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Date Posted: 8/31/2016 9:22 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 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 (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 RAOK.
Please do not ask 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 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: 8/31/2016 9:28 PM ET
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Good Evening my dear RAOK (PBS)members!

Well, it's been a good long haul doing the RAOK forum and before that the RAOK.  I guess I was with some of you for 5 years, more or less.  Some of you may remember I worked about two year alone.  Claire and Jeanne were kind enough to join in and now, I will leave it in their good hands.  I will watch the forum and may answer wishes from time to time.  Please, all who have become good friends, keep in touch.   I am having knee surgery in Oct and Sept is my birthday month.  See you all down the road.

Hugs and much love to all,


Date Posted: 9/1/2016 8:05 AM ET
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Irene, sending thanks and good wishes your way. Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a blessed one for you. And as you convalesce from the knee surgery in October, please do check in to the forums, especially to keep us in the loop as you progress, and to post as you can. Many of us will miss you and will anticipate hearing from you again "down the road".

Best to you!!

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 8:53 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 10:09 AM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 points

Enter the code MOMSGETSUMMERPTS to score 100 points!

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 3:19 PM ET
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Just added items in bold:

card confetti with green leaves and orange #1s

tip chart card with cute penguins on reverse

3 birthday cards with envelopes, 2 have pets on them

 a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

Sticker for car window-- "Don't Cut the Line!  Reel, Remove, Release."-- for water bird rescue

booklet with lyrics to songs by The Clash, includes Rock the Casbah, Should I Stay or Should I go?, Stop the World, This is Radio Clash, Stay Free, Groovy Times and many others

 3 baseball cards from Topps

  2017 wall calendar

laminated study guides for Microeconomics, Business Law, and American History 2 (1877-Clinton)--request 1 or more

Coupons:  $3 off Nexium

$10 off Nicorette, exp 22 OCT


to* Bostonbooks-- 3 calendars, wallet calendar, coupons

 to *Connie-- selection of dog food coupons

to Ann L-- surprise from her wishes

coupons to:* Debbie B, *Yvonne

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 3:34 PM ET
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Nest home thermostat, first generation.

Perfume samples

Envelopes in various sizes and colors.

Skincare samples.

Lip balms in tubes.

One set of used/vintage colored pencils.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

Need a specific coupon or type of coupon?   Let me know what you need.

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $1 Activia 4 pack 6/30/17
  • $4 Rhinocort nasal spray 12/31/16
  • $2 Sundown Naturals adult gummy supplement 12/31/16
  • $4 Zyrtec 24-30 count 12/31/16
  • $3 Zyrtec Children's 12+ ct or 4 oz syrup 12/31/16

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 10:34 PM ET
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Coke Codes to my coke codes friends 

Date Posted: 9/2/2016 11:17 AM ET
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New pouch of Fiber Choice Flavor Drops, came in the mail.

Two People can have a beatiful magnent. I created them on Shutterfly, they are about 5.5 inches tall and 4 inches across. They are an excellent quality. They have a beautiful desert scene and below the scene it says Live Laugh and Travel. These are gorgeous just ask Sandi B. I sent her one of the mountains. They are a 9.00 value. Here is a link to what one looks like but yours will be a desert scene, with cactus and canyons, sunset ect.. Goes to Connie B and Towana D.

Click Here


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Date Posted: 9/2/2016 12:48 PM ET
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Get a free sample of Purina One Cat Chow


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Date Posted: 9/3/2016 5:17 PM ET
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I don't remember who wanted Purina Dog/Puppy Chow coupons.

Date Posted: 9/4/2016 3:01 PM ET
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Happy September!

So far this month, I have the following to offer:

1)  A dog bone shaped placement done in dog fabric.  See photo here.  To Katie.

2)  A 15-inch sterling silver chain.  To Sandi.

3)  A Lia Sophia stretch bracelet, silver in color.  See photo here.  To Jessica.

4)  Two Finding Dory molds ("cereal chillers") that are in Kellogg's cereal.  I have the octopus and Nemo.  Both to one person, please.  To Joanne

5)  Take a book from my shelf!  One book per person, no limit to number of people (will cut it off when I run out of postage money)Done.

a) The Smoke Jumper - Katherine; b) The Confession - Sophia; c) Animal Dreams - Linda; d) Breath, Eyes, Memory - Susan; e) Busy Woman's Cookbook - Shannon; f) Dolores Claiborne - BostonBooks; g) Open - R E K.

Please PM with your address and what you would like.

I should have much more to give away throughout the month as I am cleaning and organizing both my office and my craft room.



P.S.  Wow, the bracelet was super popular!  I do have some other jewelry to give away, so if you are interested please keep watching the forum.

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Date Posted: 9/4/2016 6:54 PM ET
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For the knitters and crocheters.  The Copper Corgi (TheCopperCorgi.com) is offering 15% off your next purchase.  Use the code BACKFORMORE. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2016 8:26 PM ET
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Here's what I've got for the month so far: 

Sew on applique of a grey brontosaurus type dinosaur

Sew on applique of a little grey cartoon mouse

Applique of white glittered angel wings. I can't tell if it's sew-on or iron-on, I suspect iron-on but can't be sure. 

Oatsmobile Ale sticker from Bell's Brewery. 

Sheet of 4 Scooby Doo stickers

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Date Posted: 9/5/2016 8:24 AM ET
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This is what I am offering this month:

TAKEN:  Wall hanging organizer from Globe In.  It is this:  https://shop.globein.com/collections/frontpage/products/wall-organizer?variant=16419823942
The pockets are smaller than I thought they would be, so please keep that in mind

OFFER: New York Giants Pin from Chase Bank.  It is this: http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/mpQAAOSw6n5Xt539/s-l225.jpg

TAKEN:  Rimmel of London Lipstick in Amethyst Shimmer


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Date Posted: 9/5/2016 12:42 PM ET
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I went to some yard sales today and found some really nice knitted hats and scarves..One in pink, some white ones, some in blue, these are hand made. If you can use these or want them for yarn scraps, whatever, let me know!

Goes to Jessica L

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Date Posted: 9/5/2016 3:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/5/2016 7:22 PM ET
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Hi all!

I can order one person a beauty sponge for applying makeup. It looks like the famous "beauty blender" sponge and, in my option, works just as well. I love these. My mother couldn't believe the quality was the same as the official "beauty blender". It can be washed and reused many times. Here is what it looks like: Picture  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 9/5/2016 7:23 PM ET
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Whoops, duplicate post!

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Date Posted: 9/6/2016 9:51 AM ET
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Happy September!  Fall is in the air - even here in CA smiley

I'm participating in the Decluttering challenge in CMT (here's the link in case you want to join: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Decluttering-September/topic/309285/ & will likely have more stuff to give away as the month goes on. 

For now, I have these DVD's:

- "Sisters" starring Tina Fey & Amy Poehler - TAKEN

- "Despicable Me" animated - TAKEN

- "No Deposit, No Return" Disney classic starring Don Knotts - TAKEN

- "Simpsons, The Movie" animated, Homer Simpson, etc :-) - TAKEN


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Date Posted: 9/6/2016 11:38 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/6/2016 3:29 PM ET
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added something.

Date Posted: 9/6/2016 10:34 PM ET
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Here's what I am offering this month:

1. One half sheet of new halloween stickers-to one person who is really into Halloween.

2. One Disney reward code that I can't use since I have entered a similar code before...:P

3.One new sheet of The Secret Life of Pets(this sheet shows more of the bunny and one cat in the show)-to one person only

4. One envelope of three mystery new bookmarks

6. One CD-Rom of "Barbie" Working Woman for Windows 95/98 or Mac

7. One manila envelope of new Adult coloring pages that are animals this time-to someone who hasn't got coloring pages from me before

8. I will make two people a bookmark if you haven't got one from me before

9. I will make one person a magnet same rules follow.

10. I still have some appliques from last month...go to last month's raok post for info.

Please make sure your address is in your PM. Will mail things when time and $$ permit me..so please be patient. Thank you. :)


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Date Posted: 9/7/2016 3:59 PM ET
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added again.

Date Posted: 9/8/2016 9:53 PM ET
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For Sept: 

Stickers:  Disney
                Asst flowers with "miss you, thank you, get well, for you

  Bookmark that is a magnifier

Small tube of silver glitter

Paper dolls (notice:  you have to glue the doll to some cardboard so it's sturdy and then cut them and the clothes out)

Ninja Turtles backpack (it's one of those with the strings)    Sophia

2 pair of googly eyes (large)


Please bear with me on posting.  I will notify when I send out.

Thanks to all.

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