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Subject: ******March - RAOK - CLOSED- please go to April;*****
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 10:59 PM ET
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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: 3/1/2014 9:41 AM ET
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Okay, I'll start for March!  I have to give away -

1) one of those jar opener/grippers - this one is from the Anti-Cruely Society and is in the shape of a dog.  TAKEN

2) a lovely blank journal, about 6X7", black cover with butterfly cut-out on it.  Gone in a  flash!

3)  For crafters and scrapbookers,what I call 'bits of ribbon' - small pieces from various things, bouquets etc., a sandwich bag full.  GONE

Added 3/2-   coupons for-
                  Alli - $10 - does anyone still use this?
                 Glucerna, Boost, ThinkThin bars

                 Outback, Boston market

Added 3/16-

         2 plain black checkbook covers
         sheet of small  dinosaur stickers  Taken

Added 3/28-

          1 Easter egg note pad - egg shaped, about 4" tall,  one left!  Both gone!
           3 nice Antioch notebooks, 4x6", plain lined pages, black cover with neat sayings 'worry less, live more' etc.  - one per person please.
            also Similac coupons


If interested, please PM with your info, thanks!

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Date Posted: 3/1/2014 10:12 AM ET
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for a sewer/needle worker named ANNA-- 5 small tags to put into your creations, say "specially fashioned by Anna"

house shaped magnet (says USAA with their ph num and website)

multiple  window stickers for ASPCA members           window sticker for Nature Conservancy       

SENT:    little stickers to Vicki B.

*to Michelle W--  NFL stickers and religious bookmarks

*Caps for Charity to Pat H.

*St. Anthony  prayer card for healing with religious medal to Jen B.

*small booklet of prayers and Bible readings-- Angel themed to Mary L.

coupons to: Ginger, Khristy B.,* bostonbooks, Yvonne, *Karen

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Date Posted: 3/1/2014 2:11 PM ET
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- Two rings (to one 1 person), a rose ring with a stretchy band and a snow flake shaped hard plastic (that I restyled to look like aged glass) with adjustable band http://i60.tinypic.com/23j2tde.jpg TAKEN

- Tiny, slim book called "Lover's Philosophy" http://i62.tinypic.com/51raex.jpg  TAKEN

- Promo code for $15 off an online order of $30 or more from Hot Topic (order must be placed from 4/24/14 to 5/04/14) TAKEN

- $3 off coupon for any Hada Labo Tokyo product at Walgreens (expires 6/30/14)  TAKEN

- 9 coupons for various brands of dog food/snacks (2 Pedigree, 6 Iams, 1 Cesar), with the earliest expiration date being 03/15 and the latest 04/26 TAKEN

- 5 $1 off coupons for any 1 Biore charcoal cleanser (expires 04/01) TAKEN

One coupon for 20% off any one item at Bed, Bath, and Beyond - Expires in May

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Date Posted: 3/1/2014 5:23 PM ET
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Large envie of various scrapbook stuff[die-cuts,stickers,paper frames etc]-Taken

Body butter-Lavender Mint [never used]-Taken

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Date Posted: 3/1/2014 11:46 PM ET
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Taken, thanks!

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Date Posted: 3/2/2014 12:59 PM ET
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Stuff I have to give away:


6. I can make a bookmark or magnet from the remaining NFL/AFL stickers I have which are: Cincinnati Bengals,Buffalo Bills,Denver Broncos,,Arizona Cardinals,Miami Dolphins,San Fransisco 49ers,Jacksonville Jaguars,New York Jets,,Oakland Raiders,St.Louis Rams,Washington Redskins,Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans. You will have to specify which team you want, what item and color preference. First come,first serve.

I will add more items when I have time to do more cleaning. Please be patient with me when requesting. I can't go to the post office every day and it is on the opposite side of town from where I live. Make sure to put your address in your PM please. :) Have a good day!

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Date Posted: 3/2/2014 7:37 PM ET
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I am new to posting here so I hope I am doing this correctly. 

I have a large stack of used Christmas cards .... maybe these could be used for and art project?

I have 1 set of 10 Michael Kors perfume samples..the kind that come in magazines and you rub on your wrists or put in drawers.  Please 1 set of each fragrance per person.

I have 2 sets of 10 Euphoria by Calvin Klein perfume samples (magazine kind) 

I have 1 set of 10 Viva La Juicy perfume samples (magazine kind)

I have a coupon that is good for 8.00 off a 21.5 oz or larger powder Enfamil Infant Formula...only good at RALEYS  BEL AIR  or NOB HILL  expires 4-17-14

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Date Posted: 3/3/2014 9:02 AM ET
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All I have to give right now are Kellogg's codes. I can give these to more than one person since I have so many. Gone for now!

Also here's a link to a free 2 year subscription to US Weekly or any of these as well:

- 26 week subscription to the Wall Street Journal

- Martha Stewart Weddings (1 year digital subscription)

- 1 year print subscription to Forbes, Cigar Aficionado, Brides, Golfweek, W Magazine, Rolling Stone or Wine Spectator

(*Note that you do not need a Rewards Gold username or password to get this deal!)



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1)  2 small sheets of stickers - animals and wolves

2)  Southwest Art Magazine - August 2012

3)  A roll of blue and white checkered Washi Tape

4)  Ducky magnetic bookmark

5)  Dreamcatcher Key Chain from St. Joseph's Indian School

6)  Selection of vintage (many are over 100 years old) postcards in fair - good condition - 3 packs available - One pack per requestor  

7)  Blake Shelton Program - "Well Lit and Amplified Tour" 2012

8)  Magnetized Bookmarks:

          A - Rainbow Lorikeet

          B - Vermillion Flycatcher

          C - Pt. Lobos Coastline/California



Survival Island - "Three arrive. One Survives" - Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace

The Best of Jack Benny - Featuring Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Humprey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and more -

Mickey Blue Eyes - Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyt  

Please PM me if interested.




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Subject: Things up for Grabs
Date Posted: 3/5/2014 5:16 PM ET
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Everything is gone! Will see about putting some other things on here in a few days.

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Date Posted: 3/5/2014 10:55 PM ET
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Happy March!

I have codes for these songs for free on iTunes:

- "Song My Love Can Sing" by Doug Paisley

- "Broke My Heart" by David Nail

- "The Notwist" by Kong

Just PM me & I'll send you the code :-) 

Also have:

10 sheets of blank printable business cards with cloud background (10 business cards on each 8.5" x 11" sheet & you print business cards from your computer/printer).  They are just like this: http://www.geographics.com/p18/clouds-business-cards/product_info.html  TAKEN

Xmen Comic Book: Alone Against The X-Cutioner.  Just like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/X-Men-Alone-against-the-X-Cutioner-Mar-310-/371017809011?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item5662627c73  TAKEN

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Subject: Book Taken
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 7:50 PM ET
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Book taken :)

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Date Posted: 3/6/2014 8:57 PM ET
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Anyone want a beat up paperback,  Fun with puppets -

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Date Posted: 3/6/2014 9:21 PM ET
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►2 Packages- NEW- NBA- Charlotte Bobcats ( Basketball ) 3-D Team Stickers- NEW- cute real cloth jersey, team logo, mini tickets, team towel, basketball  ( Have original price sticker- $5  each

TAKEN ►1 NEW Package of Hallmark Saint Patricks Day Shamrock Stickers- 4 sheets- Mostly medium size shamrocks with words- Kiss Me, I'm Irish, Luck O' the Irish, Happy Saint Paddy's Day, Top O' the Mornin', Irish Eyes are Smiling

TAKEN►1 New package sealed- 4 Acid free stickers- stars and sunbursts- with name KATIE-  4 stickers

TAKEN ►1 NEW package of stickers-  2 lovely horses  and their gear-  Stickepotomus brand

TAKEN ►Nice small narrow recipe booklet- Pickling the Easy Way by Heinz Vinegar: Recipes include: Dill Pickles, Cubby Pickles, Sweet Pickle Chips, Fresh Cucumber Pickles, Sweet Mixed Pickles, Icicle Pickles, Green Tomato Pickle, Cucumber Onion Mustard Pickles, 14-Day Sweet Pickles, India Relish, Piccalilli, Celery Relish,  Chow Chow Relish, Vegetable Relish, Corn Relish, Pepper Relish, Beet Relish, Apple Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, Chili Sauce, Spiced Peaches, Pickled Watermelon, Spiced Pears, Spiced Cranapples,  Pickled Beets- also instructions on pickling- picking veggies, equipment, storage.

TAKEN►2 Suzanne Somers cassette tapes- #1 Somersize- Eat Great- Lose Weight- improve your body image,  #2 (this one sealed ) Somersize- Think Great, look great- improve your self-image. Both in sleeves- Speaker Suzanne Somers

►1 New package of green foil graduation cap envelope seals- 12 seals for graduation announcements-  May/June is coming!

TAKEN ►1 Cute sheet of 50 States- Kids stickers - Name of the state and an image or logo  ( was from Highlights Magazine )

►Tiny iron-on applique- 2 red chili peppers- very small size- would fit on collar of shirt- Iron on- In package

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Added some dog food coupons to my original post. :)

Flobee -
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 8:35 AM ET
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Both taken, Thanks and enjoy!

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To get a free bottle of Neuro Sleep, go here and fill out the form. You can get the coupon mailed to your home. Got mine a week or so after filling it out.

To get a free sample of Finish Dishwashing Quantum cubes click here and fill out the form. These come in handy when soap is running low.

To get a free sample of L'oreal Advanced shampoo/conditioner click here and follow the steps.

That's all for now. If I find anymore freebies I will post links here to share them with you guys.

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all taken, thanks!

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TAKEN Does anyone need a $5 Shutterfly credit? I have a code for one that expires 3/18. 

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Date Posted: 3/8/2014 5:28 PM ET
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Hello there! 

I had been blessed in this forum. I had finally graduated college & got employed right after. It's my turn to give back! I finally have the funds to mail out. 

Gift #1: "Pamper yourself with treats from Asia"
(Mailing to one person)

  • Two Face Mask: Real Sauce Strawberry and Pomegranate (Korea)
  • Covergirl Fantastic Lash Mascara
  • Fake Eyelashes (Hongkong)
  • Aloe Vera Oil Control Sheet (Philippines)
  • Kit Kat (Taro Flavor, I think? Japan)
  • Wasabi Crackers (Japan)
  • Korea Keychain 

Here's link to see the picture: http://i59.tinypic.com/2j14jlx.jpg

Gift #2: Comic Con 2013 "TV Guide" Magazine -- Arrow

Great condition. I got this magazine when I was at SDCC last year. I'm not a fan of Arrow so if you're, I think you'll enjoy this! 

Please note that I will be mailing out next week. 

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