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Date Posted: 10/31/2016 9:31 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 unusual (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 to protect your privacy, 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: 10/31/2016 11:20 PM ET
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

For my Wish List I include:

1.) Any used children's cartoons no longer watching (for my pastor's children)

2.) Bookmarks (preferably Christian)

Long shot:

3.) Belle and the Beast: A Christian Romance DVD

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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 12:19 AM ET
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Happy November! My my, this year is going quick. Hope everyone has lots to be grateful for in this new month. smiley

My wishes this month are:

heart Coke Codes (always useful!)

heart Any size small or medium clothes that are or look vintage (1940s - 1960s) and it's totally fine if they need a little extra love and repair

heart Anything related to Disney's Snow White

heart Here is my wildcard wish for this month. A bangle bracelet!  Any color.They are quite popular with those who wear vintage styled clothes but I haven't yet found any. Here is a picture: Pic

Thanks for reading! 

Date Posted: 11/1/2016 12:25 AM ET
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My wishes are:

Sand from the beaches different states or any Island :)

State shot glass - I have Florida, Nashvaille, I also have Salt lake city, Walt Disney World, Home of the star Hollywood, and my name, WV,

Birthday cards, Christmas cards, Any occasion cards.

Legos - boy 11 and girls 7 and 2 yrs old

 Perfume, Cologne

Coupons: Any coupons, sample



Oxy clean power

Protein or diet shakes

Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs

Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs


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

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

HP printer ink cartrides -

Thank you, Blessings

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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 10:00 AM ET
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My hopes are for:

My dad to get a Bday card from you, its his 70th Bday, the middle of this month.

Coke codes, mARLBORO coupons.

Washi, decorative duct tape in Christmas designs or just plain anything.

Anything Bath and Body works

Any dress socks or Gold Toe brand in tan, taupe(my fav) designed in those colors or plain, OR anything EXCEPT black, kind of like this pic, click this

OR this pic, can be men's. Im wearing my dads now, snicker...lol

Thanks for looking!!


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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 5:21 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.  I got some a few months ago but I can always use more because of the amount of mail I send out
  2. Bright or funny post-it notes or note pads
  3. Coke Rewards and Pamper Points
  4. Pocket Letters and items to make them and Atcs and thing to make them like 2x3 paper, tiny alphas and tiny stamps
  5. 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. Cars Trucks and trains especially anything involving Thomas
  2. She can be really girly so she loves baby Dolls or Barbie dolls or clothes or accessories for the dolls or anything to do with dress-up except for shoes, fake nails and make-up.  She doesn't really have that much clothes for her dolls and her barbies so any would be appreciated
  3. Anything involving potty training including DVDs, dolls, games or pull-ups if you have any that you don't need anymore size 5T or overnight pull-ups to fit a 40lb child (This seems like a never ending battle)
  4. She wears uniform for school and uniforms can be really expensive and get stained way too easily. So if you have size 6X 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


His birthday is November 26th.  He could really use some extra smiles so if you want to send a card that'd be great.  His name is Craig Meyers and if you dont already have my address PM me and I'll send it to you.  Check out my profile for his diffent interests

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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 8:13 PM ET
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I would love any Halloween stuff that you no longer want,anything is appreciated,thanks.

Date Posted: 11/1/2016 9:21 PM ET
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I want to make a large collage for my front bedroom wall with nothing but fox images. If you have any artwork - old greeting cards, playing cards or notepaper you no longer want/need, I would love to have them. Thanks in advance for looking!

Date Posted: 11/1/2016 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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I can't believe it's November already! This year has flown by! 😱


My wish list 🤗

🔹anything tinkerbell/fairies/my little pony:FIM/rainbow bright/dragons

🔹adult toe socks (soo comfy!)

🔹my little pony/rainbow bright/powerpuff girls/tinkerbell/Disney princess fabric (any amount)

      ~ holographic fabric (any amount) (if it were a color it would be my favorite color 😄)

🔹anything you think would be entertaining while I spend the day at the hospital's Cancer Center once a month for treatments (only way I get to have a little bit of an immune system)

Date Posted: 11/2/2016 9:38 AM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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i can always use coke codes, and they are appreciated.

if you have any used printer ink cartridges, i could use them.


Date Posted: 11/2/2016 2:16 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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My wishes for this month:


Pampers Rewards Codes


Anything Christmas or winter related that you no longer use ....examples: Nativity, Santa, snowman, polar bears, ornaments, decorations, fugurines, wreaths, large ribbon to make bows or anything snow-covered....small trees or small buildings. These are examles only. Anything would be great! 

Thank you!

Date Posted: 11/2/2016 4:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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These are coupons I can generally use:

Organic milk, quarts or half gallons: Horizon, Organic Valley, Simply

Refrigerated hummus

Cheese: Market Pantry, Kraft, Sargento, Cracker Barrel

Chips: Kettle, Lays, Cheetos

Yogurt (not light or 0% fat): Chobani, Brown Cow, Fage, Noosa

Heinz ketchup

English muffins, whole wheat bread, hotdog or hamburger buns

Whole bean coffee: Peets or Starbucks only

Peanut butter: Laura Scudders or Adams only

Refrigerated juice: Simply, Newmans Own, Floridas Natural, Odwalla

Hebrew National hot dogs, Johnsonville breakfast sausage, Aidells sausage, raw bacon

Market Pantry lunchmeat, dry salami slices 

Sour cream: Daisy, Knudsen, Market Pantry

Sparkling water (no flavor or sweetener): Arrowhead, Pellegrino, Perrier

Kashi cereal

SeaPak frozen shrimp

Northern toilet paper

Kraft mac & cheese (the regular boxed kind)

Post-it paper flags/page markers

Fancy Feast canned (not pouch) cat food

Pantene shampoo/conditioner (the kind in a white bottle, not the fancy varieties)

Date Posted: 11/2/2016 5:45 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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My wishes:

- Children's Allegra coupons

- Pet Supermarket coupons

- Box Tops for Education

Thanks for looking!  smiley


Date Posted: 11/2/2016 9:08 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


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

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar, solid blue or purple

Betty Boop Stickers

Comedy and Tragedy Stickers

Book Charms

extreme longshots...

I would love a blinkie to commemorate 5 years as a non smoker to replace the x-smoker blinkie in my siggie line. 

"Proud to be, 5 years, smoke free"   Something like that..... thanks

a blank "keep calm" like below in light gray


but instead of a crown, a pic of Betty Boop



Date Posted: 11/3/2016 12:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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My wishes for November are:

1.  For people still recovering from flooding:

     a) prayers and positive thoughts

     b)  gloves and socks that can be donated to those who are still living in campers and tents even though cold weather has hit

2.  any plastic pirate coins (kids) that are laying around

3.  small rubber bounce balls

4.  Prayers for my new grandson, born today,  November 6th, one month early.  He is in NICU but doing well.  heart


Thank you for considering my wishes!


If you have children's books on your shelf, I am requesting large numbers of them right now to donate to flooded schools.  Just drop me a PM that you have children's  or young teen books and I will take a look to request from those who participate in the RAOK thread first.  Thanks!!!


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Date Posted: 11/6/2016 12:52 PM ET
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This month;

anything gingerbread or elf.

doing the xmas tree with those 2 together this year.

maybe you gave a xmas card or something the kids can cut out and embellish.

a cookie cutter?






Date Posted: 11/6/2016 10:04 PM ET
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Updated my list


Date Posted: 11/7/2016 12:20 AM ET
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My November Wishlist:

1.) small notebooks, crayons, activity pages, exc. to put in my children's Church bag.

2.) anything owls or Native American.

3.) one of those plaque thingies with coat hooks that hangs on a wall (if that makes sense). We don't have a coat closet so our coats just end up laying on the couch. Would like a thing with coat hooks to hang them on.

4.) anything Thomas the Train, Cars, Batman, Spider-Man, or Yoda for our almost 3 year old boy.

5.) anything Sophia the First, Little Einsteins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, or Barbie for our 6 year old girl.

6.) scratch boards (art), small poster boards, or anything elephant related for our 17 year old girl.

7.) anything that might make good stocking stuffers for a 3 year old boy, 6 year old girl, and 17 year old girl. 

8.) this is not for me, but the people at Standing Rock are in desperate need of supplies (foods, bio freeze, goggles, exc.). If you would be willing and able to send supplies to the Natives and the other people there who are getting ready to head into sub zero temperatures while fighting for their land and water, please message me for an updated supply needs list and an address to ship to. They greatly appreciate any help they can get.

And long shot: if anyone happens to have a working iPhone 5 that was used on the Verizon network laying around not being used, my mom is having major issues with her phone locking up and shutting itself off for no reason, and is wanting to switch from android to iPhone (has had nothing but problems with android) but can't do it right now financially. 

Date Posted: 11/7/2016 9:42 AM ET
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Here is an unusual request...I am hoping someone will have one of those brain-shaped jello molds just taking up space in their cupboard. You've used the mold a couple times, and now you're over it. And there it sits. I would LOVE to have it, as I REALLY want to make a brain-shaped jello!!

Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 11/7/2016 11:40 AM ET
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Happy November everyone! I would appreciate once again any extra stamps you may have to share. I promise they will be used to spread cheer! Thank you and God Bless You!

Date Posted: 11/8/2016 4:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/8/2016 8:10 PM ET
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LarkspurJane: Would you mind posting this man's first name?  I would like to do/say something in his name.

Date Posted: 11/8/2016 8:52 PM ET
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My wishes:


-- Anything wearable with trees, leaves, vines, acorns, or other plant-ish themes.  Especially necklaces, earrings, pins, scarves, beads, buttons, etc.

-- Yarn in any version of green you happen to want to pass along -- any amount is welcome.

-- Bluejay or spider things

-- Piercing stud earrings (pairs or single), or the backs that go with them.


Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 11/9/2016 7:50 PM ET
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Here are my wishes:

1. Anything Wonder woman-she makes me smile.

2. Anything coca-cola-it be a recipe,magazine ad,magnet,etc.

3. Any kind of flavored lip balm that isn't mint-like trying new flavors

4. NYX butter lip gloss any color

5. Coupons-especially any you have extra of,internet coupons,fast food,or anything for a free product.:)

6. DVD-looking for any kind of holiday or uplifting movies that you no longer want or anything that isn't horror.

Thanks for reading..Will try to grant wishes when I can...post your unique wishes..who knows I might be able to help you out.

Date Posted: 11/10/2016 11:25 AM ET
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Hoping for coupons for Atkins Bars, Nature Valley bars, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, Cottonelle Moist Wipes.

Thanks for looking!