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Topic: March RAOK ******I Wish, I Wish, Wishes I Can Grant thread*******

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Subject: March RAOK ******I Wish, I Wish, Wishes I Can Grant thread*******
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 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: 2/28/2013 11:10 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, 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: 2/28/2013 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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Popsicle sticks

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 

Rug mat-any size-need for a craft project

Biscuit cutter 

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Date Posted: 2/28/2013 11:20 PM 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

- 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 March, everyone!

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Delilah - ,
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 11:40 PM ET
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My family and I would appreciate any of the following:


I have two toddler boys that love SuperHeros so any toddler (my boys are 3 & 4) related items or anything I can

decorate their room in would be appreciated.

i.e. Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, etc

Disney Movie Codes are needed. I am saving up to order the Avengers decals for the boys room.

I also love LOVE love owls. I will take anything off your hands owl related.

I love bookmarks as well!

Thanks for taking the time to read this smiley


Date Posted: 3/1/2013 12:12 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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I am wishing for the follwing...

  • Coke codes (like everybody else... lol)
  • Stouffers Dinner Club codes
  • Coupons for Blue cat food, Stouffers frozen meals, ALL detergent
  • Scrap pieces of ribbon & yarn (at least 6" long)... narrow ribbon & unusual or textured yarn (I don't need plain yarn)
Subject: Most of all I wish/pray for a Happy March for all!
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 1:31 AM ET
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-Rubber Stamps, Stickers for decorating my packages and letters. I particularly want Skulls, Christian, Patriotic, and holiday-themed.

-Coupons for others... I'm in a few coupon train groups and we really like swapping Non-SS coupons, and there's never enough to go around, maybe you have some you dont want! (Non-SS meaning they didn't come from the newspaper- they come from magazines, tear-pads at the grocery store, right off of a product's box, etc.)

-Weight circles off of Purina dog/cat food bags (sometimes they are on treats, too!)

-I'm exchanging letters with many prison inmates, mainly young women, and I could use any nice cards, envelopes, stationary, postage stamps, etc. It's nice to send  some cheer :)

-Do you have a magazine subscription you no longer want? The doctor ordered me to bed rest and so now I have even more down-time, I'd love having things to read that can kind of keep me in touch with the world.

-Long shot but I'm looking for a long, lightweight, wide scarf or similar piece of fabric, at least 2 yards long. I have a cuddly/spoiled dog who always wants to be held, but I'm too weak right now :( I took a ratty old scarf and used it like a Moby wrap and he LOVES falling asleep in it. But my scarf has so many holes I can't trust it to fully hold his weight (he's 15 pounds).

- Last but not least, continued prayers for my family who moved to TX in January. When they first got there they were welcomed by thieves, my bro lost most of what he had, my parents have been struggling to find jobs and NOW they are dealing with mold poisoning and may have to find a new house AGAIN. :/

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 4:55 AM ET
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I am wishing for:

Yarn remnants to make scrap lapghans for donation to the alzheimer units at the local nursing homes.  Any small balls of yarn, or yarn you no longer want I am happy to pass on to these great people.


Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 7:54 AM ET
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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.

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 8:33 AM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes


Date Posted: 3/1/2013 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes are:

1. Anything St.Patrick's or irish themed item you don't want

2. Coca Cola points-always used and greatly appreciated

3. Lean cuisine codes

4. Anything Coca Cola-it can be a advertisement,recipes,etc..:)

5. Anything with cherries on it-especially if it looks retro

6. Any music CD you no longer want-no rap or instrumental-i will take them without a case as well

7. Any movie DVD you don't want-no horror please

Thanks for looking! :)

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 11:56 AM ET
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Coke Codes are always appreciated!  

Can also use Hormel Compleats coupons and any sugarless gum coupons you can spare.  



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Date Posted: 3/1/2013 12:06 PM ET
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Happy March! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)  

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 2:21 PM ET
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Thanks for looking. I'm wishing for:

I'd like it if I could get some bottle caps. The kind you use a bottle opener to get open (only most of them twist now). I have some from Orange Crush and RC Cola, but that's all I can get that we drink. I don't want any obvious beer bottle tops. I'm thinking of making some Christmas ornaments for gifts and that would be inappropriate for the recipients. Of course, if it's some "off" or "local" brand, I wouldn't know the difference anyway. wink

Coke codes

Kellogg's Family Rewards Codes
Anything "owl". I just love owls!

I can never get enough bookmarks, either! winkAnd I love stickers to put on my envelopes and packages.  

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Subject: Happy March!!
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 2:53 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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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, Thomas the Tank Engine, Kipper and anything related to "I Spy."  My son loves all of them.

  • 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.

  • 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, etc.

  • 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.

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 5:32 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....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....used bus passes, movie ticket stubs, odd receipts....small envelopes...like the kind nuts and screws come in...


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: 3/1/2013 7:00 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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My wishes are the usual:

- Boxtops/labels for education for my grandson's Christian school

- Refrigerator magnets (don't need to be new)

- Purina One and Friskies cat food coupons

- This is a longshot I know but I would love to have anything Pittsburgh Steeler related.  Doesn't have to be new.


Briana -
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 8:40 PM ET
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Wishing for Build-A-Bear clothes for my naked bears.

Any gender is fine.

Thank you smiley

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 9:39 PM ET
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My "out-there" wish:  Woman's pirate costume, on the modest side.  Size large.

Weight circles (points) and coupons for:  Iams(UPC),Purina, Purina ONE, Innova(UPC) . (dog or cat) Thanks!!


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Date Posted: 3/1/2013 10:38 PM ET
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If you are willing to share any of these items- I would be most grateful:

heartAny coupons from Entertainment cpn book or other coupons for Amusements/Restaurants/ Attractions in Venice FL or surrounding area.  Thank you! Or towns near Venice Florida

Laurel, FL
South Venice, FL
Englewood, FL
Gulf Gate Estates, FL
North Port, FL
Sarasota Springs, FL
Fruitville, FL
Sarasota, FL
Port Charlotte, FL
Bayshore Gardens, FL
South Bradenton, FL
Boca Grande, FL
Punta Gorda, FL
Bradenton, FL
Palmetto, FL

heartPicture frames- Small and tiny ones- gold, silver, ornate, ceramic, victorian, shabby chic- any colors, prefer picture frames  smaller than 5" by 7"- doubles or triples fine too.

heartBible Verse Items: Stickers, Greeting cards, Post cards, Rubber stamps, Memory cards, Magnets, Home Decor

heartWomen's Temperance/Christian Women's Temperance Union items/images, old postcards ,posters, certificates, pins, Vintage Childrens Temperance collectibles: postcards, posters, etc. that discourage /adults from drinking alcohol.

heartSwedish/Norwegian Items: Stickers, Greeting or Notecards, Postcards, Stationery, Ornaments, Swedish Childrens Storybook or magazine Vintage Color pages of Swedish Children or Adults in ethnic dress. Any Swedish Christmas

heartOld/Vintage Sunday School Items Collectibles Pins, Buttons, Verses, Vintage certificates- attendance/baptismal. older vintage Sunday School papers, Postcards, etc. Vintage Bible StoryBook lovely color pages- frameable.

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Date Posted: 3/2/2013 3:50 PM ET
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Hey folks!

I need a few more Lean Cuisine red codes from inside of the boxes and the name of the product they were on. Thank you so much!

Betsy W. (betsy) - ,
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2005
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Wishing for:

**Small items for children: such as pencils, erasers, stickers etc that can go in treasure box for school

**Coke Codes

**Redbox Codes

**Codes for digital movies

**Christian Based Rubber Stamps


Thank You fro considering :)

Date Posted: 3/3/2013 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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A peaceful March for everyone.

My usual wishes...

-Coupons for Blue Diamond  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: 3/3/2013 11:42 PM ET
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I would love to recieve anything handmade! Also any coupons for any brand of makeup/beauty supplies. I'm almost completely out and just can't afford to buy it right now.

Almost forgot to add coupons for puppy food! My dog is currently pregnant and will be getting spayed after her pups are gone, so any help with the puppies food will be appreciated.

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Date Posted: 3/4/2013 3:38 PM ET
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-My Moms valentine tree is now a Spring/ Easter tree . If you have any ornaments you no longer need please send them our way- any beads, jewelry ,or odd earrings you no longer want- craft items you no longer need- jigsaw puzzles -and anything with a Kliban cat on it ( I collect them)-thanks for reading - Jen

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