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Date Posted: 4/30/2013 10:44 PM ET
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Welcome to the RAOK wishes thread - more fun to be had in the RAOK!

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, you never know what will turn up here.

We must abide by PBS rules :
   You may not wish for money, or monetary donations for any charities ( you may ask for things you collect for charities, like stamps, can tabs etc., but not for money)
   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. You may not ask for free books of any kind sorry. (Unpostables 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. Try to pay it forward, maybe grant a wish yourself.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PM between members. This keeps the threads clutter free and easy to use. When you go to the wishes, you see wishes. In the RAOK, it's all 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, if you post wishes, be prepared to check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!

You do need to say THANK YOU. See our monthly *****thank you thread****, or you may acknowledge what you have received via PM to the members who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Tips :
Check the RAOK forum before you post wishes - they 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, 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. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!


Please feel free to PM with any questions 

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Date Posted: 4/30/2013 11:20 PM ET
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I am wishing for the following....


* Stouffers Dinner Club codes from the individual red box dinners

* Yarn & ribbon scraps of at least 6" ~ neat or unusual types not plain yarn.

* Coke codes ~ like everybody else... lol

* I would appreciate a zester if someone has one lying around they don't use.

* An adjustable mandoline slicer.

* A hand held shower/sprayer that attaches to your faucet  

Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 11:20 PM ET
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My wishes are ......

Yarn - I constantly am crocheting. It is my stress reliever.

K-cups -- any flavor - coffee, tea or hot cocoa

Anything My Little Pony or Hello Kitty for my granddaughter

small notepads/post-its

scented tarts for warmer


Thanks so very much for looking!! 

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 12:15 AM ET
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Mitten clips

Coupon organizer

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Subject: a wish or two
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 1:11 AM ET
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Wishing for some of the McDonalds Skylanders toys they are giving in the happy meals this month. With our income we can't afford to buy happy meals once a week.

So if anyone gets doubles or any that they don't want Ethan would be greatful if you might send some his way. Thanks so much,olieann and Ethan....

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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 6:06 AM ET
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wrong thread

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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 7:33 AM 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

Allegra (Allergy medicine) coupons  for children and adults

Boost Glucose Control

Any coupons for any kind of Healthy food

Granola bar or oatmeal coupons

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


Fresh Step litter Paw Points codes

magnet - any kind

9.7 protective case

Puzzles 100 pc

Stickers - kids

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

Blessings, Thank you  

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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 8:58 AM ET
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I am looking for pamper codes

I am also wishing for some crafty things.



Fabric and craft paint

Drinking Glasses and white cups

Silicone Molds

Mason Jars

Little wooden spools

Colored twine


Thick long piece of rope

Anything scrapbooking. (pages, letters, stamps, etc.)

Thanks for looking :)

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 10:18 AM ET
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Crochet Thread:
    I make doll clothes and would like any thread that you are not going to use or no longer want.   

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

Drink mix singles coupons or packages.  
    Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Store Brand, Lipton Tea or whatever...not picky about the flavor or brand
Scrabble Tiles:
    I am looking for Scrabble Tiles that no one is using to complete a project.  I need these letters…N-3, I-2, K-1, H-2, T-1

    Any Flavor - Coffee, Tea or hot cocoa

Fabric: I am looking for small scraps that I can at least make one square out of it for a crazy quilt.  

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 10:49 AM ET
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Happy May! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 11:35 AM ET
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Here is my 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 cross-stitch for the online charity LoveQuilts and a wide variety of themes are requested to be stitched, though please, no Christmas/winter/angel patterns, I'm all set on those!); I'd especially like those 'One Nighter' pamphlets 

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

Small thin pins, for the purposes of pinning down completed cross stitch for framing (would also be happy for just any advice on what kind of pins and where to find them)

- 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



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they are long shots but it never hurts to ask, right?

- Severed hand like a Halloween decoration or a prop, size proportional to a real human hand (so no severed doll limbs or any smaller toys like that, please)

- 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.

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit for an adult. Perferably not skin tight, but slightly baggy. 

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat for an adult, tall and pointy though collapsable for storage and travel, it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for.

Like I said, I know it's a long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :) If you have any ideas on how I can get my hands on them for cheap, I would also welcome those suggestions.


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

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 11:51 AM ET
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Here's my list:
  • Stickers - ones that are suitable for kids
  • Anything Olympic-themed
  • Sports trading cards
  • Anything related to North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, or Washington, DC
  • Presidential pins/Olympic pins
  • Anything relating to the violin, piano, mandolin, or banjo
  • Anything sports-related - especially swimming, figure skating, softball, gymnastics, soccer, or snowboarding
  • Coupons for organic food
  • Classical music CDs
  • Christian music CDs
  • Country/bluegrass music CDs
  • Anything related to NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Carolina Mudcats, or the Carolina Panthers
  • Pens or unsharpened pencils from travel destinations or businesses
  • Keychains from travel destinations or businesses
  • Youth-sized baseball caps - specifically ones with sports logos, travel-related logos (such as a destination), and Christian-themed slogans/logos
  • Crafting items - especially things relating to latch-hook rugs, cross-stitch, and friendship bracelets
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 12:01 PM ET
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Coke Codes -- VERY much appreciated!

Any brand sugarless gum coupons

Wet-N-Wild nail polish/makeup coupons

Hormel Sandwichmakers or Compleats coupons 

Hormel Pepperoni coupons

Granola bar or oatmeal coupons (I send the oatmeal & granola bars/snacks in care packages for my Marine son)


Long shot:  Mega man game cartridges for the original Nintendo console



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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 3:14 PM ET
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My wishes are:

1. Coke codes-always used and greatly appreciated smiley

2. Lean cuisine codes

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

4. Anything Coca Cola

5. Any music cd you no longer want-no rap or instrumental

6. Any movie DVD you no longer want-no horror please-I will take them without a case as well

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

8. Anything that can be used at a bridal shower-I have to help with one and I will take any leftover decorations,etc.

Thanks for looking!heart

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 3:31 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:  Dannon Light & Fit 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!

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 7:22 PM ET
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I'm wishing for:

  • Lion King/ Jungle Nursery Decor Items
  • Child proofing items (anything used but working is fine especially latches, outlet covers and items for the kitchen & bath)
  • K-cups especially flavored coffee, mild coffee and tea
  • Coke, Pampers and Huggies codes
  • leftover giftcards/ coupons for McDonalds, Dominos, Popeyes, Taco bell, Burger King, Wendys, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Applebees, Pizza Unos,  Payless, Dave & Busters, Ruby Tuesdays, TGI Fridays, Motherhood, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bath and Bodyworks, Dennys, IHOP
  • coupons/samples for 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, Lactaid, Pasta, Sauce, Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, frozen seafood, frozen vegetables, ethnic haircare products, Perdue  chicken, Crest, Select harvest soups, Swiffter products, K-cups, Always, Pampers, Similac, Enfamil, Avent, Aveeno, Johnson  & Johnson, Huggies, Breast Pads, Baby Food, Baby Wipes, Target Up&Up products, Vicks, Tylenol
  • Infant onesies in sizes 6-9m, 12m and 18m onesies, summer hats and bibs
  • those disposable blue incontinence pads from hospital
  • Size 3 Pampers (if you have a partial pack that your LO outgrew too quick)
  • Low-fat recipes especially ones for the slow cooker
  • If anyone collects art supplies for a nursing home or other art therapy program please contact me

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Date Posted: 5/1/2013 9:19 PM ET
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My usual wishes...

-Coupons for Blue Diamond milk or Silk Milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Atkins bars/frozen meals.

-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 for looking! :)

Date Posted: 5/2/2013 11:19 AM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes



Date Posted: 5/2/2013 1:37 PM ET
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Same old wishes for anything sheep or St..  Bernard, and will always take stationery off your non-letter writing hands!   Gimme that, I'll use it!

Also looking for some CDs of groups from the 60s,70s and 80s to replace my cassette collection.  Right now I'm thinking of Air Supply, Journey, Grass Roots,  Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, along those lines.  PM is you have something and we'll see if I need it.


Thanks for looking and participating in our RAOK!

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Date Posted: 5/2/2013 4:33 PM ET
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I would love to receive anything music-related for my daughter. Anything with musical notes or musical instruments on it like stickers, notepads, beads, jewelry, socks, sheet music, or anything at all related to music. Broken, used, partially there, or otherwise. We don't care, and we're crafty. We can probably make something out of it, even if it seems useless.  Thank you!! 

Date Posted: 5/2/2013 9:58 PM ET
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  • I collect Coke Codes, Huggies Codes, & Pampers Codes.  If you can give me any, I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Anything related to Dr. Suess, The Grinch, Llama Llama, Sesame Street characters, & Curious George.  My son loves all of them.  He is really crazy right now over Thomas the Tank & the Berenstain Bears  too.

  • My son is currently on a Berenstein Bears kick!  We only have a couple of their DVD's & he is watching them over & over again (& driving us crazy watching the same things again & again!)  If you happen to have any that you no longer need, we would be so grateful to get them.  :-)  (The DVD's we have are "Discover School" & "A Time for Giving" & "Christmas Tree.")

  • 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 2-year old son for long amounts of time while traveling  He has a "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 2-3 year old.  Even if you don't have anything, but have some ideas of things that could help, please PM me.

  • Since we do travel alot, we would love to get stories on CD for our little guy (2 year old) to help entertain him during the long trips.  If you have any of these for younger age, we would love to get them.

  • Fuzzy socks

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

  • Travel size baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby bodywash, baby powder, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste, soaps, bath & body wash items (travel size), hand sanitzer, small bars of soap, etc.

  • If anyone has any Thomas the Tank trains that their child no longer plays with, my oldest son would love it/them.  He's a fanatic over Thomas!!

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Date Posted: 5/3/2013 1:36 AM ET
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Coke codes
Cpns for:   Purina One Cat Food
                 Liquid Detergents

  CDs for:  Grass Roots, Chicago,
                Oak Ridge Boys (with Elvira)
                with the song " When Two Doves Cry"   or "It Wasn't Me"   or  "I saw Your Picture Today" 
  Unwanted costume jewelry


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Date Posted: 5/3/2013 8:44 AM ET
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I always appreciate Coke codes and Kellogg's Family Reward Codes. Would really like some little action figures. Don't have to be from a movie or anything. Generic would be fine. Can't seem to find any at the thrift stores. These are not for a child, so no worries about lead or choking. ;)
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 6:43 PM ET
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as usual........

COUPONS  for :

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

PAMPERS / and wipes

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

for yogurt



also :

if you have any small item .. that could fit on a baseball card size...

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...

used bus passes, movie ticket stubs, odd receipts....

small envelopes...like the kind nuts and screws come in...

cool pics from a calendar or magazine...

weird stuff..


this is out there:  does anyone have an airpotato plant that they could send me a clipping of.... would love to have it growing in my backyard.....



Date Posted: 5/4/2013 4:54 AM ET
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My Wish List for May : 1). 4th of July or patriotic ornaments for my mom's "July " tree. 2). Foreign coins for my collection. 3). Sequins, beads, jewelry supplies or broken jewelry items you no longer need 4). Baby powder or unscented powder if you have it and don't use it. 🌷

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