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Date Posted: 3/31/2014 8:17 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread. Known as a RAOK, 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 note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

RAOK rules -
You may not ask for anything in return for the things you post here. Please do not ask for postage; do not ask to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something 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 are 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.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ - yes, it’s been done! - let others have a chance.
One of our most important rules - you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap and mail, then never know if the pkg. arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ****Thank You thread**** here. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who do not do this often find their future requests ignored, sorry.
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.

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, non 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 you 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 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.

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

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 8:02 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 9:17 AM ET
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A few more things for April -

  2 plain black checkbook covers

  Similac coupons

Added 4/13 -

         1 coloring and activity book - no ages given, but lots to color, some word games etc. -


More when it turns up. PM with your info please.  Thanks for reading, and for supporting our RAOK forum!


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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 11:10 AM ET
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Kellogg's Codes for anybody that's interested.:

  • SPIDEYEXCITEMENT – 20 points (posted on 3/31)
  • APRILFOOLSDAYFUN – 150 points (posted on 3/31)
  • SPECIALK5BONUS4U – 50 points (posted on 1/20)
  • HOLLYJOLLYCOSTCO – 50 points (posted on 1/7)
  • EARNSWEETREWARDS – 50 points (posted on 1/7)
  • KFRSHARETHANKS20 = 20 Points (posted on 1/2) -Thank You, Linda!
  • EARNGREATREWARDS = 20 points (posted on 12/30)
  • GIFTOFMUSICBONUS – 20 points (posted on 10/26)
  • KELLOGGSFREEBOOK – 50 points (posted on 8/2)
  • GRAINSDAIRYFRUIT – 50 points (posted on 9/3)
  • GREATSTARTSBONUS – 20 points
  • HOWITWORKS20PNTS – 20 points

To get a free 1 year subscription to KIWI magazine, click here.

To get a free subscription to Thriving Family, click here.

To get a free sample of Garnier Marvelous Oil click here.


New Kellogg's code for those of you who used the ones I have posted above!:


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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 11:59 AM ET
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Here's what I have up for grabs:

5. I have one homemade magnet to give away with a easter theme--all of have a easter basket on them with eggs

7. One set of 6 new to and from labels featuring all kinds of dogs-to one person please

8. I have one new autographed bookplate that sticks on by Anne Rice

Please put address in your PM. Be patient with me when requesting. Post office is on opposite side of town from where I live and have to make my trips count. Thanks! :)

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Subject: Available for the asking
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 12:55 PM ET
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I have multiples of the following:

1. stickers

2. coupon potlucks

3. basil seeds (1 left) and chives seeds (1 left) from my garden

4. used bubble padded mailers  

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 2:50 PM ET
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Sending coke codes

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 3:13 PM ET
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Happy, April! <3

Here is what I have so for to offer:

- Small bundle of various Cat & Dog food/snack coupons TAKEN

- 3 unused Arkansas postcards TAKEN

- Promo code for 15% off an online order at Sephora.com during April 4th - April 10th  Turns out can be used by more than one person! Code is: Ticket

- Code for $5 off a purchase at Sanrio.com and I have two of them (will give one each to two people) - Expires 5/7

- Code for $5 off an order of $25 or more at loveablelabels.ca - Expires 7/31

As usual, I'll probably be adding more through out the month. :)

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 3:35 PM ET
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Happy Spring!!  Here's what I have so far:

1)  TAKEN  Two sheets of Easter stickers (and a couple Mickey/Minnie Mouse, too).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/mEQFNh

2)  TAKEN Disney egg covers for Easter eggs (have enough for two people (ONE left); will send covers and directions, not entire packaging, to cut down on postage costs) Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/mENHeP

3)  TAKEN For those April showers, a vintage Betty Dain rain cap (my fellow old-timers, can't you just see your mom or grand mom pulling one of these crinkly caps out of her purse, when the sky was threatening rain?!) Photo: https://flic.kr/p/mENJW6

4)  TAKEN Pretty pair of capris pants by Tommy Bahama, size 10 (30" waist).  Nice lightweight fabric (cotton/poly/spandex blend).  In new condition, though the interior button is missing and needs to be replaced.  Photos: https://flic.kr/p/mENJW6  https://flic.kr/p/mEB6GX

5)  TAKEN Sterling silver "2003" charm; perhaps for someone who had a big event that year?  Marriage/birth, etc.?  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/mEAKcF

PM me if you can use!  

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Subject: Things to give away
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:20 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:57 PM ET
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1.  I have a God's promises 3-1 magnet frame. It has aheart in the middle that says God's promises to a womans heart. The heart can be "popped" out and picture inserted. Or "pop" out the larger insert for a largeer picture.  Its about 4" x4" magnetic.


2.  I also have Superman party supplies, 3  fold out centerpeices with the honeycomb at the bottom  and  also plenty of napkins.





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Subject: Wanting to pay somethings forward
Date Posted: 4/2/2014 5:23 PM ET
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So many PBS members have been so nice to me, I would like to send out some items as a way to say thanks for the many kindnesses I have received. .

To the first 5 people who PM me, I will send a sheet of address labels. Please PM me the name and addy you want on the labels and a couple of ideas of some image you want on the label, Re; flowers, hello kitty, animals, cars, tractors, ANYTHING, I have or can get almost anything you would like. Thanks so much. OlieAnn

I think I am at my limit of labels this month, I will post your name as I make them and mail them out. I will make them for everyone that asked  before I posted this message...It may take a couple of weeks for me to get them all made and printed, it takes time to make them nice, I promise to have them to you before Christmas, hahaha, just kidding......


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Subject: Valvoline Coupons
Date Posted: 4/2/2014 10:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/3/2014 11:03 AM ET
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Here's a link for a Free sample of Biolage shampoo & conditioner:  http://www.biolage.matrix.com/consultation/request-a-free-sample

And here's what I have to share so far this month:

- Small booklet called "Energy Centers - What Are They?"

- Small booklet called "Aromatherapy - What Is It?"

- 1 deluxe sample of Teechino herbal coffee - this is brewed in a coffee pot, just like regular coffee.  It's Mocha flavor (natural), no caffeine & is 75% organic :-).  Comes with a $1 off coupon as well. - TAKEN

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Date Posted: 4/3/2014 9:54 PM ET
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I work in a church office and we receive packets of music from different publishers to listen to for our choir.  There is always music left that we aren't interested in so what I have is some listening CDs that will go along with a copy of sheet music.  Some music may be a book, some individual songs. 

If anyone would like any, let me know.  I haven't looked over it in a while so don't remember any of the songs but it can vary from Southern Gospel to more contemporary. 

I have received requests for what I have.  If any is not taken, I will repost.  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 4/4/2014 4:39 PM ET
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I had these in the coupon forum but seeing if anyone wants them here:

I have two coupons for $1.50 off Kellogg's Special K Breakfast Shakes in Chocolate Mocha or Vanilla Cappuccino-expires Oct.31

$1.00 off coupon for Glad plugins scented oil twin refill or two single refills-expires Dec.31

$4.00 off coupon for Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor-expires 4-30

$1.00 off coupon for Loreal Advanced Haircare Product-expires 6-30

$3.00 off coupon for Nasacort Allergy 24 Hr Nasal Spray expires Dec.31

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Date Posted: 4/4/2014 7:00 PM ET
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Coupon Codes:

FREE Carseat Canopy.  Use code FUN04 at http://www.carseatcanopy.com

FREE Belly Button Maternity Band.  Use code FFBAND at http://www.bellybuttonband.com

Date Posted: 4/4/2014 8:31 PM ET
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Promo code for 15% off an online order at Sephora.com during April 4th - April 10th. Just enter the word. "ticket". Turns out it can be used by more than one person. :)


Date Posted: 4/6/2014 3:58 PM ET
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pictures taken-thanks!


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Date Posted: 4/6/2014 5:01 PM ET
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A couple more odds & ends:

1)  TAKEN This one really is an 'odd' one for your 'end', lol!  Vintage package of disposable paper seat covers in a cute floral case, to toss in your purse: https://flic.kr/p/mQAAPC

2)  TAKEN Four (unused) postcards from China

3)  TAKEN Connie B & 2 others  Coupons for FREE bag of Hershey's Miniatures (12 oz. bag) when you buy TWO bags of Hershey's Chocolate packaged candy (12 oz. or larger).  Expire 9/30/14 (I plan to use mine AFTER Easter, when the candy is marked down already, AND to get a free bag!) 

4)   TAKEN  I have a partially used gift card for Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant (don't know if this is a chain?  Hopefully it is, so someone else can use this!).  I called to find out the balance, which is $8.62 (which I wrote on the card).  We ate there a while back, but just wasn't exactly our cup of tea, so I've been carrying this card around for way too long.  Hope a fellow PBSer can use -- PM me if so!


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Date Posted: 4/7/2014 5:22 PM ET
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I have 2 bundles of magazines. The first ones were sent to me by my fellow PBSers for my dad. he enjoyed them very much and I want to pass them along so someone else can enjoy them.


2 National Wildlife - Feb/Mar & Apr/May 2013

WildBird May/June 2010         TAKEN

All 3 shipped together to one person.


I also have

2 Lindy's Sports Baseball Review 2012 & 2013

Both to one person


PM me with your address if you are interested.

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Date Posted: 4/8/2014 12:25 AM ET
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Added another item to my post above smiley.

Date Posted: 4/8/2014 9:22 AM ET
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Subject: all taken-maybe more later
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 10:58 AM ET
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-a pottery ornament of the state of Tennessee
-4 packets of Teeccino herbal coffee-3 are bags & one is ground--all to one person

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Date Posted: 4/8/2014 11:24 AM ET
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I am back movie lovers with one code left:

I have one UV code for the movie "Rock of Ages"-expires Oct.9,2014


First come,first serve. :)

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