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Date Posted: 4/1/2016 11:12 AM 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.

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 (as above). 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. LIMIT WISHES to ten, please.
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 may ONLY 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.  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!

Date Posted: 4/1/2016 12:30 PM ET
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For April I have:
A US Armed Forces-Proudly Served and Serving magnet of a man in camo, its about 8 inches high. Goes on the fridge or a vehicle.

A porcelin plaque of Footprints in the sand poem in pink and white and other color patterns, you hang on wall, about 5 in high.To Deborah A

Oprah Magazine March 2016 To Connie

I have 5 discs all in their own cases and with original artwork of Hidden Object Games, you put these into your computer, install and go to town! These are all full versions of the games. Id like to send all to one person.

Discs Include:

Vampire Saga 4 pack

Ghost Whisperer, Sinister City and Forbidden Love

Titanic, Civil War, the White House and Vampire Secrets

House of 1,000 Doors 6 pack of games

Vampire Secrets and A Vampires Tale 2 pack

All are in beautiful shape! Taken to Sandra

Also I have an envelope of Box Tops 4 Education to go to someone! To Katie S

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Date Posted: 4/1/2016 1:26 PM ET
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used/vintage colored pencils: yellow (2), orange, green, yellow-green, black, white.

page flags

coupon potlucks

sticker potucks

used bubble wrap


Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?  A friend sometimes gives me a huge stack of uncut newspaper inserts, causing me to have a bumper crop of coupons.  Let me know what you need.


multiples of the following coupons:

$2.25 Ensure multipack 6/30/16

$2 Feosol Complete 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16

$2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16

$4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16

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Date Posted: 4/1/2016 5:24 PM ET
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Coke codes to my coke codes friends :)

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Date Posted: 4/1/2016 6:11 PM ET
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Please take a free book from my bookshelf!   ALL TAKEN! 

PM your name and address, and which book you would like.  One book per person, just send a PM with your choice and address.

1) Towana D.

2) Kimberlyrav

3) evilynn

4) Jen B

5) Mary 

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Date Posted: 4/2/2016 3:08 PM ET
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Pack of 50 NEW assorted all occassion greeting cards with envelopes - to one person.  TAKEN

Pack of Maps: Yellowstone and Grand Teton, World Population, World Map, Historical Italy, Metropolitan Chicago Road Map.
                       (National Geographic and others.)  - to one person.

Please include complete name and address in your PM.

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Date Posted: 4/2/2016 6:56 PM ET
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For April I have:

A bunch of coupons to be sent to one person.  Most need cut out TAKEN

2nd bunch of coupons to be sent to one person.  Most need cut out.

1 envelope of Kroger specific coupons.

A new small white bathroom wash puff.  TAKEN

4 Older Large Print Guideposts  -  3 are 2009 and 1 is 1998

1 DrPepper 2016  award code   MMJA6FRXW7FQ

1 set of heavy glass dogs about 2 inches high   TAKEN

2 or 3 bottles of fingernail polish - partially used but very usuable (I changed to Jamberry Nail Wraps)  TAKEN

Books from my shelf to the first 3 who ask for them. TAKEN

   1-  Claire (bookknoll)

2.  Sarah H (hakk)

3.  Debbie D (debbiemd)


Will add a few more things as I find them and the month goes along.


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Date Posted: 4/3/2016 10:51 AM ET
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Here's what I have for this month:

1. One magnet made by me with a floral design and basket of flowers on it that says "Good luck"

2. One magnet made by me with a floral design and Winnie the Pooh Bear on it.

5. One UV code for the movie "That Awkward Moment" starring Zac Efron. Expires 12-17. Last time offering.

6. One new flag bookmark from the VFW..has part of the lyrics from "America the Beautiful" on it.

7. One new credit card size calendar for 2016

I will also do two surprise RAOKs this month in honor of my dad's birthday. I will give clues and the first person to give the correct answer wins the RAOK. So keep a lookout when I do this. :)

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Date Posted: 4/4/2016 10:00 AM ET
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I have a brand new stuffed animal looking for a new home!

It's a monster plushie, purple fur with one eye, very cute, not a scary monster. Looks like he would fit in on Monsters INC, honestly.

I won him at an amusement park game last fall. I'd hoped to give him to Toys-For-Tots at Christmas but they don't take stuffed animals. So he's been in my car ever since, safely wrapped up in a plastic bag. I just rediscovered him while doing spring cleaning on my car. 

Never been played with, safely preserved in a plastic bag for the last few months, this monster needs a new home. PM me if you want him.

Monster plush is GONE, thanks!

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Date Posted: 4/4/2016 12:23 PM ET
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I have a few things to offer this month:

(1) a bag of 250 water balloons.  The bag has been opened but it doesn't look like many, if any, of the balloons have been removed.

(2) children's bookmark - orange ribbon with a small stuffed animal tiger head at one end, tail at other end

(3) a St. Anthony's book mark with prayer on the back

(4) 2 small magnetic travel games by Go Games - hangman and chess. Can be mailed together or separately (however the PMs are received first!)  When we did family car trips when our kids were younger, we used to make them read, color, play games for at least 2 hours before we finally caved and put a movie on! 

(5) a small cloth clutch bag with black and white stripes from Sephora. I received this as a freebie with an order and have never used it.

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Date Posted: 4/4/2016 4:17 PM ET
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Kellogg's - Everyone can use this code 

enter the code PTS4ALLQUEENSNOW to score 100 points (expires 4/10)!

Date Posted: 4/5/2016 11:06 PM ET
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So far, I am offering the following this month (more to list, but not until Monday):

TAKEN:  Hershey's Kiss Large Tupperware Funnel.  This is what it looks like, except the color I have is orange.

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Date Posted: 4/7/2016 3:02 AM ET
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Here's a few April offerings...

- Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (soothe, nourish, hydrate) sample - Taken

- DVD: Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt -- 80's classic :-)

- DVD: Two Weeks Notice (Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant)- Taken

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Date Posted: 4/7/2016 11:58 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/9/2016 12:22 PM ET
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1 Rhonda Shear Pin-up Panty Set  (5-pack) Size M,  the colours are black, gray, pink, purple and turquoise.

Bought from HSN (if you want to look up the item)

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Date Posted: 4/9/2016 7:03 PM ET
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I have a $20 off online or phone order of $50 or mroe of regular-priced items from Staples coupon good until May 14, 2016.    TAKEN


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Date Posted: 4/9/2016 10:47 PM ET
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Mystery Raok #1:

First person to PM the clue and address will get the item. :)

Clue: This "character" is pretty much well known around the world. One country has a whole restaurant dedicated to it. :) Guess the character...cue the Jeopardy music....


Date Posted: 4/10/2016 10:30 PM ET
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TAKEN - thanks!

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Date Posted: 4/10/2016 11:21 PM ET
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Clue #2:

The character is a "animal". Good guesses so far...just so you know I won't be able to check email again until late Monday evening. :)

Good luck!

UPDATE: We have a winner! Claire guessed the right answer which is :Hello Kitty! Japan has a whole restaurant dedicated to the famous character. :)

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Date Posted: 4/11/2016 8:36 PM ET
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Kellogg's - Everyone can use this code

 enter the code FREEBIESPTS4UNOW to score 100 points (expires 4/17)

Date Posted: 4/12/2016 5:14 PM ET
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Ive got 10 Box Tops 4 education to send out to someone. Goes to Susan T.

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Date Posted: 4/13/2016 8:55 AM ET
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Taken - thanks!

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Subject: only home for a few days to send things out
Date Posted: 4/13/2016 11:25 AM ET
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car window cling-- 'No Farms, No Food'

for a veteran, please -- 'coin' says 'Community of Heroes' -- from  DAV --set of items from Wounded Warrior Project: includes a pin, a patch and a long purple ribbon (maybe for the car antenna?

  --magnet says "2016 Supporter, Special Olympics", probably 2 in by 2 in


*Connie--blank journal, leather cover has some damage

 *Kim B--3 puzzle books called 'Quality Fill-ins"

*Towana--Pampers code

REK-- seed packet of violas


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Date Posted: 4/13/2016 12:23 PM ET
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I've got odds and ends of beading stuff to send out.  Will fill up a flat rate envelop.e with as much as I can.  Won't be able to mail until after the 18th, as I don't want to be in the middle of Tax Returns! surprise  Please PM me with your address.  TAKEN by Adrienne.

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