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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 12:25 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 (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 monetary donations for any charities.  You may ask for things you collect for charities, such as stamps, pop can tabs, etc., but not for money. This includes '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 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.

Date Posted: 1/31/2016 2:06 PM ET
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anything squid or octopus

would like to try any unused lipstick samples, trying to break away from nudes into more colors.

long shot:  any niche perfume samples, the weirder the better (what's not carried by Macy's)

Date Posted: 1/31/2016 3:01 PM ET
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Hi, everyone! Have a wonderful February! heart

My wishes are:

- Coupons for Garnier hair dye, Garnier skin products, or Clairol root dye 

- Coke codes (always needed) 

- Any 2t or 3t baby clothes for a girl 

- Any vintage - 1940s or earlier through 1960s - clothing/accessories or ones which looks like they are from those eras (it's totally fine if they need some repair!)

- Any scrap fabric pieces, especially floral patterns 

Thank you for reading! smiley

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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 5:02 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 clinics.

*coupons for:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice, Uncle Ben's Rice, Sargento cheese products

*Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

*Redken Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner samples or travel sizes

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!


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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 5:44 PM ET
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Happy February to everyone!   Please let the Groundhog do the right thing!  24" in the last storm was enough for a while.

My February Wishes are:

+empty mini M&M tubes

+small toys and items for school prizes

+deals on books for K-5 students

+coupons - Pepsi, Sargento Cheese, Land o'Lakes butter

                      Thank you in advance for checking for these things.  Vicky

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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 5:50 PM ET
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My wishes are:

State Shot Glass - have Florida

Premier protien shake coupon

Button Battery:  1.5v LR1130

Magnifying glass

Any Minion Birthday decoration.

Birthday decoration in Red, Navy Blue, White, Yellow

Redbox codes

Tooth fairy pillow

Minion tic tac box or anything minion

Health magazines – any kind for me and my son

Perfume, Cologne 

Men size 3x White dress shirt or any color for my 17yr old son

Men Dress pants size 40 by 32 any color for my 17yr old son  

K-cups and coupons 

Anything about: Plexus, Shakeology shakes 

Coupons: Any coupons, samples



Oxy clean power

Healthy shakes - Any kind

Boost glucose control

Premier Protein shakes

Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs

Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs

Cat food and litter coupons 


Smufts toys - I have Handy, Baker, Party Planner, Crazy

Minions toys

Canon fine ink cartridges – 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black, 31 Color 

Thank you, Blessings

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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 7:30 PM ET
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I would like to remind everyone of the guidelines in the first post of this thread, which include that there is no wishing for credits and no wishing for money in the RAOK forum.  But if you wish for a gift membership or renewal, you are essentially asking someone to gift you with either money or credits, since those are the only two ways to get a membership, right?  And since February is when paid memberships started last year, it's possible that many of you will need to renew very soon.  Well, there is a way to ask for help with memberships, but it's not in RAOK.
Please, please respect the rules of these threads, and if you would like assistance with getting or renewing a membership, then go to this Book Bazaar thread instead:   Memberships in exchange for credits.  We don't want anyone to be formally reprimanded or suspended for not observing the rules, so please post (or amend your post above) in accordance with the RAOK guidelines.
Thank you.

Date Posted: 1/31/2016 7:31 PM ET
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My hopes for this month are:

Marlboro coupons

Coke codes

Any colored or clear glue sticks

Goggley eyes--the little eyes you  use in crafts.

Any issue of magazine that you have already read from Woman's Day, Redbook, Glamour, The Oprah mag, Guideposts, Vogue or In Style. If you have any of last year OR this year, I can really use them. I sit and wait a lot and these are really needed.

Long Shots:

Law and Order DVDs any season from 2 to present day

Law and Order Special Victums Unit any season dvds-I LOVE this show, you can watch 4 of the seasons on Netflix but none of the old ones.

Law and Order Criminal Intent any season dvds. I LOVE these shows!! So if anybody has any of these and no longer is interested, Id love em!

Also, Poltergiest 1, 2 or 3 (the 80s versions)

Thank for looking! Have a beautiful february full of love, hugs, happiness, positivity, laughter and blessings!

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Date Posted: 1/31/2016 7:45 PM ET
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I can always use the following coupons:

Dog Treats

Polident Denture Cleaner

Toilet Paper (Angel Soft, Charmin, or Scott's)


My mom is on a limted income and would love coupons for the few name brand items she buys.

Sargento Cheese

Sara Lee Snack Cakes

Egg Beaters


She shops exclusively at Walmart. She's always thrilled when I give her a coupon she can use.


Thank you!!


Date Posted: 1/31/2016 9:54 PM ET
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Feb. wishes:any kind of drink mix singles,fuzzy socks,birthday cards,any kind of stickers. Birthday cards can be new or used.Thanks.

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* Coke codes (like a zillion other people)

* Kelloggs codes (also, like lots of other people... lol)

* Any misc. medical supplies... gauze, gloves, forceps, braces, etc. I'm trying to build a nice  emergency first aid kit.

* Old style hand held shower sprayer that goes on a faucet. Like this...

* I'm learning about essential oils & would like to try out some different ones. So if you have any partial bottles or scents you don't like that you're willing to part with it would be greatly appreciated. Nothing lavender please, I'm allergic.

* Any bags or accessories for a Seal-A-Meal machine.

* Men's Ties ~ There's a local lady that makes lap quilts for charity out of old ties & I've been collecting them for her.

* Any old brooches, earrings, rings, etc. costume jewelry that is the size of a quarter or larger. The bigger & more gaudy, the better.

* Coupons for the following... Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Windex, Kleenex, Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Triscuits, Pringles, Jif, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Miracle Whip.

Date Posted: 2/1/2016 12:37 AM 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

**Coupons or Promo Codes for Lowes, Home Depot


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

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar

Betty Boop Stickers


Date Posted: 2/1/2016 1:53 AM ET
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Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!

 My I Wish List Includes:

1.) Scotch tape

Thanks to everyone who sent me Valentine's cards!  It was very much appreciated!!!

Long shot:

2.) Once Upon a Time Season 3


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Date Posted: 2/1/2016 8:38 AM ET
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Coupons for ;  cat food , cat litter, cat treats

coupons for ; bed bath beyond 

coupons for;  Victoria secrets

coupons for ;  Bath and body works


Christmas card FRONTS.


my mom will be turning 90 on Feb 11th. Could any of you send her a birthday card?  

This is  her address;

esther Martinez 

pobox 291175

San Antonio texas




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Date Posted: 2/1/2016 8:54 AM ET
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Just one wish this month, but it's a long shot: A Ukulele.

I recently fell in love with playing the uke! So if you happen to have one that's never used, forgotten and stashed away in a closet, I would love to have it. My dream is to meet up with other novice local ukulele players and help each other learn to play and jam. I am hooked!

Thank you for reading.

Date Posted: 2/1/2016 11:37 AM ET
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Happy February!

This month I'd be very grateful for:

- Any copies (old or new) of "Real Simple" or "Cooking Light" magazine (Thank you Claire for the Cooking Light!!)

- Any old movies or classic sitcoms on dvd

- Anything Tiki for my little Tiki reading room.

Thank you to everyone who participates in the RAOK forum! 

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Date Posted: 2/1/2016 12:22 PM ET
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Happy February, everyone! I wish you extra love and joy this Valentine's month :)

I would still appreciate so much a kid's sized soft toothbrush with a non wide/bumpy handle. I have jaw joint issues and it is easier for me to brush with the smaller toothbursh head. Most kids brushes i am coming across have the very wide or bumpy handles which are wonderful for the young hands they are meant for, not so much for me!

I always am so grateful for any postage stamps, even one or two. I promise they will be used to spread cheer.

One last wish is for address labels. Let me know if there is a choice in design :) I would appreciate anything from Christian related to Disney or Winnie the Pooh. Flowers or cute critters, lol, I'm open. As a FYI, I am a doggie person not cats. :)

Thank you and God Bless!

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Date Posted: 2/1/2016 1:24 PM ET
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My Feb. Wishes ~~~

> Codes - Pampers, Coke, & Disney

> Movies or Tv shows on dvd or digital codes 

> coupons - shampoo & conditioner, charmin toilet paper, All detergent, Cascade, & food items

> Vegetarian recipes ( we are trying to eat less meat and are having a hard time finding yummy simple recipes )

> Anything Harry Potter or Twilight

> Anything with Owls

Thank you! 

Date Posted: 2/1/2016 3:15 PM ET
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I am always very happy to receive old jewelry pieces - broken or not - for crafting. They can be old watches, cuff links, beads, pins - pretty much anything but plastic.

From my 'alias', you can assume I enjoy all things cat - and you have assumed correctly! I also enjoy wolves, rabbits and birds, so am always eager to work these animals into my designs as well.

Thanks so much! ♥


Date Posted: 2/1/2016 4:23 PM ET
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My wishes are the same as usual:

- Bluejay, spider, or owl stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- yarn in the turquoise/green/blue/purple/black family -- leftover bits are fine!
- HRC (Human Rights Campaign) bumper sticker -- mine got cleaned off in repairs
- White sage smudge sticks

Thanks for looking!

Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 2/2/2016 4:45 AM ET
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My granddaughter is reading Trixie Belden books so would love some of them for her.....

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Coupons for Atkins Bars/Meals, Nature Valley bars or granola, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes.

Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 2/2/2016 5:46 PM ET
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We just moved my Mom out of her 4 bedroom house yesterday into a one bedroom assisted living apartment.  She has been having a hard time for past few months and didn't even remember that daddy had died 2.5 years ago.  So I am asking for a shower of cards for her to welcome her to her new 'home'.......either  ones with words of encouragement, 'thinking of you', or 'housewarming'......even a Valentine would be nice.  You can PM me for her new address and include in your signature that you are a 'bookclub friend of Jeanne's'.  She probably won't remember to tell me each one she receives so my gratitude here will have to suffice.  

As always, I can use:

Kellogg's Rewards Codes

Boxtops and Campbell's labels for Education (no children or grandchildren in school now, but I give them to a local school)

Coupons for diapers for my 2 grandsons in MD-- they are aged  21 months and 4 months so we need multiple sizes. Cole also loves Cheerios so coupons for those would help too!

Date Posted: 2/2/2016 6:51 PM ET
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My wishes for February:

- Dog toys

- any makeup coupons

- any makeup samples

- Nail polish

- Yoga workout DVDs

- Taebo workout DVDs


for my grandmother: 

- Thomas Kinkade Disney Puzzles (we are searching for: Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, Lady & the Tramp,the NEWEST Little Mermaid)

- any Disney Beauty and the Beast items