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Subject: ***** December's RAOK -Random Acts of Kindness - Thread******
Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:12 PM ET
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Happy December everyone!

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!!




Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:33 PM ET
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2 Coupons for Free Game of Bowling  exp. 1/31/2014    www.gobowling.com or www.bowl.com for participating alleys

Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:46 PM ET
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Here is what I have for now. As usual I'll probably be adding items throughout the month.

1. Four misc. patches (I think the one in the middle might be a sew-on and all the others for ironing) http://i43.tinypic.com/24gv9df.jpg TAKEN

2. Silicone Hello Kitty phone cover (not 100% sure which model it is for) http://i43.tinypic.com/ea1647.jpg TAKEN

3. Package of "This book belongs to" stick on notes http://i42.tinypic.com/vpugyr.jpg TAKEN

4. Fairly large dove pin with branch in its mouth http://i44.tinypic.com/30cvhpc.jpg TAKEN

5. Three coupons for Yogi tea, each a $1 off on any box of their tea - expires 12/31/14  TAKEN

Please PM me with your address if you're interested in any of the items. :)

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 6:26 AM ET
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I have a $10 coupon off of a $40 purchase for Build A Bear. It expires 12/31/13 and valid on Workshops, animals, clothing and accessories. To Renee

I also have a kid's puzzle postcard of the Biltmore Estate with crayons to color it. To Summer

PM if interested

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 10:48 AM ET
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For Dec. I have -
    Nov. leftovers -
         1) red checkbook cover  Taken
         2) hot pink stretchy fabric book cover  Taken
         3) nice coupon wallet - small, check size, in dark red with white design, heavy, coated paper  Taken

Holiday items-
        4) small burgundy velvet stocling, 6" high - great for gift cards
        5) Christmas CD - 16 songs by 101 Strings
        6)  2 pkgs., 24 each, pretty to/from gift tags. Christmas and snowmen designs - one pkg. per person, please. 
        7)  3 fabric gift bags with ties, 4" wide, 8" high. Could be for wine bottles, but very small ones!    One per person, please Taken

As usual, please PM with your info if interested in any of these. Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 11:05 AM ET
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I will be out of town 22-31 DEC so nothing can be mailed once I leave, though I should be able to check for requests.

small selection of categorized coupons: cleaners and paper goods,   personal care items (lotion, razors, contact lens sol, oral care)  ---- ask for one, 2, or all packets.                  When they expire, they will go to military overseas.

2014 purse calendar, religious with Marian theme

house shaped magnet (says USAA with their ph num and website)

 window sticker for DAV supporter           window sticker for ASPCA member           window sticker for Nature Conservancy       

Other coupons posted on HAVE/NEED coupons forum here under RAOK.

FOR parents or grandparents of young children only:   small 5" x 7" activity/puzzle booklet for kids --theme is The Everything Kids' Bible


Sent to:   *Brittany P--  wall poster of Taylor Swift , FL Gators trivia game booklet, envy of coupons

Debra M. -- 8 small cardstock Christmas to/from notecards and  Christmas card fronts

G stickers to Glenda

G stickers to Seoyoung G.

*Sara H-- notepads

*Kim B. -- Christmas dreamcatcher 

*Pat V. --page of 12 dog stickers

*Michelle W. -- set of 4 dog themed Christmas cards with envelopes

*B, B & B coupons to Khristy's mom on DEC 7

Coupons to: Irene, Yvonne, *Ginger, Debbie B, Khristy B, Crystal, Susan A, *Connie, &  L*Seoyoung

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Flobee -
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:05 PM ET
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one $15 coupon when you buy $35 or more  for Yankee candle, expires 12/24/13

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:05 PM ET
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Here's what I have for grabs so far:

1. Food and Wine booklet -Mixing it up new cocktail ideas-has 5 different recipes

2. Food and Wine recipe card-Chicken with riesling wine

3. 1 new HP Kung Fu Panda CD-that you can make cards,stickers,labels,etc with

4. two sheets of various small stickers that you could use as reward stickers-would like to send to two people please

9. I will make two people a NFL/AFL bookmark or gift tag depending on what teams I have left..you will have to give me preferences for teams,color choice and whether you want a bookmark or gift tag--first come first serve

Will add more items when I do more cleaning..please make sure your address is in your PM. Be patient with me..can't go to the post office every day..thanks.


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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 2:58 PM ET
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Window Cling - I Support Wounded Warrior Project (approx. 7.5 x 2.5)

Prayer Cards - Saint Anthony of Padua, The Memorare, St. Margaret Mary, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, more

Txtng Kills - Rubber Ring

Magnet - Toys for Tots Delivering Hope since 1947 - approx 5 inch oval

To/From Stickers - Holiday Theme - 16 on sheet - assorted designs

2014 Calendar - 8 x 5 closed -  from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sticker - Wounded Warrior Project - approx 5 inch oval

2014 Calendar at a Glance (no blocks) - laminated - from United Spinal

$0 Balance Gift Cards (Giant, McDonalds, Chick-fil-a, Amazon, Macy's, Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble)

Checkbook cover - blue

Holiday Seal-A-Note cards (3) - from Miraculous Medal Association

Miraculous Medal Seals (10) - for note cards (above) or any envelope

Large Sticker (approx. 8 x 3) - Proud to have served in the U.S. Armed Forces - from American Legion

Bowling Tack Pin - Perfect Attendance

Purple Ribbon Tack Pin (Support Our Troops)





 Please provide mailing address with request. Thank you.    

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 3:38 PM ET
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I have the following cooking booklets:





SWANSON'S SIMPLY DELICIOUS (Cooking with Swanson Broth)  ***taken**



I also have another book (similar to the size of the Betty Crocker cookbooks at the checkout) called BEAUTIFUL WREATHS  that shows instructions how to make several kinds of wreaths.  ****This has been taken,******


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Subject: Stickers with Wolf Pics
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 7:55 PM ET
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I have several small sheets of stickers with wolves that I would like to send to one family.  PM with address.   Taken!  smiley 

Added December 3.  A few Catholic Prayer Cards and Pictues.

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 8:29 PM ET
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 TAKEN        Sardonyx Net  Author: Elizabeth A. Lynn  ISBN-13: 9780425053263 c1982

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 9:13 PM ET
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I have a manufacture coupon for Bil-Jac Super Premium Dry Dog Food.  Save $10 off one 24lbs or 30lb bag OR two 15lb bags.  expires 12/31/13.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 9:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/2/2013 10:19 PM ET
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Here's what I've got for December :)

I have a bunch of coupons for baby items, the coupons are good only at WALGREENS. I'm really rural, so no Walgreens for me :) They are for things like Pampers, Baby Magic, Enfamil, Playtex etc. 

Small plastic crystal looking Teddy Bear with a red bow and a grommet on it's head to put it on a necklace or something of the like. About 1 1/2" tall. 

I also have a few buttons/pins: 

Blue smiley vampire face button from the series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd.

Two buttons from Bell's Brewery for their Two Hearted Ale and Oberon beers. 

Pin of Santa Claus riding a chopper (motorcycle)


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Date Posted: 12/3/2013 8:11 AM ET
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  1. Card good for a free years membership at Sam's. Cannot have had a previous membership. Must be redeemed by 12/31/13.
  2. $20 off $45 at Yankee Candle exp 12/20/13


Please PM me with your address if you would like these. 

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Date Posted: 12/3/2013 9:50 AM ET
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I have some perfume samples that came with a recent Sephora order:

- Lacoste men's cologne - TAKEN

- Clean eau de parfume - TAKEN

- Tocca Giulietta eau de parfume - TAKEN


  400+ kids colorful reward/fun stickers that say things like "Great Job!" "A+" "Excellent!!" and soooo much more! -TAKEN

Happy December!

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Date Posted: 12/4/2013 1:39 AM ET
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Note cards with a bold check and "P" on front


                         SUPERBOWL XXII......DENVER BRONCS vs  WASHINGTON REDSKINS     2 different people

cancelled stamps (several Christmas 1991-1992).......all to one person............Gone

I will try to grant some wishes.   More successful at that.


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Date Posted: 12/4/2013 12:15 PM ET
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I am offering:

Coupon Code for 20% off any online purchase at bathandbodyworks.com  (have two unique codes)

Coupon Code for $10 off any online purchase of $30 or more at bathandbodyworks.com

Please send me a PM if you're interested and I will reply with the Coupon Code.


Date Posted: 12/4/2013 4:29 PM ET
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I have some online codes to take money off your order (please note these are for ordering online ONLY) at the following places.  Please message me if you are interested.

  1. Dick's Sporting Goods - $20 off of $100 purchase - Expires January 18, 2014
  2. Bath & Body Works - 20% off your entire online purchase - Expires February 15, 2014
  3. Levi.com - 20% off - Expires January 31, 2014
  4. Dockers.com - 20% off - Expires January 31, 2014
  5. Assets Red Hot Label by Spanx - $10 off of $50 purchase - Expires December 31, 2013
  6. Kenneth Cole.com - $15 off of $100 purchase - Expires January 4, 2014
  7. Aeropostale - $10 off of $100 - Expires January 6, 2014
  8. GNC (Live Well) - $10 off of $50 purchase - Expires January 15, 2015
  9. CJ Banks/Christopher & Banks - $10 off of $40 purchase - Expires January 31, 2014


Subject: If You Order Off Sony.com via PayPal . . .
Date Posted: 12/4/2013 4:34 PM ET
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I got a flier in th email that doesn't really apply to me.  Seeing as alot of people are ordering online nowadays, thought I would share this on here hoping that there is someone that can save money through it!  Anyway, the flier says the following . . .


Give the gift of Sony & get a gift from Sony.


Make your Sony holiday purchase with PayPal & enjoy a special bonus . . . When you make a Sony Store online purchase of at least $100 using PayPal, you'll receive a $25 credit to your account as our gift to you.  Offer ends 12/31/13.  Visit sony.com/paypalholiday.


**Credit will appear in your PayPal account within 4-6 weeks after your purchase so long as your account is good standing.  The offer is valid from 11/22/13-12/31/13.  Not valid on gift card purchases & no cash value.  Limit one per customer.**

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Date Posted: 12/4/2013 5:07 PM ET
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I have 2 Xbox 360 Game Downloads from McDonalds one for "Ms. Splosion Man " and one for "Aqua". Send a PM if interested in one or both and I will send the code to you. 

Date Posted: 12/5/2013 8:20 PM ET
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Here are a few more items up for grabs:

11. Oscar Mayer Wienermobile bumper sticker says "Born to Bun"-this would be a perfect stocking stuffer for someone or to use as a gag gift

12. One set of various sports stencils and stickers which would be good for a scrapbook album or photo album

13. Two small sheets of summer related stickers-also would be good for a scrapbook album

14. One mini sheet of train stickers-good for a stocking stuffer


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