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Date Posted: 2/28/2015 8:51 PM ET
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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 (though common sense is appreciated!); you never know what will turn up.

We must all abide by these PBS rules :
You may not wish for money, or monetary donations for any charities.  You may ask for things you collect for charities, such as stamps,  pop can tabs, etc., but not for money. This includes 'gofundme' and other fund-raising events.
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. Sorry, but you may not ask for free books of any kind. (Unpostable books 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. You could pay it forward by granting a wish yourself.
Please limit your wishes to no more than 10. Lists could get very long. You can always edit as you go along.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PMs between members. This keeps the threads clutter free and easy to use. When you come to this I Wish thread, you see wishes. In the RAOK thread, it's all about 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 check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!
PLEASE say THANK YOU to the person who grants your wish.  You may use our monthly Thank You thread, or you may acknowledge what you have received via a personal PM to the member(s) who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Tips :
Check the RAOK thread before you post wishes -- the thing you want 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, then 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 if rules are broken. 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: 2/28/2015 8:58 PM ET
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I am wishing for....
*Vintage sewing patterns, 1970 and earlier
*Vintage 1950s or earlier knitting, crochet, sewing booklets or magazines (not allowed on PBS - booklets are normally 2-4 pages)

For my daughter's school..

*Boxtops for education
*Stickers or small kid toy/rewards/pinata stuffers/gift bag toys for me to give to the librarian to give to the kids as rewards for reading books.  Age of kids: 13 and under
*Any Dr. Seuss items.  I am Chair of our "Teacher Appreciation Week" at school in May and have decided on a Dr. Seuss theme.
I am looking for:
Clean stuffed Dr. Seuss animals for table decorations (Cat in the Hat, Horton, One Thing, Two Thing, etc)
Party decorations
Tissue flowers any size to make Truffula trees.  PIcture here so you can see what I will be doing:
Balloons, any shape but plain colors please
Seuss themed items I can use – like a stack of Seuss books that are in poor shape I can cut apart to use to decorate
Party favors

Thank you!

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Date Posted: 2/28/2015 9:19 PM ET
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Peggy Sue Got Married or St. Elmo's Fire. I was so blessed last month and this month by family and friends. Thanks. **Update: Dad's test was negative for cancer thank God. Thanks to all who thought and or prayed for my family.

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Date Posted: 2/28/2015 10:08 PM ET
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I am wishing for the following.

Beauty products. Travel sizes, samples etc. Shampoo, perfume, lotions, so on.

Stationary, notepads, envelopes, stickers, etc.


Date Posted: 2/28/2015 10:50 PM ET
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Happy almost spring everyone!  This month I'm wishing for:

BoxTops for education

Padded Envelopes for mailing books

Funky washi or duck tape

Paper punches (if anyone has a few they're no longer using) all sizes and shapes

Snail mail!  I'd love to start a correspondence with a few people, and who doesn't love getting mail?!

Date Posted: 3/1/2015 12:17 AM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2014
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Wishing for...

heartCoke codes - Thank you to Kathi M.,BostonBooks, and Katie S.!!

heartEnvelopes for mailing books - don't need to be padded

heartWashi tape! (prefer new, unopened, but I'm okay either way) Thank you to Michelle S.!!

heartCircular knitting needles in size 8 or 13 (Longshot, I know.) Thank you to Teri K.!!

heartStarbucks star codes! (found on their coffee bean packages and other products)

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 2:19 AM ET
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My wishes haven't changed much for this month

1. Coke Codes and Pamper reward codes

2. Samples or coupons for Gerber baby food, Juice, Enfamil Enfagrow, Always, Tampax, granola bars, Lactaid, Almond milk, Stouffers, Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice,  cereal bars, instant oatmeal, Plum Organics, Friskies, Secret, Herbal Essence, Emergen-C, Poland Spring, Coca-cola, Gatorade, Ginger Ale, Kraft products, Salad dressing, Salad Bags, Advil, Tofu, Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Cheese Sticks, Minute Rice, Pasta, Sauce, McCormick Spices, Mrs Dash Spices,  frozen seafood, frozen vegetables, frozen potatoes, ethnic haircare products, Perdue Chicken, Crest, Select Harvest soups, Progresso Soups, Campbell Soups, Swiffter products, Similac Go and Grow, Avent, Aveeno, Johnson & Johnson, Pampers,  Baby Wipes, Target Up&Up products, Vicks, Tylenol, K-Cups, Mexican foods

3. Coupons or giftcards for Burger King, Checkers, Perkins, Red Lobster, Babies R Us, McDonalds, IHOP, Olive Garden, AppleBees, Wendys, Panera Bread, Pizza Unos, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Bath and Body Works, Target, Lane Bryant, Avenue, Carters, Childrens Place, Gap

4. For my daughter  (gender neutral items are fine.. everything doesn't have to be pink )  Size 4T/4/5/6 winter hats (desperately needed since I've been unable to find anything to fit all of her hair- thanks to Mary who sent me a hat that finally fits good but she can always use a 2nd one), toddler size winter scarfs (desperately needed because she lost her blue one so she's down to only one), socks 4T/5T/shoe size 9, 4T/5T jeans, long sleeve dresses, tights, leggings, cute T-shirts, white or pink cardigan sweater, bathrobe preferably with a hood (but I will gladly accept one without one), size 9 slippers and dress shoes . I'd love some onesies in a size 4T/5T if anyone has them. (I know this is a long shot but she needs them for PT). (Thanks to the person that sent me a 4 pack of new onesies... I'm not recalling the name right now) I'm more than happy to accept anything your girls or in some cases boys have outgrown.  I was out of work for over 2 years due to an illness so its been financially difficult to keep up with her growing.

5. Wooden or plastic puzzles of at least 6 pieces (thanks Michelle who sent me a puzzle set but she can always use more), toy cars (the larger ones made for 2-5 year olds not matchboxes) , and small dolls or other quiet toys or mini board books that I can keep in the diaper bag for medical or Early Intervention appointments or church.

6.  K-cups (either tea, hot chocolate or coffee anything except for apple flavor and green tea)

7. Ladies black slacks, sweaters or long sleeve button down shirts in size 22/2X (I'm just going back to work and I work in a business casual environment). Also tights. spandex pants or leggings in size 22/2X.  They're to go under my pants since its been so cold around here so stains or small holes don't matter because they won't be seen

8. samples of bath and body works products

9. Vicks Vapo pad refills & Vicks liquid refill- my daughter uses the pads with her humidifier whenever she gets sick and I use the liquid with my vaporizer whenever I get sick. 

10.Drink mix singles (anything except for green tea)

11. magnetic notepads

12. Return address labels (I need more for my "new" address even though we've been here for over a year) 

13. ATC backings

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Subject: new place to send expired coupons
Date Posted: 3/1/2015 10:19 AM ET
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We have a new place to send expired coupons for the troops thanks to Ashley who just became a volunteer for "Coups for Troops".
Please contact her for name and address to send them to. --Jeanne
Date Posted: 3/1/2015 10:26 AM ET
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*Campbell's labels for Education

*Boxtops for Education

*Kellogg's Family Rewards codes

Date Posted: 3/1/2015 11:06 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 clinics.
  • coupons for:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice, Sargento cheese sticks
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores
  • Alterna caviar moisture shampoo and conditioner samples or travel sizes
  • Redken Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner samples or travel sizes

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 12:25 PM ET
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Redbox codes

Men size 3x white long sleeve dress shirt and any other color - for my 16yr old son.

Men size 44x30 or 32 dressed pants any color - for my 16yr old son.




Oxy Clean Power

Boost Glucose Control

Any coupons for any kind of Healthy food or shakes

Geen Giant veggies

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

Carnation instant breakfast - coupons or pkgs.

Cat litter coupons (upstairs neighbor)

cat food samples or coupons


Smufts toys from Mdonald

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

Blessings, Thank you

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 12:34 PM ET
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As always, list paper, notepads, post-its etc. I've had a TBI and I need to make lists daily to accomplish all the things I need to in a day. My PBS friends are always SO good about helping me out with this :D 

Erasers! I'm artsy...so I mess up while I am drawing. A lot.  All erasers welcome. *Sings to the tune of "I've Got Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"- Little ones, pink ones, ones you found on the floor! 

And I love anything horsie and puggie. 

My *out there* wish for this month: A tacky, ugly or obnoxious wallet or coin pouch. Neon rainbow zebra striped, patchwork, tye dye? That's my jam! ;) 

Oooooo! A rubber duck. 

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 1:48 PM ET
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Hello March!!


Marlboro coupons

Coke codes/Disney Codes thanks to those who sent me some :)

Colored PENS, I like the scented ones too, but not necessary. Thank you Michelle


Duct Tape or decorative tape in ANY design

Sleepy Hollow on DVD THANK YOU LISA N. !!!!

My sisters Birthday is this month and if anyone has any APPLE theme stuff(anything) Spotted Beagle(anything) or plastic bowls with lids or any cream bathroom rugs.  Fingernail polish in any light colors. Id love for her to get some things. She would be over the moon. She has seen the things Ive gotten from great members on here and she thinks its great. She isnt a reader, she just enjoys life in general, she has an autistic son who is now 12, its been a long road for her but they are doing great :) Thanks to everyone who sent something to my sis, she enjoyed it all!

THANKS for reading guys!

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 4:30 PM ET
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My wishes for March:

- any Nick Jr. Paw Patrol items

- any Disney character beanie babies or small size stuffed animals

- Grumpy Bear and Bedtime Bear and Tenderheart Bear (Care Bears) stuffed animals

- Kellogg's Family Rewards Codes

for my grandmother:

- Thomas Kinkade Disney Puzzles (we are searching for: Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, Lady & the Tramp)

- Oil Paints

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 4:44 PM ET
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My wishes are:

1. Coupons-any that you have extra of from the Internet or odd places like gas stations for instance

2. Any DVD that you no longer want-no horror please--I will gladly take them without a case as well. :)

3. Anything Coca Cola or Coke points.

5. Any kind of cherry decor items or anything like ME.

6. A flameless candle--if you have one that is scented that would be wonderful. It cheers me up to see it flickering.

Thanks for reading! Will try to fulfill wishes on here as well.

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 4:46 PM ET
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smileyMarch Wishessmiley

►Vintage Photos- ( Photo studio types ) of 1800's to 1930's Women or children ( Good anytime )

Vintage Linens: Hankies, Doilies,Napkins,Cross Stitch,Cross Stitch Samplers,White Collars for dresses

Christian Bible Verses/Scripture on small home décor, Small framed prints, Christian Magnets/Bookmarks, Christian Charms- Hearts/Crosses/Anchor or Greeting Cards, Gold & white Jesse tree symbol ornaments ( felt or cross stitched types )

Children's Jewelry, Children's/Nursery Rhymes/ Baby- Cute Buttons

Christian Well-known Speakers Dvd's VHS (Beth Moore/Ruth Graham/Joyce Meyer/Joni Eareckson Tada, Corrie Ten Boom, Lisa Teurkhurst, etc.

►Pretty Laces, Vintage Laces, Thin and Narrow Ribbons- Satin and Grosgain.

Swedish/Norwegian Folkart,Notecards,Magnets, Pins, Jewelry( Dala Horse, Gnomes, Swedish Christmas-God Jul, Lucia ) 

►Tiny, Mini, Picture Frames,  & also Plastic Gold Ornament Frames.

Jewelry Boxes- cardboard or other- Plain if possible.

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Date Posted: 3/1/2015 6:37 PM ET
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My Wishes- I'd be happy to receive these items:

- Children's Allegra coupons

- Box Tops for Education

- Campbell's Labels for Education

- Juicy Juice coupons

- Pet Supermarket coupons


Date Posted: 3/1/2015 10:16 PM ET
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After going through some coloring books trying to find some for my mom, I remembered how much I used to like to color. If you have any coloring books from the 70's or 80's, I would be glad to take them off your hands. Especially Smurfs and Muppets. I also like Care Bears, Shirt Tales, Garfield, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Date Posted: 3/2/2015 10:52 AM ET
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My wishes are:


Any leftover fabric. 

Quilting magazines.



For the grandsons:

Anything Scooby Doo or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 


Thanks in advance.      smiley

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Date Posted: 3/2/2015 1:52 PM ET
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Size 6 girls bathing suit, preferably two piece. On its way!

Return address labels.


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Date Posted: 3/2/2015 4:51 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Starbuck star codes from products

*OPI, Essie or Nicole nail polish

Thank You

Date Posted: 3/2/2015 8:56 PM ET
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i wish for coke codes.

i also wish for anything with sun, moons, stars, hearts, smilies, or rainbows.

i can also use any of your old printer ink cartridges, instead of throwing them away.

also, i wish for good wishes for my job search. i started officially today.

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Date Posted: 3/3/2015 12:20 AM ET
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for some reason i can't print coupons from my computer... i could do it before but i can't  now .

coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes

for me ::  yogurt / energy bars / cereals / nail polish / covergirl / pudding

for cats :   dry food / canned food / litter / treats

for DD and me:  victoria secrets / bath and bodyworks


paper items:

 round or square coasters from a restaurant


ANYTHING : Wizard of Oz...... 


anything : W A L K I N G   D E A D



Date Posted: 3/3/2015 2:24 PM ET
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Hi there!  I love magazines, and would love to get subscriptions to a few.  If you have a buy one get one for a friend magazine renewal, or coke points. IHG points or other credits that you could use, I would love that.  Please don't spend any money on these subscriptions, I only want them if they are free for you.  I would really like Real Simple, Readers Digest, Family Circle, Fine Gardening, HGTV, House Beautiful, and probably any home decorating or cooking magazines. I will post this wish list for the next few months, as renewals will be available as your subscriptions expire. Many thanks!  Amy

I already take Southern Living, Country Living and Better Homes and Gardens

GinaB, (bunnyfoofoo) got me subscriptions for Runners World, Redbook, and Allure

ClaireN (booknoll) got me subscriptions to Good Housekeeping and Women's Day


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