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Date Posted: 6/30/2014 4:45 PM 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 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: 6/30/2014 4:52 PM ET
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MY Items can only be requested til 15th as I will then be leaving for a 3 week trip to IL to see my mom, daughter, and new grandson (along with his parents)  who will be visiting Chicago for the first time.  Anything left then will be put on AUG list.


 small Envelopes of categorized coupons:  1), 2) vitamins, supplements, and OTC meds, 3)food and juice,

4) cleaners and laundry products 5) personal hygiene and grooming items.        Ask for one, 2, or more envelopes.

--selection of over a dozen World Cup soccer stickers (got duplicates in batches Michelle & Yvonne gifted to me here)

--Catholic VBS CD by Cat Chat: theme is Cool Kingdom Party.  it's like new, only played once, includes stories and songs.

--4 page laminated Quick Study guide for Western Civilization 2,  good for homeschooling

--religious prayer cards:  

Sent out:  *soccer stickers to Debbie D.                  *box of 3 tins and goodies for grandkids to Linda

birthday booklet to Niclole S.                                    *used Disney ticket cards to Sara C.

 *dreamcatcher with chimes  to Kathy M (glory-to-glory)

coupons to:  Denise V.,* Karen, *Heather, Pat, *Ivy, *Nayda, *Crys


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Subject: Available this month
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 5:25 PM ET
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used large manilla envelopes

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

empty 4-pan empty MAC eyeshadow palette (used)

Shu Uemura empty palette for eyeshadows and/or blushes

stickers potucks


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Date Posted: 6/30/2014 6:49 PM ET
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Happy July! :)

Here's my offerings. If I have more later in the month, I'll edit this post to add those too.

1. One year subscription to Woman's Day magazine  TAKEN

2. Foldable organizer in purple, which will be ordered new for you from Amazon (http://i62.tinypic.com/2nly6bm.png) TAKEN

3. Two very tiny cameo charms that I got free with an order from Etsy (http://i59.tinypic.com/313tb1y.jpg) TAKEN

4. Nine coupons for various health and wellness coupons from Proctor & Gamble 

5. Bundle of coupons for various dog food items

6. A few various beauty samples from magazines and such TAKEN

7. Bundle of MISC. cat coupons (food, liter, snacks), including one for a free cup of Meow Mix wet food TAKEN

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Subject: My things to share in July
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 10:41 AM ET
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1.  Patch (like to sew on sports jackets, boy scout patch like) - Vintage (it is old and yellowed) Red, White and Blue "USA" patch.  About 2 inches high and three inches wide.   Taken

2.  Another vintage patch - Aries in red with purple ram.  Yellow trim.  About 2 and 1/2 inches square with yellow border  Taken

3.  Box of random sewing things I have inherited - Needles, buttons, threads, pieces of lace, etc.    Taken


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Date Posted: 7/1/2014 12:14 PM ET
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Christmas in July!!! In this post, I'll be listing items throughout the month which are either brand new or in like-new, gift-giving condition, to either stick in a stocking or under the tree (or to keep!) .   Will be giving a head's up when adding a new item, to give more people a chance to see and claim the offerings.  Will be adding more items after the 4th of July holiday!

1)  TAKEN  A.M. and P.M. Pilates Mat Workouts by Gaiam; includes 2 complete programs plus bonus practice.  NEW in unopened packaging.  (Bought a bag of exercise/yoga DVD's at a thrift shop and decided I'll just be sticking with yoga!)  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/nToWa2

2)  TAKEN  Pair of adorable Ty Beanie Babies, 2000 Signature Bear and Ty 2K.  Both like new w/plastic tag guards.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/nTodoC

3)  TAKEN  Avon "Loving Sentiments Bouquet Fragrance Gift", Night Magic Cologne .5 oz.  Contained in a really cute "pop up" gift card box which says "Especially For You" on the front and inside a place to write "To" and "From".  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/oaWYVX

4)  TAKEN  Fun pair of vintage (70's era) terry cloth pom-pom socks from Sears called "Pet Sox".   Great gift for the pre-teen or teenage gal (or the young at heart!)  Photos: https://flic.kr/p/nVV2Bz   https://flic.kr/p/od7hMZ

5)  TAKEN   Sent the first Pilates DVD to DebKit, but have another one to offer:  Pilates Beginning Mat Workout, Flatten Abs, Strengthen Back Muscles, Improve Posture.  No doubt very good, but I think I'll stick with my yoga, so passing it on.  NEW/SEALED, so good for keeping or gift-giving!  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/ogde8X

6)  TAKEN  Package of vintage Hallmark "Holiday Postalettes", 12 fold-up letters, 12 matching seals.  (Blank on the inside).  Really cute!  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ofHCib

7)   TAKEN  Blue pair of thong panties tagged "Padi, Free Size" (though seems like an XS to S size to me).  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/nYhgKR

8)  TAKEN  Beautiful long ivory satin nightgown from Victoria's Secret, Size S!  Straps are adjustable, sexy long slit at front, pretty stretch lace & mesh at bust.  NEW with tags.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/nYXZvs

9)  TAKEN   Pair of black Body by Victoria "Wide Side Thong" panties, Sz. L.  LOVE the thin, next-to-nothing feel of this fabric (nylon/spandex blend) -- would definitely be a keeper, if they were my size!  NEW with tags.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oiQNAT

10)   TAKEN  Two fun Hot Wheels cars, new in package (sending both out to one person, so good for one or two kids!)  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/oiJXEw

11)   TAKEN  New/in box Hallmark "Angel of Strength" (Susan G. Komen Foundation) Christmas ornament.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/o9fwnm

12)  TAKEN  GORGEOUS chocolate brown silk dress tagged "Anne Klein, 100% Silk, Sz. 10".  Zips at the side, has a flattering, pleated bust with a pretty pattern, spaghetti straps.  I LOVE the look and fit of this -- it's just a bit too big on me (and was pinned at the rear on my small-sized mannequin); I was half tempted to take it in for alterations, but decided to pass it on to someone here instead.  NEW with tags (suggested retail price of $190.00!!)  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/o9miw9

13)   TAKEN  Craft kit called "Pet-Ables by Simplicity".  Includes everything (but the polyester stuffing) to make an adorable 10" stuffed penguin doll.  Too cute!  New in unopened package (packaging has some wear -- may be somewhat vintage).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ovmbR1

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Date Posted: 7/1/2014 6:49 PM ET
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Coke Codes being sent out.

Date Posted: 7/1/2014 7:07 PM ET
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Stuff that I have available:


10. I can make two people a handmade card--this time around I can do it for a man or woman-first person to pm me for this will get first color choice of two colors-will have to know hobbies and etc

11. I can also make one person a handmade bookmark-do not have all colors--so will need to know two color choices and hobbies,etc.

Please put address in your PM. Please be patient when requesting. I live on the opposite side of town from where the post office is and I have to make my trips count. :)

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Date Posted: 7/1/2014 11:20 PM ET
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Found three more ARC books...ALL TAKEN...THANKS, EVERYONE :)


TAKEN  Reality Boy by A.S. King

TAKEN  Through the Cracks by Barbara A. Fister

 TAKEN  Paris To Die For by Maxine Kenneth

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Date Posted: 7/2/2014 1:22 PM ET
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TAKEN Added another item to my post above.

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I can make a few people a sheet of address labels with a special clip art design. Let me know the design you want on it or let me pick out one for you.

The first 7 people to PM me with their address and wanted design ( or tells me to pick a design) will get a sheet of 30 labels.


(If I don't have the design you want I'll pm you back and see if you want a different one or you can tell me a couple of options.)



Labels going out today to:









Two others have been promised once I get more blank labels on the 9th. Thanks for the interest. Labels went out today ( 7/9/14) to the two ladies that had to wait til I got more blank labels.



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- I have 4 online codes for 20% off at FANATICS.com - some sort of sports shop I think, I got the codes from McDonalds, they don't expire until 12/31/2014, if anyone is interested send me a PM!

TAKEN - I also have 4 sweepstakes codes for the McdOneGoal.com sweepstakes going on at McDonalds, if anyone is interested send me a PM NOTE: you need to register on the site and the codes need to be entered by 7/21/2014

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Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:19 AM ET
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Happy July!

Suave Natural Infusion is giving away free samples of shampoo & conditioner:


Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:41 AM ET
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Hi all,

I have a number of items to giveaway today.  They are:

1.  Cross-stitch leaflet "Weddings".  Chart to make a wedding sampler.  TAKEN

2.  Cross-stitch leaflet "A+ Teacher".  Two designs  TAKEN

3.  Small address book.  Green floral cover.  Measures 3" wide x 6 1/2" high  TAKEN

4.  Trading cards "Rotten to the Core - the Best and Worst of NYC Politics  TAKEN

5.  New with Tags: Grey Mario Bros. T-Shirt, adult small  TAKEN

6.  Fabric: Christmas print, small squares with a different character in each (eg. snowman, stocking, rocking horse, etc.)  TAKEN

7.  Fabric:  Power Rangers design.  Measures 50" x 44"  TAKEN

8.  Three winter scarves: 1) leopard print velour, meas. 7" x 48"  2) dark green velour, meas. 10" x 46"  3) dark maroon velour, meas. 10" x 46"  ALL TAKEN


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Date Posted: 7/3/2014 7:08 PM ET
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I have a coupon for $6 off any 13.5 oz Nexxus conditioner or treatment. Expires 09/07/14.

I also have some MISC. coupons for a cat owner (food, snacks, litter)

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Date Posted: 7/4/2014 12:17 AM ET
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Mini memo pad & pen  Taken
Flattened penny (Alaska)  Taken
Purina Weight circles  Taken
Pkg of notecards with "D" on front and Bible verse inside, bottom right (pretty)  Taken

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Date Posted: 7/4/2014 6:26 AM ET
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I would like to offer a pack of Hallmark Winnie the Pooh birthday invitations.  The have Pooh, Piglet and Tigger on them and say "Hooray for Birthdays!"  Inside there are lines for pertinent information.  There are 8 invitations.  They are more of the classic muted characters than the bold and newer ones.

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Please include mailing address with request.  Thank you.

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Both taken

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TAKEN  Adding another item to my above post within the next hour.


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Weight Watchers magazines.  They keep coming to the house and I never bother to flip through them.  I prefer my low carb lifestyle over point counting.

I'd like to ship all 4 to one person or 2 to two.  

Jan/Feb 2014
Mar/April 2014
July/August 2014
May/June 2014

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