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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread. Known as a RAOK, 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.

Please note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

RAOK rules -
    You may not ask for anything in return for the things you post here. Please do not ask for postage; do not ask to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something 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 that way. When we go to wishes, we see wishes; in the RAOK, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs are 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.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ - yes, it’s been done! - let others have a chance.
One of our most important rules - you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap and mail, then never know if the pkg. arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ****Thank You thread**** here. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who do not do this often find their future requests ignored, sorry.
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.

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, non 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 you 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 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.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me and ask. We are always happy to be of help members of the RAOK forum, new or old. Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS! Enjoy!!


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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 1:08 AM ET
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I have to offer:

TAKEN 1)  Mio or Mio Energy Liquid Water Enhancer coupons for $1.50 off each bottle, expiring 6/30/13

 TAKEN 2) One pair of knee high nylons from Avon called "Swiss Dot Knee High" in pink blush (unopened package is dated 1986)

TAKEN 3) Four fun cat postcards (from The Cat Postcard Book, dated 1987)  Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/efCjmq

TAKEN 4) Multiplication-Division stickers; great for sticking inside notebooks, to help kids w/this math task.  (I sent some of these two two people last month, but never heard if they were received, so if you requested them but didn't get them for some reason, please let me know!) Photo here: http://flic.kr/p/e813XG

TAKEN 5)  Almost threw this in the trash with the junk mail, but could be a valuable coupon for someone who uses this!  It's a coupon, redeemable at Target, for a FREE box of John Frieda Precision Foam Hair color.  Expires 6/12/13.  PM me if you can use! Photo of coupon here:  http://flic.kr/p/eg1K1y



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More to come later....

Booklet I got from ProActiv with an order:  The Doctor' Secrets to a lifetime of clear skin.  a guide to stopping acne.

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 7:31 AM ET
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Sending my Codes buddy their: coke, Lean C, MNT dew, Codes

Sending my Coupons buddy their envelope.


Much Blessings.

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 7:59 AM ET
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Wag.com codes taken, thanks!

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Just added an item to my post above!

Date Posted: 5/2/2013 1:32 PM ET
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For May I have to give away -

Sorting out my entertainment center -

         VHS tapes -
                 Titanic - 2 tape set
                  Tape of house tour of Fallingwater - unopened.    Anyone like Frank Lloyd Wright??

         Cassette tapes -
                Jackson Browne - The Pretender
                Richard Marx - self titled
                The Police - Synchronicity
                Steve Winwood - Roll With It
                Melissa Manchester - greatest hits,

 Added 5/7 -
                 Received today from DAV - a pretty 2013 magnet calendar - Forget Me Not - blue flowers, 7" across
                 Got at a sale, but none of my dogs will wear it!  An Iams neckerchief. red with white paw prints. It's over 2'  corner to corner - good size, but won't fit the St. Bernard!         Wish  I had more of them!

Added 5/8 - an envelope of miscel. coupons ready to send out.

PM with your info please,and thanks for looking!

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I have the following to offer (all items have religious themes):

1 book marks that look like these  Special Women

1 book mark - Ten Reasons I'm a Man of God

1 book mark - Blessed is the Man Who Serves the Lord


I have one each of the following booklets:

40 Days with Jesus Celebrating His Presence by Sarah Young   41 pages

Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado  46 pages

A Chocolate Life by Deb Burma  (30 devotions,9 recipes) says Happy Mother's Day on the front  64 pages

Jesus, The Light of the World   (Short devotionals by Max Lucado, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Eugene Peterson) Christmas/Advent theme 43 pages

Mercy Triumphs, Lessons from James by Beth Moore 60 pages

One booklet per request and no more than 2 bookmarks please.



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Date Posted: 5/3/2013 1:19 AM ET
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2 Downloads for "Bye Bye Love" by Madeleine Peyroux


2 Downloads for App for "Circadia"....an ingenious audiovisual puzzler


1 flattened penny "Monterey, Calif" with a shark  Taken


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This month is an "Avocado Month" since I picked up some goodies at a fair to share with you all:

2 1 Avocado recipe booklets called "Hand Grown in California Avocados" - has really tasty avocado recipes! - TAKEN!

2 brand new & sealed Avocado Cutters - which are plastic & kinda look like a shoehorn with a serrated edge :-) (recipe & instructions are included in package) - TAKEN!  Surprised at the popularity of these!  Next time I'll get more :-)

A 7.5" x  5" oval sticker that has an avocado in the middle & says "Hand Grown in California".  It's a drawing that looks similar to the old fashioned agriculture drawings.  Very colorful. - TAKEN!

Shiny Red Dress pin from the American Heart Association, sealed in package.  I got this from donating to a women's heart disease prevention fund.  It's about an inch high & looks like a red dress blowing in the wind.  TAKEN!

1 sample of Organic Indulgence French Lavender & Plumeria body lotion (gave one away last month & just found another :-). - TAKEN!


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Subject: Redbox Codes
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 1:12 PM ET
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All out for now.  Will post again when I get more.



Hello all!  I have several Red Box free rental night DVD codes to send out to people.  I got these from Diet and Regular Dr. Pepper boxes and from Popcorn boxes.  You can use them online to reserve a movie or at any kiosk.  




Let me know if you can use them and I will message a couple back.




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I have a Better Homes and Gardens All Time Favorites 2013 Cookbook. It is 32 pages. PM if interested.Taken

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I have an Oprah Magazine Tote Bag - It is 18 by 10 inches.  the handles have a drop of about 10 inches.  Colors: pink, brown, white.
Made of a canvas like material.  Says - Live your best life - on the front pocket. 

Please include your complete address with your request.

Thank you!

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Taken items:
*Jen B-- craft booklet for handmade soaps
*Joanne G--   magnet with year at a glance calendar &  Buy Buy Baby coupon
*Wanda L-- pattern book for sweatshirts
Coupons to: *Brittany, Denise, Lyndsey

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Stuff that I have:




Other items:

 1. I have one Skinny Cow code that came from a candy bar if anyone collects them

2. I have one new in package(magnet) a female bunny rabbit holding a baby rabbit in a rocking chair-says "If mom says no...ask Grandma"- I want this to go to someone that likes bunny rabbits please.

4. Half of a new sheet of Easter Laser Cut Stickers-chicks and bunnies--these are bigger stickers would be good for a craft project or scrapbooking in my opinion. :)


Please include your address in PM. Please be patient with me..can't go to the post office all the time. Will try to fulfill wishes on here as well. :)



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Date Posted: 5/5/2013 10:27 PM ET
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For Coke reward point collectors, I was on the Mycokerewards site tonight, and saw that they have a "cinco de mayo" bonus offered, making a 10 point code (from 12 packs of Coke products) worth 20 points.  I entered in my 10 point code and it registered as 20, so if you have any to enter, try it before midnight tonight!  

Date Posted: 5/7/2013 7:24 PM ET
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Would anyone like a crochet booklet - 15 patterns for covered 2 1/4 " Christmas ball ornaments to crochet from size 30 cotton thread.  They really look pretty with the shiny ornaments inside but I don't do much thread crochet any more.  Taken

Patterns offered:

Plastic canvas - Booklet with Birthday flower bookmark patterns - finished sized for bookmarks 6 1/2 -7" (might be good way to use up smaller leftover pieces.  Taken

Think Halloween - you'll need time to make them - small projects to work on this summer.

Crochet with yarn - Misc patterns for Halloween decorations and treat items.  Clipped or copied from magazines quite some time ago - still cute.  i.e. On the pattern for witch and ghost pencil toppers I have noted I made over 20 of the ghosts and 2 witches for classroom party at school.

Filet crochet  Copy of a pattern for filet crochet - witch with steaming cauldron.

Sewing  Misc patterns for Halloween decorations, costumes and treat items.  Also clipped or copied from magazines.

Halloween food treats - A few Misc ideas for food treats for Halloween    Taken






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Updated my earlier post............

And again 5/8 with coupons

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All gone...

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Added more patterns to post above - crochet, sewn, plastic canvas.

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2 black Carhartt stick-on fabric patches. They say Carhartt in white and have a small logo above the h and a. Both to one person. 

Coupon for 20% off total regular-priced purchase at Maurices. Expires 6/12/13

Coupon for 15% off entire purchase at Sally Beauty Supply. Expires 6/30/13.

Wallet card with a poem called "because I love you". The to/from area on the back of the card is empty. It is just a little credit-card sized card to stick in a wallet. 

I have 2 coupons for $2 off Canidae pet food. They expire 6/30/13.

Kid's book from a Cheerio's box called Dream Away by Julia Durango. It is in both English and Spanish.

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TAKEN  I have a DVD from Gaiam called "Pilates beginning mat workout, with Ana Caban -- Flatten abs, strengthen back muscles, improve posture".  Works great; I thought I'd switch things up from my normal yoga routine, but didn't really care for this workout.  Is not difficult, so good for newbies.  PM me if you'd like it! 

Lots of replies for this; sorry I only have one to offer!

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