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Date Posted: 11/30/2016 10:23 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.


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Date Posted: 11/30/2016 10:49 PM ET
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Merry Christmas!!!

My Wish list Includes:

1.) Belle and the Beast: A Christian Romance DVD

2.) A Royal Christmas (Jane Seymour) DVD

3.)  A Christmas Clock--This is for my mom. She's been looking for one for years.

4.) Acrylic paints for 17 year old niece

5.) Liquid watercolors for 17 year old niece

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Date Posted: 11/30/2016 11:12 PM ET
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Happy December Everyone!

Let's Spread A Little Cheer & Human Kindness This Holiday Season!

On December 16th I will be delivering holiday cards to Veterans at the Loma Linda, CA V.A. Hospital.

If you'd like me to deliver a card from you, all you need to do is private message me for my address.

Please mail it in time for me to receive it by Dec. 14th so I will be able to be organized by the morning of the 16th.

For privacy reasons, I will not give the recipient the envelope that you mailed the card in.  They will not have your return address.

Thanks so much!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2016 8:17 AM ET
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I am hoping for:

You guys to send us some Christmas cards, it brings a lot of cheer to our home getting cards from you guys!

Coke codes, marlboro coupons

Christmas duct tape or washi tape or any kind of decorative tape! I use tape to decorate PBS packages.


Long Shots:

For my pre-teen daughter:

Long sleeve shirts or sweaters in a large.(Something a teen might wear, she has grown so fast)

She looooves dragons! Anything like a dragon calendar or a figurine or jewelry ect..Her fav colors are purple or blue..

My girl also is very much into SIBERIAN HUSKIES now, so any kind of figure, a piece of jewelry, poster or calendar or just anything at all of a husky.

Anything you send, will go under the tree for her, thanks so much in advance if you can help out!

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 11:16 AM ET
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Merry Christmas! My main wish this December is that those of you who do celebrate Christmas, please remember Christ in Christmas. Thank you.

I would be so grateful for postage stamps especially any Nativity. I promise any stamp will be used to spread cheer.

Very long shot: I have asked this before, trying again, lol. I used to order on amazon often this Eureka sticker book: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61VzQ1oEY5L._SX300_QL70_.jpg It is currently only available on Amazon Canada as shown in the link. Eureka no longer makes this product. Should any of you come across this item, please let me know! It's a wonderful way for me to get to share stickers with different folks and yes keep some to use in cards, too :) P.S. There is the yellow version of this product but that is not at all the same thing. The blue one pictured in the link is so much handier!

God Bless You!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2016 6:45 PM ET
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My wishes:

-- Anything wearable with trees, leaves, vines, acorns, or other plant-ish themes.  Especially necklaces, earrings, pins, scarves, beads, buttons, etc.
-- Yarn in any version of green you happen to want to pass along -- any amount is welcome.
-- Bluejay or spider things
-- Piercing stud earrings (pairs or single), or the backs that go with them.
-- And an oddball/longshot: A green velvet cape/cloak (just in case one of you has one lying around that you don't know what to do with, heh!)

Thanks for looking!

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 10:35 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/2/2016 2:45 AM ET
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thank you all for your RAOKheart

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Date Posted: 12/2/2016 9:23 AM ET
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Happy December!

This month I'd be very grateful for:

- Any old classic movies or sitcoms on dvd

- Anything Tiki for my little Tiki reading room - even the littlest thing has a place in the Tiki room & adds to the fun decor.

* Longshot: crocheted or knit hat (beanie style) or 'newsboy' hat in any color

Thanks so much to everyone who participates in the RAOK heart

Date Posted: 12/2/2016 1:12 PM ET
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$3 Coupon for Pearls Probiotic (they are tiny and easy to swallow) (if you sign up at the website they will mail one per address.... but only once so I can't do it again}

Regular Pepsi Coupons

Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner samples

John Frieda- luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner samples


beads with a hole big enough to be threaded with 1/4 in ribbon snuggly, not loose

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar, solid blue or purple

Betty Boop Stickers

Comedy and Tragedy Stickers

Book Charms

extreme longshots...

I would love a blinkie to commemorate 5 years as a non smoker to replace the x-smoker blinkie in my siggie line. 

"Proud to be, 5 years, smoke free"   Something like that..... thanks

a blank "keep calm" like below in a light color


but instead of a crown, a pic of Betty Boop



Date Posted: 12/3/2016 4:59 AM ET
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My wish list:

   Still looking for wine corks

   Lotions or Creams for dry skin

   Broken Jewelry or jewerly making supplies u no longer need

  Soft cozy socks

  Hope everyone has a good holiday 🎄🎄🎄

Date Posted: 12/3/2016 3:50 PM ET
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Happy Holidays, everyone! Hope your December is wonderful. smiley

My wishes this month are:

heart Coke codes (always useful!)

heart Any vintage or vintage looking (1940s - 1960s) clothes - small or medium usually (fine if they need a little extra love and repair!)

heart Any vintage or vintage looking accessories (jewelry, hair clips/flowers, ect)

heart Anything related to Disney's Snow White

heart My longshot wish this month is a Snow White T-shirt of any style or color (small or medium in women's, large in juniors)


Date Posted: 12/3/2016 7:42 PM ET
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Happy Holidays to all!  My wishes for December are for my elementary school library:

-Any pieces of Legos (I am creating a lesson in which I will be labeling call numbers on the Legos and my students need to find a match and stack them.)
-Plastic colored Easter eggs (I am creating a lesson in which students need to match 2 words to create a compound word.)
-Tornado tubes (this is for my Makerspace involving weather.)  This is what they look like:  https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/store/tornado-tube.html

Thanks for looking.  I will be posting my offerings for this month shortly.

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Date Posted: 12/3/2016 7:43 PM ET
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Dec. wishes: any kind of X-mas stickers,X-mas note paper,X-mas napkins or paper plates,

Date Posted: 12/4/2016 5:13 PM ET
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-Coke Codes

-Innovasian Reward Codes

-Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

-Starbucks Star Codes

-Reading Glasses 1.75


Date Posted: 12/4/2016 6:03 PM ET
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My wishes for this month are(most are Xmas related):

1. Small glass or porcelain trees for my mom--they are hard to find and she tries to put them out to display at Xmas. I can take candles that are shaped as a tree as well.

2. Looking for a snowy Xmas picture to display..I like scenery pictures.

3. Coca cola Xmas ornaments you know longer want.

4. Coupons any that you have extra of or internet coupons

5. Xmas movie dvds-any ..Will take them without a case as well.

6. Flavored lip balm-anything but mint.

7. Anything Wonder woman.:)

Will try to fulfill wishes as well..post your unique wishes I might be able to help you out.


Date Posted: 12/6/2016 4:11 PM ET
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My wishes are;

To receive a Christmas card from all of you. I love receiving Christmas cards!

Pampers Reward Codes



Date Posted: 12/6/2016 7:17 PM ET
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Added to wishlist

Date Posted: 12/8/2016 2:58 PM ET
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My December Wishlist:

1.) women's gloves (small or medium)

2.) Little girl gloves (6 year old)

3.) women's sweatpants (medium)

4.) small wooden corks (like from wine bottles or craft departments. Our pet rats love to chew on them.)

5.) Kuerig brand k-cups (any flavor)

Long Shots:

episodes of Reba and a light-up wall clock (the kind that plugs into and hangs on the wall)

Date Posted: 12/8/2016 10:45 PM ET
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Merry Christmas!

Any broken pieces of jewelry

Small and smaller pearls (not beads...no holes)

If anyone has a Michael Kors purse, in brown or ugly camel, that is being trashed and has a flap closing, I am in need of the flap.  Or the whole purse if you like(ho, ho)

Thanks all!

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Date Posted: 12/9/2016 11:37 PM ET
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My December Wishes:

1. knee high socks for my 12 year old son, the crazier the better, characters or anything, he doesn't even care if they are pink

2. Troll pen toppers from McDonald's.

3. Anything dragon themed, Both my 7 year old son and my 12 year old daughter love dragons.

4. Someone to teach me how to put blinkies on my signature. I used to know how but have completely forgot!!

Date Posted: 12/11/2016 7:19 PM ET
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Happy Holidays everyone!

I'm looking for a 2017 wall calendar--preferably one with animals or nature scenes.

Also looking for a 2017 year at a glance magnet.  These are magnets that are given out by many businesses this time of year.  I don't mind if there is advertising on it as long as it has all 12 months.

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Date Posted: 12/21/2016 12:26 PM ET
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I could use bookmarks and buttons please. 


Thank you so much!

Date Posted: 12/23/2016 3:55 PM ET
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I would love a winter blinkie for my siggie.  I tried and failed miserably.  Something similar in size to the rest and easy to read.  Something to show I hate winter, lol.   Brr, it's too cold!   or Best part of winter is when it's over.   or Let's Skip Winter....something along those lines.

Also an ex-smoker blinkie where there would be a blank space where I could add/change the number of years.

Unfortunately, I'm not so talented to do myself.  Thanks!!

Date Posted: 12/24/2016 8:10 PM ET
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Updated wishlist