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Subject: **** AUGUST I WISH, I WISH (wishes we can grant) ****
Date Posted: 7/31/2017 4:47 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 unusual (though common sense is appreciated!); you never know what will turn up.

We must all abide by these PBS rules :
You may not wish for money or money-like items such as gift cards, or for monetary donations for any charities.  You may ask for things you collect for charities, such as stamps, pop can tabs, etc., but you may not solicit funding. This includes donations for 'gofundme' and other fund-raising events.
No buying or selling or advertising. No spam posts.
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. Sorry, but you may not ask for free books of any kind. (Unpostable books are given away in the damaged book thread of the Bazaar and sometimes in the RAOK thread.  There is also a Damaged/Unpostable Virtual Box in the Games forum.)

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. You could pay it forward by granting a wish yourself.
Please limit your wishes to no more than 10. Lists could get very long. You can always edit as you go along.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PMs between members. This keeps the threads clutter-free and easy to use. When you come to this ***I Wish*** thread, you see wishes. In the ***RAOK*** thread, it's all about things we are giving away - simple and easy. And to protect your privacy, please do not post your address in the thread - it's all done via PM.
Please check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!
PLEASE say THANK YOU to the person who grants your wish.  You may use our monthly ***Thank You*** thread, or you may acknowledge what you have received via a personal PM to the member(s) who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Check the RAOK thread before you post wishes -- the thing you want 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, then 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 that 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.

Date Posted: 7/31/2017 5:05 PM ET
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Hi, everyone! Wishing you all a fantastic August. heart

My wishes this month are:

- A tea infuser for loose tea. I have no preference - the little round ones with a chain or any other shape would be great. smiley

-  Any vegetarian recipes for quick and easy meals. I'm trying to give up meat and could use all the help I can get. lol!

- My long-shot wish this month is a cropped cardigan (small to medium). Any color! Here's an example of what they look like: Here

Date Posted: 7/31/2017 7:32 PM ET
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Thank you all to those who have responded to Julys Wishlist! :) 

My August Wishlist: 

1.) Large purse mine is ripping apart badly.  Wish granted. Thanks to the kindness and thoughtfulness of Vicky T. :)

2.) kitchen timer. Wish granted. Thanks to the kindness and thoughtfulness of VIcky T.  :)

3.) small kitchen decorations to put on walls (prefer. Christian nothing Wiccan please. Fruits, Veggies are fine)

4.) napkin holder-got at thrift store

5.) red checkered square tablecloth 

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Date Posted: 7/31/2017 8:13 PM ET
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Hoping for coupons for Atkins Bars, Nature Valley bars, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, please. Thanks for looking.

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Date Posted: 7/31/2017 9:34 PM ET
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If anyone has Polident Cleaner coupons I will put them to good use.

Date Posted: 7/31/2017 10:20 PM ET
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heartHappy August and Back 2 School Monthheart

Im pushin' it this month, but I give back, I always do...Its all about my daughter this month, so if you have any of this, I sure would be grateful!!!

Hoping for:

Mechanical Pencils

Loose Leaf Paper for school

1in wide binders any color

Locker decor for my teenThank you Sophia, Michelle S. and Vicky T.

Any size large shirts for school

Size 10 or 11 jeans

Size 9 white socks

Any Zelda or Team Fortress stuff.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2017 8:22 AM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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Happy August

My wishes for this month are:

1) Lotions for extremely dry skin ( for hubby)

2) Instant tea packs you mix in water (to go drinks)

3) Anything as a special surprise, as my birthday is this month (the 20th) ,and we won't be able to celebrate it as money is too tight. I'd love to know my birthday matters to someone other than myself.


4) Special wish: I know this is a little early but my hubby's birthday is Sept. 5th, and it would mean a lot if someone would remember him on his special day. He'll be 74. Bob rarely ever gets any mail and I'm pretty much the only one that gives him gifts. If someone would do a little something for him, it'd mean a lot to me a well as to him. Things he likes are: White Tee shirts ( XXXL), Anything to do with fishing, ball caps, anything with a Navy theme.

Thanks in advance to all who grant my wishes.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2017 10:18 AM ET
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I'm always looking for coupons for Weight Watchers products.  Also, if anyone has any 2016 Weight Watchers print magazines they are finished reading, I would give them a good home. ;)

Thank you!

Date Posted: 8/1/2017 11:34 AM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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For niece & nephews

*Anything My Little Pony: Friendship is magic (Her favorites are the small sets called MLP friendship is magic collection as seen here https://data.mlpmerch.com/fim-collection/  )  I got niece addicted to MLP :) it is our favorite girl time activity (watch MLP while playing MLP)

*Lego's/megablock's(not the large toddler blocks) all 3 LOVE these! 


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Date Posted: 8/2/2017 12:10 PM ET
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As many of you know, I just returned from vacation in Boston.  We loved Boston but some things that took place after we returned are worrisome.

Since we flew out of Pittsburgh and my parents live so close, we spent Monday night with them so we could visit again.  My parents are both in their late 70s.  When we got to my parents' home,  I found out that my dad is having some serious health issues.  He is the strongest person I have ever known and when he finally admits that their is an issue related to health, it is worrisome.  Not only did he admit that he was having issues, we could see that he was in lots of pain and has lost a great amount of motor coordination.  He would hardly move and he would have to grab ahold of something to keep from going down.  He is also having some kind of back issues as he complained of severe pain.  We were there until Tuesday afternoon and nothing improved but he refused to go to any doctor.  My mom and I begged him to go but he refuses.  (it isn't a money or issue, it is a stubborn issue of messing with his schedule)  I called again for about the 10th time since I returned home yesterday and he isn't any better.

My wish for this month is for prayers for my dad to find answers to these health issues and prayers for my mom to be strong enough to deal with my dad's stubbornness in this situation.  ( MY dad is finally going to the doctor tomorrow.  He isn't doing any better but has refused until this point and actually made an appointment.)


Adding:  Prayers for a friend of son's family.  Seth's friend, Shane 31, committed suicide on Friday and no one seems to know why.  He had the world by the tail or so everyone thought.  He was always in the paper for his good works and deeds and his success in high school, college and his chosen career.  We just never know why someone can choose to do something so drastic.

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Date Posted: 8/2/2017 2:15 PM ET
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My August wishes:

First I want to wish for a couple of things for my mother , thought this would be a nice thing to do an surprise her with.

She loves to crochet alot and she loves using the plastic dolls too.

Looking for the following items for her:

1. Any plastic dolls any size

2. Crochet patterns for doll clothes any size

3. Any old Amos & Andy or other old movies on dvd's.

4. Her favorite candy are the butterscotch ones.


Things I'm wishing for:

1.Any color ankle socks size 9

2.Any Adult hair scrungies, pretty clips or big barrettes

3.Any plain color v-neck tshirts size 2x

4. penpals

Thank you so much to anyone that can grant any of my wishes !

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Date Posted: 8/3/2017 8:55 PM ET
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August wishes: starting early.looking for any kind of Halloween items,anything Philadelphia Eagles,coupons for any kind of cat food.

Date Posted: 8/6/2017 10:03 AM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2010
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This month I'm looking for 



Hair bleach. I have a box of  Rose Gold dye that works best with blonde hair. I have brown.instead of dying hair blonde then RG, if wanna bleach it. All I've found is semi perm. Idk if that'd work. I'm going to a dance on the 26th

Washi tape

Hello Kitty and Gudetama stuff 

Cute owl stuff

Skeleton keys 

Fairy garden stuff



Date Posted: 8/6/2017 2:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2007
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Hi Everyone!  

I am wishing for.....

Coupons for Icy Hot with Lidocaine Patches

There is a 1 Dollar Coupon available on www.icyhot.com but I am struggling being able to print it out.  I need to use these patches everyday for my fibro so multiples would be very welcome.  Thank you for anyone who can help!


I am hoping everyone is hanging in there and I am sending a lot of love out to you all!

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Date Posted: 8/6/2017 7:20 PM ET
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My wishes are(added a few new ones):

1. Any Burt bees sample or makeup you no longer want.

2. Any kind of fall decor that you no longer want-especially anything with leaves.

4. Any snacks that you have extra of- I like trying different things.

5. Any coupons you have extra of and internet coupons-they help my mom and I a lot.

6. Dvds you no longer want-no horror-will take them without a case or slightly scratched if that helps.

7. Anything Wonder woman-she makes me smile.

Thanks for reading. Post your odd or unique wishes..might be able to help you out.:)

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Date Posted: 8/7/2017 12:17 AM ET
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I need to add a possible wish here please...

I am also looking for any perfume samples or scratch and sniff stickers or anything that would have a fun smell on it.

They will be going to a girl with autism who really relates to the world through smells.

I will be sending to her over a long period of time so anytime you find something for her you can always feel free to send it my way.

Thank you so much to anyone who can help!

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Date Posted: 8/7/2017 6:41 AM ET
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I want to reassure anyone to whom I promised things in the last couple of months, I am still going mail them to you! I haven't forgotten.

Date Posted: 8/8/2017 4:56 PM ET
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Coupons for:

  • shredded or blocks of cheese: Market Pantry, Kraft, Sargento, Cracker Barrel
  • yogurt (not light or 0% fat): Chobani, Brown Cow, Fage, Noosa
  • plain dry pasta
  • whole wheat bread, hamburger buns, tortillas
  • whole bean coffee: Peets or Starbucks 
  • peanut butter: Laura Scudders or Adams 
  • Northern toilet paper
  • sour cream: Daisy, Knudsen, Market Pantry
  • sparkling water (no flavor or sweetener): Arrowhead, Pellegrino, Perrier

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Date Posted: 8/8/2017 5:06 PM ET
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Added to my post.

Date Posted: 8/9/2017 12:48 PM ET
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Hi all,

Just one wish at the moment.  A shoe horn.  Yes - my husband misplaced his.

Thanks, Diane

Date Posted: 8/12/2017 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Some of the usual for me:

Broken/unwanted  jewelry, rhinestones or beads

Red cologne (kind of goes fast doesn't it?)

NEW:  the spray top from any and all colognes, especially the taller spray tops (can even be the spray tops from those room freshners/smell stuff)

Thanks friends

Date Posted: 8/12/2017 11:10 PM ET
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Happy heading toward mid-August everyone :) 

I am still trying to find my old favorite Dixie 3oz cups. They come in a yellow box and look like: http://www.cvs.com/bizcontent/merchandising/productimages/large/4200043900.jpg

The animals make me smile :) I have called Dixie and sadly this product has long been discontinued.

Important note: Please do not spend money on a similar blue box version of these cups. It is NOT the same product. The yellow box had 10 different animals. The blue box only 4. The blue I can find out here if I had to. I would love one more box of the yellow :) Please, please, do not spend the money Amazon is asking for the yellow cups either! Rite Aid and sometimes Walgreens had these cups buy one, get one. I have also purchased them at Smart and Final and supermarkets such as Ralph's (Kroger maybe for some of you) and Von's (Safeway maybe for some of you). Target and Wal-Mart have not had them in ages :/ 

Thank you for keeping an eye out for these cute critters for me. I appreciate it and all of you, always so much :) God Bless you! 

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Date Posted: 8/13/2017 1:42 AM ET
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Hate the 80s? I'm your girl! 80s music is my favorite and I go to shows almost every weekend. I'll take anything 80s you got, except CDs, movies, actual media- have no use for that. Neon, jelly bracelets, etc. I looooove the 80s! :-)

Date Posted: 8/16/2017 1:03 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/17/2017 1:30 PM ET
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Does anyone have an extra pair of eclipse glasses?  Leavenworth doesn't have them.