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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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Posts in the 'Family' Category

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 19th 2013 12:15 PM

Today is my last official work day, I’m packing up and going off to Butlins for Christmas! Don’t worry though, the site has been left in the good hands of our very own elves, the lovely chat hosts so you’re not going to find the chat rooms deserted. In addition to that I will be in and out, running reports and of course, announcing Santa’s Sack winners with someone actually having the pleasure of chatting with me on Christmas Day when I call to tell them they have one the big prize!

Before I depart I just wanted to wish each and everyone of you and very happy Christmas and tell you that I hope you have all been really good, and that Santa’s brings you all that your heart desires.

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What’s New With Me

Thursday, Dec. 5th 2013 12:30 PM

It’s been a little while since I have written a ‘me’ blog full of funny anecdotes but the reason is simple; nothing really interesting has been going on with me. All work and no play makes Nickie a rather dull person, certainly not one whose life you guys might be interested to read about!

I’ve been busy wrapping presents for Santa’s Sack, running reports to find the entrants to the daily draw, making sure prizes are sent out in a timely fashion etc. There has been no time to do much else. Having said that the fit friend recently turned 40 and we are off out to celebrate this weekend so after a few beers, there may be a few stories to recant early next week.

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Cinnamon Challenge Catastrophe

Monday, Nov. 11th 2013 7:57 AM

My son Josh, the one who works at Butlins, is currently home with his girlfriend as it is the end of season. They are only here until Tuesday when they travel to Turkey for a holiday and as such, we have been trying to cram in as much “family time” as possible. Friday night was a DVD and pizza night and Saturday was a games night with drink involved, it was never going to end well!

We purchased a new board game called 5 Second Rule whose rules are that you have to name three things from the card in 5 Seconds – the name says it all really. In our version of the game, if you didn’t do it, you did a shot – as you can imagine, we got them all right and were sober as judges by the end of the night……NOT!

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Gallstones – What A Pain!

Saturday, Oct. 26th 2013 7:06 AM

The Tidy blog seems to be the place where I share a lot about myself I thought I’d share with you a bit about my gallstones. Now this might make you want to click away or stop reading on but it should make you laugh despite it seeming wrong to laugh at another’s misfortune. When I first got the pain that goes with gallstones I thought I simply had heartburn or that my bra was digging in too much; it’s a pain that really gets you in the chest area, just where your bra sits.

It continued intermittently for a few months steadily getting worse and it was after one particularly painful incident that I decided to get to the doctors. A scan was booked and gallstones diagnosed.

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Butlins 80’s Weekend

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd 2013 7:22 AM

I just want to let you all know that I won’t be around this weekend so the blog may go a little neglected (unless of course the shy and retiring David posts). For a few months now the neighbours and I have had a girlie weekend planned; we’re off to Butlins in Skegness for an 80’s weekend.

The whole group, of which there are eight of us, are 40 or over with the exception of my fit friend who is still a couple of month’s off the big four O. The plan is that we’ll be arriving Friday evening after everyone has finished work, dump off our bags in the chalets, a quick change and then hit the venues.

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Proud Mummy Moments

Tuesday, Sep. 24th 2013 7:39 AM

One of the things that I was really keen to offer with Tidy Bingo was a real face of the brand, more than just your usual faceless names behind the site. David’s a little more private than me but in all honestly, my life is an open book with many a blank page but open for all to read if they are interested. For this reason the Tidy blog is somewhere where you will read/hear a lot about me and my life. Part of that is being a proud Mum to three kids and Nanna to twin girls….

Of course there are some things that you just don’t share on a public fora with complete strangers for many reasons. However, one of the things I really want to share with you are some videos of my middle son. I have three kids – Adam is 24 and a father to twin girls, Joshua is 21 (in January) and an entertainer at Butlins and Emily is 15 and in her final year of school with plans to join the RAF.

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Tidy Live Whilst I’m On Holiday!

Friday, Aug. 23rd 2013 10:25 PM

It’s not very often that I pack my suitcase leaving all tablets, phones and laptops at home and jet off for a holiday but last week I had the chance to do just that. My youngest, who is 15, was off to stay with her Dad before his upcoming wedding and the two eldest don’t live at home anyway so it seemed the ideal opportunity to take some time our with the other half. My poor old hubby is a bit of a bingo widower so we booked a city break to Amsterdam.

There aren’t many places in the world that are on my list of places to visit but Amsterdam was always near the top. Friends have been and always came home talking about the canals, the buildings, the red light district and of course, the coffee shops.

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