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Date Posted: 1/31/2012 3:22 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 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 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.

If you have questions, please feel free to PM me and ask.

Briana -
Date Posted: 1/31/2012 3:41 PM ET
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Hi all!

I'm wishing for windex coupons.

I love the multi-surface vinegar Windex because It won't hurt marble or granite.


Date Posted: 1/31/2012 4:33 PM ET
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-Coupons for Zyrtec, Hot Pockets, Lean Pockets or Lean Cuisine, Greek Yogurt, Zantarins, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Blue Diamond Milk, OptiFree solution

-Nature Made vitamins codes

-Coke products codes (this includes Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Fanta, Fresca, Pibb, Fresca, Vault, Powerade, Barq's, Diet Coke,
Coke Zero)

-BoxTops for Education

-Campbells labels for Education

Thanks! :)

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Date Posted: 1/31/2012 6:45 PM ET
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I am looking for the following:)

1.Anything military related. Marine, Army, etc. My brothers tend to love this type of thing so postcards, stickers, etc.

2.Coupons for restaurant(Dunkin' Donuts, Steak N' Shake, Chik-fil-a,) and grocery(cereal, slim-fast, weight watchers, diet items, salsa, etc)

3.Perfumes, nail polish, acne medication, etc. Even if they are slightly used.

4.Stationary. I like the lined notepads, especially when they have the nice backgrounds like flowers, dogs, cats, etc.

5.My little sister just got a cat so anything cat related. Stickers, figurines, notepads, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Wine Corks

Unwanted or broken jewelry -anything, but especially brooches

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

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

Anything Harry Potter related

Long shot: Any unwanted western tack items(even if not in the greatest shape)-bell boots, splint boots, SMB's, headstalls, reins, halters, lead ropes, etc

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Subject: Assistance needed with Centerpoint Elementary Tornado Relief Effort
Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:15 PM ET
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Hello. Last Monday morning Centerpoint Elementary was devastated by the tornados that hit south Alabama and caused a lot of damage to the school and their library. I am trying to gather as many books as I can to donate to the school to assist them in their goal of getting their library re-opened before the end of the school year. Every book donated will be given directly to Centerpoint Elementary (formerly known as E.B. Erwin Elementary)located in Birmingham, AL. Therefore, any childrens books you are offering free and are willing to send to me to donate would be greatly appreciated. They are also in dire need of these items as well if anyone has any extras lying around:

  • Lined Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Chart Paper
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Band-aids
  • Baskets ( with and without lids)
  • Gift Cards ( Wal-Mart, Target)
  • Plastic bins/tubs
  • Puzzles
  • Staplers and staples
  • Tape ( scotch, masking, packing)
  • 3-ring binders

I greatly appreciate any and all help I can get to assist in this effort. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

                                  Sincerely,  Mary Chappell 

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:19 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...



Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:36 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/31/2012 11:03 PM ET
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Band-aids (can't seem to ever have enough)

Journals or notebooks ( I write alot and am constantly filling them)

Teas (any kind and in any form including bag,loose,or blooming)

Coffee or anything coffee flavored (I'm addicted lol)

anything for my 4 year old daughter including but not limited to clothes,accessories,toys,etc.

games (in any form dvd,pc,ps3,vtechsmile,cards,board, etc.)

 any books for me or my daughter and any audio books for my husband

anything having to do with self defense,military,or fighting styles (for the hubby)

any samples and/or coupons including but not limited to beauty,cleaning,or grocery etc.



Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:10 AM ET
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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!

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:26 AM ET
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would really love:

- coupons for Special K items

- coupons for Mountain Dew

- coupons for Friskies Cat Food

- coupons for Purina Dog Food

- any elephant or polar bear related items for my daughter and her best friend

- any sort of cat toys


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Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:31 AM ET
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my wishes for February:

- any sort of candles (please nothing vanilla scented) 

- any kind of jewelry, necklaces, rings, bracelets, even if the pieces are broken

- anything related to Egypt

- coupons for Lactaid (lactose intolerant) milk

thank you! :) 

Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 10:17 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2006
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Remember -

These members collect expired coupons  to send to military bases.   Coupons should be no more than 3 months past date, please.  Just PM them for their address and send a bunch when you can.  Much easier than posting here and waiting for someone to request them.   This is a great help to our military families.  (Only regular coupons, not those  for specific stores, please.)

Kimberly M. (nescioquis)


Lisa D. (tommygirl)
Thanks to Kim, Lisa and Cassie and Jessica for their efforts.   If anyone else is doing this, please PM and we will add you to the list.
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 10:56 AM ET
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Happy February!

As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection or inexpensive refrigerator magnets from any state. Thanks in advance for considering:)  

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:06 PM ET
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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: 2/1/2012 12:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2010
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My wishes are....


Any puzzles (for kids or adults) Me and my kids LOVE putting puzzles together!


Stickers My kids Love them :)

Subject: ISO - kindergarten books by Valentine's day - new or like new, and bottle t
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:41 PM ET
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Ok, so I realize I should have had this bright idea much sooner, but if anyone has deals on kindergarten level readers (ideally valentine theme, but not required) I want to give them out to my daughter's class instead of candy and other miscellaneous crap at valentine's day. :)  We have 22 kids, and think I only have about 5 books so far.  


Still collecting any and all round plastic lids (bottles, butter tubs, etc) for an art project my daughter's kindergarten class will do in April.

Kindergarten/sight word reader books - little books that I can give as rewards - I'm going in to my daughter's class this semester to see if I can help get some of the other kids reading.  I'd love to reward (or even bribe) them with books of their own.

(and maybe book plate stickers or bookmarks for little kids too?  Anything to get them excited about learning to read, I'm scared some of these kids get no encouragement at home)

Boxs tops

Campbells education labels.



For my kids - Duplo blocks, any random pieces.  Cleared out their megablocks, and still not quite ready for the little legos.  So trying to build up their blocks - maybe get enough to decrease their fighting over pieces??

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Date Posted: 2/1/2012 1:46 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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My Febuary wishes are:

1. Coke Codes

2. Ink pens, can't keep enough of them

3. Walk at Home Dvd's  (hopefully someone has one that are tired of  and wouldn't mind passing along)

4. Best Choice upc labels (found in the midwest)

5. Felt, any size or color 

6. Organza material, any size or color

7. Any cool and unusual ideas for a wedding. :)



Date Posted: 2/1/2012 2:17 PM ET
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I am wishing for:

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns (any kind of patterns as I want to start cross-stitching for the online charity LoveQuilts and a wide variety of themes are requested to be stitched)

Bandanas, as they are the only means of controlling my hair. Any colors and patterns are welcome, but I especially like blues and greens

- Fantasy Artwork, especially featuring dragons, faeries, centaurs, phoenix, sphinx; but anything fantasy related would be awesome (poster, postcard, sticker, old calendar, anything like that)

Long shot wishes:

I have a wish for a costume piece. I know it's a long shot but I figured I might as well ask.

- Gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (like this: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=empty+child+gas+mask&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1209l4823l0l5016l20l13l0l7l7l0l171l1144l9.4l20l0&biw=1366&bih=643&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Cx09T8z0BIeC0QHKhbm5Bw). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.

Like I said, I know it's long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :)


A DVD of the Spanish romance film 'Like Water For Chocolate' (A VHS copy could also work but DVD would be the preferred verison.) A friend of mine needs it for a school project so if anyone has a copy that they don't want any more, we'd be happy to take it off your hands. 

Thanks for reading my wish list! 

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Subject: My wishes
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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Hi! Here are my wishes:

1. Coke codes

2. Stouffers Dinner Rewards codes-found in inside most packages

3. Lean Cusine codes-found inside most packages

4. Soda coupons of any kind or coupons for Sobe or Vitamin Water

5. Disney movie reward codes

6. Anything with cherries on it

7. Anything with Coca Cola on it-love to collect it

8. Any costume rings size 7

#1 long shot- Any 80's movie on DVD that you no longer want-no horror please.

Thanks for looking! :)


Date Posted: 2/1/2012 5:51 PM ET
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My wish list  ^-^


*Scrapbooking/card making stuff <3 (papers,stickers,punches,sizzix dies/embossing,embelishments,embossing supplies,etc I could use it all, I love to scrapbook and card make :))

*Gameboy, Gameboy advance, Gameboy sp, game cartages (I use for entertainment during treatments)

*pumpkin spice, apple spice, or similar candles :)

*stuff for magic the gathering (10-20 sided dice, card sleeves,

       extra cards you don’t use, etc. :) hehe)

*Coke codes

*Disney codes

*anything tinkerbell/fairies <3

*anything dragons

*adult toe socks (love these :p)

*glass beads

*any of my wish list books :)

*Celine Dion Enchanting perfume

*rainbowbright/powerpuff girls/tinkerbell/Disney princess fabric (any amount)

*holographic fabric (any amount) (if it were a color it would be my favorite color hehe)

*anything you think would be entertaining while I spend all day at the local hospital's Cancer Center once a month for treatments (only way I get to have an immune system) 

my dream is to save up enough to get a Ipad to take to my treatments (I have been making hairbows and plan on selling them on etsy soon to start an Ipad fund :D hehe)

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2009
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My wishes:

- Owl or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- scrap yarn with interesting textures, any colors welcome
- candles (prefer unscented, but light scents are okay)

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 9:33 PM ET
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I wish all a Happy Valentine's Day (and month).  After all, you are sweethearts all month (and year) long!!

For myself, I could use Coke codes
                   Fancy/different buttons
                   Cpns for dry Fancy Feast cat food
                                  Temptation Treats
                    A DVD(even copied) of Zumba dancing

Thank you all!

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 10:31 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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My wishes and dreams for February are:


Glass beads, beading tools, beading supplies.   It's for my "bead people" I make.

Notebook dividers with accompanied tags.  I'm organizing and filing. Finally :)

Red lipstick.   I just love to try new shades.

I've just started art classes!yes

Art charcoal. Black and colored.

It's a long shot, but Art canvas.   It doesn't have to be mounted. Or any art canvas materials.

Acrylic paints.


Happy Valentines Day!heartAnd thanks so very much!!


Subject: Wishes..
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 9:10 AM ET
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If anyone has ANYTHING that is Toy Story.  Particularly Jessie/Woody/Bullseye (the horse).  My daughter's birthday is coming up and I'm looking for things to decorate.  NOTHING is too small.. even small figures would be greatly appreciated.  Pictures, napkins, anything.