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Date Posted: 11/30/2015 8:59 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 that 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: 11/30/2015 9:14 PM ET
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window cling in support of Wounded Warriors

window cling -- Nat'l Wildlife Federation

window cling-- World Wildlife Fund

Small stickers:  choose  Florida theme, letter "G" with blue frame, flowers, Christmas holiday designs, or different colored ribbons (Think 'pink ribbon' for breast cancer awareness)

2016 pocket purse calendar from Boy's Town, has winter historic scene on cover                                   

NEWLY ADDED:  2016 purse calendar, has angel on cover

2016 half size inspirational wall calendar (not religious), has quote on each photo page

  plastic snowman tree ornament with name on it "MEGAN";   booklet of recipes 'cooking with Rosemary'-- has tear-out recipe cards (bigger than normal size recipe cards);   set of 2 angel ornaments to make from Oriental Trading- comes with extra pieces--can use as tree ornament or add to a wrapped package.


*Katherine N-- 2016 wall calendar "Celebrating the Spirit of St Francis'

*Jane F-- 2 sets of to/from gift stickers

to REK's friend-- set of 4 blank notecards with envelopes, have different wolf picture on each

to *Connie-- luggage tag and  large sticker (about 4 in by 6 in) of candle says: I am the Resurrection and the Life.

to Carol K-- cardfronts

to Holy Trinity Crafts Group-- cardfronts

to *Susan for Sam (Hebsfarm)-- window cling "No Farms No Food" from American Farmland Trust 

to *Jen B-- old earrings and wine corks for her crafts

to *Vicky T-- stickers and bookmarks for her students

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Date Posted: 11/30/2015 9:47 PM ET
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Coke Codes to my coke codes friends.

Date Posted: 11/30/2015 10:00 PM ET
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Ill be doing a 12 days of Christmas, hoping I dont miss any days from being busy, if I do Ill make it up the next day. Starting 2morrow, Ill try to post anywhere between 8am to 10am. One item per day, so be watching.


On the First day of Christmas my RAOK gave to me:  A Complete 72 Piece Pen and Refill Set. This is still in box. Its pens inside are different sizes and all gold in color, stainless steel body construction, has a calligraphy pen in there too.     Taken to Connie


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Date Posted: 12/1/2015 8:10 AM ET
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I have some used cds to offer. All 4 cd taken!!


One to a customer please. Just zing me a pm if interested! Thanks!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2015 9:59 AM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 points

enter the code POINTSFORJULSB20 

Everyone can use this code

Date Posted: 12/1/2015 2:05 PM ET
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temporary tattoos (cartoony owl or Christmasy)

coupon potlucks

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks


multiples of the following coupons:

$1 Colace, no exp date

$2.25 Ensure multipack 6/30/16

$2 Feosol Complete 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$.50 any Fiber One box 2/29/16



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I have this old cookbook to give away:    TAKEN

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Date Posted: 12/1/2015 5:53 PM ET
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I have a sheet of Subway coupons if anyone can use them. 

Just PM. :)

Date Posted: 12/2/2015 8:50 AM ET
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On the Second Day of Christmas my RAOK gave to me: A nice thick, plush stocking with a stuffed reindeer attached to the outside. Has 2 pockets on it. Similar to the pic in this link but mine is way better! Works for adults or kids alike. In new condition.    Goes to Diane R.

Click here

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Date Posted: 12/2/2015 3:13 PM ET
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PMd you Katherine!

Date Posted: 12/2/2015 5:49 PM ET
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Goodies up for Grabs this month-

A stack unused religious Christmas cards, they have churches, the 3 wisemen and other Christian religious themes on them. 

3x4" Indianapolis Colts sticker

3x4" Jacksonville Jaguars sticker

3x4" Kansas City Chiefs sticker

A decal for a fisherman(or woman) that says "Fillet and Release"

Bundle of loose stickers with ultra creepy medieval skeleton-ized knight-thingies. They are weird and scary!



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Date Posted: 12/2/2015 6:14 PM ET
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I have a code for one admission to The Peanuts Movie voucher. First person to PM me their email address.

Movie Certificate Terms and Conditions: Movie certificate is good towards one admission (up to $13 total value) to see The Peanuts Movie or any other movie at participating theaters in the U.S., at any showing including those designated as "no coupons, no passes" in local theater listing guides. Reward code void if not activated by 12/31/15 and certificate void if not used by 12/31/15.

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Date Posted: 12/2/2015 8:23 PM ET
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A few small things for now until I can dig out more goodies:

I have two new Wounded Warrior Project bookmarks.

I have one coupon envelope of various health and beauty products and some snacks

I have one package of Paper Die Cuts of Cowboys for scrapbooking

I have one sheet of Honeybaked Ham coupons

I have one coupon insert that came with one of my magazines that has coupons in it for Ziploc,Pledge,Glade, Hefty and Marie Callender's.

I have one Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet for someone..only took two coupons out of it...:)

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas my RAOK gave to me: A TY beanie baby LAMB. Still has tag. Also has a ribbon so you can hang on a Christmas tree or wherever else. See link below. Mine has brown hooves, pic has white.     Goes to Cheryl M.

Click Here

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TAKEN (Elvis record sleeves)



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Date Posted: 12/3/2015 12:37 PM ET
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All Coke Rewards Members - enter the code ILOVEDIETCOKE to score 30 free points! 


Date Posted: 12/3/2015 4:20 PM ET
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For three seperate people I can offer a cute little makeup caddy that holds your makeup and brushes. It's small but a good size for keeping your basics near you. I will include a link to a photo of it. All will be the blue and white pattern in the picture. Because I am ordering these for each person it may take a while to reach you. They ship from out of the country. The latest arrival date I see is in January, which isn't too far off.  TAKEN

Photo: http://s24.postimg.org/ilamlj1ud/Untitled.png

Slots open:

1. ladypink

2. Silvercat

3. conniej76


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On the 4th Day of Christmas my RAOK gave to me A ceramic NOEL candle holder. It holds 3 small taper candles. Is about 8 and 1/2 in. long and 3 inches tall. Has bears on it all in Christmas gear. Has snow piled up here and there. Cute!! Click link below to see exact item, I found a pic of it.   Goes to Claire N.


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                                 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


I have a small 3" x 3" wood-framed picture of a Cedar Tail Waxwing I would love to send out. It isn't new, but it's in nice condition with probably need of a light coat of varnish, stain, or wood oil.    TAKEN!

Please send me your name and address if interested and thanks for looking!  laugh

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Subject: free movie code
Date Posted: 12/4/2015 5:30 PM ET
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Redbox offers a 1-night DVD, Blu-ray, or video game rental for free via coupon code "22Y6LH49". (The coupon must be used with the iOS or Android Redbox App, or at Redbox.com)  Update: As a reader found, the above code can be used to get two DVDs for free.

Date Posted: 12/4/2015 9:57 PM ET
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Asst envelopes     (to one person)  Taken

2 magnetic "kitten" bookmarks........(one person)Taken

small set of vintage looking "new year" stickers   Taken

bookmark...."If our dog doesn't like you, we probably won't either"

2 temp tats......same person  Taken

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas my Raok gave to me: A Gorgeous lamp shade that you put on a night light. Click the link below, however, MINE is Burgundy with all of the victorian hanging beads and sewn in flowers. TAKEN

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