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Subject: August's *******RAOK - Random Acts of Kindness thread****
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 10:13 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.

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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!!  

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:24 AM ET
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DONE for now but once I get these finished & mailed I can do some more. smiley


I've been playing with the laminator again & I have extra bookmarks to share. I can send a couple of handmade bookmarks to 5 people.

Please choose 2 of the following categories so I can try to match something up to your interests.

* Florals 

* Animals  (mostly cats, dogs & birds, but there is an occasional horse, elephant, rabbit, etc.)

* Scenery

* Foods

* Arts/Music  (paintings, musical instruments, etc)

* Kids  (NOT bookmarks for kids, but with cute pics of kids)

* Guy Stuff  (camo, cars, boats, outdoors, etc)

* Ocean/Beach  (seashells, lighthouses, sailboats, etc)

* Random/Misc.  (favorite color?)



Please be sure to send your mailing info in your PM.

  1. Brittany (doublestop)
  2. Michelle S. (rissycloud)
  3. Jeanne G. (IlliniAlum83)
  4. Connie B. (conniej76)
  5. OlieAnn S. (olieann)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 7:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 9:21 AM ET
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All four envelopes have been requested now.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 10:01 AM ET
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Coupon for $40 off a $120 purchase at Express. Can be used in stores or online. Expires 8/28/13

Coupon for $10 off a bra over $29 at Victoria's Secret/VS Pink stores. Expires 9/2/13

Small plastic heart pendant with fake diamonds. Took it off a cheap sandal. Might be good for crafts/scrapbooking/card making, but probably not for jewelry 

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:56 PM ET
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AVAILABLE:  For someone I haven't sent one of these to yet---- Guardian angel coin with prayer card, sometimes called an "angel in my pocket".

   window sticker for DAV supporter                            window sticker for ASPCA member

used store giftcards (0 balance)-- nice for kids to play store with

unpostable  PB copy of The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice-- has humidity damage the last few pages of book so the pages are slightly wrinkled.

craft booklet for Christmas angels-- cross n patch by Ernie Bishop from the 1993 "" (cross-stitch is part of the assembly)

25 % off dentistry or select dentures, call Aspen Dental at 1-855-502-7736, use code: CVS

Coupons are under the coupon thread here at RAOK 

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

Sent out:  *Sacagawea necklace to Connie B.

*pkg of notepads to Sara H. in MI                               *notepads to Connie B.

kids stickers to Tara C.                                                  *stickers to Michelle S.

*notepads to Brittany P.                                                 *Christmas dream catcher to Cynthia F.

* prize box to Vicky T for her 2nd graders                                *bookmarks to Denise B.

*Dream catcher with chimes to Ivy M.                              *cards for prison ministry to Crystal S.

                                   * Kellogg's points to "09suzij"

*Precious Moments  cross-stitch pattern book to Debra M.

*memopads and magnet with bear cub climbing tree to Melisa E.

*unpostable PB copy of "Murder on the Lusitania" by Conrad Allen to R.E.K.

*"God Bless America" bumper sticker to Jacci M for her dad              * "God Bless America" window sticker & stickers to Brittany P.

coupons to:* Khristine, *Yvonne, Connie B, *Susan A., *Suzi J, *Bill H, *Stephanie G. 

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:57 PM ET
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Hi Everyone!

.... Coupon for $10 off a Bra at Victorias Secret expires August 26th 2013

...... I still have a couple Mercola Sprays left.... Melatonin Sleep Support and B-12 Energy Booster

...... Would you like a postcard in the mail? Would love to send you one!  (If i've already sent you one, feel free to ask again!)

...... Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Kit with Patterns-- NEW Includes 12 Patterns, 2 Saws,1 Scraper Scoop, 1 Drill, and 1 Pounce Wheel.

Ages for Pumpkin Kit are 12 and Up....

........ Purple Sisal Grass (thin strands can be used in crafts) New in bag

....... Josie Maran Moroccan Argan Oil Cleansing Bar (Vanilla Cream)

......... Braille Alphabet Card

........ Box Tops plus code to enter to win a golden ticket of 100 box tops

Have a great day everyone!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 7:42 PM ET
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Stuff I have up for grabs:


2. Other coupons are listed in the Coupon section


1. I have one handmade magnet that shows a sticker of a man and woman chatting and drinking coffee

2. I have one set of 2 designs shopping lists and etc from Easter Seals

5. I have one set of 3 blank greeting cards that feature a child's design and saying-they deal with love,grief,misc emotion-I will send these all to one person

Please include your address in your PM. All I ask is that you be patient with me...I can't go to the post office every day..thanks. :)

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Subject: Done. Thanks!
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 9:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/2/2013 2:24 AM ET
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I have the following items to offer...

  1. FlyLady magnet
  2. Assortment of greeting cards & Xmas cards   TAKEN
  3. An envelope of misc. ephemera ~ greeting cards fronts & scraps, stamps, etc.   TAKEN
  4. Coffee ~ 1 pkg. (10c) Arbor Day Specialty Coffee (decaf) & 8-1c packets of instant flavored coffees - Vanilla, Hazelnut & Choc.   TAKEN
  5. Instant Drink Mixes ~ 4-2qt pks Wylers Sugar-free Pink Lemonade & 3-2qt pks Crystal Light Tangerine Strawberry & 2-2qt pks Carb Option Lemon Iced Tea   TAKEN


Please be sure to send your mailing info in your PM.

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Subject: Animals cut from fabric
Date Posted: 8/2/2013 2:13 PM ET
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Some months back, someone asked for realistic animals cut from material, if that person reads this, would he or she send me a PM?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 11:20 AM ET
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Subject: Kellogg's family rewards codes
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 3:11 PM ET
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One of the freebie sites I subscribe to posted these today so I have no idea if any are expired:

HEALTHYRETURNS20 – 20 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS – 20 points
KFRFAVPOPTARTS10 – 10 points
KFRTOURCHAMP20PT – 10 points

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 3:23 PM ET
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The Kellogg's family reward codes that E.L. F. posted worked for me.


E.L. F. - Thanks so much for posting.



Date Posted: 8/3/2013 7:29 PM ET
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I have to offer:

TAKEN 1) Vintage Coats & Clark "Babywear" knitting pattern booklet (has some internal writing, but patterns still readable -- really cute patterns!) Photo http://flic.kr/p/fnxnmE

TAKEN 2) Susan Bates plastic yarn needles (would be great for kids to use, to make bead necklaces with beads or pasta, etc.).  Will open the pack and separate if more than one person wants one, as there are 2 in the pack. Photo: http://flic.kr/p/fky6Vp

TAKEN 3) Small gold pendant (or large charm; about the size of a penny) with praying hands & little diamond-type stone.  http://flic.kr/p/fnxmVU

TAKEN 4) I have two envelopes to send out to 2 people, each with a couple of Mary Kay samples.  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/fqQhzm

TAKEN 5) One coupon for a FREE pint of Stonyfield Organic Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, expires 12/31/13.  (You might want to check with your grocery store before requesting to see if they carry this; my 3 grocery stores carry Stonyfield yogurt, but not frozen yogurt or ice cream).  

PM me if you can use; will be listing more when I get the chance.

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Subject: cards for repurposing
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 11:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/4/2013 8:37 AM ET
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About time I got back on and posted something, right?  For August I have;

 Coupon for Six Flags - $10 off each full price admission, expires 9/22

Updated 8/24 - adding the following:

Napkins - GONE

Sheet of small metallic gold letters and numbers - 300, but a few gone - these are OLD, you may need glue!

Notebpook paper from one of those very tiny notebooks - lined paper measures 6 x 3 1/2 inches, 6 holes. Be sure this is the size you need

Still trying to give away some cassette tapes -
    Richard Marx
   The Police - Synchronicity
   Steve Winwood - Roll with It
   Melissa Manchester  - Greatest Hits
   Jackson Browne - The Pretender

PM with your info please.

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Subject: This looks like fun!!
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 3:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/4/2013 10:28 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/4/2013 10:45 PM ET
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I have one DVD's up for grabs:

2. Every Day- Liev Scheiber in it

For more info on the movie go to www.imdb.com

Please include your address in your PM. The DVD's come in a cardboard sleeve-no case or cover art

I don't know how fast I will send this out but be patient with me..thanks.

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Date Posted: 8/5/2013 1:41 PM ET
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added to list towards top of page

Briana -
Date Posted: 8/6/2013 7:38 PM ET
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I have a promo code for $10 EAsports from a McDonalds Monopoly piece. Pm me if interested.


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Date Posted: 8/7/2013 7:26 PM ET
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Subject: McDonalds Monopoly
Date Posted: 8/8/2013 12:10 PM ET
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All taken...

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