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Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:23 AM ET
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This is where we post things we would like, other than money or books by name.

First: Remember: this is the place to wish. We all have wishes. If you feel someone has asked for something too large, expensive or extravagant, just ignore. Please be kind. Don't make someone feel badly. None of us know someone else's circumstances, unless we ask...........................For those of us asking, let's remember this is NOT a place to stock pantries, get all our presents for others, etc. It's a place for members to wish for items for themselves and immediate family. Also, PBS rules do not allow one to ask for money, even for charities, here. You may ask for other items, such as stamps and boxtops, etc.

Here, you list a few things you like/collect/can use. Obviously, we all like certain things like credits, wish-list books, etc. This is NOTfor that kind of thing. This is for things others might have around the house that you can use (for instance if you collect postcards, bookmarks, Coke codes, or if there's a candy you love you can't find in your area, etc). ** Please remember that books, by title or genre, should not be requested in this forum(I Wish thread). There may be other places for that. If someone sends you a book, please receive it and thank the member sending it.

Please limit your list to about 10 items (Remember, you can edit your list), and if someone PMs you for your address, please acknowledge and thank them when you receive whatever they send you. There is a separate thank you thread so we can keep this one clean and easy to read. It can get jumbled and hard to read with extra clutter so if we can do our best to keep it to our requests and the rare bump, that would be awesome :) It's important to thank everyone who send something either by PM and or the thank you thread so that we know the item arrived. Members do not want to send things, continously, to others who do not let them know the items have arrived.

It's always good to check the RAOK thread before you post your wishes -someone may already have what you are looking for. (For those of you looking for them, coupons are offered on the RAOK on a regular basis.) There is now a separate coupon thread within the RAOK forum, if you wish to trade there.

If you post wishes, try to grant at least one wish yourself, so this place is not considered a "gimme" group, where people post but don't send out. PBS members can become good friends, don't abuse, please! **NOTE: Cathy W. (Firefly) collects cancelled postage stamps for charity.**

If you see a wish you are able to grant, just PM the poster and ask for their name and address - that's it, simple and easy and a lot of fun! Note: And please be sure to thank members who grant your RAOK wishes. It's not necessary to do it here, but do PM to let them know you received your gifts. Too many things have been lost in the mail. Lately, members have mentioned that they have not heard from the members that they have sent things to and wonder if they have been rec'd. We hesitate to keep sending to someone who does not acknowledge, as we do not know if other items were rec'd. If someone declines your request, that may be the reason.

Any questions, please PM and ask.  

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 11:42 AM 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:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt or Dannon Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer
  • Senseo decaf coffee pods - none of my local stores carry the decaf pods
  • TastyKakes - especially butterscotch krimpets and cream-filled krimpets - not available anywhere around here

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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Here are my wishes- as always!:

  • Box Tops for Education for my son's school
  • Campbell's Labels For Education
  • Stonyfield yogurt codes (from lid- please include product type and size in PM.)
  • Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's or Adult)
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons


Thanks for looking!   :)

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2010
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I'm wishing for....

  • the little bubble containers you would get a ring or trinket in, out of those 25cent machines.... I need several of them :)
  • green socks... my shoe size is 4, so they could be childrens or womens
  • dinosaur stickers
  • Purina ONE cat food coupons
  • sticky notes or flags
  • Cat toys: foil crinkle balls or leather mice- my cats love these, but they're hard to find!
  • broken jewelry! i like to get crafty in my spare time

Thank you so much! 

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2009
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I'm wishing for

Postcards - used or unused, for my collection

Hardanger embroidery patterns

Used postage stamps

Purina One Cat food coupons - my cats only like the dry versions

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2008
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Long shot, but- I would love a baby carrier or sling! :0)

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Subject: Wishes....
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 8:32 PM ET
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My wishes:


I would really appreciate any Disney Reward Codes that come in the Disney movie cases.

I collect these so that I can purchase dvd's off the Disney site with my rewards. I have two little boys who love Handy Manny smiley

I would also like postcards or old greeting cards because I cut them in half and use the picture as a postcard.


If you are willing to spare these I would very much appreciate it.

Thanks and God Bless!


Date Posted: 7/31/2011 1:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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I'd appreciate having old card fronts... don't use/need Christmas or Halloween. Even pretty note card fronts will work. I make bookmarks from them & would happily send you a couple of my handmade creations in exchange for your card fronts.

Also looking for small tassels, colored buttons (nickle size or larger), beads with large holes... I use these to embellish some of my bookmarks.

Thanks, Debbie  

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 2:01 AM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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i would love to have C O U P O N  S  that you dont need or use .....


CAT ::   dry food, canned food, litter, treats 
( they love 9Lives and Friskies wet food...and any dry food)


clorox / lysol  WIPES

baby wipes / baby pullups & diapers / swim diapers

greek yogurt

bath and body works discount coupons

victoria secrets discount coupons

nail polish coupons :  any brand  cheeky

shampoo :  aussie , herbal essence, garnier fructis

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 8:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2010
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Hi PBS-Friends!

I wish for . . .

  • Book marks
  • School Supplies: Paper clips, Tapes, Sheet Protectors, or High Lighters 
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • Mouse toys that are designed for cats

Other than that, I wish everyone to continue having a blessed month. heart

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 12:04 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Coke codes

Coupons for: soda
Purina One dog or cat food
Personal care

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Anything soccer related

Warner Brothers Insider Rewards codes-found in DVD/Blu-rays

Cars 2 codes from select Kelloggs Cereal, Keebler, Nutri-grain products

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

Drink mix singles-any flavor except tea

Body wash, shampoo/conditioner

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Date Posted: 7/31/2011 3:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2008
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I wish for:

Cherrybrook Kitchens (allergy friendly food) - UPC codes or coupons

Box Tops for Education

Campbells labels for education

Community Coffee UPC's

Coupons for kitten food

Cootie Bug kids' game or Mr Potato Head spare parts


Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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I would love to have any:

Coke Codes

Organzia material (I'll take left overs)

Black or blue pens

flash drive


Date Posted: 7/31/2011 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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I am wishing for..

1.Coffee. I prefer flavored kinds but instant or whole bean is fine.

2.Perfumes, bath items, nail polish, etc.

3.Acne items. I love the Proactive but it is expensive.

4.Stationary or the lined writing tablets.

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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I am wishing for:

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns

- Bandanas, as they are the only means of controlling my hair. Any colors and patterns are welcome, but I especially like blues and greens

- Fantasy Artwork, especially featuring dragons, faeries, centaurs, phoenix, sphinx; but anything fantasy related would be awesome (poster, postcard, sticker, old calendar, anything like that)

- Anything Digimon related: figures, cards, books, stickers, toys, anything like that. My little cousin has become obbsessed with Digimon: Digital Monsters recently and I wish to feed her addiction ;)

- Anthing Doctor Who related: books, figures, toys, posters, stickers, anything like that. My friends and I are completely in love with this show and we will happily share any leftovers you may have to share with us!

 - Old board games: even if all the pieces might not be there, that's fine by me; especially Scrabble

Long shot wishes:

I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they're a long shot but I figured I might as well ask.
One is a motorcycle helmet. Not a bike regular helmet that only covers the top of your head but one that also comes around to protect your chin/jaw, if you know what I mean.
The other wish is for a gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (like this: http://disparue.org/gallery/7/doctorwho/1/109/images/doctorwho109_1919.jpg). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.
The last wish is a black cloak and hood. Nothing special for this one, just your typical black cloak, either with a hood attached or as a separate entity.

Like I said, I know they're long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :)

Thanks for reading my wish list!

Last Edited on: 8/2/11 11:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 12:09 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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My wishes are the same as they have been.  Thanks for looking!

In reading all the forums, I have seen people discuss the bookmates/openpage covers.  I would love a tradesize since I have been accumulating a lot of tradesize books since joining pbs.  I know it's a longshot, but you never know.

***If anyone makes cloth bookcovers, I would love a betty boop, comedy and tragedy  (masks) or celestial tradesize.   (or solid color. stripes, dots or patterns- no green, yellow or orange please)  ***still hoping

comedy/tragedy stickers

pepsi coupons

magnetic bookmarks

Thanks to everyone who has granted my wishes.  I post in the thank you thread, but in case I've omitted anyone, I want you to know I appreciate it!

Date Posted: 8/1/2011 12:22 AM ET
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I need one of those cheesy, Paris Hilton looking "puppy purses." I know...I know. But I am fostering a TINY little puppy who cries when I leave her alone. I've been taking her with me when I run errands, in a beach tote, and she LOVES it. Problem is, it's too big for her, plus it's a pain to wash. We believe she is a Pom-Chi mix, about 8-10 weeks old. I will have her only until she has been spayed and sufficiently recovered from the surgery.
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 8:54 AM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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I am wishing for:

  • yarn - I make chemo caps and baby blankets for the homeless shelter
Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 9:04 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2006
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Remember -

These members collect expired coupons  to send to military bases.   Coupons should be no more than 3 months past date, please.  Just PM them for their address and send a bunch when you can.  Much easier than posting here and waiting for someone to request them.   This is a great help to our military families.  (Only regular coupons, not those  for specific stores, please.)

Kimberly M. (nescioquis)


Lisa D. (tommygirl)
Thanks to Kim, Lisa and Cassie and Jessica for their efforts.   If anyone else is doing this, please PM and we will add you to the list.


Date Posted: 8/1/2011 9:35 AM ET
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Hi all, back with the usual wishes -

        I love anything sheep related - I collect everything sheepish.

        Anythng St. Bernard related - hard to find!

       Stationery of any kind.  I write to people all over the world.  If your stationery has been stationary for years, send it to me, I'll get in moving and put it to good use!   Yes, some of us do still write real letters!

       I'll gladly take any bath salts, bubble bath, bath powder etc. off your hands. ( just beware, the postage on this stuff can be brutal!)

Thanks for looking.



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Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 12:21 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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    Single Drink Water Flavorings (Crystal Light etc)
    Laundry Detergent
    Fabric Softener

For the kids:
    Box Tops For Education
    Campbell's labels for Education

Pop Tabs:
    For Ronald McDonald House…to helps the families and the kids.

Drink mix singles (Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Store Brand etc):
    In an effort to continue to loose weight I am now drinking water instead of pop which is great but plain water does not appeal so I am looking for any of those single water flavorings that you might have bought and find you don’t like. 

Book Cover:
    If anyone makes cloth book covers I would like one for my hardback books.  I have several for the paperback size books but can not seem to find one to fit my hardback books.  Or if you know of a site where I can buy one that would be great also.

    Any kind of refrigerator magnets that you no longer want.  I am trying to cover my door so that it is no longer visible to any one. (It is a puky green color that does not match the other appliances in the kitchen and I can't afford to replace it.

Crochet Thread/Patterns:
    I make Barbie doll clothes and would like any thread/baby yarn that you are not going to use or no longer want.  The doll clothes goes to the women’s shelter for the girls that come with the mothers.  I make the clothes and then buy an inexpensive doll to put with the clothes for the girls.  I would also like any patterns for the Barbie style doll clothes that you no longer want.



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Date Posted: 8/1/2011 5:05 PM ET
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Marlboro coupons please for DH's habit;  for cartons only.............

(I'll keep an eye out for wishes I can fulfill..........

Thanks all.......

Date Posted: 8/1/2011 5:30 PM ET
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hi everyone,

as some of you know mom has had dementia for 15 month and she was in hospital for 3 day with tumor salvair gland and might had mini stroke so if anyone would like to send her card i would love it just cheer her up . she is heart and soul and her care taker is dad who is 92 . thank you . i will give my address and bring  them over

pm me if you want address.

Subject: My wishes!
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2010
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-Anything Harry Potter literally anything!

- And since it's almost September any really cute school accesories like adorable pencils, pencil cases harpeners, markers, etc. :D Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/1/2011 9:32 PM ET
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We play this game every week and always can use more pieces:

Settlers of Catan game pieces--whole game or just misc parts of it

Thank you!