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Subject: ******April Random Acts of Kindness (Give away) thread - RAOK********
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 10:25 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!!

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Date Posted: 3/31/2013 10:27 PM ET
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I can send a couple of handmade bookmarks to 5 people. Please let me know if you have any favorites colors, etc. & I'll try to match something up for you. Please include your mailing info in your PM.


  1. Cassandra S. (coloradoreader) 
  2. Suzanne J. (09suzij) 
  3. Jen B. 
  4. Brittany (doublestop 
  5. Marni F. (marnif) 


Done for now... I'll have more to offer either later this month or in next month's RAOK

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Date Posted: 3/31/2013 11:17 PM ET
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More to come.  For now:


1 code for "Toy Cash" from Energizer Batteries. (It looks like you need 2 of these for the offer) exp. 4/15


2 Altoids tins (empty).  These are 2 different sizes.


Thank you postcards featuring Diego (Dora the explorer's cousin)

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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 7:33 AM ET
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Sending my Codes buddy their: coke, Lean C, MNT dew, Codes

Sending my Coupons buddy their envelope.

4 Sony 8hrs T-160vl 327m VHS ( 3 unopen, one has a little of the jeryy show, when i came out in it LOL)

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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 7:43 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 3:28 PM ET
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This April my random act of kindness for all of my Paperback Swap friends will be... A NEW CAR!!!


PM me with your address and the color of your choice, and your new car will be in the mail before the week is out!!!


Sorry, all new cars are gone now! :D


Happy April Fool's Day, my friends! Hope no one gets pranked too hard today :D

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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 4:39 PM ET
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Stuff I have available:




3.Several coupons for Covergirl $2.00 off one Blast Flipstick Lipcolor-expires 4-30(these are good lipsticks if you are a Covergirl fan)

7. One coupon for the book "The Wanderer"by Robyn Carr $1.00 off-expires April 30

8. One coupon for the book "Sand Castle Bay" by Sheryl Woods $1.00 off -expires April 30

9. 5 various coupons for Wendy's expires 5-12


Other Items:

10. One fabric made bookmark with a button on it-got it from a craft show






I will add more items as I find them. Please include your address in PM. Thank you.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 4:41 PM ET
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Available:         coupon for  $5 off a $15 purchase at Buy Buy Baby, ep 28 May

Coupons are under the coupon thread here at RAOK 

extra AAA membership sticker for your car 

paper pattern for Homesteader dolls by Millie Hines (think these were popular in late 90's)

single page instructions for some macrame knots (includes "adding cords with square knots", "Loop and bead necklace ending" and "adding cords with clove hitches")--have 2 copies left

 Prescription savings card--save up to 70% with card at CVS, RiteAid, K Mart, Walgreen's, Winn Dixie, Longs, Target, Publix and more

magnet with year at a glance calendar on it with violet flowers decorating it, about 7 in long by 4 inches high in size

Window sticker for supporter of The Nature Conservancy

ASPCA window stickers ( have several )

window sticker for supporter of the Sierra Club (wilderness fan)


RAOKs going out:  *Connie B, *Irene,* Yvonne-- Rex Ray art postcards

Carla H--  2013 pocket calendar and world map

*Michael--aged holy card of St Paraskeva

*Debra M--  small booklet of cross-stitch patterns

*to LP-- package of cardfronts

to Brianna A-- package of cardfronts

*to Debbie D-- 2 macrame booklets and instruction page

*to Yvonne-- black ribbon with dime sized sequins dangling from it, craft supplies, and wide pink ribbon

*to Jen B--  Sierra Club's  elevation map of the US

*to Pat V-- selection of greeting cards and notepads

Coupons to: *Yvonne,* Debbie B, Heather C, *Pam M, Lyndsey, *Connie B , *Charity

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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 6:22 PM ET
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I have several Christmas postcards which say "Bless You at Christmas" on them (can save on postage by sending instead of cards!)  Photo here:  http://flic.kr/p/e814hL

Large Multiplication/Division sticker charts (great for sticking inside of notebooks, for helping kids learn their multiplaction facts) Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/e813XG

Small florists notecards (they don't open/blank on the rear or have info for name/address, etc., for recipient).  I used to do flowers for members in my old church, so these are what I have left (Get Well, In Loving Memory & Sympathy, and general Wishing you Well)  Photo here:  http://flic.kr/p/e8ud9M

Mio or Mio Energy Drink Liquid Water Enhancer coupons for $1.50 off of one (expire 6/30/2013)


PM me if you can use!  

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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 2:31 AM ET
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Happy Spring :-)

This month I have to share:

1 fake (obviously :-) $1,000,000 dollar bill (approximately 10" x 4") - TAKEN

A few various greeting card fronts for crafts 

1 code for this FREE song on iTunes: "You found another love, I love another friend" by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - TAKEN

1 code for a FREE app on iTunes: Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

1 sample size of Organic Indulgence White Nectarine & Orange Blossom Silkening Body Lotion- TAKEN

1 sample size of Organic Indulgence French Lavender & Plumeria Silkening Body Lotion - TAKEN

1 partial sheet of 24 small stickers that go on a calendar: "don't forget", "Dr. visit", "Meeting", "Happy Birthday" - TAKEN

1 pink "Queen For A Day" ribbon pin - approx. 3" x 5" and it's pinned to a sparkly pink card.  This was part of a birthday card I got - very cute, but I never used it. - TAKEN



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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 6:35 AM ET
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More to come later....

Booklet I got from ProActiv with an order:  The Doctor' Secrets to a lifetime of clear skin.  a guide to stopping acne.

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 7:38 AM ET
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I have a free app code for "Doodle Truck 2". It's actually really fun - I'm a bit obsessed with it myself. Here is a video of the app in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOfK2krbTu8

The idea is to get your cargo to the finish without losing it all - or exploding your truck!

First to pm me gets it!


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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 12:34 PM ET
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Taken, thank you!!

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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 12:43 PM ET
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I have a booklet of Burger King coupons for anyone who wants it. (Expires 5-26-13)

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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 2:31 PM ET
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For April  - Still have one unpostable book looking for a home
            Summer of Night, by Dan Simmons - PB - pages loose, book very worn
           Darwins' Blade, by Dan Simmons = bookis fine but has somebad stains on sseveral pages near the end
           George Stella Livin' Low Carb - nice book, but a whole section is off the spine


Added 4/12 - I have a bunch of BIG post cards to give away. They are the large ones - 5x7", not sure if they are that great for mailing or not. . Some are suitable for framing, really.   Still have -
        4  7 of a hummingbird at a flower
        2  3 of a beach at sunset - purple and blue
          2 of Amsh kids


Please PM with request and your info.  Thanks for looking and partipating in out RAOK threads!


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Date Posted: 4/2/2013 4:36 PM ET
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just added a bunch of stuff to my list above!  Take a look---J

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 7:55 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/3/2013 3:12 PM ET
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Printable CVS coupon for a FREE 100 count box of Alcohol Prep Pads.   Valid through 4/30/13


Date Posted: 4/3/2013 3:26 PM ET
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thanks for the coupon link prunella!

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 7:01 PM ET
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TAKEN--5 small paperbacks(7.5' x 5.5")--about 12 pages each--Clifford the Big Red Dog Phonics Fun Reading Program for beginning readers.  Not postable because part of a set.

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Date Posted: 4/3/2013 10:56 PM ET
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All gone...

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Subject: key chain
Date Posted: 4/4/2013 10:13 AM ET
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Does anyone need a key chain?  I've got some from the Humane Society with really cute pictures of dogs and cats on them, but I only need ONE.  They keep sending them to me every year and they're just sitting in a drawer.  PM me if you want one and I'll be glad to send it over.


The animal key chains are gone, but I do have a few from Las Vegas and one from New York, if anyone is interested.

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Date Posted: 4/4/2013 7:21 PM ET
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I've got 1 HP96 compatible black replacment ink cartridge.  Please PM me with your address.  


Gone.  Thank you.

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Date Posted: 4/4/2013 9:25 PM ET
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I have 1 Spider-Man movie rewards code from Kellogg's to give away.  This promo has been out for a long time, but the codes are still good until 6/30/13.  If you need another one, please PM me!

Date Posted: 4/5/2013 6:11 PM ET
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