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


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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:36 PM ET
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Since this is the month for giving, perhaps we can dig a little deeper and help out some our friends in need in PBS.  Now is the time to post all those things we meant to post but never got around to doing.  We might be able to help stuff some stockings!

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.

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, you might want to 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.

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 7:38 PM ET
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who needs some christmas tree lights?

quick, pm me with address, 1 person, since i want to mail tomorrow.

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 7:39 PM ET
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* Also, I like TEA swapping. I like Black Flavored tea mostly, but I'm open to different kinds. (Very picky), if you got some... I'm offering tea too, different brands. (I know there's a tea club out there, just got no time to join now, I will some day.

1. I have a promotional Small Megamind activity booklet for kids, it has a coloring page, anagram brainteaser, pictogram teaser, cryptogram, homonym challenge, connect the dots, word search, find the difference and maze. Very nice booklet.

2.  Tazo Green Ginger Tea, no box, just 18 packets I think. This is the tea ----> http://www.cw-usa.com/beverage-tea-tazo-green-ginger.html

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Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires pin: BYTE ME with a drop of blood

Two Dexter (tv series) temporary tattoos: cut with a drop of blood

Two  One LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary keychain

Two  One Star Trek pin: cartoon ship


Unopened stickers with two sheets eachs (one per member please):

- Cardcaptors/Cardcaptor Sakura

- Avatar: The Last Airbender

- Dragons

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I have one Kennedy Space Center/NASA bookmark left, I'd love to send it out to somebody! Just drop me a PM!

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 9:40 PM ET
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"Hello Kitty" tablet  TAKEN

pocket/purse calendar for 2011 with lighthouse on front  (has the small squares for notes) TAKEN

small booklets:  The Simple Joys, Priceless Gifts, How the Racoon Got His Mask

pk of pencil refills:  1.7mm

pocket secretary memo pad refills (pkg of 3- 2 1/2X6 3/4

2--pkgs of notecards (type you fold and use seals to close, seals included) Taken

Science Diet coupons

small gold charm  (looks like a duck)


sheet of stickers of NFL football team helmetsTAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 9:54 PM ET
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I have a coupon for $3.00 off one 25 or 50lb bag of Purina Goat Mineral, Goat Chow, or Noble Goat Goat Feed. Expires 1/31/11

5-day Club Pogo passes

2 coupons for Lane Bryant. $25 off $75, $50 off $150, or $75 off $225. Can be used in stores, online, or by phone. If you want it for online or by phone, I can just PM you the code or I'll mail it if you want to use it in store. Expires 12/21/10

Bed Bath and Beyond coupon for 20% off one item. Expires 1/3/11TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 9:59 PM ET
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more to give away, but send address with pm to get it please.  i do intend to mail these out asap for you to use.

3 religious chritmas cards from missionary oblates.

 13 cards with one side - a bunny, and the other side a santa. you are supposed to tear them apart, and have 26 cards. (there are 26 envelopes)

i have 24 christmas postcards up for grabs. they say  merry christmas, and it's a cute lady putting a star on the christmas tree.

i will send them asap, so you can use them this month. pm with address.

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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 10:01 PM ET
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dont forget guys..........i am still offering the unpostables.....


one per person please and thank you

-------> click on this link for the other ones ::: freebies..one unpostable...

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Subject: Happy Holidays!
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 10:21 PM ET
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Here's what I have for December.

* Holiday items

      1) a 10"  green stocking, with Santa
       2)  2 pkgs, 10 each, small size Christmas cards - not religious
       3)   small pkt.  miscel. Christmas post cards
       4)  small booklet - The Miracle of Christmas, from the Salesian Missions - Catholic

        5)  small booklet, Prayers of Mercy, by the Leaflet Missal Company - Catholic


        6)  2 New Year's cards - child's drawing on front, blank inside

        7)  nice bridal shower card

         8) feed coupon same as Morgan listed above (Purina goat food) and one for $5 off  Mazuri Exotic Animal  Feed Diet

          9) Added 12/5 - Christmas wine or any bottle stopper - cork with a tree and gifts, cute!

       Some big coupons in today's paper -
              $10 off Photofinishing hardcover phote book at Target - (or online, PM for the code) - exp. 1/5/11
              $5 Similac liquid coupons- exp 2/29/11

               2 free HP photo greeting cards, at the HP Kiosk - exp.1/17/11

      Also coupons for ChuckE.Cheese, and Carvel coupons.  Coupon for order of onion rings at Buffalo Wings & Rings

     $10 coupon at Build- A- Bear workshop ( on $30 purchase) exp. 12/31



PM with your info , please.


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just a few little things....

 Fresh Citrus Listerine Pocket Paks sample - 24 strips  (sealed :))

 $1.00 off Kelloggs FiberPlus Cereal

  Purple Spirit bracelet that says "A complaint free world.org"

  Tiny book - God, I Need to Talk to You about Vandalism"

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Subject: Dec 1st ONLY
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 11:55 PM ET
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discount coupon for 1 Dec only!!!!

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I have a small Christmas-themed garden flag, new in the package.  Size = 12 " x 16.26".  The image is a Mary Engelbreit Santa - somewhat like this.

I'll mail it to the first person to send me his or her address in a PM.

Merry Christmas!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2010 7:20 AM ET
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Coke Codes - have sent to my coke codes friends

(2) Save $1.00 off any FOLGERS Gourmet Selections or Millstone K-cup portion pack product.  EXP: 2/28/11

(4) Save $1.00 when you buy 2 Nestle Coffee - Mate  powder creamer. EXP: 2/6/11

(3) Mountaindew codes.

(5) BrainQuest Breakfast challenge bookmark (cut from the cereal box)

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all taken, thanks.


Virtual hugs to all this holiday season!  Peace today, Lisa

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Date Posted: 12/1/2010 4:58 PM ET
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Taken. Thanks!

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Date Posted: 12/2/2010 11:06 AM ET
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(1) Book "Questions Young People Ask Answers That Work  Volume 2"

On the back it says This book will help you answer questions about: The opposite sex, life changes, friendship issues, school and your peers, money matters, your parents, your feelings, recreation, your spiritual growth

It's written by the Jehovah's witness governing board but every question that they answer has a biblical reference. It quotes the scripture and lists where you can find it in the bible. Was given to my DH when he was working with a family of that faith and he closed the case with them this spring so he doesn't need it now. Our kids are too young for it to be helpful so if anyone can use it let me know. :)

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Happy Holidays!


Blue Ray Disc:  Barbie-A Mermaid Tale

I have what appears to be a brand new Blue Ray disc of Barbie - A Mermaid Tale, with packaging, that has the option of English or Cantonese language.  I bought it on ebay on a listing that said it was a DVD, and I do not have a Blue Ray player.  BUT, I can't offer guarantees about it.  It did not come in its packaging, but with the packaging folded up neatly.  The disc and packaging are in English, but Chinese appears on there, too, and I can't read Chinese.  Also, of course, I can't test the disc to make sure it works.  Ebay refunded my money and told me to keep the disc, so I'd just like to pass it on to someone who can use it.

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Subject: 3 CDs and a Cookbook - All taken -thanks
Date Posted: 12/2/2010 11:20 AM ET
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I have to give away 3 CDs:

Dean Martin - Welcome To My Heart      taken

Pat Boone - Greatest Hits     taken

John Denver Collection - 2CD Set   -    taken

One Cookbook

Microwave Cookbook by National - Many recipes and important know-how about Microwave Cooking.

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I updated my post above with some unopened sticker sheets I found hiding in a drawer.

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Date Posted: 12/3/2010 10:40 PM ET
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Finding My Voice  by Marie G. Lee

Library paperback discard, unpostable because the pages are beginning to discolor from age. Published in 1992.

The story of a second generation immigrant Asian teen girl in her last year of high school in the USA. It is ranked as for ages 9 - 12, but it contains drinking and rug-doing (The teen doesn't like that and avoids it), and searching for her own identity.

Date Posted: 12/4/2010 12:14 AM ET
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Updated above post.