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Subject: **** SEPTEMBER RAOKs (things to give away)
Date Posted: 8/31/2017 10:33 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.  Remember this is a PUBLIC forum, meaning anyone (not just members) can see what is posted here.  Please do not post last names, addresses, or postal tracking numbers here, in order to protect the privacy of our participants.

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.

Reminder about the use of Media Mail
Per the USPS website, here are the things that can be sent by Media Mail:  books, CDs, DVD, manuscripts for books or music, play scripts, computer-readable media for any of the preceding, cellluloid film of 16mm width or less, printed test materials and their accessories, printed educational reference charts, medical information in the form of loose-leaf pages in a binder.   Anything else, even if printed (such as message pads, stickynotes, journals, etc) must go by some other class of mail.

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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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 1:28 AM ET
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2 stems with plastic berry clusters and artificial leaves, removed from a wreath

Single socks, various sizes (kid, women, men's)...can anyone use these for something?

Ribbon: long piece, 2 inch wide, tapestry print

3 Pencil sharpeners, small plastic handheld.

2 Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner samples.

2 Shopkins birthday party deco items.

Biofreeze sample packets.

Used/vintage colored pencils: brown, green, orange, red.

Unused get well card.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperback: Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial". 

Coupon potlucks.

4 lip balms, unused.

Temporary tattoos (multiple): monkey (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple), sun, toucan, iguana, palm tree, turtle, or parrot.

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • Ayr saline nasal gel $.25  8/1/18
  • Ayr saline nasal mist $.25  8/1/18
  • Clari Spray $5 3/13/18
  • Coppertone $1 3/31/18
  • Ensure $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • Eucerin or Aquaphor 4/30/18
  • Glucerna $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions $5 12/31/17
  • Hydralyte $2 electrolye products 12/31/17
  • Miralax $2 6/30/18
  • Monistat 1 or 3 $5 3/31/18
  • Monistat 7 $3 3/31/18
  • Monistat instant itch relief cream or chafing relief powder gel $2 12/31/17
  • Monistat vaginal health test or stay fresh gel $4 12/31/17
  • Olay Complete facial moisturizer $1 9/30/17
  • One A Day Prenatal 1 multivitamin $2 5/31/18
  • One A Day Pre-pregnancy Couple's Pack $2 5/3/18
  • Rhinocort $4 11/30/18
  • Tylenol 8 hour $1 12/31/17
  • Zevia 6-pk soda or 8-pk water $2  12/31/17
  • Zyrtec $4 24+ count 11/30/18

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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 1:47 AM ET
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Everything was mailed out this morning!

Silvercat    laugh

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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 8:18 AM ET
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I have 2 tops for a lady.

One is a medium-black see through..

Women's Ruffle Neck Shell Black Floral M - Who What Wear⢠You can wear a black cami under it.

Also a Brown shirt with a cross on it, has metal nubs all over it and has a see through part at the top. To save on shipping, Ill mail out both to one person. If you cant use the brown one, then pass it to someone else :)

Going to Susan T

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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 1:47 PM ET
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I can do address labels for a few people this month. PM me your address and what type clip art you want, or let the clip art be a surprise.

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 6:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 10:29 PM ET
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For September:

Hello Kitty stickers are bigger than average.TAKEN

2 pepsi codes

new set of 5 bicycle dice TAKEN

1 stuffed shopkins green apple  TAKEN

used brown wallet with 1 middle zipper section and  two other sections (female)

1 $30 coupon for blue apron, first order

1 Wilton magazine on Advanced gum paste flowers

1 Shirley Temples storybook (old and not in great shape) TAKEN

 1 Traveler's Journal TAKEN

1 connect with your kids - great notes and coupons for a kid's lunch box

1 crochet baskets - 4 designs in multiple sizes

1 set of 6 mini molded cake candles (hearts and flowers) TAKEN

baggie of box tops TAKEN

1 set of mini markers TAKEN

baggie of used postage stamps TAKEN

3 sets of everyday mathematics card decks TAKEN

1 new PEZ Mickey Mouse TAKEN

1 purple dragon  TAKEN

2 sets of Jamberry Nails

1 set of odd shaped dice TAKEN

2 rolls of 1/2" masking tape TAKEN

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Subject: September RAOKs
Date Posted: 9/2/2017 1:54 PM ET
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  1. Postcards - They may be vintage, modern, used, and/or just not in great condition. They are random postcard themes. I am just picking from the top of my pile of giveaway cards so if you know you are going to be able to use them for crafting, trading or you collect postcards, send me a PM. Each envelope will have at least 4 postcards in it. I have 10 packs ready to RAOK.
    • Pack 1: sixxchic sent
    • Pack 2: rebeccam sent
    • Pack 3: kimberlyrav sent
    • Pack 4: readjulia sent
    • Pack 5: 
    • Pack 6: 
    • Pack 7: 
    • Pack 8: 
    • Pack 9: 
    • Pack 10: 
  2. Disney Zootopia Sticker Book (Panini) see HERE.  I already have quite a few filled in. 
  3. NBA/USA Basketball Cards. They are not in great/mint condition. I bought them at the thrift store and I took out the one that I wanted. There are probably about 40 cards.
  4. Steve Young 49ers 1990 Score card.
  5. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Zero Frizzy Fine Hair shampoo and conditioner sample + (Coupon) Save $1 on any Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment.

Request only one item. :)

When you PM me, please add your mailing address. Thank you!

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Subject: TAKEN
Date Posted: 9/2/2017 11:10 PM ET
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**Please include your mailing address when requesting an item

TAKEN 1) New Missiouri keychain - wood

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Date Posted: 9/3/2017 12:58 PM ET
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I have an unusual giveaway..My cat had kittens about 3 years ago. I bought little nipples and a bottle and a few eye droppers meant for the use of feeding kittens. Some are brand new. If you live somewhere where a shelter could use these or you might want to keep them for a future cat with kittens, they are yours! There are not many, just about 7 items.

Date Posted: 9/3/2017 9:22 PM ET
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Black Gretchen Wilson t-shirt,tag says ex-lg but more like a medium

Envie of unused misc greeting cards-TAKEN

Envie of unused misc greeting cards-TAKEN

Can mail out these items within the next 2 weeks

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Date Posted: 9/5/2017 5:45 PM ET
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September Offers:

Will post more later!

1. 3 New pkgs. of Active full cover oval clear false nails.


2. I have 5 pieces of gothic jewelry. If anyone is interested I will take names and do a drawing this Friday so I can mail it out Saturday.Consist of 1 Black & white different beaded choker,3 other necklaces with pendants an a vampire coffin & bats chain small bracelet.Also have a few makeup items to include with it.

Okay, pulled a name from the jar for the drawing and the WINNER is: Diane(Salliebear)!!

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Date Posted: 9/5/2017 7:36 PM ET
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Stuff to give away:

1. Will give one person various new Xmas gift labels(vintage looking) late 70s/early 80s. LTO

2. One person will get various mini coloring pages of Disney "Cars" for a child.

4. One person will get a sticker envelope. Specify what you are looking for.

Will try to do 2 short unique giveaways very soon as well.

Please make sure your address is in your pm. Will try to send items when I can.:)


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Date Posted: 9/5/2017 8:04 PM ET
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For September:

Small Tatoos:
          butterflies going in a circle
          Monster High
          We can do it!  (working girl poster from 40s?)

2 Phonics workbooks 1st grade....to one person        Taken

Maya from India (sticker paper doll..from last month)

Small sheet of stickers (From the kitchen of:, A special treat, etc)

Owl stickers    Taken

Small Strawberry Shortcake charm     Taken

1/2 sheet stickers (thank you, get well, for you, miss you)

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Date Posted: 9/5/2017 9:18 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 points (Everyone can use this code)

Enter the code ENJOYLABORDAYPTS to score 100 points

Code is good through September 10th

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 12:49 AM ET
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I have 3 sets of 5 cards from American Jewish World Services.  Each set includes Thank You, Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon, Mazel Tov, and Happy Hanukkah.  Let me know if you want 1 or more sets.

Hopefully I'll have more to post later.

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 9:43 AM ET
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Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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Date Posted: 9/8/2017 10:23 AM ET
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September list :)

  • Toy Story VHS- case is badly worn and cracked, but the tape plays fine
  • Taste of Home "Cooking for Two" Summer 2016 issue TAKEN
  • Taste of Home "Best New Summer Classics" summer 2016 issue TAKEN
  • July 2017 issue of Outdoor Photographer
  • Click DVD- no case or artwork (disc only- will come in a jewel case) TAKEN
  • Rascal VHS - ex-library copy- no problems playing
  • Peter Pan VHS - no case
  • Space Jam VHS
  • Anne of Green Gables VHS
  • Sports Illustrated Kids basketball CD-ROM (from a Wendy's Kids' Meal years ago)
  • Traditional Cursive Handwriting Practice workbook- it's about half written in by a student who never finished it
  • Hero of the Faith series: Martin Luther (a little 8-page "book" that came free with something I ordered online)
  • The Homeschool Art Guy VHS series: Tape 1 is Shapes and Lines, Tape 2 is Lighting and Composition, Tape 3 is Perspective and Color

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Subject: Coupons to share
Date Posted: 9/8/2017 4:01 PM ET
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My offers this month:
OFFER: White paper doilies
TAKEN: Brown Coach medium sized Hobo bag.  Well used and leather is faded in spots. No rips.

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These are taken


I have more than a dozen cr1ochet magazines I will send t11o one person. They include Crochet World, Crochet 1,2,3 Magic Crochet, Crochet!. Along with a few older titles. You can pass on what you don't want....

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I am offering a booklet called, Old Wives' Lore For Gardeners, 63 pages, c1976. By Maureen and Bridget Boland. No ISBN.   PM with your address, pls.

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updated post further up this pg