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Subject: ************NOV RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (RAOKS)*********
Date Posted: 10/31/2016 9:24 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.

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: 11/1/2016 12:20 AM ET
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Coke Codes to my coke codes friends 

(I will start sending them soon)

I just did my codes, sorry it took so long, but its hard to type with one hand, it takes a long time amd i make a lot of mistakes and hard hold the magnifying glass becouse those letteres are way to small. my hand in the cast starts to hurt but i did it, please let me know if they dont work maybe i wrote the # wrong.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 4:57 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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Used colored pencils

14kt gold hoop earring, single

Christmasy temp tattoos: 2 "sets" left

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?   Let me know what you need.

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $.50 Activia 4 pack 9/15/17
  • $.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurts/cups/drinks 9/15/17
  • $2.25 Ensure multipack 4/30/17
  • $2.25 Glucerna multipack 4/30/17
  • $2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16
  • $4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16
  • $3 Zyrtec Children's 12+ ct or 4 oz syrup 12/31/16

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Date Posted: 11/2/2016 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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Quick; going to expire :11/15

have to mail asap;

zantac / duo fusion


Date Posted: 11/2/2016 12:16 AM ET
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Marlboro menthol slate coupons

Date Posted: 11/2/2016 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2013
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My offerings for November

1. New bag of black pony beads - 780 pieces  TAKEN

2. 3" x 4 1/2" notebook, unlined, includes pen  TAKEN

3. Pillow Parade II by Annie's Pattern Club.  Eleven pillows to crochet.  TAKEN

Please include address with PM.


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Date Posted: 11/2/2016 12:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/3/2016 12:11 AM ET
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Is anyone collecting the Sunny D labels for "Sunny D Book Spree, Earn Free Books for your Child's Classroom -- 20 labels equals 20 books!" (www.sunnyd.com/bookspree)?  I seem to remember someone was collecting them awhile back.

If so, please pm me.  We have an RAOK angel that has 4 or 5 to send your way :-)

Date Posted: 11/3/2016 8:45 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2013
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I have a box of Crest Whitening Strips, there are 9 left, still in the box.  I am not able to use them now, first person gets em!

Goes to Cheryl M.

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Date Posted: 11/3/2016 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2009
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I also have Sunny D labels for someone. 

Date Posted: 11/3/2016 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I have the following for November but will not get them sent out until the middle of the month.  We are off on another adventure Saturday.


Glamour Magazine for October

Glamour Magazine for November

Vogue Magazine for October

Vogue Magazine for November

Fall '15 Magazine - WV Living

2017  USO Calendar

2    2017 America the Beautiful Calendars



2017  Pocket  Calendar book

2017 Plastic Calendar (size of credit card)

3 bottles of Jamberry Gel Polish

2 bottles of Nail Lacquer

1 washable delicates bag

1 planter falaitis (spelled wrong) wrap for foot (new)

1 roll of pink designer tape (duct tape size)

Several 2 x 2 inchs small sterile gauze pads (never used but no box, it was damaged)

1 baggie of wire and clear beads

1 pkg of clothes pin magnet kit that makes 16 small lady bugs


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Date Posted: 11/3/2016 3:35 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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5 Winston cigarette coupons....1 is for $5 off a carton

2 L&M cigarette coupons

2 Virginia Slims cigarette coupons

Date Posted: 11/4/2016 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
Posts: 1,156
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I have a women's short sleeve tee shirt with the full text of Sense and Sensibility on it, size xl (runs small).  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/5/2016 2:20 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/5/2016 6:11 PM ET
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FREE SAMPLE of "LivRelief Pain Relief Cream" for arthritis, sprains, muscle strains, bruises, etc.:  https://livrelief.com/home_a/


Date Posted: 11/5/2016 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2015
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I am still mailing Advanced Reading copies of books to people from October, so they are on the way.

TAKEN  Consumer Reports Magazine December 2016 The Great Gift Guide
OFFER:  I still have more Advanced Reader Copies of Mister Max the Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt.  If you didn't request a copy last month and want one this month let me know.
OFFER: XBOX The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers - used.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2016 9:36 PM ET
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New items in bold:  

2 strips of Christmas to/from stickers for gifts

purse sized photo album with plastic sleeves (new in package)

knitting craft instructions for Summer knit tops-- #17686 by Susan Bates--entire booklet

knitting craft instructions for floral cot blanket and cushion cover in Peter Pan Aran

 a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

 3 baseball cards from Topps

laminated study guides for Microeconomics, Business Law, and American History 2 (1877-Clinton)--request 1 or more


*SilverCat-- pics of foxes

*Kat N-- small hardcover journal, polka-dot cover and Apple stickers

*Connie-- Dream catcher

*Nancy-- cards with envelopes

*Jessica L-- stretchy book cover

*Mary-- beautiful pics of wildlife in World Wildlife catalog 

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Date Posted: 11/7/2016 8:35 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2009
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Kellogg's 100 points - Everyone can use this code

Enter the code COOLITGETFREEPTS to score 100 points valid through 11/13

then log out and back in.to see the points 

Subject: TAKEN
Date Posted: 11/8/2016 8:31 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2009
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Not certain if I am allowed to offer it here,but I have half a carton of Marlboro Gold cigarettes to give away.   TAKEN

My sister gave it to my husband, who in the meantime quit smoking and started vaping.  I managed giving some packages away, but still have about 5 packets left.  I don't want my husband to get tempted by having them in the house.


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Date Posted: 11/8/2016 10:49 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2009
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Kellogg's 25 points - Everyone can use this code

Enter the code PRESIDENTIALPICK to score 25 points! valid through 11/14

then log out and back in.to see the points 

Date Posted: 11/8/2016 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2009
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I have a couple of things to offer:

1. 5" tiger suncatcher (sorry, not the greatest pic, but you get the idea!)
2. CD: Tim Finn -- Say It Is So (a little scratched, but played fine on my computer)

PM your address if interested! :)

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Date Posted: 11/9/2016 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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Here's what I have this month:

1. Two coupons for Yankee candle both expire Nov.27- buy 2 candles get 2 free.

2. I can make one person a unique magnet of secret life of pets or minions.

3. One waterproof license holder in clear.

10. Star wars rogue squadron computer game-LTO

LTO-last time offering

Please have address in your pm. Will send items when time permits. Still having internet problems so please be patient...Thanks.:)


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Date Posted: 11/11/2016 5:28 PM ET
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TAKEN--Book with wood craft patterns and instructions for Halloween and Christmas.  Called Pun'kin Pie and Plum Puddin' by Terrye French.

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Subject: Miniature vintage antique paper doll cutouts new in package
Date Posted: 11/11/2016 10:26 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2014
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11/11/16 - Hi - I have a few teeny tiny new in package antique paper doll cut out packages to give away. I wish I could attach a photo here. Each package has 2 dolls and clothes about an inch tall. Depending on how many responses - you will get one or two packages.

11/14/16 - I've sent 6 packs to 3 people but I still have 4 packs left to give away! Come & get 'em!

11/15/16 - 2 more people promised - sorry that was my last one to give away!

11/24/16 - I mailed 11 packs to 6 people which all should have hopefully arrived by now.

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