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Topic: ******January's **** I Wish, I Wish ***** wishes we can grant thread

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Subject: ******January's **** I Wish, I Wish ***** wishes we can grant thread
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 10:41 PM ET
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This is where we post things we would like,(except money requests, credits or books).   Please remember that we do not offer money for items we wish   for because that is against PBS rules .  You may not ask for money for charity, for postage, nothing monetary, please.  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.

Please understand that the RAOK forum follows the PBS rules. This means -
1) NO buying or selling allowed in the RAOK
2) You may not ask for credits. Credits are sold or borrowed in the Book Bazaar. You are not allowed to ask for gifts of     credits on PBS.
3) No solicitation for any charity is allowed on this site.  You may ask for things you collect for charities (like can tabs, stamps), but no financial solicitation is allowed.

4) Please do not offer to pay for your wish, or for the postage to send it. The RAOK is meant  as a simple act of kindness, nothing in return...but a thank you.

     If one of us writes 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, but it will be edited by the PBS team..........they  do suspend accounts at times.   Don't take that chance, please edit or remove as we ask. We like to take care of this forum ourselves, without the team removing posts!!

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  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 limit your list to about 10 items. Some lists are getting very long. (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.


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Date Posted: 12/31/2012 11:09 PM ET
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Egg white separator 

Anyone from Hawaii? I would love some taro bread or pancake mix. I had some taro bread there last year and loved it! 

Pearl beads 

1 pair of white shoelaces 

Rug mat-any size-need for a craft project

Pot holders/oven mitts

Biscuit cutter 

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Index cards

Ribbon-1/2 inch to 1 inch wide

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Date Posted: 12/31/2012 11:44 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, V-8, Snapple
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - not available locally        
  • Murad Resurgence products - 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: 12/31/2012 11:56 PM ET
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I am wishing for:

  • Past issues of crochet magazines
  • Yarn remnants/unwanted yarn (used to make lapghans and scarves for donation).  Any color would be loved, but I am especially looking for blues, oranges and any other primary colors.  
  • Fun and/or crazy buttons (to make posterboard thumbtacks for a college dorm announcement board)
  • Black bandana ("normal" paisley pattern) from women's accessories in Walmart (making a quilt top and need 1 more, but cannot find one anywhere)



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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:06 AM ET
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I am wishing for the following:

A 2013 calender. Preferably animals or flowers, etc. 

Perfumes, cosmetics, bath items, etc. I like trying the sample stuff and it is nice to take when I travel.

Jewelry for my little sisters. They like playing with them for dress up.

Army or military related items. Postcards, etc.

Coupons-restaurant(Arby's, Wendy's, Chick-fil-a, pizza, Hardee's, Olive Garden) and groceryCereal, coffee, bath items, etc). 

Thanks in advance!

Subject: My January Wishes
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 3:10 AM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2010
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Well, since this month features my birthday (January 22nd),
all I am wishing for is some birthday cards and maybe some presents.

Thank you.


Date Posted: 1/1/2013 9:51 AM ET
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New or used Barbie clothes. Or patterns to learn to make my own. Thank you!
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 10:15 AM ET
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Happy New Year, Everyone!

I'm wishing for

- Calendars (from any year) with pictures on them to make into envelopes.  The pictures should be at least the size of regular office paper, although larger is great, too.

- Hardanger patterns

- Peace, health, happiness and prosperity for all!

Date Posted: 1/1/2013 11:08 AM ET
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I am wishing for Stouffers Dinner Club codes. Also Stouffers coupons.

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Subject: i'm wishing for coke codes. thank you.
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 11:20 AM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 11:35 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Happy New Year! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)   

Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:18 PM ET
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I would love any Christmas cards fronts. Also looking for a small jar sealer (I have the hose) for my Food Saver. Thanks!
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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small (1-2oz.) bars of soap, sample-size or the bath size found in hotel rooms.  The soap is used in birthing kits. 


Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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Coke codes (ok, Pat? wink cheekysmiley)

This is a long shot, I know:  Nintendo NES (the original Nintendo) Mega Man game cartridges (1, 3, 4, 5 or 6)

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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 1:53 PM ET
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as usual........

COUPONS  for :

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


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



also :

if you have any small item .. that could fit on a baseball card size....send it to me...dont throw it away....

.......i can use it ......any cards..playing cards or cards from any board game that you were going to throw out...

.....any paper trash items.... just ask...i might be able to use it....

Subject: Happy New Year 2013!!
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 2:40 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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  • Anything related to Elmo, Cookie Monster, Sesame Street characters, Curious George, Thomas the Tank Engine, Kipper and anything related to "I Spy."  My son loves all of them.

  • My son really likes GI Joe.  I would love to get him some of their toys/characters if anybody has any they no longer want.

  • Anything preschoolish (educational) and/or dealing with sign language for kids.  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, etc.

  • I'm looking for things that will entertain my son (2-year old) for long amounts of time in the car.  For Christmas, relatives bought him a basic "my first leap pad" and a "leapfrog tag junior."  I would like to get some my first leap pad books & cartridges (ages 2-4 preferably), books to the leapfrog tag junior, a doodle pro, stickers, anything else you may think of that would work for a 2 year old.  Even if you don't have anything, but have some ideas of things that could help, please PM me.

  • Coupons for Johnson-Johnson body lotion or body wash, Vicks vapo pad refills & vicks liquid refill, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.), doritos, pediacare (infants/children acetametaphine medicine).  Coupons to McDonalds, Arby's, Chili's, or Texas Roadhouse.

  • II 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, song visuals, and Bible verse visuals (KJV)  to use in our ministry.

Thanks to those who have granted wishes in the past.  There have been so many kind people on here and so many generous.  Thanks to you all.  You know who you are!!  :-D

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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 2:41 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Reward Codes

*General Mills Movie Cash Codes

*Lean Cuisine Reward Codes--inside of box printed in red

*Coupons- Lean Cuisine, WW Meals,Kelloggs Cracker Chips,General Mills Cereal


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Date Posted: 1/1/2013 3:20 PM ET
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Please write your name on the envelope, sorry it's very confusing to me when it don't have a name or your user name, I then have to go through all of my pm's and sometime, it's a surprise so i have no idea who sent them. Thanks     


Oxy Clean Power

Boost Glucose Control

Geen Giant veggies

Drink mix singles (Anything like that) coupons or pkgs.


Plastic cardholer sleeves (for pokemon cards,we also need a binder)Godson, started to collect them)

Puzzles  (14yr old son asked if i could post this)

Coloring books (for 3yr old granddaughter)

The Grinch - Any items, I love him.

Kids Stickers

Battery for cell phone: Samsung Model: BCC0810 Type: 3.7V 1550mh 5.7wh

Canon Fine Ink cartridges - 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black,31 Color.

Blessings, Thank you   


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Subject: My wishes for Jan are:
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 4:12 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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1. Coke codes-always used and greatly appreciated

2. Lean cuisine codes or coupons

3. Anything Coca Cola that you no longer want-it can be pictures,recipes,etc...love the stuff! :)

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

5. Any music CD you don't want-no rap or instrumental please

6. Any movie DVD you no longer want-no horror please

7. Anything with a basset hound or beagle on it-huge dog lover

8. Any costume rings you don't want

Thank you for looking!

Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 7:14 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2006
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A reminder -

Lisa D. (tommygirl collects expired coupons  to send to military bases.   Coupons should be no more than 3 months past date, please.  Just PM  for her address and send a bunch when you can.    This is a great help to our military families.  (Only regular coupons, not those  for specific stores, please.)


Only Lisa is accepting expired coupons at this time. Please PM her to pass on yours.    If anyone else is doing this, please let us know and we will gladly add you to the list.


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Subject: Used Christmas Cards
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 7:17 PM ET
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I was told to put this here ...


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Years!

I'm in need of some used Christmas cards & I thought my fellow swappers could help me out! I know that a lot are going to be heading for the trash soon & I would really appreciate your generosity!

If you would like, I would be happy to send you something in return ... please PM me!


Date Posted: 1/1/2013 7:59 PM ET
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Campbell's labels for Education

General Mills boxtops for Education

My birthday is JAN 28th and I would LOVE some birthday cards.

Date Posted: 1/1/2013 8:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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 -Updated on the next page-

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Date Posted: 1/2/2013 12:22 AM ET
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heartWomen's Christian Temperance Union ( WCTU ) or Temperance collectibles/ items/ posters/ booklets, postcards - Francis Willard, Carry Nation, Children and temperance education, temperance tea cup, bowl or mug, badges, buttons, ribbons anything Women and temperance- If you have any old encyclopedias that can be cut up- please check Women's Temperance, Women's Christian Temperance, Children and Temperance Francis Willard, Carry Nation or Temperance as topics- and would love articles and photos. Doing a historical Temperance Tea this Spring at our cottage community and doing decorating. ( Abstinense from alcohol, liquor and US history of this )


heartSwedish/ Scandinavian Folk Art, Swedish Christmas stuff- Berggren items, Carl Larsson, Lisi Martin cards


heartFred Rogers/Mister Rogers Neighborhood videos or Dvd's 


heartGnomes with red hats, image on papergoods, stickers, stationery,notecards, books or booklets.


heart Christian Bible Verse or Christian stickers, notecards, stationery, book marks, framed prints.

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Subject: My wishes
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Book marks...any theme is fine, but kid related or hootie owls are my top wishes

Anything hootie owl related...just started enjoying them..the more colorful the better

coke codes

lean cusine coupons or codes

cross stitch left over fabrics or patterns

scrapbook left over card stock and stickers (left overs are fine)

k cups (need my caffiene fix and these aren't always in my budget, so if you have ones you don't like I'll be glad to use them)