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Date Posted: 5/31/2011 8:16 PM ET
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This is where we post things we are looking for.

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.

If you post wishes, try to grant at least one wish yourself, so this place is not considered a "gimme" group,  where people post but don't send out.  PBS members can become good friends, don't abuse, please!  **NOTE:  Cathy W. (Firefly) collects cancelled postage stamps for charity.**

If you see a wish you are able to grant, just PM the poster and ask for their name and address - that's it, simple and easy and a lot of fun!  Note:  And please be sure to thank members who grant your RAOK wishes.  It's not necessary to do it here, but do PM to let them know you received your gifts.   Too many things have been lost in the mail.  Lately, members have mentioned that they have not heard from the members that they have sent things to and wonder if they have been rec'd.   We hesitate to keep sending to someone who does not acknowledge, as we do not know if other items were rec'd.   If someone declines your request, that may be the reason. 

Any questions, please PM and ask. 


Date Posted: 5/31/2011 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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I am wishing for:

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns

- 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)

- Anthing Doctor Who related: books, figures, toys, posters, stickers, anything like that. My friends and I are completely in love with this show and we will happily share any leftovers you may have to share with us!

- Anything Digimon related: figures, cards, books, stickers, toys, anything like that. My little cousin has become obbsessed with Digimon: Digital Monsters recently and I wish to feed her addiction ;)

 - Old board games: even if all the pieces might not be there, that's fine by me; especially Scrabble

Thanks for reading my wish list!

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Date Posted: 5/31/2011 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2008
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Hello All!

Well it is official I have caught the bow making craze and want to make some adorable bows for my little girl so... I am wishing for the following bow things:

  • old panythose or tights- I can use these to make headbands
  • any scrap ribbon you might have (little, large, I can use it all)
  • any kind of embelishments-rhinestones, sequins etc.
  • caps off of glass soda bottles (the old fashioned metal kind)
  • feathers
  • any old hair clips, bobby pins, or headbands
  • buttons


any other bow making supplies that you can think of that I may have missed :0)

This next wish is a long shot, but here it goes...I am looking for a projection night light for my little girl's room. I don't know if it is allowed, but I would be willing to trade a cute baby night light for some home made bows or maybe some crystals, or homemade jewelry (your choice). :0)

Any pampers rewards codes :0)


Thanks so much to everyone! :0)

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Date Posted: 5/31/2011 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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2 X 2s for coins
Pieces of Amber
Cpns for:  liq All, Snuggle and Fancy Feast dry cat food (especially this)
any items for the old LA RAMS (for my son......loved them since childhood)
Lots of clear bags (from the newspapers)
Coke codes

and Blessings on you All!

Last Edited on: 6/1/11 12:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 10:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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My June Wishes:

Coke codes

Coupons for: Diet coke
                         Diet Moutain Dew
                         Purina dog or cat food

Anything soccer related

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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

Cars codes from Kelloggs Cereal

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

Anything for a soon to be college student who will be living in the dorms. I mean ANYTHING! She won't have a lot of money, so even a little bottle of lotion or other nice little suprises. She loves horses, rugby, and soccer if that helps

Date Posted: 5/31/2011 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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i would love to have coupons that you dont need or use .....

these are the ones that i need all of the time :

CAT ::   dry food, canned food, litter, treats

clorox / lysol  WIPES

baby wipes / baby pullups & diapers 

greek yogurt

bath and body works

victoria secrets





¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨* ¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*   thanks to all and have a blessed month  *•¸¸¸.•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*

Last Edited on: 5/31/11 11:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 12:01 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Coke codes

Beads or embellishments for making hair accesories

Best Choice upc  labels

1 1/4" to 2 1/2" ribbon, any color or style

tulle any color or style


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Date Posted: 6/1/2011 12:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
Posts: 8,816
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Happy June!

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: 6/1/2011 2:24 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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coke codes

Campbell's labels for Education

Boxtops for Education (cash for schools)

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 7:51 AM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
Posts: 2,962
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My wishes:

Summer Decoration/cards - for my mom nursing home room.(She loved the valentine and Easter items, Thank you)

Craft Pipe cleaners

Drink mix singles (Anything like that)

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes) samples of any perfumes would be nice.

Mrs. Santa - I have Mr. Santa he is 3 feet tall.

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

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

In Search Of This Coupons:

Carnation Instant Breakfast Coupon or chocolate flavor envelope pkg.

Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's or Adult)

Tidy Cat litter - upstairs cat

Last Edited on: 6/1/11 10:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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I am wishing for,

1.Restaurant coupons. Our favorites are Steak and Shake(Even if they are out of date, our local rest. allows us to use them), Chick-fil-a, Longhorn Steakhouse and Coldstone Creamery.

2.Makeup, perfume, bath stuff, etc.

3.Acne prevention items. Even if these are slightly used I would love them. Especially Proactive.

4.Anything Teddy bears. My mother collects them and especially right now with her having just gotten out of the hospital it would be nice.

5.Anything victorian. Teacups, floral, etc. Stickers, charms, notepaper, etc

6.Stationary. My younger siblings all have pen pals and they love using unique paper and cards.

7.Anything military related. Postcards, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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    Folgers, any for regular coffee not decaf
    Single Drink Water Flavorings
    Laundry Detergent
    Fabric Softener

    Water Flavoring (Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Store Brand)

For the kids:
    Box Tops For Education
    Campbell's labels for Education

Crochet Thread:
    I make doll clothes and would like any thread that you are not going to use or no longer want.  The doll clothes goes to the women’s shelter for the girls that come with the mothers.  I make the clothes and then buy an inexpensive doll to put with the clothes for the girls.  

    Any scented candles that you have no use for.  Even partially burnt ones will be welcome.

Pop Tabs:
    For Ronald McDonald House…to helps the families and the kids.

Drink mix singles (Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Store Brand etc):
    In an effort to continue to loose weight I am now drinking water instead of pop which is great but plain water does not appeal so am looking for any of those single water flavorings that you might have  bought and find you don’t like.  

    I am looking for easy recipes that I can use to teach my granddaughter how to cook with a crock pot.

Book Cover:
    If anyone makes cloth book covers I would like one for my hardback  books.  I haveone for the paperback size books but can not seem to find one to fit my hardback books.

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Date Posted: 6/1/2011 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2009
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I am wishing for anything butterfly, bookmarks (any kind), Marlboro coupons,  beads any shape, color, size, etc., gold&silver bead spacers, gold &silver bead findings, charms any color, shape etc., waxed linen beading cord any color, or leather beading cord any color, and long shot but what the heck, you never know! lol :-) Willow Tree Angels or anything Willow Tree Angel related! Thanks! & Happy Summer!

Last Edited on: 6/1/11 12:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 12:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2008
Posts: 1,153
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Any info, coupons, maps or general where-to-go & how-to-get-there ideas for my son, going to college in Naperville, IL in the fall. My baby! Errr..don't let on that I called him that please!  Debbie

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
Posts: 8,499
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You guys are so awesome about fulfilling these!  Please keep 'em coming! ;)


Here are my wishes:

  • 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
  • Oh! If anyone has an old pair of those paper/plastic 3-D glasses (the red/blue ones, I think) that they can part with, please PM me... My son found an awesome 3-D Transformers comic at the FOL sale, but I couldn't find any 3-D glasses when we got home. :(


Thanks!  :)

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Date Posted: 6/1/2011 2:40 PM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2008
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Any refrigerator magnets from different states (I love collecting magnets)

Any unwanted greeting cards (can be card fronts)

Anything Scooby Doo related

Thanks for looking :-)

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2010
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My wishes! :)

-Anything Harry Potter related!(Huge fan!)


-Polymer clay

-blank cell phone charm string or other charm connecters!

Thanks :)

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
Posts: 1,534
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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.
  • Senseo or other brand decaf coffee pods - none of my local stores carry the decaf pods
  • coupons for:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt or Dannon Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancers
  • Lowe's coupons
  • True Lime packets - none of my local stores carry them

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Last Edited on: 6/26/11 12:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2005
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I would love John Freida hair colour coupons.   This brand only.


Many thanks!

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 5:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2010
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For those of you who would like to bless me with acts of kindness....


I loveee make-up!! So if there are any unused products out there...or even sephora codes.

DMC emboridery floss!!!!

OPI nail polish or Sally Hansen

I also love VERA BRADLEY...The Little Mermaid...and Hello Kitty...did I mention Vera Bradley?? lol

****Bookcover (sometimes a cover on a book can be embarrassing to have others see it) .... Homemade would be much appreciated. I love having items that show others talents!---looking for a large trade size one! :)


Ultimately, I wish for everyone to have good health, happiness, and much love. Life is so short. So don't sweat the small stuff. We must do what the clock does, and keep ticking :)

Many prayers and much love to all of you! 

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2007
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Anyone have any coupons to Nashville attractions? We are going end of June and I'm trying to find some discounts!

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 11:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2009
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I'm wishing for the following this month:

Anything fox related! - I love foxes!

Anything Leopard Gecko or other reptile related!

Unused notepads. Now that I have a few, I'm going through them like crazy!

Red Rose Tea figurines - I've been collecting these since I was 5! Love them!


Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 6/2/2011 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2005
Posts: 7,489
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I am wishing for:

yarn (scraps are fine) any color

COKE CODES (for my daughter's school-our goal is 30,000 points for a flat screen for the library)

BOX TOPS (for the school again-our goal is $1,000 for next school year)

New toothbrushes and sample size toothpaste (for Solider's Angels-always in need of HBA products for our soliders in Iraq and Afghanistan)

Thanks a bunch and God Bless! heart

Date Posted: 6/2/2011 1:26 PM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2009
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I'm starting college this fall and I have almost nothing to start out with. If anyone has any extra school-supply type things... folders, pens, sticky notes, etc. that they wouldn't mind sending me, I would greatly appreciate it.

That being said, I'd also like some things to decorate my dorm with. Old posters, of any sort and size, would be helpful, even postcards.

Bookmarks are always appreciated as well!

Date Posted: 6/2/2011 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Coke Codes

Boxtops for Education

Coupons for just about anything

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