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Date Posted: 10/31/2015 6:59 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: 10/31/2015 7:53 PM ET
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Any old Christmas coloring books. The older the better. my 80 year old mom colors as therapy and she loves Christmas coloring books.

Date Posted: 10/31/2015 8:07 PM ET
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I am still working on designs and am looking for old jewelry - broken or otherwise.

Thanks so much to those who have sent me help in the past. It is deeply appreciated.   smiley



Date Posted: 10/31/2015 9:17 PM ET
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Redbox codes

Minion tic tac box or anything minion

Health magazines – any kind for me and my son

Perfume, Cologne 

Men size 3x White dress shirt or any color for my 17yr old son

Men Dress pants size 40 by 32 any color for my 17yr old son  

Rubber Bands 

K-cups and coupons 

Anything about: Plexus, Shakeology shakes


Coupons: Any coupons, samples


Oxy clean power

Boost glucose control

Healthy shakes

Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs

Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs

Cat food and litter coupons



Smufts toys

Minions toys

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


Thank you, Blessings

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Date Posted: 10/31/2015 9:51 PM ET
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I'd love any local fundraising type cookbooks that you don't want! Thanks, Debbie

Date Posted: 10/31/2015 10:06 PM ET
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$3 Coupon for Pearls Probiotic  (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, Bath and Body Works (B&B in-store use)


would like to try a Gelly roll gel pen  

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar

Betty Boop Stickers


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Date Posted: 10/31/2015 11:40 PM ET
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Coke Codes

Starbucks Star Codes

Kelloggs Codes


Date Posted: 11/1/2015 12:31 AM ET
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My wishes for November...

* Coke codes (like a zillion other people)

* Kelloggs codes (also, like lots of other people... lol)

* Any misc. medical supplies... gauze, gloves, forceps, braces, etc. I'm trying to build a nice  emergency first aid kit.

* Old style hand held shower sprayer that attaches to your faucet.

* I'm new to essential oils & would like to try out some different ones so if you have any partial bottles or scents you don't like that you're willing to part with it would be greatly appreciated. Nothing lavender please, I'm allergic.

* I finally got myself a Seal-a-Meal machine & would appreciate any bags or accessories you may no longer be using.

* Men's Ties ~ There's a local lady that makes lap quilts for charity out of old ties & I've been collecting them for her.

* Any old brooches, earrings, rings, etc. costume jewelry that is the size of a quarter or larger. The bigger & more gaudy, the better.

* Coupons for the following... ALL detergent, Oxy Clean, Windex, Kleenex/Puffs/etc., Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Life Cereal, Cheerios, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Triscuits, Pringles, Jif, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Miracle Whip, canned tomato products, Pasta & Pasta Sauces.

Date Posted: 11/1/2015 10:11 AM 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 clinics.
  • coupons for:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice, Uncle Ben's Rice, Sargento cheese products
  • 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!


Date Posted: 11/1/2015 3:05 PM ET
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This month I would love to ask for...

any red , green, white , silver, gold beads ..( or such  )  Plastic or wooden or metal.... Any design... And shape.

i want my grandkids to make Xmas stuff for my tree. 



Date Posted: 11/1/2015 4:16 PM ET
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Nov. wishes:postcards,Halloween or x-mas decor you don't want,tea bags[any kind] Thanks :)


Date Posted: 11/1/2015 6:27 PM ET
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As always........

Kellogg's Codes

Labels for Education

Boxtops for Education

Date Posted: 11/1/2015 7:32 PM ET
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Any old jewelry, broken or good, especially brooches or rings.

Any essential oils (and how to use)


For everyone to invite one person to join our forum........seems we are getting less and less!

For everyone to put Christ back into Christmas!

Thanks so much.......and love to all.

Date Posted: 11/2/2015 11:07 AM ET
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My wishes for this month are:

1. Luggage tags--need this desperately...would love two or three in any color,size or shape.

2. Coupons-especially any from the Internet or that you have extra of...trying to save $$ any way that I can.

3. Any kind of body wash sample that came from a hotel...I like trying new scents. :)

4. Any skincare samples that you don't want or can't use.

5. DVD's you no longer want--no horror please--I will gladly take them without a case as well.

6. Anything Coca-Cola--looking for any kind of recipe that involves Coke if you have one.

7. Mail for my Mom--a few of you did this for me last month and it really helped. She loves cards,postcards or recipes. :) Please PM me for her address.

Thank you for reading. Will try to fulfill wishes on here as well....if you have a odd request..post it...I may be able to help you out. :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2015 12:45 PM ET
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My wishes:

- Bluejay, owl, or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- Magnets for the fridge
- pretty feathers (natural, from your pet bird, etc - not looking for dyed feathers at this point)
- White sage smudge sticks
- Little weighted paper holder things (along the lines of this or this)
- HRC bumper sticker -- mine got cleaned off in repairs
- Extra check registers (will take partial ones with pages missing)
- And trying my post-Halloween luck.... Spiderman costume in children's Large or adult Small, preferably without padded "muscles." :)

Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 11/2/2015 4:28 PM ET
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Hi everyone! Happy November! smiley

My wishes this month are: 

 heart Coke cokes (always usefl!)

heart Any toys for a an almost two year old girl (she especially loves "Sophia The First")

heart Any Disney cartoons on DVD (without original cover is fine)

 heart I recently got into making my own jewelry pieces and could use any rhinestone looking or "gold" costume jewelry, broken or not

  heart Anything related to the TV shows "American Horror Story" or "The Walking Dead" 

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Date Posted: 11/2/2015 4:53 PM ET
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Happy Thanksgiving to all. Found what I was wishing for. 


Last Edited on: 11/13/15 8:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/2/2015 10:40 PM ET
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Happy November, everyone :)

Susan, I love that your mom enjoys coloring. I will keep an eye out for Christmas coloring books for her. :)

Thank you, Irene, for your wish. I whole-heartedly agree and may that be my own wish too: Keep Christ in Christmas and definitely invite a friend to join us here, too :)

An upcoming wish is prayers for my Dad. He's having a small hernia removed on the 16th.

One item wish is if any of you go to a Jo Ann's and they have: https://img1.etsystatic.com/070/0/10422681/il_570xN.820478867_fc42.jpg I would really appreciate it. My own Jo Ann's stores have this item but maybe because the tape is white it always seems to be dusty and or dirty. I have mentioned this to them before.

God Bless and love to all

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Date Posted: 11/3/2015 10:16 PM ET
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Hoping for:

Coke Codes

Marlboro Coupons

Any DVD from the Halloween series by John Carpenter. Need Halloween movie one with Jamie Lee Curtis as well as Movie 2. Need Movies 3, 4, 6,7,8...Halloween the Beginning, Halloween H2O, Halloween Resurrection, if you have any of these, and you dont watch them anymore, throw them my way, I am wanting to collect them. My daughter and I wanted to watch them this Halloween but couldnt find them on youtube or Netflix. Perhaps next Halloween we will have them :)

Thanks for looking! Happy Thanksgiving coming soon!

Date Posted: 11/4/2015 2:20 PM ET
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I can always use pieces of contact paper, the kind that sticks well (isn't "lite").

Blank white labels, any size.

Fingernail clippers.  I keep losing them!

Vintage/old/antique lacy doilies.  

I can use manufacturer, Target, or printed off the internet coupons for the following:

  • organic milk half gallons or quarts: Horizon, Organic Valley, Simply
  • Plum pouches
  • Kraft mac & cheese boxes
  • Kashi and Cascadian Farms cereal
  • whole bean, non-decaf, unflavored coffee: Peets or Starbucks
  • yogurt (not light): Chobani, Brown Cow, Fage, Noosa
  • unflavored, unsweetened sparkling water: Arrowhead, Pellegrino, Perrier
  • peanut butter: Laura Scudders or Adams 
  • refrigerated juices: Simply, Newmans Own lemonade, Floridas Natural, Odwalla
  • Hebrew National hotdogs, Johsnonville breakfast sausage, sliced hard salami, Market Pantry brand lunchmeat
  • Heinz ketchup
  • sour cream: Knudsen or Daisy

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Date Posted: 11/4/2015 8:09 PM ET
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If anyone has any colored pencils that they no longer want, I'd be happy to take them off your hands.

Date Posted: 11/5/2015 3:35 PM ET
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If anyone has a copy of Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Party Doll & Other Favorites", I would love to take if off your hands.  My iPod was recently stolen from work and I'm back to listening to CDs.  Her version of 10,000 Miles is my favourite.  Thank you for checking.  GRANTED!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 11/5/2015 6:02 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/5/2015 8:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/6/2015 1:39 PM ET
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I'm looking for gift cards for crafts and bookmarks. Just the tops. And if you're throwing away any picture books, but the pictures are still good - please send me the pictures. (No X-mas cards.) Thanks!