Tidy Bingo seems to be having an unlikely second success as a sort of bank. Don’t worry, they’re not about to cause a global financial crash like some of our beloved financial institutions have in the recent past. No, Tidy have revived the old-fashioned idea of the savings club, helping members to convert bonus point prizes into cash for Christmas expenses.
Christmas might seem an age away now, but it doesn’t get any cheaper to treat the family as time goes on.
In the past, our parents or grandparents helped meet the costs of a once-a-year spending spree by paying for a turkey or some extra presents bit by bit through the year.
That’s very much how Tidy Savers works. But it doesn’t take any cash from players, instead offering them the chance to convert bonus point wins into Love2Shop vouchers that can be spent at almost every high street store.
It’s proving popular. And already this year, Tidy players have put aside more than £300 that they can cash in in November.
Saving is easy. Just play in the Tidy Cupboard, an exclusive room packed with great games, extra prizes (including an exclusive progressive) and lively chat that takes place every Tuesday night from 7pm to 10pm.
Chat games are a big part of the Cupboard, with prizes in bonus points that can be spent on games. In the Cupboard chat game winners now have a choice: take their prize, or bank it. If they chose to save then half the value of the bonus points – they cash in at 1,000 points to the pound as bonus funds, so 1,000 is worth 50p when saved – is credited to their Tidy Savers account.
Typical chat game prizes are in the hundreds of points, but they can be as high as 5,000 points, and are increased for some of the many promotions and celebrations that take place in the cupboard.
These aren’t huge sums of money, but it’s free cash for players and really buys into the fundamental idea of saving – every little helps. It’s proving popular, as the £300 banked already this year shows.
Savers accounts are paid out in Love2Shop vouchers. These can be used at loads of big-name stores, from Argos to Wilko, and spent on line and on store gift cards from the likes of Amazon and John Lewis.
The Tidy Savers club balances are sent out at the end of November, when some players will have a Tidy little sum to spend on Christmas 2016.