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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 'Gossip' Category

I’m A Celebrity Or Am I?

Friday, Sep. 11th 2015 12:15 AM

You may have noticed that the BBC have scheduled Strictly Come Dancing to clash with the X Factor in an attempt to win the bulk of the Saturday night audience. I had a look at the lineup and wondered who on earth half of them actually were. Apart from the faces I do not recognise it has totally annoyed me that Peter (I actually do nothing) Andre is on there. The man had one hit single 20 years ago and then became famous again for his relationship with good old Katie Price, the queen of self-promotion. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth that someone can make so much money on the back of arguments and a divorce played out in the newspapers when there are children involved. If that is how you achieve fame these days I say no thanks. When these celebrity reality shows first started I quite enjoyed them for the novelty factor and for the fact the stars that were on them were actually famous. Nowadays I think I could probably get on one of the shows on the strength of my cheesy TV ad from many moons ago.

Of course Strictly isn’t the only celebrity reality show airing at the moment. We also have Celebrity Big Brother and once again I was shouting at the TV asking “Who?” Since it’s been on channel 5 the show really has been scraping the bottom of the celebrity bucket and this year has to be the worse. Who are Fatman Scoop and Farrah Abraham? How can 2 failed XFactor contestants in a made for TV relationship ever be classed as celebrities? The mind boggles. One thing I did notice was the extent of Janice Dickinson’s plastic surgery (a topic for another time perhaps) such a shame that someone so beautiful feels they have to do this to themselves to stay famous.

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It’s Nearly X Factor Time

Thursday, Jul. 30th 2015 12:15 AM

It’s nearly time again for X Factor and it looks like this season they are really shaking it up. New presenters and new judges – let’s hope the standard of contestant is better as well! I used to be a total addict to the show but have definitely found it less appealing over the past few years. Luckily for me (and you) we are spicing things up by running a sweepstake once we get to the last 12, so that should make things much more interesting.

The new judges are Nick Grimshaw (sorry I am not a fan of his, he seems very smug and trendy), Rita Ora (freshly stolen from The Voice) and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is back again. The only thing we do know is Simon will be there keeping control of the proceedings. We have new presenters as well, Caroline Flack (who??) and Olly Murs. The final change is the voice over man has gone! Peter Dickson – I never knew his name – is leaving after 11 years. It’s a completely new line up.

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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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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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First Crushes

Tuesday, Jun. 9th 2015 12:31 AM

My eldest daughter has been totally and utterly obsessed with a You Tuber called Cib (don’t ask) for the past 6 months and this really is her first proper schoolgirl crush. She told me in all seriousness the other day that when she is 20 (the age he is) and she meets him he will, of course, fall in love with her and marry her. I remember feeling exactly the same about my first crush at that age and it really did make me smile.

It was the drummer from Madness, Woody. Of course I never just called him Woody, I felt I knew him so used to use his full name, Daniel Mark Woodgate, to separate me from every day fans who just didn’t understand him. They didn’t know that attention to detail like this was the thing that would make him notice me. My entire bedroom wall was covered with the fact file pages from Smash Hits and No1 magazine with all the important details of the love of my life – favourite colour, favourite food, height.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Cags

Tuesday, May. 26th 2015 12:05 AM

Continuing on with our 10 Things You May Not Know we have another player who has taken the pull by the proverbial horns and submitted her 10 Things. Cags is the player who is in the hot seat for this post and it’s a really interesting read. Funny how you can know someone for so long and actually not know that much isn’t it?

The best way to do this going forward, in my opinion anyway, is with nominations – the player who last did the 10 Things post gets to choose who is next. As Cags mentions tickleme, I’m going to insist that she is the next to submit her 10 Things!

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Super Soaps or Silly Soaps?

Thursday, May. 21st 2015 12:15 AM

I recently watched the BAFTA awards show on TV where Coronation Street won the award for the best soap. I’m not a Corrie fan and haven’t watched it for donkeys years but I know quite a few of you never miss it. Most people seem to be either a Corrie or Eastenders fan, myself being the latter, and a lot of us never miss an episode. They are now the backbone of great British TV and have millions of followers.

Me? I love them yet, so many times people have said to me “It’s not real you know” whilst I am shouting at the TV. This isn’t just because of the drama or me being totally into the plots, it’s because there are quite a few things about soaps that I can never understand and I wondered if you guys felt the same?

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10 Things You May Not Know About xnannysoupx

Tuesday, May. 19th 2015 12:12 AM

As you will know if you a regular reader of the blog, the Tidy team have all done their 10 Things You May Not Know about me lists and we’ve now moved onto the players. Last week we saw mcdogs-wolves put himself forward for the hot seat and this week, it’s xnannysoupx who have stepped up to tell us a bit more about herself.

xnannysoupx is a regular in the Tidy Cupboard as are most of the blog contributors, but you don’t have to be to participate. We’d love to know a bit more about all of our players so if you fancy doing a 10 Things list, just send it to team@tidybingo.com and we’ll post it here on the blog over the coming weeks. Remember to include your Tidy Bingo username.

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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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