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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 8:26 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.

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 NOTfor 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 a book, please receive it and thank the member sending it.

Please limit your list to about 10 items (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.

It's always good to check the RAOK thread before you post your wishes -someone may already have what you are looking for. (For those of you looking for them, coupons are offered on the RAOK on a regular basis.) There is now a separate coupon thread within the RAOK forum, if you wish to trade there.  

Date Posted: 9/30/2011 8:36 PM ET
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I am wishing for:

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns

Bandanas, as they are the only means of controlling my hair. Any colors and patterns are welcome, but I especially like blues and greens

- Fantasy Artwork, especially featuring dragons, faeries, centaurs, phoenix, sphinx; but anything fantasy related would be awesome (poster, postcard, sticker, old calendar, anything like that)

- Anything Digimon related: figures, cards, books, stickers, toys, anything like that. My little cousin has become obbsessed with Digimon: Digital Monsters recently and I wish to feed her addiction ;)

- Old board games: even if all the pieces might not be there, that's fine by me; especially Scrabble

Long shot wishes:

Fake plastic cookie. I want to do a silly gag gift for a friend and that would involve a fake cookie. You know, like the fake plastic cookies a little kid would use to play make believe in their play kitchen. I've seen sets of whole kid kitchen items that have cookies but I'd rather not get a whole set just for one plastic cookie.

I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they're a long shot but I figured I might as well ask.

- Motorcycle helmet. Not a bike regular helmet that only covers the top of your head but one that also comes around to protect your chin/jaw, if you know what I mean.
- Gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (like this:http://disparue.org/gallery/7/doctorwho/1/109/images/doctorwho109_1919.jpg). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.
- Black cloak and hood. Nothing special for this one, just your typical black cloak, either with a hood attached or as a separate entity.

 Like I said, I know they're long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :)

Thanks for reading my wish list!

Date Posted: 9/30/2011 8:53 PM ET
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I know this is a long shot, but I'm looking for military, bomber, peacoats, or leather jackets in a size Large.

Coke codes

Coupons for: soda
Purina One dog or cat food
Personal care

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Anything soccer related

Warner Brothers Insider Rewards codes-found in DVD/Blu-rays

Cars 2 codes from select Kelloggs Cereal, Keebler, Nutri-grain products

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

Body wash, shampoo/conditioner

Classical/piano/instrumental music CDs

A DVD/CD case that holds multiple DVDs

Date Posted: 9/30/2011 9:18 PM ET
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Fabric scraps (repairing a quilt)  Thank you Nancy and Whitney

"Animorphs" memorabilia

"Sonic the Hedgehog" memorabilia pre-1998

Bath & Body Works "Sweet Pea Forever" products

Sanrio's "Little Twin Stars" products
Memorabilia of the following Saints: Joan of Arc or Hildegard of Bingen

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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 9:30 PM ET
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Mcdonald monopoly pieces . . . . . Quilting patterns or magazines . . . . . . Coupons for any of the following: meat, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, libbys fruit or veggies, cereal, target clothing coupons, condiments, chili, soup, spices/seasoning

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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 10:02 PM ET
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Happy October!

As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection or inexpensive refrigerator magnets from any state. Thanks in advance for considering:) 

Date Posted: 9/30/2011 10:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 11:00 PM ET
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Desperate for a copy of Stasiland (about the Berlin Wall). Already have all versions on my WL--- 15 yo daughter just told me they have to read it for school by 1 DEC-- no where was this listed on teacher's reading list or the book list. We only have Barnes and Noble now and I really don't want to buy another book after spending over $400 for her HS books this year.  I can mail it back to you after she's done with it.

Also collecting the Monopoly pieces, game goes on til 24 OCT.


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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 11:27 PM ET
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i wish for coke codes.  also i wish for turquoise or purple pens.

thanks in advance for thinking of me.

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 12:19 AM ET
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My wishes:

RedBox Codes

1928 and 1938  one cent pennies - Want to do my DD and GD a card with the year of her grandparents birth

Zebra print, Black or Pink any cute things for the new baby

Adapter for my cell phone chip (to connect to my computer so i can down load the pics)

Pocket calendars

Smurfs toys  (from McDonalds) I only need  Grouchy

Drink mix singles (Anything like that)

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

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

Mrs. Santa - I have Mr. Santa he is 3 feet tall.  (lol, she can be shorter then him, it will be fine) awww one mite be coming home

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

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

Any idea where i can get a print out of newspaper of the year a person was born,  way cheaper then the $36.00 that is what i was told when i asked.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2011 1:29 AM ET
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These members collect expired coupons to send to military bases. Coupons should be no more than 3 months past date, please. Just PM them for their address and send a bunch when you can. Much easier than posting here and waiting for someone to request them. This is a great help to our military families. (Only regular coupons, not those for specific stores, please.)

Kimberly M. (nescioquis)


Lisa D. (tommygirl)
Thanks to Kim, Lisa and Cassie and Jessica for their efforts. If anyone else is doing this, please PM and we will add you to the list. 
Date Posted: 10/1/2011 1:37 AM ET
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Fancy Feast DRY coupons
All liquid detergent and Snuggle liquid coupons
8th Continent milk coupons
Temptation Treats
Any unwanted system games: Wii, PS2, PS3, game boy, DS, PSP, etc
8 X 10 laminating sheets (anyway, the letter size sheets)

Thanks to all for reading and responding to my wishes!! 

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 3:26 AM ET
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My wishes are the same as they have been.  Thanks for looking!

In reading all the forums, I have seen people discuss the bookmates/openpage covers.  I would love a tradesize since I have been accumulating a lot of tradesize books since joining pbs.  I know it's a longshot, but you never know.

***If anyone makes cloth bookcovers, I would love a betty boop, comedy and tragedy  (masks) or celestial tradesize.   (or solid color. stripes, dots or patterns- no green, yellow or orange please)  ***still hoping

comedy/tragedy stickers

pepsi coupons

magnetic bookmarks

Tylenol Cold and Sinus coupons

Thanks to everyone who has granted my wishes.  I post in the thank you thread, but in case I've omitted anyone, I want you to know I appreciate it!

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 9:15 AM ET
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I am wishing for a small compass (the north-south-east-west pointer gadget, NOT the math circle-drawing contraption!).  A small one, not more than an inch in diameter.  I want to set it into the top end of the walking stick I am carving.   I can't find a compass anywhere! 

Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 9:46 AM ET
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Coke Codes

RedBox Codes

Felt material

Organzia material

Taper candles

Metal Coffee Pot~ I know this is an odd request but hopefully someone has one that they have no use for.

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 11:06 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, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer
  • Senseo decaf coffee pods - none of my local stores carry the decaf pods
  • TastyKakes - especially butterscotch krimpets and cream-filled krimpets - not available anywhere around here

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 2:06 PM ET
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To all those members out there who are willing to put smiles on others faces...

I loveee make-up!! So if there are any unused products out there...or even sephora codes.

DMC emboridery floss!!!!

OPI nail polish

I also love The Little Mermaid...Hello Kitty...Vera Bradley...and sexy vampires :) hahaha

Bookmarks are always appreciated...the girlier the merrier!

****Bookcover (sometimes a cover on a book can be embarrassing to have others see it) ....I have been looking for a Vera Bradley one, but haven't had much success. Homemade would be much appreciated. I love having items that show others talents!


Ultimately, I wish for everyone to have good health, happiness, and much love. Life is so short. So don't sweat the small stuff. We must do what the clock does, and keep ticking :)

Many prayers and much love to all of you!

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 4:45 PM ET
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 I would like to wish for crayons,glitter,stickers anything creative for my daughter. any games i.e. board games,dvd games,card games etc. also any crafts especially something me and my daughter could do together would be quite enjoyable.Any clothes size 4,4T, or 5,play costumes or pieces,socks,hairbows,etc for my daughter.Thanks! smiley

 P.S. any books for me or my daughter always welcome.Even audiobooks we love them all! wink

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Subject: Animal Pictures needed
Date Posted: 10/1/2011 4:48 PM ET
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My GD is doing a class project. She is in need of animal pictures. She has gone to the zoo and taken pictures. We have used magazines and found some. At

this time , she needs amphibian and reptile pictures. If you have any magazines or books with these pictures, they would be a blessing to her.

Thank you for your help!

I belong to a quilting group at my church. We make quilts for the people in the hospital and homebound patients. We could use donations of fabrics. We can

send a tax receipt if requested.

Thank you!


Date Posted: 10/1/2011 4:56 PM ET
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Here are my wishes- as always!:

  • Box Tops for Education for my son's school
  • Campbell's Labels For Education
  • Stonyfield yogurt codes (from lid- please include product type and size in PM.)
  • Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's or Adult)
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons


Thanks for looking!   :)

Subject: October wishes
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 1:16 PM ET
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Always looking for 

Coke codes

Box tops for school 

Apperciate these always!!!! 

Special requests for this month..maybe a long shot, but I have to try. 

Looking for cross stitching supplies..specifically towels and pot holders with the stitchable fabric, going to be doing projects to donate to my children's Fall festival

Deperately need the following. Being our family is on low income due my husband and myself both being on disability and some months get rough. We just bought our kids new school clothing and they went thru

an unexpected growth spurt! If anyone even has one pair or can help in any way we would consider it a blessing. They need pants and shorts. Our daughter needs size 9 and son needs size 8. Shirts they have. Pjs they could use

also..my daughter likes nightgowns size 10/12. My son needs pj sets in size 8/10. If you have anything your kids outgrew we would gladly except used! Thank you!

Also looking for anything my daughter could use for a chef costume..accesory wise, for career day at school at the end of the month. She has the hat and apron. We are looking for a large plastic bowl, spoons, chef tag, plastic wisk. 

Also my daughter wants to try beading, so if you have any extra beading supplies you won't be using, we'll be happy to put to use. 

Thanks for any help with any of these ahead of time! 



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Date Posted: 10/2/2011 3:52 PM ET
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*SWEDISH/NORWEGIAN  CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS ( Wheat weaving & red ribbon,Straw Goats, Lucia, Tomten, God Jul etc. or Swedish Christmas decor or Christmas cards/postcards. ) I LOVE SWEDISH CHRISTMAS!


*McDonalds Madame Alexander mini dolls & McDonalds Wizard of OZ mini dolls- keep tags on if possiblehttp://www.ebay.com/itm/MCDONALDS-2003-MADAME-ALEXANDER-HAPPY-MEAL-SET-NIP-/160658742941?pt=Fast_Food_Cereal_Premiums&hash=item256801de9d 


 *KIRSTEN ( American Girl) items, buttons, stationery, booklets, anything with Kirsten- the Swedish girl- the doll is retired- would even love a mini Kirsten doll.


CHRISTIAN/BIBLE STICKERS or Bible memory cards




SWEDISH STRAW GOATS- any size   http://www.scandinavian-south.com/julbock.htm 


Wheat shaffs or Wheat bundles- for doing crafts with http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wheat.html 


*GUIDEPOST October 2011 Issue when you are done with it- I want an Adoptee's story in that edition- Thanks!


















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Subject: My wishes
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 5:17 PM ET
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My wishes are:

Coke codes-thank you to all who send them to me from time to time

Monopoly pieces from Mcdonald's

Stouffer's Dinner Rewards codes-found in various entrees boxes and etc

Coupons for:soda,vitamin/sobe water, cesar dog food

Any Coca cola items that you don't want-not picky

Anything with cherries on it

Disney Movie Rewards Codes

Long shot- Flat wallet in good shape

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

Thanks! :)


Date Posted: 10/3/2011 1:14 AM ET
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October Wish List:

(This is probably a long shot, since a lot of other people are looking)  McDonald's Monopoly Pieces

coupons for soup

Thanks for looking!

Date Posted: 10/3/2011 4:26 PM ET
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Happy October PBSers!  I only have two requests.

For my daughter I'd like some flash cards with numbers (she's got letters & colors down pat).

And for my friend, Thomas, I'd like anyone to send him well wishes.  His father stroked out and is due to spend the next two months (min) recovering in the hospital.  As the oldest child, my friend is taking the whole event terribly hard.  Any encouragement I attempt to give him he doesn't take to heart, so I'm hoping hearing well wishes from strangers might put him in perspective.  Thank you in advance for considering.