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Subject: ******May's Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)******
Date Posted: 4/30/2015 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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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. 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.

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 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 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!

Subject: Stickers All Taken
Date Posted: 4/30/2015 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2013
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Stickers all taken and will be mailed out today!





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Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 4/30/2015 10:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2005
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Please take a free book from my bookshelf!  ALL TAKEN!

PM your name and address, and which book you would like.  One book per person, to the first 5 people to send a PM with their choice and address.

1) Mary G

2) Vicki B

3) Carol K

4) Kimmy N

5) April K

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Date Posted: 5/1/2015 3:49 AM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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used bubble wrap

used padded mailers

"It's Picnic Day, Potter!" by Maribeth Boelts.  A bilingual 21 page paperback.  One available.

red or pink envelopes in various sizes

blank cards with nature drawings on front (with envelopes)

card fronts

Redi-tag mini page flags

scraps from vintage embroidered pillowcases (the cases wore out but the embroidered part could be reused)

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: beige, copper, gold, lavender, pink, silver, white.  

Also see list of coupons I have available on the Coupon thread.

Last Edited on: 5/27/15 8:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 11
Date Posted: 5/1/2015 10:06 AM ET
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It's Free Comic Book Day tomorrow! Not all comic book stores participate, but most do. Go get some free comics!!


If you want to know more about it you can Google it and look at the website.

Date Posted: 5/1/2015 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Last Edited on: 5/2/15 12:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/1/2015 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
Posts: 2,958
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Sending my Coke Codes friend their codes.

Date Posted: 5/1/2015 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2011
Posts: 126
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coupon offer expired

Last Edited on: 5/14/15 2:13 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/1/2015 3:49 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2007
Posts: 5,779
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Please take a free paperback book from my bookshelf!

PM your name and address, and which book you would like.  One book per person, to the first 2 people to send a PM with their choice and address.

1) Sarah

2) Rin (Thanks Rin!)

3) Sophia

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Date Posted: 5/1/2015 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2007
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Everything has been spoken for! Thanks  for your interest!
Linda heart

Last Edited on: 5/10/15 3:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 22
Date Posted: 5/1/2015 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
Posts: 2,898
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*** TAKEN *** 


I have one free digital download code for the movie If I Stay to the first person to message me.


Not going to lie, it was a pretty awesome movie. I was happy to see a free movie download code in it so that I could share with someone else. :)

Will post another code up soon. Not for this movie but for a different one.

Last Edited on: 5/3/15 3:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/1/2015 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2010
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Happy May!!! Once again, I would like to offer a credit so someone can get a book they have been wanting. First one who asks. Taken by Jessica . 

If anyone likes gnomes I have a good for the a cute longish gift tag (writing on back) that is a good size for a bookmark.  On the front is a cute wedding scene with gnomes.  This is from Norway or Sweden, I think.  Taken. :)


I have a free one-night red box movie rental code to give someone.  I won it and it expires June 9th, 2015.  Please pm me and I will send you the code if anyone is interested in renting a movie.  Taken. Tks!

Last Edited on: 5/16/15 12:44 AM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 5/2/2015 2:30 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/2/2015 3:29 PM ET
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Stuff I have so far for this month:

3. One package of natural candlewicking thread

5. One new sticker that says "Born on the Bayou" and shows a picture of a duck at the bottom of it

9.One pre cut stencil of a mallard duck,baby duck and grass decor that can be used for walls,fabric,furniture,etc



I will add more things when I can such as Kelloggs codes for instance. I will try to do two surprise RAOKS that will be up for one day only.

Please be patient when requesting..it may be a week or so before I can send. Make sure your address is in your PM...thanks! :)

Last Edited on: 5/28/15 4:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 6
Date Posted: 5/2/2015 3:36 PM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2006
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$0 Balance Gift Cards

Calendar Reminder Stickers (doctor, dentist, birthday, appointment, and more)

Apples for a Teacher - A Bushel of Stories, Poems, and Prayers - ISBN1-57748-330-8



Please provide address when placing request.  Thank you.


Last Edited on: 5/19/15 8:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/2/2015 4:13 PM ET
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I am letting everyone know on here that if you requested something from Lori W.(catsndogsnbooksohmy) that it might be a few days before you hear from her. Her computer crashed..so I don't know how long it will take for her to respond to requests. :)

Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 5/3/2015 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2013
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Ive got a sheet of 4 plastic cards 2 are for keychains and the other 2 are for your wallet. These are for Diabetics to let people know your a diabetic and it has places to put your emergency contacts and such on. Taken, goes to Bostonbooks

Also a plastic card you can put on your keychain or in wallet that is for people who have ALLERGIES to anything and it lets people know in order to save your life. You fill in the spaces.

Will add more laterzzzzz! Hugs to you all!

Last Edited on: 5/3/15 7:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/3/2015 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
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TAKEN! I have a  digital code for the remake of Total Recall with Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel & Kate Beckinsale if someone would like it.

                                                            Tons of crazy action sequences and awesome special effects make Total Recall worth checking out. Is it a great movie in terms of script and character development? No. However, Is it full of non-stop action and super enjoyable to watch.

Last Edited on: 5/7/15 7:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/4/2015 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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updated my offerings.

Date Posted: 5/4/2015 8:08 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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two more small offerings:

One coupon for $1.00 off one Nivea In shower Body Lotion-expires 8-1

I have one $100 wine voucher for nakedwines.com--I can send you the card or give you the info by email

Date Posted: 5/5/2015 1:12 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/5/2015 11:47 AM ET
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Postcard with punk(I mean Punk) rockers.....Name may be City Sights...new
Vintage postcard with Conan(IL Barbaro)......new
Small card for "A Special Dad".....new

Some recipe postcards.......new.......Taken by Connie
Long note pad with a bear on front.......Taken by Lisa


A couple other items to answer wishes first....

Last Edited on: 5/8/15 10:06 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/5/2015 12:40 PM ET
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New Kelloggs code for everyone:


50 pts


Date Posted: 5/5/2015 12:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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updated again

Date Posted: 5/6/2015 11:35 AM ET
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Another new Kelloggs code:


50 pts