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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). 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 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 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!

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Coke codes to my coke codes friends :)

Date Posted: 5/1/2016 3:47 PM ET
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Ive got a stuffed pink bunny in very nice condition, great for someone who likes pink or for a child of course. To: Jessica

Magazines avail are: Glamour March and May edition, Vogue April, Elle April, Woman's Day April all of these mags are 2016. Donated to local Doc office

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I have to give away this month:



Enjoying Weight Loss ; become Naturally  slender from Hypnosis  Network. iby Roberta Temes, Ph D 4 cd set TAKEN



H.G. Wells Things To Come. starring Raymond Massey - has some scratches

Private Number starring Judd Nelson and Tome Sizemore - shrink wrapped  TAKEN


Pack of playing cards shaped like a basketball. About 3 inches or so. New in container. TAKEN

Bookmark potlucks.  May be able to do two depending on interest.

BOOKS (unpostables):

The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper isbn: 9781400026081 TAKEN

By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie. isbn: 0451200527 TAKEN

Kaleidoscope  by Danielle Steel  - isbn: 0440201926

A Stab In The Dark by Lawrence Block - isbn: 9780380715749

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy - isbn: 0425083837

The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr  pb 1969 no isbn

The Simple Way of Poison by Leslie Ford - pb - no isbn

Where Are The Children by Mary Higgins Clark - pb 1975 no isn

Bloodfire by John Lutz - isbn: 0380714469 - Stains

The Uncrowned Queen by Posie Graeme-Evans - isbn:9780743443746 Stains

The Savage Marquess by Marion Chesney  ISBN: : 0451152409 water damage but readable.

Cryonic by Travis Bradberry. isbn: 9780974320663. Book has damage. Last page has a tear and a few words are gone. But I could still understand the contex, so it isnt bad. Last 5 or 6 pages have tears at the top, i taped them so they wouldn't tear any more.

Come Closer by Sara Gran  ISBN: 0425210316 - ex-library book  TAKEN

The Kidnapping of courtney Van Allen and What's Her Name by Joyce Cool - isbn: 039494822X  - pgs 31-32 have a tear and are taped. still readable.

PM with any interest. 





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Also have a new book I won on Goodreads, its an ARC..Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner. Goes to REK

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free 1 night DVD rental: code for Redbox at Walgreens exp 6/30/16

U.S. flag lapel pins: one intact, one with broken off post

patriotic Elks veterans pin

page flags

coupon potlucks

sticker potucks


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 Activia 4 pack 6/30/17

$4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16

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

$4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16

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Charlie Brown poster:  "I'm still hoping that yesterday will get better." - Jessica

1 Roll-O-Ruler - Donna

All done!

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Happy May!  So far this month I have to offer:

- Postcard with vintage pic of Frank Sinatra from the 60's - TAKEN

- Bumper sticker that says "Go Organic - It's globally cool"

- DVD - Vanilla Sky starring Tom Cruise - TAKEN


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For May, I have:

 2 six pack boxes - Michelob Ultra and Yuengling

Vintage Easter postcards    TAKEN

1  pkg small napkins - "AGE is strictly a case of mind over matter,  if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."  printed on them   TAKEN

1 application of Jamberry nails  (when asking for this, tell me a color that  you like)  TAKEN

1 bag wiggly eyes  TAKEN

3 sudoku puzzle books - 1 per person please   TAKEN

3 books from my shelf - 1 per person please   

    1.  Amazing Eggs    TAKEN

     2.  Like Dandelion Dust   TAKEN

     3.    TAKEN

1 pair of fushia colored winter gloves one size fits all   TAKEN

1 kids kaliescope   TAKEN

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Kellogg's - Everyone can use this code

enter BONU-SPTS-4BAR-GAIN to score 100 points (expires 5/8)

Date Posted: 5/3/2016 7:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/4/2016 10:59 PM ET
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Small pkg Googly eyes   Taken

     Stack of donuts (Reading is Sweet)    Taken
     If our dog doesn't like you we probably won't either
     Popcorn (Pop open a Good Book)
     2Kittens (There's more to life than being purrrrfect)

Pkg Frenh nails (press on)   Taken

Pkg of 18x25mm rhinestones   Taken

Snap! 12,000 recipes on CD

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Here's what I have for the month:

1. I can one person a football magnet or bookmark.

2. I have one envelope of various New Xmas stickers and gift labels.

5. One sheet of foil heart and round stickers from dum dum suckers.

6. One new flag bookmark from the Vfw(last time offering).

7. One set of 6 recipe cards with full pictures and instructions.

8. I will make a couple of people bookmarks if you haven't got one from me before.

Will try to do one mystery raok this month since it wasn't claimed in April.

Will try to fulfill wishes on here as well.:)

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Newly Added: booklet with lyrics to songs by The Clash, includes Rock the Casbah, Should I Stay or Should I go?, Stop the World, This is Radio Clash, Stay Free, Groovy Times and many others

 3 baseball cards from Topps,   2 coupons for Topps baseball cards in value box--exp 8/31/16

code for 'free' digital baseball trading cards from Topps-- go to Topps.com to find the BUNT app

pair of bookmarks for young boys, one with car on it, other with motorcycle, both to one person please

coupons for Steak n  Shake, exp 17 July 

coupons for White Castle burgers at grocery stores, exp 30 June

Burger King breakfast coupons, exp 10 July                    


3 car window clings-- 'No Farms, No Food'

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?


to *Teri K--  new and unused black eye mask

to *REK-- viola seeds

to Sarah H-- corks and notepads 

to *Elona-- 2 full skeins of macrame cord

to* BostonBooks-- red window cling from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and empty, clear plastic box, about 3x4 inches, and notecards

to *Vicky T--  greeting cards with envelopes

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Oops! Wrong place to post!

Please - continue what you're doing and ignore my error.  :)

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I also have:

$10 off purchase of $30 or more from Staples online or in store (5/23 expiration)


25% off qualifying print services purchase   (5/23)

Date Posted: 5/8/2016 8:58 AM ET
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Looks like Silvercat bumped into the wall. God love her. LOL

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Kellogg's - 100 points (Everyone can use this code)

enter JULS-B20G-ETSC-ODES to score 100 points (expires 5/15)

Date Posted: 5/13/2016 10:31 AM ET
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all taken

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$7 Clarispray coupon, expires 5/22 so pm me asap if interested so you receive it before it expires

I'll also include a $4 Clarispray coupon expires 6/12 just in case

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Updated my post - fifth from the top

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Added to my post