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Date Posted: 10/31/2014 10:55 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, you never know what will turn up.

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. This includes 'gofundme' sites)
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.
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 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 a personal 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 -- things 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 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: 11/1/2014 12:32 AM ET
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Short Shots:

cheekyChristmas or winter stickers, any extra Christmas cards, any Christmas decor, ornaments  or craft sets or anything at all Christmas...pencils, bookmarks, pens or pins for a shirt, earrings.

yesCat food/liter coupons or samples

Marlboro coupons..

mailAny extra white socks 9-11 sized, any fluffy and soft socks same size.

Long Shots:

cheekyBlack or Pink curtain toppers or valances. I know its a long shot but perhaps someone has  some just sitting somewhere.

blushAny Queen sized sheets. Any color. My daughter needs them. I am hitting a hard time, had hernia surgery and paying out doc bills. Her fitted sheet ripped and now we are using flat sheets as fitted sheets lol. It works right? BUT would be nice to have some sheets.    THANK YOU JENNIFER M. for the brand new sheets she sent me from Walmart, I cried over that, my daughter loves her new beautiful sheets! Thank you so much!

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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 9:13 AM ET
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My November wishes are:


Any leftover fabric 

Quilting magazines.

Any Christmas ornaments or decorations 


Thanks in advance.

Subject: My Nov Wishes
Date Posted: 11/1/2014 9:54 AM ET
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Campbell's labels and GM boxtops for Education.

Kellogg's Family Rewards Codes

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 9:58 AM ET
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Jingle Bells (from small eraser size to large)


Thank you.

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 1:27 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:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice, Sargento cheese sticks
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

Thank you!

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 1:44 PM ET
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Happy November everyone.  Here are my wishes:

Boxtops for education

Bubble mailers

Funky tape (washi, glitter, duct, any kind really)

X-mas stickers


Thanks for taking a look.

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 2:38 PM ET
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* Yarn (any kind; doesn't have to be full skeins.)

* Copies of TeenVogue and Seventeen Magazine for my niece  {They don't have to be new issues.}



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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 4:19 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards Codes

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 5:03 PM ET
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Happy November and best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to all!!  Here's my 'wishes'!:

Regional request:  Albertsons stores are giving out stickers for every $10 spent (up until Christmas).  Am collecting them to try to get a non-stick pan and hopefully a pour pot for my DS, so would love any extras if you have any!

Coke codes (always VERY much appreciated!)


Coupons for:

Candy products (especially Hershey's, but all are appreciated!)

Any brand of butter (can't believe how pricey real butter has become lately!)

Scott (or other brand) personal/flushable wipes

Any brand of almonds or peanuts

Frozen burritos 

Little Debbie Snack Cakes 

Mariani or Sunmaid, etc., Dried Fruit

Fresh Express Salad Mixes

Sugarless gum

Granola bars, oatmeal, or other snacks that I can put in care packages for my son in the Marine Corps.

Hormel pepperoni, Hormel Compleats, Hormel pork roast

Langer's juice or Welch's, Tropicana refrigerated juice, or any other juice coupons

Libby's canned vegetables

Special K, Honey Bunches of Oats, Chex, or any Quaker cereal

Yogurt coupons

Wet 'N Wild Cosmetics

Maybeline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics

Covergirl Cosmetics

Long Shots:

    Nintendo DS games (for the handheld Nintendo gaming device, for my son in the Marines)

    Cat toys, especially anything with feathers!! My new kitten (well, all 3 of my cats) LOVE things with feathers, but they don't last long before they're destroyed from their playing with them!



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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 4:21 AM ET
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1. Coke Codes and Pamper reward codes

2. Samples or coupons for Gerber baby food, Juice, Always, Tampax, granola bars, Lactaid, Almond milk, Stouffers, Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice,  cereal bars, instant oatmeal, Plum Organics, 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, Cheese Sticks, Minute Rice, Pasta, Sauce, McCormick Spices, Mrs Dash Spices,  frozen seafood, frozen vegetables, frozen potatoes, ethnic haircare products, Perdue Chicken, Crest, Select Harvest soups, Progresso Soups, Campbell Soups, Swiffter products, Gerber, Similac, Avent, Aveeno, Johnson & Johnson, Pampers, Baby Food, Baby Wipes, Target Up&Up products, Vicks, Tylenol, K-Cups, Mexican foods

3. Coupons or giftcards for Burger King, Babies R Us, McDonalds, IHOP, Olive Garden, AppleBees, Wendys, Panera Bread, Pizza Unos, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Bath and Body Works, Target, Lane Bryant, Avenue, Carters, Childrens Place, Gap

4. For my daughter:   Girls size 4T/4/5 winter hats, jeans, 2-3 piece outfits w/ pants and either short sleeve or long sleeve tops,  long sleeve dresses, tights, leggings, cute T- shirts, winter PJs preferably 2 pieces,  white or black cardigan, bathrobe preferably with a hood, size 8/8.5/9 slippers, boots, dress shoes and sneakers (preferably with Velcro).  I'm currently disabled and unable to work so its been hard to keep up with her growing.

5. Wooden or plastic puzzles of at least 6 pieces, wooden food, toy cars (the larger ones made for 2-5 year olds not matchboxes) , and small dolls or other quiet toys or mini board books that I can keep in the diaper bag for appointments or church.

6.  K-cups (either tea or coffee anything except for green tea)



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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 5:23 PM ET
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My wishes for the month are:

1. Lean cuisine codes-they are stopping this in December and want to get something with my points before they expire

2. Coupons-any from the Internet that you have extras of or any you find from odd places like gas stations for instance

3. Any movie or TV DVD that you no longer want--no horror please. I will take them without a case as well. Even burned copies will work for me...I have limited tv reception where I live so I watch a lot of movies. :)

4. Any samples for foot cream or lotion..feet hurt a lot.

5. Anything Yankee candle you don't want or coupons for that matter!

6. Any kind of paper stencil that is a word or object--trying to branch out and make novelty magnets for people on here for fun.

7. Anything that has cherries on it or looks retro or like ME stuff.

8. Anything Coca Cola that you don't want or coke points pretty please

Thanks for reading. I will try to fulfill wishes on here as well. :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2014 7:17 PM ET
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my wishes for November:

- Nail polish (looking for pastel colors)

- any Disney 100 Years of Magic McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

- any unwanted animated Scooby-Doo or TCM (Turner Classic Movie) DVD movies

- any kind of costume/fashion jewelry

- anything involving Greek Mythology and Ancient Egypt

for my mother and grandmother:

- any Leukemia Awareness items

- Thomas Kinkade Disney Puzzles (we are searching for: The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled and The Lion King)

Date Posted: 11/2/2014 7:53 PM ET
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This is my wish for this month:

Glass beads and wooden beads, polymer clay beads, beading string of any kind, any beading tools.

A long shot: A beader's case to house my beads and tools.

Polymer clay.

Motivational pictures of women doing exercise. I need some inspirational pictures for a collage I am making.

Thanks so very much!!


Date Posted: 11/2/2014 8:55 PM ET
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Nov. Wishes :   any kind of notecards,x-mas cards,scrapbooking items or postcards.

Date Posted: 11/3/2014 2:06 PM ET
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I could use address labels.

Date Posted: 11/3/2014 4:12 PM ET
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Happy November! heart

My wishes are:

- Coke Codes

- Chamomile or black tea (the first one works great at helping me relax, the second has helped with problems from allergies)

- My long shot wish this month is for a polka dot scarf/bandanna (something like the famous Rosie the riveter one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter). I have recently got interested in learning to pin curl my hair and would love a cute scarf to cover it with while it dries. 

Date Posted: 11/3/2014 7:20 PM ET
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Thanks for all the good wishes on my move over the last couple of months.  I've arrived back in IL and am in the process of settling in. :)

My wishes this month:

- Bluejay, owl, or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- pretty feathers (natural, dyed, from your pet bird, etc) - I'd especially like a few naturally green ones
- smallish (3/4" or less) silver colored bells/bell charms, prefer "bell-shaped," but a few *tiny* round jingle bells would be okay, too.

Date Posted: 11/4/2014 9:25 AM ET
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for some reason i can't print coupons from my computer... i could do it before but i can't  now .

coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes

for me ::  yogurt / energy bars / cereals / nail polish / covergirl / pudding

for cats :   dry food / canned food / litter / treats

for DD and me:  victoria secrets / bath and bodyworks


paper items:

old maps /  board game cards /  foreign stamps / odd pictures from a magazine / ticket stubs from events / baseball cards/  foreign pages from books / bird pictures / round or square coasters from a restaurant.

ANYTHING : Wizard of Oz.....

anything : W A L K I N G   D E A D


------------- >>>  for my mom who is 88 years old : ( i will give you her address )

any copies of the magazines :  Angels on earth     - or -   Guideposts



Date Posted: 11/4/2014 3:15 PM ET
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So my first wish might seem a bit early for you guys... but Christmas Decor. I'm one of those people who love to do Christmas early and I have no decorations. So anything, mini plastic trees, garland, tensil, ordements, anything you have lying around you don't plan to use this year I would be so grateful for.


I also bring back last months wish of gaming things:


wii games

gamecube games

gamecube memory card


ds games


Also, if anyone has a bluetooth or headset, I would greatly appriciate one, there's something wrong with my phone's speaker making it so I have to yell to be heard.


Oh! Stamps, if anyone has way to many envelopes and stamps, I would really love to have some. I want to start writing letters to people but I can't afford the stamps.

Date Posted: 11/4/2014 5:37 PM ET
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I'm wishing for ...

- K-cups (I recently got a Keurig & like sampling the different flavors/brands of coffees, teas...  before buying)

- Anything Nutcracker

- Victoria Secret Coupons

- Lego Figures

- Iphone 4s charger


Date Posted: 11/4/2014 7:00 PM ET
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Baby wishes. 


Dunkin Donut coupons to get any size iced coffee for 99 cents. 


I'm looking to gather 300 150 unused Christmas cards by Thanksgiving. I help deliver the newspaper with my family. We're able to put Christmas cards in the papers after Thanksgiving and our customers can sent us tips if they want with the cards. Left overs from last year, ones you really didn't like or something. I would like envelopes with them but can still use them without.


Would like matchboxes. Have some craft stuff I want to do. 


For my husband, fishing stuff. Hooks, lures, or other little stuff like that.


For my nieces, kid crafting material.


Thank you

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Date Posted: 11/5/2014 8:37 PM ET
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Count me in as someone who would also very much appreciate Christmas decorations. I do have very limited space and any items would need to be able to stand on a flat surface or be hung on a wall. My preference is religious over Santa based, though those can be fun. :) I don't need any more cards (I don't think) this year. Lol, I really don't need stickers either but those are always welcome just please no glitter or scratch n sniff (smelly ones). Only request to my requests on everything is please nothing glittery for religious decorations either, looks pretty but has a way of getting all over and from a smoke free home. Thank you so very much.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2014 8:52 PM ET
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My wishes for now are going to be my family's wishes. My sister and her family have had a hard year so if anyone has any of these things they'd appreciate it. (the following for my nieces and nephew: Sofia the first puzzles A package of sharpies;stuffed animals; anything thanksgiving and Christmas related; and for a long shot an iPhone 4 case and Android RAZR Max case * red fingernail polish; blue polish *Divergent for me

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Date Posted: 11/6/2014 9:42 PM ET
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Here is my Wish List:

- 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 related to dragons: statues, posters, postcards, calendars, toys, figures, anything remotely related to dragons (honestly, I want to write a book featuring dragons and surrounding myself in dragon memorabilia is wonderful inspiration; would also welcome any other mythical creatures but mostly dragons)

- Any Halloween decorations you're looking to get rid of! I love Halloween and am looking to really build up my collection of decorations 



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they're long shots but it never hurts to ask, right? All of these would be for an adult, nothing kid-sized, perferably in the Medium through X-Large range but will take any size bigger or smaller to play with, thanks!

- Leather belts; worn or in good shape, it doesn't matter, any will do

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit; skin tight or baggy, either way works

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat, tall and pointy; it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for

- Red or purple full length skirt

- Hooded cloak of any color but preferably black, brown, or red

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 November, everyone! Bring on the holidays!