Discussion Forums - Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)


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Date Posted: 10/31/2012 9:08 PM ET
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This is where we post what we have to give away at no cost or obligation to the person receiving..... Please do not offer to pay the person sending the RAOK. That defeats the purpose of the RAOK. Pay it forward!

For our purposes, a Random Act of Kindness (to be referred to as a RAOK) is defined as something nice one PBS member does for another PBS member with no credits or money changing hands! The idea is for people to post items they are willing to send another member FREE of charge orcredits(including shipping). This is a great way to make someone's day at the same time that you can declutter your house of things you no longer need/use but weren't sure you wanted to discard. NOTE: Some of us don't remember every member's nickname, so it is helpful to write that by youraddress label, when you send a RAOK, to make it easier for receiving members to thank you. Please REMEMBER to thank members as some items do get lost in mail and we want to know that our USPS is doing their job!

The way to do this, is to list items to this thread that you are willing to send as RAOKs the way we list damaged books/ARCs/etc. in the Book Bazaar, and make them first come, first serve. When an item has been spoken for, please cross it off or delete it from your post. You might want to show who got it but that's up to you. Just make sure you update as frequently as possible so that no one is disappointed. Please everyone just use one post each and keep it updated. NOTE: Before posting a ROAK, please check this month's *** I Wish thread to see if you are able to fill a members' Wish, first. This is especially true for Coke codes, boxtops for education, etc.

If you see something you'd like, PM the member with your address. To post things you are wishing for, see the *** Monthly I WIsh thread.*** And to keep these threads clean and easy to read, please use the ***Monthly Thank you thread*** to thank people for things you have received. Always let the members know, either in a PM or Thank You that you rec'd the item so they know it's not lost. Although most of us feel it is better to give than to receive, still, we like to know our post office delivers!

Obviously since RAOKs are free but cost the sender shipping, if you request a RAOK from someone and they aren't able to ship it for a while, please be patient! Please mark out items as they are taken so other members are not disappointed.

If you have questions, please feel free to PM me and ask.

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 2:49 AM ET
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Claimed, thanks!

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 6:37 AM ET
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Sending my Codes friend their: Coke Codes, Lean Cuisine, MNT Dew codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

(I will pm the codes,mail the coupons as i get them)

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 7:50 AM ET
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Please include mailing address in request. Thank you.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:15 PM ET
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coupon for $5 off a $15 purchase at Buy Buy Baby

small batch of cancelled stamps (common ones, not collectibles)

Unpostable PB of "Rasputin's Daughter"-- recd with slight water damage to back cover and last 50 pages wrinkled from it. No problem reading it though.

Unpostable PB copy of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston--  gone through multiple students for mandatory reading so has some underlines and a few highlighted places in addtition to general wear. Perfectly readable though. Includes an afterword with essay about her writings and importance in the black lit movement.

set of 4 Christmas to/from gift cards (about one and a quarter square inches)

window sticker for Disabled Vets'  Foundation

window sticker for ASPCA

window sticker for Sierra Club (wilderness supporter)

card for child to give a teacher-- "I miss you"  for extended illnesses

flag sticker for window; says "Paralyzed Veterans of America, proud supporter"

sent to: *Connie B--- notepads

*Laura K-- to/from stickers and coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond

*april K--- Memorex tape, to/from stickers, notepads

*Marcia n Bill's son--- Small stickers

To Rachel A and  Deborah A --- to /from  Christmas stickers

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 10:28 PM ET
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Anyone out there with a tiny small flip cell phone?  I have a cell phone case holder/holster that will fit a small phone - If the phone (when closed) is no more then 3.5 inches tall, 2 inches wide and no thicker then 1 inch - it should fit.    Brand new.  Doesn't hook onto a belt but has a "leash".  UBER girly.


claimed by R E K. (bigstone)  - will post DC # onec I get this mailed out.  Thanks!

Mailing this out Monday but already printed the label. DC 9400109699937302465312

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 11:03 PM ET
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i have some stuff to list. coupons first:


world market, 25% off furniture, $10 off $30, exp--11-22-12

pizza hut coupons, exp 11-25-12

max and erma's coupons, exp 11-30-12

coldwater creek coupon, $30 off $100, exp 11-30-12

boston market coupon, exp 11-25-12

longhorn steakhouse coupons, exp 12-9-12

perkins coupons, exp 12-23-12

sherwin williams coupons, exp 12-31-12

u.store.it, $20 off storage rental, exp 12-31-12

arden b. coupon, exp 12-3-12

2 allegra coupons, exp 12-31-12

tgifriday's coupon, exp 12-31-12

buca di beppo coupons, exp 11-25-12


next, some pharmacy coupons:

2 walgreens coupons, transfer a prescription, get a $25 walgreens gift card, exp 12-31-12

2 giant eagle coupons, transfer a prescription, get $1 off 30 gallons of gas, exp 12-31-12


also some actual stuff to offer:


an expired calendar with puppies and kittens in it, 4" x 6"

a 15 week blood sugar diary, to write your numbers in

2 14 week blood sugar logbooks, to write your numbers in







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Date Posted: 11/3/2012 6:33 PM ET
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Playing cards (wasn't someone looking for those recently for a craft project??).    The deck is not complete.


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Date Posted: 11/4/2012 2:45 PM ET
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Free CD - Gladys Knight and the Pips - Tear Jerkers  15 love songs




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Date Posted: 11/4/2012 3:02 PM ET
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I have a few things to offer and may add more when I find time to go through my Christmas "stuff"


4 Christmas kitchen towels - prefer to send one to a person   TAKEN

OK to request one of the two following items if you request a towel

Stuffed snowman- it's kind of hard to describe - is sort of a flat but will sit up if  positioned just so.  Has a plaid scarf and hat and a bright carrot nose.  Because ot its eyes, it probably wouldn't be suitable for a young child's toy.  Made of white low nap fleecey material    TAKEN

Snowman that has a mechanism inside to make it taller/thinner or shorter/fatter (like it is melting).  Has a flat bottom so sets on a shelf well.  TAKEN


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Laura K. (lo623) - ,
Subject: Moved to December RAOK
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 3:18 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/4/2012 4:53 PM ET
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ETA: Coupons have been taken and are in the mail.

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Subject: Look a the instruction for a cute purse
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 10:42 PM ET
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Pam M. -
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 1:05 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/6/2012 3:46 PM ET
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Here are my offerings for Nov.      

Leftover from Oct. are-

 1 bookmark, photo of 'Blenheim Palace'
  1- 2013 wallet calendar, credit card size


New for Nov. - get your Christmas goodies ahead of time!      

    Christmas cards -
           2   pkts. of 12 each - from a box of what I'd call more religious type cards, rather then snowmen, Santa etc. ( I took all the sheep ones!)
           To and From gift tags to share - not sticky, you will need tape.  Small envelope  of these.


Added 11/14 - one envelope of miscel. coupons  ready for your address!    

 And in the oddball category!   I have 4 of these 'things' - they appear to be a peel off/stick on, 3X5" - black and white - cartoon bee, with "Super B" under it.  Maybe one of you has a clue what to use them for???  Crafters? Someone with a 'B' name who's really 'super'????  I do find some strange things in estate sales!


PM with your info, please.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2012 7:10 PM ET
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2  coupons for world market for 25% off all furniture. both expire 11-22-12

1 coupon for smokey bones, $10 off $20, exp  12-1-12

i have many more coupons listed on 11-1-12.


2 wooden 6 inch rulers

1 small 6" x 3" red stocking with LORI on it with glitter

1 bag of snowman poop. really just peices of white foam, looks like marshmallows

2 little froot loops recipe brochures

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Subject: Stuff that I have available so far:
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 7:54 PM ET
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(2)- $4.00 off Dr.Scholl's for her High heel insoles-expires 12-31

(1)- Buy one Holistics Herbal Elixir drink get one free-no expiration date

(1)- $1.00 off one Bear Naked item-good only at Target-expires 12-31

(6)-$2.00 off any Glade Expressions Fragrance mist starter kit-expires Nov.30

(7)-$4.00 off any Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser starter kit-expires Nov.30

(1)-Finish Line coupon $10.00 off a purchase of $60.00 or more-expires 1-28-2013

(1)-Finish Line coupon $20.00 off a purchase of $100.00 or more-expires 1-28-2013

(1)-Ruby Tuesday coupon $10.00 off two entrees-expires 12-15


Other items:


I can make two people a refrigerator magnet- will need to know interests and color choices


Will add more items when I do more cleaning. Please be patient with me. I can't go to the post office every day-thanks! :)


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Date Posted: 11/7/2012 9:40 AM ET
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I have 2 envelopes of miscellaneous grocery coupons.  One envelope per person please.

Please PM me with your name & address if you would like one.


                      G O N E !!!

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Subject: Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards Coke
Date Posted: 11/8/2012 2:59 AM ET
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I have one Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards Code.  Not sure how many points, but from a large package of baby wipes.  smiley

Date Posted: 11/8/2012 5:37 PM ET
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added a few items to my list on page one here
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 3:17 PM ET
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I have the book A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie. It is a paperback from 1966 so it has some wear. The back cover is ripping off and the binding is a little loose at the end of the book. No pages are missing or have come completely loose so it's still completley readable, but definitely not postable.

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Date Posted: 11/11/2012 10:43 PM ET
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see my 2 previous posts for more things offered


some more stuff to offer:


1 rug yarn latch hook, the actual hook, nothing else

a tiny crochet pattern book, with yarn to do the projects. from a dollar store, so it's not much.


ask away, i don't mind if i have sent to you before, if you can use any of this stuff.






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Date Posted: 11/12/2012 7:55 PM ET
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Added to my list above.  Check it out!

Date Posted: 11/13/2012 8:44 AM ET
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I have a small game to offer, called "Packesel--Le Petit Bourriquot".  It has a little wooden burro and small sticks in 4 different colors.  You see how high you can stack the sticks on the burro's back.  I guess it's similar to Jenga, just a much smaller version.  Hope someone will enjoy it! 


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Subject: TAKEN
Date Posted: 11/13/2012 11:59 AM ET
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TAKEN - Thank you!

DHC Alpha-Arbutin Skin Day Milk and Alpha-Arbutin Skin Night Creme - full Size and in original package  - Alpha Arbutin is a skin-brightening, anti-ageing product designed to even out skin tone and diminish age spots   - warning: not for super-sensitive rosacea skin!

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal Eye Cream (in tube) - used once

Plus different samples of DHC and Yves Rocher products

Please PM.



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