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Topic: ******OCTOBER'S WISHES: I WISH, I WISH*******

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Subject: ******OCTOBER'S WISHES: I WISH, I WISH*******
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 9:19 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.


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Date Posted: 9/30/2014 10:28 PM ET
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Wow, October already!  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!)

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

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

Maybelline Cosmetics

Rimmel Cosmetics

Covergirl Cosmetics


Long Shots:  

                    1)  Nintendo DS games (for the small, handheld Nintendo gaming device; I send these to my DS in the Marines).

                    2)  Just got a new kitten!! (see my avatar).  He and my other cats love cat toys of all kinds, especially those feather wands, etc.!
                    3)  Small size kitty harnesses; I have a larger one, but need some smaller sizes, to accommodate my new kitten -- want to get him used to wearing a harness, as I'm hoping to have him certified as a 'pet therapy' cat, to take him to nursing homes, etc., to spread some cheer.  Seems to me that he has the perfect kind of personality for this, is so affectionate and sweet!

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Subject: Happy October!
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 11:19 PM ET
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Here are my wishes: *a computer mouse really need. *a 5-star binder *a sketchbook to draw in Long shot: The Nightmare Before Christmas *Divergent [DVD] **Scarlett** DVD *Frozen* DVD

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Date Posted: 9/30/2014 11:32 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2007
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I would love to receive some hairstyle magazines (my hair is short-medium length). Thanks! :)

Date Posted: 9/30/2014 11:52 PM ET
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Boxtops for Education and Campbell's labels for Education

I am in need of a stylus that will work on my iPhone. My fingers just don't like the little keys on the keyboard and my girls are making fun of my typos (which I apparently don't see before hitting 'send' ).

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 12:07 AM ET
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My wish is for some new players to the games forum.

If you've ever wondered how to play the games in the game forum, now is the chance to learn.

A new game opened that is for newbies!!!


Welcome New Friends - An all-genre beginners swap & contests *OPEN*

The RAOK I am hoping for is that if you decide to join, please post that I referred you.  There is a contest for newbies and another contest for recruiters.

Hope to see you there as we are always looking for fresh faces!

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 12:28 AM ET
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* Yarn (any kind; doesn't have to be full skeins.)

* a Bottle of champagne ( hey, a girl can wish. *sighs*)

* Avon Lipstick - "Cherry Jubilee" & "Vamp"


Long Shots:

* Divergent (DVD)

* The Fault in Our Stars (DVD)

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2009
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Sunny D labels!  If your household drinks Sunny D on a regular basis - just save them up - don't want you spending the stamp to just send 1 ;)

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 7:38 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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My usual wishes:  Purina weight circles (dog and cat), Cat Chow UPCs, Iams dog UPCs, boxtops and labels for education

I would also like:  Cloth/reusable shopping bags for presenting stuff to the food panty. (I like to create special bags to be given in addition to the usual basics)  OR, if anyone has any cute ideas for presenting "stuff" - I try to always include laundry detergent, bar soap, toilet paper and then whatever other personal care items I get a good deal on.

Coupons wants are on page 3 of the coupon thread.  Thanks!!

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 9:34 AM ET
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heartI now have 5 kittens that my mama cat has blessed me with. She will be spayed here in a few days. The kittens are now 6 weeks old and in need of lots of toys, they are so playful. They have all been sick with an upper respiratory sickness and been on antibiotics for a while now, due to the pay out on all that I was hoping someone might have some extra kitty toys, anything at all. Any cat coupons would be great too! Thanks!

cheekyMy daughter is still hoping for a few more Halloween or Christmas  items, anything at all, she is always so excited about the upcoming holidays. Any decor, stickers ect..

devilAnything kitty related too. Cards, bookmarks, stickers, shirts, pins, earrings, anything and everything cat!


winkLong Shot: Harry Potter and the Scorcerers Stone DVD, this is movie one. GOT IT THX Sharon!!

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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 10:40 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:  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: 10/1/2014 2:01 PM 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


------------- >>> new this month:  for my mom who is 88 years old :

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



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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 4:05 PM ET
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My wishes for October are:

1. Lean cuisine codes

2. Coupons-any from the Internet that sounds good to you or any that come from odd places like gas stations for instance. Trying to save $$ anyway that I can.

3. Any movie or TV DVD you no longer want--I will take them without a case as well. No horror please. I greatly appreciate anything new that I can watch due to limited tv reception. :)

4. Any kind of foot cream or foot scrub samples you don't want or a small bottle. Trying to find something that will work on my feet.

5. Reed diffuser oil refills or any accessories

6. Any kind of fall decoration you don't want or can't use--I love fall! :)

7. Any kind of paper stencil that is a word or object--trying to branch out in making unique magnets for people on here.

Thanks for reading. Will do my best to fulfill wishes on here as well. :)

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2008
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I got a neat idea & am wishing for bunches of...


yeah, just the regular used wine bottle corks, or if you have something more unusual...pm me!  I don't think I have any kind of preferences, just know that I need lots and it will take a while til they add up; thanks!

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 8:24 PM ET
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Wishes for October:

Box Tops for Education

Bubble mailers


Date Posted: 10/1/2014 8:53 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I am looking for pendant watches.   Would like to work on some Christmas gifts.

thank you!

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 10:37 PM ET
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October Wishes: 

♦Dollhouse Miniatures for shadow box: Mini Books,Food, Decor, Pets, Phone, Cute tiny stuff- THANK YOU!

Swedish/Norwegian Christmas-Cards,Stickers,Ornmaments,Little Gnomes,Lucia, God Jul items, Dala Horse

♦Crafts: Cute Kids Buttons, Pretty Laces/Trims/Ribbons, White or Red Felt Squares, tiny white pearl buttons

♦American Girl Kirsten stuff: Notecards, stationery, stickers, buttons, craft stuff- paper dolls, etc. Mini doll.

Charlie Brown &friends small plastic figurines-Charlie, Lucy,Linus,Woodstock, P Patti- want to use as cake toppers. Any Charlie Brown Christmas related stuff.  (Love Linus as a Shepherd )

♦Small nativity figures: Jesus in manger, Sheep, Shepherds- painted detail plastic type or vintage


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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 11:32 PM ET
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I would appreciate

Charms- approx size of a nickel

Regular Pepsi Coupons

Coupon for Pearls Probiotic

Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner samples

John Frieda- luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner samples

Coupons or Promo Codes for Lowes, Home Depot


Last Edited on: 10/1/14 11:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 4:06 AM ET
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I am searching for an Amsterdam city flag.




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Date Posted: 10/2/2014 8:54 AM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes


Date Posted: 10/2/2014 12:28 PM ET
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*Little notepads. I've suffered a TBI and I have to make a list daily of the things I need to do otherwise, I forget. So, tiny notepads are a necessity. No preference, can be spiral, loose leaf, from charitable organizations...Sticky notes are great 'cause I can stick 'em to my forehead ;) 

*Anything horse-stickers, note cards, charms etc. 




Date Posted: 10/2/2014 1:55 PM ET
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Round blank stickers, about 3/4 inch diameter.


Date Posted: 10/2/2014 3:45 PM ET
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Any loose rhinestones (especially 5-8mm red oval)
Brooches (different or strange)
Small loaf or cupcake pans (of that rubber stuff......son wants to make suet for the birds)
old compacts

Strange ones this month, huh?

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 9:47 AM ET
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Hey all, I'm rejoining the world of PBS and RAOK!

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 

- Tea cups/pots/saucers that are kid-sized and plastic, doing a Alice in Wonderland 'Unbirthday' party for a friend



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 October, everyone! 

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 7:21 PM ET
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my wishes for October:

- 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

- coupons for NAKED brand drinks

- coupons for Minute Maid Orange Juice or Lemonade

- 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)