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Date Posted: 3/31/2014 8:15 PM ET
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This is where we post our wishes - maybe things we collect, something we can no longer find in our area, things we have always wanted etc, etc. No wish is too big, you never know what will turn up.

We must abide by PBS rules :
You may not wish for money, or monetary donations for any charities ( you may ask for things you collect for charities, like stamps, can tabs etc., but not for money)
No buying or selling or advertising.
No wishing for credits (Credits are bought, sold and loaned only in the Book Bazaar forum, or use the PBS Kiosk to purchase)

Do NOT ask for books, since books are swapped on the site and book deals are made in the Book Bazaar. You may not ask for free books of any kind sorry. (Unpostables are given away in the damaged book thread of the Bazaar and sometimes in the RAOK thread)

Our own RAOK rules: Please
Do not offer payment for the things you are sent, including postage. RAOKs are given freely, asking nothing in return except a thank you. Try to pay it forward, maybe grant a wish yourself.

Please limit your wishes t0 nomore than 10. Lists get very long. You can alwasys edit as you go along.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PM between members. This keeps the threads clutter free and easy to use. When you go to the wishes, you see wishes. In the RAOK, it's all things we are giving away - simple and easy.
And please do not post your address in the thread - it's all done via PM.
Please, if you post wishes, be prepared to check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!

You do need to say THANK YOU. See our monthly ****thank you thread****, or you may acknowledge what you have received via a personal PM to the members who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Tips :
Check the RAOK forum before you post wishes -- things may already be there for the asking!

If you see a wish you can grant, just PM the poster for their address.

And please remember, if one of the moderators contacts you about a posting, we are only trying to keep the forum running smoothly and according to PBS rules. If you are asked to change, move, or delete your post, please do so. Most of you know the PBS team does get involved to edit posts and accounts do get suspended if rules are broken. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Subject: April Wshes
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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Here is my list for April-  Can't believe it's April already!

  • Hand Puppets - the ones with a different animal on each finger - there are all kinds of them.

  • Kids magnet-style stories.  My son can sit & play with magnets for hours.  Mainly looking for the magnet books or the magnets in tins (by theme).

  • I collect Coke, Huggies, & Pampers Codes.  If you can give me any, I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Anything related to Thomas the Train, Leapfrog Tad, Dr. Suess (Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, etc.), Little Einsteins, Sesame Street, Berenstain Bears, & Curious George.

  • Magnetic bookmarks (love them!)  :-)

  • Dinosaurs - my son is really on a dinosaur kick right now - anything dinosaurs would be greatly appreciated.  :-D

  • Stories on CD to entertain my 3yo during long trips.  If you have any of these for younger age, we would love to get them.  Also, the scholastic books on DVD or CD would be wonderful!

  • Coupons for Vicks vapo pad refills, pediacare (infants/children acetametaphine medicine), flushable wipes, disposable toilet seat covers, Bob's Red Mill products.  Also,coupons to McDonalds, Arby's, Chili's, Qdobas, Chick-fil-a, or Texas Roadhouse.

  • Little Einsteins (he's crazy over these!), Feature Films, Elmo's  World, Spider in Sunnypatch, Leapfrog, Curious George.  We travel alot so the boys watch DVD's in the car usually especially on long trips.  ;-)

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:22 AM ET
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I am wishing for the following....

* Stouffers Dinner Club codes from the individual red box dinners

* Coke codes ~ like everybody else... lol

* Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

* Soda can tabs ~ I saw a neat bracelet made with these & I want to try my hand at it, but we don't drink canned drinks.

* A baby sling similar to this one... http://tinyurl.com/ngraw6a

* Any old brooches, rings, etc. costume jewelry that is the size of a quarter or larger. The bigger & more gaudy, the better.

* An adjustable mandoline slicer

* A hand held shower/sprayer that attaches to your faucet

* Tupperware lids/seals in a green color. I need mainly Modular Mate seals, but can use some others as well for mixing bowls & CrystalWave containers. I can give you the part # of the seals I need.

* I finally got myself a Seal-a-Meal machine & would appreciate any bags or accessories you may no longer be using.

* Ties ~ There's a local lady that makes lap quilts for charity out of old ties & I've been collecting them for her.

* DVD's of Back to the Future & any episodes of Golden Girls.

* Coupons for the following... ALL detergent, Oxy Clean, Windex, Kleenex/Puffs/etc., Poise, Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Life Cereal, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Triscuits, Jif, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Miracle Whip, canned tomato products, Pasta

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 8:42 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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ALL:  I'd like to update the spreadsheet that I created last year to have everyone's major "want" coupons in one place.  If you would like to be included on the list, please PM me the coupons that you can always use when they come out.  I haven't heard from several folks in quite awhile that were on my "regular" send list, so I'm guessing they don't need them anymore.  Anyway, I know several of us found the one page list of everybody's wants convenient.  Just let me know if you want to be included.  The list will be kept updated on the 2014 coupon thread in RAOK.

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/18/2014
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Hi everybody! Here are my wishes for April:

- Anything with Hello Kitty on it

- ANY kind of stickers (I'm a sticker fanatic and my daughter is quickly becoming one too!)

- Any kind of stationery (envelopes, note cards, sticky notes, note pads, etc.)

- Anything with owls

- Any kind of hand-me-down girl's clothing in size 4t. My daughter is 1 1/2 and is already in this size. No long sleeve stuff though please! :)

- Any Irish/Ireland related items

- Any Italian/Italy related items

- Anything with skulls on it

- Anything Harley Davidson

Thanks for reading! :)

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 11:26 AM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2010
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I have one wish for April: scarves

Do you have any scarves lying around, collecting dust?
Any scarves would be most welcome (except no wool please, I am allergic.)

Anything I can use to still look nice while covering my head is great.. the two I have are rather plain.

Thank you.

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes for April are:

1. Coke codes-I appreciate any that are sent to me and will be put to good use! :)

2. Lean cuisine codes-trying to save up for items on there that take a lot of points

3. Kelloggs codes-I like getting the reusable bags from them when I can rack up the points

4. Coupons-especially any from the Internet or from odd places like gas stations for instance

5. Coca Cola items-love the stuff!

6. Any DVD that you no longer want--no horror movies please--I will take them without a case as well

7. Any item with a cherry on it especially if it looks retro or like Mary Engelebreit stuff

9.Longshot item-Any essence cosmetics you don't want or have extras of

Thank you for reading! :) I will try to fulfill wishes on here as well.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 12:16 PM ET
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • coupons for :  glucose meters/test strips/lancets (One Touch, Breeze 2, Contour, Freestyle, etc.)  - I purchase them using the coupons and donate them to our local health clinic.
  • coupons for:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Emerald almonds, Blue Diamond almonds, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo travel sizes or samples - not available locally        
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Subject: April Wishes
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 1:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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My wishes for April are:

1) Birthday and Anniversary cards w/ envelopes

2) Angel or Retro Stickers

3) Pretty stationary with matching envelopes

4) A pocketbook with cell phone pocket in it. ( I need this badly)

5) Grocery store coupons ( no baby or animal food ones)


Thanks everyone that helps with my wishes. I appreciate it.

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 2:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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baby coupons

Oxy Clean Power

Allegra (Allergy medicine) coupons  for children and adults

Boost Glucose Control

Any coupons for any kind of Healthy food

Granola bar or oatmeal coupons

Geen Giant veggies

Drink mix singles (Anything like that) coupons or pkgs.

Carnation instant breakfast - coupons or pkgs.

Cat litter coupons (upstairs neighbor)

cat food samples or coupons


Smufts toys from Mdonald

Canon Fine Ink cartridges - 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black,31 Color.

Blessings, Thank you

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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cheekyExcited about doing Crafts right now to benefit my Adoption ministry- so looking for Fun Craft supplies. Thanks for Looking!cheeky

heartCraft Trims: Braids, Grosgrain/Satin Ribbons, Rick-Rack, Fringe, Laces, Small Pom poms trim, Cute appliques, Tiny Iron-ons.

heartCotton Calico Fabric & Mini Prints- Primary Colors preferred- small remnants welcome- Also Blue & White fabrics ( like English China )

heart Fun Buttons: Cute Baby/Child ones with pictures on, Nautical/Anchors, Bright Primary Colors- Whimsical Shapes- Dime size or less

heartMini Craft Photo Frames/Mini Picture Frames-  Square, Oval, Heart- Plastic, Wood, Metal -Also Small Matting or matte- 5" by 7" or less.

heartBible Verses/Scripture- On Post Cards, Greeting Cards, Mugs, Stickers, Memory Cards, Small Placks, Small Framed Verses, Labels, etc.

heartCharms from Charm Bracelets/Jewelry/Board games: Anchors, Hearts, Crosses, Doves, Flowers. Faith Words/Symbols,Any Cute ones!

heartUnused Ink Pads or Like new ones- Black or any colors- to use for rubber stamping. Cute mini rubber stamps with flowers, symbols, words.

heartMini Boxes: Tins from Altoids/Sucrets or plain ones this size, Cardboard mini jewelry boxes for rings, bracelets, small necklaces.

heartSwedish/Scandinavian Folk Art- paper items, Christmas or folk art home décor.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/27/2010
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Happy April! <3 

My wishes are:

- Coke codes

- Any kinds of tea or coffee (nothing with lemon, please)

- Anything related to Japan

- This might be an usual wish, but I am wishing for clip-on earrings, especially tiny to medium size stud earrings, hoops, or ones that dangle. My ears are pierced but didn't heal properly, so wearing pierced earrings hurt my ears and cause the holes to tear. I haven't worn earrings for years because of it but would love to start again with clip-ons (which are now hard to find).

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Subject: My April Wishes
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 3:47 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2014
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My wishes this month are for birthday cards from all over (my birthday is April 18)....anything to do with actor Jason Bateman....anthing to do with cats....Spiderman or Hulk things....Turtle related items....postcards new or used....Titanic items....any still usable padded evelopes....and that is about it. Happy April and thank you to all.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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Happy Spring to All!!  My April wishes smiley:

Coke codes (always VERY much appreciated!)


Coupons for:

Mariani or Sunmaid, etc., Dried Fruit

Fresh Express Salad Mixes

Sugarless gum

Granola bars, oatmeal, or other snacks that I can put in care packages for my son in the Marine Corps.

Hormel pepperoni, Hormel Compleats

Langer's juice or Welch's refrigerated juice

Libby's canned vegetables

Special K or Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Yogurt coupons

Wet N Wild Cosmetics

Maybeline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics

Covergirl Cosmetics


Long Shots:  1)  Nintendo NES Megaman games

                      2)  Nintendo DS games (for the small, handheld Nintendo gaming device)


Last Edited on: 4/6/14 4:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 5:06 PM ET
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 A very dear friend of mine waas just diagnosed with cance. While doing pre op blood work, they discovered she also has leukemia. I'd love to make her some hats. So here are my requests:

Patterns to make cancer chemo hats using fleece or tee shirts.

or if anyone could crochet her a couple hats, I would really appreciate it.  (I don't crochet or knit)



Date Posted: 4/1/2014 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2008
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Happy April everyone!

- I would love to have any size canvas or cloth tote bags (the kind you can wash in the wash machine :-)

- Anything Tiki related for my little Tiki room

Thanks so much heart

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 7:49 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Mens Body Spray/Cologne for ds

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2006
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April wishes:birthday cards[no kid ones please] any cassettes you may not want:rock or country,

any color stamp ink pad,Easter stickers

Date Posted: 4/1/2014 11:27 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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I am wishing for the following:)

Stationary for my sisters. They love stickers, notepads, stationary, pretty stuff to add to notes, etc.

Makeup samples, beauty supplies, shampoo, etc. I travel a lot and these are great to take with me. 


Date Posted: 4/2/2014 12:53 AM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2008
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Happy April Everyone!  =0)

I am wishing for the following:

  • Sanrio pencils, stickers, stationary any characters
  • KAWAII stickers and or stationary I especially love the little cupcakes and food theme ones
  •  Anything to do with Matryoshka dolls..stickers, stationary, etc
  • Toadstools, Mushrooms and Gnomes (anything)
  • Any little doggie sweaters or tee shirts sz small for my Jazzie...She is a Yorkie
  • LONG SHOT but if anyone has any leftover Advantage for a small dog that they do not want
  • Lastly, Nutro dog food coupons

Thanks in advance!!  =0)


Date Posted: 4/2/2014 4:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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Happy April!

The only thing that I am in need of is if anyone has an old used **Verizon** (or unlocked? Not sure how that works really) iPhone that's just sitting around collecting dust? My phone is dying quickly (:I have to restart it 3-4 times a day:( and my contract doesn't let me get a new phone til September. I don't care if it's got scratches/cracks/whatever, any age/version/iOS,  as long as it works! Thanks so much.

Subject: My April Wants
Date Posted: 4/2/2014 7:44 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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any baby coupons: diapers, wipes, etc., Enfamil coupons and checks;Dawn, Country Crock,and Cheer laundry detergent coupons, any metal longneck bottle caps (from cokes, beer, wine coolers, etc), any 30th anniversary items like picture frames or decorations (we are throwing my parents an anniversary party), pearls and pearl items such as beads, costume jewelry, etc., any "G" or "H" items, any unwanted buttons. Thank you all so much! Heather

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Subject: April Wishes
Date Posted: 4/2/2014 11:44 AM ET
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Kiddos Wishes:  Anything Nightmare Before Christmas & Easter Cards for the mantle.  

My Wish:  World Map Poster (any size or condition) Using for a project.

Happy April!  Thank you in advance for granting our wishes:

Date Posted: 4/2/2014 12:31 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes

for me ::  yogurt / energy bars / cereals / nail polish / covergirl / pudding

for cats :   dry food / canned food / litter / treats

for DD and me:  victoria secrets / bath and bodyworks

paper items:

old playing cards / bus ticket stubs/  old maps /  board game cards /  foreign stamps / odd pictures from a magazine /

bird pictures

any magazine pic that you might see of these shows:  American Horror: Coven ..or Freakshow ...or.... Walking Dead......

ANYTHNG : Wizard of Oz..........my grandkids are finally into this movie


new addition this month :  the coasters they give you at restaurants.... either round or square..... thanks


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Date Posted: 4/3/2014 1:14 AM ET
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Added to my list on page 1...

A baby sling similar to this one ~ http://tinyurl.com/ngraw6a