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Topic: ****December's I Wish, I Wish, Wishes I Can Grant Thread*****

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Subject: ****December's I Wish, I Wish, Wishes I Can Grant Thread*****
Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:08 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 big, you never know what will turn up.  *As we get closer to the holidays, let us remember that this should not become a wish list for the whole family and friends.

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.

       Please limit your wishes t0 nomore than 10. Lists get very long.  You can alwasys edit as you go along.
      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.


Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:28 PM ET
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Happy December! smiley

My wishes for this month are:

heart Any cute and/or vintage looking jewelry or charms - hearts, teacups, bows, ect

heart Anything Jane Austen releated - bookmarks, small items, ect

heart Wet n Wild, Eco Tools, or Burt's Bees products or coupons

heart Tea (no lemon, please)

heart Anything connected to the tv show  "The Walking Dead"

heart Coke codes (yep, I have started collecting too!)

Thank you for reading!

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Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:31 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes


Date Posted: 11/30/2013 10:37 PM ET
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This month I am wishing for homemade Christmas ornaments and a brown dry erase marker.  🎄

Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 12:21 AM ET
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My wishes are ......

2014 Wall calendar

K-cups -- any flavor - coffee, tea or hot cocoa

Anything My Little Pony or Hello Kitty for my granddaughter


Thanks so very much for looking!!

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 10:56 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 10:57 AM ET
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As always, the Sheeplady wishes for -

   Stationery!   I don't need note cards at the moment, but any tablets, boxes, loose paper or pkts. of writing paper will be used and appreciated.
   Exception to above - always looking for note cards,stickers etc. with sheep or St. Bernards.
   And I love pens - big fat pens, ad  pens, skinny pens, in blue or black ink, please.

Thanks for looking and for taking part in our RAOK forum.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 11:09 AM ET
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My usual, just:

Boxtops for Education

Campbell's Labels for Education (even found them on my dry bread crumbs packages on Thanksgiving!)

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 11:39 AM ET
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coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes / desitin / baby food

for me ::  yogurt / energy bars / cereals / nail polish / covergirl / pudding

for cats :   dry food / canned food / litter / treats

for DD and me:  victoria secrets / bath and bodyworks

paper items:

old playing cards / bus ticket stubs/  old maps /  board game cards /  foreign stamps / odd pictures from a magazine /

bird pictures

any magazine pic that you might see of these shows:  American Horror: Coven .....or.... Walking Dead......

ANYTHNG : Wizard of Oz..........my grandkids are finally into this movie


Subject: My biggest wish is that everyone have a wonderful holiday season!
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 12:05 PM ET
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I am back at work and walking daily.  The ankle is still hurting going down steps or inclines but I can deal with that.

My other wishes for this month:

Pepsi coupons

Prize box toys for 2nd graders

wide lined paper for school

crayons 8 or 16 count


thanks for all you do

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:20 PM ET
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My wishes for Dec are:

1. Coke codes-greatly used and very appreciated

2. Lean cuisine codes-appreciate any I can get

3. Kellogg's codes

4. Coupons-any odd ones or any from the Internet you don't want---I would love them!

5. Anything Coca Cola-I am not picky.

6. Anything Gooseberry Patch that you no longer want or something like that

8. Any movie or TV DVD that you no longer want-no horror please

Thank you for looking! I will do my best to fulfill wishes on here as well. :)

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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 4:09 PM ET
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December wishes:

Coke codes (always VERY much appreciated!)

Stamps for the 'stamp saver' Rachel Ray dinnerware from Albertsons (though may be a regional promotion where you get a free stick-on stamp for every $10 spent at Albertsons -- if you're not collecting them yourself, I'll happily take them!)

Coupons for:

Sugarless gum

Granola bars, oatmeal, or other snacks that I can put in care packages for my son in the Marine Corps.

Hormel pepperoni

Hormel Compleats or Sandwichmakers

Hormel REV Wraps

Special K or Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Yogurt coupons

Wet N Wild Cosmetics

Maybeline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics


Long Shot:  any Nintendo NES Megaman game, and Nintendo DSi games


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Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:08 PM 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:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Gorton's fish fillets, Sargento cheese
  • 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!

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 9:24 PM ET
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I would like any kind of note cards,stationary or stickers.Thanks :)

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 9:31 PM ET
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Here is my Wish List:

- 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 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)

- Any Halloween decorations you're looking to get rid of! I love Halloween and am looking to really build up my collection of decorations 



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they're long shots but it never hurts to ask, right? All of these would be for an adult, nothing kid-sized, thanks!

- Yellow rain coat, like the classic basic bright yellow rain coat that's iconic to the point of being a stereotype

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit; skin tight or baggy, either way works

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat, tall and pointy; it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for

- Red or purple full length skirt

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 December, everyone! Holiday months are here!

Date Posted: 12/2/2013 5:12 AM ET
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  • I mentor a little boy who is into football, specifically college football (he was so excited for all the games over Thanksgiving break!). His team of choice is the Oregon Ducks but anything college football, NFL, or just football-related would please him so! Banners, stickers, posters, t-shirts, etc.
  • I also mentor a first-grade girl at the same school who collects erasers so I'd love to gather some cute ones for her!
  • Looking for coupons for toothpaste, toothbrushes, and women's razors.

Happy December! :D

Date Posted: 12/2/2013 10:42 AM ET
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- Owl, bluejay, or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- scrap yarn with interesting textures, any colors welcome
- Small stocking stuffers for an 8 year old boy (he likes Sonic, superheroes, TMNT, transformers, hockey) -- he'd probably love some Christmas cards addressed directly to him, too -- he loves getting mail.
- Long shot: Spiderman costume (children's L or adult S)

Date Posted: 12/2/2013 1:22 PM ET
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  • coke codes
  • kelloggs codes
  • pampers or huggies codes
  • coupons for baby food (any brand)
  • coupons for similac baby formula (or the checks that the manufacturers send in the mail)
  • any vintage fabric you no longer want (love all vintage but especially 30's/ 40's era stuff like feedsack)
  • quilting magazines.
Date Posted: 12/2/2013 7:50 PM ET
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Kellogg's Family Reward Codes

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

Date Posted: 12/2/2013 9:21 PM ET
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DECEMBER WISHLIST- Thanks for looking!

heart Christian Ornaments for the Tree- While you are decorating your tree if you have any religious ornaments you are replacing- or parts of Christian ornaments that can be refurbished:

enlightenedWhite Doves, Jesse Tree Ornaments, Nativity Figurines : Baby Jesus alone/in manger, Shepherds, Sheep, Word Ornmanents- like FAITH, HOPE JOY, PEACE, BELIEVE, or Bible Verse Ornaments, Names of God, Crosses- I would welcome those!

heartSwedish/Norwegian/Scandinavian Christmas Items- Stickers,  Greeting or Christmas Cards ( Carl Larsson, Lisi Martin, Lucia, God Jul ) Gnomes, Dala painted horses, small red tole painted candle holders.  GOD JUL items, etc.

heartMINIATURE Doll House like TINY items to make Shadow Boxes Scenes : Tiny ceramic/wood/ dolls, animals, furniture, books, Food items, and Faith Miniatures- Bibles, very mini doll house size pictures of Jesus, etc. 

heartANY STARBUCKS single drink/beverage coupons or free drink coupons, or remainders on Starbucks cards- Love Starbucks coffee!

THANKS & God's Blessings to you and those you love over the Christmas season!

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Date Posted: 12/2/2013 10:27 PM ET
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Here's some wishes! :) 

Anything horse, pug, husky or chickens (stickers, post cards, note cards etc.)

As always, little notepads/memo pads. I've had a TBI and I have a terrible memory, I use little notepads to make lists of the things I need to do daily. 



Date Posted: 12/3/2013 9:44 AM ET
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I would love any pens with blue, purple or black ink - cute, normal or any other :-)

Also, any larger sized Post-It notes would be greatly appreciated :-)

Thanks so much!  Happy December!

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Date Posted: 12/3/2013 3:38 PM ET
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My wishes:

Coke codes and coke codes! :D



Date Posted: 12/3/2013 4:55 PM ET
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I'm looking for Ultraviolet movie codes. We got rid of our cable, so our family watches mostly movies. If you have any, let me know. Thank you for looking.

Date Posted: 12/3/2013 6:48 PM ET
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Thank you so much for those of you who contributed to the Angel Tree. We delivered the gifts today. Your kindness & generosity are truly appreciated. Rita.


Hello all!

I am a small business owner, and I have a Salvation Army Angel Tree in my store. Unfortunately, only about 1/3 of the angels have been taken, so I am scrambling to try to find gifts for the other children. I have two boxes of clothing, some stuffed animals, and a few random toys & school supplies so far. I did find a couple of items on the RAOK list & requested them, too. There are more wishes that are really small that I'm hoping some of you may be able to help with.

All of the kids are between the ages of 3 & 12. They have asked for journals, lip gloss, nail polish & remover, legos, action heroes, craft kits, jewelry, books, anything sports or racing, board games, Hello Kitty, Dora, Matchbox car, educational games, tub toys, school supplies, gift card, make-up, train, dump truck.

If you have anything that doesn't weigh much (ie. won't be too expensive to mail) that is in new or like new condition, I know these children would be overjoyed to have some gifts to open on Christmas. Thank you in advance for any and all help. Rita.

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