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Date Posted: 5/31/2013 7:29 PM ET
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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: 5/31/2013 7:57 PM ET
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       -- my dad passed away on 15 June. so if you don't hear from me it's because I'm traveling.  I will probably be in Illinois til July.


craft booklet for Christmas tree angel

25 % off dentistry or select dentures, call Aspen Dental at 1-855-502-7736, use code: CVS

Runner's diary/training log: includes safey tips, stretching suggestions, pace chart, injury guide

unpostable PB copy of "Murder on the Lusitania" by Conrad Allen, ISBN 0312-975716-- though looks in good condition, where pages are attached to spine there's loosening

Coupons are under the coupon thread here at RAOK 

paper pattern for Homesteader dolls by Millie Hines (think these were popular in late 90's)

single page instructions for some macrame knots (includes "adding cords with square knots", "Loop and bead necklace ending" and "adding cords with clove hitches")--have 2 copies left

 Prescription savings card--save up to 70% with card at CVS, RiteAid, K Mart, Walgreen's, Winn Dixie, Longs, Target, Publix and more


Sent out:  *angel coins to ELF for service members' care packages

stickers to Tara C.

will mail in July-- AAA stickers and medicine pouch booklet to Teri K.

* US Olympics supporter items to Brittany

*selection of notepads to Sarah H.

*Special Olympics magnet and pinwheel quilt directions to Suzi J.

coupons to: *Connie B, *Yvonne 

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2 black Carhartt stick-on fabric patches. They say Carhartt in white and have a small logo above the h and a. Both to one person. 

Coupon for 15% off entire purchase at Sally Beauty Supply. Expires 6/30/13.

Wallet card with a poem called "because I love you". The to/from area on the back of the card is empty. It is just a little credit-card sized card to stick in a wallet. 

I have 2 coupons for $2 off Canidae pet food. They expire 6/30/13.

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Subject: Recipe Box Cleanout Round 2
Date Posted: 6/1/2013 9:52 AM ET
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I have the following booklets to send out:

Betty Crocker Breads you Bake with Yeast (vintage)

Thanks for looking!!


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Taken! Thanks!

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Stuff I have up for grabs:




Two whole sheets of Quizno's coupons that expire 6-30

other coupons are listed in the coupon section



 I have one set of stickers that have 3 of each: from the kitchen of,keep it fresh,this dish belongs to,a special treat,and a favorite recipe-all to one person please.





10. One new set of 4 thank you cards blue and white with a pinwheel design-came from a Dove promotion

11. A pad of shopping lists that came from Easter Seals




Please include address in PM. Please be patient with me..I can't go to the post office every day. Thanks.

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Date Posted: 6/2/2013 7:05 PM ET
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This month I have to share:

- Free code for download of book: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, A Novel" by Jonathan Evison  (download thru iTunes - I have 3  2 codes available)

- Free code for App: Puzzlejuice - test your spatial and verbal skills (download thru iTunes)

- Free code for App: Over - enrich your photos with text and more! (download thru iTunes)

- Coupon booklet with over 35 coupons for things that are normally found in a health food store, but many times can be found also at Vons or any major grocery store.  The items are things like: Tazo Tea, Brown Cow organic yogurt,  Cliff Mojo bars, Alexia frozen sweet potato or regular potato fries, Honest Fizz naturally sweetened drinks, San J soy sauce, Santa Cruz organic juice, etc.  All coupons expire 8/31/13   - TAKEN

- Sugar-free Cinnamon mints in 3" x 2" cute tin with Bellagio Hotel painting (Vegas) printed on the front - sealed & brand new. - TAKEN



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Alas, Babylon  Author: Pat Frank  ISBN-13: 9780060812546 . Unpostable paperback, Beginning to yellow, and some wavy pages at the end, probably water damage. Just re-read it again. Good book.

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Date Posted: 6/3/2013 9:50 PM ET
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I have 3 rubber stamps, used but perfectly fine.  One is a heart.  Two is a partial globe of the Earth with North and South America showing.  Three is raindrops.  Please send me a PM with your mailing address if you would like to have these.  I took 2 pix but apparently can't upload them?  If anyone knows the secret, let me in on it.  Taken!  Many thanks.

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I know this sounds weird, but I have about 8 feet of white grosgrain ribbon (approx 1 1/2" tall)  with "Crate&Barrel" printed all on it.   It was ribbon tied on a gift and I feel bad throwing it away, but have no use for it.  If you do, PM and it's yours.

I also have the following "bookmarks" which are essentially advertisings for the author and specific book but are bookmark sized to be used as bookmarks (I assume).  If you are interested, let me know which ones you want and your addie:

1. Maya Banks - No Place to Run and The Darkest Hour (2 of these)

2. Lori Foster - When You Dare (2 of these)

3. Cherry Adair - Hush

4. Lara Adran - The Midnight Breed Series

5. Cheyenne McCray - Vampires Not Invitied/Zombies Sold Separately

6 Nalini Singh - Bonds of Justice/Play of Passion

7. Cherry Adair - Undertow

8. Colleen Gleason - The Regency Draculia

9. Kerrerlyn Sparks - Vampire Mine

10. Monica Burns - Assassin's Heart

11. Shayla Black - Wicked Lover Series/Brethren Series

12. This last one is more of a postcard autographed by JoAnn Ross for Breakpoint


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PM me if you can use any of these!: 

1) TAKEN Several roses/flowers/leaf pins.  All to the same person.  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/eEjiFh

2) TAKEN Several animal theme pins, including a cat, lady bug, roadrunner, butterfly.  All to the same person.  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/eEd5WR

3)  TAKEN Small Victorian boot charm (charm bracelet sized) w/little turquoise ball at the top (Avon).  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/ezbDLs

4) Leisure Arts crochet leaflet called "Baby Talk" (has been folded/has wear, but patterns still readable).  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/ez8ydM

5) Coupons for $1.00 off the purchase of two Brown & Haley Almond Roca products (3 oz. or larger).  Expire 12/31/14, so plenty of time to use them, if you happen to buy these for Christmas gifts!

6) TAKEN Fancy gold bird pin (also has a loop at back, so can be worn as a pendant); the two lower levels of the fancy jeweled feathers sway and move -- really cool!  



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Date Posted: 6/6/2013 10:33 AM ET
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Thanks to ConnieB(conniej76) for the magnet.  Already on the frig.
Posted in wrong one,  OOPS!!

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For those that collect Coke codes as I do here is one for you to use:

GRABATOWEL - it unlocks special offers and things you can get with your points :)



Date Posted: 6/9/2013 4:01 PM ET
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Another Coke word code:





Laura K. (lo623) - ,
Date Posted: 6/9/2013 8:56 PM ET
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Posted some coupons up for grabs in the coupon thread :)

Date Posted: 6/11/2013 12:00 AM ET
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Crochet Hooks:  1,2,3,5,7,8,12,13,14  3 ea of 12,13  I think.  These are small metal hooks. 

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Added to my post on page 1.