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Date Posted: 8/31/2015 9:09 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 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!


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 TAKEN:    *SARAH B-- 2 Huggies codes

*CHERYL M--- 5 Huggies rewards codes

*Marni-- 5 Pampers rewards codes,  several car trash bags 

*Connie-- item called a 'bookthingy' and coupons

to Yvonne-- calendar pages

*to Linda-- calendar pages

*to Vicky T--  box of prizes for her school's treasure chest store

*to Nancy C-- pocket purse calendar for 2016

*to Jessica L-- kid stickers for her daughter

to Cheryl for her daughter-- used DVD-- Felicty, an American Girl


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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 12:54 AM ET
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September already! Where does the time go?  Here are some items I have to offer this month:  cool


1)   Blake Shelton Concert Program

2)   Four colorful Balls with Happy Faces on them 

3)   DAV Purse Calendar with bird theme for 2015-2016

4)   Dangling Peace Symbols earrings in metallic colors

5)   Handmade bookmark with bright orange flower 

6)   Two patriotic buttons

7)   Animal Rescue Coloring Book: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/131585639181?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82


Please send me your name and address in a pm if you are interested in one of these listings.

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skincare samples

used bubble wrap

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

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


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Sending out Coke codes, to my coke codes friend.

Date Posted: 9/2/2015 2:52 PM ET
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Here's what I have so far this month:


1. I have one coupon envelope full of various health products and feminine product coupons that came from various magazines and inserts. All have excellent dates on them as well. :)


3. I have 1 new birthday card that came from Hallmark-says inside:"This wishes you the happy things a very happy birthday brings!"

4. I have 1 new sympathy card that shows butterflies and flowers on the front of the card.

5. I have 1 new long blank card that shows a pine grosbeak on the front in a winter scene-came from WWF--sorry I have no envelope for it.


6. I can make 2 people a handmade bookmark-will need to know two color choices and hobbies--I have recieved some horse stickers and can make a cool bookmark for a horse lover or rider if interested.

I will try to add more items later on when time and $$ permits me. Please be patient when requesting...have to make my trips to the post office count since it is on the opposite side of town from where I live. Make sure your address is in your PM. Thanks. :)


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Two new Kelloggs codes:






Date Posted: 9/3/2015 3:14 PM ET
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Happy September! Here's what I have to share so far this month:

- new in box Sephora 'Indecent Volume' mini mascara in black - TAKEN (gosh that went fast!!)

- sample of Epicurean Apricot Cream facial cleanser - TAKEN

- sample of Merlot Collection Resveratrol moisture day cream - TAKEN



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Date Posted: 9/3/2015 6:30 PM ET
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I have packages of stickers.  There are 8 sheets per package.  They are chocolate truffles...candies? 6 per sheet.  I will send out 4 packages this month.

1. Jessica

2. Cheryl

3. Katherine

4. Mona

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Doll Tattoos   Taken
CD    Vanessa Williams  Taken
Samples of Avon cologne (those little wipe on cloths)   Taken
A few blank recipe cards
Two tags that hang from a Coach purse 1 silver...left
1 "Soak and grow" bug   Taken

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dvds and book taken

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Date Posted: 9/6/2015 10:41 PM ET
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TAKEN (if you already requested, they are being sent.) Mesh Produce Bags

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Updated offers above (9/15/15)


Silvercat cool

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i have to give away:

some decks of cards with and without jokers

maxine cartoons cut from a cartoon a day type calendar

16 sheets of easter stickers to 4 people 1-_______2-________3-_________4-taken

4 blank 3x5 recipe cards

sheet of stickers that say- from the kitchen of, etc.....

pocket/purse size calendar from the applachian project

a special olympics 2015 supporter magnet

a bunch of fragrance pages torn out of magazines

bigelow green tea

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I will make one person a bookmark or magnet to the first one that PMs me with a tabby looking cat. :)

Make sure you have your address in your PM...thanks!

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Posted about these two kindle freebies over in the eBook thread, but just in case some of you never visit that area I decided to post them here as well:

                                               See Bride Run!Wicked (Wicked Years, Bk 1)

See Bride Run! by Charlotte Hughes    (wish listed book!) 

Wicked: Life and Times of The Wicked Witch  of The West by Gregory Maguire

Date Posted: 9/13/2015 9:21 AM ET
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New Kelloggs code:



Date Posted: 9/16/2015 4:42 AM ET
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I have 10 mini 2015 calendars (3" x 2 1/4") that I meant to make calendars to include in Xmas cards last year, but didn't get around to.  I can send 2 calendars to 5 different people.  

In case you're wondering what to do with calendars this small and for this year when most of the year is gone, here are some of my two ideas for the crafters and the sentimental: 

1.  Cards - you can use a page from the month and circle or put a heart around the date to mark a birthday or anniversary or some other special occasion.

2.  Scrapbooking - same as above, use it on a page to mark a special date - birthday, anniversary, milestone for your child (first step, word, day of school, etc), you get the idea.   I'm creating some mini scrapbooks for friends for Xmas who've just had babies this year and am putting a month on each page so that they can add their favorite picture for that month on it.  New parents rarely have time to think or much less do something like this so it's a great homemade gift idea.  

If interested, please PM me with your addie and number of calendars you're interested in.  


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Taken smiley

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added to my list on page 1

Date Posted: 9/20/2015 10:00 AM ET
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I have crochet patterns to share for snowflakes made out of crochet thread, not yarn.  I've collected a variety of snowflake patterns over the years. There are probably some crochet (thread) angels too.  If I get a lot of responses, I'll make photocopies and send to all.

Date Posted: 9/21/2015 9:00 AM ET
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