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Subject: *****SEPT-- I WISH, I WISH.......wishes we can grant*****
Date Posted: 8/31/2015 9:07 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 (though common sense is appreciated!); you never know what will turn up.

We must all abide by these PBS rules :
You may not wish for money, or monetary donations for any charities.  You may ask for things you collect for charities, such as stamps, pop can tabs, etc., but not for money. This includes 'gofundme' and other fund-raising events.
No buying or selling or advertising. No spam posts.
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. Sorry, but you may not ask for free books of any kind. (Unpostable books are given away in the damaged book thread of the Bazaar and sometimes in the RAOK thread.  There is also a Damaged/Unpostable Virtual Box in the Games forum.)

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. You could pay it forward by granting 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 come to this ***I Wish*** thread, you see wishes. In the ***RAOK*** thread, it's all about 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 check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!
PLEASE say THANK YOU to the person who grants your wish.  You may use our monthly ***Thank You*** thread, or you may acknowledge what you have received via a personal PM to the member(s) who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Check the RAOK thread before you post wishes -- the thing you want 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, then 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 that 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: 8/31/2015 11:26 PM ET
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Thank you guys for explaining the post to me. I've been pretty emotional lately I'm sorry. If its ok I'll stay. My wish list includes: 1) stationary cards

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Lori M. (ripley) - ,
Date Posted: 8/31/2015 11:29 PM ET
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Some context on what these responses are in reference to would be nice.

Date Posted: 8/31/2015 11:35 PM ET
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Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 9/1/2015 12:13 AM ET
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My birthday is September 18th......I would love some birthday love......cards, letters, etc.....since my husband passed and I am now alone most of the time it would really lift my spirits......



Date Posted: 9/1/2015 12:33 AM ET
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Lorinda! It is cool to see a post from you and that bird is so cute :)

I still don't know how to post pictures on here so will just wish everyone a Blessed and Sunny September :)

For those of you who go to Michael's, (please don't make a special trip, just if you are there anyway :), I would appreciate so much if you would take a gander in the sticker section for me. A month or more ago I saw (I think they were K & C brand but could have also been Jolee or Soft Spoken...I don't think they were my usual Sticko brand) a package of church choir stickers. They were bright colors and I think had some instruments, too. I know for sure one said "Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord." I pray to be doing that in an extra way when I join my church's choir. I'd love to get these in general but also as a gift for the choir director. I think he'd (or his daughters would anyway) like them. They were on clearance then so may be discontinued now. Definitely an example of getting something you truly have use for/need when you see it especially when its a clearance item. I'd appreciate so much any of you who go to Michael's looking for a package of those for me. Or if you know what I'm talking about please tell me who makes them so I can easier search.

An extra stamp or two are always most appreciated and will be used to spread cheer. Prayers that I am moving forward with choir as God is directing me and also becoming more involved with church would be awesome and I thank you.

Hugs to all. God Bless You.



Lori M. (ripley) - ,
Date Posted: 9/1/2015 1:02 AM ET
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Sophia - I think that the I Wish OP is the same every month as the guidelines don't change from month to month. I also think the common sense line is meant to be tongue in cheek more than anything, as in "no wish is too big" except maybe a car, or a house, etc. You get the picture. None of it is intended personally toward any particular member.

Date Posted: 9/1/2015 6:59 AM ET
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Happy September Ladies & Gents! I'm really wishing for Fall, but since that can't be mailed to me I do have a few other wishes for the month. 

* Coke codes (like a zillion other people) ~~~ Thank you to N.C. (bostonbooks) & Kathi M (auntietilly2)

* Old socks ~ odd socks, holey socks... condition doesn't matter. ~~~ Received a bunch from Claire N (bookknoll) & Renee D (libbylee1) Some fancy ones too! Thank you ladies

* Any misc. medical supplies... gauze, gloves, forceps, braces, etc. I'm trying to build a nice  emergency first aid kit. ~~~ Received a nice package of first aid supplies from Renee D (libbylee1)

* Vest style pet harness to fit a 20 lb. chunky cat. ~~~ Received a perfect fit from Kim B (seacat66) Thank you again!

* AT&T Flip Phone w/charger ~ mine is on its last leg & I do NOT want to change to a smartphone.

* Old style hand held shower sprayer that attaches to your faucet.

* I'm new to essential oils & would like to try out some different ones so if you have any partial bottles or scents you don't like that you're willing to part with it would be greatly appreciated. Nothing lavender please, I'm allergic.

* I finally got myself a Seal-a-Meal machine & would appreciate any bags or accessories you may no longer be using.

* Men's Ties ~ There's a local lady that makes lap quilts for charity out of old ties & I've been collecting them for her.

* Any old brooches, earrings, rings, etc. costume jewelry that is the size of a quarter or larger. The bigger & more gaudy, the better.

* Coupons for the following... ALL detergent, Oxy Clean, Windex, Kleenex/Puffs/etc., Angel Soft or Northern TP, Stouffers, Life Cereal, Cheerios, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Triscuits, Pringles, Jif, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Miracle Whip, canned tomato products, Pasta & Pasta Sauces.


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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 10:00 AM ET
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Any coloring books that a 79 year old woman would enjoy. She likes girly books, anything old fashioned, butterflies, birds, flowers, and especially books she can color with colored pencils. Any color by number coloring books.


Anything from the movies cars, Cars 2, Planes, or Planes: Fire and Rescue.

Date Posted: 9/1/2015 10:09 AM ET
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My 15 year old niece has just gotten into crocheting and would love to have any supplies you no longer need.  The few things that she has made already have been incredible.  She definitely has talent and I'd love to see her do more.  I'm not even sure what all she needs....needles, yarn, patterns?  Thank you!






Any Target coupons that come in the mailers/ads

Especially appreciate printables from coupons.com, redplum and saving star for dog and cat foods.

ALL or Arm & Hammer , Xtra Laundry Detergent
Blue Buffalo:  Cat & Dog - wet and dry
Bed, Bath & Beyond (for my mom)
Blue Diamond Almond Milk
Box Tops and Labels for Education
Campbell's soups
Canned vegetables
Cat Food: Blue Buffalo,  Iams, any Purina wet or dry, Sheba wet
Dog Food:  Blue Buffalo,  Iams, Purina
Finish Dishwasher detergent
Frozen Pizza
Frozen veggies
Gortons frozen
Iams Dog or cat food
K-cups (not Seattle's Best)
POM (any)
Progressive Soups (any)
Purina Food (dog & cat)
SeaPak frozen
SO Delicious
Stouffers frozen
UPCs from Iams, Innova, Eukanuba (dog)
weight circles from Purina  (dog or cat)

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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 11:14 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 clinics.
  • coupons for:  Blue Diamond almond milk, Atkins shakes, Minute Rice, Sargento cheese products
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores
  • Alterna caviar moisture shampoo and conditioner samples or travel sizes
  • Redken Color Extend Magnetics shampoo and conditioner samples or travel sizes

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 9/1/2015 12:36 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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I can always use pieces of contact paper, the kind that sticks well (isn't "lite").
I can use manufacturer, Target, or printed off the internet coupons for the following:

organic milk half gallons: Horizon, Organic Valley, Simply

Plum pouches

Kraft mac & cheese boxes

Kashi and Cascadian Farms cereal

whole bean, non-decaf, unflavored coffee: Peets or Starbucks

yogurt (not light or 100): Chobani, Brown Cow, Fage, Noosa

unflavored, unsweetened sparkling water: Arrowhead, Pellegrino, Perrier

peanut butter: Laura Scudders or Adams 

refrigerated juices: Simply, Newmans Own lemonade, Floridas Natural, Odwalla

Hebrew National hotdogs, Johsnonville breakfast sausage, sliced hard salami, Market Pantry brand lunchmeat

Heinz ketchup

sour cream: Knudsen or Daisy

butter in sticks: Challenge, Land O Lakes, Tillamook




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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 1:02 PM ET
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boxtops and labels for Education-- I give them to a local school.

Coupons for 'adult' cereal, baby coupons for my grand babies for diapers, wipes, and grooming supplies (Johnson & Johnson or Burt's Bees as examples), mother's milk tea coupons (found at Babies R Us)

More prayers needed: 

 Please keep Ana in your thoughts and prayers.   Baby came 5 days late.  She ended up having another c-section and the meds aren't handling her pain.  Chase was 8 lbs, 7oz and 21.5 inches long, born 12:41 am on 21 August. He has a beautiful head of long straight black hair just like his brother Cole had last year. (Cole is 16 months old now and has been my resposibility since I got here.)  Ana is getting almost daily phone calls from her sub as the lady seems not to know how to use technology so that is stressful too.

 My Mom (Grace) needs prayers again.  There was another spot of melanoma on her arm (had one taken off in April, but oncology didn't follow up like they were supposed to) so she had to have another chunk removed and a large graft from her thigh put on this one. Results of scan show no spread of the cancer. She is recuperating at home and seems to be in good spirits.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 2:05 PM ET
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Magnetic Bookmarker 

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, Bath and Body Works (B&B in-store use)


Adult Coloring Book (Mandala, Paisley, Kaleidoscope.... stress reduction, art therapy)

would like to try a Gelly roll gel pen  

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar

Betty Boop Stickers

Betty Boop Mousepad


Date Posted: 9/1/2015 3:10 PM ET
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I wish for -

Old costume jewelry - broken or not - for my crafting/stringing/steampunk designs. Thanks for your interest and time. cool

Date Posted: 9/1/2015 4:11 PM ET
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2016 – 2017 Calendar

Redbox codes

Minion tic tac box or anything minion

Health magazines – any kind for me and my son

Plain invitation 6 needed

Perfume, Cologne 

Men size 3x White dress shirt or any color for my 17yr old son

Men Dress pants size 44 by 32 any color for my 17yr old son  

Rubber Bands 

K-cups and coupons 

Anything about: Plexus, Shakeology shakes


Coupons: Any coupons, samples




Oxy clean power

Boost glucose control

Healthy shakes

Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs

Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs

Cat food and litter coupons



Smufts toys

Minions toys

Canon fine ink cartridges – 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black, 31 Color


Thank you, Blessings

Last Edited on: 9/27/15 12:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 10
Date Posted: 9/1/2015 5:58 PM ET
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Happy September!

My wishes this month are:

heart Coke Cokes (always useful!)

heart Any toys for a one year old girl (she especially loves "Sophia The First" and "Doc McStuffins")

heart If anyone has those free subscriptions to beauty/fashion or entertainment magazines, I would love one. Curling up with a new magazine is part of my "me time". lol.

heart This one might be a long shot but the issue of "Entertainment Weekly" from August with Lady Gaga on the cover. I am a huge fan of "American Horror Story" and wanted that issue because it contains so many pics for the new season but it was sold out everywhere I looked. I would be very grateful!


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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 7:47 PM ET
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*Coke Codes

*Starbucks Star Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Innovasian Codes


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Date Posted: 9/1/2015 8:46 PM ET
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My wishes for this month are:

1. Any DVD you no longer want-no horror please--I will gladly take them without a case as well. :)

2. Coupons-especially any from the Internet since my printer doesn't want to work for me and from different places like gas stations.

3. Anything coca cola or coke points.

4. Any kind of cherry decor---my kitchen looks blah and I want to decorate it if I can.

5. Samples or mini bottles of Green Tea or White Tea Body Wash.

6. Any kind of fall or harvest decor you no longer want--love fall!

7. Wish for my Mom--My mom's anniversary is Sept.18...since my dad died which is a year ago now..she doesn't get much mail. Would love mail to come to her..can be a card/postcard, diabetic recipe. I would greatly appreciate it...Please PM me for her address. :)

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

Date Posted: 9/2/2015 7:07 PM ET
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Hi everyone, I need a vinyl cover for my checkbook. It is a top stub style checkbook. Any color.  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 9/3/2015 8:46 AM ET
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I am wishing for UPC codes from the Stauffer's animal crackers and Whales crackers. I am saving them up for some offers they have going on right now. Thanks everyone!

Date Posted: 9/3/2015 6:18 PM ET
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I have never done this before but here goes:

I would like to get into coloring for stress relief.  So I am wishing for some coloring books.  Like adult ones, not children ones.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/4/2015 10:01 PM ET
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Coupons for Atkins Bars/Meals, Nature Valley bars, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Suave body wash. Suave shampoo/conditioner.

Buttons to help embellish beanie hats, the kind of buttons you would sew on.

Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 9/5/2015 12:51 AM ET
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Sept wishes:drink mix singles[any kind] fuzzy socks,Halloween stickers,pins/buttons like the ones worn on jean jackets in the 80s.Cute sayings,band logos or whatever you might find,thanks :)

Date Posted: 9/6/2015 4:55 PM ET
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September wishes in blue 'cause it's my birthday, too!

Any loose gemstones(not the sew on or glue on types)
Vintage magazines, papers, birth certificates, music.....etc
Bigelow (Constant Comment) black tea, decaf (red & blk pkg)
Safety pins or all sizes
Small plastic bags and labels