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


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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 6:03 PM 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.  Although most of us feel it is better to give than to receive, still, we like to know our post office delivers!

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: 7/31/2012 7:14 PM ET
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Coupon code for $10 off a $30 purchase plus free shipping for WBshop.com (warner brothers). Expires 12/31/12. Would be great if you want to buy some movies for yourself or others, maybe for Christmas presents

2 keychains-one is a golden horseshoe, the other is a  black spur. Both to one person.

Horse poster from Horse Illustrated 

Coupon for 20% off at Bed Bath and Beyond. Expires 10/8/12

Coupon for $10 off $50 or $25 off $100 at Aeropostale. Expires 9/16/12.  Only redeemable in store.

Code for a free 8X8 photo book from Shutterfly

Anyone here make earrings and sell them? I have a few of the things earrings come on in the store. All to one person.

I went to an LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire game this weekend (I'm a Galaxy fan) and inside the program is a poster of Chicago's goalkeeper Sean Johnson and midfielder Mike Videira. I'm guessing it's around 12" by 18" but I'm not sure. Would be great for a Chicago fan or maybe a younger kid who just loves soccer!

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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 7:56 PM ET
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1 packet of Ducan Hines White Chocolate Raspberry Frosting Creations flavor mix. You supply the Frosting Creations Frosting Starter.  TAKEN.

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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 10:34 PM ET
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pretend Disney VISA card for a child to play with, has pic of Mickey in his sorcerer's apprentice outfit

coupon for $1 off any 3  RoseArt school supplies, exp 7 OCT

45 page booklet to give to a family of a Fallen or wounded warrior called " The little book of words"

paperback book-- Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face-- from Covenant House, about runaways and homeless teens

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

ASPCA member sticker for window

World Wildlife Supporter sticker for window

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

Habitat for Humanity car window sticker

Special Olympics magnet-- says 2012 supporter (my kitchen appliances don't hold magnets!)


sent to:   Shirley S-- exp  Scholastic calendar--has some great kids' books pics

  *Connie B-- NEW full-size poster of Texas Rocks and Fossils

*box of alochol prep pads to Marcia H for her frequent blood sugar tests

*Jean F-- one Pokemon card and some cancelled stamps

*new decks of cards to Lisa D for military care packages

*book "The New Baby" by Mercer Mayer sent to Yvonne's grandkids for baby Sofia's big brother/sister 

*to Connie B-- Ulta coupon and 5 "Women Who Dared" postcards

*to Olie Ann-- 5 "Women Who Dared" postcards

*to Linda P-- 5 "Women Who Dared" postcards

*to Lisa D for troop care pkgs-- 2   2013 wall calendars

*5 postcards to Irene, our fearless RAOK leader!

*6 postcards to Yvonne

*box of empty prescription bottles to Shannon V for storing craft supplies

* to Jody M-- 5 "Women Who Dared" postcards

coupons to: *Irene, *Yvonne, Charity, Jen W, Stephanie I, *"Hotstylist",Dana S, Monica L, Anna F, Heather, Pam M., *Debbie B, Marsha G, *Connie B, *Jennifer VK, *Joyce F, *Amy M, "Grateful Mommy", Cheri B, and *Melissa R.



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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 11:49 PM ET
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TAKEN-- Veterans of Foreign Wars wall calendar--Sept. 2012 thru Dec. 2013,  with landscape pictures

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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 7:44 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 9:59 AM ET
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Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

(If you haven't received the codes, please let me know. Sorry i been having crazy days, I don't mind if you remind me of the codes or coupons)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 11:26 AM ET
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After going through a couple of my military footlockers, I came across (4) prepaid calling cards that were given to me while I was deployed overseas. They have still have some time remaining on them and NEVER expire (I believe you can purchase more time on the card with the proceeds usually going towards more prepaid calling cards). I would like to pay these forward to a family member who has a loved one serving overseas. Just let me know which branch of service he/she is ENLISTED into and I'll forward you the information via PM:

  1. USMC: catsandroses
  2. USN: dfh818
  3. USA: Elona
  4. USAF

* Limit (1) per PBS member and, of course, First Come First Served. thanks!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 7:06 PM ET
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I have a vintage 23 page knitting/crochet booklet called "American Thread, Star Book No. 204, Fashions Sizes 32 to 52, Knitted & Crocheted for Him and Her".  Looks to be from the 50's or 60's.   Some really cool vintage sweater & cardigan patterns here.  PM me if you can use.

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Subject: Stuff I have available so far:
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 7:24 PM ET
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1. (1) $3.00 off any Bic Soleil Savvy Razor-expires 12-31

3. (3) $4.00 off Dr.Scholl's for her high heel insoles-expires 12-31

4. (1) $1.00 off any one 6 pack or larger of Organic Valley eggs-expires 4-30-13

5. (1) $1.00 off any 4 oz or larger Organic Valley cheese-expires 4-30-13

6.(2) Buy one get 1 free Holistics herbal elixir drinks--no expiration date

7.(1) Buy one Unreal candy bar get one free expires-10-15--find this at CVS

8,(12) $2.00 off any Covergirl & Olay tone rehab 2 in 1 foundation or one Covergirl & Olay pressed powder-expires 10-31

 9. I have one set of 4 coupons for White Castle-two expire10-31 the other two are 11-24..must take all 4 please


Rebate Forms:


8. (2) $3.00 by mail on one bottle of Be Wine-expires 9-16


9.(1) Medium sized sticker for Bug Juice drink for kids--would be great to decorate a lunchbox or folder with

Other items:


12. I will make 2 people a refrigerator magnets using various stickers that I have--will have to know interests and color choices

I will add more items when I find them. Please be patient with me when requesting. I can't go to the post office every day. Thanks! :)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:37 PM ET
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I posted a little something in the I Wish header to see if anyone reads the info any more. I offered a credit to the first member who PMd me. A new member, as it turned out, NANCY (NIMY) just sent me a PM. I sent her a welcome and the credit. So........for future notice, read the headers to see what's up! We all need reminding sometimes!


Date Posted: 8/2/2012 9:05 AM ET
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All taken!

I have 3   2   just 1   zero pairs left of brand-new Hanes Her Way hipster panties, size 7L.  Received as a gift, tried one on for 5 seconds, didn't like, two pair never worn even that briefly (!), and all three washed anyway.  To different wishers, preferred.  Ladies only laugh please!

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Date Posted: 8/2/2012 12:48 PM ET
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codes from pampers......my daughter uses the coupons for diapers for her kids...but says that she doesnt have time to enter codes from the boxes:






Date Posted: 8/2/2012 6:28 PM ET
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Peace today, Lisa

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Date Posted: 8/3/2012 12:05 PM ET
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I have some coupons available.  If you'd like any of them, please send a PM with your address.

  • Rack Room Shoes-  $10 off minimum $60 purchase (exp. 9/3/12)
  • Pollo Tropical- Sheet of over $25 in coupon savings (exp. 8/31/12)
  • Arby's- Sheet of over $30 in coupon savings (exp. 9/30/12)   taken


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Date Posted: 8/4/2012 2:46 AM ET
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Cutting coupons.... Going out to jeanne, morgan, marsha, nancy, connie

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Date Posted: 8/6/2012 7:50 AM ET
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Handmade bookmarks to the first 5 people who PM me...

  1. Elona (miamirn) 
  2. Cynthia F. (justcyn) 
  3. Jeanie P. (steelersfan) 
  4. Deborah A. (DebKit) 
  5. Connie B. (conniej76) 

Be sure to send me your mailing info. You can send me an idea of colors you like or things you like & if I have the stuff to make one geared to your likes I will. Otherwise it will be a random choice.

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Date Posted: 8/9/2012 12:22 PM ET
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added some items on page one to top of my list --take a look!

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Date Posted: 8/10/2012 2:50 AM ET
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I have been cleaning I have a long list!

I have a bunch of coupons: please take as many as you can use :

Cedar point save $10 on two tickets good through Sept 3

$1.50 off of Rubbermaid luchbiax sandwich kit Sept 2

Bio true multi purpose solution for contacts both a $1.50 and a $3.00. The $3.00 is  a twin pack expires 9/15

Gasx $1.25  oct

oxi clean $1. $2.50 and  .75 cent coupons expire 9/30

Prevacid $3.00 9/15

$3.00 of of raid max bug barrier with trigger

$3 off any Schiff move free $1 off on any schiff vitamin or supplemential

$2 off any smithfield summer spriral ham 8/31

Zantac $5 9/30

$1.00 True lemon 9/30

$10 off of pet medications over $49 plus free shiping use code new682 expires 8/31/12 email me for the phone and website

$2 aleve 9/30

Dole shakers $1 on 2 8/31

TrueBiotics probiotic supplement product $3.00 8/31

South beach meal bars and other products expires it looks like the end of aug but can't read it

As I said take as many as you will use. If there are multiple coupons for a product I listed them on the same line and I will send them to the same person.


 dead ostrich cd it is very heavy metal

denny free entree and sundae with purchase of adult entree. Kid must be 10 and under

door knob holders that you list ways to protect the earth. I have at least 9 of these

animal calendar 2011

senery calendar 2009

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Date Posted: 8/11/2012 3:40 PM ET
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Here's my giveaway goodies for this month:

A booklet of 23 coupons from Target - good for various brands of personal care & cleaning/household products at Target (expires 9/12/12)

Travel size of Tresemme "Split Remedy" shampoo

Travel size of Tresemme "Split Remedy" conditioner

Sample size of Garnier Ultra-Lift Pro-Retinol wrinkle reducer cream (comes with $2 off coupon)

2 brand new "Scunci" brand rhinestone hair clips (like silver 'bobby pins' with rhinestones on them)

All taken!  Thanks for the responses smiley

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I have some small picture cards about 2 1/4" x 3 1/2". They have a bible verse on the back. (no envelopes)

They could be used as bookmarks. (Pictures are of angels or children or gardening)