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


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Date Posted: 10/31/2011 8:54 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 or credits (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 your address 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.

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. We are happy to help our RAOKer friends, old and new!  

Date Posted: 10/31/2011 10:23 PM ET
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I have some Kleenex tabs to give away to the first PM with mailing info.

ETA: The person I used to send them to used them for Scholastic Classpacks for a school that doesn't do it anymore.


Date Posted: 10/31/2011 10:53 PM ET
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Sending my Coke Codes friends their codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

I have these coupons to share:

Mix envelope of Shaws coupons - Exp: 2/23/12 - Shaw's rewards card required for redemption.

(3) Refresheverything.com - Cap Code - not sure they still work, found in my Coke code container.

(5) Save 1.00 w/ the purchase of any Folgers coffee 3 oz or larger.  Exp: 12/9/11

(5) Save 1.00 with the purchase of any Folgers Gourmet Selections product. Exp: 1/31/12

(5) Save 1.00 w/ the purchase of any 2 Folgers Filter Packs. Exp: 12/31/11 

(1) Save 1.50 w/ the purchase of any 2 bags of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee 11 oz or Larger. Not Redeemable in any Dunkin' Donuts.  Exp: 1/31/12

(5) Save 1.00 w/the purchase of any 2 bag of 22-24 oz. Dunkin' Donuts coffee.  Not Redeemable in any Dunkin' Donuts Restarurants.  Exp: 12/31/11

(1) Save 2.00 w/ the purchase of any Millstone Coffee 10 oz. or larger prepack bag, 1/2 lb. or more bulk or K-cup Portion packs.  Exp: 1/31/12

Cat coupons:


Dog coupons:

(3) Save 1.00 on any (1) bag of Milo's Kitchen brand home-style dog treats. Exp: 1/1/12

(1) Save 2.00 on 12 single cans of Purina Alpo any size, any variety, or 1 variety pack,8-count or larger of purina alpo any variety brand dog food.  Exp: 1/23/12

(1) Save 2.00 on any (12)  cans or (1) 12-ct variety pack of Purina Mighty Dog, any variety dog food. Exp: 12/19/11

(1) Save 1.00 on (6) cans of Purina Mighty Dog any variety brand dog food. Exp: 12/19/11

(3) Save 1.50 on 2 packages of Purina T Bonz or Purina Tiny T Bonz any size, any variety brand dog snack. Exp 12/11/11

(3) Save 1.50 on any (2) Milk-Bone dog snacks.  Exp: 1/6/12

(3) Save 1.00 on any (1) Milke-Bone Healthy favorites dog snacks. Exp: 1/6/12


(7) Save 1.00 w/the purchase of any Folgers coffee 3 oz or larger. Exp: 11/2/11

(7) Save 1.00 off any 12 La Yogurt single cup (up to 6oz)or any 2 six-pck variety packs or any 1 twelve-pack variety pack or any 2 quarts. Exp: 11/5/11

(7) Save 1.00 w/the the purchase of any 3 Folgers Instant Single Serve Packets. Exp: 11/02/11

(7) Save 1.50 on (10) single cans of Purina Alpo any size, any variety brand dog food. Exp: 10/24/11

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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 8:31 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 8:49 AM ET
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I have about 3 yards each of flannel Power Puff Girls fabric-can anyone use this?

Also, I have numerous back issues of crosstitch magazines that I'd be glad to send to someone.  They are full of cross stitch patterns.

Just PM me if you're interested.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 2:27 PM ET
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This month I have:

1.  "Find-A-Word" word search 'book'

2. Self-inking red Smiley face rubber stamp (the kind teachers used in the old days - works great)

3. A sheet of 21 stickers of pandas, tigers & polar bears from World Wildlife Fund 

4. New greeting card (w/ envelope) - has a vintage 1953 Las Vegas photo on the front with Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Gale Storm, Spike Jones, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Vic Damone and Will Shriner.

Please PM me if interested :-)

All taken!  Thanks for the responses! 

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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 6:42 PM ET
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taken!  More things to come...

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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 6:45 PM ET
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1/31/2012 :   $2   ALIVE multivitamin

1/31/2012:  $ 4   Soothe baush & lomb

1/31/2012 :   $2  Pearls enzymatic

11/27/11 :   $2   &  $6  Zegerid

12/09/11:  $1.50   &   $3   BioTrue

11/12/11   $7.00  Prevacid <----  almost expired...

12/11/11    $ 7.00    Nicorette / nicoderm

1/31/12    $5   Ocuvite bausch Lomb


Date Posted: 11/2/2011 9:43 AM ET
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I have the following:

A freestyle lite blood glucose meter for diabetics. I have another meter I use and don't need this one. It was given to me free and I can only use so many. It comes with a few sample lancets and strips and all the paperwork.

I have some leftovers from my childrens birthday parties..little trinkets..could be useful for stocking stuffiers..some sunglasses, sillystraws, sillybands..just a small bag of trinkets. These have been spoken for. Thank you!

Will update if I come across anything else.

Happy November!

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Date Posted: 11/2/2011 7:13 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/3/2011 12:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/3/2011 12:43 PM ET
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Unpostable that is WL  --- PB copy of The Fatima Secret (WL)

set of 12 Christmas to/from sticker tags

set of 6 to/frpm sticker gift tags with snowflakes on them

2 empty prescription pill bottles (the orangeish ones) with white lids, labels removed

orange ID holder from N. American Hunting club says "Preserve our hunting heritage"

ASPCA member sticker for window

$5 off coupon for buy Buy Baby

penguin card with 2012 calendar on back (size of wallet photo)


SENT:    to Nancy (Boston Books)-- set of winter/holiday stickers for GD

To Charity L---  "Semper Fidelis" Marine Corps sticker for car and  Polar bear mom and baby card with 2012 calendar

 to Julie (Tibben)-- religious purse calendar the size of a checkbook 

 to luvmy2kids in AK-- dance leotards and tights
 to Jody M---hairbrush for an American Girl doll
 small alligator to Jari for her daughter's school project

set of cards and stickers to Dee for Care and Share

to Linda B-- used stamps

to Dee---  set of 3 different Christmas cards with dog on them with envys (from Guide Dogs for the blind)

to Michelle-- mini-stickers

to April K--  2 black dance tops and some tights for girl size 6-8, 3 pairs girls' soccer socks

to Grandma Joanne-- buy buy baby coupon


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Date Posted: 11/3/2011 3:26 PM ET
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Stuff that I have for grabs:

Several square " I love black box boxed wine" magnets

 (1) $5.00 off coupons for Dr.Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles-expire Dec.31

I have one coupon for $1.00 off one package of Truly Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies sold only at Kroger,Fred Meyer or Ralphs-expires 1-29-2012


Please send me a PM with name and address--all I ask is that you bear with me on how fast I send stuff out..my post office is not close by to go to it every day.




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Date Posted: 11/4/2011 6:48 AM ET
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I have 2 fancy "new baby" greeting cards:  One all pink for a girl, and one all blue for, you guessed it, a boy.  Both or just 1, first with the address gets choice. 

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Date Posted: 11/4/2011 9:39 AM ET
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Update my list.


Date Posted: 11/4/2011 10:06 AM ET
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Michaels Yarn Project Sheets

- 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project: Heroic Stripes Knit Scarf

- 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project:  All-American Scart (to crochet)

- Aran and Lace Afghan

- Cabled Capelet

- Cuddly Bear Hoodie for child

- Knit Ripple Blanket

- Chevron Throw


Michaels Craft Sheets

- Shibori & Accordion Rit Dyed T-shirts (ty dy technique)

- Caribbean Sunset (ty dy technique)

- Big Top Monket Tote (turning a plain tote bag stylish)

- Flirty Chef (making a plain apron fun)

- Peace of Art (turning a plain tote bag stylish)

- Fuzzy Eyeball Decor

- Rosy Outlook (making a plain duffle stylish)

- Love Jam (making a plain T-shirt stylish)

- Rit-Dyed Bird on a Branch Tote (turning a plain tote bag stylish) 


Michaels Holiday Craft Sheets

- Duck Tape Halloween Costumes

- Halloween Metal Tombstones & Clips

- Halloween Bandits Party Set (crafts with flower pots)

- Halloween T-Shirt Costumes

- Halloween Styrpfoam Glitter Village

- Spooky Spiders Glassware

- Christmas Mini Clay Pot Tree and Snowman Ornaments

- Duck Tape Santa Suit Pail

- Christmas Candy Wreath

- Whimsical Elf Ornaments

- Christmas Project Variety Sheet


Let me know what project interests you.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2011 7:35 AM ET
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Adding things as I clean off my desk:   

TAKEN (very quickly)  I have an old booklet,  Americana Review, #1: An issue Devoted to American Toys 1850-1900, maybe decades old, thick yellowing paper. Published by Americana Review,Scotia, NY.  It's ads for toys kids played with from 1850-1900, the ads look very old-fashioned. It looks to me like a collector's item.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2011 7:44 PM ET
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I have:

Several plastic binder inserts that will hold a page full of business cards

A card for a free OneTouch UltraMini glucose meter, but you need your doctor to write you a prescription to get it from your pharmacy.


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Subject: Cat related coupons
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 9:21 AM ET
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I have quite a few coupons for $6 any bag of Iams dry cat food.

I have 2 coupons for $1 off 3 cans of Iams wet cat food. TAKEN

I have coupons for $5 off Arm & Hammer cat litter. TAKEN

I have $5 off Petco brand scoopable litter (good only at Petco).


PM me with your address and which coupons you would like.

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Date Posted: 11/7/2011 9:59 AM ET
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(1) unused set of envelope sealers with gold "J", purple floral background

(1) lanyard

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Date Posted: 11/7/2011 10:39 PM ET
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Hey guys, Im a bzzagent (im not trying to sell anything!) they gave me some products to give away, and I thought I should share some with my PBS friends.

I have 1 Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm to give to one PBSer

and then 1 Maybelline Great Lashes Lots of Lashes mascara to give to another PBSer. 


a coupon for a FREE 2-liter bottle of Dr Pepper TEN (exp 11/21/11)

(4) B1G1 FREE Mom Made frozen meal coupons (exp 12/31)

PM me with your address! I want each makeup item to go to a seperate person, but feel free to request the coupons together. 

All gone!! :o)



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Date Posted: 11/8/2011 4:16 PM ET
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I updated my post further up this page with the project sheets I have. Check 'em out, you might get an idea of something to make as a Christmas gift.

Date Posted: 11/9/2011 3:04 PM ET
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This knitting pattern (it's called "Modalura  Royal Rib," for a short-sleeved turtleneck sweater) was handed to me as a freebie at a yarn shop. Could anyone use it?


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Date Posted: 11/11/2011 3:01 PM ET
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I have to offer:

Beanie baby cicada "Twitterbug"
Small blue stuffed dragon like this: http://www.douglastoys.com/dyn_prod.php?p=DOU729

PM me your address if interested and I'll send on my next PO trip.  :)  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 11/12/2011 8:29 AM ET
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I have several unused postcards of my hometown, Annapolis MD. Let me know if you'd like one.