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Date Posted: 10/31/2012 9:05 PM ET
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This is where we post things we would like,(except money request or books by name). Please remember that we do not offer money for items we wish for because PBS frowns upon that. It also lessens the spirit of this thread and the forum. If you receive, try to give. Sometimes the littlest things can bring a smile.

Note: If I write to you about something you have requested, it is only to inform you that the request is not what this thread is about. If you wish to leave your request in this thread, that is up to you.

First: Remember: this is the place to wish. We all have wishes. If you feel someone has asked for something too large, expensive or extravagant, just ignore. Please be kind. Don't make someone feel badly. None of us know someone else's circumstances, unless we ask...........................For those of us asking, let's remember this is NOT a place to stock pantries, get all our presents for others, etc. It's a place for members to wish for items for themselves and immediate family. Also, PBS rules do not allow one to ask for money, even for charities, here. You may ask for other items, such as stamps and boxtops, etc.

Here, you list a few things you like/collect/can use. Obviously, we all like certain things like credits, wish-list books, etc. This is NOT for that kind of thing. This is for things others might have around the house that you can use (for instance if you collect postcards, bookmarks, Coke codes, or if there's a candy you love you can't find in your area, etc). ** Please remember that books, by title or genre, should not be requested in this forum(I Wish thread). There may be other places for that. If someone sends you an item, please receive it and thank the member sending it.

Please limit your list to about 10 items. Some lists are getting very long. (Remember, you can edit your list), and if someone PMs you for your address, please acknowledge and thank them when you receive whatever they send you. There is a separate thank you thread so we can keep this one clean and easy to read. It can get jumbled and hard to read with extra clutter so if we can do our best to keep it to our requests and the rare bump, that would be awesome :) It's important to thank everyone who send something either by PM and or the thank you thread so that we know the item arrived. Members do not want to send things, continously, to others who do not let them know the items have arrived. 

Date Posted: 10/31/2012 9:06 PM ET
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I wish all the best to all our buddies on the Eastern coast and anywhere affected by the storm, Sandy!

Date Posted: 10/31/2012 9:47 PM ET
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Srabble tiles (any letters)

Fine-tipped dry erase markers and a dry erase board eraser

Stretchy athletic headbands (any width/color/design), bobby pins, barettes 

Index cards, pens, mechanical pencils

Nail Polish-any color/partially used is fine

Ribbon-1/2 inch to 1 inch wide

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 6:41 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 not idea who sent them. Thanks     


Boost Glucose Control

Healthy Choice

Lean Cuisine 

Smart Ones


Geen Giant veggies

Drink mix singles (Anything like that) coupons or pkgs.

Swiffer wetjet coupons wet/dry or any kind like that.

Small kitchen timer


Stop Watch

Any perfumes samples or any left over that you didn't like - for male or female

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

Canon ink cartridges - 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black,31 Color.

Buds Cell phone ear piece (New)

Stretchy athletic headbands 


Blessings, Thank you  


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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:25 AM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards Codes

*General Mills Movie Cash Codes

* Purex Crystal Coupons


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Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:26 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: 11/1/2012 9:25 AM ET
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My wishes for November..

Victoria's Secret coupons and/or Codes (love to shop there but it gets pricey)

Starbucks coupons or used gift cards with small balance left on

Push top pens (pens that have a top you push down on-pen clicks open. Any kind as long as it works!)

Burger King coupons

Friskie's coupons

Tidy Cats coupons

Anything is very much appreciated!

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 9:51 AM ET
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Here is what I am wishing for this month.

Coupons. I like restaurant coupons like McDonald's, Wendy's, Arby's, Chick-Fil-A, etc. And grocery coupons for cereal, diet items, special K products, coffee, ice cream, etc.

Beauty Products-perfumes, nail polish, makeup, travel samples, etc.

Jewelry-My little sister loves to play with jewelry when she does dress up. 

Scrapbook Stuff-My mom has recently gotten into doing scrapbooks so anything she could use would be appreciated. 

Postcards-I like different or vintage ones. 

Bears-My mom collects teddy bears and likes stuffed and the ceramic ones. Mainly the Boyds or Cherished Teddies, etc. 

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 10:04 AM ET
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Happy November! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:) 

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 10:35 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 clinic.
  • coupons for:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, V-8, Snapple
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - I can't find them anywhere around here.         

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2010
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I need things to pamper me this month.
Here is my list:


* Etsy Gift Certificates in any amount

* vegetarian soup mixes. 

* somethng to keep me warm

* craft supplies for cross stitich, or crochet

* Your left over Halloween candy.

* Anything you can send to brighten my day.


Thank you.

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Subject: wish
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 3:03 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2012
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hello anything monkey or dog for my son!

also anything for homeschool: worksheets, workbooks, flashcards, ripped books etc.

sippy cups! for my almost one year old

thanks so much..if you read this and can think of something YOU need especially if its to be donated to a charity please feel free to send me a message and I will see what I can do :)

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 3:10 PM ET
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i'm always wishing for coke codes.

also any turquoise or purple ink pens

and anything sun, moon, stars, smiley or rainbow.

from bath and bodyworks, anything "be enchanted"

thank you.

Subject: It's Fall!!
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 4:16 PM ET
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  • Alcohol wipes, lancets, and Wavesense Presto Strips.  Items need to be new and not expired.

  • Anything related to Elmo, Cookie Monster, Sesame Street characters, Curious George, Thomas the Tank Engine, and anything related to "I Spy."  My son loves all of them.

  • Anything to do with sign language - especially for babies/toddlers including flashcards, books, dvd's, etc.

  • Anything preschoolish (educational).  My son has "school" with me several days a week and we always are looking for new things to try.  :-)

  • Starting in the new year, we are going to be traveling alot.  I'm looking for things that will entertain a 2-year old for long amounts of time in the car - like a leap pad, leap pad books, a doodle pro, stickers, anything else you may think of that would work for a 2 year old.  He is especially fond of Sesame Street, Thomas the Tank, Curious George, and I Spy.  Even if you don't have anything, but have some ideas of things that could help, please PM me.

  • DVD's, books, &/or info on RV'ing

  • Clear, top-loaded plastic sheet protectors

  • Magnetic bookmarks

  • Educational Flashcards or small flipcharts:  early math (counting), english (phonics, etc.), colors, shapes, Bible, etc.  I work with children at church, and we are looking to be missionaries in the near future so I would love to get any ABeka flashcard (flash-a-card) stories - Bible stories especially, but also missions & practical/character stories to use in our ministry.

Thanks to those who have granted wishes in the past.  There have been so many kind people on here and so many generous.  Thanks to you all.  You know who you are!!  :-D

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 6:08 PM ET
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as usual........

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


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

i could still use BIRD pics from cards, calendars, magazines...(just cut out the bird and send it)

dont throw away the empty flower seed packets....send them to me...empty...cheeky

:  anything CORALINE from the movie CORALINE...

:  anything from the movie LORAX

: anything from the movie Cat in the Hat

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....

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Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:10 PM ET
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campbell's Labels for education <

> Boxtops for education (from cereals, frozen foods, packaged pasta/potatoes, etc)

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Subject: My wishes are...
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:25 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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1.Coke codes-always used and appreciated :)

2. Lean cuisine codes

3. Anything Coca Cola--it can be anything really---love the stuff!

4. Anything with a cherry on it--especially if looks retro looking or like Mary Engelbreit stuff

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

6. Anything with a basset hound on it

#1 Long shot- Any 80's movie on DVD that you no longer want--no horror please

Thank you for looking.

Date Posted: 11/1/2012 8:40 PM ET
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Hello all,

Just a couple of things. I'm always in need of earbuds and I go through them like crazy. If anyone has bought an ipod recently and finds they don't need the earbuds/headphones that came with them, I would really, really appreciate it sent my way!
A couple of weeks ago I was in Canada and my first night there I lost my almost-new Apple earbuds, so I'm really wanting another pair. I love the earbuds that come with Apple products and would prefer them. However, only if no one is in need of them.

The second thing is baby items. My brother and sister-in-law are expecting a baby in a couple of months. Money is incredibly tight for them. The family is helping in whatever way we can, but I know they will still need things. Right now I'm thinking of gently-used clothes, or perhaps coupons for diapers or baby items. Basically the essentials.
Oh, and they are expecting a boy. If anyone has anything to offer, please contact me. I will say thank-you in advance!


Date Posted: 11/1/2012 11:34 PM ET
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I am really looking for upcs from anything that Bic makes.  It would really help our school.   Pepperidge farm product upc as well. Again it would help our school.

sunny D labels again for the school  I can not use upcs from the  cans just the bottles and the upc from the multi pack.  Hoping to help the school get books.

 Also our school collects candy bar wrappers and the bags that the candy came in.  We also collect chip bags for our school.

Thanks Jean


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Date Posted: 11/2/2012 9:17 AM ET
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Having a a baby girl in March and the nursey will be dragon flies an fairies. Anything with these on it would be greatly appreciated!

For myself I collect nail polish so any you have laying around or don't like I'd be happy to put to good use.

Many thanks!

Date Posted: 11/2/2012 3:14 PM ET
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Oh, I'll hop on with some wishes once again.........

Always looking for anything to do with Sheep or St. Bernards

And I will ALWAYS take any writing paper off your hands.  I don't need note cards right now, but any tablets, boxes or loose stationery sheets that comes my way will travel all over the world.


Thanks for looking.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2012 6:59 PM ET
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Everyone has been so generous here ..  thank you!  I'm hoping once more for some help.  I'm working on some crafts that our senior citizens' here would like....

Would appreciate any and all tassels with some cord attached ... any color, any material is great.  Any length of cord attached will work.

I thank all of you in advance.....  I don't expect anyone to cut up a perfectly good pillow or afghan  :-)

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Date Posted: 11/2/2012 11:15 PM ET
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About few more weeks until my lil girl arrives and between student loans and just regular bills and too many missed days of work we're trying to do this on a bdget.  Our wishes are:

  1. Lion King themed or jungle themed nursery decor, blankets or wall hangings

  2. Items with the name Gabby  or Gabriella

  3. A newborn or size 0-3 snowsuit

  4. Help with 1  3 projects that I fear not being able to get to in time.... To label the drawers I need white or green or animal print cut-outs/diecuts of a onesie, bib, top, pants, socks, baby hat, baby Pjs, blanket (somewhere around 4");  I wanted to make cloet dividers but can't seem to find time or template.  Ones to go around rail that say the sizes.  Something like this http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2720196; A jungle or animal print or Lion King themed sign that reads "Gabriella"

  5. 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

  6. coupons for Friskies, Secret,  Herbal Essence, Emergen-C, Poland Spring, Coca-cola, Gatorade, Ginger Ale, Kraft products, Salad dressing, Salad Bags, Advil, Tofu, Soy 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 Wipes

  7. Pampers & huggies codes

  8. Vidalia Chopper cleaning tool (its that tiny white comb that comes with the chopper)

  9. A workign dustbuster or other handheld vacumn

Date Posted: 11/3/2012 5:45 PM ET
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Hi, I am looking for antique ink pens would love it if they worked if not still like the look. I decorate with these... I also like bookmarks of any kind...I collect and I pass some on to other ppl..I give some to our local library and to my neighbor hood girls.

I am trying to keep my girls(as I call them) reading so I am in need of some books for preteens in 5th and 6th grade. We are in a low economic challenged area so money for books is unheard of and the parents of these children do not read. The parents do not see how happy the girls get when I have a book they really want to read and I try to include a bookmark. I have bought for the girls as much as I can and I am always on the lookout at yard sales and goodwill for any good books to add to our collection. I am trying to also teach them how to treat a book. Do not just lay it down open, try not to bend the pages, and respect the books and they will last you a long time.  It is kinda funny, the girls grandmother came over to my house the other day and she saw my bookcase, she said,"Dang, no wonder those girls are over hear all the the time with all the books you have."  I hope this will instill the love of reading in them and they will one day pass it on to someone else and to their children as well.

Thanks in advance!!!


Date Posted: 11/3/2012 8:09 PM ET
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* Boxtops for education and/or labels for education

* Any refrigerator magnets (do not have to be new)

*  Purina One and Friskies cat food coupons

* Anything Pittsburgh Steelers (as you can tell from my i.d. I am a Steelersfan)


Thanks so much.




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