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Subject: **** APRIL RAOKs (things to give away) ****
Date Posted: 3/31/2017 10:27 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. If you are the one mailing, please be sure to put full postage on any packages you send. Members have reported receiving "gifts" with postage due.  Remember this is a PUBLIC forum, meaning anyone (not just members) can see what is posted here.  Please do not post last names, addresses, or postal tracking numbers here, in order to protect the privacy of our participants.

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 this way. When we go to ***I Wish***, we see wishes; in ***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 (see 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 someone 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 put the word TAKEN in another color by that item, 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: 4/1/2017 12:33 AM ET
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Replacement eartips for stethoscopes, multiple sets.

Plastic checkbook holder.

Check register 2017-2019.

Skin/haircare samples.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperback: Charles Dickens "Hard Times", Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial". 

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $3 Boost drink multipack or mix canister 7/31/18
  • $4 Zyrtec 24+ count 11/30/18
  • $4 Rhinocort 11/30/18
  • $2 Hydralyte electrolyte products 12/31/17
  • $.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurts/cups/drinks 9/15/17
  • $2.25 Ensure multipack 8/31/17
  • $2.25 Glucerna multipack 8/31/17

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Lori M. (ripley) - ,
Date Posted: 4/1/2017 2:02 AM ET
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I have to offer:

(1) Badtz-Maru pocket calculator, size of a credit card. This does not work and I don't know if it can be made to work. If you collect Hello Kitty and/or Badtz Maru, it may be useful.

(1) Barry Bonds 1994 Post Cereal baseball card, professionally graded 9.0 mint.  TAKEN

(1) Barry Bonds 2000 Paramount Update baseball card, professionally graded 9.0 mint  TAKEN

(1) Barry Bonds 2000 Crown Royale baseball card, professionally graded 9.0 mint.  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 4/1/2017 7:15 AM ET
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Hello Everyone!

This month I will give to two different people two books each off my shelf just let me know which ones you want!



I have a phone cover for an Asus Zenfone 2E......rubber/plastic....green/black floral....if anyone needs one of those...brand new taken

Also a pink wallet phone case with darker pink tree on it....fits same phone....used

Envelope of stickers to two different people

1. taken by Andrea


Also can send some little side style post it tabs to two different people--both taken

and I just cleaned out a drawer that had around 30 bookmarks in it.... one cat ...big cats...African designs... a couple horses and a few national park souvenirs so let me know if you need a bookmark!

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Date Posted: 4/1/2017 11:16 AM ET
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I have a HELLO KITTY little coin purse with mataching mirror and comb inside. Its for a kid unless your crazy about Hello Kitty, it just looks childishy..Is that a word? Childishy? Goes to Gina G.

Shipped 1st class April 4th.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2017 1:13 PM ET
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UPDATED 4/13/17

I have more labels, so those that were waiting, yours have been mailed. I can do more now. PM me your address and what clip art you want or if you want to be surprised.


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Subject: Happy April!!
Date Posted: 4/1/2017 1:51 PM ET
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just reserving my spot for now I'll add my give-aways over the next few days:


ETA: my apologies for not materializing my give-aways I've been having computer issues!!  I'll do better next month!!


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Date Posted: 4/1/2017 5:50 PM ET
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Ok, I have a ton of things to pack and send. I'm gonna stop for now and will list more next month. :-)

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Date Posted: 4/1/2017 6:09 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 75 points (Everyone can use these codes)

Enter the following codes good for 25 points each!

  • TRICKYTIPSBYTONY (25 points)
  • APRILFOOLSFUNPTS (25 points)
  • WHOOPEECUSHIONPT (25 points)
Date Posted: 4/1/2017 6:37 PM ET
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Hi Everyone! :-)

Here are some things I have that I can share...

1) Big fish free game code to be used at www.bigfishgames.com

2) Used Older Paper Dolls "Dolls across the sea" Push out and dress up authentic constumes and stand up platforms

3) Cross Stitch booklet. Leisure Arts Teresa Wentzlers "Tapestry Cat"  The cat looks a little like a fluffy siamese cat.

4) Cross Stitch booklet: The Vermillion Stitchery "Jousting Knights"  Really neat Jousting knights on horses picture.

5) Cross Stitch Kit: Gallery of Stitches. Christmas by Bucilla.. counted cross stitch. Santa and Toys picture with hoop,thread, 5' round plus ruffle.

6) Stencil Kit (2" Gothic Caps, Numbers, and Symbols)

7) Stationary writing paper..whitish cream color with roses along the bottom with envelopes. 

8) Homestead Heritage Notecards: 12 cards depicting four scenes painted by noted Pittsburgh PA artist Robert Qualters from photographs in the archives of Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, Homestead Pa. The cards show scenes of a bridge with a hole in it, making pierogies, grays baseball, and the Leona theatre.

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Date Posted: 4/2/2017 12:35 PM ET
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Hello All, Here is what I have more April so far.

Pack of Ink Jet T-shirt Transfers (pack as 7 left of 12) TAKEN

Jiffy mixes recipes book it's a small all paper one ( no isbn)

America's top 40 recipes for all occasions (paper recipe book (no isbn)

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Date Posted: 4/2/2017 4:07 PM ET
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For April, so far I have the following to give away:


Seven cross stitch magazines:

Cross-Stitch & Needlework - Spring 2016, Summer 2016  Taken!

Just CrossStitch - April 2016, June 2016, August 2016, February 2017, April 2017  Taken!


I also still have the red faux pearl necklace (25 inches long) from my post in January (top necklace in this photo).  Taken!


Please PM with interest and mailing address.  Thank you!

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Kellogg's - 25 points (Everyone can use this codes)

Enter the new code DUNKING4KFR25PTS for 25 points!

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Date Posted: 4/2/2017 9:18 PM ET
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There is an Easter card swap open in the RAOK feed! So if anyone is interested in participating, roll your eggs over that way!

Date Posted: 4/3/2017 9:50 AM ET
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Kellogg's - 25 points (Everyone can use this codes)

Enter the new code 25FREEPTS4THEWIN for 25 points!

Date Posted: 4/3/2017 1:49 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Happy Easter Month:

I have the following to give away:

TAKEN  *Book - Savannah Steeped in History & Tradition,  A Walking Tour Guide Book

*Magazine - February Vogue

TAKEN  *Magazine - WV Living - Winter 16

*Magazine - March Vogue

TAKEN  *book of mandelas to color

* specific coupons that I can print for you - you will need to PM me the coupons you are looking for and I will see if I can print those from the site I use

TAKEN  *CD  - The Great American Western  with Jesse James At Bay,  Nighttime in Nevada,  Rough Riders Roundup, and Silver Spurs on it

TAKEN  *CD - Classic Westerns with The Outlaw,  The Deadly Companions, Kansas Pacific and One-Eyed Jack on it

*5 sets of Jamberry nails






*1 set of Sierra Jensen Series books (teen Christian Romance).  I can't say that all the books are in great shape but all are readable.

TAKEN  *1 set of kitchen tools

*1 tape dispenser

TAKEN  *Betty Boop Metal box

TAKEN  *Music to play and CD of Skyfall

TAKEN  *2 sets of 24 new Christian Bookmarks, each has a mosiac cross pictured on it

TAKEN  *Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Bobblehead

*1 package, 4 sheets of animal stickers

TAKEN  *1 package neon teddy bears with heart stickers

TAKEN  *1 package frog seals

*2 (1 TAKEN) new jackpopz fabric bags (these seems to be for having stuffed animals with heads popped out to see as you are carrying)

TAKEN  *1 pink camo back to basics bandana

*1 Connect with Your Kids, coupons and notes for your kid's lunches, backpacks, shoes, anywhere (spiral book with tear out coupons)

* Scrap Pad Paper for stamping, scrapbooking, cards & more  (Please choose 2 or 3 colors so others can get some too.   I have coral reef, lilac petals, spring green, hydrangea, periwinkle, bahama blue, deep plum, acapulco purple, calypso green

TAKEN  *1 love notes necklace, new

*odd parents weekly planner






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code for etsy shop:  2littledreamers.com  --20% off a purchase of $30 or more, exp 1 July

window cling says "I GAVE HOPE" in blue

lots of expired coupons for Bed Bath & Beyond (Tampa area stores take the expired ones)

window cling "No Farm no Food"

$15 off code for first order from Boxed.com,   expires 30 April

a few bottle tops (mostly beer) -- know some of you use them for crafts              

 Sent:  *Connie-- purple sanitizer holder and coupons

*Katherine-- 2 hand  sanitizer holders and stickers

*Irene-- items for  Steampunk crafting

*Yvonne-- coupons

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Date Posted: 4/3/2017 6:12 PM ET
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If you get a chance you might want to check out things to give away from me often.  I am sorting through boxes of stuff and we are making two rooms out of our attic room so we are going through everything there too.  I will be updating regularly.

Date Posted: 4/3/2017 7:18 PM ET
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Here's what I have to give away:

1. One envelope of various coupons-mostly health and beauty products.

3. Have 3 or 4 coupons for $3.00 off any Clairspray nasal allergy spray

5. Code for a free photo book from shutterfly-expires Sept 30

6. Two dvds of "Donkey Ollie' s adventures"-Christian cartoons for kids

7. I can send to 4 ladies that have a tiny wrist metal costume bracelets-give me color preference-don't have all colors but will try to oblige.

Please make sure your address is in your pm. Will send items when I can-have a crazy work schedule and have to make trips to the post office count.

Thank you. 



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Kellogg's - 125 points (Everyone can use these codes)

enter the code SPRINGPOINTS4ALL good for 100 points!

enter the new code WINNINGRECIPES4U for 25 points! 

Date Posted: 4/4/2017 12:59 PM ET
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TAKEN. 1) I have a cross stitch pattern for 5 small Christmas ornaments.  I may have even gotten it here!

TAKEN. 2) Two seed packets Vriolas (Johnny Jump Ups)

TAKEN. 3) Two seed packets, a wildflower mix I got free in advertising

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Date Posted: 4/5/2017 1:46 PM ET
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Happy April!  So far this month:

Glitter spiders  (about 1 in)  for crafting, needs glue

from last month...2 small pks or bridge tallies

Asst colognes  (torn from magazines)

Small charm  (gold? basket with bunnie)  Moore Designs  1993     Taken by Connie

5 Oil pastels


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TAKEN: Kenny Rogers The Love Collection CD

TAKEN: Tina Turner CD Tina!

TAKEN: Elvis Presley Blue Christmas Cassette Tape

TAKEN: Elton John Sleeping With the Past Cassette Tape

TAKEN: A Star is Born Streisand/Kristofferson Cassette Tape

More to come...

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Date Posted: 4/6/2017 11:40 AM ET
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Happy April!

I have a brand new World Wildlife small tote bag (9"x7"x3") with a Polar Bear on it.  Made from recycled material.  Looks like the small one in this pic: https://www.google.com/search?q=world+wildlife+fund+tote+bags&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0x6fUk5DTAhVO5WMKHbhPDxkQ_AUICSgC&biw=1324&bih=689#imgrc=bwr79OVPVYclNM: - TAKEN

Also, I have a brand new Princessa Purple Aloe Mood lipstick - changes color with your mood :-) - TAKEN


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