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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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Christmas Too Early?

Posted by on: Friday, Nov. 20th 2015 12:15 AM

Every year it seems that Christmas is being thrust upon us earlier and earlier, and whilst I love the festive season, you can’t help feeling how much more commercialised it seems and how media and marketing have much more control on how we celebrate. For a start, we never had chocolate advent calendars when I was a child. We had cute little cardboard ones showing either religious or festive images. If we were very lucky with a bit of glitter, that when opened had nothing more than a picture of a lit candle or a sprig of holly.

Nowadays the only kind of advent calendar easily available are the chocolate kind and boy do we have a lot of choice. All the kids movies have one, you can get one from all sorts of sweet brands ( some of the Lindt ones cost £10!), there are toy ones, such as Lego, with toy gifts every day for over £20 and if you really want to go to town you can buy adult advent calendars with toiletries, candles and make-up where the price goes sky high. We only got gifts on Christmas day when I was young but now it seems expectations are much higher.

The battle for the best Christmas TV ad is another much more recent phenomena, with John Lewis bringing out some real tear jerkers in recent years (the bear and rabbit one from a few years ago was wonderful). Even though it’s only November we have seen most of the main adverts already. This year I have two favourites. The John Lewis one – I did cry when I saw the very sweet “Man In The Moon” ad, very poignant (although any Doctor Who fans out there may be reminded of a certain Wilfred Mott, the Grandad of Donna Noble, who watched for her through a telescope while she travelled in space). I also love Sainsbury’s “Mogs Christmas Calamity” – the little cat reminds me of my dogs and the sharing scene at the end brings warmth to your heart.

John Lewis Christmas Advert

Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert

Of course back in the “olden days” when I was a kid the Christmas TV ads were a little different. TV celebrities glammed themselves up for extravaganza type offerings, such as the Woolworths Christmas ad, and looking back they were tacky and hilarious but at the time (and these were shown in December!) they made me feel excited and Christmassy. They bring back memories of shopping for Brut aftershave for my Dad and Charlie perfume for my Mum, of just one tin of Roses chocolates (much bigger back then) which Mum rationed and we would be allowed 1 or if we were very lucky 2 at a time (never the coffee creams though – they were Mums) and of course believing in Father Christmas, which I did until I was about 11 or 12. These days children stop believing at a much younger age thanks to the TV and the internet. TV ads make it clear that parents buy the gifts which is a shame as I used to be so excited.

When its all said and done though, I must admit I love it all. Unlike some of you organised ones I have only just started to buy my Christmas presents and am starting to get into the build up. My neighbours have already got their Christmas lights up which I think is far too early but I guess it makes them happy and they are nice to look at. Mine go up 1st December and not a day earlier! I am really looking forward to spending December with you guys in the Tidy Cupboard and can’t wait for our Christmas party on the 22nd. So keep me posted on what festive things you will be doing, what crackers you will be buying, whether you are a Roses or a Quality Street family and what you love best or least about the most wonderful time of the year. It may be a bit early for the TV ads and decorations but it’s never too early for a good old chat about it all in the Cupboard.

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cags Says:

Great blog Sarah hee hee at wollys advert and the stuff you could buy,how things have changed.I noticed the quality streets are cheaper today.

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