Discussion Forums - Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)


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Date Posted: 3/31/2012 11:53 AM ET
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This is where we post what we have to give away at no cost or obligation to the person receiving..... Please do not offer to pay the person sending the RAOK. That defeats the purpose of the RAOK. Pay it forward!

For our purposes, a Random Act of Kindness (to be referred to as a RAOK) is defined as something nice one PBS member does for another PBS member with no credits or money changing hands! The idea is for people to post items they are willing to send another member FREE of charge or credits (including shipping). This is a great way to make someone's day at the same time that you can declutter your house of things you no longer need/use but weren't sure you wanted to discard. NOTE: Some of us don't remember every member's nickname, so it is helpful to write that by your address label, when you send a RAOK, to make it easier for receiving members to thank you. Please REMEMBER to thank members as some items do get lost in mail and we want to know that our USPS is doing their job!

The way to do this, is to list items to this thread that you are willing to send as RAOKs the way we list damaged books/ARCs/etc. in the Book Bazaar, and make them first come, first serve. When an item has been spoken for, please cross it off or delete it from your post. You might want to show who got it but that's up to you. Just make sure you update as frequently as possible so that no one is disappointed. Please everyone just use one post each and keep it updated. NOTE: Before posting a ROAK, please check this month's *** I Wish thread to see if you are able to fill a members' Wish, first. This is especially true for Coke codes, boxtops for education, etc.

If you see something you'd like, PM the member with your address. To post things you are wishing for, see the *** Monthly I WIsh thread.*** And to keep these threads clean and easy to read, please use the ***Monthly Thank you thread*** to thank people for things you have received. Always let the members know, either in a PM or Thank You that you rec'd the item so they know it's not lost.

Obviously since RAOKs are free but cost the sender shipping, if you request a RAOK from someone and they aren't able to ship it for a while, please be patient! Please mark out items as they are taken so other members are not disappointed

If you have questions, please feel free to PM me and ask.

Date Posted: 3/31/2012 12:33 PM ET
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Michaels Yarn Project Sheets

- 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project: Heroic Stripes Knit Scarf

- 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project:  All-American Scart (to crochet)

- Cuddly Bear Hoodie for child

- Knit Ripple Blanket

- Chevron Throw

- Knit Legwarmers

- Berry Sparkle Scarf

- Striped Crochet Throw 

- Cozy Nook Throw

- Highland Gauntlets 

- Shimmer Mesh Scarf

- One Piece Granny Throw

- Cabled Scarf 


Michaels Craft Sheets

- Shibori & Accordion Rit Dyed T-shirts (ty dy technique)

- Caribbean Sunset (ty dy technique)

- Flirty Chef (making a plain apron fun)

- Fuzzy Eyeball Decor

- Rosy Outlook (making a plain duffle stylish)

- Mosaic Art

- Adhesive Dot Glitter Frame

- Jewelry Making with Clay

- Patchwork Coasters


Michaels Holiday Craft Sheets

- Halloween Metal Tombstones & Clips

- Halloween Bandits Party Set (crafts with flower pots)

- Halloween Styrpfoam Glitter Village

- Spooky Spiders Glassware

- Christmas Mini Clay Pot Tree and Snowman Ornaments

- Christmas Candy Wreath

- Whimsical Elf Ornaments

- Christmas Project Variety Sheet


Let me know what project interests you.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2012 12:37 PM ET
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Subject: TAKEN
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 2:34 PM ET
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I have Coke codes.  PM me your name/address and I will mail them to you.

First one to respond gets the lot - probably 12-15 caps.


I sent 10 each to the first 2 people who PMed me.  I had more Coke caps than I thought!

Saving the PMs from the next 2 for the next set of Coke Codes.


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Date Posted: 4/1/2012 9:03 PM ET
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Be well, Lisa

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Date Posted: 4/1/2012 11:16 PM ET
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This month I have these goodies to give away:

- 1 pair of gold-tone small ball stud earrings (new)  Taken!

- Seafood Selector chart - tells you which fish are best for you & the ocean (small & can be carried in your purse to have on hand while shopping)

- 1 new pack of sparkly flower Nail Art stickers (over 150 stickers)  Taken!  I had no idea these would be so popular :-)

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Date Posted: 4/2/2012 6:25 AM ET
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TAKEN ~ Thanks for all the responses.

I have a very colorful scarf... blues, greens, yellows & a little bit of peachy-orange. Approx. 14" x 58", 100% polyester, silk feel, semi-sheer. The colors in the photo are pretty true.


Please include mailing info when replying.

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Date Posted: 4/2/2012 1:22 PM ET
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(1) crystal studded pendant, heart surrounded by a circle -no chain-

(1) set of hanging letters like for a necklace, silver-toned "J E N N"

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paperback book Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face--freebie from Covenant House

card for child to give a teacher-- "I miss you" for extended illnesses

orange ID holder from N. American Hunting club says "Preserve our hunting heritage"

ASPCA member sticker for window

World Wildlife Supporter sticker for window

a AAA member sticker for your car bumper

flag sticker for window; says "Paralyzed Veterans of America, proud supporter"


TAKEN:     to Sara H-- set of notepads          

     to Ivy-- magnet and car sticker-- Special Olympics supporter 

to Michael C-- Wall calendar with bright beautiful flower pictures

large envy of plastic lids to Rebecca M for child's school project

to Irene-- envy of plastic sleeves

coupons to Lisa P, Connie B, Caryn S, Debbie B, Pam M., Jessica D, Charity L, Rachel A, Whitney B, Irene A, and Yvonne S

 envy of expired coupons for military overseas to Jane B

to Ollie-- collection of 12+ used (empty) giftcards

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Date Posted: 4/3/2012 3:28 PM ET
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I have a package of 3 magnetic bookmarks (Classic Confections design- art by Angela Staehling).  There are pictures of little chocolates on them.  If you'd like them, just PM me with your address.

Bookmarks are taken!  :)


I also have a booklet of Burger King coupons- if interested in them please PM me with your address. Thanks.

Coupons taken!

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Subject: Stuff I have that is available:
Date Posted: 4/4/2012 8:13 PM ET
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1. $1.00 off any 1 O.B.product-expires 6-30

2. Coupon booklet of Tide coupons that can be only be used at Lowe's-expires 6-30

3. (3) Save 50 cent on one 2-liter bottle of Pepsi Next-can only be used at Kroger,FredMeyer,Ralphs,Frys-expires 6-30



1. One new credit card size 2012 calendar--has pretty ocean/lake theme on it

2. One new credit card size 2012 calendar-the one side says "When life gives you lemons,make lemonade!"-pretty picture

3.One new set of three temporary tattoos-butterfly,sun,star--will not separate the set

5. One new flat magnet advertising the book "Make a wish and blow" by author Christina James

7. I can make a bookmark for a woman,child or man depending on what stickers I have..will have to know interests and color choices

8. I have one new Harlequin Special Edition book "A Cold Creek Secret" by RaeAnne Thayne-has no ISBN on it

9. I have one new Brown Bear shaped notepad

10. One square band sticker "Lights"

11.One new flat cocker spaniel magnet(I think) wearing a tiara

12. One new flat pug magnet wearing a top hat

All I ask is that you be patient with me when recieving. Post office is on other side of town from where I live. Thanks. I am trying to clean out stuff as I am in the process of moving at the end of this month. If you want anything,cut off date is Apr.26. After that time, I will be moving and cleaning..won't have much time for Internet.


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 Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

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Subject: April RAOK
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 6:33 AM ET
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1. Metallic Star Stickers. 12 small sheets in total, but a part of one sheet is used. They aren't so sticky but still useful.

2. Three Bookmarks.

3. Blue & Cream Stationery.


PM me with your address if interested. Thank you and happy Easter! cheeky

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Subject: Coupons!
Date Posted: 4/9/2012 9:05 AM ET
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Arby's Flyer expires 4/30/12 and includes:  Free small fry and small soft drink (with purchase of any angus sandwich at full price), $1.99 roast beef classic choice, $2.99 prime cut tenders snack, $1.99 regular order of mozzarella sticks, $3.99 roast beef combo choice, 2 for $4 chicken choice, 2 for $4 french dip and swiss sandwiches, 3 for $5 beef n cheddar classic sandwiches, 2 can dine for $8.99 (2 roast beef classic sandwiches, 2 small fries, 2 small soft drings and 1 large mozzarella sticks).

$5.00 off one swiffer sweepervac starter kit expires 4/30/12

Buy one swiffer sweeper starter kit, get one free refill (up to $5.00) expires 4/30/12





Date Posted: 4/9/2012 11:26 AM ET
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I have several coupons for .50 off Kangaroo Brand pita bread. If anyone wants some, please message me with your address. These are only available in some areas so please make sure they carry them.

Subject: Cat and dog pins
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 10:27 PM ET
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Lots of cat and dog lovers out there!  All taken.

2 Scottie dog pins, one gold color, one black  - black one going to conniej76; gold one to bigstone

Silver color cat sitting upright going to DebKit

Cat that looks like it is hanging from a branch, tail moves  going to Stephanie S

Cat "fishing" in a fishbowl going to whitegardenia

Umbrella shaped pin with cat & dog charms hanging from it. going to silverphoenyx

Wish I had more to send!




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Date Posted: 4/13/2012 9:18 PM ET
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I just found 3 unused rolls of Fuji 35 mm film and i no longer have a 35mm camera. To first PM with address.



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Subject: Greeting Cards with envelopes - ALL TAKEN
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 2:57 PM ET
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I have several sets of greeting cards with envelopes to interested members.  Each set is about 15 to 20 cards.

Polarbears and baby seals TAKEN

Wolves and Ocean-life   - TAKEN

Assorted Wildlife - TAKEN

Puppies, Kittens, Bambis and Hearts (Cute Stuff)   TAKEN

Please PM which set you would be interested in.

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Here are more crafts for ya.  If someone makes the boby pin earrings, I'd love them (lol)


Date Posted: 4/16/2012 1:35 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/17/2012 3:03 PM ET
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Sweets Package

I can send to one member: 

  • 1 Green Tea Kit Kat
  • 1 Strawberry Kit Kat
  • 5 Pieces of Hershey's Macademia Nut 

They are not expired. I know these are hard to come by and would like someone, who has a sweet tooth like me, to be able to try. laugh

Please message me if you're interested. 


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All gone...

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Date Posted: 4/19/2012 5:29 PM ET
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I have a phone cover for a HTC desire cell phone from cSpire. Its white with flowers. Not new but in really good shape.