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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 July, 2015

Hairy Bikers’ The People’s Cornish Pasty

Thursday, Jul. 30th 2015 12:15 AM

Seeing as Billy took 30 cornish pasties up to cags’ BBQ last weekend I have, as promised, put up a cornish pasty recipe if you would like to try it. There is a lot of controversy over what makes a proper cornish pasty and I know there are many different recipes. I probably wouldn’t add swede, and some people add carrot, but that’s up to you. I was going to include the recipe for the pastry as well but to be absolutely honest I would use shop bought shortcrust. This recipe comes from The Hairy Biker’s Food Tour of Britain.

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It’s Nearly X Factor Time

Thursday, Jul. 30th 2015 12:15 AM

It’s nearly time again for X Factor and it looks like this season they are really shaking it up. New presenters and new judges – let’s hope the standard of contestant is better as well! I used to be a total addict to the show but have definitely found it less appealing over the past few years. Luckily for me (and you) we are spicing things up by running a sweepstake once we get to the last 12, so that should make things much more interesting.

The new judges are Nick Grimshaw (sorry I am not a fan of his, he seems very smug and trendy), Rita Ora (freshly stolen from The Voice) and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is back again. The only thing we do know is Simon will be there keeping control of the proceedings. We have new presenters as well, Caroline Flack (who??) and Olly Murs. The final change is the voice over man has gone! Peter Dickson – I never knew his name – is leaving after 11 years. It’s a completely new line up.

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10 Things You May Not Know About billy0mates

Wednesday, Jul. 29th 2015 3:34 PM

It’s been a while since we had a Ten Things post and we know we haven’t yet been through all the regulars so come on ladies and gents, email us the most 10 interesting or unusual things about you. Recently we received an email from player billy0mates, a regular ‘cubbie’ and we didn’t even have to bribe her to send it in! Thanks hun ☺

So who hasn’t yet shared their ten things with us? You know who you are. We won’t name and shame now, we will save that for a little later ;). For now, read on to learn a bit more about billy0mates…

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Mini Egg Muffins

Friday, Jul. 17th 2015 12:15 AM

There have been quite a few of these recipes doing the rounds on Facebook and they look delicious so I thought I would give them a try. I made them last week for us for tea and they were really easy to make and absolutely delicious. You can play around with the recipe and add whatever you want as a filling – I used cheese and chopped cherry tomatoes in 6 and cheese and chilli flakes in the others. I lined my bun tin with pieces of wafer thin ham which worked really well, but you don’t have to do that – they taste great whatever you use.

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Music Concert Memories

Tuesday, Jul. 14th 2015 12:15 AM

Summer is here and the festival season is in full swing, with Glastonbury recently having some fabulous acts (Florence and the Machine) and some questionable ones too (Kanye West). This got me to thinking about the live bands I have seen and why some were so memorable. The first “live” band (and I use the term band very loosely) were Black Lace, of Agadoo and Superman fame. I only remembered this the other day because our resident DJ, onetreehill85, was telling us who was on her party mix that was playing whilst we were in the Tidy cupboard, and Black lace were one them. I hasten to add I did not choose to see Black Lace live … honest! They were playing at the roller skating rink I used to go to – very rock and roll.

I have seen many bands since, a lot of local ones and a few famous ones. I was lucky enough to see Prince at Wembley for my 16th birthday with a friend and he was absolutely amazing, the only downside was that I was quite far away so couldn’t see all that well but I still loved it.

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Baby Names

Tuesday, Jul. 7th 2015 12:30 AM

We were very happy here at Tidy Bingo to congratulate our lovely Tidyer, Voddi_N_Redbull, on the birth of her beautiful twins. She has been blessed with one of each and we have loved seeing the pictures that her and her Mum, wtg_lol have shared. After much deliberation these terrific twins have finally been named, with the little girl being called Alijah and the little boy Elias. Lovely names for our little Tidyers in waiting.

I remember when I was trying to think of names for my little girls, and had a list as long as my arm with possible names. You really want to get it right, and like Voddi, I couldn’t decide until after they were born to name them. It was 4 days before my first born was named!

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