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Subject: August's ******* I Wish, I Wish, Wishes I Can Grant Thread *****
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 10:11 PM ET
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Welcome to the RAOK wishes thread - more fun to be had in the RAOK!

       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 here.

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.
         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 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 - they 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. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Subject: Still wishing for school supplies and prize box treasures for 2nd grade.
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 11:58 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Cap erasers



lined paper

treasure box items

dry erase markers ( would love to have a brown to draw on board for science)

clean unmatched socks to use as dry eraser marker erasers

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:36 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

* I would appreciate a zester if someone has one lying around they don't use.  Received from Heather M. (aggieeditor)

* An adjustable mandoline slicer

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

* The blender container to an Osterizer blender, glass or plastic ~ like this one... http://tinyurl.com/lpj7jgl  

* Coupons for the following... ALL detergent, Kleenex/Puffs/etc., Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Life Cereal, Jif, ??? There's more that I can't think of right now but will add later.

ETA: This is kind of a large wish but a girl can dream ;)  I'd really appreciate having a Seal-a-Meal machine. Would love any of the accessories & bags as well.

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Subject: My August Wishes
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 2:47 AM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2005
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My August wishes are:

Coke Codes

Lean Cuisine Codes

Stouffers Codes

Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

Monster's U. Movie Codes found on Kellogg's cereal boxes

Any of these codes can just be sent to me by personal message so no postage :) I greatly appreciate any codes sent and will be sure to grant some wishes to pay it forward. Take care, Jennifer

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 9:31 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Happy August! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 4/14/2012
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I would like to make a mosaic birdbath for my Moms nursing home ( where I volunteer in the garden courtyard) I am looking for unwanted mosaic pieces , broken china or ceramic with pretty designs, small tiles or glass pebbles ( basically anything I can grout and will hold up in the weather) . A lot of what I am requesting is probably heavy to mail so please don't spend too much on the postage but if you break a beautiful plate and want it to be repurposed and recycled as a artistic birdbath please send it my way. Also I collect foreign coins if anyone has any leftover from trips.
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 9:52 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Kitchen and hand towels

Kellogg's Family Reward Codes

Staple remover

Anything related to U.S. Soccer, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Everton, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, FIFA World Cup or UEFA

Coupons for Coppertone Tattoo Guard sunscreen

Mitten clips

Coupon organizer

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

                     Victoria's Secret for free panties or $10 off a purchase 

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2005
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Wash cloths and hand towels

Dish cloths and dish towels

We go through them like crazy and our animal shelter uses them.



Date Posted: 8/1/2013 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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Here is my Wish List:

- Weight Watchers recipes, from WW cookbooks, magazines, shared in meetings, anything like that; I am trying to get more into cooking with Weight Watchers recipes

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns (any kind of patterns as I cross-stitch for the online charity LoveQuilts and a wide variety of themes are requested to be stitched, though please, no Christmas/winter/angel patterns, I'm all set on those!); I'd especially like those 'One Nighter' pamphlets 

3D puzzle or wood model or any kind of kit or model for building a model tower/building; I'd really like one of the Empire State Building but I'd be happy for anything that looks like it belongs in a modern day city; even if all the pieces aren't there or it has been used before, it doesn't matter to me, I would still be happy to have it

Small thin pins, for the purposes of pinning down completed cross stitch for framing (would also be happy for just any advice on what kind of pins and where to find them)

- Anything Doctor Who or Marvel (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the like) related, I'll be happy to take if off your hands, no matter what the item is

- Anything related to dragons: statues, posters, postcards, calendars, toys, figures, anything remotely related to dragons (honestly, I want to write a book featuring dragons and surrounding myself in dragon memorabilia is wonderful inspiration; would also welcome any other mythical creatures but mostly dragons)



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they are long shots but it never hurts to ask, right?

- Gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (similar to this: http://fav.me/d2stb1r ). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit for an adult. Perferably not skin tight, but slightly baggy. 

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat for an adult, tall and pointy though collapsable for storage and travel, it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for.

Like I said, I know it's a long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :) If you have any ideas on how I can get my hands on them for cheap, I would also welcome those suggestions.


Thanks for reading my wish list! Happy August, everyone! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels like 2013 is zipping by really fast)

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • Lean Cuisine 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, Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, Gorton's fish fillets, Snapple, Sargento cheese, Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers Smart Ones
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner 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!

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Subject: August RAOK
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 12:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/9/2009
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I would love to receive any of the following, please.

  •  Mary Englebrite... books, articles, bookmarks... anything ME.
  •  Any 5th grade workbooks or textbooks.  I home school my 5th grade grandson.
  •  Anything to teach him about the history of the USA.  Pictures, notebooks, postcards.  etc.
  •  Postcards addressed to my grandson...pm me for his name and address.  He loves to get mail.
  • Any articles or books about how to make natural bath or body items.

Thank you, Thank you!!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:06 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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I am wishing for ...

~ Bookmarks with Tassels

~ Anything Super Hero (Especially Super Hero Squad or DC Super Friends)

~ Anything to do with Owls, Fairies, Mermaids, or Zombies

~ A Mason Jar with a Lid

~ Makeup samples or Coupons

~ Bud Light Beer Bottle Caps (for a craft project)

~ Ink Pens Pens (I love colored ink)

~ Ceramic Coffee Mug with a Lid (I know this ones a long shot, but I had a Starbucks one that I broke & can't find another ANYWHERE!)

Thank You!



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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:19 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2007
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Hi everyone!

I am always wishing for anything to do with Sharks! I absolutely love sharks!

I am also wishing for postcards...blank...or written and stamped...

and Stickers are always nice!

Thanks so much for looking!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2010
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Hello, thanks for reading :)

--Anything Minion related... I'm still missing a few of the Happy Meal toys, pm to check what I have

--Anything with skulls, skeletons, black lace, dinosaurs, butterflies

--Blank canvas bookmarks for cross stitch

--Decaf coffee K cups, any flavor (I dont mind expired either!)

--Prayers, as I'm still battling illness, currently on bed rest and trying to fundraise for the next treatment!

--Fun Pens, anything to make me smile :D

--Craft kits, as well as any scrapbooking leftovers, stickers, etc. Im on bed rest and trying to be crafty with my time :)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 3:20 PM ET
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heartheartFor Jody- August Wishes - Just moved to Florida near my mom- so happy to be back on this great forum!heartheart


heartMagazine articles, booklets and/or unpostable books on Blue & White Home Decorating- Blue and White Country Kitchens, Sun Rooms, Bedrooms, etc that have nice color photos and focus on exclusive Blue and White decorating- ( Blue & white toile china, accenting in country or french country in blue and white ) 

heartBible Verse/Scripture verse in greeting cards, labels, stickers, frameable embroidery or cross stitch, and old postcards with Bible verses, any home decor with bible verses.


heartSwedish/Norwegian/Scandinavian cards, postcards, Christmas cards, labels, stickers, ( dala horses, gnomes, Carl Larsson artist, Lisi Martin and Midsommer, Swedish/Norweigian Christmas )

Last Edited on: 8/29/13 4:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 5:10 PM ET
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I am wishing for most of the same things but changed some up:)

Beauty samples, perfumes, makeup, etc.

Coupons(restaurants such as Arbys', Wendy's, Steak and Shake, etc), and grocery(cereal, diet, poptarts, etc) Would also like any for rental services. We are taking a trip in September and might be needing a rental car. 

Stationary items. This could be notecards with envelopes, sticker seals, etc. My younger sisters write pen pals and they enjoy anything like that. 

Thanks in advance!


Date Posted: 8/1/2013 5:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2008
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I could always use

Marlboro Coupons

Newport Coupons

Frozen Pizza Coupons

Plastic Canvas

Scraps of yarn

Thanks so much


Date Posted: 8/1/2013 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes are:

1. Coke codes-always used every time and greatly appreciated :)

2. Lean cuisine codes

3. Coupons-especially any that come from the Internet or other places- I can't print out coupons lately on my printer :(

4. Anything Coca Cola-it can be recipes, a old advertisement from a magazine, I am not picky...:)

5. Any movie or TV DVD you no longer want-no horror please--I will take them without a case as well.

6. Anything purple that you no longer want

7. Anything that is Rocks or Minerals--I collect them :)

8. Anything with cherries on it-especially if it looks retro or like Mary Engelbreit stuff.

Thank you for looking..I will try to fulfill wishes on here as well.

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Any early 1900s newspapers or magazines, even partials
Early campaign pins or buttons
Coke codes
Burl Ives CDs (except full Christmas)
K Cups

     Liq detergents, Kraft man 'n cheese, bath soaps, Purina One Cat fd(especially sensitive or indoor), Snuggle liquid and Lactaid milk
Avon Millenia cologne(discontinued, of course)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 8:52 PM ET
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I am wishing for Kelloggs Family Rewards codes.  They are inside Keebler, Cheez-it, Special K products, Worthington, Loma Linda, and anything Kelloggs. I'm saving up for new measuring cups/spoons. smiley  They are 10,000 points, and right now I have 2415.

Packages are marked with this symbol:


If you aren't using your code, please PM it to me. Thanks in advance!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 8:56 PM ET
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If wishes were horses:

Small (baggie sized) twister ties 

Scented votive candles

Blank note cards or Thank You cards

Table cloth clips

Small simmer pot (for scented oils/candles)

Book light

Any Burt's Bees products

Thick knee or thigh high socks

Fabrics - vintage, nautical, silk, and/or sequined

Wall clock

8x10 frames

And most importantly, positive healing thoughts and energy 


Thanks for reading.  I try to pay it forward!  :)

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Date Posted: 8/1/2013 11:49 PM ET
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Daughter is getting married in October and we are hoping someone has some

1. White tulle

2. Floating candles


Date Posted: 8/2/2013 8:44 AM ET
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Coke Codes

Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

Lean Cuisine Codes


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Date Posted: 8/2/2013 11:33 AM ET
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Here's my wishlist:

  • Stickers - ones that are suitable for kids
  • Anything Olympic-themed or Olympic-related
  • Sports trading cards
  • Issues of "Real Simple", "Our State", "Strings", "BBC Music", "The Strad", "Pianist", "International Piano", "Country Weekly", "National Geographic", "National Geographic Traveler", "CCM", "American Organist", "Sports Illustrated", "ESPN: The Magazine", "International Gymnast", "Swimming World Magazine", "International Figure Skating", "NASCAR Illustrated", "Snowboarder", "Softball Magazine", "USSSA Today", "Softball Today", "The Hockey News", "SwimNews", "Baseball America", "Transworld Snowboarding", "USA Gymnastics Magazine", "The Wolfpacker Magazine" or "Inside Gymnastics".
  • Anything related to North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, or Washington, DC
  • Presidential pins/Olympic pins
  • Anything relating to the violin, piano, mandolin, or banjo
  • Anything sports-related - especially swimming, figure skating, softball, gymnastics, soccer, or snowboarding
  • Coupons for organic food
  • Classical music CDs
  • Christian music CDs
  • Country/bluegrass music CDs
  • Anything related to NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Carolina Mudcats, or the Carolina Panthers
  • Pens, unsharpened pencils, mechanical pencils, notepads, or highlighters from travel destinations or businesses
  • Keychains from travel destinations or businesses
  • Youth-sized baseball caps - specifically ones with sports logos, travel-related logos (such as a destination), and Christian-themed slogans/logos
  • Crafting items - especially things relating to latch-hook rugs, cross-stitch, and friendship bracelets
  • Any music-related flash cards

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Date Posted: 8/2/2013 2:26 PM ET
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I am still ever-hopeful that someone will come across something Shmoo-related.

I have all of Al Capp's Shmoo Books - but would stiil love other Shmoo items!cool




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