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Date Posted: 9/30/2016 9:23 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: 9/30/2016 10:50 PM ET
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Due to lack of postage have to close this post. Can still do a couple but as far as I can do until next month. Thank you to everyone who contacted me!!!


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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 12:11 PM ET
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Ive got some Halloween notpads. Taken goes to Connie B-confirmed recieved


I have a Halloween table cover, like a table cloth, still in plastic, new, perfect for a Halloween party or just to decor for the holiday. Its 25in by 70inches.Goes to Shannon V.-she confirmed she received in mail.


Pick a book from my shelf to 2 peeps! Pick 2 if you can find it!

1.Jasmine L.

2.Susan T.

I mailed all of these out last week! :)

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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 4:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 9:22 PM ET
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This months Goodies up For Grabs: 

2 blank notecards with envelopes. They are pink with a gold dotted design on them. 

Small grey cartoon mouse applique. 

4 pieces of 4"x4" square burlap. Might be good for scrapbooking or crafting. 

Sticker for Bell's Oatsmobile Ale, has a running brown horse on it and it says "Bells Oatsmobile Ale Session Pale Ale Brewed with Oats"

Sticker from Powerade, it's a football and in the football it says"Just a kid from Michigan"



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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 9:42 PM ET
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Hi all!

This month I am offering three people each a FANTASTIC makeup applying sponge. You may remember that I offered one last month. These are almost identical to the famous "beauty blender" sponge and I loooove mine. Helps makeup go on so nicely. It will be ordered from Amazon and shipped directly to you. The sponge looks like this: Picture TAKEN

1. Connie B.

2. Diane R.

3. Lisa B.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 9:43 PM ET
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Ooops, double post!

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Date Posted: 10/1/2016 10:21 PM ET
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TAKENI am offering this tassel for a purse:  http://19fksc2tl6wc3kw1hb18la0p.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/GlobeInThreads_092016-054.jpg

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Date Posted: 10/2/2016 2:21 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/3/2016 4:15 PM ET
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5 Winston cigarette coupons....1 is for $5 off a carton

2 L&M cigarette coupons


4 single serve packets Enfamil infant formula plus 4 coupons...coupons expire Nov. 30, 2016  TAKEN


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Subject: new items in bold
Date Posted: 10/3/2016 7:05 PM ET
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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

code for free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly-- you use your own photo, expires 15 DEC

  2017 wall calendar with wildlife theme

 window cling: 2016 supporter of Special Olympics

new in package-- yellow stretchy bookcover

2 Apple computer stickers (apple emblem in white)-- both to same person

card confetti with green leaves and orange #1s 

3 birthday cards with envelopes, 2 have pets on them

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

 3 baseball cards from Topps

  2017 wall calendar

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


to *Connie-- tip chart card with cute penguins,  coupons

to *Nancy (bostonbooks)-- purse datebook for 2017 and code for free shopping bag from Shutterfly

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Date Posted: 10/3/2016 9:19 PM ET
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Nest home thermostat, first generation.

Envelopes in various sizes and colors.

Skincare samples.

Lip balms in tubes.

One set of used/vintage colored pencils.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

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

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $1 Activia 4 pack 6/30/17
  • $.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
  • $4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16
  • $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: 10/4/2016 10:21 AM ET
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Here's what I have for this month:

1. Various sports appliques-footballs, softball/baseball,one basketball-when requesting..please take at least two to help on postage..LTO

9.Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D CD-rom for Windows 95/98

10. A manila envelope of new adult coloring pages-mostly all animals..to someone who hasn't got pages from me before please.;)

Anything with a LTO= Last Time Offering

Please make sure to have your address in your PM. Will send things when I can..work schedule is erratic this week. Thanks.

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Date Posted: 10/4/2016 10:48 AM ET
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Kellogg's reward code - Everyone can use it

Enter the code SUMMERFUNJULSB20 to score 100 points!

Date Posted: 10/4/2016 5:38 PM ET
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I have a package of Graduation thank you cards & envelopes ,  I bought one pack too many for my daughters grad party.

there are 12 of each in the package ,the cards are white with red writting ( Thank You )  and a red grad cap.

if interested please send a pm with name & address.

thank you !

Date Posted: 10/5/2016 12:22 AM ET
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Kellog's reward codes as of October 2016:

  • QUEENOFSUMMERPTS (100 points)
  • SUMMERPTS4UDIVAS (100 points)
  • MOMSGETSUMMERPTS (100 points)
  • FREEPTS4LABORDAY (25 points)
  • KFRSHARETHANK20 (20 points)
Date Posted: 10/5/2016 9:46 AM ET
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Coke Codes to my coke codes friends 
(I will start sending them soon, I'm sorry I have been so busy with dad and sister)
***I just sent out a few, if you didnt get your codes please let me know***

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Date Posted: 10/5/2016 1:56 PM ET
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1. Taken - Marvel Avengers Decal

2. Taken - Game of Thrones Magnets

PM with address.

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Date Posted: 10/5/2016 7:35 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/6/2016 7:39 PM ET
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I have A LOT of  unused Christmas cards.  I am happy to send 5 to 20 cards (depending on what I have) per requestor.  Please tell me what you need / have in mind and I will do my best to accomodate.  Some examples of what I have:  Funny, cartoony, some with animals, some strictly religious (for example Nativity scene), there are some that I would call a "Catholic" style (I am referring to Mary, Joseph and Jesus - having distinct halos.).  Also some are more subtle, but still have scripture inside or outside.  Some are more "seasonal" or "holiday" than Christmas.  Also snowmen, sleighs, town scenes, churches, wildlife, puppies and kittens.  All different styles of Christmas trees.

I will try to fit cards to anyone who requests them, I would just like to spread them around.

Also, cards that originally came in boxes are not in them anymore,  I had combined them in shoebox sized bins, so I will do my best with corresponding envelopes.

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Subject: Plastic Bags
Date Posted: 10/6/2016 11:34 PM ET
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I work shipping/receiving and I have saved way more plastic bags that one person needs. I have various sizes of ziploc ones that would be perfect for shipping books of all sizes.

I also have non zip loc bags that small motors were in. They are clean and would be able to fit hardcover books. 

If you're interested in some, please PM me. 

Depending on interest, I may not be able to take care of everyone at once, but will definitely try to take care of everyone that shows interest.

Date Posted: 10/7/2016 10:19 PM ET
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Marlboro coupons .. T A K E N

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Date Posted: 10/8/2016 5:29 PM ET
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I have ONE Halloween pin left! Send me your name and addy and I will get it out to you Monday.


All taken - THANKS!

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Date Posted: 10/8/2016 5:50 PM ET
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Hello! =0)

I have some items to offer.  If you would like any of these, please pm your address:

  • ​blue post it notes with a daisey in the left corner and a T in the right...also included some small retangular post its that have a faint purple design on them  TAKEN
  • lot of 15 JUST MOVED cards / envelopes from HALLMARK
  • lot of 6 Pastel foral and butterfly blank notecards/envelopes from HALLMARK plus lot of 6 kitten blank notecards/4 envlopes--super cute from HEARTLINE a division of Hallmark  TAKEN
  • Large lot of Valentines Day, Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, etc.  cards...no envleopesTAKEN
  • Brand new yellow reflective animal harness sz XS  from BOOTS & BARKLEY  TAKEN
  • 100.00 wine voucher for naked wines.com good for 100.00 off a case of wine priced at 160.00 or more...says delivery is included TAKEN

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