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Date Posted: 7/31/2016 8:20 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.

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). 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 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 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: 7/31/2016 11:58 PM ET
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Lip balms in tubes, unflavored or a bit minty 

The Fever Code: advanced exerpt (ARC pamphlet)

Temp tattoos: Pinkalicious character

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King: unpostable by one page is torn

Used/vintage colored pencils  

Coupon potlucks

Sticker potucks

Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?   Let me know what you need.

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $1 Activia 4 pack 6/30/17
  • $1 Dannon 4 or 6 pack (yogurt, cups, or drinks) 6/30/17
  • $4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16
  • $2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16
  • $4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16

Loose makeup pigments in sample jars.  Can be eyeshadow, blush, or mixed in lipgloss or nailpolish.  Gold, rust, pink, taupe, beige, dusty rose.

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 a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

Sticker for car window-- "Don't Cut the Line!  Reel, Remove, Release."-- for water bird rescue

booklet with lyrics to songs by The Clash, includes Rock the Casbah, Should I Stay or Should I go?, Stop the World, This is Radio Clash, Stay Free, Groovy Times and many others

 3 baseball cards from Topps

for a veteran, please -- 'coin' says 'Community of Heroes' 

Just added:  2017 wall calendars

laminated study guides for Microeconomics, Business Law, and American History 2 (1877-Clinton)--request 1 or more


selection of dog food coupons

Sent out:

to Towana-- Purse datebook for 2017 with barn with flag on cover, says 'America the Beautiful'.

to *Nancy: brand new long black strap with black plastic clips on both ends and unpostable book Sickened : The True Story of a Lost Childhood :: Julie Gregory
ISBN-13: 9780553381979ISBN-10: 0553381970


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I will be adding things, but so far I have:
TAKEN: Thinking of You cards
TAKENHappy Birthday, Dad card

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Have some books available.  Take one or more.

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Put in mini library

The Stone Bull by Phyllis A. Whitney - Janet

The True Darcy Spirit by Elizabeth Aston - Jessica L.

The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy by Elizabeth Aston - Jessica L.

Plus three RAOK wishes.  Always check this out to see if I can help anyone there.  

P.S.  I found the 2007 calendar I needed.  Yippee!

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I have some Bath and Body Works items:

One hand gel, its called SURFER GIRL, it has a cologne smell, its new

One big bottle of Pear Blossom-AIR shea and Vitamin E lotion- New

Take one or both

Had 15 messages in my inbox this morning LOL. Everyone loves the BBW! Ani K. gets the lotion and Connie B gets the hand gel, Ill try and post more BBW for everyone in the future since I know so many love it!


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Date Posted: 8/2/2016 11:35 PM ET
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Here's what I have for this month:

2. I will make one person who has a birthday this month a special balloon bookmark. (first come,first serve)

4. I have one mystery envelope of four new felt stickers to one person.

5. I have one sheet of horse stickers for one person who loves horses. :)

Appliques: Two to a person only please when requesting.

6. I have one San Diego applique in a navy color. Just initials SD.

8. I have one soccer ball applique with wings that says "The Best"

10. I have one white sequin covered basketball.

11. I have one light blue baseball/softball.

12. I have one light colored football

13. I have one regular colored football

Please make sure your address is in your PM. Please be patient when requesting. Weather here is super hot and work schedule is very wacky. Thanks. :)


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Here are my offers for August.

1.  Booklet - Cross Stitch Finishing Tips and Techniques

2.  Booklet - Cross Stitich Tips from the Experts

3.  Booklet - Crochet Tops - Knitting and Crochet from Simplicity #0492

4.  Booklet - Baby Layettes and Afghans - Leisure Arts - 10 projects  TAKEN

5.  Leaflet - Carousel Horses - afghan pattern  TAKEN

6.  Leaflet - Annie's Attic - Knit Tips and Techniques

7.  Leaflet - The Fun, Fun, Fundamentals of Scrapbooking

8.  Magazine - Vogue Knitting - Knit Simple, Spring/Summer 2006

9.  Book (ISBN: 978-1-59369-207-0) American Girl - Paper Punch Art  TAKEN

Please include address with request.  Thank you.

Just Added!

10.  Pack of 10 Color Coded Key Rings

11.  Lanyard from the Pez Museum in Connecticut  TAKEN

12.  Three two latch hooks - take one or both

13.  Pack of ten - Susan Bates Yarn Bobbins

14.  Five 1" charms - three are Hello Kitty, two are grape ice pops with cherries - to one person please  TAKEN

15.  Bookmark with coin - The Thank You Star.  Bookmark has poem, penny has star punch out  TAKEN

16.  Six cookie cutters, yellow plastic - zoo animals - to one person please  TAKEN

17.  Box of 100 price tags with string - 1 3/4 x 1/3/32 - orange, green, and white  TAKEN

Again, please include mailing address in PM.  Thanks!


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Offers this month: 

Fridge magnet that says "I love you more than" and it has a picture of a wine glass on it. 

Fridge magnet that says "I love you more than" and it has a picture of a dill pickle. 

3 large stickers from Bell's Brewery, they have a running horse on the front and they say Oatsmobile Ale.

New! 8/16

CD- Suzy Bogguss, Sweet Danger

CD- Inspiration Point, Instrumental Love Songs of the '50s


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My offer this month to begin with is:

A special surprise for the first 5 people who PM me and say they want the surprise without knowing what it is.  This will take a leap of faith in it being a good surprise.

1.  Nadine -  5 credits

2.  Joanne G - 4 credits

3.  DebKit - 3 credits

4.  Susan T - 2 credits

5.  Katie - 1 credit

Will be adding other things later.


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Buca di Beppo coupon  $10 off purchase of $30 or more,  exp. 9/25/16

Buca di Beppo coupon   20% off any purchase,  exp. 9/25/16

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Date Posted: 8/6/2016 6:47 PM ET
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2 pair of older clip-on earrings (probably to be used in art project)

July Vogue

August Vogue

August Glamour

Summer 16  WV Living

cancelled stamps

1 Snoopy pencil

1 pkg neon pony beads

1 pkg green pony beads

1 pkg black pony beads


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Anyone a fan of Finding Dory?  I have:

- A sheet of 24 Finding Dory temporary tattoos - TAKEN

- Finding Dory sticker sheets - TAKEN

Went & got some more so that I could fill all the requests!  Dory is more popular than I realized :-)

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Just added to my post.

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Went through some of mom's things yesterday...found something we won't ever use, no microwaves here.  If you would like it, pm me an address:

Magical Microwave Flower Drying by Activa Products from Michaels (1992 $3.49)  6 pg 8 1/2"x11" Pamphlet only (requires Active Silica Gel not included) in VG condition, 1/2 is color & 1/2 is b/w

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coupon taken. Thanks.

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These were generated by the Decluttering forum in CMT!

I have:

1) 10 drawstring pouches, from the kit shown here: http://www.zzounds.com/item--ZOMQ3 (go to the link and click on the picture of the accessories to see the bag.) (about 3.5 in x 6 in will fit inside) All taken.

2) 20 microphone covers, from the kit shown here: http://www.zzounds.com/item--ZOMQ3 (go to the link and click on the picture of the accessories to see what one looks like, except mine don't have the cutouts..)

PM with your address and tell me how many you want if you don't want them all.


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For those who collect Disney movie reward points, you can get 5 points each with tese codes. Everyone can use them. First expires the 13th, the second the 15th.



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Set of 2 white stickers for Apple products.

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I have something very special to give to a little girl. If you have a daughter or granddaughter who you know loves cats or is a girlie girl and would like this purse, Ill send it to you. It bel;onged to my daughter and she carried it for a while, and just today has given it up. She is moving into her teen years, I cried knowing this purse will no longer be wanted by her, lol They grow up way too fast and it hurts a parent for sure.

Here is the link to what the purse looks like. Hers has a silver body as opposed to the pink shown in pic:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=117624633 Goes to Shannon V.

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