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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 12:53 AM 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.  *As we get closer to the holidays, let us remember that this should not become a wish list for the whole family and friends.

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!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:21 AM ET
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Happy November! :) I hope everyone has a great month.

My wishes are:

- Any issues of "Mother Earth Living" or "Mother Earth News" magazine (or similar magazines)

- Any size of emergency candles (the kind that burn for a long while)

- Teas or coffees (nothing with lemon, please)

- Anything Hello Kitty or Snoopy  

-  Wet N Wild/Eco Tools/Burt's Bees products or coupons 

- I love cute accessories, so any sort of fashion accessories with hearts or bows (hair bands, jewelry, ect ect.) or just generally cute would be very welcomed

Thanks for reading. :)

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 1:48 AM ET
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My wishes are:

  • Any leftover fabric for quilting
  • Quilting books or magazines
  • For my Grandsons, cartridges for vetch InnoTab2 that your kids no longer use

Thanks for looking.

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 8:16 AM ET
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Happy November 1st! 

My wishes are:

  • Teacher Stickers or Stamps
  • Pencils 
  • Post-its
  • Folders 

I haven't been online on PBS for a long time. I'm glad to be back.  =)

I am finally starting my career as a teacher. I'll be graduating in December. Any materials would be great. 

Thank you for reading!

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 8:39 AM ET
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cheekyHappy November, everyone. (Christmas is almost here!)

My wishes for are:

  • White board markers
  • Washable markers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Paperclips
  • Advice for new teachers

Any words of wisdom/encouragement or helpful hints for a budding teacher? Please share! I'd love to hear about ways I can make the most of limited resources and classroom management strategies that work. Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 8:54 AM ET
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My wishes are as follows:

  • Purina One dry cat/dog food coupons

  • Friskies cat food coupons

  • Weight circles from any Purina cat/dog food

  • Box tops/labels for education for my grandson's school


Thank you!

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 9:24 AM ET
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coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes / desitin / baby food

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 playing cards / bus ticket stubs/  old maps /  board game cards /  foreign stamps / odd pictures from a magazine /

bird pictures

any magazine pic that you might see of these shows:  American Horror: Coven .....or.... Walking Dead....or......Sleepy Hollow..........


Date Posted: 11/1/2013 10:13 AM 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

Small thin pins, for the purposes of pinning down completed cross stitch for framing (would also be happy for just any advice on what kind of pins and where to find them)

- 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, thanks!

- Yellow rain coat, like the classic basic bright yellow rain coat that's iconic to the point of being a stereotype

- 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

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! Holiday months are approaching!

Subject: November RAOK
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 4:21 PM ET
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Happy November!! 

I would love to receive any of the following, thank you!

  •  Mary Englebrite... books, articles, bookmarks... anything ME.
  •  Anything to teach my grandson about the history of the USA.  Pictures, notebooks, postcards from different states.  etc.
  • I love flying pigs, so anything flying pigg-ish.

        Thank you all for your kindness

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 4:44 PM ET
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My wishes for November are:

1. Coke codes-always greatly appreciated and put to use. :)

2. Lean cusine codes-trying to save up for a item for Xmas on there for my sister

3. Coupons-especially any from the Internet if you do print extra or any to buy DVD's with

4. Anything coca cola-I am not picky and love it!

5. Anything that is Gooseberry Patch that you no longer want

6. Empty DVD cases in good condition-I get DVD's sometimes without cases that is why I am needing them

7. Any movie or TV Dvd that you no longer want-no horror please-I will take them without a case as well

#1 longshot- Anything from the TV shows "True Blood","Haven" or "Sons of Anarchy" that you no longer want-can be anything :)

Thank you for looking as always. I will try to fulfill wishes on here as well.

Subject: My wishes for family I am sponsering for xmas
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 4:47 PM ET
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I got all of the toys .

They could use gift cards for household stuff,food etc.

Size 2T  & 4T Boys clothing

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 7:07 PM ET
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Kellogg's Family Reward Codes

Anything related to U.S. Soccer, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Everton, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, FIFA World Cup or UEFA

Coupons for Coppertone Tattoo Guard sunscreen

Mitten clips

Coupon organizer

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

                     Victoria's Secret for free panties or $10 off a purchase 

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 7:29 PM ET
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Coke codes (always VERY much appreciated!)

Stamps for the 'stamp saver' Rachel Ray dinnerware from Albertsons (get a free stick-on stamp for every $10 spent at Albertsons -- if you're not collecting them yourself, I'll happily take them!)

Coupons for:

Advil PM Product coupon which says "save $1.00 on ANY Advil PM Product (not 20 ct. size, the one that says 'any size'); expires 12/12/13

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 or Sandwichmakers

Special K or Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Yogurt coupons

Wet N Wild Cosmetics

Maybeline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics


Long Shot:  any Nintendo DS Megaman game


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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 9:26 PM ET
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I've gotten hooked on knitting dishcloths out of cotton yarn. My wish would be for any color 100% cotton yarn, 4-ply, Lily-brand Sugar 'n Cream (for example), 2 oz balls. Thanks.

Date Posted: 11/1/2013 10:10 PM ET
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Hi All!  My wishes for November are:

Any current or old copies of Country Home or Country Sampler magazine (the one where you look at rooms decorated with items for sale). 

Bookmarks with Scripture

Anything Gooseberry Patch

Anything Amish

Thanks for looking at my list!  Blessings!

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Date Posted: 11/1/2013 11:03 PM ET
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I am wishing for the usual:)

Travel Samples. This can be anything from shampoo, soap, makeup, perfume, etc. 

Stationary for my sisters. They write pen pals and enjoy getting new notecards, stickers, etc to put on their letters. 

Coupons for restaurants(McDonalds, Chick-fil-a, Wendy's, etc) grocery(cereal, beauty, dog food, )

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 11/2/2013 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • Lean Cuisine 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, Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, Gorton's fish fillets, Snapple, Sargento cheese, Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - not available locally        
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 11/2/2013 12:27 PM ET
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Boxtops for Ed

Campbell's labels for Ed

Date Posted: 11/2/2013 10:32 PM ET
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Would like any kind of bookmarks,scrapbbook embelishments or washi tape.

Date Posted: 11/3/2013 1:59 PM ET
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Leopard print duct tape
Cpns:  Purina cat chow (hairball)
           All or Purex liquid laundry soap
          Dawn dish soap
          Dishwasher soap
          Snuggle liquid
broken jewelry or any size rhinestones
A happyThanksgiving.......let us remember to be thankful
Hugs to all of you!

Date Posted: 11/3/2013 5:43 PM ET
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Just added one more item to my 'want list' (Stick on stamps from Albertsons for the Rachel Ray dinnerware, obtained for every $10 purchase; might just be a regional Albertsons promo., though)  

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  

Subject: Wish List
Date Posted: 11/3/2013 10:05 PM ET
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1.  Anything Disney related, but not Princesses (I know, shocker right?).  We are planning a surprise trip next spring and I thought it would be fun to give my kiddos some Disney small toys or stickers or coloring books while we are there.  Doesn't have to be fancy or big, actually the smaller the better!

2.  Also, anything Pixar, Star Wars or Muppets related.. seems Disney has their hand in a lot of stuff now.

3.  Any Udi's coupons.

4.  Photo mats for "baby first year" or "graduation" collages that have the large oval in the middle and the small ovals all around.  With us going to Disney, I thought it would be a cheap and fun souvenir to have the kiddos press pennies.  We could put a picture of our trip in the middle and the pennies around it. 

5.  Anything Despicable Me related.  My daughter's birthday is a few months away, and she's having a Minion Party. 







Date Posted: 11/4/2013 11:06 AM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes

*Kelloggs Family Rewards Codes

Date Posted: 11/4/2013 3:35 PM ET
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My wishes:

- Owl, bluejay, or spider stuff, especially jewelry, knick-knacks, art
- scrap yarn with interesting textures, any colors welcome
- cotton embroidery floss, please no pink
- Small stocking stuffers for an 8 year old boy (he likes Sonic, superheroes, TMNT, transformers, hockey)
- Long shot: Spiderman costume (children's L or adult XS)

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Date Posted: 11/4/2013 6:55 PM ET
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Hello everyone!  I want to thank everyone for the October thoughts and prayers.  I have been released to go back to school on November 7th with a cane and a limp!  I am so excited to go back.


For November, my wish list is:

crayons (8, 16, 24 count packs)

binder clips 

ideas for kids' holiday activities that will not offend those who do not celebrate

socks with grippers on bottom. (My floors are wood and I still have to be very careful about sliding)

coupons for eSpirit shoes (I don't know if there is such a thing but the only kind I have found that give enough for swelling and are kind of dressy/casual)


     Again, thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.  I know it helped speed my healing.