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Date Posted: 6/30/2016 9:13 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 this 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). 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. Try to limit your list to max of 10 items.
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 name or PBS 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 only 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: 7/1/2016 5:00 AM ET
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Hi all, happy July!!!!

Sending out my coke codes to my coke codes friends. Hugs

**Sorry i have not been sending out the codes like i use to from my list, i have been sending them when i been able to get on the computer and read the msg, i have not forgotten you. I have my 6 and 2 yr old and they have me on my feet lol**

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Date Posted: 7/1/2016 11:45 AM ET
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           Happy          July!!          


I have a medium sized box of small figurines and toys that my daughter wants someone to use as rewards for kids at their school. I know Vicki has retired but I think there are other teachers still on here who use toys in the treasure box. Let me know! Taken


Two people can pick a book from my shelf!

1. Evelyn C.

2. Jasmine B.


Who likes Frogs? I have the cutest frog, he use to sing or something, not sure what happened but he has shiny arms and legs, he can hang from a door by his hands as they can velcro together, he has the cutest face. He is about 2 feet long. Taken

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Date Posted: 7/1/2016 10:31 PM ET
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small photo book

large magnet-Live,laugh,love  -TAKEN

tiny green picture frame with frogs on it

Queensryche cassette-Q2K

12 unused valentine pencils -TAKEN

2 sets Halloween chipboard stickers

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Date Posted: 7/2/2016 11:45 PM ET
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Hi, everyone!

I have a slightly unusual offer this month. For one person I will order you 10 pairs of collagen eye masks for smooth and fresh looking undereyes. For those not familiar with it, you apply the gel like little masks under your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes and then peel off. It refreshes and plumps up the area. They are great to use before a big day or night out, especially if there will be photos taken. The ones I will order are called 24k gold powder gel collagen eye masks. They are my personal favorite and have over 300 positive reviews on Amazon. 

To make this fair, I like to do a little trivia question to see who will get the package. If you have the answer to this question, PM your answer and, if you're the first to be correct, you win! 

Trivia question: Name the classic actress famous for such films as "The Glass Bottom Boat", "That Touch of Mink", and "Send Me No Flowers".

Ready? GO! TAKEN

Thank you for playing. Correct answer was Doris Day. 

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Date Posted: 7/3/2016 3:39 PM ET
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For July, I offer -

Lost in Silver Canyon movie (DVD only)

The Masterpiece Collection - Schubert Volume 7 Symphonies CD (disc and insert only)

A sheet of star stickers

A sheet of owl stickers

City Slickers VHS

Over the Hill Gang VHS


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Date Posted: 7/3/2016 8:42 PM ET
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For July, I have:

July Vogue magazine

Summer 16 wv living magazine

Secret Pal box of cards (I would call vintage)   Taken

Mesh bags (11 x 8-1/2) with draw string  (I have several of these)  TAKEN



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Date Posted: 7/4/2016 1:36 PM ET
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Happy July!!

I have a few DVD's to giveaway.  Feel free to request more than one :-)

- Vacation (starring Chevy Chase)  - TAKEN

- In Search Of The Castaways (classic Disney movie from 1962 starring Haley Mills) - TAKEN

- Toy Story 3 - TAKEN

- Love Actually (starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman & more :-) - TAKEN


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Date Posted: 7/6/2016 10:25 AM ET
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Newly Added: a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

Sticker-- "Don't Cut the Line!  Reel, Remove, Release."-- for water bird rescue


Purina Cat Chow, $1 off 3lb+ bag, $2 off 13lb+ bag, both exp 30 Aug

2--  $3 off Supreme Soucrce Grain-free Dog food, 6lb+ bag, exp 30 Sept

booklet with lyrics to songs by The Clash, includes Rock the Casbah, Should I Stay or Should I go?, Stop the World, This is Radio Clash, Stay Free, Groovy Times and many others

 3 baseball cards from Topps,   2 coupons for Topps baseball cards in value box--exp 8/31/16

code for 'free' digital baseball trading cards from Topps-- go to Topps.com to find the BUNT app

for a veteran, please -- 'coin' says 'Community of Heroes' 


to Connie-- *5 dog-themed  cards with envelopes and stickers

to *Silvercat-- metal pieces for her crafting and a defunct Jawbone band

to Melissa C-- pair of bookmarks for young boys

to *Sarah H-- batch of notepads

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Date Posted: 7/6/2016 4:13 PM ET
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Here's what I have to offer this month(a few will be last time offerings):

1. I have one pair of plastic flower earrings that were painted by me a while back for my Mom--she cleaned them out and I know these would be great for a Halloween costume, luau party or topsy turvy day at school.-last time offering

10. I have one new sew/iron applique that is baby related--shows a bottle,ducky and pacifier-I want this to go to a first time Mom or grandma please.

Please be patient when requesting. Make sure your address is in your PM. I will send items when I can.


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Date Posted: 7/7/2016 8:51 AM ET
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Erased items have been received.

One magnetic board with unused marker.  Allows for miscellaneous notes and notes for each day of the week  Jeanne 

Coupons for Webber Naturals Supplements   Good through December, 2017

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Date Posted: 7/8/2016 3:22 PM ET
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Added to my post (page 1)

Date Posted: 7/9/2016 2:19 PM ET
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I have to give away this month:

- The River King starring Edward Burns  TAKEN

Wildflowers starring Daryl Hannah TAKEN

-  Adventure Planet - kids movie with : Brooke Shields, Jane Lynch TAKEN

- The Haunted Airman starring: Robert Pattinson  TAKEN


The American Frugal Hosewife by Mrs. Child. ISBN: 0918222982. Small hardcover, back pages were starting to fall out so I glued  them in - still readable. TAKEN

Storm Center by Douglas Clark. ISBN: 0060809205. pb unpostable.

ARC of "Disturbing the Dead" by Sandra Parshall. Book is yellow trade size pb with black print on covers.



Send me a pm if interested. Thanks for looking,




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Date Posted: 7/11/2016 9:35 PM ET
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I have a Kellogg's Cereal Chiller--Nemo

I have no use for it if someone would like it.


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Date Posted: 7/11/2016 10:20 PM ET
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I have THREE "Oatsmobile Ale" stickers from Bell's Brewery here in Michigan. Stickers have a galloping horse on them and it says "Session Pale Ale Brewed with Oats." They are approximate 5"x5".


Date Posted: 7/11/2016 11:21 PM ET
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Hey everyone!

I have another ROAK to offer. Yay! smiley

I'll get 1 person a subscription to any 1 magazine from this list: https://c.magazinegoldcard.com/catalog/ Make sure you PM quickly, this type of offer usually goes quick! TAKEN



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Date Posted: 7/12/2016 2:18 AM ET
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10 free disney movie rewards points with code: dugthedog

Date Posted: 7/12/2016 1:30 PM ET
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I have two new stickers that are for a scrapbook and are cat related. Will send to one person who is a serious scrapbooker.:)

Date Posted: 7/12/2016 11:45 PM ET
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I have 55 coupons 

for -$1.00 off Atkins bar pack


i have  55 coupons

for $1.00 off Atkins frozen entree



they expire 7-31


i have to mail by this weekend for you to recieve them.

drop me a line with your addy and how many you want 

As many as you need 

Pam M. -
Date Posted: 7/13/2016 9:08 AM ET
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I have 9 [different] issues of the Bellevue Literary Review.  (Out of the Bellevue Hospital in NYC) They range in years from 2005 to 2010.

It's subtitled "a journal of humanity and human experience" and contains fiction and poetry. 

PM me if you're interested and I'll box them up.

Date Posted: 7/13/2016 1:53 PM ET
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Advanced excerpt of The Fever Code

Used/vintage colored pencils  

Biofreeze sample packets

Coupon potlucks

Sticker potucks

Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?   Let me know what you need.

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $1 Activia 4 pack 6/30/17
  • $1 Dannon 4 or 6 pack (yogurt, cups, or drinks) 6/30/17
  • $4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16
  • $2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16
  • $4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16

Loose makeup pigments in sample jars.  Can be eyeshadow, blush, or mixed in lipgloss or nailpolish.  Gold, rusty red, pink, taupe, beige, dusty rose.

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Date Posted: 7/14/2016 9:35 AM ET
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All Kitty requests have been processed! The 3 people who mailed me, look out for packages in about 2 weeks. I'll post more if I have more to offer. 

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