$5 Cash Giveaway {Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop}

Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Read for Your Future. Since I have to start getting ready for an event I am going to tonight I am going to keep this short and simple.



Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me about a random act of kindness that you have done for someone in the past or that you’d like to do for someone.

Optional: Share this giveaway via social media and leave a comment telling me where you have shared it


Giveaway ends February 21, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only.

Find more Random Acts of Kindness Giveaways here.


  1. I take my friend to the store being that she does not have a car. We help eachother out in alot of ways. I listen when she needs a ear and vice versa

  2. I have paid for a random persons meal a Burger king before! I have also had the same done to me which was nice!

  3. Sandy VanHoey says

    I made cupcakes and cookies for my grandsons Pre-K class and my daughter took gift bags for all the children

  4. I hand out coupons in the store when I see people purchasing the items that I have coupons for.


  5. https://twitter.com/#!/RonaleeAKArose/status/170245838088572928

    tweet @RonaleeAKArose
    email RonaleeDuncan{at}aol{dot}com

  6. I feed stray cats in the neighborhood everyday and tell people the benefits of spaying and neautering their pets.

    [email protected]

  7. Put money in someone’s parking meter so they wouldn’t get a ticket

  8. Back in June my fiance and I were stuck in Puerto Rico during a layover because of a broken part on the plane and the agents kept telling us it wouldn’t be much longer although it ended up taking almost 7 hours after our departure time to finally leave. So I sparked up conversation with a woman that was traveling with her 2 young children and was playing with them once they warmed up to me. Once they finally announced that we were going to board the plane we had to switch to the next gate over so my fiance and I helped her with the kids. When we were in line waiting to board the younger baby was hungry so the woman was feeding him with the other was getting cranky because she was tired so I picked her up and she fell asleep in my arms. I carried her to the seat and I felt good doing all of that because I know it helped her a lot and she didn’t even ask for help, I offered. She had to carry the luggage, stroller and a baby so the least I could do is help her with the other child.

  9. Tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/swade005/status/170251556644585472 Thanks for the chance to win!!

  10. Just a small thing like giving someone a coupon at the grocery store. Gosh I just don’t remember anything else, though I know I’ve done more…

  11. betsy barnes says

    I sometimes pay for the car behind me in a fast food line.

  12. betsy barnes says
  13. laurie damrose says

    I won a Walgreens card in December and a friend didn’t have a job ,so I gave it to him to buy presents.

  14. I let a lady go ahead of me in the checkout line since she had only a few items. Thanks,
    [email protected]

  15. I take my elderly neighbor to stores and walk her dog :) [email protected]

  16. I gave coupons to person shopped next to me.

  17. Once, on vacation in California, I had a pass for a free whale watching trip. I gave it to my cab driver when he mentioned that he had lived in CA for years but never thought of doing that and it was something he would like to do.

  18. Pamela Halligan says

    When I go to the grocery store, I enjoy helping out where I can. Just the other day, I gave a woman my shopping cart and pulled out another one for myself. I retrieve items out of reach of fellow shoppers. If I notice a shopper in front of me in line has purchased an item I have a coupon for, I give him/her the coupon. I return carts that are left in parking spaces. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Pamela Halligan says
  20. I always adopt a family for XMAS and spoil them. This year were 3 teenagers. They were too old to qualify for Shop w a Cop or other events and so I target that age group!

  21. We once had 3 tickets to a museum show … but only two of us could go. So, at the door, we spotted someone in line who looked like she was alone and offered it to her. Her smile of thanks made our day … I’ve often thought that we benefited more that day than she did. :-)

  22. Jennifer Marie says

    I would like to give my mom a gift card for subway b/c she just lost her job and I would like to help her in any way I can.

  23. Jennifer Marie says
  24. I bought a friend maternity clothes when she needed them.

  25. I make dinner for my elderly neighbors every other week. I also get things almost for free and give them to bushkill outreach here in PA. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  26. jellodelacruz says

    I always give money to the poor whenever I saw them crossing the street. I know that the money I gave will help them in buying their food for that day.

    I tweeted it :)

  27. I always hold the door open at stores, and I enjoy smiling and saying hello ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  28. Shared the giveaway on Facebook

  29. At the grocery store today, there were two ladies trying to reach something on the top shelf, but they weren’t tall enough to reach. My toddler and I wandered over and I offered to get the item for them. They remarked on my height and thanked me repeatedly.

  30. I drag my elderly neighbor’s trash cans back up to her house from her curb.
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  31. Some things I win I give to family and friends.
    [email protected]

  32. Helped the person in front of me at the check out with money, because she didn’t have enough money.

  33. I just donated some stuff to my brother from my stockpile.

  34. I donate some of my giveaway wins to a needy family during Christmas time. Just the other day, I let a man get in front of me in the line at the grocery store. He was appreciative. Thanks.

  35. I have had some blog winnings sent to other people.

  36. i bought scratch off lottery tickets and left them on windshields of random cars

  37. I’ve always wanted to buy the next person in line’s meal.

  38. I have put extra change in parking meters for people whos meters have run out or are close to running out.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  39. I bought my friend hair dye this week because she couldn’t afford it and her hair was looking bad.

  40. I gave my entertainment book away.

  41. Amber Garcia says

    I go every saturday and volunteer to feed the homeless at my church

  42. Savannah Miller says

    I help out at the spca!

    [email protected]

  43. kept door open for others

  44. I used my Staples reward (for recycling ink toners) to buy stuff there for the local animal shelter. Since I had $60 bucks worth, they got a decent haul. I also got 2 of my 3 cats there.


  45. I paid for a Mother’s gas before and she was very grateful!

    [email protected]

  46. Richard Morris says

    A lady didn’t have enough money to get her milk so i gave her some $ so she could get it

  47. Richard Morris says
  48. i give away some of my stuff i win to my sisters

  49. I gave a friend a $50 gift card to help to buy groceries.
    [email protected]

  50. I have been looking out for an opportunity to pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant anonymously. :-)

  51. I gave some coupons to a lady in front of me at the supermarket
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  52. I posted this on Facebook
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  53. I was at Walmart and the guy in front of my was paying with a debit card and it wouldn’t go through. He did not have enough cash on hand. I told the cashier to just add his stuff to mine and I paid for his groceries. At first he said “no, I have the money”. I told him I was sure he did but that I was happy to do it and for him to have a nice day.

  54. I treated my girlfriends to a movie.

  55. When I cook out, i do a bit extra, and make dinners for my elderly neighbors to enjoy, also.
    [email protected]

  56. I’ve left baked goods and candy in the mailboxes of my co-workers anonymously in the past, and if I had the resources, I’d love to pay for several people’s gas or meals at a drive-thru sometime. Thanks!

  57. Joanne Schultz says

    I had won a coupon for a free butterball turkey- up to $15 – we dropped the coupon off at a place that distributes food to the needy.
    We also bought kitty litter and dropped it off at a cat shelter near my sister.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. Joanne Schultz says
  59. I babysat for free for my neighbor yesterday because she was a little stressed.

  60. teressa oliver says

    I was getting my tire fixed and a lady needed a rim but didnt have enough money so I paid for it

  61. teressa oliver says
  62. I paid for the person’s lunch behind me yesterday

  63. I offered a coworker a place to live

  64. I helped clean up our neighbor’s yard after our big ice storm.

  65. I help the neighbor with her school work.

  66. helped neighbor clean up after a storm

  67. On Thursday I bought my Mom, who came all the way out to SD to help me through Law School, a gift basket at a charity auction.

    Thanks for the giveaway


  68. I try to do everything I can to help my grandma

  69. i gave money to a homeless man a few days ago

  70. I made dinners for a friend who is having pregnancy problems.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  71. I donate clothes and books and volunteer at an animal shelter. Thanks for the giveaway!


  72. I paid for a cup of coffee for a stranger who didn’t bring enough cash on her.
    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

  73. I leave coupons I’m not going to use next to products at the grocery store for others

  74. gave groceries and toiletries to unemployed neighbor, [email protected]

  75. shared gw on fb, [email protected]

  76. I like to buy dinner for friends when they are sick or going through a hard time.

  77. a random act of kindness that I have done for someone in the past is take people into my home and give them a place to live.

  78. [email protected] Sue Bunting stumbled a post about this giveaway http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/sbunting4

  79. We give away items to friends and strangers that need them when we are upgrading our items, like vacuum cleaners, dishes, children’s clothing, children’s bedroom decor, etc. We enjoy helping those in need. We are currently fostering dogs and puppies, and I spend a few hours each Saturday volunteering my time with a local animal rescue to find dogs and cats new homes.

    Heather K.
    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

  80. I bought my friend a membership to a swepstakes site,
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

  81. When I get a good deal on staples like cereal or other foodstuffs, I will usually take my extras to my next door neighbor who is a single mom with 2 kids!

    I also take care of the stray cats that people have left behind when they moved out of our neighborhood!

    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  82. Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dara.nix/posts/175226052591362
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  83. helped neighbor clean up her yard after a big storm

  84. My co-worker’s car broke down so I gave her a ride home.

  85. I like to do lots of RAKs, but I confess that sometimes I don’t notice the opportunity until later. In my neighborhood, I shovel walks, pick up garbage/knocked over cans when the critters get to it, take cookies and cards when someone has a life event, and giveaway some of my vegetables.

    +1 I shared the post on Google+ as Sophia Rose
    [email protected]

  86. I helped a woman stranded on a hillside late at night

  87. I gave my sister money so she could go to the dentist.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  88. A few weeks ago i helped a woman jump start her car. I personally have had a difficult time getting someone to help me with this when i have had a low battery so i always try to help when i can.

  89. I give money to charity or family when I know they need it but aren’t sure where to get it.

  90. I have helped out my granddaughters financially without them knowing it.

  91. I paid for my granddaughter’s medicine when my daughter couldn’t afford to get it. I also donate clothes to the DAV when I can.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  92. I tweeted this giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  93. Hold the door for others

  94. I gave dog food to a homeless man earlier today so his dog could eat :)

  95. I’ve paid the toll for the person behind me a few times on the highway :)

  96. I will wait and hold the door open for the elderly. I did this last week as well.

  97. I’ve given random forum people ecigarettes and components when they wanted to stop smoking but couldn’t afford the hardware.

  98. Thank you for the great giveaway. I have made a lot of donations to a youth group home and I feed any stray, needy animal.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  99. Shared the giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JuneAnnM/status/171658091333550080

    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  100. Amber Carter says

    I will babysit for a friend

  101. I donate all of my boys used clothing and toys to a local shelter.

  102. Adrienne gordon says

    I give money at xmas into a random mailbox

  103. During Christmas I anonymously paid off my friend’s layaway at Walmart ($200) because I knew she was struggling and wasn’t going to make the final payment on time. She still doesn’t know it was me!

  104. Kathleen Conner says

    I shoveled my nieghbor’s sidewalk last week, and didn’t tell her who had done it!

  105. Kathleen Conner says
  106. John Billiris says

    a few weeks ago I helped a guy get his car our of the snow, where it was stuck

  107. John Billiris says
  108. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I helped a friend get through a stroke by visiting everyday at the hospital
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  109. shared twitter
    childrensbook13 at aol dot com

  110. My sons help an older neibor get her mail and thay walk her dog.


  111. I was at the grocery store once and this girl infront of me and the cashier said there isnt enough here and before she could say anything i gave her my money so she could pay for it. Later that day ( i had know idea how she got my address)she came to my house and gave me a goodie gift basket but ofcourse i refused and said thank you but you need the money and basket more then i do then she explained that she just didnt bring enough and she was really rich. She said thank you for being kind to me but i could have went back home and get more money so here take the gift basket back for a thank you for how kind you are.

    that is why im saying now its no so hard to be kind, and you might get rewarded by it.

    Thanks so much for this givaway!!

  112. Michelle Tucker says

    Paid for the person behind me in the drive through at starbucks. :)

    michedt at yahoo dot com

  113. Michelle Tucker says
  114. The guy in front of me in line for the bus ended up being a dollar short for the fare and I covered it for him.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  115. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I think waking up with my daughter 3 times a night for over 3 months now counts as an act of kindness! :)
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  116. I’m the mysterious dishwasher for all my roommates.

  117. I put some new songs onto my sister’s ipod so she’ll have a surprise waiting for her tomorrow.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    [email protected]

  118. I love paying for someone behind me’s food in a fast food restaurant secretly!

  119. i donated $20 to my friends pastor

  120. I helped my friend in TN.

  121. i always share coupons with people behind me in line!

  122. I’ve been known to pay for the person standing behind me in the grocery line who has an item or two.

  123. Baking giant batches of cookies and spreading them around to friends who need a cheer-up. :)

  124. I gave my child money to buy valentines for his class

  125. I have paid for the person behind me in line at Starbucks before and loved doing it! Have had someone else do this for me too.

  126. Leah Shumack says

    While driving through the drive through I’ve paid for the vehicle behind me (mostly around Christmas time) just to do something to brighten someone else’s day!

  127. Pamela Halligan says

    I love sharing my coupons when I’m shopping. I leave extras by products on the shelves and I hand them to the person in front of me in line. Thanks for the giveaway.

  128. Pamela Halligan says
  129. I like to leave ransom notes of encouragement and love for my kiss in their backpacks and lunches.
    beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

  130. took a friend out to lunch,when i knew she had no money and could use a pick up!

  131. My senior year of college I shared my notes for a required Psychology class with a classmate that would have had to drop out half way during the semester.

  132. I am a big believer in opening doors for people!

  133. Gina Ferrell says

    I let someone go ahead of me in the checkout line since they only have a few items.

  134. Jessica Davis says

    I went to my friend’s house, (she has 2 kids) while she was out of town and spent about 3 hours cleaning and doing laundry for her!

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  139. Hmmm….I gave a coworker a Christmas stocking because she had never had one as a child!

  140. I gave a homeless man a Gatorade a few weeks ago. It wasn’t much but he was very appreciative.


  141. We have adopted a couple that live about 5 miles up the road from us. They have become close friends and like granparents to the kids. Lynn is suffereing from Alzheimers now and Chauncy just got the flu that turned into pneumonia then he had two heart attacks and a stent put in. We ran food over to them a couple times and just checked on them and let them know how much they mean to us. The kids all loved on them and it really meant a lot to them. I wish I could do more. I would like to start up an organization that takes totes full of items to people in the hospital but haven’t decided on what group of people to center on helping or how to begin this process.

  142. I donate food.