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Subject: *****MARCH RAOKs*****(things to give away)
Date Posted: 2/28/2017 6:35 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. Remember this is a PUBLIC forum, meaning anyone (not just members) can see what is posted here. Please do not list addresses or postal tracking numbers within a post here in order to protect privacy.

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 (see 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 RAOK.
Please do not ask someone for ‘everything on your list’ (yes, it’s been done), so that others can have a chance.
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 should 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; it happens often. Think first! 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 put the word TAKEN in another color by that item, 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!


Last Edited on: 3/14/17 9:24 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 8:16 AM ET
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Im the first poster this month! Happy MARCH!

I have a 4 pack of Silicone Stoppers by True brand in Starburst pattern. They are for wine bottles or any bottle similar like that. Basically its corks but made of silicone instead. This pack has never been opened.

Cleaning out drawers, More later!

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Last Edited on: 3/2/17 7:59 AM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 10:24 AM ET
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 2017 wall calendar

2017 desk top calendar (planner)

code for $15 off and free shipping on FIRST order from Boxed.com, free samples with every order, exp 30 April

Coupons:  strip for Glade exp 1 June

World Wildlife Fund window cling, 2017

small wall calendar from Easter Seals, beautiful scenes in America

3" by 4" magnet with signs of a heart attack-- good to have at office or in home of anyone over 50

unused 2016 wall calendar with beautiful pictures of the Virgin Mary

 a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

laminated study guides for Microeconomics, Business Law, and American History 2 (1877-Clinton)--request 1 or more

SENT TO:   *Katherine N--  packet of greeting cards and note cards

*Irene-- packet of cellophane resealable packaging

*Mary-- variety of card fronts

*Andrea--  3 baseball cards from Topps

*Cheryl-- stickers and prizes for school reward program

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Date Posted: 3/1/2017 1:54 PM ET
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TAKEN by Jeanne G. 
8 ea: Avon lip balm, Christmas theme, all different.  Unknown age but all are unused.

Last Edited on: 3/2/17 6:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 4:13 PM ET
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Plastic checkbook holder.

Check registers 2017-2019, one left.

Used bubble mailers, various sizes.

Coupon potlucks.

One set of "genuine" Mardi Gras bead necklaces.  A friend got them a couple years ago in New Orleans.  I don't know what she did to earn them.

Card fronts.

One set of samples: shampoo, skincare, perfume.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperbacks: Charles Dickens "Hard Times", C.J. Cherryh "Merovingen Nights Angel With the Sword", Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial". 

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $.50 Activia 4 pack 9/15/17
  • $3 Boost drink multipack or mix canister 7/31/18
  • $.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurts/cups/drinks 9/15/17
  • $2.25 Ensure multipack 4/30/17
  • $2.25 Glucerna multipack 12/31/17

Last Edited on: 3/27/17 12:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 8
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 7:24 PM ET
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I have the following to give away:

  1. Weight circles from Purina Dog Food.

  2. Pony Pals "Pony to the Rescue" scholastic book by Jeanne Betancourt.

  3. Taken - Vicki T. "Catundra", a Serendipity Book written by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James.  This is a really cute book for young children about the kitty Catundra!!

I will be adding more things later as I have the time to do so.


Last Edited on: 3/5/17 7:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 9:16 PM ET
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 I only have a few items available now but may have a few more next week...

1.   3"x3" square red lacquer cinnabar style box  TAKEN

2.   Beaded lizard bracelet - red eyes and aqua, turquoise and lavendar body TAKEN

3.   A very curious carved  gourd with fish and some type of shorebird on it. Very primitive - possibly quite old. About 3 1/2" high and holes  are drilled in top so it can be hung on string TAKEN

Please e-mail me with your address if interested in any of the above.

Thanks - Silvercat

Last Edited on: 3/2/17 11:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 9:27 AM ET
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Happy March!!

I will create 2 beauty grab bags (could include skin care, shampoo/conditioner, makeup, lip balm, perfume, etc) for 2 separate people.  Let me know if you'd like one - Both TAKEN (very popular!)

And here's FREE sample link for Wildflower seeds from Cheerios to make the world a more bee-friendly place: http://www.cheerios.com/bringbackthebees


Last Edited on: 3/2/17 3:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 2:00 PM ET
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I will be adding more later to this list of give aways:

*a variety of ink pens and/or markers to 3 different people

    1.  Taken

    2.  Taken

    3.  Taken

*Taken - 6  bars of Skinny Cow blissful Truffle Milk Chocolate to one person (they are out of date)

*two books each from my bookshelf  (3 people can take this)

   1.  Taken

   2.  Taken

   3.  Taken

*Taken - used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses (not sure of the prescription but no where to donate here)

*Taken - a few single packages of Plexus drink mix

*5 sets of Jamberry nails

  1.  Taken 

  2.  Taken




* specific coupons that I can print for you - you will need to PM me the coupons you are looking for and I will see if I can print those from the site I use

*CD  - The Great American Western  with Jesse James At Bay,  Nighttime in Nevada,  Rough Riders Roundup, and Silver Spurs on it

*CD - Classic Westerns with The Outlaw,  The Deadly Companions, Kansas Pacific and One-Eyed Jack on it

*Taken -a tin with Tanquility Frangrance Beads

* 3 small Cheers pins for St. Patrick's Day

*Taken - New Orleans Mardi Gras wood coin from Caluda's King Cake

*Taken -2 CD Set  "At The Pub a Celtic Celebration"

*Book - Savannah Steeped in History & Tradition,  A Walking Tour Guide Book

*Magazine - February Vogue

*Magazine - WV Living - Winter 16

*Magazine - March Vogue

*Miniature Mandalas to Color for Relaxation

*Taken - 1 complete 12 piece set of Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils



Last Edited on: 3/21/17 10:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 13
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 2:31 PM ET
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Update 3/7/17 on the codes, i sent out 24 more codes to some of the same ppl, i still have 8 left. But i still see the code caps on the soda bottle, so idk when it will stop if they are not going to be doing them anymore. I still have not heard from a few ppl from the codes in feb, so idk if those got used up.

3/2/17 Sending out the rest of my coke codes hope to send them all today, i guess i should not save them anymore.

Update: ok, i sent out 54 codes and from last month i have not heard back from two ppl so there are still 24 codes that i dont know if they have been used or not.

I still have 23 codes left in my bag. oh wow last month was 121 codes.

LOL i have 24 codes left, i was just sitting here drinking a diet coke and didnt count that cap LOL.

Last Edited on: 3/7/17 5:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 3:36 PM ET
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TAKEN--Senior Moment daily calendar--365 prayers, chuckles and sayings
TAKEN--Christmas Magnets--2" x 3"(approx)  with religious sayings
TAKEN--Smiley face post it notes--name tags--stickers
TAKEN--Various other stickers--patriotic,flowers, animals, hearts

Last Edited on: 3/2/17 8:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 7:52 PM ET
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Here's what I have to give:

1. I have 4 coupons available for $3.00 off the Clairspray nasal allergy by claritin as part of a bzzagent campaign.

4. Will make one person a magnet or bookmark if you haven't got one from me before.

Please have your address in your pm. This month will be super busy for me and I will send items when I can.


Last Edited on: 3/7/17 5:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 3/3/2017 1:50 PM ET
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added to post and will be adding more later


Date Posted: 3/3/2017 3:26 PM ET
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updated and added one

Date Posted: 3/3/2017 8:59 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 4/2/17 5:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 7
Date Posted: 3/3/2017 11:44 PM ET
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Giving away:

  • Grubhub coupon: $10 off first ever order of $15+ (expires 4/30/17)
  • Graze coupon: 1st Graze box free with code for first times grazers
  • Hello Fresh coupon: $40 off your first box for new customers only 
  • Angelino's Coffee coupon: 14 count sample pack for only $3.95 with code
  • pack of 10 sheets of HP photo paper (5 x 7) with 5 envelopes
  • new "Blessings" wreath charm- looks like this - just found the little card/message that goes with it, too!
  • Dare to Dream 2017 calendar from St. Joseph's Indian School- pictures of different dream catchers featured each month
  • Sports Illustrated Kids CD-ROM: Basketball Game 3 (from a Wendy's Kids' Meal years ago)
  • Microsoft Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition CD-ROM- disc in paper case
  • American Greetings Crafts CD-ROM from 1998 in paper case. Disc says Windows 95/98
  • Calculator- Big display, 8-digits electronic calculator. About 5.5 x 7 inches in size. Buttons are big too- about 0.5 x 0.5 inches.
  • I have several pieces of purple metallic mesh available. They were used once for a benefit dinner. The mesh is 21" wide. I have pieces available in these lengths: 11' -- 6' 3" -- 5' 4" -- 5' 5"  Let me know if you can use one or all!

Last Edited on: 3/7/17 10:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 9
Date Posted: 3/4/2017 12:05 PM ET
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I have:

Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp DVD TAKEN-GOES TO-GINA G.

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20 Superstar Movies, has 4 DVDs in collectable case-Action, Mystery and Romance GOES TO SANDI B

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PLEASE GUYS let me know when you get these, as Vicki said, many peeps do not thank you or at least let you know the RAOKS have arrived and that is unfair to the sender. Please let me know you got this DVD. Peeps who do not thank me or let me know they came, will no longer get anything in the furture, thank guys, sorry to sound like the Kindness Police.

Last Edited on: 3/5/17 11:00 AM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 3/4/2017 11:11 PM ET
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Bundle of craft supplies  includes:glitter,white and red ribbon,some small beads-taken

6  hooks-the ones with the rubber backing-taken                                

new SF Giants key chain-taken

1 old Fall Food Network magazines-recipes

2 old Cuisine for 2 magazines-recipes

Roxy pin[clothing line]-taken

Punk key chain-taken

Last Edited on: 3/5/17 11:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 3/5/2017 10:19 AM ET
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ziplock bag of craft-like feathers  TAKEN
lots of coupons (shampoo,diaper,dish soap,laundry soap etc)

i'm in the midst of cleaning so more stuff will probably be added.

Last Edited on: 3/5/17 6:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
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TAKENI have a new belt, similar to this picture, in RED size Large/X-Large:  If anyone knows of a better way to load a picture on this site, please let me know. 

TAKEN: This black belt (it ties) size Large

TAKEN: This red pocketbook.


Last Edited on: 3/12/17 9:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 7
Date Posted: 3/6/2017 9:23 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 125 Points (Everyone can use this code)

Grab 100 points with code SKISLEDSKATE4PTS.

 Enter the code SPRINGFORWARDDAY to score 25 points!

You can TYPE IN the code OR copy and paste and then hit the space bar afterwards

Date Posted: 3/6/2017 11:30 PM ET
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FREE SAMPLE of Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Zero weightless frizz control here: http://www.garnierusa.com/sleek-and-shine-zero-sampling.aspx

FREE SAMPLE of Born Sweet Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener here: https://www.zingstevia.com/free-sample-page

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Date Posted: 3/8/2017 9:38 AM ET
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I have mailed out all of my RAOKs today. I had tracking NO here, I threw the receipt away so hopefully you guys get the RAOKs.

Sandi B. DVD and Bday package and card(seperate-best card ever lol))! RECEIVED

Nancy(Bostonbooks) DVD-RECEIVED

Alexandra C. -DVD RECEIVED


Last Edited on: 3/11/17 5:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
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Subject: update 3/29
Date Posted: 3/8/2017 5:15 PM ET
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I have to offer:

(1) Lindenwold CZ diamond, loose, round cut, 1 ct. TAKEN

(1) Badtz-Maru pocket calculator, size of a credit card. This does not work and I don't know if it can be made to work. If you collect Hello Kitty and/or Badtz Maru, it may be useful.

Last Edited on: 3/29/17 8:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Subject: Rule clarification
Date Posted: 3/9/2017 4:04 PM ET
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  Though this has been done in the past, new guidance from the PBS staff says we should NOT wish for postage (stamps) in the Raok forum.  Since stamps can be returned to the PO for cash, it is like asking for money which is against the rules.