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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 12:50 AM 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.

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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!!

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:03 AM ET
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I gave out stickers for Halloween and have a few left over.

1 Hot Wheels

3 Cartoon dogs & cats dressed in costumes

4 Star Wars

Please pm if you want one or all

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:36 AM ET
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I am in the process of moving some stuff to the storage shed, so I'll probably find other stuff to add later. :)

1. 22 coke codes (to 1 person) TAKEN

2. A package of wild flower seeds by Burt's Bees TAKEN

3. Two "50 cents off when you buy two" coupons for Minute rice ready to serve cups. Expires December 31'st, 2014. (to 1 person)  TAKEN

4. One small package (probably around 5 or 6) misc. coupons I've been given through various brands and each should have a fairly long expiration date. Includes $2 off "Centrum Flavor Burst", $1 off "Eucerin" body lotion, and save $1 off any 10 or 30 pack of "Emergen-C".

5. One coupon/voucher for a free 18 ounce bottle of Suave body lotion (does not include the advanced therapy line) that expires December 30th of this year. Will include with the above bundle of coupons if you want both!​  TAKEN

6. Six coupons for various Purina cat products (food and litter) with the earliest expiring December 27'th. Others good until late January of the new year.  TAKEN

7. Another voucher for a free 18 ounce bottle of Suave body lotion (does not include the advanced therapy) line! Expires December 30'th. I'll throw in some other misc. coupons too. What you can't use you can always pass on to someone else. :) TAKEN

8. Golden looking bracelet with an Aries zodiac sign charm. Probably best suited to a small wrist. Still great condition but I don't like how golden stuff looks on me, lol. Here are a couple of pics: 1. http://i40.tinypic.com/2vsgglh.jpg 2. http://i42.tinypic.com/vwpb8y.jpg TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 11:36 AM ET
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ETA: $10 coupon off of a $40 purchase for Build A Bear. It expires 12/31/13 and valid on Workshops, animals, clothing and accessories.

I also have a kid's puzzle postcard of the Biltmore Estate with crayons to color it.

PM if interested in either.

I have a USO 2014 (checkbook size) calendar. Heather

I also have two Hallmark 2014 Datebooks. Heather and Jessica





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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 4:38 PM ET
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Here's what I have up for grabs:

2. Food and Wine Mixing it up brochure-has 5 recipes for different cocktail drinks

6.I have one new HP Kung Fu Panda Activity Cd-you can make labels,cards,stickers and more with it

7. I have one recipe card from Food and Wine magazine-Chicken with Riesling wine


8.HumpDay-unknown actors

11. Casablanca tv series-two episodes-David Saul,Ray Liotta

Please put your address in your PM. First come,first serve. Please be patient with me..I can't go to the post office every day. For info on the movies go to www.imdb.com.


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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 5:10 PM ET
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I have 3 coupons for Yankee Candle.  Might be helpful for holiday shopping.
- Buy 2 Small jar/tumblers, Get 2 Free
- Buy 2 Medium jar/tumblers, Get 2 Free
- Buy 2 Large jar/tumblers, Get 2 Free

Valid at Yankee Candle company stores, online and at most authorized retailers through December 1, 2013.

Send me a PM if interested in any/all.

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 6:45 PM ET
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Here's a few things I have to offer:

1)  Petsmart coupon for $7 off of Hill's Science Diet cat food (any size bag or 16 cans); expires Dec. 8, 2013

2)  TAKEN 12 Florist cards (assorted: birthday, get well, sympathy) Photo: http://flic.kr/p/hb9E2x

3)  TAKEN  Five 12" helium quality balloons (3 purple satin, 2 black ones with musical notes, leftover from my musician daughter's birthday; cute!) Photo: http://flic.kr/p/hb9S8C

4)  TAKEN Gold toned necklace with three pretty beads (small in size, for petite sized gal or maybe a teenager).  Photo:  http://flic.kr/p/hbb4be

5)  My son's video game "AFTER" (a scary maze game) is available for FREE download.  See the "contests & giveaways" forum.  I'm offering a coupon for a FREE 12 pack of Dr. Pepper to the first person to complete the game! (Can get your kid or grandkid to do it, if you're not into video games -- I was even able to win at this one, and I'm not very game savvy!)  Dr. Pepper coupon has been WON!! (Game still available for free download).

6) I have some Pepsi codes, if anyone wants them (found on the inside of Pepsi caps -- I am assuming these are usable, like Coke codes are?)

7)  Six vintage 'come back to Sunday School' postcards.  Great graphics on these; maybe could be used for scrapbooking?!  (I have more, if more than one person wants them).  Photo: http://flic.kr/p/huB7vV

8)  TAKEN A couple of these coupons:  Free Mountain Dew KICKSTART (16 oz. can) when you buy 2 Mountain Dew 20 oz. Bottles (any flavor, expires 12/31/13)

9)   TAKEN  2 Stouffer's dinner club codes.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 10:17 PM ET
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Snapfish BOGO code: buy one set of cards, get the second free

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 10:49 PM ET
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I have a dvd of "Stranger In the Family" starring Teri Garr and Neil Patrick Harris.  Please be patient with me because I hurt my knee and will have to find the right time to get it to the post.  Thanks! 

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Date Posted: 11/2/2013 11:46 AM ET
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small selection of categorized coupons: food, cleaners and paper goods,  OTC meds and vitamins,  personal care items (lotion, razors, contact lens sol, oral care)  ---- ask for one, 2, or all packets.                  When they expire, they will go to military overseas.

2013 Special Olympics magnet, about 2 in by 2 in

small prayer pamphlet for weekly prayers dedicated to St Anthony of Padua

2014 purse calendar, religious with Marian theme, starts with NOV 2013

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

one page 2014 calendar with Christmas seal pics on it (nice to keep near computer so you can look ahead to entire year)

 window sticker for DAV supporter           window sticker for ASPCA member           window sticker for Nature Conservancy       

OTHER coupons posted on HAVE/NEED coupons forum here under RAOK.

FOR parents or grandparents of young children only:

small 5" x 7" activity/puzzle booklet for kids --theme is The Everything Kids' Bible

Sent out:  *pkg of expired coupons for military overseas to Becky

 *4 small Christmas cards with peppermint scent scratch spot to Linda

 *6 old Highlights puzzle books to Olie Ann for Ethan

 *jewelry cord to Connie B.

*poem  "The Night Before Christmas for veterans"  by Lance Corp. James Schmidt to Vicki G with other military items and letter "G" stickers

*ghost tales book to Susan

 *Crockpot recipe and set of 4 scratch scent  envelopes and cards to Connie

*2 "Peanuts"  Christmas/winter themed coloring books to Brittany P. with kid stickers

*spiderman coloring book to EKH

*stash of cancelled stamps to Sue Ellen

 *Herb Quarterly magazine  and  small holiday and winter stickers to Connie

*prayer cards to Michelle W.

kids' stickers to "Bostonbooks"

expired coupons for military to Devon in Japan

*angel coin to Vicki G

coupons to: *Marcia, Melisa E, *Yvonne,  Angela, *Kim B, *Joyce F, Melissa C, *Susan A, *Khristy, *Morgan, *Olie Ann, *Connie,* Dawn, *Debra R, Amanda, Brittany, Irene

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Erin -
Subject: Stuff for wishes...
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Subject: Ruby Tuesday's TAKEN
Date Posted: 11/3/2013 10:10 PM ET
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I have coupons for Ruby Tuesday's.. Buy one, get one 50% off (2 of those), $5 any $15 purchase (1), $3 any entree (1)

Any takers?  They expire Dec 3rd.  TAKEN!

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All the comics are gone...

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Date Posted: 11/4/2013 8:30 PM ET
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I have the following to offer.

Bride to Be Lot - includes two iron-on jewelery (akak BLING).  One reads "Future Mrs." and "Engaged".  These can be ironed-on to shirts, tank tops, tote bags.  Also included is scrapbooking sticker collage from Jolee's Boutique called "wedding dress"  Looks like this one one from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jolees-Boutique-Fabric-Sticker-Wedding-Dress-/271278321795?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f2972b083

Travel Scrapbooking Lot - 4 sticker sheets (one is the alphabet, one has travel saying, and the other two have different icons), 3 chipboard 3-d shapes, 3 tags, ribbon & buttons.  All are very earthy tones and remind me of vintage travel *shrug*.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2013 10:17 AM ET
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Happy November!

Here's what I have to share this month:

- TGI Fridays coupons for 20% off your entire food bill, FREE entree w/ purchase of entree & 2 drinks

- Various greeting card fronts for crafts

- Mary Kay 3-piece sample of Satin Hands (Hand Softener, Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub & Hand Cream - all fragrance-free)

- Brand new, in box, silver Peacock feather bottle stopper. Looks like this: http://www.amazon.com/Fashioncraft-FC-1949-Peacock-Stoppers/dp/B00DZ1I3I2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383663881&sr=8-1&keywords=peacock+bottle+stopper

- In celebration of the 75 year anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, I have 2 novelty "Licenses" (about the size of a regular driver's license):

  1.   Dorothy - says Passport to Oz on the top, has her photo and all the usual statistics a license would have

  2.  Wicked Witch of the West - says Land of Oz & has her photo, etc.  Very cute novelty stuff, both are green & white with color photo.



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added some kid stuff to my post on page one.

Date Posted: 11/6/2013 10:42 AM ET
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I have the following for November:

1.  Package of 10 envelopes - measure 4" x 6".  Light blue from Australia.  Rear flap has Australian flag. Front has cartoon depiction of animals native to Australia.   TAKEN

2.  The Angel Coin - coin with angel cutout and bookmarkTAKEN

3.  Eight erasers shaped to look like sushi     TAKEN

4.  20 cream colored envelopes - approximately 6" x 8".  These were left overs from graduation invitations  TAKEN

5.  Stationery - Grey with maroon border, measure approximately 6" x 8".  18 sheets with 18 matching grey envelopes.  Note:  this set is no longer in the original box.  Will ship in a zip lock baggie.  TAKEN

6.  Mary Kay Signature blush - NEW in package.  This was given to me but is too dark.  The color is Burnished Bronze.  TAKEN

7.  One coupon for $1.00 off a 20 pack of Pepsi.  Expires 12/31/13. TAKEN

Message me with your address.  I will respond to all PMs.

Thank you.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2013 9:16 PM ET
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Added another free Suave lotion voucher to my list. :)

Subject: RAOKs For November
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 11:58 AM ET
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Hello! I'm a bit behind in posting as I had a housefull of family. That said, they are back home - and we had a wonderful time!

I have to offer -

1.)   A small collection of odds and ends: bookmarks, 2 small calendars, a sheet of reminder stickers for a wall calendar, Audubon bird stickers and a Consumer Reports Buying Guide for 2014 - TAKEN

2.)   Consumer Reports Buying Guide for 2013 - It has 1,800+ ratings for Brand-Name products - TAKEN

3.)   Christmas-themed items from St. Joseph's Indian School: Dream Catcher, To-from stickers, Assortment of Christmas stickers for envelopes/gift packages - TAKEN

Let me know if I can send any of these off to you and please include your name and address. Thanks for looking!


All packets are in the mail! cheeky



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Date Posted: 11/7/2013 4:39 PM ET
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For November I have -

Added Sat. 11/9 - I have one left!.  check size. One is clear plastic, the other a dark red and white design on heavy paper.


Still have a red checkbook cover

Sheet of small gold sticky letters for crafts or ???  Taken

Added 11/16 -

         A 'jumbo' stretch fabric book cover - hot pink
        VHS tape of a house tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Fallingwater" - unopened. This is an interestin ghouse, built over a creek.

       Still have several contact lens cases, the kind that the covers screw on. Taken, thanks!

Holiday things -
         2 CDs - to 2 people, please -
                   Christmas favorites (16 songs) by 101 Strings
                  25 Christmas Favorites, by 101 Strings  Taken

       2 Christmas note pads, 3x4". pretty holiday designs on cover, with velcro closure - to 2 people please  All Gone!

    Just added a pkg. of to and from gift labels, unopened, self stick.



PM with your info please, and thanks for taking part in our RAOK forum.


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Yankee Candle Coupon - Buy 2/Get 2 Free

Buy any 2 regularly priced jar, Pure Radiance, or tumbler candles, and get another two FREE.

Offer valid through 12/1/13

Shop in-store or online




Please include mailing address with request. Thank you. 

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Date Posted: 11/11/2013 5:41 AM ET
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I still have some To: / From: labels I received free in mail along with stickers. PM if interested in one or both- Happy Thanksgiving !

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