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Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:19 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as a RAOK. 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. Please be sure to put full postage on any packages you mail out. 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, no meds of any kind may be posted in this forum This includes Rxs, OTC 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; do not ask to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something 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 wishes, we see wishes; in the RAOK, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs are 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). 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 the RAoK thread.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ - yes, it’s been done! - let others have a chance.
One of our most important rules - you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap and mail, then never know if the pkg arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ****Thank You thread**** here. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who do not do this will often find their future requests ignored, sorry.
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.

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, non 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 you 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 items that have been asked for, please do so at beginning of the line and if possible, make 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.

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.

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: 8/31/2014 11:38 PM ET
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multiple copies of "It's Picnic Day, Potter!"--bilingual (Spanish/English) childrens' story and activity book about healthy living, by Maribeth Boelts

assorted temporary tattoos

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

(1) empty 4-pan empty MAC eyeshadow palette (used)

(1) Shu Uemura empty palette for eyeshadows and/or blushes

stickers potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: beige, black, brown, cranberry, cream, green, grey, gold, lavender, lilac, mauve, peach, periwinkle, light pink, bright pink, purple, rusty red, white.  Let me know the colors and if you want warmer or cooler toned versions.

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 small Envelopes of categorized coupons:  1) food    2)  3)  4) dog food and treats.   Ask for one, 2, or more envelopes.
-- variety of vintage craft pamphlets: choose up to 4 from:
--code for 20% off  pet food-- online order at www.petflow.com/VAL. Includes free shipping. PM me for the code.
--coupon for $7 off $45 purchase  or $10 off  $75 purchase from Peltz shoes, exp 31 NOV, instore or online
--2015 small wall calendar, 6in by 6in I think,  each month's pic is a broad stroked painting in bold colors
-- strip of Chuck E. Cheese coupons good thru 22 Nov
--Kissimmee location only (that's Orlando area for you out of staters)-- coupon for one FREE appetizer at Logan's Road House (up to 7.99 value)

Sending out:  expired coupons for military overseas

*to Stephanie S.-- AAA sticker for a car

*to Diane R--checkbook size 2015 planner

*to Irene-- large blue Vera Bradley purse

*to Lori W-- adult coloring book titled Florida Wildflowers

to Yvonne-- envy of  ribbons and 'trash' craft supplies

*To Lisa D-- stack of 2015 wall calendars for military care packages 

*to Raven-- yellow butterfly topper for one of those thick wand-like glow sticks


*to Lody-- envy of crafting items from her Wishes

*to Connie B-- 3 vintage craft booklets

*To Susan C-- soaps for birthing kits

*to Vicki B-- big envy of stickers and Dr Suess erasers for prizes for her students

Coupons to: Iesha, *cats and roses, Yvonne, *Connie, *Khristy, Marcia, *Connie, Marcia, *catsand roses, *Katherine

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Subject: Coupons!!!
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 4:00 PM ET
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I have a lot of coupons to give away! I only ask that you request for at least 4-5 coupons. This doesn't mean you can't ask for more (you can have them all if you want), I would just really like to send more than 1 coupon to one person.  :)  Here's what I have available:


Restaraunt Coupons:

  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) 20 Free Tokens with a $50 Value Deal - exp 10/25/14
  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) 20 Free Tokens with a $40 Value Deal - exp. 10/25/14
  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) 15 Free Tokens with a $30 Value Deal - exp. 10/25/14
  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) 10 Free Tokens with a $20 Value Deal - exp. 10/25/14
  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) 100 Tokens for $20 - exp. 10/25/14
  • Chuck E. Cheese's - (2) All You Can Eat Salad Bar only $6 - exp. 10/25/14

*All restaraunt coupons are available in sheets. You can either take the sheet of coupons as a whole or pick and choose which coupons you want and mix and match them.


Food Coupons:

  • Save 50 cents on 1 package of 6 0r 16ct White Castle  Hamburgers - exp. 10/4/14
  • Save 55 cents on Any 1 Package of Sara Lee or Bimbo 20oz or 24oz Bread - exp. 10/4/14
  • Save $1 on Any 2 Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn - exp. 10/5/14
  • Save $1 on the Purchase of Any 2 Hormel Rev Wraps - exp. 10/6/14
  • Save $1 on The Purchase of Any 1 Hormel Refrigerated Entree - exp. 10/6/14
  • Save $1 on The Purchase of Any 2 Hormel Premium Chicken Breast - exp. 10/6/14
  • Save $1 on Any Two 4.25oz Packagees of Blue Diamond Nut Thins - exp. 10/12/14
  • Save 35 cents on Any 1 Frank's Red Hot Sauce - exp. 10/31/14
  • $1 Off CHA! by Texas Pete 18oz - exp. 11/30/14

I have a lot more coupons to offer. But I'll do that in another post. This one is long enough as it is, lol.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 4:07 PM ET
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just added:  these were listed in august thread.....STILL AVAILABLE ::::

get a pack of cartridges for your MarkTen for $1   <---- coupon

centrum $ 3.00

nasacort $6

nasacort $4

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 5:44 PM ET
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Here are some more coupons I have to offer. Remember, I only ask that you request  at least 4-5 coupons. Again, this doesn't mean you can't ask for more (you can have them all if you want), I would just really like to send more than 1 coupon to one person.  :)  Here's what I have available:


School/Office Supplies:

  • Save $1.25 on Any Expo Low Odor, Original Chisel or Ultra Fine, 4ct+ - exp. 10/12/14
  • Save $1.75 on Any 1 Pack of Mr. Sketch  Scented Markers 6ct+ - exp. 10/12/14


House Hold:


  • Save $1 on Any Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit - exp. 10/4/14
  • Save 50 cents on Any 1 Kaboom Shower Guard Daily Shower Cleaner - exp. 10/31/14
  • Save 50 cents on Any 1 Kaboom Shower, Tub & Tile, Foam-Tastic, No Drip Foam or BowlBlaster Cleaner - exp. 10/31/14
  • Save $3 on Any 1 DampRid AirScapes Starter Kit or Refill - exp. 12/31/14



  • 50 cents Off Any DenTek Floss Picks, Interdental Cleaners or Tongue Cleaner $1.99+ - exp. 11/16/14
  • $2 Off Any DenTek Dental Guard - exp. 11/16/14



  • $5 Off Any Size Insync Natural Probiotic - exp. 10/31/14
  • $1 Off Any Goody's Powder 16ct+ or Headache Relief Shot - exp. 11/17/14
  • $1 Off Any BC Product 18ct+ - exp. 11/17/14

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 5:58 PM ET
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My September offerings so far:

- Spanglish DVD (starring Adam Sandler) - TAKEN

- My Big Fat Greek Wedding DVD (starring Nia Vardalos) - TAKEN

- The Secret Life of Bees DVD (starring Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, etc.) - TAKEN

- Friends DVD - 5 popular episodes "The Ones With All The Babies" - TAKEN


Happy to send more than one, so please request as many as you like!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 7:45 PM ET
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Stuff I have up for grabs:


2. One coupon for $1.00 MarkTen cartridges for your device-expires 12-31

3. One coupon for $10.00 off one Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme Flex Fit-expires 12-31-15


5. One new credit card size bookmark shows a house with a flag on the front and says"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way"-tells on the back how to display the American Flag

Will make two people a bookmark depending on hobbies and color choices---I don't have all colors. :)



10. Various burger recipes that came from a cookbook with some recipes missing--will divide recipes between two or perhaps three people---think oddball or unique before requesting-some are for veggie burgers, turkey burgers,pork burgers etc.:P

13. I have one new big sticker for a guy or boy that shows a gash with a american flag showing through--this would be good to decorate on a truck,bike,rtv or toolbox in my opinion.

Please put address in PM please. First come,first serve. Please be patient with requesting. I can't go to the post office every day--opposite side of town from where I live. I will post Kellogg's codes when I get them and may post more odd items later this month. :)


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Found a Kellogg's code :)


100 pts!

Date Posted: 9/2/2014 11:47 AM ET
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I have some VHS tapes. Haven't played them in a long while, but they should be good.

Shirley Valentine starring: Pauline Collins and Tom Conti  TAKEN

The House Without a Christmas Tree- starring Jason Robards- this is shrink wrapped. TAKEN

Dogfight starring River Phoenix

Apartment Zero starring Colin Firth    TAKEN



pm me with any interest and your address.

I'm behind in my mailing now, should be getting them out Saturday or early next week

thanks for looking,


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Date Posted: 9/2/2014 1:50 PM ET
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I have a few more pierced earrings to get rid of.  Some are singles that I can't rework for beading.  I know there are at least 2 complete pairs.  I'd prefer to send to someone I haven't sent to in the past to spread the wealth.  PM me with address pleaseTAKEN

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Date Posted: 9/2/2014 3:36 PM ET
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I have two one Pumpkin Patch Cookbooks to offer to send along.  Spiral bound and 64 pages.  Has some good sounding recipes in it appetizers to desserts.

Send me a PM with your address if interested.

Both have been taken, thanks!

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Happy September!  Just a couple things to start with; will be adding more throughout the month:

1 & 2)   TAKEN  Two sets of three cute magnets:  Set A -- "When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Dancer", "Bearly A Moment Goes By When You Aren't On My Mind" and "Though I Don't Say So In So Many Words.....I Love You In So Many Ways".  Set B -- TAKEN -- Sarah/lebookworm-- "If At First You Don't Succeed.....Quit!!!", "I Could Sure Use A Coffee Break!!", and "Nurses Call The Shots!".    Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oKGTny

3)  TAKEN  Four postcards (all to one person).  Two "Missing You" and two "Howdy From the Middle of Nowhere!" cards.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oKGTHn

4)  TAKEN  Sent two of these cute sewing patterns out to Irene last month, and just found another one!  It's Simplicity Pattern #2458 to make clothes for 18" size dolls, such as American Girls.  Pattern is uncut.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/p5FVpa

5)  TAKEN  Four more postcards,  "Cattle Country", "Pike Place Market, Seattle", "Missing You" and a fun one with a fisherman cradling a fish but holding his baby by the legs which says "Priorities".  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oNs3Tk

6)  TAKEN  Really cute black MINI skirt tagged "Ambiance, 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex, size M"  (if I was 20 years younger, would love to wear it!).  Has a silver zipper at rear, very clingy, curve-hugging.  Photos:  https://flic.kr/p/p5FMB6  https://flic.kr/p/p5FMzc

7)  TAKEN  Plaid crop top from Ralph Lauren, size S.  Wrap style, ties at the side.  Cute, for what remains of the Summer! Photo: https://flic.kr/p/oSQeeT

8)  TAKEN  A sheet of calendar stickers from the VFW, to note things like vacations, birthdays, doctor & dentist appointments, hair appointments, etc.

9)   TAKEN  Another group of three cute magnets (and so glad Bigstone/REK found a little dancer to give that one dancer magnet to!).  Here's the photo: https://flic.kr/p/paeGJT

10) TAKEN Pretty black & white halter-tie one piece swimsuit from Merona, Size M.  Very light padding at the bust, with flattering twist at center.  Like new (wish it was longer in the torso, as would be a keeper!).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/patnJm

11)  TAKEN  I have two $1.00 off any Gevalia Coffee product coupons (expires 3/31/2015) to send out to one person.

12)   TAKEN  Lightweight black casual top (maybe a fitness top?) tagged "Signature Series, 100% Polyester, Sz. L".  Zips up at the rear, has white accents at shoulders, around sleeves and hem bottom, and white tie at side.  NEW with tags.  Photos:  https://flic.kr/p/oWbQkN  https://flic.kr/p/oWcqif

13)  One Two sets (6 cards each) of address cards (the size of standard recipe cards).  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/p6qaYK



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added to my post-- 2nd one after 'instructions' posted by Irene

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updated my offers

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Happy September everyone :)

I still have the free samples of 6 Carefree panty liners (fully sealed) that came in the mail a week ago. This also includes a coupon. I do want to include as an FYI that these are scented. I personally try to stay away from that in this type of product. TAKEN

I would also be happy to send 2 people some religious stickers. Some are designs I have previously posted, there are also some newer ones as well.  ALL TAKEN

Please PM me your address if interested. Thanks and have a good evening :)

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Kelloggs Code for everyone FREEPTSFROMERNIE

Date Posted: 9/4/2014 10:51 AM ET
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2 ARCs to give to a good home!

Hearts of Shadow by Kira Brady - Adult Paranormal

Top 8 by Katie Finn - Young Adult

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Wall poster of football schedule 2014 <----- TAKEN

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setalo_feher_cic.gif How did we manage to get to September so fast?  

I have a few things to offer and will more-than-likely update later in the month:

1.)    Pretty turquoise Gift Pen in box.

2.)   Incomplete box of Medicine Cards.

3.)   Handmade  angel pin  - tiny and wearing a green dress!

4.)   One set of 3 pencils - novelty designs (Spring images and palm trees)

5.)   One sheet of Disney stickers.

Everything has been taken and thanks for your interest!



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updated again

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While packing up the earrings I'm sending out, I found a nut ivory bracelet and necklace set.  Nut ivory looks like ivory but is actually made from a nut.  The set looks like flowers (sort of like tulips) that nest in each other.  Probably from the 50s or 60s.  No intrinsic value. TAKEN

Again, I'd like to send to someone I haven't sent to in the last couple of months.  PM me with address.  Will go out next week sometime. 

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