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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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Come Dine With Me Free Jackpot

Posted by on: Sunday, Nov. 22nd 2015 8:54 PM

If you have played at Tidy Bingo recently you may well have noticed that there is a new tab in the main lobby called Come Dine JP. For those of you who don’t know, this is a FREE game that is set to play on Thursday 3rd December at 7pm, one that boasts an impressive jackpot of £250 and is exclusively available to Tidy Bingo players only.

Some of you may already know the reason for this free game, and some of you may also know that it’s the largest exclusive jackpot that we have offered to date. It’s also the first free exclusive game we have ever had!

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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.

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Sharing A Tidy Bingo Facebook Post

Posted by on: Thursday, Nov. 19th 2015 7:14 PM

I thought today we’d do a little lesson on sharing Facebook posts and the reason is entirely mercenary (although maybe helpful for some too). When you share a Facebook post, it’s good for us because it gets the brand to a wider audience. Of course, we don’t want you to fill your personal wall with Tidy stuff, but if you think it’s a good deal, or you know someone who might be interested – share it with him or her.

It’s really easy to share a post on Facebook and in this blog we give you a quick step by step guide, using the recent post about our Come Dine With Me free game (we think that one is worth sharing).

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X Factor – Two More Contestants Eliminated

Posted by on: Tuesday, Nov. 17th 2015 12:15 AM

This weekend saw yet another two contestants sent home in a, not quite so much of a shock double elimination, with the theme being “Movie Night”. Comments are rife on social media that the show really is fixed after Olly Murs’ blooper moment, declaring Monica was going home before deadlock had been announced and the voting revealed. The shine really is being taken off the show this year with moments like this and I do wonder if we will see X Factor return next year.

Caroline Flack continued with her campaign to be named the worst TV presenter of the year despite Olly’s mishap and on Saturday was sporting a red string shopping bag with lace frills for an outfit and what looked like a bleach fail as her hair was scraped back into a messy ponytail which didn’t quite hide some nasty orange streaks. She had repaired the hair by Sunday, but her awful fashion sense was still in evidence. Monica Michael also caused controversy after elimination by shouting “Class of 2015 X Factor! BANG BANG BANG!” whilst pretend to fire a gun with her hands. Not the most appropriate gesture in the wake of the terrible tragedy in Paris Friday evening. My thoughts go out to the French and all involved.

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Couples Come Dine With Me

Posted by on: Monday, Nov. 16th 2015 2:15 PM

As most of our regulars are aware, a few months ago now my husband and I recorded our Couples Come Dine With Me. Last week received notification from Channel 4 that our episode is to air on Thursday, December 3rd at 5 pm!

I was considering opening the Tidy Cupboard as the show aired but have decided against that. What we are looking to do though is change the opening times on a Wednesday and Thursday to 6 pm until midnight. If that happens, then on Thursday 3rd December, I’ll go all celebrity on you and be in the room for a Q&A session hahaha

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I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2015

Posted by on: Friday, Nov. 13th 2015 12:15 AM

Sundays are going to be super again with the start of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here this weekend. I know quite a few of you are fans so I thought I’d have a little look at who is going to be on the show this year and let you know a few of my favourite bits from contestants past. I must admit I am a little sad the rumours of Karl Pilkington ( An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning Of Life) being on the show proved to be false. I think he would have been hilarious but maybe we will see him in the future. This year’s bunch of “junglers” look set to make it a very interesting and entertaining show and I wonder who will crack first.

The full line up as of today is: Jorgie Porter (Theresa in Hollyoaks), George Shelley (X Factors Union J), Chris Eubank (Boxer), Duncan Bannatyne (Dragon’s Den), Brian Friedman (ex-creative director and choreographer X Factor), Susannah Constantine (What Not To Wear), Kieron Dyer (former England and Newcastle United footballer), Yvette Fielding (ex Blue Peter and Most Haunted presenter), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) and Lady Colin Campbell (“famous” for a book about Princess Diana’s affair with James Hewitt).

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Our Heart Is No Longer Heavy..

Posted by on: Thursday, Nov. 12th 2015 5:58 PM

It’s not often that I am really excited to be writing a retraction of content that I have previously posted but today I am over the moon! David and I have just been on a conference call with Ben and Alex of the 15 Network and are pleased to announce that we have been able to reach a compromise that all parties are happy with.

First and foremost this means that Tidy will be staying exactly how it is – all the exclusives, the Cupboard, CM Blondie – it will all remain – if you’ll still have us?

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Tidy Bingo November 2015 Catchphrase

Posted by on: Wednesday, Nov. 11th 2015 12:36 PM

It’s been a while since our last Catchphrase competition so today we are launching another! For those of you who have not played along before, it’s really easy to take part. Below (and on Facebook) is an image that contains six images. Each of the images create catchphrase or word, you just have to decipher them all and give us six correct answers.

Catchphrase - ends 18 11 15

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With A Heavy Heart…

Posted by on: Tuesday, Nov. 10th 2015 11:15 AM

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this blog and it’s been a tough decision for both David and I but one that had to be made. As our regular players will know, there has recently been some changes to the site’s Terms And Conditions surrounding the minimum wagering amount before first withdrawal (increased from £30 to £100). This was a change that we were not consulted about nor told of when it was implemented.

Both David and I have been player advocates for many years (you only have to look at the sites he owns and I write for to see that – visit playingbingo.co.uk). Despite requesting that the lower figure be reinstated for our site at least, the powers that be are not currently willing to move on their position.

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X Factor Weekend – Second Double Elimination

Posted by on: Tuesday, Nov. 10th 2015 12:15 AM

The theme was reinvention for the contestants this weekend and the jury is out as to how well this was achieved by all of the acts. The judges themselves seemed to be a bit confused about what the theme meant so we saw some very different interpretations. Before I look at those I have to mention Caroline Flack (again). I would love to know who dresses her as her outfits, particularly Sundays, are awful. She continued to talk over Ollie when he was presenting, squinted constantly for her badly delivered lines and her interviewing skills, whether it is the contestants or the acts on the show are cringeworthy.

This week Simon looked plain bored which was rather amusing, Grimmy looked like he had overdone the botox and a bit like a rabbit caught in the showbiz headlights for most of the show. Rita and Cheryl, however, looked fantastic. I am starting to look forward to what they will wear, which hairstyle will be worn and, of course, their fab make up. I still think Cheryl is winning the “fash-off” but Rita did a much better job this weekend so the battle is well and truly on. We also had 2 outside acts on the show. One was last year’s runner-up Fleur East and omg didn’t she blow the roof off the place. I didn’t watch the show last year and was seeing her for the 1st time; I thought she was awesome. We also had CeeLo Green on and umm why was he covered in flowers? It was the weirdest outfit I have ever seen and all I could think was that he must be very hot. Not my cup of tea at all.

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