Discussion Forums - Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)


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Date Posted: 5/31/2012 5:50 PM ET
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This is where we post what we have to give away at no cost or obligation to the person receiving..... Please do not offer to pay the person sending the RAOK. That defeats the purpose of the RAOK. Pay it forward!

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 or money 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. Please REMEMBER to thank members as some items do get lost in mail and we want to know that our USPS is doing their job!

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

If you have questions, please feel free to PM me and ask.

Date Posted: 5/31/2012 7:47 PM ET
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Found some things to share:

- Pet Lover's Calendar 2010: lots of adorable pictures of dogs and cats

- Stickers: glasses filled with beer



Michaels Yarn Project Sheets

- Cuddly Bear Hoodie for child

- Knit Ripple Blanket

- Chevron Throw

- Knit Legwarmers

- Berry Sparkle Scarf

- Striped Crochet Throw 

- Cozy Nook Throw

- Highland Gauntlets 

- Shimmer Mesh Scarf

- Cabled Scarf 

- Fruit Punch (knitting or crocheting dishclothes that look like fruit)

- Poodle Scarf (to knit)

- Cuffs and Collar (to knit)

- Lattice Lace Shawl (to crochet)

- Keyhole Scarf (to knit)

- Smoky Swirls

- Shore Thing Scarf

- So Cozy Warmer

- Wave Wrap (to crochet)

- Chrysanthemum Dishcloth (to crocket)

- Sprial Hat (to knit)

- Cubed Cable Throw (to knit)

- Baby Mouse Hat (to crochet)

- Bear Hoodie (to knit)

- Corner to Corner Seed Stitch Blanket (to knit)

- Lacy Waves Afghant (to knit)

- Yin/Tang Cables Blanket (to knit) 

- Pom Pom Booties (to knit)

- Baby's Hat & Booties Set (to crochet)

- Colorful Corded Scarf

- Cuffed Cutie Hat

- Rise & Shine Arm Warmers

- Charming Cowl

- Family Cable Hats (to knit)

- Lace and Bobbles Afghan (to crochet)

- Vertical Striped Cowl (machine knit)


Michaels Craft Sheets

- Caribbean Sunset (ty dy technique)

- Fuzzy Eyeball Decor

- Mosaic Art

- Adhesive Dot Glitter Frame

- Jewelry Making with Clay

- Patchwork Coasters

- Foam Ball Ideas (making foam balls into decorations: yarn balls, sports balls, cupcakes, safari spheres)

- Foam Cone Ideas (making foam bones into decorations: animal print, yarn wrapped, candy, moss)


Michaels Holiday Craft Sheets

- Halloween Bandits Party Set (crafts with flower pots)

- Halloween Styrpfoam Glitter Village

- Christmas Project Variety Sheet


Let me know what project interests you.


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Date Posted: 5/31/2012 9:34 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/1/2012 7:38 AM ET
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Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.


If you haven't received the codes, please let me know.

Date Posted: 6/1/2012 9:38 AM ET
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Subject: Happy Summer!
Date Posted: 6/1/2012 3:04 PM ET
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I have free shipping to offer for Bath & Body Works order online - 1 available.  Please PM me if interested & I will PM you back the code.


I have some Boxtops for Educations.     TAKEN

I have Nancy Drew Computer Game - Danger by Design Rated E      TAKEN

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Subject: Taken
Date Posted: 6/1/2012 5:33 PM ET
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I have three complete unabridged audio books on cassettes: 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Jane Austen 4 cassettes 11 hours

HEIDI Johanna Spyri  - 3 cassettes 8 hours

MONTANA SKY Nora Roberts 5 cassettes 15 hours 

They are BOOKCASSETTE editions:  Recorded on both tracks of the stereo tape.  You need to use the balance control on your cassette player to separate the tracks.

All three to the first person who asks - with your complete name and address. 

These have been TAKEN.

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Subject: REMOVED
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 3:21 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/2/2012 8:31 PM ET
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St Anthony "pray for us" coin with prayer card 

45 page booklet to give to a family of a Fallen or wounded warrior called " The little book of words"

paperback book-- Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face-- from Covenant House, about runaways and homeless teens

card for child to give a teacher-- "I miss you"  for extended illnesses

ASPCA member sticker for window

World Wildlife Supporter sticker for window

a AAA member sticker for your car bumper

flag sticker for window; says "Paralyzed Veterans of America, proud supporter"

Habitat for Humanity car window sticker

Special Olympics magnet-- says 2012 supporter (my kitchen appliances don't hold magnets!)

End Sexual Violence-- turquoise rubber bracelet

 70% off prescriptions-- discount card good at CVS, Kmart, RiteAid, Walgreens, Walmart, Eckerds, Longs, Target, Kroger-- possibly could be less than your insurance co-pay!

teacher's Scholastic calendar thru AUG 2012--has some great kids' books pics


Buy Buy Baby coupon for free wall portrait,  40% off photo items, and $7.99 fave pose package, no sitting fee-- exp 31 July

coupon for PetFlow.com --- $10 off and free shipping--- PM me for promo code!  exp 31 July

TAKEN: sending to Connie B--  angel coin-- to keep your "guardian angel" in your pocket and your thoughts
*To Wanda L--- prescription discount card

to David. T. In Richmond-- ID holder

used stamps to Kirstin E in OH

sitckers to Linda K for her grandkids

kid bookmarks to Anna W.
*envy of cancelled stamps to Linda Beam
*3 kid books to Marie N in TX for a school
*Map of central Africa to Morgan W.
Coupons sent to: Dana S., Jen W, Yvonne S., Rachel A, Whitney B, Cherie B, Charity L, Joyce F, Connie B, Pam M, Irene, Stephanie I, Jessica D, Heather C, and Debbie B 

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http://www.favecrafts.com/Needlepoint/Little-Amish-Quilt-Bookmark/ml/1  for those cross-stitchers out there:


a kid friendly craft           http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/Smashed-Soda-Can-Animals            







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Date Posted: 6/3/2012 8:02 AM ET
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Does anyone use cricket as a cell phone?  Send your addy.  First person.

I "curbside shop: and last week there were all these wallpaper sample books in front of a house.  I have some great papers for scrapbooking or bookmarks or whatever you might think of for crafting.  Send color preference and sports/apples/coffee/kitchen decor/boy or girl, etc.  Ihave lots.  Give me a little time as I am always slow.


Subject: Stuff I have available:
Date Posted: 6/3/2012 11:00 AM ET
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1. 0.50 off one Tampax Radiant Product 16ct or higher-expires 3-31-13

2. 0.50 off one Carefree Acti-fresh product-expires 6-30

3. 0.50 off one package of Huggies Baby Wipes(56ct or larger)-expires 6-16

4. $1.00 off any two packages of Crystal Light Products-expires 6-30

5.$4.00 off any one Dr.Scholl's for her High Heel Insoles-expires 12-31--I have three of these coupons left came from a Bzzagent campaign

6. Two coupons for Subway-one for free avocado for your sub,the other $1.00 fuze fresh ice tea when you buy a 6 in sub-both expire 7-15

7. Four different coupons for White Castle that expire on 6-28--prefer for someone to take all four coupons or at least two

8. $1.00 off any one Nicole by OPI nail color-expires 7-31

9.I have (4)coupons available for $3.00 off one Bic Soleil Savvy Razor for women-expires 12-31--came from a Bzzagent campaign

Other items:

9. One new floral design fabric picture frame-I guess it is a 4x6..not sure on the size..says it was made in Malaysia.

11. One small sheet of Piglet and some Pooh stickers-prefer this go to someone who is a huge Piglet fan. :)

12. One Debbie Macomber bookmark for the book "Hannah's List"

13. One new big sticker for the kids drink Bug Juice

14. I have three rebate forms for the Be.Wine(catered to women)save $3.00 off a bottle-only good in certain states and expires 9-16-12--part of a Bzzagent campaign I was in.



I will try to add more stuff when I find it. Please be patient with me when requesting..I can't get to the post office every day. Thanks. :)


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* I have an envelope of misc. scrapbooking tags, embellishments, etc. Seems to be mostly Fall & Winter themed. There's enough to share with 2 people. TAKEN

* I have 4 mini CD samplers from The Healing Garden ~ each has 2 tracks on it... TAKEN

  1. Spa Therapy ~ Track 1: Soulful Bliss, Track 2: Dreams
  2. Relaxation ~ Track 1: Tender Wishes, Track 2: Body Retreat
  3. Sanctuary ~ Track 1: Calming Oasis, Track 2: Serene Haven
  4. Balance ~ Track 1: Lagoon, Track 2: A Place of Sanctuary


Be sure to send your mailing info when you respond.

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Date Posted: 6/5/2012 8:44 PM ET
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I have 4 or 5 wedding/bridal shower themed card fronts. Some real pretty ones with decorations raised from the card. Horse and carriage, wedding dress... etc. Good for crafting/scrapbook maybe? Too pretty to throw away.

PM me.

Date Posted: 6/6/2012 9:52 AM ET
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I have 3 2 envelopes of miscellaneous grocery coupons.  If you would like one (one per person), please PM me with your name & address & I will send one to you.

All Gone!!

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Subject: Box Top Codes
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 1:11 PM ET
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My Albertson's store gave me a Bonus Box Top for Education code thing (for 10 bonus codes) when they gave me my receipt.  You have to enter this code online, posting to your registered school.  If you can use this code, PM me and I'll send it to you.  (Note: you need to have an Albertson's store in your vicinity to use this code, since you have to choose your nearest Albertson's store; sent it to someone in Florida and she couldn't use it, since no Albertson's store nearby)

Also have a $5 off "loyalty" code for 1800Petmeds, which you can try, if you get your pet medications from them (we used to get our dog's pain meds. from them, but she is no longer with us).  Here's the code they sent us:  LOYAL5 (enter code online, at your shopping cart).

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Subject: Country magazines
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 7:06 PM ET
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I have to offer most issues of "COUNTRY" magazine from 2001-2004  plus a few from 2000.  If you aren't familiar with that magazine it has a lot of scenry pictures and stories from different parts of the country in it as well as cute animal and kid pictures, some jokes and 8 recipes per issue.  I could split these into several groups, probably by year.     ALL SPOKEN FOR.

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Gone now!

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I have many coupons for $1 off Activia yogurt.   Please let me know how many you can handle!

Peace today, Lisa



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Subject: River
Date Posted: 6/11/2012 12:04 PM ET
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I will send this book for free, it is Large Print, ex library book and a few pages are Wavy like they were sprinkled with water but not soaked.  Book is 100% readable and is probably ok to post but would rather not.  I will give it away though.  I know 5 are wishing for it. 


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Date Posted: 6/12/2012 2:29 AM ET
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My first RAOK!  I'll have more offering later - need to do some deep cleaning.

Dog dress - size L (can't find measuring tape to give measurements)  Tried on but never worn - way to tight for our OEB.  Red with white polka dots.  Bow and rhinestone accents at the ruffles.

I'll be out of state come Sunday.......


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