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Topic: *****December's I Wish, I Wish thread ********

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Subject: *****December's I Wish, I Wish thread ********
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 11:12 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 that is against PBS rules .  You may not ask for money for charity, for postage, nothing monetary, please.  It  also lessens the spirit of this thread and the forum. 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, but it will be edited by the PBS team........... We like to take care of this forum ourselves, without the team removing posts!!

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 NOT for 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 an item, please receive it and thank the member sending it.  (*You may only ask to borrow credits in the Book Bazaar forum. If you do it here, you will be asked to remove your post.  The PBS team may also suspend your account!)

Please limit your list to about 10 items. Some lists are getting very long. (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.

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Date Posted: 12/1/2012 12:07 AM 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, V-8, Snapple
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - I can't find them anywhere around here.         
Date Posted: 12/1/2012 12:34 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
  • Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's and/or Adult)  
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons

If anyone has an old set of Pokemon cards their child no longer wants, my son would love them.

Thanks for looking!   :)

Date Posted: 12/1/2012 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards

*General Mills Movie Cash Codes

*Coupons for Purex Crystals

*Coupons for Oxy Clean Powder



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Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 12/1/2012 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2006
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A reminder -

Lisa D. (tommygirl collects expired coupons  to send to military bases.   Coupons should be no more than 3 months past date, please.  Just PM  for her address and send a bunch when you can.    This is a great help to our military families.  (Only regular coupons, not those  for specific stores, please.)


Only Lisa is accepting expired coupons at this time. Please PM her to pass on yours.    If anyone else is doing this, please let us know and we will gladly add you to the list.


Date Posted: 12/1/2012 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Happy December! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)  

Date Posted: 12/1/2012 10:35 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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1 pair of white shoelaces 

Rug mat-any size-need for a craft project

Pot holders/oven mitts

Biscuit cutter 

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Index cards

Ribbon-1/2 inch to 1 inch wide

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Subject: December's Wishes . . .
Date Posted: 12/1/2012 10:47 AM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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  • Anything related to Elmo, Cookie Monster, Sesame Street characters, Curious George, Thomas the Tank Engine, Kipper and anything related to "I Spy."  My son loves all of them.

  • My son really likes GI Joe.  I would love to get him some of their toys/characters for Christmas if anybody has any they no longer want!!

  • Anything preschoolish (educational) and/or dealing with sign language for kids.  My son has "school" with me and we always are looking for new things to try.  :-)  Educational flashcard or small flipcharts:  early math (counting), english (phonics, etc.), colors, shapes. opposites, etc.

  • I'm looking for things that will entertain my son (2-year old) for long amounts of time in the car.  For Christmas, relatives bought him a basic "my first leap pad" and a "leapfrog tag junior."  I would like to get some my first leap pad books & cartridges (ages 2-4 preferably), books to the leapfrog tag junior, a doodle pro, stickers, anything else you may think of that would work for a 2 year old.  Even if you don't have anything, but have some ideas of things that could help, please PM me.

  • Coupons for Johnson-Johnson body lotion or body wash, Vicks vapo pad refills & vicks liquid refill, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.), doritos, Coupons to McDonalds, Arby's, Chili's, or Texas Roadhouse

  • Clear, top-loaded plastic sheet protectors

  • Magnetic bookmarks

  • I work with children at church, and we are looking to be missionaries in the near future so I would love to get any ABeka flashcard (flash-a-card) stories - Bible stories especially, but also missions & practical/character stories, song visuals, and Bible verse visuals (KJV)  to use in our ministry.

Thanks to those who have granted wishes in the past.  There have been so many kind people on here and so many generous.  Thanks to you all.  You know who you are!!  :-D

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Date Posted: 12/1/2012 11:24 AM ET
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Please write your name on the envelope, sorry it's very confusing to me when it don't have a name or your user name, I then have to go through all of my pm's and sometime, it's a surprise so i have no idea who sent them. Thanks     


Oxy Clean Power

Boost Glucose Control

Healthy Choice

Lean Cuisine 

Smart Ones


Geen Giant veggies

Drink mix singles (Anything like that) coupons or pkgs.

Swiffer wetjet coupons wet/dry or any kind like that.


The Grinch - Any items, I love him.

Kids Stickers

Battery for cell phone: Samsung Model: BCC0810 Type: 3.7V 1550mh 5.7wh

Small kitchen timer


Stop Watch

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

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

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

Stretchy athletic headbands 

Blessings, Thank you   

Last Edited on: 12/31/12 8:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 9:10 AM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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heartDecember Wishes!heart

heart Woman's Temperance items, WCTU, vintage postcards, Temperance tea cups/mugs, ribbons, buttons, Sunday School Temperance items, booklets, books. Anything Women's Christian Temperance

heartSwedish/Scandinavian/Norwegian holiday decor or ornaments ( God Jul, Christmas Tomte, Gnomes, Lucia )

heartChristian holiday decor or ornaments ( white doves, baby Jesus in manger ornaments/figurines, sheep, etc)

heartLisi Martin or Carl Larsson greeting cards or items/decor

heartPippi Longstocking items

heartStickers/Notecards/Stationery/ Cards-  Christian/Bible verse, Woman's,Old fashioned/Vintage

heartSwedish/Norwegian Recipes ( family favorites for cookies, baked goods, cakes, Ligonberry recipes)


THANKS, and may God bless you and yours this Christmas season!




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Laura K. (lo623) - ,
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2009
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Coupons for:

Schick quattro razor blades (for women)

Gillette Mac 3 turbo razor blades

Bed Bath and Beyond


Not sure if they even have these but if anyone ever comes across coupons for Crystal Light,  Kool-aid, or Simply Organge juice, I'll take 'em,



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Date Posted: 12/2/2012 1:48 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
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I would love to receive Christmas cards! It would brighten my day to receive these and add some cheer to the house. It has been another rough year and I love getting cards in the mail.

It would be a blessing also to receive little things I could tuck in the girls stockings (16 and 8 years old) such as stickers, pens, nail polish, candy..any little things that would fit in stockings.

Thank you!

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Subject: My wishes for Dec are:
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 4:47 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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1. Coke codes-always greatly appreciated...they help me a lot..:)

2. Lean cuisine codes-always used and thankful for

3. Anything coca cola-it can be recipes, items...etc..love the stuff!

4. Anything with a cherry on it...I like the look of the retro items or Mary Engelbreit as well

5. Any music CD you no longer want- no rap or instrumental

6. Any movie DVD you no longer want-no horror please

7. Anything with a basset hound on it..huge dog lover.


Thank you for looking! Have a wonderful Xmas or holiday that you celebrate. :)

Date Posted: 12/2/2012 6:58 PM ET
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as usual........

..cat coupons for food, litter, treats<<------  OMG i so need litter coupons


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

if you have any small item .. that could fit on a baseball card size....send it to me...dont throw it away....

.......i can use it ......

any cards..playing cards or cards from any board game that you were going to throw out...

.....any paper trash items.... just ask...i might be able to use it....

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Date Posted: 12/3/2012 8:26 AM ET
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I am looking for Blue Buffalo dog food and Tidy Cat litter coupons, if anyone comes across any, please let me know. Thanks you! 

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 9:04 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/3/2012 4:09 PM ET
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I would  like bIrd ornaments.

Thank you.

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 7:23 PM ET
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My mom's blood pressure monitor (cuff type) stop working, and I am posting a wish here for her. 

If you have one you no longer need or see a good coupon or rebate for them, please let me know, thank you very much!

Date Posted: 12/4/2012 12:16 PM ET
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I'm still looking for a small Food Saver jar sealer. I have the hose already.

Also looking for another cassette player (walkman style) for my Dad.  The one I got him on eBay broke already.  


Subject: Christmas Cards for my kids ;-)
Date Posted: 12/4/2012 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2010
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Hi everyone,

I would like to see if there are any kind hearts out there that could help out with this for my kids.  We recently made a big move from Alaska to Denver and have had nothing but problems thoughout the way.  Our car has broken down on us several times leaving us stranded and pretty much broke after fixing it numerous times. We were homeless for a good 4 months, then we thought things were starting to look up for us then my husband gets laid off from a job he made every effort to keep.  They laid him off the day before Thanksgiving. We were so happy to finally be in our own home then that happened and we have all these bills that we can't pay now.  Long story short... we have no money to even get gas right now and with Christams approaching we can't even buy a tree :-(  This will be the 1st year my kids won't have a tree for the holiday. 


Wirh all that being said I want to see if I can get as many Christmas cards as I can for my kids this year.  Just some friendly words of inspiration for my kids this year.  With no money to buy them gifts I would like them to be showered in Christmas cards from all over.  I appreciate anyone who can help and it really means the world to me for my kids have some sort of holiday cheer :-)  They are my pride and joy and I want nothing more than for them to be happy this christmas season.   May god bless you all and have a great holiday season.  My kids are 5,6, and 9 so they will love any card that is sent to them :) Any theme, any style. Thanks!


Anyone sending a card can mail to...


Lorenzo, Victoria, and Aundre Elliott                                                          

890 Macaw St. Brighton, Co  80601


Thanks to all who have taken the time out of their busy days to read my story. 

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Subject: Full House / Mary Kate and Ashley
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 6:20 PM ET
Member Since: 11/29/2007
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My 7-yr-old has become infatuated with the Full House series and Mary-Kate and Ashley detective series.  If anyone has anything related to these, especially books (but not the teen-age stuff, please!), she would love them!   Thanks!  



Date Posted: 12/6/2012 9:40 PM ET
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I am hoping for perfume or cologne samples of any fragrance.  Used is OK too, for example, if you have partial bottle of a scent you don't want any more.  Any kind would be welcome.

Date Posted: 12/7/2012 7:34 AM ET
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Little bars of soap (1-2oz.) like they have in hotel rooms or samples. 

Since it's Christmas & the folks on PBS are so awesome:

NEW flannel receiving blankets, 30x30 inches--these must be new, in the package, not home-made, or even gently used, due to customs regulations

These items are for birthing kits to be sent to women in developing countries.  The birthing attendant uses the soap to wash her hands to prevent the transmission of germs.  Each kit contains 2 blankets, one to clean the baby, the other to swaddle the baby.  We include everything else: plastic sheeting to protect mom & baby from the dirt, a razor blade & string for tying/cutting the cord, and gloves for the attendant.  The soap and blankets have been a challenge to collect.  I've gotten some lovely soap donations through this feed, thanks again to everyone who has helped!  The blankets can be found very inexpensively at discounters, but we seem to have bought out our local Ross Dress for Less & we're hoping to pack 200 kits by Christmas.  If you can help with a gift, that's great, and either way, please add this project to your prayers.  Thanks!

Subject: Things I'm Wishing for!!!
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 11:45 AM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2012
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I wish I could get:

Coupons for Dog food, makeup, and clothes

Bath and Body Works samples

Ideas for my husbands Christmas present!! 


Date Posted: 12/7/2012 2:58 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Cpns for:    Fancy Feast .....dry food only
                  Lactaid milk or pills
                  All liquid
                  Snuggle liquid

Address labels with Whitegardenia on it

Small white labels (to put on product)

Any broken jewelry

Different size rhinestones (not the type to glue or sew on stuff)

Plastic mermaid tail for Barbie......really. really

Any single Barbie, Ken, GI Joe or Bratz shoes........any!


My final wish:  for everyone to contact a member friend and ask them to come back to the RAOK forum.   Our numbers are really low and we are not getting the the RAOKs we used to get.  Times are hard for almost everyone, now especially, so we need to give what we can or grant a wish.  The season is all about giving!

Hugs and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!