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


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Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:24 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.....

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 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. We are happy to help our RAOKer friends, old and new!  

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All taken- thanks.

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I have the following to offer

Embroidery floss - not sure what brands

Weight Watchers Coupons- for WW products and only valid at meetings and centers

Letter "A" from Dannon yougut's collect a letter game - I think the game ends Sept. 30th.

Weight Watchers 10 Week Exercise Tracker - about the size of a checkbook register, each page is for a different day of the week

Checkbook Register - blank, the kind you get with a check book

Christmas Card fronts for crafts

Non-Christmas card fronts for crafts

I'll post more as I clean out the closet.

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Subject: Magazines
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:07 PM ET
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Hi Friends!!!

I have a Safety 1st Lever handle lock. I bought it but then relized I had a lever that sticks too far out of the door for this to work.

If you would like this please let me know but I will not be able to send it until I get back from vacation next week. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/ProGradeTM-Lever-Handle-Lock-Safety/dp/B001FD4VNI <-- here is the link to see it

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Subject: Sanded Perch Covers
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:47 PM ET
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I recently came across 2 unopened packages of Hartz sanded perch covers that I will never use.  I'll send them to the first person to PM me a name and address!!!!  TAKEN!



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Date Posted: 7/31/2011 1:21 AM ET
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I've been on a bookmark making binge & have gotten carried away, so I have quite a few extra bookmarks to share. These are handmade, laminated bookmarks made from old card fronts & notecards & other odd-n-end paper items. For now I am able to send 2 bookmarks each to 5 people. Perhaps toward the middle of the month I can send out some more.

I will send to the first 5 people who PM me with their mailing info. If let me know your favorite colors or hobbies or other info about you I will TRY to send bookmarks that fit your personality.

1) Kate H. (dufiedog)

2) Deborah A. (DebKit)

3) Pat V. (Sheeplady)

4) Briana - HI

5) Carol W. (carolceltic)

I had a few more than 5 respond so I will be sending to Holly (bayyore) & jacci-jerri  as well.

That's all I can handle for now. I'll try to come back & offer more mid-month.

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I have come in to some foreign stamps one to a person:
San Marino ---1
New Zealand
Hungary (1967)

and some Beanie Baby (TY) mini puzzles (the size of a trading card)----3 pkg    2

PM your addy and be patient! 

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Date Posted: 7/31/2011 11:53 AM ET
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I have 3 codes for a free month at majorleaguegaming.com

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 10:58 PM ET
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Here are the items I can send out this month:

Clearing out some more Comic*Con 2010 swag items, I found these large postcards that might as well be mini posters. They are 7in high and 5in wide. They display the covers of a few titles that, at the time of Comic*Con, were newly released. The postcards depict the following books:

Glee The Beginning


PM me with you requests! :)

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i have a sheet of steak n shake coupons.

Briana -
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 3:35 PM ET
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I have 2 Victoria's Secret short nightgowns or slips (it looks like a little dress with spaghetti straps). I have black and orange size XS and S. They are used (clean), but 100% silk- so i'm thinking you could use them for scrap pieces or something. Both to one person please. First to PM get's it.

ETA: Ok, maybe I should say very very lightly used, I tried it on, washed, it's just too dang small. Very good condition silk, though.

no international shipping please

Gone! Thanks!

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  I have 2 items for now:

1 goldtone catface pin -  roughly 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"

I reclining wood carved cat - approximately 4" x 2 1/4"

Send me a PM if interested and thanks for looking!


Both taken - Thanks!

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Hi everyone. I have some coupons, not going to use them. Here they are:

$1 off Cabot "Serious Snacks"

$1 off any 2 Cabot products

$2 off any size Systane Balance eye drops [expires 9/1/11]

$1 off any size Systane Ultra eye drops

$3 off any Zyrtec product


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Date Posted: 8/2/2011 9:07 AM ET
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I have these items to offer:

2 pairs of gently worn (but clean!) ankle socks:
(1) white with green shamrocks and (2) white with snowflakes. 
They're cute but too small for my big size 8 1/2 feet. 

A mouse pad; the old spongy soft kind.

A bunch of word-search puzzles.  They're torn loose from a book of brain-teasers, but hopefully someone will enjoy them!


Please zing me a pm if you're interested.  Thanks! 

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Hair Bump Its in brown - never been used / worn

-- Just like what you see on TV. To be honest, it's hard to put on. (A lot of teasing & sprays!) If you master it, it's a great way to create an extra UMPH in your hair style. There are a lot of videos on Youtube that can help you. cheeky


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I have a hands-free ear bud , for  a Nokia cell phone. It says "use with compatible Nokia handsets".   It's unopened, just hiding in the drawer. PM with your info if you think you can use this         Taken!

Added 8/5 - also have a  mouse pad from LA Inks, pretty purple water lily design.   Taken!

Added 8/10 - can anyone use a $5 coupon for Purina Goat Chow? Isn't there a Goat Lady out there somewhere???

Added 8/21 -  Famous Footwear 20& off coupon, exp. 8/27 - online code is SHOES11

                         I have an unpostable HC copy of The Body in the Sleigh, by Katherine Hall Page - water damage, not ugly, just very wavy pages on the corner . Does anyone here want it before I take it to the Book Bazaar ?

Sorting for a big garage sale this weekend. I'd love to sell it all, but I know there will be leftovers,and some to be posted here next week - stay tuned!

Please PM with your info.


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Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes angel Sending my Coupon friends their envelope angel (give me a few days wink)(will send them as soon as i can)

Subject: Crib Tent
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 1:42 PM ET
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I have 1 reward code from Huggies - Enjoy the Ride rewards - PM me and I can send to you

I have a couple (not sure how many, still cleaning out) gently and roughly used boards books that aren't worth posting - may or may not be postable condition, I'd just rather send 1 box to someone that can use them.  For used board books I always just put them in the freezer for a day or so and wiped down with a cloth if worried about cleanliness - never hurt my 2.  ;)  FWIW

Taken, thanks. 

Still cleaning, found more :).  I have a Crib Tent, by Tots in Mind https://www.totsinmind.com/   It was used, and we are definitely NOT a pet-free home.  (dogs, cats, birds) There are a couple small snags in the cover from cats climbing on top, but still useable.  I don't have box or directions anymore, so you'd have to find them online.  I'm afraid it'd just get tossed in the trash if I donate since it's just a pile of fabric and poles without a box. 

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One (1) bag of random D&D dice

One (1) metal bracelet, each link is shaped like a whale tale with shell inside

One (1) dolphin pin, pinkish and glittery

One (1) "Batman: Harley and Ivy 3 (of 3)" single issue comic with backboard

All done this month.  Thanks!

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Subject: Copenhagen Wintergreen Long Cut or Pouches
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 7:35 PM ET
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2 coupons for Get a Can for a Buck($1.00), expire 9/30/11