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Subject: **********JANUARY'S I WISH, I WISH, WISHES WE COULD GRANT**********
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 4:49 AM 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 NOTfor 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.

I am helping Irene (WhiteGardenia) with hosting so this is my first month, if you have questions, please feel free to PM me and ask.


Date Posted: 12/31/2011 9:22 AM ET
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I would love

Calendars - used ones are perfect for making envelopes.  They should have some sort of picture and be at least the size of a standard sheet of paper.

For everyone to have a better 2012 than 2011.

Thank you!

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 9:51 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:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer
  • TastyKakes - especially butterscotch krimpets and cream-filled krimpets - not available anywhere around here

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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I am wishing for


- Boxtops and/or labels for education

- Dry cat food coupons


Thank you everyone.  Happy New Year to you all.




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Date Posted: 12/31/2011 12:12 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Unused mascara, eye liner, and eye shadow-any color is fine for all

Wine corks

chalk pastels-used/broken pieces are fine

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

Cars 2 codes from select Kelloggs Cereal, Keebler, Nutri-grain products

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

A DVD/CD case that holds multiple DVDs-CD wallet 

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

Another long shot: A Packers jersey-Men's  small or medium or a women's L or XL. Doesn't have to current player-anyone except Favre lol

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Date Posted: 12/31/2011 12:51 PM ET
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Would love and could really use


Coupons for Fancy Feast

Coupons for Scoop Away

Nail polish

Unused mascara

Sock Monkey themed things

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 2:17 PM ET
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If anyone has unmade latch hook rugs, or even just the yarn (even partial packs), or just the canvas, I'd love to have them.  My bipolar brother attended a special needs school and the people there liked latch hook.

I looked at Michaels and was told they no longer carry latch hook.

Thanks for considering this.

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Date Posted: 12/31/2011 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/7/2010
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My 2 wishes:

any unused postcard you may have

anything rainbow. I love rainbows, and I don't care how small it is.

Thanks for reading:)

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 3:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Coke Codes

Boxtops for Education

K Cup Coupons


Subject: My wishes are...
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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Coke codes

Stouffers Dinner rewards codes

soda coupons of any kind

Disney movie reward codes

Anything with cherries on it

Anything with coca cola on it-:)

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

Subject: wishes
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 6:11 PM ET
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magnetic bookmarks

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 6:45 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...


another thing ::::::   do you have any pics of BIRDS from the front of cards or calendars........i am really into birds lately.....for my craft projects.........



i've been a tad down lately......positive thoughts / prayers for me would be great... thanksangel

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 10:04 PM ET
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Little note pads or little shopping list type note pads. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury a few years ago and I have to make lists daily to remember all the things to do that day (like send out my PBS books!) and I can never have enough of them ;)

Horse stuff- stickers, greeting cards, etc. Also anything like that with pugs, huskies or owls on it.

Kitty litter coupons of any kind.

Doggie treat, chewie or toy coupons of any kind.

Thanks! :)

I also saw that someone on here found some small-sized doggie coats. I have a pug who has a huge head and neck, but a small body. And when I take him out to go potty he's getting cold really fast. I've been looking all over to try and find a zip up or velcro coat (so it will fit over his fat head) with a spot where I can hook his harness leash up. Please PM me if you know of a store, someone who makes them, anything. I'm getting desperate. My chilly pug andI would greatly appreciate it :)


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Date Posted: 12/31/2011 11:12 PM ET
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Cpns for Temptation Treats
Cpns for DRY Fancy Feast
Coke codes (as usual)
Cpns for 8th Continent milk 
DVD for Zumba dancing

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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 1:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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Johnson & Johnson Baby Items - Coupons

Smurfs toys  (from McDonalds) I only need  Grouchy

Drink mix singles (Anything like that)

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

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

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

Swiffer wetjet coupons or any kind like that

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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 2:32 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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  Would love if someone would make a Boop avatar that says-  Can We Skip Winter?!

Other than that, my wishes are the same as they have been.  Thanks for looking!

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: 1/1/2012 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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I'm wishing for:

  • Gerber infant formula coupons/ checks
  • Sears Portrait Studio coupon mailings
  • Baby coupons (diapers, wipes, J&J) and food coupons
  • Beechnut coupons and/or Beechnut upc codes
  • Yarn
  • Buttons and crayons
  • Labels
  • Seeds for a garden
  • DVD's for babies 
  • recipe cards or index cards

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Subject: New Year's Wishes
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 11:09 AM ET
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Happy 2012!

Wishes for this month are:


Coke rewards codes

Coupons for K-cups or I am willing to take any K-cups you may have gotten and don't like them, I promise to put to good use. Just got a Keurig for Christmas and love coffee, tea, my kids love the hot chocolate and apple cider.

Any notepads or notecards, stationary items...I keep lists, write lots of notes to family so will put anything you can't use to good use.

My kids would enjoy any of the Alvin and Chipmunk Happy meal toys...they loved the new movie...so if you got doubles or ones you don't want, my kids would love them..we can't always afford the meal out. They can already be opened...they just love the toys!

Any cool erasers, bookmarks or pens...I collect odd and different office supplies for my desk..keeps me entertained!

Any broken crayons!!! Just any broken pieces you have sitting around after your kids or yourself have used them just about all...my kids have a crayon maker to melt the crayons into those multiple color crayons, so will put those little tiny peices to good use.

Also looking for any travel coupons or Hertz rental car deal coupons..short trip coming up in March to Kansas.

Almost forgot so had to edit:

Any milk bone coupons, puppy food coupons (IAMS) we just got two new mini doxie pups....its fun! Also if you have any small to medium puppy outfits you aren't using..my kids would love to have them..they have been trying to dress up the puppies. They got them for Christmas and its been a blast to see how happy they are with them.



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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 11:51 AM ET
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Happy New Year!

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: 1/1/2012 12:26 PM ET
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I am wishing for these items to get to the homeless:

Coke codes -  use the points to get coupons for free cokes- it likes up there faces when you give them something just for smiling at ya!

any gloves or hats especially little kids ones. again I donate them to the homeless

Any canvas or eco friendly bags you get from the stores that you dont use. the homeless have things that they carry with them every where and can use these better than plastic.

 these items below are for a pregnacy center here that helps moms with things to care for there kids when they run short on money and dont have enough. If you get coupons for free formula that you dont use or free anything that babies need I can take it there and give it away.

If you got baby items that you got for a baby shower and did not use I can take them too. Like bottles or pacifiers or bibs or burp cloths.  We have a big need here.  And diaper bags are really needed but I know that is alot to ask .

I could use bookmarkers - when I donate books to the senior center that i am volunteering at also i would like to put them with the books that i donate.

And this last thing will be for me in a way. I could use any thank you cards  or thinking of you cards. My goal this year is too make sure that everyone that touches my life in someway will get a handwritten note from me to show my thanks.

thanks for reading all this. god bless

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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 2:45 PM ET
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I am wishing for . . .

  1. Children's DVD's:  Curious George, Baby Einstein, Berenstein Bears, Thomas the Tank Engine, Feature Films for Families, Kipper
  2. Children's Board Books
  3. Matchbox cars
  4. Anything to do with sign language - especially for babies/toddlers.
  5. Coupons for:  Desitin Diaper Rash Cream, Aquaphor Ointment, toddler toothbrush/toothpaste, Vicks vaporizer refill pads or liquid
  6. Toddler shoes (boys) size 4 & 5
  7. Coloring books (for a little boy)
  8. Books for the bathtub (i can't seem to find these anywhere!)

Happy New Year!   

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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 4:45 PM ET
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Coke codes

Felt, any size or colors

Walk workout dvd's

Thank you cards/blank notecards

Bobby pins

Alligater clips

Organza material


Date Posted: 1/1/2012 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2007
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Progresso soup,  Slimfast and/or Special K coupons for me----Marlboro coupons for DH (cartons only please)

3 x 5 inch recipe cards (not 4 x 6, may be doubled over but no larger 3X5 or they won't fit my recipe box)

Win for Alabama in the National Championship game?   :0)

Off to fulfill some wishes

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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 8:49 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:http://disparue.org/gallery/7/doctorwho/1/109/images/doctorwho109_1919.jpg). 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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Date Posted: 1/1/2012 10:45 PM ET
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We have moved three times to three different states in three years.  Much of our stuff is in it's third storage unit.  One thing I really miss is something that the post office gave me to see if a letter is too thick.  It is made of thick cardboard and folds in the middle.  If you know what I am talking about and can get one for me, I will be eternally grateful!!!