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Date Posted: 2/29/2016 10:06 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. LIMIT WISHES to ten, please.
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 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 may 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.  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: 3/1/2016 3:09 AM ET
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I would like to send a book cover to someone...this is a medium purple, stretchy & shiny material, washable...fits sizes up to 7"x9" & 2" spine (in the pkg it is square).  Taken

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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 7:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 8:21 AM ET
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Coke codes to my coke codes friends :)

Date Posted: 3/1/2016 9:46 AM ET
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Good morning!

I have a bunch of goodies to give away this month.

1.  Take a book from my bookshelf - to 3 people:  a) Diane R.  b)  Katherine N.  c)  Diane M.  Taken!

2.  Cross stitch items:

     a.  Charts:  Light My Fire! by Sisters and Best Friends

                      Three Snowbuddies by Lighthearted Little Ones

                      Pumpkin & Ghost and Ribbon Pumpkin by Marilynn and Jackie's...Collectibles

                      Vested Snowmen by The Stitchworks

                      Buttoned-Up for Christmas by Leisure Arts

                      Let It Snow by Imaginating

                      Gingerbread & Lollisticks by Fanci That

     b.  Magazines:  Just CrossStitch - August 2014, October 2014, December 2014, August 2015  Taken!

3.  Stamps:    Purrfect by Stampin' Up!  Taken!

                     Five miscellaneous stamps  Taken!

                     Bag of stamps (front and back)  Taken!


All of these items are used.  The cross stitch charts and magazines are in excellent condition.  The stamps were purchased for me at garage sales by my mom, and are just not anything I can use.  Most are in very good to excellent condition, but some are definitely more "used" than others.

I would like to send these to people who haven't ever received anything from me or at least not in a while.  But I would also like them to go to new homes, so even if you have received something from me lately, go ahead and ask again!  laugh

Have a great day!

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Subject: new items in bold
Date Posted: 3/1/2016 10:09 AM ET
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Coupon for Dress Barn, in store or on-line-- exp 21 April-- save 20% or 25% if you use Dress Barn credit card

car window cling-- 'No Farms, No Food'

never used-- blank journal, leather cover has some damage

 3 puzzle books called 'Quality Fill-ins', one per person please

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

--set of items from Wounded Warrior Project: includes a pin, a patch and a long purple ribbon (maybe for the car antenna?

  --magnet says "2016 Supporter, Special Olympics", probably 2 in by 2 in


        $2 off Sarna anti-itch lotion, exp 24 April

2- $1 off coupons for Blue Diamond almonds, exp 3 April

strip of coupons for 6 Glade products, exp 30 April

Burger King strip of coupons for Breakfast items, exp 24 April

 Ensure, Glucerna, Kauai Coffee, Pistachios, Secret clinical deodorant, Prilosec, Werther's candy, Snapware, Old Spice coupons also available.

TAKEN:  *To Katherine N--  coupons and an owl surprise

to *Connie-- cozy (new) for a beer bottle from Busch Gardens Food & Wine Fest and coupons

to *Sandi B-- 3 magazines

to *REK--   big envy of cancelled, common stamps

to *Renee- -- Madlibs game booklet 

to *Jade-- postcards

to *Katherine --keychain with a  dreamcatcher 

to *REK-- new packet of seeds-- Forget me nots

to *Debbie D. --  large print book of giant crosswords

to *Connie  -- new packet of seeds for yellow squash and coupons

to *Renee-- 3 more madlibs booklets

Coupons to: *Susan A, *Mona, *Khristy

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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 11:24 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 12:29 PM ET
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Here is what I have to offer this month and if you see something you like, please feel free to PM me with your address:

Five Natural Wildlife Federation greeting cards, assorted stickers and a postcard from France that is almost a hundred years old - to one person. TAKEN!

Two older empty perfume bottles - to one person TAKEN!

Thanks for looking!


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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 3:43 PM ET
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samples: haircare, makeup, skincare

page flags

sticky notepads

coupon potlucks

sticker potucks

used bubble wrap


Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?  A friend sometimes gives me a huge stack of uncut newspaper inserts, causing me to have a bumper crop of coupons.  Let me know what you need.


multiples of the following coupons:

$1 Colace, no exp date

$2.25 Ensure multipack 6/30/16

$2 Feosol Complete 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16

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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 5:59 PM ET
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I am offering this month, a Large zip lock bag of little toys and collectables. Would be great for one of you ladies on here who work at the schools, and use these as  rewards for the children. Goes to Cheryl


Small stuffed grey kitten. Very furry!~ Goes to Nancy C.


Breast Cancer Beanie Baby(not a TY). The bear is wearing a pink shirt with the ribbon it. Connie B.


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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 7:38 PM ET
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Offering this month:

1 small package of moving eyes - 10 mm - 14 pieces

15 children tatoos - butterflies and flowers

120 owl stickers that are pink, blue, green, purple, yellow

Gymboree coupon save 20% online or use in stores  - expires May 3, 2016

Crazy 8 coupon save 20% online or use in stores - expires May 3, 2016

3 people can pick a book from my shelf - PM me title and an address  sophiab  and kimberlyrav and ladypink and candy14

I have a 10% off first order code from wayfair.com. - expires May 1.


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Date Posted: 3/1/2016 11:32 PM ET
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Sheet of small, asst stick-on rhinestones  Taken

2016 pocket or fridge calendar

Snap......12,000 recipes on CD

Few cut length pieces of ribbon  taken

I too would like some request from someone who has not asked before, if possible.

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Date Posted: 3/2/2016 11:41 AM ET
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Here's what I have for this month:

1. One mystery magnet made by me out of a multi print dark fabric.

2. One new sheet of round and heart stickers that came out of a Dum Dum candy package.

3. I have 4 new english rose recipe cards

4. I have one new flag bookmark from the VFW with part of the lyrics"America the beautiful" on it.

5. I have one new credit card size 2016 calendar

6. I have one white helicopter applique but if you are talented you could make this look like a whale. :)

7. I have one sheet of Glade product coupons-expire May 15

8. I have one sheet of Burger King coupons will divide between two people if there is a interest.

9.I have two new posters from the newer tv series"Battlestar Galactica" that come in their own envelope- both posters look to have some kind of robot on them...both go to one person please.

10. I will make two people a Irish or Easter bookmark.

11. I will make two people a Irish or Easter magnet as well.

Subject: TAKEN: Lip Balms
Date Posted: 3/2/2016 1:26 PM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2013
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Thank you  to everyone who requested Lip Balms.  They are now spoken for.  I am sorry I didn't have one for everyone who contacted me.

I'd like to offer the community lip balms - one per person. All are new, unused and have been sitting around for a while.  I've used lip balms from this stash and they've been fine, but if you want only lip balm manufactured in the last year please do not request these.

When convo-ing me, please indicate your choice in order.  I will send these out by the end of the month.

​Gift recipients:

  1. Kathleen K. - Avon: Cafe Treats Lip Balm - Cannoli - Mailed 3/2
  2. Katherine N. - Amuse Fruity Mood Lipstick - Bubble Gum- Mailed 3/8
  3. Claire - Avon: Box of Truffles Lip Balm - White Chocolate - Mailed 3/8
  4. Debbie D. - Avon: Winter Parade Lip Balm - Sugar Cookie- Mailed 3/10
  5. Connie B. - Avon: Cafe Treats Lip Balm - Gelato - Mailed 3/10
  6. Ani - Naturistics Color Slixx Lip Gloss Cookie Dough- Mailed 3/10


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Date Posted: 3/3/2016 10:30 AM ET
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I have a 2 brand new rubber stamps, both are approx 3" long x 1" high

- 4 little chicks in a row - TAKEN sent to Connie

- Happy Easter (all lower case & in a cute handwriting) - TAKEN sent to Mary


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Date Posted: 3/4/2016 12:01 AM ET
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I have two pork recipes and a whole bunch of ham recipes that came from the Pork council. Would like to send all to one person please. :)

Date Posted: 3/4/2016 8:36 PM ET
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I have a loose DVD that has 2 movies on it. BLACKBEARD and The CURSE of King TUT'S TOMB. These are modern versions of the movies. I think from the 80s and 90s. No scratches, so it works perfectly.

I just found the other DVD that goes with this disc. This was a 2 disc set, the 2nd disc has:

The Tale of the Mummy

The Temple of Skulls

Hourney to the Center of the Earth

Robinson Crusoe

Id send both disc to one person, since they go together.


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Date Posted: 3/4/2016 9:05 PM ET
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TAKEN: A case for a 35mm camera.  I don't have a use for this anymore, but if someone can use it, that would be great. Mailed to Jessica L. 3/7

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Date Posted: 3/5/2016 5:08 PM ET
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TAKENAn unopened package of 6 pairs of Legg's Sheer Energy Pantyhose.  Reinforced Toe.  Size: Q  Color: Coffee  These are not control top.  They are "slightly irregular" as I purchased them in an outlet.  I accidentally bought the wrong color.  Mailed to Stephanie on 3/7.

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Date Posted: 3/6/2016 3:36 PM ET
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OFFER: Three adult absorbent underwear for men (adult diapers)  Tena brand Size M-L.  Nursing homes will not take them because the package has been opened. These were purchased in a package of 20, but we used 17 of them for a relative in a hospital bed that was in my home.  They have been stored on a high shelf and my home is immaculate.  If you know someone who can use them, please PM me. 

OFFER:  Ensure coupons.

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Date Posted: 3/7/2016 8:19 PM ET
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Enter the code CEREALMIXES4MORE to score 5 points (valid through March 21st).  

Everyone can use the Kellogg's code. 


Subject: Want some coloring pages???
Date Posted: 3/7/2016 11:59 PM ET
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http://www.coloringcastle.com/          this last site has advance coloring pages, lower right:  bookmarks. on left

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Date Posted: 3/8/2016 2:02 PM ET
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I was generously given an extra breast cancer awareness pink ribbon.  It's got sparkly rhinestones.  I would like to send this to someone who has been touched by breast cancer, if possible.  Please PM me with your address. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2016 11:42 AM ET
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Kellogg's - enter the code HAVEASUNNYSPRING to score 25 points. 

Everyone can use this code. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2016 10:36 PM ET
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TAKEN:  Jouer Creme Eyeshadow Crayon.  Blue in color (that is not the actual color name, but can't remember right now).  This is NEW

TAKEN: Miss Ivy Pearl Five Tassel Necklace.  Google the image.  It is 5 tassels that are aqua in color.  NEW.


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