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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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X Factor Auditions And Bootcamp Begins

Posted by on: Tuesday, Sep. 22nd 2015 12:15 AM

This weekend saw the final round of X Factor auditions along with the start of boot camp where the judges began the slow process of removing the wheat from the chaff. After struggling with rating so far, this was the weekend where the wow was meant to be put back into proceedings. However, the show hit another ratings dip, losing another 500k viewers on Saturday compared to the previous week. Worrying times for this Saturday night stalwart show.

Saturdays audition show brought us the usual bunch of bonkers wannabes with the odd shining star to make it all worthwhile. The lowest point was the dreadful boy band DTour, who had the mad manager from hell. When the team gave a unanimous no to the out of tune, badly prepared group their manager came on and sang, yes sang, a begging request for the judges to give them another chance. The judges jaws literally hit the floor and let the band sing again – they were even worse. They got 4 no’s again and let’s just say Mrs Manager was not too happy, claiming she would have the last laugh when they were superstars.

We saw the return of Joseph McCaul who was rejected at the boot camp stage in last year’s show. A very manic, odd performer who was asked to come back with a different song after failing to impress the judges yet again. He came back and performed Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and this time they put him through. Not my cup of tea at all but I have a feeling he will get a lot of sympathy votes as his voice is pretty good. Saturday standouts were few and far between but I did like Lucy Duffield who came on stage with the most enormous pair of Pat Butcher-style earrings and wowed the audience with her second song, an a capella version of Whitney’s “I Have Nothing”. She was fantastic. Menn On Point also pleased the judges (particularly Rita) with the bouncy and fun original song “Turn It Up”. They brought a smile to everyone’s faces.


Sundays show, confusingly, was the start of boot camp. To me it would have been better showing these next week but what do I know! It was a feast of tears, tantrums and triumphs. The boot camp task was for the auditionees to form groups, choose a song and sing it for the judges. The show started with us following Ryan Ruckledge, whom Simon Cowell called “A horror of a human being”. Ryan argued with his boot camp group, got extremely drunk when he should have been rehearsing, and acted like an appalling diva when it was time to sing. Not the way to impress the judges or anyone in the music industry. He was rightly sent home.

Plenty of fabulous singers rightly made it through, such as Katie Caldwell, Seann Miley Moore, Louisa Johnson and the brilliant 4th Power. We saw a clash of the divas when Princess Diamond came up against the wonderful Monica Michael when they had to sing “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Princess was not happy with the song choice, had a huge row with Monica and refused to rehearse. When it came down to it she forgot her words and was sent home. Not finished she collapsed on the ground in tears in front of Olly and Caroline whilst they were interviewing the acts that got through. A pointless drama queen act. Tonight showed again that you have to put the effort in to get through on this show – egos count for nothing.


The show is starting to gather momentum and hopefully the final 12 that you will be rooting for in the Tidy Factor will be the acts with talent and integrity – singers you want to vote for. Don’t forget that the act you get assigned could win you a share in that lovely £250 pot on bonus funds – now that’s got to make the show more exciting.


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2 Comments on “X Factor Auditions And Bootcamp Begins”

onetreehill85 Says:

have to agree with you blondie on joseph
i wanted him not to go through

cags Says:

has it finished yet lol

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