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Date Posted: 4/30/2017 8:32 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 post last names, addresses, or postal tracking numbers here, in order to protect the privacy of our participants.

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!


Date Posted: 5/1/2017 11:51 AM ET
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HOWDIE!!! Ill be mailing out last months stuff and this months stuff this week, here goes:

You can take all 4 or one.

These were my moms, Im sure she would like them to have a good home..

Cassette Tapes:

Mamas and the Papas-California Dreamin'

This is Your Country-variety of songs ..Garth Brooks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lorrie Morgan ect....

1958 The Rock and Roll era (VARIETY OF SONGS)

1957 -still shrink wrapped never opened-Rock and Roll era-variety of songs

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Date Posted: 5/1/2017 12:48 PM ET
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I have this month:

I got a bunch of vintage seals mixed with a bag of miscellanous stuff at a rummage sale. These are mostly Dennison seals,with  some other types . Most of the envelopes of seals have been opened , a few appear to be unopened. They have prices on them. 10 cents and 15 cents.  They are a mixture of flowers, special occasion, etc.

Don't know if they still stick or what, but they are cute.

PM me if interested. Maybe I can split them up depending on interest.  TAKEN

will be posting more stuff later, i think


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Subject: Coupons
Date Posted: 5/1/2017 4:46 PM ET
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I have 4, buy one get one free Skoal SNUS. Both expire 6-30-17. I would like to send all 4 to the same person. These are for the SNUS only. Just PM me your addy and I will get them in the mail by next day. 

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 8:29 PM ET
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I have 2 coupons for 20% off at Bed Bath & Beyond. One expires 5/15/17. The other expires 7/24/17. Both do have an on-line code I can send, or I can mail the coupons to you.

40 "Santa's Favorite Recipe" Cards, approx 4x6, with pic of Santa in lower right corner. These are two sided with more lines on back as well. Bottom line on the back says: Preparation Time: ___Serves:___.  (I believe these were intended to be included with food gifts. Because of the age of the cards, they do have some yellowing and some cards have spotting, so may not be suitable for gifting anymore, but would still be handy as general recipe or note cards.) TAKEN

Envelope of BoxTops for Education (to one person please) TAKEN

Various coupons:

  • $0.75 off any one Arla Cheese Product: expires 7/17/17
  • $1.50 off any one Pledge FloorCare Product: expires 6/15/17
  • $1.00 off any one Pledge Furniture Care Product: expires 6/15/17
  • $1.00 off any 2 Glade Products (does have some exclusions): expires 7/27/17
  • $2.00 off any 3 Glade products (does have some exclusions): expires 7/27/17
  • $0.50 off any 1 Windex product: expires 6/15/17
  • $1.00 off any 1 Kauai Coffee Product: expires 6/30/17 TAKEN
  • $0.40 off any Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings: expires 5/31/17

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Date Posted: 5/1/2017 9:08 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 points (Everyone can use this code)

enter the code HOORAY4SPRINGPTS to score 100 points!

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 9:43 PM ET
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2 envies of misc. grreeting cards to 2 different people-taken

2 sets of various recipes from magazines to 2 different peopled

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Date Posted: 5/2/2017 12:06 PM ET
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All RAOK's have been mailed today! Jeanne, Michelle, Jessica and Sandi B

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Date Posted: 5/2/2017 12:06 PM ET
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Need a sticker-y smile? I would love to send two people some assorted smiley (and other types of) stickers :) PM me by Sunday and I'll be able to send right out Monday :)

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Date Posted: 5/2/2017 12:09 PM ET
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Two lids from vintage Hall teapots.

Large mouse pad.

Used/vintage colored pencils: black, blue, brown, gold, green, orange, pink, purple, silver, yellow, white.

Unused greeting cards: birthday (one set left), thinking of you (multiple), blank inside (one set left), get well (one card).

Boxes of crayons, new: small boxes with Cat-in-the-Hat mofif, 4 colors inside, four available.

Year planner 2017, pocket/purse size.

Replacement eartips for stethoscopes, multiple sets.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperback: Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial". 

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • Citracal $2 3/31/18
  • Clari Spray $5 3/13/18
  • Coppertone $1 3/31/18
  • Crest $1 4.6+ oz 6/30/17
  • Dannon $.50 4 or 6 pack yogurts/cups/drinks 9/15/17
  • Enfagrow $5 off 2 6/15/17 (one available)
  • Enfamil Enspire $5 6/17 or 6/29 or 6/30 or 7/1/17
  • Enfamil Enspire $7 off 2 6/30/17
  • Enfamil powder $5 off 2 refills 6/29 or 6/30 or 7/1/17
  • Ensure $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • First Response mulivite gummies $1 6/30/17
  • Glucerna $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • Hydralyte $2 electrolye products 12/31/17
  • Miralax $2 6/30/18
  • Mothers Milk tea $1 3/1/18
  • One A Day TruNatal supplement $2 6/30/17
  • One A Day Womens prenatal multivite $2 6/30/17
  • Pre-Seed Fertility-Friendly lube $1 6/30/17
  • Puffs basic $1 6/30/17
  • RepHresh $1 6/30/17
  • Replens $1 6/30/17
  • Rhinocort $4 11/30/18
  • Zyrtec $4 24+ count 11/30/18

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3 sets of small refereezeable ice cubes

several Vogue magazines

1 set (12 books) Sierra Jensen series (teen Christian)

1 tape dispenser

connect with your kids coupons and notes (spiral book with tear out pages)

odd parent weekly planner

paper for stamping, scrap booking and card making: choice of colors. Lilac, spring green, hydrangea, periwinkle. Bahamas blue, deep plum, Acapulco purple, calypso green

2 sets variety of rubber stamps

4 sets of 6 kids ponytail holders

American Flag Appliqué patch

variety of buttons

1pkg 2mm crimp tubes for making necklaces

1pkg mini decorative clothespins

variety of beads

2 metal bracelets 1 silver and 1 gold

3 decks of time cards (clocks) from everyday math  (2 left)

3 decks of everything math cards from everyday math (2 left)

5 sets of kids washable crayola markers (no boxes)  (3 left)

2 sets 3D butterfly stickers

pink Tinkerbell lanyard

4 pkgs of 24 green poms

2 sets. beaded flowers to clip on flip flops

5 heart erasers that says Jesus Loves You

spool of Mickey Mouse ribbon - shadow and word

3 spools of aqua ribbon with white anchors 

3 spools of yellow ribbon with white anchors

1 spool pink ribbon with small anchors on it


I may have a few more things later.  I am actually on vacation and will return home on Thursday evening when I will start looking at requests.  Please only request 2 or 3 things so others have a chance too.  You can request more but list in order of your most wanted so if I have more than one request for same thing, I can share. Thanks!


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Date Posted: 5/3/2017 2:01 PM ET
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FREE Samples:

For a Hello Extra Whitening Toothpaste sample - request here: https://www.hello-products.com/free-sample/#sample

For a Cuties Diaper sample - request here: https://aeroflowdiaperclub.com/#free-sample


Date Posted: 5/4/2017 3:19 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/4/2017 10:21 AM ET
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I can make a few people address labels if you send me your full address and what clip art you want  ( or let me surprise you).

Date Posted: 5/5/2017 4:23 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/5/2017 10:48 AM ET
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Sent 2nd part of RAOK to Michelle S. and Sandi B. OINK OINK MICHELLE! LOL

Date Posted: 5/5/2017 1:43 PM ET
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added items.

Subject: Happy May!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2017 6:42 PM ET
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I'll be decluttering my studio this weekend... it's supposed to rain!!  surprise

I have (8) eight 6x8 envelopes which I will fill with various tissue papers, printed papers (possibly stamped or painted by myself), book pages (foreign languages), stickers, stamps and various paraphenalia which can be used for scrapbooking and/or collaging...

first come, first serve.

[list of names: Melissa, Michelle, Gina, OllieAnn, Connie, Jessica, Andrea, Jennifer ]   when pming your address let me know what your favorite colors are as I may have some plain colored papers as well or this is a long shot but one never knows perhaps there is something particular you're looking for: I have loads of papers... I'll try my best!! wink

I still have 1 spot open!!

more things to come... I have finally mailed the envelopes and sorry to say I reached my mailing budget... so there will be more next month!!

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Date Posted: 5/6/2017 9:13 AM ET
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Like Atti a little decluttering going on.....I have 5 envelopes with random stickers that I would like to send to 5 people who I haven't sent stickers to yet. So the first 5 will get these envelopes....if you have received stickers feel free to message toosmiley maybe there won't be five new sticker people....if I get more than 5 requests I will let you know and hold you over for next month! I'm sure I will be cleaning out another random box!


Still one more unclaimed sticker envelope! 5/8 6:05 am

Last address received!

Thanks everyone! More next monthsmiley

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Subject: Sorry, out of town rest of month
Date Posted: 5/6/2017 10:37 AM ET
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To Towana:   A pink hardcover journal (never used) with a floral 'belt' as decoration.         

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Date Posted: 5/6/2017 3:58 PM ET
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I have a box of random cross stitch yarn-TAKEN
about 10-20 random coupons
variety of colorful bandanas mostly dog and tye-dye (approx. 10 in total) TAKEN

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Date Posted: 5/6/2017 10:09 PM ET
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For May, I offer -

5 old, but still usable 20 cents stamps that have state birds and state flowers on each stamp 

Digital copy HD code for The Secret Life of Pets

2009 small Topper the Giraffe beanie babie from McDonalds with tags

Second Chance slim case DVD (Research scientists turn into 6-year-old children after developing a formula for reversing the aging process.) - new in plastic



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Date Posted: 5/8/2017 2:18 PM ET
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updated and added

Date Posted: 5/8/2017 6:20 PM ET
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Here's what I have to give away:

2. I have a few coupons for the new claritin nasal spray if anyone wants one.

4. I will send two people costume metal bracelets-they are for someone with a small or not thick wrists. Don't have all colors so give me a preference.

5. I will make one person a pocket letter-just started making these so bear with me.

6. I can also make two people a bookmark or magnet by me if you haven't got one from me before. Will need to know hobbies and two color choices.

Going to try to help with wishes when time permits. Work schedule is long and erratic..haven't had time to clean out more items. Make sure your address is in your pm..Thanks.

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