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Date Posted: 12/31/2013 7:38 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: 12/31/2013 9:20 PM ET
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Happy 2014, everyone! Hope it's full of happiness, health, and good books. :)

My wishes for this month are:

- Bookmarks, especially cute or unusual ones

- Tea (nothing with lemon, please)

- Anything Jane Austen releated

- Anything releated to the tv series, "The Walking Dead" 

- Eco Tools, Burt's Bees, or Wet N Wild products or coupons

- Coke codes

My unlikely wish is for a lace shawl (any color) for a vintage inspired photoshoot I have in mind.

Thank you for reading!

Date Posted: 12/31/2013 10:38 PM ET
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Happy 2014 to all!!

My January wishes:

Coke codes (always VERY much appreciated!)


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

Libby's canned vegetables

Special K or Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Yogurt coupons

Wet N Wild Cosmetics

Maybeline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics


Long Shots:  1)  Nintendo NES Megaman game

                      2)  Nintendo DS games (for the small, handheld Nintendo gaming device)


Date Posted: 12/31/2013 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/1/2010
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Happy 2014 everyone!

Wishes for January: 

  • Bookmarks (prefer ones with no tassels)
  • Fabric (for my mother & her sewing obsession :)
  • Activity/coloring books or stickers for my niece


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Date Posted: 12/31/2013 11:22 PM ET
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I am wishing for the following....

* Stouffers Dinner Club codes from the individual red box dinners

* Coke codes ~ like everybody else... lol

* Soda can tabs ~ I saw a neat bracelet made with these & I want to try my hand at it, but we don't drink canned drinks.

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

* Colored t-shirts (not black or navy, but colorful ~ red, yellow, blue, orange, green, etc) These can be plain or with a design. These are for a craft so they don't need to be in perfect shape. Size large & up.

* An adjustable mandoline slicer

* A hand held shower/sprayer that attaches to your faucet

* Tupperware lids/seals in a green color. I need mainly Modular Mate seals, but can use some others as well for mixing bowls & CrystalWave containers. I can give you the part # of the seals I need.

* I finally got myself a Seal-a-Meal machine & would appreciate any bags or accessories you may no longer be using.

* Looking for things to decorate an 80's party with... leg warmers, rubiks cubes, cabbage patch dolls, Pac Man, neon sunglasses/shutter shades, anything MTV and a biggie... an old atari system (working or not). Anything else 80's you think might work.

* Coupons for the following... ALL detergent, Oxy Clean, Windex, Kleenex/Puffs/etc., Poise, Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Life Cereal, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Triscuits, Jif, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Miracle Whip

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 4:54 AM ET
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I am wishing for:

  • Disney Movie Codes

  • Codes for Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's, coke and Kellogg's.

  • Homeschool material (any I'm planning in advance) coloring anything or anything else for my 2 year old..I have to keep it fresh for her.

  • Any coupons you don't need (what I don't use, I donate)

  • Weight Watchers anything ( I just joined last month)

  • Anything homemade ( I love home made items!)

Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Happy New Year!


For January, I am wishing for

Pepsi Coupons

Cap Erasers for pencils

Prizes for a 2nd grade prize box

#2 pencils (not mechanical)

copy paper (any color)

children's craft glue

Ideas and coupons for vacation fun - anything from Louisiana to the eastern seaboard.  We travel a good bit and love to see and do about anything.  Sometimes it is hard to choose where to go and what all to do.


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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 11:43 AM 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, Stonyfield Greek yogurt, Emerald almonds, Atkins shakes, 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!


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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2009
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Hi and happy New Year! I'm wishing for

- calendars (any year) with pictures. Since I use them to make envelopes, they should be the size of regular paper or larger

- postcards, any age / condition, used or unused. Some will be for my collection and the damaged ones for crafting

- Hardanger patterns

Thank you!

(edited for punctuation)

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 1:37 PM 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


Date Posted: 1/1/2014 3:08 PM ET
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I'm wishing for ultraviolet movie/tv codes. No cable= too much free time. Thank you.

Subject: Happy New Year 2014
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 3:34 PM ET
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My New Years Wishlist:

heartArticles on Adoptees/ Adopted Persons:from magazines,especially Christian ones: Guidepost/ Charisma/Christianity Today/Todays Christian Women,or any mag.including internet articles

heartDo you know any adoptee gals- adopted woman 18 & up who'd like to share with female adoptees on private Christian Facebook group- emotional support, prayer, give-aways. Adoption discussions on joys/challenges of being adopted: identity, heritage, adoption search & reunions with birth family. I host the group and welcome newcomers- free, no fees. PM me for more info.

heartALTOID mint Tins, SUCRETS Tins

heartSmall/Tiny jewelry boxes for earrings/pins/bracelets,necklaces, etc. ( cardboard type )

heartCotton lace trims, Ribbon remnants, Gingham or Calico fabric remnants

heartChristian Bible-based & Womens Greeting Cards, Stickers: Coffee/tea, Friendship, Holly Hobbie

heartSwedish/Norwegian stickers, stationery, cards, holiday, papergoods, folk-art, home decor.

heartCoupons:  IHOP restaurants, Olive Garden, Starbucks, Almond Milk.  

heartFaith-based jewelry or charms: cross, anchor, heart, dove, faith. believe, hope, grace, etc.                                         

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 4:12 PM ET
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Hi All! I am looking for things that I can use to enhance my preschool classroom! If you have any of the following just laying around I would love to have it:

Old maps/globes

Old travel guides, brochures, ticket stubs etc.

old map puzzles

old toy cars/trains etc.

anything outer-space related

any old stickers or toys

or anything else that you think would go well in a preschool classroom!

Thanks so much for anything you can offer!

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 6:10 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes

*Iams Catfood Coupons

**Guesstures Game...long shot, but my family used to love this game back in the day, it disappeared anyway. Stores dont carry it anymore.

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 6:19 PM ET
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My wishes for January are(a few of them are different):

1. Coke Codes-always used and greatly appreciated :)

2.Lean Cuisine codes

3. Scraps of scrapbook paper that you no longer want-I use it to make bookmarks and magnets for people on here :)

4. Wooden chopsticks-I prefer new sets but will taken them if gently used--have a alternate use for them that is why I am asking

5. Coupons-especially any that come from odd ball places like gas station for instance and any from the Internet--always will use them or share

6. Anything Coca Cola-it can be big or small love it all!

7. Any TV or movie DVD you no longer want-no horror please-I will take them without a case as well

8. This is a longshot-any reed diffuser oil that you don't want...thanks!

I will try to fulfill wishes on here as well. Thank you for reading!

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 10:37 PM ET
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My wishes for the new year are the following. 

1.beauty samples. Can be anything from perfume to makeup to shampoo, soaps, etc. I travel a lot so travel sizes come in handy but open to anything. 

2.jewelry. I like necklaces and bracelets and I love them in leather! Would also love an anklet. 

3.Anything diet related. I like reading the diet books, exercise, etc. Trying to lose weight and it helps to read the books. 

4.Coupons. For restaurants(Wendy's is a favorite but also McDonalds, Longhorn Steakhouse, Subway) and grocery(Cereal, creamer, frozen meals, beauty products, etc).

Thanks everyone!!

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 11:17 PM ET
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a calendar magnet that has a year at a glance--like you get at doctor's offices or business conventions.  I need a magnetic one that covers 2014 for my desk.

Date Posted: 1/2/2014 1:23 AM ET
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My wishes are ... - an unpostable Harry Potter book (pages needed for a craft project) - Mod Podge craft glue - Anything Superhero : Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Hulk, Thor... - Anything Owl, Fairy, or Zombie - Tasseled Bookmarks - Post its, pens, stationary - Lego figures or figure pieces Thank you!

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Date Posted: 1/2/2014 12:22 PM ET
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We're hoping to go to Disney this summer, so I'm wishing for any useful info or tips to make the trip fun and affordable.


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Date Posted: 1/2/2014 12:48 PM ET
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My wish:  My daughter is a college student and has developed a taste for tea. I do not drink tea as I prefer coffee.  I would like to send her a Valentine care package made up of assorted teas.  I've already bought a mug!   If anyone would like to send me a bag of their favorite tea I'd really appreciate it.  She's also an avid reader and an English major so if you would like to include a note with the title of your favorite book(s), I think she'd enjoy it.

Thanks so much.

Date Posted: 1/2/2014 12:51 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: 1/2/2014 1:48 PM ET
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My wishes:

- Owl, bluejay, or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- any feathers (dyed, natural, from your pet bird, etc) - I'd especially like a few naturally green ones
- scrap yarn with interesting textures, any colors welcome

Subject: January Wishes
Date Posted: 1/2/2014 2:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/6/2009
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For my classroom:

  • Used Rechargeable batteries Duracell AAA you no longer need. They are supposed to last five years.

For me:

  • Knitting Needles, Size "U" or similar size. I want to crochet a broomstick lace project. A very large knitting needle is needed.
  • Bulb Forcing Vase

Thank you!

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Date Posted: 1/2/2014 3:08 PM ET
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I would appreciate

Charms- approx size of a nickel

Pepsi Coupons

Coupon or Sample -  Cetaphil®RESTORADERM® Skin Restoring Moisturizer

Coupon or Sample -  Cetaphil®RESTORADERM® Skin Restoring Body Wash

Coupon or Sample (or item, can't find locally) -  Cetaphil® Gentle Cleansing BarCetaphil® Gentle Cleansing Bar

Coupon or Sample - Eucerin Skin Calming Moisturizing Creme

Coupon or Sample - Eucerin Skin Calming Body Wash

Coupon for Probiotic Pearls

Date Posted: 1/2/2014 6:31 PM ET
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My wish for the month is for many different kinds of fruit and vegetable seeds