5p a time, and the robins and blue tits stole the cream from the top of you milk left by the milkman, the tell tale holes in the foil lids giving away their crimes.

There we no Playstations, Xboxes, laptops or mobile phones back then. In fact, we didn’t get a house phone until I was about eight and that was a party line. My brother and I used to love eavesdropping on the other person’s phone calls. You called for your friends by knocking on their door, if they weren’t in they were already out, so you went and found them. There were six kids in our street and one of favourite games was playing Star Trek (yes, I was a nerd even then) in the massive tree in the field over the road. We all had a separate branch and would sit there and pretend to be different characters. It all seems so simple and innocent now (and a bit boring) but we thought we were the bees knees. One Christmas I was given my own mini bingo set, even then I loved the beautiful game, and would force my family to play every night. It had its own little cage for the balls and I’d obviously be the caller while they patiently sat there with their bingo cards. My Mum still remembers this and reminded me of it when I first took a job in the industry.

Snickers were called Marathons, Starburst were Opal Fruits and popping candy was Space Dust. All were double the size they are now – I am sure it wasn’t because we were smaller. We got free milk at school and school dinners were meat, two veg followed by pudding. No microwaves or ready meals back then – Mum cooked tea and that was it, if you didn’t eat it you went hungry. We ate our tea. I know things are easier now, we have so much choice and foods we would have never dreamed of back then, but somehow things just seemed so sunny and good back then, despite grazed knees, tree splinters and no takeaway pizza.

As we were all born different times – what are your best childhood memories? What things do you remember that make you smile and do you think it was better then or now? Please comment below as I’d love to know.

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cags Says:

Oh those were the days Sarah.Bring back the spinning top and chopper bikes ha ha

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