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Date Posted: 11/30/2011 8:29 PM ET
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This is where we post things we would like,(except money request or books by name). Please remember that we do not offer money for items we wish for because PBS frowns upon that. It also lessens the spirit of this thread and the forum.  Since this is the holiday season, let's all try to help out and give as much as we can.  If you receive, try to give.  Sometimes the littlest things can bring a smile.

Note: If I write to you about something you have requested, it is only to inform you that the request is not what this thread is about. If you wish to leave your request in this thread, that is up to you.

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.

Date Posted: 11/30/2011 8:42 PM ET
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It has gotten more and more difficult for me to handle this forum the way I feel it should be handled.  I don't think I have let anyone down, but I feel it is time to ask for help.  I don't even remember how I got into this but I have enjoyed it tremendously.  I don't want to quit, but I would like someone to help if they know the rules and are willing to just post the threads and answer questions, every other month.  Of course, I would still help, if anyone needs me.  It's just that some days I co not get to check or even turn on the computer.  Any takers?  PM me.

I guess I need to explain a little more.  I would rotate duties with whomever helps me.  Duties are quite simple.  On your month, you would start the new threads for each of the three subjects: RAOK, WISH, TY.   Next, simply read the new post daily or couple days to ensure no one has broken the rules and finally, answer questions if someone PMs you.  As I mentioned, I am always available to help out until you catch on.  There is also the live help, which I have been known to use a time or two(lol).  I try to welcome new members and explain the rules, not be aggressive.  Still, some members might feel offended.  Some have dropped out due to this, right or wrong. This has happened to both Pat(Sheeplady) and me.  Go figure.

Hugs and thanks to you all for being patient and so supportive!

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Date Posted: 11/30/2011 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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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, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer
  • TastyKakes - especially butterscotch krimpets and cream-filled krimpets - not available anywhere around here

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 11/30/2011 9:42 PM ET
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  Would love if someone would make this into a blinkie to replace the winter one in my siggie.  I don't know how to size it.      Also would like a new avatar for chanuka...(boop with a dreidle)

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

Tylenol Cold and Sinus coupons

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!

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Date Posted: 11/30/2011 10:22 PM ET
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Coke codes

Coupons for: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

Classical/piano/instrumental music CDs

A DVD/CD case that holds multiple DVDs-CD wallet

Anything Harry Potter related

The movie "Elf" (with Will Ferrell). VHS or DVD would be fine. Someone borrowed it from me last Christmas and I never got it back 

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Date Posted: 11/30/2011 11:34 PM ET
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My wishes:

Dad: Christmas decorations http://www.paperbackswap.com/Dad-Christmas-Send-Homemade-Pictures/topic/251229/

RedBox Codes

Zebra print, Black or Pink any cute things for the new baby

Smurfs toys  (from McDonalds) I only need  Grouchy

Drink mix singles (Anything like that)

Any perfumes samples or any left over that you didn't like - for male or female

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

Canon ink cartridges - 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black,31 Color 

Any idea where i can get a print out of newspaper of the year a person was born,  way cheaper then the $36.00 that is what i was told when i asked.

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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 3:48 AM ET
Member Since: 11/7/2008
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My niece turns 6 this month and loves to get mail. I would love it if she got lots of birthday cards this month. Her birthday is on the 9th. Please PM if you can send one and need the address. Thank you.

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:02 AM ET
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Thank you so much everyone

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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:23 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2008
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Marlboro Coupons

Newport Coupons

Scrap paper

Yarn scraps (We are making scarves for the shelter)

Plastic canvas scraps 

Coupons ( coffee snake foods

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 8:54 AM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2005
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Sock monkey themed items for babies or toddlers. My DH and I are actively trying for our first baby and this will be the theme.

Nail polish for myself, any I don't use I donate to a few places or friends' kids.

Empty nail polish bottles, any size or shape

Unused mascaras

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 9:16 AM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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I'm wishing for:

  • Gerber infant formula coupons
  • Sears Portrait Studio coupon mailings
  • Baby coupons (diapers, wipes, J&J)
  • Beechnut coupons and/or Beechnut upc codes
  • Yarn 
  • Buttons
  • Labels
  • Seeds for a garden
  • DVD's for babies

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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 10:12 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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My wishes.

1. Fabric for making quilts. I just learned to do these. Any and all fabric will do.

2. Buttons

3.  Anything that has cats on it

4. Anything with Harley on it.

5. Anything with frogs on it

6. Anything to do with scrapbooking.

7. Old sheets.

8. Coin or money envelopes.



Thanks for looking

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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 11:43 AM 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: 12/1/2011 2:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 2:37 PM ET
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Stuff I am wishing for:

1- I really want to get my 6 month old baby boy a walker for christmas but i cant afford one :) But any thing for him would work also need any baby accorcies such as bibs, food, formula,teether rings,baby toys, blankets, clothing 6-9 months,anything works

2- I want to get a ant farm for my six year old son cause he really wants one. for christmas :) But anything for him will work

3- I want to get my 2 year son something that has to do with Cars he just loves cars for christmas but anyhting for him will work.

4-  wallet and purse 

5- clothes for all 3 of my boys sizes 6-9 months, 2T or 24 months, and size 8-10 shirts and size 14 pants or shorts

6-  Would love the movies- "Vanity Fair",  " The Time Travelers Wife" and Unknown and "Taking Lives" 

7-  Would love some shower stuff like bubble bath, and body wash and body oils, lotion (anything)

8- a memory card for my camera

 9- any yarn and accories i love to crochet  :)

10- any make up ( nail polish, eye-shadow, mascara, eye-liner, lip gloss lip stick ect.) AND any jewlerly

Thank you very much  And God Bless:)

Send me a message to get my address cause i can't post it on here :)


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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 4:09 PM ET
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I'm wishing for:
Animorphs memorabilia
Saint Joan of Arc memorabilia
Blessed/Saint Hildegard of Bingen memorabilia
old/damaged jewelry (I use them for projects)

Subject: My wishes for Dec.
Date Posted: 12/1/2011 4:13 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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1.Coke codes

2. Coupons for soda,Vitamin/Sobe Water, Cesar dog food,cheezits

3. Disney movie rewards codes

4. Anything with Coca Cola on it-looking for sheet music to "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" as well

5. Any advertising tins-I like to decorate with them and store things

6. Anything with cherries on it-especially costume jewelry

7. Any kind of ring-size 7

#1 long shot- Any 80's movie you don't want on DVD-no horror movies

Thanks! :)


Date Posted: 12/1/2011 4:57 PM ET
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My December wishes:


Spare buttons (I use them for cards and scrapbooking!

Redbox codes

Coupons for soda

"All You" magazines with valid coupons (or any other valid coupons) :)


Thanks for reading! :)

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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My wishes are pretty much the same:) Thank you to everyone who has sent me things in the past!

1.Perfume, makeup, nail polish, etc. Even if it used a little. I love the samples of perfume.

2.Anti-acne products. I have really bad problems with acne and one of my favorite products is Proactive but I am open to anything that might work. I am just tired of having to deal with bumps and spots on my face.

3.Anything military related. Stickers, books, etc. Marines are the favorite but the boys enjoy them all:)

4.Stationary, stickers, or lined paper. I love the little lined notepads.

5.Coupons. I like restaurant coupons for Steak N Shake, Chick-Fil-A, and Dunkin' Donuts. Food coupons for cereal, snacks(pizza rolls, etc), coffee and ladies personal products.

Thanks in advance for anything you can send!

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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:51 PM ET
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My 2 wishes:

any unused postcard you may have

anything rainbow. I love rainbows, and I don't care how small it is.

Thanks for reading:)

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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My Wishes for December are:

Coke Codes

Best Choice Labels

Felt material

Organzia Material

Laminating pouches

Taper Candles


Date Posted: 12/2/2011 9:57 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2009
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My wish for december is:

Any Coupons people feel they do not need (even for dog/cat supplies).

Old Buttons, any shape, size and color.


Many thanks to everyone, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Date Posted: 12/2/2011 11:57 AM ET
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I only have one wish this month:

Disney Movie Rewards codes - They come in a paper slip on the right side of your Disney DVDs.  I am sooooo close to getting something for my brother and would love to be able to get it for him for Christmas. 

Thanks for looking!

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:30 PM ET
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as usual..........cat coupons for food, litter, treats

as usual......PAMPERS COUPONS for AJ ..my grandson

as usual.........COUPONS to victoria secrets....and bath  body....

and...........whatever weird pics you might see in a magazine..postcard...calendar...or different languages

and..............any weird sayings you might find ....in a magazine, postcard..calendar..etc..or different languages...

another thing ::::::   do you have any pics of BIRDS from the front of cards or calendars........i am really into birds lately.....for my craft projects.........


and could someone please tell Santa to stop looking at me and saying HO - HO- HO............my husband is getting suspicious

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Date Posted: 12/2/2011 2:05 PM ET
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heartheartheartChristmas Blessings to All!!heartheartheart    


Do you have any Nativity scenes you no longer use or have bits and pieces from?? Not oversized- pieces. ( example- Jesus- about 2 inch size - give or take a little )  Just not LARGE pieces. Any kind- Older, vintage or newer- blemishes okay.  Just need the following pieces. Figurine ornaments of these figures listed below okay too:


Looking for Baby Jesus in the manger figurines  ( or just Jesus )


Shepherd Figurines


Sheep figurines


Christian or Bible Verse Stickers or memory cards, Christian Christmas stickers


Swedish or Scandinavian Christmas decor, or cards or stickers, ( GOD JUL )


Oh thank you so much!! 



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