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Date Posted: 4/30/2016 4:51 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 spam posts.
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.  There is also a Damaged/Unpostable Virtual Box in the Games forum.)

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.

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 that 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.

Date Posted: 4/30/2016 5:25 PM ET
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Happy May! smiley

My wishes this month are:

heart Coke codes (always needed and useful!)

heart Any vintage (1940s - 1960s) clothes/accessories or clothes/accessories that look like they are from those decades (perfectly fine if they need some extra love and repair!)

heart Coupons for Garnier hair dye and L'Oreal shampoo 

heart This one is a longshot wish, but recently my little girl and I have got into the old tv show "Dinosaurs" (from the early 90s) and I would love anything related to it. I know they made a lot of toys and action figures and maybe someone might have one or more hanging around that they no longer have use for.

Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 4/30/2016 7:14 PM ET
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My wishes are:

State Shot Glass - have Florida

Health magazines – any kind for me and my son

Perfume, Cologne 

K-cups and coupons 

Coupons: Any coupons, sample

Dunkin donuts coupons





Oxy clean power

Any coupons for any kind of Protein or diet shakes or samples

Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs

Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs

Cat food and litter coupons 


Smufts toys - I have Handy, Baker, Party Planner, Crazy, Hefty, Brainy

Minions toys

Canon fine ink cartridges – 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black, 31 Color 

Thank you, Blessings


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Date Posted: 4/30/2016 8:10 PM ET
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To everyone I wish a very: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ce/8d/98/ce8d9832c3053631599d46540558b015.jpg :)

May Mail related Wishes lol:

I am a May birthday as posted in the May birthday thread. I'd appreciate so much any birthday greetings be they in a PM/e-mail or card.

I could use some extra return address labels. If there is choice of design, please let me know, otherwise surprise is awesome :) Christian to Flowers or Summer to doggies (not a cat person) to of course, a surprise :)

An extra stamp or two is extremely appreciated and will always be used to spread cheer.

Thank you for looking. God Bless and hug to all. Happy May!

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Date Posted: 4/30/2016 8:51 PM ET
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Wish granted, thank you everyone!!!

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Date Posted: 5/1/2016 1:16 PM ET
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Happy, May!

Looking for old metal jewelry and old keys. Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 5/1/2016 2:17 PM ET
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$3 Coupon for Pearls Probiotic (they are tiny and easy to swallow) (if you sign up at the website they will mail one per address.... but only once so I can't do it again}

Regular Pepsi Coupons

Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner samples

John Frieda- luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner samples

**Coupons or Promo Codes for Lowes, Home Depot


beads with a hole big enough to be threaded with 1/4 in ribbon snuggly, not loose

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar

Betty Boop Stickers

Comedy and Tragedy Stickers

Book Charms


Date Posted: 5/1/2016 3:54 PM ET
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mailCoke Codes, if you can mail them it would be great, if not go ahead and type it out :D

mailMarlboro Coupons

enlightenedGel Pens

cheekyAdult Coloring Books

******Any color or design of decorative tape*******

~~~Anything Paris, owls or kittys~~~

Thanks for looking! Have a great month of May!


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Date Posted: 5/1/2016 7:05 PM ET
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*Starbucks Star Codes

*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Innovasian Reward Codes

Thank You

Date Posted: 5/1/2016 8:14 PM ET
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Happy May Everyone!!

This month I'd be very grateful for:

- Any old movies or classic sitcoms on dvd

- Anything Tiki or Hawaiian for my little Tiki reading room (even the smallest item will find a special place in the tiki room!).

- Any earrings or charms made of Abalone shell or Paua shell (looks like abalone)... love those colors!!

Thank you to everyone who participates in the RAOK forum! 

Date Posted: 5/1/2016 9:16 PM ET
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Happy May!

If anyone's good at making cute corner bookmarks, I'd really love some! (example)

Thank you! :)

Date Posted: 5/2/2016 10:11 AM ET
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Happy May to All! I agree with Nadines request on the cute corner bookmarks. (Please see her example). :) Have a Blessed month!




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Happy May!  This will be my last month of teaching in the public school system.  The students' last day is May 31st and I retire in June!  I am excited and sad at the same time.  It is going to be a busy month so I ask that everyone bear with me as I try to get things mailed out to you-

My wishes for May are:

Empty mini plastic M&M containers

Coupons for Pepsi (if they exist,  I drink this by the gallons); land o lakes butter,  Bob Evans side dishes

Butterfly yard ornament

small 1 by 2 or 1 by 3 sticky notes


Date Posted: 5/3/2016 11:56 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/3/2016 9:20 PM ET
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I am always grateful for the below coupons:

Any Target coupons that come in the mailers/ads

Especially appreciate printables from coupons.com, redplum and saving star for dog and cat foods.

ALL or Arm & Hammer , Purex, Xtra Laundry Detergent
Blue Buffalo:  Cat & Dog - wet and dry
Bed, Bath & Beyond (for my mom)
Blue Diamond Almond Milk
Box Tops and Labels for Education
Campbell's soups
Canned vegetables
Cat Food: Blue Buffalo,  Iams, any Purina wet or dry, Sheba wet
Dog Food:  Blue Buffalo,  Iams, Purina
Finish Dishwasher detergent
Frozen veggies
Gortons frozen
Iams Dog or cat food
K-cups (not Seattle's Best)
POM (any)
Progressive Soups (any)
Purina Food (dog & cat)
SeaPak frozen
SO Delicious
Shampoo, Conditioner, Cleaning products, deoderant
UPCs from Iams, Innova, Eukanuba (dog)
weight circles from Purina  (dog or cat)
Date Posted: 5/4/2016 8:12 PM ET
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Hoping for coupons for Atkins Bars, Nature Valley bars or granola, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes.

Thanks for looking!

Date Posted: 5/5/2016 10:09 PM ET
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KFR codes

labels for education and box tops for education ( Campbell's program ends soon)


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Date Posted: 5/6/2016 6:27 PM ET
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My wishes for this month are:

1. Bonnie Raitt or Adele cds

2. Coupons-any from the internet that you have extra of or any for soda.

3. Any DVD you no longer want..anything but horror..Will take them without a case as well.:)

4.A kid's toy kaleidoscope or 8-ball.

5. Anything Wonder Woman

6. Anything Snoopy(peanuts)

7. Comic books or comic book art.

Thanks for reading. Put down your unique or odd wishes..May be able to help you out.:)

Date Posted: 5/11/2016 12:09 AM ET
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I would love to own a bow tie.


That is all.


EDIT: Thank you to whitegardenia and CatsAndRoses, who both sent fantastic bow ties! I absolutely love them! :)

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I would love glass beads of any sort for beading.or anything that relates to beading

Large bubble wrap. I'm moving

Brown wrapping paper large for packing and sending packages

Long shot: size 12 TYR, Nike or the like one piece swim suit.

A graduation card for my daughter. She is graduating university with honors this month. I would like to shower her with cards. :)

Graduation cards for my grandson. He is graduating 8th grade and entering H.S. in the fall. He has Autism and I want to show  and reinforce him that graduation is something to celebrate. (social skills)

Thanks ever so much! heart


Date Posted: 5/18/2016 6:44 PM ET
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Need best wishes and prayers for my middle daughter, Kristen (the comedienne in Chicago). She is moving to Boston in July to follow her boyfriend who is currently in San Antonio (they have been doing long-distance for 2 years now).  She is job hunting and it is very stressful.....to the point her weight has dropped below 120.

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Date Posted: 5/19/2016 2:00 PM ET
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Thank you in advance for anything that you send because I can always use some happy mail

  1. Address Labels (I'm not picky about the design as long as its not nasty or demonic).... these are desperately needed since I just moved again
  2. Reusable shopping bags
  3. Tea (mostly fruity tea or Chai. I'm not too fond of apple or banana or licorice flavors or green tea.)Bright or funny post-it notes or note pads
  4. Funny magnets and Magnets from Different states/countries
  5. K-Cups -flavored coffees (nothing BOLD) or tea or hot chocolate (Again no green tea, licorice, banana or apple flavors)
  6. Stickers especially 3D ones
  7. Coke Rewards and Pamper Points
  8. B&BW Hand Gels and B&BW samples and travel sized products
  9. Pocket Letters and items to make them and Atcs and thing to make them like 2x3 paper, tiny alphas and tiny stamps
  10. Those fat advertising pens. You know the thick ones. The free ones that you get from different companies. They're easier for my hand to hold with the nerve damage than regular pens

My daughter Gabriella is 3 and she likes:

  1. Anything with Nick Jr and Disney Jr characters
  2. Crayola Color Wonder (But please no markers that are not color wonder or washable)
  3. Play Dough (she could always use new dough since it always winds up getting lost and dried up)
  4. Coloring pages and coloring books (she doesn't really need crayons)
  5. Baby Doll and Barbie Doll Clothes
  6. Toy Cars and trains
  7. Anything to do with dress-up except for shoes, fake nails and make-up
  8. Anything to teach ABCs or Numbers such as workbooks or DVDs just please no more flashcards.
  9. Anything involving potty training including pull-ups if you have any that you don't need anymore size 5T or overnight pull-ups to fit a 40lb child
  10. She wears uniform for school and uniforms can be really expensive and get stained way too easily. So if you have size 6 yellow tops and navy blue bottoms and cardigans that you can pass on they would be very appreciated. Also hair accessories especially in yellow and/or blue


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