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Date Posted: 8/31/2012 10:57 AM 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 updatedNOTE: 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. 

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 1:04 PM ET
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I have Bed Bath and Beyond coupons

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 1:27 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/31/2012 1:33 PM ET
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Code for a free 8X8 photo book from shuttterfly. Expires Sept 25, 2012. For new customers only.

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 8:12 PM ET
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Subject: 3 Unpostable Books Still Available
Date Posted: 8/31/2012 11:48 PM ET
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The following F R E E unpostable books are ready for new homes:


A Handful of Stars :: Lucy Gillen

-- Old, yellowed pages. Back cover held to binding by tape. All pages still present.


PM me if interested. Thank you for looking! cheeky

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Subject: Moved to October RAOK
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 6:43 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 8:29 PM ET
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Hello Kitty little pkg   Taken

card fronts (to two people)

Retirement angel pin(on card so could make a nice gift)

Who Knew?  Beauty Secrets   Taken

Who Knew?  Free Stuff       Taken

Gold Cross (no loop for chain but good to remake?)  about 1 1/2 inch tall     Taken

Small pkg of Valentine cards        Taken

PM with address........no thanks necessary but would like to know you rec item

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Subject: Bookmarks, stickers, seeds and Salesian Booklets
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:59 PM ET
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We have so much stuff!!


  • Yankee Candle Company "Halloween Candy"
  • DAV "A heroe's Hero"
  • 5 bookmarks from the Salesians with the Serenity Prayer on one side and something about Angels on the other.
  • Christmas bookmark, birds and a trimmed Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Bookmark, gold trees on navy blue background


  • Sheet of 42 "Stationery Seals" (stickers) from the Lakota children at St. Joseph's Indian School, Christmas Themes
  • Sheet of 5 floral stickers
  • Sheet of 10 American Flag stickers

Salesian Books

  • Reflect and Rejoice 
  • Faith, Hope, Love
  • He Will See You Through
  • Rise Up Each Day
  • Strength Is Our Stability
  • Where His Love Abides

Seeds (these are very old, no guarantee of anything growing)

  • Cosmos (Bentley Seeds)
  • Cilantro (Bentley Seeds)
  • Tomato (Sunset Magazine Promo)


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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:05 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/4/2012 3:42 PM ET
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cheekySeptember Freebiescheeky

( One per person please )

(TAKEN )* I have a New DVD- in a pictorial paper sleeve- sealed, never opened- Baby Boom with Diane Keaton, Sam Shephard

(TAKEN)* I have a paperback craft book- 32 pgs- Painting on Glass Stones by Jessica Dowling, Lots of color photos and ideas for fun painting - book in Like new near mint condition. Looks like the book could be for teens/adolescents or adults- Scout troops

(TAKEN) Still Available* Like New plasticized pamphlet- A Klutz Guide - Birthday Parties for Birthday Boys- lots of game ideas, themes, schedules, 11 columns in pamphelt with ideas.

(TAKEN*) Best Holiday Cookies- Favorite All Time Favorites- Nice small spiral sealed in plastic, giftable- get ideas for Holiday Cookies!

(TAKEN)* The Joy of Cooking- by Irma Rombauer- The Miniature Edition, a classic cookbook- its been called the mother of all cookbooks- think this is highlights from and recipes from- but not the entire cookbook- Its hardcover with dustcover, thick book- Like New, no writing, clean & crisp.

(TAKEN) JUST ADDED for One Person:  I have 4 Iron On ( So Girly Brand ) Embroidered Applique patch words that might be fun to Iron on a jean jacket or shirt for a 70's Look for Halloween.2 Patches say WILD and are in white backround with black outlined letters and 2 say Groovy in Purple lettering with white backround and daisies- not oversized- would look cute on the pocket area or on the front of a shirt- Just an Idea- Just add hippie beads, sun glasses and such for a fun party outfit. These are sealed in the packages- mint condition, never used.


(TAKEN )17 Bookmarks to one Person- Teacher or someone working with kids or at a school library                                                  - thin sturdy paper Pizza slices- shaped in triangle- 2 are supreme, 1 pepperoni and the rest cheese ( color photos of pizza ) They look REAL.





May have more later when I dig out some more!



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Date Posted: 9/5/2012 9:01 AM ET
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Sending my Coke Codes friends their 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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Date Posted: 9/5/2012 9:09 AM ET
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TAKEN 6 varied  Chuck E Cheese coupons, expiring 11/17/12

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Date Posted: 9/5/2012 1:44 PM ET
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Hi All,

     Trying to get back into the RAOK once more - summer has been HOT and busy!     I have the following to give away right now:

1)    1- credit card size - 2013 wallet calendar

2)     1 wallet - credit card size -   card with offical flag-flying dates, cardinal on front

3)    small 2013 day book calendar - about 4X6", good for your purse.

4)     the Incredible Puppy Care Book, from Purina

5)    pretty 2013 calendar from United Spinal Assoc. - "Cherish Life's Simple Pleasures"  - kind of folk-arty, in yellows, golds, reds,oranges etc.

Updated 9/11, 9/15

Added 9/18 -

  6)  for Thanksgiving -a kitchen towel with a turkey on it

  Summer things -

  7) pretty potholder with tropical flowers in pinks, orange, blue etc.

  8)  1 pair of light weight canvas garden gloves, blue flower design. These are snug on my hand, so won't fit large hands -

  9) 2   1 garden banner - for the small flag holders, 12X18" - says 'garden' with wheel barrow of bright flowers -


Please PM with your info, thanks.

PS - be sure to check the damaged book thread in the Book Bazaar for my freebies!


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Subject: Stuff I have for grabs:
Date Posted: 9/5/2012 8:28 PM ET
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2. (1) $3.00 off any Bic Soleli Savvy Razor-expires 12-31

3. (3) $ 4.00 off Dr.Scholl's for her High Heel Insoles-expires 12-31

4. (2) Buy one Holistics herbal elixir drink get one free-no expiration date

5. (1) Buy one Unreal candy bar get one free-expires 12-31

6.  One set of 4 coupons for White Castle products-two are for the restaurant,two for the grocery store-expires 10-31 and 11-24 must take all four please

7.(12) $2.00 off one Covergirl & Olay tone rehabe 2 in 1 foundation or Covergirl & Olay pressed powder-expires 10-31

8.(7) $4.00 off any Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser starter kit-expires Nov.30

9.(6) $2.00 off any Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist starter kit-expires Nov.30


1. One medium new sticker for Bug Juice-good for a lunchbox or a folder for a young child


1. I can make magnets for two people depending on what stickers I have..need to know color choice,interests,etc.


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

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Date Posted: 9/7/2012 2:06 AM ET
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I have been cleaning I have a long list!

I have a bunch of coupons: please take as many as you can use :

$3.00 of of raid max bug barrier with trigger

$3 off any Schiff move free $1 off on any schiff vitamin or supplementi

South beach meal bars and other products expires it looks like the end of aug but can't read it

As I said take as many as you will use. If there are multiple coupons for a product I listed them on the same line and I will send them to the same person.


 dead ostrich cd it is very heavy metal

denny free entree and sundae with purchase of adult entree. Kid must be 10 and under

door knob holders that you list ways to protect the earth. I have at least 9 of these

Please  it was a very busy month. If I told you I would send something and I haven't please let  me know.  I know I got most of it out. I will double check the dates on the coupons before mailing them.


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Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:41 AM ET
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$1.00 off (1) jar 13 oz or larger coupon - Nutella

Date Posted: 9/8/2012 11:58 AM ET
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I have a few restaurant coupons. Please PM with your address if you'd like one or both:


  • Dunkin Donuts...  Coupon book for various $ off, special prices, or free on coffees, sandwiches, and donuts. Exp. 10/6/12


  • Denny's... coupon strip with these coupons: 20% off entire check, $5.00 off $20.00 or more, and $0.99 entree with purchase of entree and 2 beverages. Exp. 10/19/12
Date Posted: 9/11/2012 11:17 AM ET
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Updated my post above, with a couple more things

Date Posted: 9/11/2012 1:31 PM ET
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I have free codes for these things on iTunes:  


 - Song: The Bravest Man in the Universe, by Bobby Womack (2 available)  


- Song: The Wind, by Zac Brown Band (2 1 available)

- App: Pocket Yoga Practice Builder (Create custom yoga routines in minutes) - Taken

If you'd like any of these, pm me & I'll send you the code

I also have:

- 1 brand new pencil with black & white skeletons - Taken

- 1 brand new pencil with Christmas ball design - Taken



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Date Posted: 9/13/2012 6:38 PM ET
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2  white stickers for Apple products, each about the size of a child's fist

new Memorex cassette tape--still in wrapper

window sticker for Disabled Vets'  Foundation

Window sticker for Special Olympics supporter

plus--  look at August's page one list under my name-- for some reason PBS server won't let me copy and paste it here!

coupons:  Bed, Bath & Beyond---$5 off purchase of $15 or more, exp 15 OCT 

Buca. Di Beppo--- 4 eat for $40 coupon, exp 31 OCT

Honey-baked Ham coupons, exp 4 NOV

$3 off DVD or blu-ray  of The Lorax when you buy it and Sun Maid raisins

$3 off 2 Games: Elefun, Hungry Hippos, or Operation-- mix or match

$4 off 2 games: Connect 4, Trouble, Battleship, or Twister-- mix or match


Sent to:   Elona-- *dreamcatcher and bumper sticker

*Pamela S--- little girl's journal

*Phyllis M--  guardian angel coin with prayer card

*Connie B-- magnet with 6 month 2013 calendar (Jan thru June), has pretty floral trim

*Nancy in Boston-- schoool supplies coupons and purse calendar

*Christina H-- New Moon magazine with articles and posters

*Jeanne B--  large solar powered calculator and angel coin

Joanne G-- $5 off at Buy Buy Baby coupon and pirate stickers

kids' bookmarks to Anna W.

 10+ adult bookmarks to Jeanne M for her vol work with seniors

*Ollie Ann's son-- stickers

*Tara C-- kids' stickers

Lisa D-- calendar and *expired coupons for military

*Michelle P-- 1/2 size desk calendar

Coupons to:  Yvonne, Adriane S*, *Connie B, Pam M, *Stephanie I, *Debbie B, *Joyce F, Rebecca M., Catherine A, Monica L, Charity

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