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Subject: *****January's *****RAOK******* Random Acts of Kindness
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 10:35 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 orcredits(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 youraddress 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 have Coke codes to give away, please do not post the actual code here, just post that you have them to give . Otherwise, the threa gets full of members trying them and being disappointed. Better yet, just go post some to those who wish for them in the I Wish thread. That's a really nice surprise!!

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. Although most of us feel it is better to give than to receive, still, we like to know our post office delivers!

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.


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Date Posted: 12/31/2012 11:17 PM ET
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Envelope of misc. coupons

April 2009 issue of Everyday Food (Martha Stewart magazine)

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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 7:34 AM ET
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 have a few items available:

1) I was provided with two free admissions and audio tour for the Biltmore Estate  to pass along. So if anyone will be around Asheville, NC in the next few months you are welcome to these tickets. You can view the Biltmore house, gardens, conservatory, winery and petting zoo. http://www.biltmore.com/  (Tickets are ONLY Valid January 2nd-February 28th 2013)  to Carrie D.

2) pamphlet of Christ's Ministry From Baptism to Pentecost  ISBN 9780873770989

3) Subway coupons expiring from 1/13-1/31/13  to Jo

4) Hallmark 2013 pocketsized calendar (no pictures) to Andrea

Send me a PM with your name and address and which you'd like. I will send to the first person that send me an address.

I will update once an item is spoken for.


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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 11:11 AM ET
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I can send out a couple of handmade bookmarks to 5 different people. Send me a PM with your name & mailing info. If you want to let me know your favorite colors or favorite animal or whatever I'll try to send something specifically for you.

  1. Morgan W. Indogirl   
  2. DENISE V. (unbeso) 
  3. Lori L. (loralei) 
  4. Joyce F. 
  5. Pat V. (Sheeplady) 


Done for now but I might be able to do more later in the month.

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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:48 PM ET
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I have a vintage crochet pattern leaflet from Columbia Minerva (#2525) called New Lengths.  Looks to be from the 60's or 70's with hippie/retro looking paterns called 'El gaucho, Peasantry, Medieval, Terrazzo, The Sophisticate, and El Rancho'.  Terrazzo is an awesome looking granny square type of skirt -- fun vintage patterns here!!

I have an Olive Garden coupon:  $2 off any two lunch entrees; $5 on your "to go" order of $30 or more; $4 off any two dinner entrees.  Coupon expires 1/20/13.  

I have two mail-in rebate forms for Mike's Hard Lemonade (or other Mike's Hard alchoholic products).  Save $1.50 on one 6-pack, $4 on a 12-pack, $5 on a 24 pack (can save up to $20 per address).  Hold on to the UPC codes/store receipts if you bought these for New Years Eve!  (Offer good only in AK, ID, MT, ND, Nv, OR, WA & WY).   Offer expires 2/4/2013.  

Two $2 off coupons when you buy any 2 Chex cereals AND any 2 Ziploc brand products.  Expires 3/31/13

Valentine's Day is coming!  I have two one set of four colorful larger (2 1/2" square) stickers which say "Happy Valentine's Day" with a big, smiling pink heart on them.

I have a dozen peel & stick labels which say "In His Love", with pretty flowers in the corner, then "Homemade By" and a large space for writing your name (then can attach to jams, cookies or other homemade items).  

Two $2.00 off coupons off the purchase of any store item when you buy any two Old Wisconsin Bites, Sticks or Slices (6 oz. or larger) or Summer Sausage (9 oz. or larger).  Expire 5/1/13  

Multiplication-Division chart stickers (approx. 5" x 4"); good to help kids with their multiplication facts, up to 10 X 10 -- can stick inside a notebook or math book, etc.  

FREE Krispy Kreme doughnut and FREE Krispy Kreme coffee coupons (no purchase necessary!)  Expire 1/31/13; will mail both to the same person, if you can use (they closed our local Krispy Kreme store; bummer!)





PM me if you can use any of the above (can request more than one item)


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Subject: TAKEN
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 2:47 PM ET
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I have 2 coupons to Bath & Body Works.  They are "Save 20% off of your entire purchase."  Is good January 14-February 24, 2013.  Good in store or online.  If interested, please PM me.  All I ask is that you be patient with me getting it out to you.  I just had surgery & have a newborn baby & a 2 year old!!


1 B&B coupon to Connie B. (conniej76)

1 B&B coupon to  Lourdes S. lody

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I have about 20 sheets of paper used for practicing ABCs. This is the paper with the two solid lines and the dotted line in the middle for the little ones when they are learning how to form leters correctly. Seems a shame to toss them, but I don't think my teenagers will be using them again.



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Subject: I keep adding so check back weekly
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 7:01 PM ET
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my coupons are under the coupon thread here at RAOK

20% off one item from Bed Bath & Beyond, exp 4 March

4 each of 2 types of bookmarks (glossy type, not just paper) from local holiday event and concerts-- if anyone provides bookmarks to seniors or vets, I would be glad to mail all 8 to you or 4 each to 2 people.

wall calendar with landscape scenes of FL around Tampa

small baggie of of short pieces of thick white string (almost looks braided) 

 bookmark that says "Merry Christmas" on it and comes with lapel pin that says JOY

Cross-stitch booklet: Finishing tips and techniques-- shows how to finish cross stitch projects like pillows

one 2 sided cross-stitch pattern--has hunter, bowler, fishing, and golf patterns

8.5 by 11 inch year at a glance calendar

pocket calendar- purse size with blocks big enough to write appts in, includes tip chart and year at a glance page

large cross-stitch pattern for a pillow or wall hanging for silver or golden anniversary --can be personalized

Pharmacy discount code: text "SAVINGS" to 84464 and receive an average of $10 off per prescription!  (from simplesavingscard.com), for info call 1-866-368-9807  

window sticker for ASPCA (2 available)

window sticker for Sierra Club (wilderness supporter)

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


Sent to: Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston to Autumn

*2 credits to Erica H for her classroom's classics

*card for teacher to Elona

*2013 bird calendar--to Glenda

*3 wine corks for Indogirl

* old 2012 calendar (in wrapper) by Kim Anderson and color by number kit to Melisa E.

*magnetic bookmark to Bill and Marcia

*to Boston Books-- year at a glance calendar and conference nametag holder

*  used giftcards to Rebecca M for her classroom

*cross stitch stuff to Erin

*postcard to Irene and a *box of plastic sleeves for her barbies in the store

*cardfronts and exp coupons for military to Lisa D.

 *to April K.-- like new small journal with dragonfly on cover

To Carla H-- black lanyard

*for Gina (Danielle's mom)-- envy of cancelled stamps

*to Yvonne: "The Ear Book" for her grandkids

coupons to:   Melissa C, Tiffany, *Connie B, *Debbie B, *Yvonne,  *Irene, *Charity, *Morgan W,* Laura K, and JoAnn Q.

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Subject: Stuff I have available so far:
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 11:06 AM ET
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2. one new bookmark

7. I have one coupon for $10.00 off two entrees at Ruby Tuesday-expires Feb 5

8. Coupon for buy one get one 50%off entree at Ruby Tuesday-expires Feb.4

9. Two coupons for Logan's Roadhouse-expires Feb.7

I will try to add more items when I do more cleaning. I will try to fulfill some wishes as well. All I ask is that you be patient with me when requesting. I can't go to the post office every day. Please include your address when requesting. :)


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Subject: Hair Conditioner and book marks
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 12:04 PM ET
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1. One bottle of Giovanni 'Smooth as Silk' Hair Conditioner     -   TAKEN

 the conditioner is for dry to damaged hair, 100% natural and vegan, very little fragrance to it. It is really good (great reviews on Amazon), but too heavy for my fine hair.

2.  Several bookmarks  - taken

Please PM with your address.


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Subject: Offer
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:20 PM ET
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Christmas  themed magnet list note pad (still new in package)

Christmas themed pen...very cute..but this is the fat type pen. (still new in package)

2013 calender...with recipes. 

Some partially done cross stitch kits...various themes, if you are into finishing them then they are ours. Just themes I wouldn't do, They were given to me, so I am passing on what I can't use. 


I have people who have sent messages to request everything. Will get to them soon and let you know who is getting which items. Thank you for fast responses. 


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I have two sets of Krispy Kreme coupons I would like to go to two different people. Each person will get a free cofee and a free donut. No purchase necessary. These expire 1/31/13 so I will ship them once I hear from you. I love Krispy Kreme but I got these while we were in Branson and there are no stores near me. Please PM with your address. Taken!! Thanks!

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Subject: socks
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 8:58 AM ET
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Can anyone use a really nice pair of knee high Christmas sock/slippers with the rubber non-stick things on the sole? 

I also have a beautiful purple pashmina, brand new.  Any takers????

Taken, thanks!

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Date Posted: 1/3/2013 7:20 PM ET
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I have the following to offer up...... Claimed.  Thanks!

*package of 10 "Thank-You Cards" with envelopes (about 4x3 in size) - card features outline of flowers and inside reads "Thank you for your kindness and your special thoughtfulness"

*address book - about 9X4 in size - handpainted front -gypsy bear holding a crystal ball with all the zodiac signs written in words around the bear.  No writing inside

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Sending my Codes friend their: Coke Codes, Lean Cuisine, MNT Dew codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

(I will pm the codes,mail the coupons as i get them) ( I'm not sure why but i haven't been receiving coupons)


Date Posted: 1/4/2013 9:38 AM ET
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I'll post more later (coupons mostly), but for now, I have a 

- Counted Cross-Stitch Kit - "Love Your Mug" mug mat by Lois Thompson for "Designs for the Needle" #2018, copyright 1990.  Kit is unopened and has 14-count aida, floss, felt, and a needle.  The colors are teal, pink, and wine on white, but the materials could be used for any project. 

These coupons are from the McDonald's book which was handed out if you bought a gift card.  Feel free to request more than one coupon.

- GAP - $15 off a purchase of $75 or more at Gap, Gap Kids, babyGap, or GapBody (expires 12/31/13)

- NEW YORK & COMPANY - $25 off a $75 purchase or $50 off a $150 or more purchase in-store (expires 12/31/13)

- THE CHILDREN'S PLACE - 20% off purchases of $50 or more in-store (expires 12/31/13)

- SPORTS AUTHORITY - $10 off purchase of $50 or more (expires 12/31/13)

- SHARI'S BERRIES - 20% off orders over $29 - looks like it's online only (expires 12/31/13)

- PRO FLOWERS - 25% off $29 or more with certain exclusions (expires 12/31/13)

- DELL - 30% off select systems and an additional 10% off select electronics and accessories.  Free shipping on systems $699 and up (expires 12/31/13)

- JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE - $25 off tax prep at participating locations, not online (expires 12/31/13)


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I have a Huggies Reward code if someone is using these. I didn't see an expiration date on it.

First person to send me a PM can have it.

Date Posted: 1/5/2013 9:40 PM ET
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I have the following software CDs I'm no longer using. Compatible with Windows XP. Games and clipart work with Windows 7, not sure about the other stuff. These are all original CDs, not copies. Just hate to throw out what somebody might use.

If requesting single CDs, I can mail 2 at a time (without jewel case),, so you can request more than one of those.

Total 3D Home & Landscape Design Suite
Paint Shop Pro, Version 6

 Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue 

 Also have a 2013 desk calendar from a local funeral home. It's plain, not pretty. I find that it lays more flat than some others, so it fits under the computer monitor on my desk better.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2013 1:54 PM ET
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New Year - Welcome new RAOKers!

Now open to all

      We are pleased to see some new faces these last few months - we love having more people join our fun. So I'm doing this as a special for new members, or those who have not requested anything from me before.  We'll see how it goes, and will probably open it up to everyone later on.
      For now, if I have never sent you a RAOK, here's what I have to offer you this month - one per person, please.

      1) a pair of those tiny, stretchy gloves for those of us in Brrrr country - nice to keep in the car. Colors - just pink left

      2) Lang photo album - holds 24  4X6" pictures - tan map design

      3)  Oval pin with a yellow Lab, from Guiding Eyes - just over an inch high

      4) Housetraining magazine, from 2009 - it cost $10.99, and no, it didn't help our problem child!

      5) CD, Christmas gift! Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom.. I do love Sir Paul, but this is taste specific and definitely not mine!
      6) and for those of you who can put these away and find them next Nov. - 1 pkg. of Thanksgiving paper luncheon napkins,  turkey and leaves design

     Also still have a wallet calendar card......

Please PM with your info.  Thanks for looking and for taking part.


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