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Date Posted: 7/1/2013 2:01 AM ET
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Welcome to the RAOK wishes thread - more fun to be had in the RAOK!

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 here.

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.
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.

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Date Posted: 7/1/2013 7:32 AM ET
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Happy July everyone! I'm wishing for birthday cards and/or stickers for my granddaughters 3rd birthday on August 1st. PM for info if you can help make this an extra special birthday for her! Thank you!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 9:04 AM ET
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As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)

Date Posted: 7/1/2013 9:56 AM ET
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Here is my Wish List:

- Weight Watchers recipes, from WW cookbooks, magazines, shared in meetings, anything like that; I am trying to get more into cooking with Weight Watchers recipes

- 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 Doctor Who or Marvel (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the like) related, I'll be happy to take if off your hands, no matter what the item is

- 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)



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they are long shots but it never hurts to ask, right?

- Gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (similar to this: http://fav.me/d2stb1r ). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit for an adult. Perferably not skin tight, but slightly baggy. 

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat for an adult, tall and pointy though collapsable for storage and travel, it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for.

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 July, everyone!

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Date Posted: 7/1/2013 10:33 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes are:

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

2. Lean Cuisine codes

3. Coupons- I use a lot and give many to friends and family that need them as well.

4. Anything coca cola-it can be big,small, etc.I will gladly enjoy it!

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

6. Anything with cherries on it especially if looks retro or like Mary Engelbreit stuff-trying to update my kitchen

I appreciate you looking for me. Anything that I get this month would be wonderful since my birthday is in this month. I will try to fulfill wishes as well. :)

Date Posted: 7/1/2013 10:36 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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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, V-8, Snapple
  • 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: 7/1/2013 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Staple remover

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

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Date Posted: 7/1/2013 12:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2013
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  • Stickers - ones that are suitable for kids
  • Anything Olympic-themed or Olympic-related
  • Sports trading cards
  • Issues of "Real Simple", "Our State", or any sports-related magazines
  • Anything related to North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, or Washington, DC
  • Presidential pins/Olympic pins
  • Anything relating to the violin, piano, mandolin, or banjo
  • Anything sports-related - especially swimming, figure skating, softball, gymnastics, soccer, or snowboarding
  • Coupons for organic food
  • Classical music CDs
  • Christian music CDs
  • Country/bluegrass music CDs
  • Anything related to NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Carolina Mudcats, or the Carolina Panthers
  • Pens or unsharpened pencils from travel destinations or businesses
  • Keychains from travel destinations or businesses
  • Youth-sized baseball caps - specifically ones with sports logos, travel-related logos (such as a destination), and Christian-themed slogans/logos
  • Crafting items - especially things relating to latch-hook rugs, cross-stitch, and friendship bracelets
  • Any music-related flash cards

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Date Posted: 7/1/2013 1:04 PM ET
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as usual........

COUPONS  for :

cat food, litter, treats<<------  OMG i so need litter coupons

PAMPERS / and wipes

to victoria secrets....and bath  body....

for yogurt

nail polishes


also :

if you have any small item .. that could fit on a baseball card size...weird stuff..

or any cards from any board game....

Subject: Happy Summer Reading!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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  • I collect Coke Codes, Huggies Codes, & Pampers Codes.  If you can give me any, I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Anything related to Thomas the Tank Engine, Berenstain Bears, Dr. Suess, The Grinch, Llama Llama, Sesame Street characters, & Curious George.  My son loves all of them.

  • Kids DVD's - Berenstein Bears, Thomas, Curious George, & Elmo's World or anything else educational

  • Anything educational for younger children.  My son has "school" with me and we always are looking for new things to try.  :-)  Educational flashcard or small flipcharts:  early math (counting), english (phonics, etc.), colors, shapes. opposites, sign language, etc.

  • Would love to get some of the my first leap pad books & cartridges (ages 2-4 preferably), books to the leapfrog tag junior, stickers, or stories on CD to entertain my son during long trips.  If you have any of these for younger age, we would love to get them.  (We just recently found out about Jonathan Park stories on CD.  We really like these.)

  • Fuzzy socks

  • Coupons for Johnson-Johnson body lotion or body wash, Gerber baby products, Vicks vapo pad refills & vicks liquid refill, Mylicon (baby gas medicine), baby supplies (diapers, wipes, pull-ups, etc.), pediacare (infants/children acetametaphine medicine), and doritos.  Coupons to McDonalds, Arby's, Chili's, Qdobas, Chick-fil-a, or Texas Roadhouse.

  • Travel size baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby bodywash, baby powder, toothpaste, shower gel, hand sanitzer, small bars of soap, etc.

**If anyone has any Thomas the Tank trains that their child no longer plays with, my oldest son would love it/them.  He's a fanatic over Thomas!!**

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Date Posted: 7/1/2013 7:38 PM ET
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  I would love to receive the following, please.

  • Coupon envelope/organizer
  • Bookmarks...I love them and don't have any!
  • 5th grade math/language workbooks or textbooks.  I home school my 5th grade grandson, I've taught him since 1st grade.
  • Anything to teach him about the history of the USA.  Pictures, notebooks, postcards. etc.
  • Postcards addressed to my grandson...pm me for his name and address.
  • Blank note cards with envelopes.  I mail out ten to 20 notes cards a month.

Thank you, Thank you!!

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Subject: Anyone seen a shmoo?
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 8:42 AM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2007
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July is here and we're starting our monsoon season in Arizona at last! YAY!!! - need the rain -

But I digress -

Still hoping someone might find a Shmoo for me - those adorable little flights of fancy from the fertile brain of the late Al Capp. (Think Li'l Abner, Daisy Mae and Dogpatch) 

They literally gave their little lives to become any type of food that people were thinking about. How cool is that?    wink



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Date Posted: 7/2/2013 12:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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I can always use and appreciate:

weight points/UPC's from:   Purina Dog Chow, Purina ONE ,Purina Pro Plan, Purina Cat Chow, (any Purina) Kit N Kaboodle, Iams, Innova or Eukanuba

Weight Circle logo

Pampers and Huggies points


for dog foods:   Purina Dog Chow, Purina ONE ,Purina Pro Plan, Iams


Last Edited on: 7/22/13 7:57 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 12:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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I am wishing for:

-  Box tops and/or labels for education for my grandson's school

-  Purina One dry cat and dog food coupons

-  Anything Pittsburgh Steelers (doesn't have to be new)

Date Posted: 7/2/2013 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/5/2009
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My 14 year old daughter loves to do puzzles. If you have any 500+ piece puzzles you'd like to pass on, we'd greatly appreciate it!
Date Posted: 7/3/2013 6:23 AM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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My wishes are: * Any leftover fabric for quilting * * Quilting books or magazines * Thanks for looking.
Date Posted: 7/3/2013 10:05 AM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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Date Posted: 7/3/2013 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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My usual wishes...

-Coupons for Blue Diamond Milk or Silk Milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Atkins bars/frozen meals.

-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 for looking! :)

Date Posted: 7/4/2013 11:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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Coke Codes -- VERY much appreciated!

Wanting coupons for:

Hormel Compleats (haven enough for now) & Sandwichmakers

Hormel Pepperoni

Wet 'N Wild cosmetics

Granola Bars or Oatmeal

Luigi's Real Italian Ice

Delimex Express (frozen taquitos/burritos)


Long shot:  Megaman NES Nintendo video game

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Date Posted: 7/5/2013 8:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/5/2013 10:21 PM ET
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My wishes:

Coupons for:
                    Purina Cat Chow  (in particular:  Sensitive)
                   All Detergent.....Liquid
                   Crystal Light instant mixes (individual)
                    Lactose free milk
                    Lays potato chips
                    Edy's Outshine fruit bars
                    Coffee pods (fits the taller Keurig coffeemaker)

Sympathy cards

Any unwanted wallets (in good condition)

loose gemstones

Any unneeded cables for PS-2 or Nientendos

Coke codes


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Date Posted: 7/5/2013 11:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2006
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Would like any kind of stickers[no reward]Halloween or X-mas items,and scrapbook paper.


Date Posted: 7/6/2013 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2012
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I am wishing for Kelloggs Family Rewards codes.  They are inside Keebler, Cheez-it, Special K products, and anything Kelloggs. I'm saving up for new measuring cups/spoons. smiley  They are 10,000 points, and right now I have 1520.

Packages are marked with this symbol:


If you aren't using your code, please PM it to me. Thanks in advance!

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Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 7/8/2013 2:25 PM ET
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My wishes are ......

Yarn - I constantly am crocheting. It is my stress reliever.

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

Anything My Little Pony or Hello Kitty for my granddaughter

small notepads/post-its

scented tarts for warmer


Thanks so very much for looking!!  

Subject: My July Wishes
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 2:18 AM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2005
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My July wishes are:

Pepsi or Mt. Dew Iconic Summer cap codes or 12 pack codes

Coke Codes

Lean Cuisine Codes

Stouffers Codes

Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

Monster's U. Movie Codes found on Kellogg's cereal boxes

Any of these codes can just be sent to me by personal message so no postage :) I greatly appreciate any codes sent and will be sure to grant some wishes to pay it forward. Take care, Jennifer