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Topic: ***MAY's Random Acts of Kindness Thread***

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Subject: ***MAY's Random Acts of Kindness Thread***
Date Posted: 4/30/2014 5:36 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also 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 be sure to put full postage on any packages you mail out. Members have reported receiving "gifts" with postage due.

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 in the RAoK thread.
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 will 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: 4/30/2014 10:25 PM ET
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- Year long subscription to Fitness magazine (will be purchased through Amazon) TAKEN

- MISC. bundle of coupons for cat owners (food, snacks, litter) TAKEN

- One foldable storage box for cosmetics/stationary/MISC. in purple (will be ordered brand new from Amazon) http://i57.tinypic.com/29ivrq.png TAKEN

- One packet of "boomchickapop" popcorn seeds to plant and grow  TAKEN

- Small bundle of MISC. coupons  TAKEN

- Two small sample packets of Nivea lotion + coupons for Nivea products   TAKEN

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 TAKEN  ---------  It may take me awhile to get these sent out---   Happy Spring !  🌸

1) Jessica L.      2) Caryn S.      3) Jeanne G.        4) Jody M.      5) Vicki B.      6) Kathryn M.        7) Sarah B.       8) Sandy B.       9) Heather M.         10) Autumn M.


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Date Posted: 5/1/2014 11:58 AM ET
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SENT OUT:                               Nicloe S. --set of 32 small NFL stickers

---Disney pin to Rita

 *to Michelle S--  package of 6 temporary tattoos-- ring tattoos for fingers or toes

coupons to Khristy, Jen B

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Subject: Books To Send Out
Date Posted: 5/1/2014 2:23 PM ET
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3 books have gone out. Enjoy.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2014 3:23 PM ET
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1.  Patch (like you sew on jackets):  Bermuda Triangle Survivors Club

2.  Pamphlet (24pages) from Liguori:  Embracing Simplicity


Please send address with PM



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Date Posted: 5/1/2014 5:47 PM ET
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Since it's my birthday month, I'd like to also share books with everyone as my own gift to others! laugh

You can choose any book from my bookshelf, Damaged Books List, or my ARC List!



I'll be sending the books out as soon as possible!

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Subject: I can offer...
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 1:15 PM ET
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1. Any book from my bookshelf, up to 5 people this month.

2. Coupon potlucks.

3. Sticker potlucks.

4. Marigold seed packets.

5. Biofreeze sample packets.

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Flobee -
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 10:01 AM ET
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I still have the Eastern Star cross stitch chart and some thread   Taken, enjoy and thanks

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Date Posted: 5/3/2014 10:42 AM ET
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Hi All,

For May I have to give away -

1) 2  pkgs. graduation napkins, beverage size (small square) - to 2 people please. First one gets choice of design

2) a small photo album for a baby girl, holds 48 4x6" photos - "It's a Girl" on front.

Still have -
 3) one coloring/activity book
4)  2 black checkbook covers

Also coupons for Similac and Enfagrow - anyone??

Added 5/5 -

        I have a small booklet from Heartgard - Puppy's Journal - pages for info and vaccination record,and some basic puppy care pages.

       And this is from the 'strange things Pat gives away ' category - I have a bag of little scoops that come in my dog's food supplement.. They hold 5 grams - a little bigger than my thumb. Can anyone think of a use for them? I hate to toss them out! Anyone want them? Crafters, maybe tiny paint pots??  Taken!   Talked her right into that!  :)

Please PM with your info if interested. Thanks for supporting our efforts here with the RAOK!!

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Date Posted: 5/3/2014 6:40 PM ET
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Anyone with elementary school age children who want to learn about Kansas.  Nicely compiled information.  PM with mailing address.   TAKEN

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Oops...being that I'm new, and hadn't yet read this thread....I went and asked if someone could send me credits. My bad :/ I hope I didn't violate anything too bad...Thanks for understanding and I'm sorry for having done so! 

Date Posted: 5/3/2014 8:32 PM ET
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Hi Everyone!  For May I have:

1.  Baseball cap - Nike Golf, 100% polyester.  Beige with blue trim.  One size, adjustable.  New but no tags.  TAKEN

2.  Three issues of Decorative Crochet (July 2004, September 2004, March 2005  TAKEN

3   New - 80 ft. of Brown Raffia  TAKEN

4.  Sandwich-size baggie of miniature Christmas ornaments (angels, stars, bulbs, tiny wrapped packages, 2 white flocked bears   TAKEN

5.  New with Tags:  2 Hanes Bras in size 34C, color: one is nude, one is white  TAKEN

6.  New with Tags:  1 Hanes Bra in size 36C, color white  TAKEN

7  New without Tags: 1 Maidenform Bra, 34C, white - I took the tag off when I tried it on but never used it  TAKEN

8  New with Tags: 1 Barely There sports bra style, size M/6  TAKEN

PM with address if interested in anything.  Thanks!  

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Date Posted: 5/4/2014 12:39 AM ET
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All Taken

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Subject: 2 Books on offer! :)
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 1:00 AM ET
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Ok! I have 2 books that I'm having trouble finding a new home for! :)

So if they're something that you think you might like or you know someone who would like them, please don't hesitate to ask!!

TAKEN!!! -Agatha Christie's Poirot : The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Links Cassettes (Bbc Radio Presents - Abridged Edition)
by Agatha Christie  ISBN: 0553472623

TAKEN!!! --->  -Angel Sanctuary Volume 12 (German Language Edition)
Author: Kaori Yuki   ISBN: 3551751927

I hope someone will be interested in them!! :D


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Date Posted: 5/4/2014 4:01 PM ET
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Any book from my bookshelf..... up to  5    2   1 person....pm me with the book and your addy...........  TAKEN!

Books going out sometime this week to.....

1. Lori W, 2. Vicki B, 3. Heather C, 4. Sarah B. 5. Charity

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Date Posted: 5/4/2014 5:06 PM ET
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Stuff I have up for grabs:

1. $1.00 off coupon for any Breathe Right Nasal Strips 10 ct or higher-expires 12-2015

2. One handmade magnet with purple flower background showing a easter basket on it with eggs

7. One new May calendar bookmark featuring what looks like to be a bulldog in a tutu-very cute

11. One set of two cards one is a get well card that says "Can't bear the thought of you being ill" that has a bear on the front,the other card is a child's drawing of two people sitting in a swing and it says "Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without"--card is blank inside

12. One autographed picture of Joe Cocker-don't know how authentic it is--got it as a freebie a long time ago

I will try to add more items when I have more time to clean. Make sure to put your address in your PM.First come,first serve. All I ask is that you be patient with me. I have to make my trips to the post office count because it is on the opposite side of town from where I live. Thanks! :)


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Date Posted: 5/4/2014 6:39 PM ET
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Here's what I have so far for May !! :

(All I ask in return is to please let me know when you receive my item(s); is getting disheartening granting wishes and offering items every month and hearing nothing in return -- have even granted some pricey wishes recently without receiving an acknowledgement PM or a thanks in the 'thank you' thread.  And I hate sending those 'did you get this?' PM's.  So, thanks to all those who follow through when items are received!)

1)  TAKEN  A packet of six art postcards (Monet, von Gogh, etc.).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/nwr9oP

2)    TAKEN  Vintage packet of small topaz colored rhinestones.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/nuEia4

3)  TAKEN  Vintage packet of Westrim Novelties yellow sequins (coolest thing about these is the great vintage graphics, imo!). Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ndazvr

4)  TAKEN Package of tiny silver star 'sequins' from Oriental Harvest (have a hole in center, so I think they're sequins).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ndaLAJ

5)  TAKEN GORGEOUS satiny gold nightgown with sparkling rhinestones at bodice from Val Mode, Size M; NEW w/tags.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ndayCz 

6)  TAKEN  Olive Garden coupons (to the same person):  1) $10 off your next purchase of $30 or more 2) Buy One Get One Half Off any adult entree.  Both expire 6/15/14.

7)  TAKEN  Taco Time Coupon for a Free Crisp Beef Taco for kids under 12; is attached to a "Certificate of Achievement" which can be filled in as you like for a child.  Expires 12/31/14.

PM me if you can use!


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FREE Big Fish Hidden Object Games for PC or Mac:

Click “Buy it”, enter code at checkout

Phantasmat (PC & Mac)
Coupon Code: bigfishcasino

Puppetshow Mystery of Joyville (PC & Mac)
Coupon Code: bigfishcasino

Puppetshow Return to Joyville (PC & Mac)
Coupon Code: bigfishcasino

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Just added a couple more things to my post.....

Date Posted: 5/5/2014 7:11 PM ET
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To get a free sample of Tone body wash click here.

To get a free sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish Dry Cat Food click here.

To get a free sample of Zarbee's Natural Relief Cough Syrup click here.

To get a free sample of Listerine mouth wash click here.

To get a free sample of Nivea lotion click here.

To get a free custom engraved pet pendant click here and take the pledge.


Date Posted: 5/5/2014 8:36 PM ET
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I also have up for grabs:

6 Burger King coupons-expire June 8

This next thing I think can be used by anybody that buys DVDs:

www.EBHE.com -buy $5.00 or more and use the following code: 5OFFSBT --doesn't include shipping--expires 12-15

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