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


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Date Posted: 9/30/2012 8:53 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.  

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Subject: Moved to November RAOK
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 9:00 PM ET
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new Memorex cassette tape--still in wrapper

window sticker for Disabled Vets'  Foundation

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: * Boston Books: recipe card for Cuban-style Picadillo, purse size photo album, Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon, World Wildlife Supporter sticker

*to Amy M-- 2  white apple stickers from Apple products
to Autumn--   special Olympics sticker and magnet, book " Sometimes God has a Child's Face", window stickers from ASPCA & Habitat for Humanity
Coupons sent to: *Irene, Yvonne, *Pam M

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Sending my Codes friend their, Coke Codes, Lean Cuisine, MNT Dew codes wink Sending my Coupon friends their envelope.

(If you haven't received the codes, please let me know. Sorry i been having crazy days, I don't mind if you remind me of the codes or coupons)


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I have some coupons.  Take one or all.  If you can use them, please PM me.


Expiration 11/04/12 TAKEN

Bath & Body Works:  Save 20% on your entire purchase

Bath & Body Works:  Free Mini Candle (no purchase necessary)


Expiration 10/31/12: TAKEN

Luv's Diapers ($1 off)

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers ($1.50 off)

Pampers Wipes ($1.00 off)


Expiration 12/25/12: TAKEN

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers ($2.50 off)

Huggies Baby Wipes ($.75 off)

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 6:24 PM ET
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I have two General Mills Box Top for Education codes,  one good for "15 Bonus Box Tops", one good for "10 Bonus Box Tops".  Your school must be registered online to use (web site is GrowingLocalLearning.com so you can see if your school is registered).  PM me if you can use these codes, and I will PM you back with the codes so you can enter them for your school.  Codes are good until December 2012.  

Also have some Red Lobster $4.00 off of two dinner entrees or $3.00 off of two lunch entrees.  Expire on 11/11/12.  PM if you can use.




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  • I have two Redbox redemption codes for a free 1-Night standard d.v.d. rental, I won them from the McDonald's Monopoly game. They expire 11/7/12, I will send codes to whoever is first to respond.
  • I have a large envelope with a bunch of used stamps. If interested please send address and will mail out this Friday or Saturday.

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Thank you.

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Here's what I have to give away for this month!

Left over from Sept. -

1)    1- credit card size - 2013 wallet calendar

Adding for Oct. -

        I picked up a bunch of bookmarks at an estate sale. One left!

       2) 1 with photos of 'Blenheim Palace'

These are ribbon  ones, from an area Baptist church - some have bible quotes-
   3)  1 Happy Birthday
   4)  1 Easter
   5)  3 Mother's Day

Added 10/8 - special coupons:

    $10 off rug machine rental at Lowe's
    4  coupons for various Maga Bloks toys, first expires 10/27, last 11/17

Added 10/17 -

 I have 4-2013 mini calendars - almost square, 5 1/2 X 5 1/4 ".   One per person please. Designs are:

And, one envelope of  miscel. coupons from this week's paper


PM with your info please. Thanks for looking.

(Also check out my freebies in the damaged book thread of the book bazaar forum, I add as I find more)




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Subject: To Give Away
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 3:20 PM ET
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I have coupons for cats and dogs..variety of items. Let me know if you are in need of any of these. 

Individual hot tea bags..Tazo brand, flavors I don't like (green teas, fruity flavors, some greys)...if you are interested, let me know. Will mail a few to several people. 

Pens, highlighters, possibly pencils, I have a whole basket of extras. If you can use any let me know, just understand, some may have been used, I don't guarentee the life of these. Just know I have way to many

and they all write, just have been used and I need the space, so offering my over abundance of writing tools. Will mail some to several people if interested. 

Everything is spoken for and I have mailed them out already. If I find anything else this month, will post again. 


Thank you! Happy Fall!!

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Subject: Taken
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 7:21 AM ET
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I have several rolls of ribbons, in various colors

Beads - 2 different sizes - with letters on them

Multiple colors of cords

I got this stuff to make bookmarks, friendship bracelets for my daughter and her friends but we have lost interest  lol ...  If you are interested please let me know and if needed, I can email a picture of them to you before I send out!

I also have blank cards, perfect for send notes on ... Thank you cards as well that I just have too many of!

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Date Posted: 10/3/2012 10:42 AM ET
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I have a small sandwich bag of 1/4" ribbons. These were cut out of dresses and shirts. Please PM if interested.





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All Calendars were claimed - Thanks!


10/10: I found 3 more calendars:


Pet Lovers

PM with address if anyone else wants these for projects (they're not current).



I'm looking through some more papers I have put aside and if I come across more calendars, I'll list them here, but for now, all have been claimed.


I know in the past that members have asked for calendars with scenic pictures to use in projects.

I have six 2012 calendars that are a mix of scenic, animal, nature, and wildlife:

America the Beautiful
Scenic America

The Nature Conservancy
Ocean Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife (Wolves)
Ranch Horse Rescue

PM with your info if interested.



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Added a couple of  coupons to my earlier post . . .

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I have several coupons for the new Unreal candy where you buy one get one free. Just let me know if you want any. These are supposed to be unjunked candy. 


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Thank you.

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Subject: Stuff I have available:
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 12:03 PM ET
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(2)-Buy one get one free Holistics herbal elixir drink-no expiration date

(6)-$2.00 off any one Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter kit-expires Nov.30

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

(3)-$4.00 off Dr.Scholl's for her high heel insoles-expires 12-31

(1)-$3.00 off any Bic Soleil Savvy Razor-expires 12-31

(12)-$2.00 off one Covergirl and Olay tone rehab 2 in 1 foundation or one Covergirl and Olay Pressed Powder-expires 10-31

(1)-$10.00 off two entrees at Ruby Tuesday-expires Dec.15


Other stuff:

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

I have one code from Sonic for Limeades for Learning---will email you the code.




I will try to add more stuff when I find it. Please be patient with me..can't go to the post office every day! Thanks! :)

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I have two Pampered Chef Season's Best booklets, one from Fall/Winter 2004, one from Fall/Winter 2001  TAKEN

Recipe booklet called Charlie's Lunch Cookbook, has recipes mostly for Hispanic foods from Central America, but also has a few recipes from India and Zambia

PM me if interested, please include your address, thank you!

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I have a coupon for one FREE 12-count uncooked tortillas from Tortilla Land.