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Subject: ***** APRIL 2015 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (RAOK) *****
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 8:47 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as the RAOK place. This is where we post things to give away to others, asking NOTHING in return but a thank you. No money or credits are exchanged. We give freely, at our own expense. If you see something you’d like, PM the member with your mailing info. Please be sure to put full postage on any packages you mail out. Members have reported receiving "gifts" with postage due.

Please note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

For liability reasons, sorry, but no medications of any kind may be posted in this forum. This includes prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements.

RAOK rules -
You may not ask for anything in return for the things you post here. Please do not ask for postage, or to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something in return. This is not allowed and defeats the purpose of the Random Act of Kindness.  Try to pay it forward and perhaps grant some wishes in the ***I Wish*** thread.
We ask that you do not reply within the thread. We are different from most forums in that way. When we go to wishes, we see wishes; in the RAOK, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs should be handled privately between members via PM.
Please do not post single use codes - such as Coke codes - in this forum. Post that you have them and let members PM you for them. It saves all the replies within the thread (as above). You may start a separate thread if you want to post them that way. Or check the ***I Wish*** thread and simply grant a Coke code wish or two. Codes that can be used over and over again are perfectly fine to post here in RAOK.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ (yes, it’s been done), so that others can have a chance.
One of our most important rules is that you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap and mail, and then never know if the package arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ***Thank You*** thread. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who don't acknowledge a kindness will often find their future requests ignored.
Please include your nickname when you mail out a RAOK. This makes you easier to find and thank.
Be sure to check your listing and edit as needed, so people are not disappointed. We know that life gets in the way and computers crash, but please try.
Credit transactions should take place in the Book Bazaar or by private PM.

RAOK Tips -
Think carefully about what you want to give away before you post. Postage costs these days can be terrible for over-sized or heavy items that cannot go by media mail. We have all been shocked by the postage for something we mailed here; it happens often. Think first! This is a fun place, but you don’t need to empty your wallet by taking part. It’s wonderful to do something nice for others, but be kind to yourself too.

Before you post something to give away, check the ***I Wish*** thread --- someone may already be asking for it!

If you mark "taken" by your items that have been asked for, please do so at the beginning of the line and if possible, put the word TAKEN in another color so it's easily apparent to our members that something is no longer available. This avoids disappointments and keeps you from getting more requests for an item that has already been claimed.  Or, just edit your post to delete that item.

If one of us contacts you about changing your post, please understand that we have to follow PBS rules and guidelines. Often we have to ask someone to change or delete a post because of that. New things come up here all the time. If something is not appropriate, we will tell you so, and ask you to change it. Remember that the PBS team does oversee the forums. They edit posts and have been known to suspend accounts. We hate to have that happen to our fellow RAOKers when we can take care of problems ourselves.

RAOK reminders for people requesting something that is offered here
The people offering RAOKs are doing it out of kindness and generosity, often despite limited means.  Please make your requests for those items in the same spirit, and do not ask for anything that was not explicitly offered.  The people posting RAOKs are offering just what they have, and we appreciate them for doing so.  A request for substitutions is not in keeping with the intention of this thread.  If you would accept only a particular color, size, flavor, or other quality of an offered item, then please use the ***I Wish*** thread to ask for the specific item there instead. 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me and ask. We are always happy to be of help to members of the RAOK forum, new or old. Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS!  Enjoy!

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Date Posted: 3/31/2015 8:53 PM ET
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All taken - thanks!

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Date Posted: 3/31/2015 9:36 PM ET
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Hi Everyone... I have some older story magazines that were sent to someone through the mail.... a lovely person on PBS sent them to me and I assured her I would share them with everyone...

I do not know the past history of them.... the conditions are used and older....


I have 7 ELLERY QUEEN magazines from the 1980's....

I have 40    30   20 ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S Mystery Magazine....  from the 1980's and some older......  (can share with many people)

I have 9 ANALOG Science Fiction and Fact Magazines  from 2008, 2009, and 2010....

I have 1 Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine from 2002....


Please let me know what you would like, and how many you would like.... you can mix and match as you like....


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Date Posted: 4/1/2015 1:59 AM ET
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If anyone would like a card or a postcard, or know someone who needs a friendly boost.... Just let me know and I will get something in the mail...  :-) :-) :-)

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 8:59 AM ET
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1 bifold black leather men's billfold with wing and skull lightly embossed on both sides - Irene

1 leather-like (may be leather but if not it's close) slimline cell phone case with magnetic closure, lined with soft fabric, and has clip to put on belt or waistbands - thrift store

1 ARC of Necessary Errors by Caleb Craig  - Sheng-I D.

The Prisoner of Zenda (have two copies and need only one)

PB copy of Wonderful Ways to Prepare Biscuits and Cookies - Laurie

Scratch and sniff stickers - all food aromas from brownies to grape and orange - Cheryl

Pads for notes - Vicki

Miscellaneous stickers (2 wolves, other animals, flowers, etc.)  Cheryl

Cookie Collection Leaflet[ - recipes from Butter Flavor Crisco - Connie

Bandanas, etc. - Sara H.

HB of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman - Kyrian 

The Necromancer plus two others in the series - Brynne

Flora and Ulysses - Maria

Thought I would share this so others might do it as well:  A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie - donated to library when I found it in a thrift store as the copy sent to me to read was really battered.





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Date Posted: 4/1/2015 12:24 PM ET
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New 100 point Kelloggs Code: YOURKFRBONUSCODE

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2013
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Mcdonalds toy car Team Hot Wheels- YELLOW-New/still in plastic and currently offered at the store.


Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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"It's Picnic Day, Potter!" by Maribeth Boelts.  A bilingual 21 page paperback.  Multiple available.

large manila envelopes, used

envelopes in various sizes, some colored

blank cards with no design

Redi-tag mini page flags

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

basil seeds from my garden

sticker potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: beige, copper, gold, lavender, pink, silver, white.  

Live near me in California (San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey are surrounding cities)?  I have a massage therapist and an esthetician that work for me.  I'll offer up a free service, such as a brow wax or 30 minute massage, to any of the RAOK board members.

Also see list of coupons I have available on the Coupon thread.

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Subject: Kellogg's codes
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:54 PM ET
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Stuff I have to give away:

I can make two people a handmade magnet,bookmark or card in a spring like design of animals,flowers or religious like a cross.

I have one magnet made by me with a Easter design of a Easter basket with eggs-very cute.

I can make one person a pit bull magnet only have two different pics.

I can make one person a chimpanzee magnet or bookmark.

I will add more items when I have more time and $$ to spend. Make sure your address is in your pm thanks.



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Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance. pb. ISBN: 0446613231 TAKEN

The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson - . paperback with no front cover. ISBN: 034540761x

State of Siege by Eric AMbler, old paperback, no isbn number.  TAKEN

The Frightened Wife by Mary Roberts Rinehart-  ISBN:  0821724894   TAKEN


Def Leppard Hysteria. has front and back covers but cd is moderately scratched  TAKEN

Steve Winwood  Refugees of the Heart. Has front and back covers but older cd, has light scratches.  TAKEN

Audiobook Sampler(came with ARC)  Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews, read by Isabel Keating.


The Devil Wears Prada (widescreen) starring Meryl Streep  TAKEN

Ju-On - Japanese with English subtitles. Japanese version of "the grudge"  - TAKEN

20 Movie Pack Family Pack taken



PM me with address if interested, thanks






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Date Posted: 4/1/2015 7:32 PM ET
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Another New Kellogg's Code: WELOVETRICKSTERS (50 Points)

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 10:36 PM ET
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Hi! I'm not physically able to ship something out right now but I would love to fulfil a wish. Does anyone need a credit to get a book they've been wanting? First come. First served. :) Taken!

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Subject: More added 4/26
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 11:43 PM ET
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Strip of Burger King lunch/dinner coupons, exp  14 June

strip of Coldstone coupons, exp 31 May

weird offer-- navy blue Jr girl's size 7/9 shorts cut with 'pirate' zigzags at hem.....these were uniform pants cut for a school theme day.

$5 off $15 purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond, exp 26 May

Wiggles coloring book--  please  to someone with a child or grandchild

a few used (0 balance) gift cards-- kids like to play 'store' with them!

Holy card with pic of Jesus as shepherd on one side, verse on reverse is John 10:27-28

 square sticker "ASPCA member"

small window sticker, about 2" by 2", "National Disabled Veterans Foundation", 2015 Sponsor

DAV member cling sticker for window (Disabled American Vets)

plastic Christmas ornament for little girl named MEGAN-- snowman holding a wreath wearing pink hat and mittens.

 Recipe card for Pumpkin Bread

coupon for Logan's only in Kissimee (near Disney/Orlando)--free appetizer up to $7.99 in value

Other coupons are individually listed in the Have/Share coupons thread under the Raok forum.


Coupons to: *Connie, *Debbie B, *Khristy

to* Bri--  Bumper sticker with American flag and 'God Bless America' 

to *Sarah B-- used Spiderman activity book, Wiggles coloring book

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 Everything spoken for - THANKS! cool

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Date Posted: 4/2/2015 4:10 PM ET
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Please take a free book from my bookshelf!

PM your name and address, and which book you would like.  One book per person, to the first 5 people to send a PM with their choice.

1) Vicki B

2) Kimmy N

3) Janet T





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Its time for me to place another order from my favorite CSA farm that grows Organic cat-nip and hand makes wonderful Cat-Nip Cat Toys!!

Would love to share them with all of you and your cats! Plus I love to support this small farm!

If your kitty could use a pick me up and would like a cat nip pillow and small fish or mouse, please PM me and let me know so I can count you in the order...   as a happy Raok!  :-) :-) :-)

******Please in the subject header of the PM say "Cat-Nip Pillow", this will help me out tons... in sorting and figuring out how many I need to get...*******

Please also give me your address.. (even if you think I already have it..this will help me thanks...)

After we get everyone who wants one and I place the order... it will take a couple weeks to get them... and then time to mail them all out....

I will update here when they have arrived to my house and when I can start sending them out to all of you and your kitties!



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Date Posted: 4/2/2015 10:57 PM ET
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2 - Kellogg's Code's worth 25 points each: FREEPTSCOMINGATU ~~ RKTRECIPESFORYUM

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Date Posted: 4/3/2015 10:23 AM ET
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Happy April everyone! Here's all I have to offer! I don't go to the PO that often, so I will ship everything out on the 12th. Please include the name of the item(s) in the subject of your PM if interested, thank you!

- Small sheet of adhesive earrings (for little girls)

- Flower iron-on applique

- Star iron-on applique

- Thin multicolored plastic bangles (for little girls)

- Girly butterfly temporary tattoos (1 sheet)

- A couple of blank scenery postcards from a B&B (has logo on it)

- A new still in packaging Savex cherry lip balm, 0.15 oz

I will update my post if I find anything else! Thanks for reading.

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photo wallhanging 002.jpg

Today I'd like to pay it forward by gifting this already started embroidered and hand pieced wall hanging.  I am a quilt maker, but I don't hand piece.  Everything I do is by machine.  A close friend of mine gave this to me to finish (her arthritis in her hands are keeping her from hand piecing any longer).  If you like to quilt and would like to receive this, please PM me with your mailing address and I will happily send it right out to you.

Have a beautiful Easter weekend friends!     ******TAKEN******

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