Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 2/24


This blog hop is hosted by

RAK's are one of my favorite things.  I love to see the excitement on someone's face at an unexpected gift or gesture.  I am always blown away when I am on the receiving end of a RAK.

For this giveaway, I will be offering the following book:
Home is Where the Bark Is

"Home is Where the Bark Is"
 by Kandy Shepherd


To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me if you've ever done a RAK or if you've ever been on the receiving end of a RAK.

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, February 24, 2013.  The winner will be emailed on February 25th.

For more chances to win great bookishness,
check out these other giveaway hoppers :




68 comments:

  1. Yes actually I have. I did a RAK today and I'm going to do another one. It makes me feel good to give back to you bloggers that work so hard on your blogs to give us your amazing reviews and up to date news on new books that are coming out. I actually enjoyed doing this and I think I will try my hardest to do this every month. Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

    livvie_v@yahoo.com

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  2. GFC Follower: Lisa Vazquezanzua

    livvie_v@yahoo.com

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  3. Yes. At christmas time I did several RAK.

    beh2351@frontier.com

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  4. GFC follower beh2351

    beh2351@frontier.com

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  5. We have recently given money without the person knowing. We try to do RAK as often as possible. Just seems like the right thing to do

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  6. I've been on both the receiving and giving side of an RAK. The most recent random act of kindness i've experienced was about a month ago. I was in a Chick-Fil-A drive thru and the car in front of me bought my meal. I was so happy to find that there are still selfless people in the world! Since my meal was paid for, I paid it forward and bought the meal of the car behind mine, even though it was $10 more than mine! I still felt really good doing it! And I do many RAKs during Christmas time!

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  8. GFC follower: karas12194

    email: read4food@yahoo.com

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  9. my night-shift made bought me a supper because she knows that I'm hungry by my look. I ate it and awake all night ;p
    it's happen last friday nite!

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  10. GFC name: Ashtrie Karana Putrie

    crescent dot ivy at gmail dot com

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  11. YES...to both...I especially enjoy being on the 'giving' end of it.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  12. I'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  13. I like to leave little toys (for the children) or books at the park. I like to think someone will be happy to find them :D
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  14. I follow you via GFC as kaya :)
    kaya_kuro(dot)neko(at)yahoo(dot)it

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  15. I help my 94 year old neighbor by raking the leaves in her yard and I visit her because I know she gets lonely. We have tea together and I know she is happy.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Hi, I am always trying to help folks that need it just never keep account of it, like visiting sister in law in nursing home and taking books for other folks there, Christmas shared gift with woman in same room with her...
    just little things.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  17. I do RAK's all the time I have a book page and I am always buying books and giving them away!!

    alslagle06@live.com

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway!! Random acts of kindness happen all the time. Sometimes we don't even notice when they occur. Living on a christian college campus, I'm constantly thanking people for opening doors to the point of ridiculousness. In fact, the other day while I was working at the campus store, a young boy, probably the age of 16, found $17 on the floor and turned it in claiming that someone had dropped it. How honest and sweet is that!?
    Happy Valentine's Day and I hope your day is filled with random acts of kindness!
    I follow via GFC: Meghan Stith
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  19. Yes, one time we were in line at Walmart and someone in front of us didn't have enough money, so we paid the difference. It was actually only a few dollars, but it felt good to be able to help out.

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  20. I'm a GFC follower. Michelle Hodge - michelle (at) momscholar (dot) net

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  21. I really need to be more of RAK, but yes I have.

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  22. My friend posted on fb that the first four responders would receive a small token of appreciation some time in the next year. I responded and also posted on my fb as well. I'm looking forward to sending out some small gifts. Cute idea!!

    cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  23. GFC--cynthia clubbs

    cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  24. email--cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  25. I once had my lunch paid for by someone I don't know.

    atthemapletable at yahoo dot com

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  26. I follow you on GFC / Terri S

    atthemapletable at yahoo dot com

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  27. Yesterday someone helped me get my luggage on the bus

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  28. I am dog sitting a puppy for a friend.
    avonsherry2003 @ yahoo.com

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  29. i sent a book to my friend couple months ago as a surprise :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  30. Of course! I have happily been on both sides! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  31. I follow on gfc. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  32. I was a RAK recipient when I was younger and I needed money for a cab and a couple gave me the money so I could get to the airport.

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  33. a week ago,me and my friends give food to the street guys

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  34. I have never been on the recieving end of one.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  35. GFC follower laurie goudge

    I have never been on the recieving end of one.

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  36. I like doing RAK to total strangers, but I've never been on the receiving end.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  37. GFC follower - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I'm not often on the receiving end of RAK, but the other day at the grocery store I was in line at customer service to pay the cutoff notice amount for our gas bill and my 4 year old daughter was whining for about 20 minutes straight (the line takes forever) about how she wanted an umbrella and I was trying to tell her as quietly as possible to calm down and that I couldn't afford it. I felt so bad. Her cousin has 4 umbrellas at her house and I couldn't afford one. Then an older gentleman walked up to us, handed me a $20, insisted that I buy her an umbrella and that I keep the change. I didn't know what to say. I was speechless at first, and then I got all teary and couldn't stop saying thank you. To someone else $20 may not be a big deal, but to me, it was so much more than even the money. Most of the people in the line were irritated with my daughter's whining, but this kind man saw past that and gave his own money to a stranger just to brighten my daughter's day. I'll never forget that.

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  39. I follow on GFC - Rachel Edmundson

    And my email is centerstagegirly AT yahoo DOT com

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  40. I've both given and received RAKs. The most memorable was being in the Tim Horton's drive through and being told that my order had been paid for by the car in front of me! I passed along the kindness by paying by the car behind me. I hope it kept going on and on!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  41. +1 following on GFC (Darlene)

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  42. i help homeless people who ask for money on the street
    thanks!
    gfc Oriana

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  43. Yes I've both given and received RAK.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  44. GFC follower Anne38

    acm05atjuno.com

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  45. I try and help people out as much as I can whenever I can :) and I love the little RAK's like when people hold the door open for me, or if I have just a couple things in line at the grocery store a few times people have let me sneak in ahead of them :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  46. Email follower
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  47. Yep, been on the giving and receiving end of RAK. :)

    Deborah

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  48. Recently I was at the receiving end of a RAK. I was at Sam's Club and was having trouble getting a 4-pack of 2-liter bottles of soda down. A man helped me get them and put them in my cart.

    In the past, I've :
    . helped a woman load her groceries into her trunk
    . helped a woman pay for gas
    . helped a woman get a letter unstuck from a mail receptacle

    I feel grateful being on the receiving end and try to pay it forward.

    Thanks :)

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  49. Email subscriber
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  50. I participate in the monthly RAK so that counts right? I send books to others who participate in it while trying to match my own pre-loved books with new homes!

    Thanks!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  51. GFC as Abby

    Thanks again

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  52. I generally do things and I do them without thinking of them as RAK so I really don't put much emphasis on them.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  53. I try to do something nice for someone everyday.
    Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  54. GFC-VampedChik
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  55. yes, I have done many RAK's and received RAK's as well :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  56. I am a follower of your blog, GFC Froggy

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  57. Occasionally I pay for the person behind me in a drive thru!
    sagegiveaway@yahoo.com

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  58. GFC follower - Jessica Sage
    sagegiveaway@yahoo.com

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  59. I try to do RAK at least twice a year. Then, when I have a chance I like to do little things for my family throughout the year also.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Melissa

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

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  60. I also followed by GFC Melissa Cervone or abinormyl.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Melissa

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

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  61. I've been on both sides the giving and receiving! Whenever I see my neighbor coming home from the grocery store I rush outside to help her. Kindness is like happiness you should have some everyday!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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  62. I follow via GFC: Sam Stamp

    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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  63. I try my best to RAK's whenever I can. It is usually helping people in need or doing something that my mom or daughter wouldn't expect.
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  64. gfc follower (Ruth)
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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