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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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Changes To Site Terms And Conditions

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd 2015 7:37 PM

It has recently come to our attention that there has been a significant change to the Terms and Conditions across the 15 Network surrounding withdrawal rules. The change only affects new players really, but it’s one that we are less than pleased about and are currently in negotiations with the network in order to have the old rules reinstated.

The change was one that apparently was implemented ‘about a month ago’ but only came to light when I was researching a bonus change at another site on the network (Lucky Rainbow Bingo are now offering £5 free if you haven’t already registered there). As part of that research whilst wearing my bingo writer’s hat, I always check the wagering requirements….

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Star Signs

Tuesday, Aug. 18th 2015 11:52 AM

As myself and Tidy share a birthday this week, meaning we are both Leo’s, it got me thinking about star signs. Leo’s are supposedly generous (Tidy definitely is), enthusiastic, bossy (me…never!!) and organised. Famous Leo’s include Madonna, Barack Obama, Mick Jagger and Babs Windsor. We are supposedly most compatible with the signs Aries, Sagittarius and Taurus – which explains why I am single …. I’ve never been out with any of those!

I do seem to be a “typical” Leo though, but my daughters don’t seem to follow their signs traits much, so I do wonder how much truth there is to it. According to some research, Leo’s are the most likely to be successful and Gemini’s the least. Sagittarians are two times more likely to become famous when young than any other sign. From the top 10 list of the world’s richest people three 3 are Scorpio and three are Gemini’s (I’d say that’s pretty successful) so can your star sign mean you are luckier then others?

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I Love Vinyl

Tuesday, Aug. 11th 2015 12:15 AM

Following our chat in the Cupboard Friday I thought I’d post about music this week and in particularly good old vinyl records. I am still lucky enough to have my collection – when I was very short of cash at college I was going to sell some rare AC/DC picture discs but my friends couldn’t bear it so lent me money instead! I really do feel for Coff who lost all hers after lending them out and Billy who had to sell hers in the past.

There is something really satisfying about an album cover or a 12″ disc, especially when gatefold as they always had extra pictures, info or the words to the songs on them. I remember when the album “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood came out. You could buy fake tattoos, enamel badges, T-shirts, shorts, socks and hoodies by mail from a leaflet included. I was so happy  to get some of these bits for my birthday that year which I wore to death. I still have a couple of the badges and the t-shirt after all these years (30 OMG!!).

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Progressive Jackpot News – Another Winner!

Tuesday, Aug. 4th 2015 10:42 PM

It’s been quite a while since one of our players landed the exclusive progressive jackpot in the Tidy Cupboard but tonight, at 9.45pm, wtg_lol managed to net herself a jackpot win of £198.12! An impressive win itself but when you look at the cost to her to win, it looks even better. This lucky lady, a Cupboard regular, spent just £1.20 on 24 tickets in the game that she won it on.  Not a bad return on investment at all. She won in 45 calls on the number 19.

wtg_lol then took to our Facebook page to let us know exactly what the money will be used for and we couldn’t be more pleased for her.

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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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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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10 Things You May Not Know About heidi2111

Friday, Jun. 19th 2015 7:27 AM

Our next victim … I mean contributor to the “10 Things You May not Know About Me” blog is heidi2111. Whilst we have been trying to coerce players into submitting their 10 things, very few of our regulars have. You might think that your life isn’t quite as interesting as some that have furnished us with their 10 things but remember, it’s all subjective. What you might consider uninteresting, we’d all love to know about you so if you’ve yet to drop us an email with your 10 things, please do it – we love receiving them!

We’re not about to name and shame those that have as yet chosen not to share, but we would really love to hear about your life. All you have to do is let us know 10 things about yourself that would probably wouldn’t know and email them to team@tidybingo.com.

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Fashion Failures

Tuesday, Jun. 16th 2015 12:18 AM

Home at Blondie Towers we have recently been watching a really funny TV show on E4 called “The Goldbergs”. Set in the 1980’s it’s about a regular family in the US – Mum, Dad, teen daughter, teen son and nearly teen youngest son and is based on real things that happens in the life of the of the youngest son. A bit like a newer “Wonder Years” for those of you who ever saw it. It’s a really sweet yet funny show which pays real attention to detail and with that it shows the horrors of 1980’s fashion. I was a teenager then and wow did it remind me of some of the terrible things I wore and how awful I looked at times.

First of all – the haircuts. I started off the 80’s begging my mum to cut off my waist length hair to have a “Princess Di” haircut which was fine however I, of course, looked just like a boy rather than a fairytale princess. By the mid 80’s I was committing the most horrendous fashion crime of all – the bubble perm. Every had one – my best friend, my Mum, even my Nan. I have been very brave and included a photo – I was about15/16 when this was taken and managed to look about 45!

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Lucky Numbers

Friday, Jun. 12th 2015 1:37 AM

A few of you Tidy Cupboard regulars may have noticed the weird phenomenon of the ghost number 7 that pops up in my chat every now and then to confuse us all. Of course we now know that once that mysterious number 7 has appeared if you are trying to bingo on a number with a 7 in it you are in trouble. Strange because 7 is seen as a lucky number in many cultures but in the Cupboard it’s end of game. I thought I’d look at lucky numbers this week and see if any of you have any stories or strong feelings towards certain numbers when playing bingo or in general day to day life.

I had been told by a lady once that 7 has a great deal of meaning in your life, that life events tend to take a 7 year pattern and big chances happen every 7th year. I laughed at this at the time but looking back now I can see some pattern in my life that seems to agree with this. At 21 I left my banking job to take my A’ Levels, at 28 I met my husband, at 35 we split, at 42 I began my next long term relationship – I wonder what age 49 will hold for me…hopefully a lottery win!

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