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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 'Friends' Category

10 Things You May Not Know About mcdogs-wolves

Friday, May. 15th 2015 12:36 AM

All the team here at Tidy Bingo have now done their 10 Things You May Not Know so we are moving onto the players! We’ve found that these posts have started many a conversation in the chat room and this is something we want to continue.

Lee is someone I have personally known for many years and like me, he didn’t think he had 10 things to say about himself but if you take the time, stop and think, we all have interesting things about us. What you might consider ordinary or boring, you fellow roomies will love to learn about you.

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Blondie’s Childhood Memories

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.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Tidy Bingo

Friday, Apr. 24th 2015 4:22 PM

As regulars in the Cupboard will know, Nickie and I had a bit of a brainstorming session this week when I visited her at home (that and a really tasty pub lunch in the beautiful village of Beer!) During our time together we got to wondering how much exactly you guys know about us? And then, like a light bulb going off, we came up with the idea of following a recent trend from Facebook where we have to tell you 10 things about us that you may not know!

We are starting the ball rolling with how well you know Tidy Bingo, the brand. This is just a starting point because over the coming weeks there will be 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nickie, David and Blondie too. When that has all been done we’d like you guys to do the same too if you dare! We think it will be a great talking point and in this version, a go to place for those who don’t know about what we have happening at Tidy on a regular basis.

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Christmas Present Ideas – Blog One

Tuesday, Oct. 21st 2014 11:18 PM

In the Tidy Cupboard this evening we were discussing the overall cost of Christmas and how it seems to get more and more expensive each and every year. I’m one of those people who tries to spread the cost over a few months and usually I’ve started present buying in August. I know, kill me know! After chatting with roomies tonight we came up with the idea of a blog post once a week that lists 10 cheap and cheerful gifts – nine will be £5 or less and one that will be slightly more expensive but no more than £10.

This week most of the ideas come from Studio 24, and online catalogue style store. You have a couple of options, create a credit account and pay the minimum each month or simply pay it all off the minute your bill shows.

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New Ripon Netball Team Name – You Decide

Tuesday, Aug. 26th 2014 2:06 PM

Poll Closed; the new netball team will be called the Ripon Meteors.

Although we are a little behind with the poll to decide the name of the new Ripon netball team, the second team to join the Ripon Rockets with Tidy Bingo sponsorship, finally we have whittled it down to just five choices. The new name will be chosen by you the Tidy players, simply read on and click your choice of name for the new team.

There were plenty of entries, some of which we couldn’t possibly use (thanks Voddi_N_Redbull) but between the coach and I, we have found five that we like the sound of best. The vote is also being opened up to the team members too, after all they will be the people playing under that name.

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All Settled In And Ready To Party

Tuesday, Aug. 5th 2014 11:01 AM

First things first, a little apology to our blog for the neglect! What with the move and everything, the blog looks a little unloved but we’re all settled in and finally getting on top of things. The house is lovely and all of the boxes are now unpacked phew. The last few weeks have boasted great weather, although it is currently piddling down, and I am now sporting a rather nice tan.

So what has been happening with Tidy Bingo? Well the most exciting thing for me personally is that we are not far away from our first birthday. I can’t believe it has been a year since we opened but then I’m always shocked at how quickly the four-hour sessions pass in the Tidy Cupboard on a Tuesday. The saying ‘Time flies when you are having fun’ is certainly true at Tidy.

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Fun And Frolics In The Tidy Cupboard

Wednesday, Feb. 26th 2014 12:07 AM

After quite a build up to the opening of the Tidy Cupboard I was a bit nervous last night. 7pm rolled around and as I started my first shift as a CM in our standalone room, just one player was in the room and that was a friend of mine who popped along for moral support. A few more players joined over the next 30 minutes and it wasn’t long before the banter got into full swing.

We played a few chat games before the Clean The Bog tournament got underway, more banter ensued. The winner was Voddi_N_Redbull although ScaryMary322 wasn’t far behind. It all came down to a toothbrush!

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Be Back Soon

Thursday, Feb. 13th 2014 11:42 AM

Today is my last day of work for a week as those of you who read the blog already know. However I wanted to just recap for any of you that had missed that last post (and share my excitement of course). Tomorrow the family and I jet off to Alanya in Turkey for a week and as mentioned before, this will affect some aspects of Tidy but not your overall playing experience.

Even though I’m not here, I’ve scheduled a couple of bonus codes to go live whilst I am away and tomorrow there is a special promotion happening across the network. Any player who wins on the number 14 (a full house or pattern win) will get a heart shaped box of chocolates as well as the standard house prize they have won. For Tidy players that is on top of a score on the Loved Up leader board .

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Diary Dates For Tidyers

Monday, Feb. 3rd 2014 2:59 PM

As a bingo player myself I have always found it a little frustrating when a brand offers a promotion and then fails to deliver relevant information. Here at Tidy David and I work hard to keep on top of all the promotions that we run. Our exclusive promotions are not managed by a team of staff, they are managed by ourselves so if at any point you want information, feel free to drop us a line on the team@tidybingo.com address and we’ll do our best to supply the details you require.

The reason for this blog post is to keep you up to date with a few diary dates that are going to affect a couple of the promotions that we are currently running. This weekend for instance there is a big online gaming conference in London and both David and I will be there promoting Tidy Bingo to our peers. This means that the Loved Up leaderboard won’t be updated simply because I’m not here to do it.

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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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