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Date Posted: 9/30/2012 8:48 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.


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Date Posted: 9/30/2012 9:02 PM ET
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Srabble tiles (any letters)

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

Long shot-women's running gloves for cold weather

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

Highlighters, 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

Anything soccer related

Long shot: Any unwanted western tack items(even if not in the greatest shape)-bell boots, splint boots, SMB's, headstalls, reins, halters, lead ropes, etc 

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Date Posted: 9/30/2012 10:18 PM ET
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In need of positive thoughts, prayers, positive vibes or whatever works for you, to help me keep it together during a stressful patch right now. Thanks!

My usual wishes...

-Coupons for Blue Diamond  or Silk Milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Crystal Light

-Nature Made vitamins codes

-Coke products codes (this includes Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Fanta, Fresca, Pibb, Fresca, Vault, Powerade, Barq's, Diet Coke,
Coke Zero)

-BoxTops for Education

-Campbells labels for Education

Thanks for looking! :)

Date Posted: 9/30/2012 11:03 PM ET
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Here is my wish list:) 

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: 9/30/2012 11:09 PM ET
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Glad I found this forum! I used to participate in the old thread like three-four years ago!

My wishes....

Newer (within a couple months) regional magazines like Seattle Magazine. In particular, I'm very interested in the northwest US and Chicago and the eastern US. :)

Scrabble tiles

Anything helpful for someone learning Italian, flashcards, foreign language brochures

Magazines: Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, travel related, etc,

Older maps, in pretty-good condition


Thanks everybody!

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 9:47 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.  Thanks     


Boost Glucose Control

Allegra Coupon Thank you, i have plenty for now.

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.


Introduction to Algebra chart


Stop Watch

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

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

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

Cell phone ear piece (New)

Stretchy athletic headbands 

Stretch exercise bands

Blessings, Thank you 

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 10:19 AM ET
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Happy October! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)  

ETA: Looking for a Halloween themed bookmark. I thought I had one but don't:(

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 11:10 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
  • Pureology Pure Volume shampoo/conditioner travel sizes or sample sizes - can't find them in our local stores

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 12:06 PM ET
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 I am looking for Scrabble Tiles that no one is using to complete a project.  I need these letters…N-3, I-2, K-1, H-2, T-1



Date Posted: 10/1/2012 12:58 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
  • Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's and/or Adult)   (I'm good on these for the moment.)
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons

If anyone has an old set of Pokemon cards their child no longer wants, my son would love them.

Thanks for looking!   :)

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 2:22 PM ET
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October Wishes:

**Coke Codes

**Lean Cuisine Codes

** McDonald's Bag monopoly pieces

Thank you for considering!

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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 3:08 PM ET
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I'm still looking for a small Food Saver jar sealer.   I have the hose already.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 3:36 PM ET
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If anyone has any 48+ piece puzzles they are planning to toss, I'd love them.  My daughter can't get enough, and I've cleared out our local dollar store

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 5:23 PM ET
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  • Alcohol wipes, lancets, and Wavesense Presto Strips.  Items need to be new and not expired.

  • Children's DVD's:  I would love to get some Bible stories, Curious George, Baby Einstein, Berenstein Bears, Thomas the Tank Engine, Feature Films for Families, Sesame Street, Elmo's World, etc.

  • 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.  :-)

  • Gluten free recipes, cookbooks, & coupons

  • DVD's, books, &/or info on RV'ing

  • 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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Subject: Expired coupons
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 7:36 PM 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.


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Date Posted: 10/1/2012 7:57 PM ET
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-McDonald's Monopoly pieces (or just the codes if you dont want to mail them!)

-Coupons for Grain-free dog food

-Fun/funky/unusual ink pens

-Dog clothing size Medium (17" girth) for a boy :)

-Restaurant coupons: McD's, Chickfila, Subway, DD, Arby's

-Fun/pretty stationary, envelopes, cards or postcards for my penpals :)

Thanks for considering, and big thanks to all those who send me awesome RAOKs!! :D

Subject: my wishes for Oct
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 9:28 PM ET
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adult halloween costumes accessories hats or fabric 

witches hat ,a bandana, or eyepatch

pens and pencils 

children or family friendly dvds 

unused postage stamps

unused postcards ,greeting cards, and blank notecards

Reading Level 1 books, pre K - K workbooks or books for my daughter

crafting kit or materials that me and my daughter could do together

Band-aids (can't seem to ever have enough)

Journals or notebooks ( I write alot and am constantly filling them)

Coffee and Tea or anything coffee flavored (I'm addicted lol)

anything for my 5 year old daughter including but not limited to clothes (size 5),accessories,toys,etc.

games (in any form dvd,pc,ps3,vtechsmile,cards,board, etc.)

anything having to do with self defense,military,or fighting styles (for the hubby)

any samples and/or coupons including but not limited to perfume,beauty,cleaning,grocery etc. 

codes from any of the following: mycokerewards,disney,warner brother,pampers,huggies or facebook codes 

*** Give an act of kindness whether it's telling someone how grateful you are for them, helping someone in some way, or donating to a charity.Just something kind that you may not normally do***


Date Posted: 10/2/2012 11:07 AM ET
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as usual........

..cat coupons for food, litter, treats


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

pages from books or magazines in different languages....

i could still use BIRD pics from cards, calendars, magazines...

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 want it






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Subject: Needed or Wanted
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 3:23 PM ET
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Coke Rewards

Lean Cusine Rewards

Box Tops

Anything cross stitch related

Any scrapbook stickers (looking for some Christmas theme)

Printer paper, plain is needed most, or prints for fun letters


Date Posted: 10/2/2012 6:21 PM ET
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- Box tops/labels for education for my grandson's school


- Purina One and Friskies cat food coupons


- Refrigerator magnets if anyone has any they don't want.  Does not have to be new.

- This is a long shot but I will ask anyway.  I am a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and would love to have anything Steeler-related.  Does not have to be new.


Thank you!


Date Posted: 10/3/2012 8:01 AM ET
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Long shot: when my daughter comes to visit from VA, one of her mini schnauzer's freezes!

A sweater for a 15 lb girl dog would be a huge help.

Marvin the Martian or Pepe le Pew items!

Organic Valley products coupons

Fancy Feast canned cat food coupons  Thanks so much for the ones rec'd!


Many thanks for looking...Debbie

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Date Posted: 10/4/2012 9:38 AM ET
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Here is my wish - well, it's really my son's wish. My teenage son plays drums in a worship group that plays contemporary Christian music. He told me he would like some decals to decorate his drum set - presently all its says on it is "Zildjian." He is wishing for Christian symbols or stickers promoting today's Christian bands. I don't know where to even look for such a thing, so am throwing it out to you good people. If you have stickers or suggestions where I can get some, please let me know - thanks!

Date Posted: 10/4/2012 11:46 AM ET
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Good Morning!  I've never asked for anything before, so this is a little new for me.  What I would really like are some book marks.  I am in charge of the small library for seniors where I live. And I've noticed so many books come back with bent upper pages .. you know what I mean.  So I've decided if I can give away a bookmark with each book, then there's a better chance that the pages won't be bent, the books won't be laid down to open pages, etc.  I would appreciate any that come my way.

Have a great day!

Date Posted: 10/4/2012 12:07 PM ET
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Coke Codes


Date Posted: 10/4/2012 10:29 PM ET
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Here is my list, and if I am doing this wrong, please let me know! :)

My wish List:

Coke Codes

Women's Jeans 20W-long & shirts 1X/2X

Warm fuzzy socks-large as I have RSD and in a wheelchair

Clothing for 13 year old son-pants 28/29X28/29 and men's shirts size S/M

Pair of Cowboy boots for 8 year old son size 4 boys

Tart warmer (plug in) and tarts

Unused Greeting Cards

Book markers

Perfumes/Body Sprays

Make-up (unused) for light complection