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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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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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Tidy Bingo And Your Mobile Or Tablet

Tuesday, Dec. 31st 2013 12:49 AM

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen an influx of ‘complaints’ on our Facebook page where players state that they cannot get the page to load. This concerned us as I am sure you can imagine, after all we want our players to be able to enjoy the site as much as possible. Upon further investigation it came to light that the issues were based around playing bingo on a mobile or tablet, something we are not yet ready for.

HTML5, the ability to play at Tidy Bingo on your mobile or tablet, is coming very soon but we are not quite there yet but it just goes to show that most players perception is that all sites are instantly available on a mobile device.

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A Tidy Christmas For The Troops

Monday, Dec. 16th 2013 3:41 PM

Emergency Bingo KitYou may not realise, but Bingo has a long tradition of being played in the British armed forces, dating back to the mid 19th century. It was a staple morale booster in the trenches of World War I and is still played in military circles to this day.

When Tidy Bingo learned that a morale boosting game in Afghanistan was in need of some basic bingo supplies due to the popularity of the games, we stepped in and sent an emergency bingo kit. With a big game planned for Christmas Day, and not enough bingo tickets to go around, we sent the guys a pack of markers and tickets so their game and Christmas Day celebrations could go with a swing.

On top of that, we sent them a couple of little presents that they could use for the games when they play a big jackpot game. We included a Tidy Bingo T-shirt (booby prize), some chocolates and a £25 iTunes voucher for them to play for. We felt it would be a great way to show our support at would can be a difficult time for our armed services abroad.

The parcels went off by BFPO last week, so we’re hoping a bit of good luck will get them out to the troops before Christmas Day. If you could send a bit of Tidy Bingo luck their way they might just make it. We’re hoping to hear from the troops when they get their emergency bingo kit, and hopefully we can share a couple of photos of their Christmas Day game once it’s been played. Good luck all, and Happy Christmas to you from Tidy Bingo. Stay safe!

UPDATE: We’re pleased to say that the troops received their package, and will be having a good old game on Christmas Day.

Retail Therapy Tidy Style

Monday, Nov. 18th 2013 10:01 PM

I’ve been in bingo quite some time as some of you will already know. I started as a player, then I opened my own portal reviewing other brands, I’ve been a chat host, a writer (or commentator as someone once referred to me as) and now I own half of Tidy Bingo. All those years ago when I started playing online I knew one day I’d own a site, it only took me nearly 10 years though.

Working in bingo means no two days are the same. Today was certainly a different day but I had a blast. My whole day, from 7am this morning until writing this article has been about creating the next exclusive promotion for Tidy players. I’ve put my heart and soul into it and I’m really excited for December and how you guys take to the next promotion.

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Bingo And Romance – What’s The Connection?

Friday, Sep. 20th 2013 7:43 AM

In my time in the bingo industry I have written A LOT of content about the game; from promotions, to idiot guides to just sharing my opinions with anyone who reads my content. Along the way I have met some fabulous people, far too many to mention but if they are reading this then they will know who they are. My journey now continues with Tidy Bingo and all of you and I wanted to share an article that I was once asked to write…

We all know that sex sells but in an industry where the biggest demographic is women, is this true? Ann Summers Bingo, who remembers that site? We all know the name and what Ann Summers is about, but the bingo brand is no longer, it closed despite having some rather ‘near the knuckle’ bingo calls like ‘Dinner for two – 69’ and giving away Rabbits (and not the furry kind) as promotional prizes!

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The Other Half

Thursday, Aug. 15th 2013 12:29 PM

Nickie has already introduced herself, so now it’s my turn! I use the term ‘the other half’ in a business sense, we’ve been working together now for a good few years, covering the world of both on and offline bingo. I’m a father of two, and have been involved in bingo since I was 18 years old, first as a bingo caller, then as a player, and now as a commentator / webmaster on the game.

I come from a family of bingo players, who attend on a regular basis – the game is a great way of meeting people. If you play online the same applies, it can be a fun way to spend a bit of time, talking to other players in chat and hopefully having the odd win too. I still go for a game at a number of clubs, when I get the chance – which is not as often as I’d like. And I also play online too. Coupled with my knowledge of working in a bingo club and Nickie’s time as a chat host, I’d like to think our experiences and knowledge will help to make Tidy a great place to play.

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