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Date Posted: 6/30/2012 5:34 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. 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.

Date Posted: 6/30/2012 5:47 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 clinic.
  • coupons for:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, Crystal Light, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer, Snapple
  • Pureology Pure Volume shampoo/conditioner travel sizes or sample sizes - can't find them in our local stores
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Subject: My wishes...
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 1:06 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2010
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Happy July everyone! I'm 2 weeks into treatment now, and when I'm not hooked up to the IV at the clinic I am sitting in the car to/from or I'm sitting on my couch resting and trying not to go crazy! Here are some things that would be such a blessing:

-DVD's to keep me occupied (there is a TV at the clinic, I will be donating DVD's to their collection!)

-Craft kits/projects

-K-cups, any flavor

-Extra board game pieces for my craft project- anything from scrabble tiles to monopoly houses

-Greenies or other grain-free treats/chews for my patient dog

-Plant seeds or cuttings- especially houseplants (Most vines or succulents would easily survive the mail). REALLY want a Monstera Deliciosa :o)

-Green beads, ribbons, or string for making bracelets... also would like letter beads of any type. especially need L, Y, M, E.

-Long shot: I would love some PICC line covers that are cuter than "Hospital Gauze" lol  like this. It has to have elastic, my line is in the crease of my elbow and the sleeves are always rolling down :/

-MORE THAN ANYTHING..... please please PLEASE watch out for ticks this summer! There are more this year than usual, and practically no one understands just how severely sick you can become if you contract a tick-born illness and it goes undiscovered, untreated, or misdiagnosed & mistreated! Check your family, check your pets, and EDUCATE YOURSELF!

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Date Posted: 7/1/2012 8:29 PM ET
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Old watches-broken is fine

Small plastic/rubbery toy animals

Long shot-women's large tank tops and light-weight v-neck shirts (like for working out) in a size L/XL. Any color is fine and used is fine

metal bottle/beer caps

Ribbon-1/2 inch to 1 inch wide

Drawer knobs

Wine Corks

Unwanted or broken jewelry -anything, but especially brooches

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Anything soccer related

Warner Brothers Insider Rewards codes-found in DVD/Blu-rays

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 

Armband for an iPod classic 

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Date Posted: 7/1/2012 10:38 PM ET
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Happy July! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)       

Date Posted: 7/2/2012 7:46 AM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2010
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My wishes:


* Anything relating to dogs. Toys for my two darling fur babies, coupons for treats and food, dog related craft stuff for my scrapbook

* Anything relating to Kenworth for my wonderful husband

* CDs of techno, house, trance, or hardstyle for our friend

* Any vegan treats for me: bath products, food, coupons for any of the above

* Plastic canvas and yarn.


Thank you.

Date Posted: 7/2/2012 11:55 AM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2008
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am requesting:

coupons for anything baby.   (just found out I will be a gramma soon!) 

onsies for babies from newborn to 6 months

ty beanies (my aunt takes them to the childrens hospital after sanitizing them)

legos (my son loves to build)

any samples of deodarant for my kids for p.e. lockers

recieving blankets or any fleece pieces that would make small blankets

plastic canvas or beads for crafts and any craft ideas

and last but not least 2 hot highlander men in kilts.  LOL  j/k  thanks for any help you could give me on any of these! 



Date Posted: 7/2/2012 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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  • I am in need of diabetic supplies.  Specifically:  alcohol wipes, lancets, Wavesense Presto Strips or FreeStyle Lite Test Strips, and solution for either Wavesense Presto or FreeStyle Lite System.  Items need to be new in box and not be expired (or at least not too far expired).  Really need these!!  With being pregnant, I have to check my sugar 4 times a day and it gets pretty expensive!!  
  • Children's DVD's:  I would love to get some Bible stories, Curious George, Baby Einstein, Berenstein Bears, Thomas the Tank Engine, Feature Films for Families, Baby Signs
  • Children's CD's:  Adventures in Odyssey, Patch the Pirate, any Christian story-type or character story CD's
  • Anything to do with sign language - especially for babies/toddlers including flashcards, books, dvd's, etc.
  • Coupons:  Desitin Diaper Rash Cream, Aquaphor Ointment, Pediacare, toddler toothbrush/toothpaste, Vicks vaporizer refill pads, Night-time baby diapers, Mylicon, gluten free products, International Delight Iced Coffee
  • Gluten free recipes and/or cookbooks
  • DVD's, books, &/or info on RV'ing
  • Magnetic bookmarks
  • Educational Flashcards or small flipcharts:  early math (counting), english (phonics, etc.), colors, shapes, Bible, etc.
  • I work with children at church (and we are looking to be missionaries in the near future) so I would love to get any ABeka flashcard (flash-a-card) stories - Bible stories especially, but also missions & practical/character stories to use in our ministry.

Thanks to those who have granted wishes in the past.  Happy summer!!

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Date Posted: 7/2/2012 6:25 PM ET
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My wish list... thank you , in advance, for any help you can offer ~


Coke codes

XL elastic waist shorts for Men

XL elastic waist sweatpants for men

XL t-shirts for men

men's velcroe tennis shoes, black, in size 11


The men's clothing and shoes are for my special needs son. He is 15, almost 5'10" and growing like a weed.


Thank you again. smiley



Subject: Jody's Wishlist for July-Thanks for Looking!
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 9:49 PM ET
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heartPippi Longstocking items- posters, papergoods, stationery, cards, advertisements,prints, toys, book covers etc.

heart Swedish/Norwegian/Scandinavian craft booklets or magazine articles: Wheat weaving- especially Christmas ornaments, Rosemaling, Felting, Gnome crafts, weaved heart baskets, etc.

heartChristian/Bible Verse Stickers, Notecards, Greeting Cards, Prints, Wall hangings, Rubber stamps, Bible memory cards.

heartSwedish Folkart items or Decor ( Stickers, Christmas items ( "God Jul")  or Swedish ornaments, Swedish gnomes, Carl Larsson, Dala horses,mini red wood candle holders, swedish napkins, Cards, Notes, Gift Wrap/Tags,Bags, Stationery, Prints, etc.


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Subject: Happy July!
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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-Coupons for Blue Diamond Milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Crystal Light

-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! :)

Date Posted: 7/2/2012 9:54 PM ET
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Here is my real 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 want to start cross-stitching for the online charity LoveQuilts and a wide variety of themes are requested to be stitched)

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

- Anything Doctor Who or Digimon 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

- A DVD of the Spanish romance film 'Like Water For Chocolate' 

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


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 (similar to this: http://fav.me/d2stb1r ). 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 :)


Thanks for reading my wish list! Happy July, everyone!

Subject: July raok wishes thread
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2012
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My name is Andrea Brooks and I have some wishes that I would like for the month of July



minature erasers

gel pens or colored pens

fill it in puzzle books(easy)

notecards(can be blank inside and or general)










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Subject: My wishes for July are:
Date Posted: 7/3/2012 11:57 AM ET
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1. Coke codes-always used and appreciated

2. Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's Rewards Codes-either one will help me out

3. Orbit gum codes-found inside the package or wrapper

4. Mt.Dew Codes-they have two different promotions that I am trying to save up for

5. Anything with cherries on it-especially if it looks retro or like Mary Engelbreit stuff

6. Anything Coca Cola-just love it!

7 Any music CD you no longer want-no instrumental or rap

8. Anything Tri Chem related-getting back into the craft

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

Thanks for looking! :)


Date Posted: 7/3/2012 6:22 PM ET
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¨*¸¸¸.*¨*¸¸first of all...thanks for the prayers for my daughter Cynthia and my grandbaby Sofia born July 14th...¸.*¨**¨*.¸¸.


as usual........

..cat coupons for food, litter, treats


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

pages from books or magazines in different languages....

i could still use BIRD pics from cards, calendars, magazines...

if your playing card deck is not complete..i will take the cards you are going to throw away...

dont throw away the empty flower seed packets....send them to me...empty...cheeky



added on july 17th anything CORALINE from the movie CORALINE...my grandkids new favorite movie....thanks..

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Date Posted: 7/4/2012 12:02 AM ET
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Subject: July Wishes
Date Posted: 7/4/2012 11:17 AM ET
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EDIT July 9, 2012

Added this one, if anyone makes address labels or has a program to make ones with graphics...I'm in need of some personalized ones. Thanks!

Scrapbook stickers, or any themed stickers of any kind, left overs are fine. 

Scrap aida clothe (cross stitch material) just looking for small sized pieces you may have left over from a project, book mark sized to about 4 x 4...I do swaps and just stitch small items so the left over cloth will come in handy. 14 to 18 count is preferable. 

scrap cardstock..the harder paper from scrapbooking you use for card making, preferable 4 x4 squares..any color or theme..just left overs are fine. 

coke rewards

lean cuisine reward codes

My daughter is learning to cross stitch so if you have any kid type patterns...the teaching kids to learn to cross stitch patterns, having a hard time finding these, maybe you have some. 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!! Anything helps, I have a school list, can give you specifics if you are able to help. I apperciate anything..being limited income, and they demand so much for them, it is just hard to sometimes get them everything they need. I mean seriously what child in school needs 24 yellow highlighters? So if you can help with anything I apperciate it greatly!!! 

Last but not least...the kids birthdays are coming up, if you have anything small that your kids don't play with or don't use that I could give to mine as a gift I appercaite it, my son loves books, computer games, and transformers. Daughter loves crafting, books, and dressing up her build a bear....also a big one for her, is playing salon with our 6 month old chiweenie pup...she dresses her and the dog just soaks up the love...any size medium to large dog outfits (or that fit a long 15 pound dog)  or doggy ear bows...she would love. If you have extras your dog doesn't wear, my daughter and pup will put it to good use. 

THANK YOU!! God bless! 


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Date Posted: 7/4/2012 2:38 PM ET
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Looking for:


A stopwatch. I'm training my grandson and his friend this summer in swimming and it sure would come in handy.

Any glass or ceramic beads or jewelry wire or tools for my bead people.

3 ring book binders of any size.

Medium size dog backpack. If you have one and it doesn't fit any more. I would be most grateful!


Thanks so much for reading this!smileyheart

Subject: Wishes
Date Posted: 7/4/2012 11:11 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2009
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Any of these would be greatly appreciated!

*  Coke Codes

*  Lean Cuisine or Stouffers Reward Codes

*  Boxtops for Education 2013 & beyond expirations

*  Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon

Thanks for looking !!

Date Posted: 7/5/2012 7:59 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/5/2012 8:59 AM ET
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I am wishing for


Pampers Gifts to Grow codes

Disney Movie Rewards Codes

Date Posted: 7/5/2012 7:52 PM ET
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I know this is a long shot but I am looking for a vintage, or vintage looking camera strap (goes around your neck),  the more colorful, the better.

Date Posted: 7/6/2012 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2009
Posts: 1,652
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I am wishing for Mountain Dew Points (the yellow caps, Batman codes).  I don't need the actual caps, just the code on them.  Thanks :)

Date Posted: 7/6/2012 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2005
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I am wishing for embroidery floss or craft thread for my dd's to use with their camp groups to make friendship bracelets with. Two years ago we received a wonderful RAOK of this and they are finally needing more (they both are counselors for 1st and 2nd grade girls).  Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 7/8/2012 2:44 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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I am wishing for books on healthy eating/dieting. I'm trying to lose weight and trying to find good books to help me eat better.

Coke Codes