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Subject: ****DEC's Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)******
Date Posted: 12/1/2014 8:28 AM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also 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 be sure to put full postage on any packages you mail out. 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, no meds of any kind may be posted in this forum This includes Rxs, OTC 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; 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 in the RAoK thread.
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 will 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 you mark "taken" by items that have been asked for, please do so at beginning of the line and if possible, make 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.

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 to members of the RAOK forum, new or old.Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS! Enjoy!

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Sorry for the delayed posting of the forums for December.....I expected to get in at a decent hour last night........we left Tuesday to pick up DD in Tallahassee after her classes got out at 3pm, then drive to my eldest daughter's in MD (near DC).  Made the rush trip to spend Thanksgiving and Friday with them-- you know I've been having withdrawal symptoms from not seeing baby Cole since July!  But traffic back south had many delays and it was 1am before we got home.


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Date Posted: 12/1/2014 10:33 AM ET
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Good Morning!  

I have a single POKEMON card called HONEDGE Basic from McDonalds.  I don't know anything about it...lol...can anyone use this?

I also have a POST-IT Full Adhesive Note coupon for $1.00 off a purchase of $4.00 or more

I am cleaning up around here so I will post more as I find it.


If you are interested in either item...please send me your address with the request. 


Thanks bunches!!

Jennifer (luvmy5kidlets)

Date Posted: 12/1/2014 1:25 PM ET
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Merry Christmas to All!!

And with December upon us, welcome to catsandroses 2nd annual  "12 Days of Christmas" giveaways.  Will be posting brand new (or like new or even vintage) items for you to keep or to give to others, or for stocking stuffers, Christmas themed items/stickers, etc.   Will list an item or two each day, so keep checking back to see what's been added, and PM me if interested.  Hopefully can give to 12 different people (though repeats are certainly possible, if no new person claims the item).   Here goes!

"On the First Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me......"  (you have to hum the tune out loud or at least in your head to qualify wink)

1) "A soft green Croft & Barrow gown!".   TAKEN  Size M, pretty mint green color, SO soft (blend of cotton/polyester).  New with Kohl's store tag attached.  https://flic.kr/p/pYCkhy

"On the Second Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."   

2) "White Ginger Perfume!".  TAKEN  Or more specifically a small .5 oz. bottle of "Hawaiian White Ginger Cologne" from Avon.  Smells wonderful!  Also will be including some beauty samples with this!   https://flic.kr/p/pYVRwB

"On the Third Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

3)  "Piano Socks!"   TAKEN  Cute pair of knee socks with piano keys, perfect for the musician.  Pkg. says size 10-13; look to be a large size (I think about a ladies 9/10), though I haven't removed from packaging to check.  https://flic.kr/p/pZoPJs   

"On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."     

4)   "Stationary Set!"  TAKEN Sweet little Japanese anime letter set, including 12 sheets of decorated "Happy friends" paper, 6 envelopes, and a sheet of small stickers. https://flic.kr/p/pZuSh1

"On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

5) "Five Sparkle-ing Things!!"  TAKEN  Well, actually vintage costume-jewelry pins, from Gemex.  These were sold in kits, with the little rhinestones to be glued on with craft/jewelry glue.  One horseshoe with blue rhinestones, others with flowers/leaves, wreath pins.  Some have been started; believe all the rhinestones are there, just need to be glued on.  https://flic.kr/p/qhxvqq

"On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

6)  "Cute Christmas Stickers!"  TAKEN  Includes one package of 12 Iridescent seals, a package of Dennison Christmas stickers (8 sheets of these), and two sheets of miscellaneous Christmas stickers.  https://flic.kr/p/q1d7wm

"On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

7)  "Kitty Silk-Screened Panel!"  TAKEN  This is the last of my cat panels, and I think I saved the best 'til last.  It's marked "Fibre Design, Lynne Farren, Original Designs Silk Screened on 100% Cotton, Washable".  Size is approx. 14" x 16" and features adorable images of smiling kitties, with birds in between, with this lyric all around the edge:  "Cats are a mysterious kind of folk......there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of"  (how true is this?!!).  Panel can be painted, embroidered, embellished in any way and used as a center square of a quilt, made into a wallhanging, pillow, etc.  https://flic.kr/p/pZi1df

"On the Eighth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....." 

8) "Kids Stocking Stuffers!"  TAKEN  Included is an adorable soft & sweet stuffed teddy bear, a kids Christmas "Stitch Quick" kit, a container of Glitzy Green no mess play foam, a Swooping Superman Glider (Wendy's happy meal toy), a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hot Wheels car and a 1957 Roadster Hot Wheels car.  https://flic.kr/p/pmXKZU

"On the Ninth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

9)  "Two Tubes of Lipstick!"   TAKEN These are Amway's Artistry lipsticks, one in French Beige (this one has been finger-swiped, to test for color) one in Perfect Plum (lighter than what I think of as a plum shade -- pretty color).   I'll be including some Mary Kay samples in the package, so you can try several new lipstick shades!   https://flic.kr/p/qjq4yM

"On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...."

10) "Rubber Christmas Stamps!"  TAKEN  Two from Stampin' Up and one (w/three ornaments on it) from Hampton Art Stamps.  Also including some blank card stock for you to use (for bookmarks or cards, etc.).  https://flic.kr/p/qk7aQ8

"On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....."

11) "Cross Stitch Floss and Two Kits!"  TAKEN  Included are two cross stitch kits:  Dimensions stamped cross stitch, "Desert Cactus", and a tiny Christmas ornament with bunny and sheep on it, along with "Happy Holidays".  Also included are six skeins of colorful DMC floss and directions for making bracelets (and other crafts) with the floss.  https://flic.kr/p/qmx6qB

"On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a....."

12)  "Lover's Package Teddy!!"  TAKEN  Ok, so maybe this is more for your significant other than for you wink.   Sexy stretch lace & mesh navy blue teddy from Fantasy Lingerie called "Flights of Fantasy" in size M.  NEW with tags attached (Lover's Package, originally $33!).  Photos:  https://flic.kr/p/qnbQry    https://flic.kr/p/q5J1FY

Guess that finishes the song; Merry Christmas everyone!

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I have some religious cards. Approx. 2" x 3 1/2", Shiny, Picture on front/Scripture saying on back. These would be great for bookmarks. I can send a 5 card assortment.

Date Posted: 12/1/2014 4:20 PM ET
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Subject: Multiples available
Date Posted: 12/1/2014 5:09 PM ET
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temporary tattoos

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: black, light blue, brown, bright green, copper, lime green, grey, gold, lavender, peach, pink, white.  Let me know the colors and if you want warmer or cooler toned versions.

Date Posted: 12/1/2014 5:35 PM ET
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Here are some things I have that I can share....

1.) Pack of 7 Jingle bells, gold... 5/8 inches

2.) Gold Jingle Bells smaller like the size of an eraser head... loose in bag there are about 22....

3.) Sealed DVD I love my body the magic of self acceptance psychology 2 CD set from hypnotherapist John Morgan

4.) Sealed Looney Tunes Stationary Note Box with 200 small sheets of stationary inside...

5.) Sealed Blu-ray DVD Dolan's Cadillac with Christian Slater, Wes Bentley, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

6.) Sealed Blu-ray DVD Red Lights with Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy

7.) Sealed Blu-ray DVD Trespess with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman

8.) Pack of 450 Washable Temporary Tattoos

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Date Posted: 12/2/2014 9:29 AM ET
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Coupons for:

Peltz shoes: $7 off $45 purchase or $10 off $75 purchase, exp 31 JAN, request code for online order

Sports Authority: $10 off $50 purchase, or $20 off $100 purchase, exp 15 FEB

SENT OUT: *to Sarah B-- small Pixar Cars coloring book

to Katherine N-- sticker gift tags

*to Sarah I--Coupon for Yankee Candle

to Debbie D-- 4 small Christmas gift tags

*to Lisa-- small 2015 calendar on flag magnet

*To Vicki in Titusville-- prize package for her class

Coupons to: *Khristy, Connie

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Date Posted: 12/2/2014 2:11 PM ET
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Another item to be added to my post above at 1:00 PST (or 4:00 EST)

Date Posted: 12/2/2014 7:00 PM ET
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Happy December!

So far this month, I have these to share:

- 4 cancelled stamps of Ringling Brothers Vintage Circus posters, like these (the 4 I have are the larger stamps): http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/311159385336?lpid=82  Thought they might be really cool for crafts! - TAKEN

- Martina McBride Christmas CD - TAKEN

- Small, brand new Clinique coin purse - hot pink with an orange zip. - TAKEN




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I have a code for a free 8x11 12 month calendar from ShutterflyTAKEN

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I have 5 Christmas cards from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Only have 4 envelopes - must have used 1 for something else??  Designs are all different, but cute and whimsical of children sledding, ice skating, a snowman, etc. TAKEN

I also have a small 3 x 5 notepad from St. Jude's Research Hospital with a picture of Santa on the bottom and says St. Jude at the top. TAKEN

NEW: coupon for 20% off at Gymboree, expires 1/31/15 TAKEN

NEW: coupon for 20% off at Crazy 8, expires 1/31/15 TAKEN


PM me if interested.

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Thanks for a wonderful year of trading and surprises in the mail from so many of you! And thanks to the great volunteers who take turns hosting so we might all be blessed!

heart TAKEN   -New sealed- A cute green pickle ornament and a story on package- The Legend of the Christmas Pickle-giftable

heartTAKEN Newborn red cotton print Christmas bib with Snoopy, Woodstock, 2 girls & a Christmas tree- someone made

heartTAKEN New- Cute pack of Magic Trick Cards Sealed- by Lucky Lad Presents-  For grade schooler or older-nice quality.

heartTAKEN Chex Mix cut little red cookbooklet- "I Can Make It With Chex" with Charlie Brown and Lucy and in the back of book 3 coupons for Rice Chex, Wheat Chex and Corn Chex- 35 cents each with NO expiration- Like New condition

heartTAKEN-  Drawing Cartoons- an Usborne Hotshots simple drawing thin small book- Faces, Cartoon people- Like New

heartCute Cowboys small book with facts & history by Chick-Fil-A - A softcover Library of Congress Book- Like New

heart Tiny Christmas Carols softcover book with cute carolers on the cover- Sacred carols and Secular carols

heartSmall softcover- Address booklet for addresses & e-mails- with women's jeans photo with butterfly on pocket-New

heartTAKEN Christmas Postcards- 25- Colorful illustration Stocking hanging & tree- Sentiment: God bless your home this Christmas night and warm each heart with holy Light.  ( Save on postage sending Christmas postcards!  NEW

May find more later!

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Please send your address via PM if you'd like 5 cancelled Greek stamps - all taped together, so only one person please.  Debbie

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Merry Christmas!! Here is what I have so far!!

Only one request per person, I want everyone to have a chance, Ill post more soon!

heartMY LITTLE PONY!!! MLP One figurine & collector card her name is, "Candy Apples", she came as a double in a blind bag. Please only someone who has a child or grandchild who collects these. These are hard to get except on ebay or amazon. They are highly prized and with the ages 7 and up kids. She is NOT in plastic. Taken goes to Devon

coolA four pack of childrens books, they are black and white on all covers, I think its for grades K-3rd grade, A Rainy Day,Time for Lunch, Apple Pie & The Good Dog Taken goes to Jody M.

cheekyA bottle of Moonlight Path Fragrance Mist 3fl Oz. You could gift this, its to the top. Its a lavender, Vanilla scent. TAKEN goes to Elona W.

mail The picture below is similar to what I have. Mine are white Leopard. Im offering a Brand new SET of 3 makeup/change purse cases, they zip. Its like a Russian doll, inside the larger case is a medium case and inside that one is a tiny case. These are still in plastic, never opened, brand new, they came as a free gift for my Fingerhut order. This would be a great gift for that teenager or young woman in your family.  TAKEN goes to Debbie D.



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Here's a printable Yankee Candle Company coupon, $20 off a $45 purchase.  ONLY GOOD UNTIL DEC. 5th


Date Posted: 12/3/2014 1:43 PM ET
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Will be adding item 5 to my post above at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST).

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I just found some 20% off coupons for Gymboree and Crazy 8 - I have added them to my post above. TAKEN

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Stuff I have so far:

1. One new postcard shows a dog looking out a window--looks like

I can make a few people a handmade  bookmark. I have more pattern prints now than solid colors. I can decorate them with calligraphy or stickers. I will need to know hobbies,color choices,etc when you PM me. I have enough requests for magnets now and I will try to make them next week.

I will try to add more things when I have more time to clean. Mabeye be posting more Kellogg codes when I find them or UV movie codes too. :)

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Date Posted: 12/4/2014 1:14 PM ET
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CYBERSALEREWARDS   Kelloggs code 25 pts

Date Posted: 12/4/2014 1:24 PM ET
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Hi, I have some of these coupons to send out.

They are save 2.00 when you buy any combo of two Oscar Mayer deli fresh lunchmeat 7-9oz or Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip dressing 12oz. They expire 12/31/2014.

I can send out 3 coupons each for 3 people. Send me a PM.  I would add a picture to show but I am not for sure how to do that.



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