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Date Posted: 1/31/2011 8:11 PM ET
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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, please 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: 1/31/2011 11:20 PM ET
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I have the picture and pattern (not the kit) for

Plastic Canvas Fun Frames (baby's birth)  #33774.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 11:23 PM ET
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I just wanted to let all the people I promised RAOKs to in the past couple of weeks that I haven't forgotten about them! I had a health issue and got distracted, but I should be able to get everything mailed out at the end of this week. :-)

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 7:56 AM ET
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Due to a lack of fund, I have to remove my RAOK list for the moment. Perhaps for the whole month. Sorry! I will post again when my funds return and I can bring my list back.

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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 9:11 AM ET
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I have some coupons available that I'd like to share.  

If interested, just send a PM with your address and a list of the coupons you want.  Please feel free to request more than one! :)  Thanks!

(I do add to this list frequently, and update this post as soon as they are taken. I usually send them out the same day or the next day after I receive the PM.)

Coupons available:


  • Chuck E. Cheese's    (for pizza/drinks/game token discounts)  Exp. 4/16/11

Misc. Grocery/ Meds

  • Coffee                                     An envelope of coupons for various brands and $ off amounts.
  • L' Oreal hair color                   $5.00 off any 2 and $2.00 off any 1 Exp. 4/17/11 and $2.00 off any L'Oreal Preference hair color  Exp. 4/10/11
  • Nice 'n Easy hair color            $3.00 off foam, $2.00 off, and $1.00 off coupons    Exp. 3/31/11
  • Zyrtec                                      $4.00 off 24 ct. or larger   Exp. 4/30/11
  • Children's Claritin                    $2.00 off on one (have 2 coupons)   Exp. 1/2/12
  • Prevacid 24HR                        $4.00 off on one   Exp. 3/26/11
  • Crest Whitestrips                     $10.00 off  and $5.00 off various types    Exp. 3/31/11
  • Everlast Nuritional supplement  $10.00 off one  and a Buy 1, Get 1 free on Everlast energy bars  Exp. 4/30/11

Dog Food/treats:

  • Nutro Natural Choice dry dog food      $4.00 off 1 bag   Exp. 3/20/11
  • Kibbles 'n Bits dry dog food                 $2.00 off any one bag   Exp. 4/16/11
  • Rachael Ray dry dog food                   $2.50 off one bag   and a buy one get one free package of Rachael Ray dog treats  Exp. 5/13/11
  • Cesar dog treats                                  $1.00 off any variety and a bogo free on any Cesar canine cuisine soft entrees   Exp. 3/19/11
  • Pedigree Dentastix treats                    $2.00 off on one  Exp. 3/19/11
  • Pedigree Goodbites treats                   $1.00 off on one  Exp. 3/26/11
  • Milk-Bone dog snacks                         $1.50 off any 2   and a Free Milk-Bone soft & chewy dog snack with that purchase  Exp. 4/6/11

Cat food/treats:

  • To download your rebate for a free bag of World's Best Cat Litter, (limited time offer), click here

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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 9:29 AM ET
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Everything has been requested.

Thank you.

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Subject: Keep watching, still unpacking!
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 4:56 PM ET
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 I have:  flier of Steak and Shake coupons good til 24 April

unpostable kid's book: Your First Guinea Pig-- glossy pages with great photos, cover has a crayon mark and tear that's been taped





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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 6:01 PM ET
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i have way tooooo many...

some made by me........some made by fellow PBSers...

send me your address and i will mail you one or two or three....

i am keeping the ones dear to my heart for me... but some i have duplicates so i can share them with you.. 

i will post once they are all taken

TAKEN for now.. will reopen again once i mail all of these out.... huge requests yescheeky

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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 7:09 PM ET
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Dr. Pepper codes

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I updated my post further up the page. Take a peek!

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 4:29 PM ET
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Go to the get coupon tag on top to print 8th continent soy milk coupon.  Use the back button 2 or 3 times and you can print 2.  Anyone who doesn't want this coupon, I would love to have it.


Subject: DVD/CD
Date Posted: 2/2/2011 5:07 PM ET
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I have the following unpostable DVDs (no UPC codes) that will be donated to a local chapter later this month, if unclaimed beforehand on PBS:

G.I Joe: A Real American Hero (Spy Troops)... animated   Melissa R.

Transformers: The Battle Begins... animated   Morgan W.

Real Freedom: Find Out What Real Freedom is All About... from the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA)   Jody M.

Tommy Nitro's Karate Adventure... from Black Belts video (looks like a tutorial for young children)   Charity L.


I also have the following original software:

Microsoft Windows 98 (with Product Key)

Microsoft Works Suite 2002 (never been opened)   Velma H.


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Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:07 PM ET
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Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes  angel Hope i didn't forget anyone else. I just made a few more new coke code friend.

(Irene A.whitegardenia Sara M.rockmom66 Marsha G.surfgirl Morgan W.Indogirl Lacey D.lacey914 Melissa R.nubbin

Monica L.babytweety2yo Rose S.Roses723 Heather C.hnchambers)

Folgers - 2 coupons -  Save $1.oo w/ the purchase of any 2 folgers coffee products (7oz or larger) EX: 3/31/11

Envelope of mix Cat coupons

Envelope of mix Dog coupons

Mountaindew codes.  (I need to check the date if they have any)

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

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Date Posted: 2/3/2011 12:51 PM ET
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I have:


  Baskin Robbins coupons from Sunday's paper, exp. 3/5/11
  Stone Cold Creamery coupons - exp. 3/6

Still have these CDs - soon they go to the bazaar over there!                

                    1) Peaches - The Presidents of the United States
                    2)  Janet Doesn't really Matter - Janet Jackson  Taken

Does anyone collect the letters from the Dannon Yogurt lids??


PM with your info if interested, thanks.

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I have some booklets featuring different food products (all  are aged and tanned, but perfectly readable):

Johnston's Ready-Crust (no date)

Sweet Endings from Dream Whip (1974)

Create a Difference with Realemon reconstituted lemon juice (1979)

Sweet Success - Pillsbury (1980)

S'mores & More! - Golden Grahams (1979)

Jell-O Pudding Ideabook (1974)

Oster Electric Fondue Cook Book (no date)

Quick & Healthy Cooking the Low-Fat Way (Rodale - 1994)

How to Make Dried Flowers in just minutes with Sharp Microwave Oven (no date)

Obviously I'm cleaning my cookbook cabinet a little at a time  -  will post more as I come across them.



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Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:25 PM ET
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a rather large amount of coupons...cut already..all kinds....... in ONE envelope.....ready to go...

PM me your address


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Subject: Coupons
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 3:24 PM ET
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I have the following. Divided into three envelopes. Just need someone who can use them, since I don't

First...pulls. Easy ups and good nights coupons   TAKEN  

Second is a coupon for advil congestion relief and a coupon for therma care back patches..figured with the cold and flu season maybe someone might find these handy, I will be going thru my coupons, so might have more to add to this category before mailing   TAKEN  

Third is a ton of cat and dog food coupons. Got a lot of them this past Sunday. TAKEN

I have a bunch of left over Valentines from doing my daughter kindergarten class valentines. Tinkerbell and dolpin theme. Dolphin ones are pop ups that have to be put together. Enough for a small class, I put all in a ziploc bag, will mail all to one person.    TAKEN

  Photoshop CS help aid. You put in a folder and it is a laminated fold out that has tips on the program..good for a college student, but this is for the old program. If not taken this month, I will toss.

I cross stitch card kit. Card makes card that says Best wishes with flower border. TAKEN

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Number 8 tin with playing cards. The cards are still wrapped. TAKEN

 Just send me a PM with what you are interested in. Hope you all are staying warm this winter.  

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Date Posted: 2/5/2011 4:39 PM ET
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toooooooo many in the system to post.....


All the Queen's Men :: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9780671568849 - ISBN-10: 0671568841
Copies Available: 152


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Date Posted: 2/6/2011 2:59 PM ET
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I have a blues clues science workbook, it doesn't have the stickers anymore but the book is clean and not written in. ISBN 1561890472


Date Posted: 2/6/2011 11:20 PM ET
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i have some dvd's.

i have monique's fat chance competition #2.  (#1 is there also, but it is scratched and wont play in my dvd player.)

i have a few potty training sucess dvd's. i have 2 left.

i have 4 duplicate andy griffith 6 episode dvd's.

pm with address.

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Subject: RAOK
Date Posted: 2/7/2011 12:20 AM ET
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I have a brand new with tags lavendar fleece hat and mitten set for toddlers. Too small for my 3 year old. TAKEN ~sending to Jody

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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 1:04 AM ET
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For the recycling crafters out there.  This is super neat and a better idea than just a plain jean purse..................




someone can make me one any day (lol)


Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:43 PM ET
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Bracelet, it's stretchy green elastic cording, with a green plastic stone and a recycle symbol charm. It would work good on someone with a larger wrist than me!

Iron on patch, of a butterfly with red wings on a clouds background, at it's widest it is 3"

Stencil, it's got upper and lower case letter and all the numbers.

Hair clip, it's very pretty and shaped like a crown with rhinestones in uh, regular and light blue. One fell out so if you can repair or don't care, it's yours.

Minnie Mouse clear folder, it's one of those that folder over and have an elastic band, the elastic is stretched out so you may make do or replace.

ALL TAKEN! Thanks!

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Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:47 PM ET
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Coupon: 30% off any one item at Avenue.  Good in store only.  Expires 3/15/11.

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