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Date Posted: 9/30/2015 9:25 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 ask your member friends to join you in this fun forum!

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 that 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 (as above). 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 for everything on someone's 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 Name or 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 ONLY 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 do so at the beginning of the line and, if possible, put the word TAKEN in another color 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: 10/1/2015 8:04 AM ET
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BOX TOPS!!! I can send over 10 boxtops to 2 people. Ok, will send to 3. Will send out soon

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Date Posted: 10/1/2015 9:54 AM ET
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Hi all,  My offerings for October are:

1.  Twenty plastic buttons for children. Pastel colorsTAKEN

2.  Five blank recipe cards

3.  One package of Bee Feed Flower Mix (wild flowers) from the Sierra Club  TAKEN

4.  Coupon - Save $40.00 off your first box of HelloFresh box. Expires 12/31/2015  TAKEN

5.  Booklet - "The Scrapbooker's Best Friend" Volume 1, 36 pages of phrases.   TAKEN

Please send address with PM.

Thanks,  Diane

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Date Posted: 10/1/2015 1:06 PM ET
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Coke codes for my Coke codes friends, sending them in a few.

Date Posted: 10/1/2015 3:42 PM ET
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I have several postcards with Christian religious scenes on the front. Send PM with your address, please.

****These have been taken.****

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Subject: Multiple items available
Date Posted: 10/1/2015 8:10 PM ET
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Halloween Tattoos
TAKEN 1.Sophia B.

Raspberry Loose Tea
TAKEN 1.Jessica D. 

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Date Posted: 10/1/2015 8:57 PM ET
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Starbucks is running a promotion right now to earn a $5 ecard.  Promotion valid from 8/30/15 to 1/3/16.  Looks like you can submit more than once.

Website is Starbucks.com/specialoffer

Buy 3 qualifying* products (Tazo or Starbucks) from participating stores (not Starbucks stores) in a single transaction

Save original register receipt and UPC labels from purchase.

Complete official form at above website.

*There's a list of qualifying products Including packages of coffee, tea and keurig k-cup packages and 4- and 8-packs of prepared  drinks, among others.

Date Posted: 10/1/2015 9:00 PM ET
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This is what I am offering this month:

1.  A Vincent D'Onofrio keychain.  My mother was a HUGE fan and passed away 2 years ago.  My dad does NOT like carrying Vincent D'Onofrio around on his keys blush

TAKEN 2.  A Vintage Travel Battleship Game from 1984.  The box is worn, but the game pieces are perfect.

TAKEN 3.  "Thinking of You" cards with some envelopes.  There seem to be more cards than envelopes.

If you can use any of these items please PM your name and address.

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Date Posted: 10/2/2015 11:18 AM ET
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Please help yourself to books from my unpostables and ARC shelf.  I will send out one each to five of the first requesting pms.  If someone wants more than one it will count among the five I am mailing.

1.  Jessica L.

2.  Susan T.

3.  Sophia B.

4.  Danielle A. 

5.  Jen B.

All books have been mailed.  Just waiting for confirmation that they arrived.  I thank each of you for requesting these books!

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Date Posted: 10/2/2015 12:57 PM ET
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skincare samples

used bubble wrap

coupon potlucks

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks


multiples of the following coupons:

$.50 Activia 4-pack 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$3 any size Enfamil Gentlease 1/31/16

$5 Zyrtec 24+ count 12/31/15

$.50 any Fiber One box 2/29/16

$.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurt, cups, or drinks 9/1/16

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Date Posted: 10/2/2015 4:27 PM ET
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Sent coupons out to several people today.


Date Posted: 10/2/2015 6:46 PM ET
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window cling in support of Wounded Warriors

window cling -- Nat'l Wildlife Federation

window cling-- World Wildlife Fund

Small stickers:  choose letter "G" with blue frame, flowers, Christmas holiday designs, or different colored ribbons (Think 'pink ribbon' for breast cancer awareness)

2016 pocket purse calendar from Boy's Town, has winter historic scene on cover


Coupons:  strips of Glade coupons, exp DEC 15

2 of each -- 55 cents off  Papermate pen pack,$1 off  Sharpie Highlighter, $1 off Uni Ball 307 product, and 75 cents off Sharpie perm markers, all exp 15 DEC

$1 off Playtex sport tampons, $3 off 2 of any Playtex products, both  exp 22 NOV

$1 off Nasoya tofu baked item, $1 off any 2 Nasoya products, exp 1/31/16

$1 off 2 packs of Halls cough drops, 17 count or higher, exp 14 NOV

50 cents off Wonderful Pistachios package 4.5 oz or larger, exp 20 Nov

$1 off kids' meal at Sonic (2 available), exp 15 NOV

strip of coupons for Denny's, exp 20 NOV


to *REK-- orange dream catcher

to *Diane- half size wall calendar for 2016

to *Nancy C-- 2016 pocket purse calendar

to *Sara H-- notepads

to *Connie--  set of 4 blank notecards with wolf pictures and coupons

to* Yvonne-- coupons and ticket stubs

to Debbie A-- small 30 page booklet- "Worry: Pursuing a Better Path to Peace"  by David Powlison and coupons

coupons to *Khristy, Crys, and Karen

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Date Posted: 10/2/2015 9:05 PM ET
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I have a 2016 wall calendar. It is of my town and has some town events on it but can still be used as a regular calendar.

I also have a 2016 USO Personal Planner.

PM if interested .

Both Taken

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Date Posted: 10/3/2015 7:27 PM ET
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i have some playing cards to send out. some decks have jokers, and some do not. please specify.

let me know what you'd like


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Date Posted: 10/3/2015 8:15 PM ET
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I have:

3-D Planet: The World as Seen Through Stereograms - hardcover book.  Disclaimer: I got this at a yard sale and there was mold on the jacket, so it does not come with a jacket.  I wiped down the outside of the cover and it hasn't had any issues since, but I make no guarantees.

CD: Beneath the Veil by Zingaia (I only have the disc, and it has a fair number of scratches, but played all right for me)

CD: The Great Road by Metamora (Disc and both inserts, no case.  The clear layer on top of the CD is wanting to peel up around the edges, but the playing surface is relatively unscratched.)

TAKEN CD: Chakra: Essential music for healing and relaxation (Disc and both inserts, no case.  Disc is in good shape.)

PM me if anything sounds interesting! :)

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Date Posted: 10/4/2015 3:07 PM ET
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Haven't been around in a while and I missed this so! :D Here's what I've got up for grabs so far: 

A sheet of sparkley stickers with vehicles on them-cars, boats, ambulances-along with stop lights, anchors etc. 

A new kitty collar- it is orange and yellow, stretchy, has a bell and some sparkely jewels on it.  That went quick! 

100 Days of Learning badges, they would be great for a teacher. There's 24 of them in the pack. 

A Disguise Stick in black. It's a makeup stick for facepainting, you get it wet and it turns to paint. Great for Halloween. It's got some age on it, came in alot with some other items I got at a yard sale. It is new and sealed and still feels like paint. 


3x4" New Orleans Saints sticker

3x4" sticker with a frazzled kitten in a basket that says "Basket Case"

Small tourist book of photos of Tahquamenon Falls from, I would guess, the late 1970s. 

I'm sure I'll be adding more goodies as the month rolls along. :) PM me if you see anything you want. 



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Date Posted: 10/4/2015 7:42 PM ET
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Wow!  What a response.  Guess I'd better do this again in another month!   The books are gone and I will be emailing those who requested books.  Only the first requests will be honored.   I am amazed at which books people chose.  

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Date Posted: 10/5/2015 9:40 AM ET
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all taken, thank you!

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Date Posted: 10/5/2015 10:35 AM ET
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Here's what I have to offer this month:


5. I have three plastic Hello Kitty rings that came on top of cupcakes--they have been washed...good for a kiddie prize

6. I can make 4 people a handmade bookmark and two people a handmade magnet if you haven't requested one from me before.

I do have football stickers, horse stickers,cross stickers and unique cat stickers for someone who is a fan of these items.

I will be looking through my stuff when time permits me..but I think I can help someone out with Halloween stickers if you are looking for them.

Make sure your address in your PM please. I will send items when I can...have to make my trips to the post office count. Thanks!

I have one new white helicopter applique if someone is into helicopters..first come,first serve!

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Subject: I have a lot of coupons
Date Posted: 10/7/2015 9:48 PM ET
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Hi all,

I have a lot of coupons. Take one, take all; just PM me and I'll mail them out.

All expire 12/31/2015.

  • $1 off any large Tombstone pizza:
  • $1 off any three Stouffer's entrees or Mac Cups (up to 20 oz): 9 available
  • $1 off any one Stouffer's large family or party size entree (57-96 oz):
  • $1 off any two Stouffer's family size entrees (22-40 oz):
  • $1 off any one Ovaltine product: 10 available
  • $0.50 off any one ready-to-drink Nestle Nesquik flavored milk (14 oz or larger): 9 available
  • $0.50 off any one Nestle Nesquik powder or syrup, any size, any flavor: 10   8 available
  • $0.75 off any one Nestle CoffeeMate liquid or powder creamer (excludes Natural Bliss):
  • $1.00 off any two cans of 12 oz Nestle Carnation evaporated milk: 5 available
  • $0.50 off any one Nestle Baking Kit: 8 available
  • $1.00 off any one Nescafe Taster's Choice coffee:  5 available
  • $1.00 off any one Nescafe with CoffeeMate (12 oz canister): 10 available
  • $1.00 off any two cans of Libby's pumpkin (15 oz or larger):
  • $0.75 off any one Lean Cuisine Morning Collection (English muffin 2 pack or Scrambles): 10  8 available
  • $1.00 off any two large Jack's pizza: 10  6 available
  • $1.00 off any three packages of Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets sandwiches: 

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Date Posted: 10/8/2015 6:36 PM ET
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I don't have much to offer but if someone would like them I have:

  • an envelope full of various coupons
  • Man Card

*The "Man Card" is a Walmart gift card specifically for men! It has not been activated and does not have any money on it, I grabbed a few purely for the comedy of it (I always threaten to take my brothers Man Cards away). The card features a black mustache with "Man Card" in big bold letters, in smaller letters below the mustache it reads: 

"You have been recognized as a fully fledged Manly Man! This card is for men only and is for purchasing the manliest of stuff!"

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Date Posted: 10/9/2015 4:22 PM ET
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It appears you can get a free 78 issue subscription to US Weekly. Just enter your email and then a window pops up to take your subscription info. No credit card needed. They said I can expect my first issue in 6 to 8 weeks. 

Date Posted: 10/11/2015 12:02 PM ET
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Get a FREE sample of Baby "Boogie Wipes" (natural saline wipes for stuffy noses) from Target here: http://samples.target.com/?1