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Date Posted: 8/31/2012 10:55 AM 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, etcIt'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. 

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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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, MIO liquid water enhancer, 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!

Date Posted: 8/31/2012 1:34 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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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

Long shot-women's large tank tops and light-weight v-neck shirts (like for working out) in a size L/XL. Any color is fine and 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: 8/31/2012 2:03 PM ET
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  •  My son's birthday is coming up and he is just fascinated with finger puppets.  I checked Wal-Mart and they don't carry them.  If you have any or know of any stores that carries them, please let me know.

  • Boy's Long-Sleeved Clothing:  Newborn, 2T, & 3T

  • Alcohol wipes and  lancets, Wavesense Presto Strips and solution.  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, Curious George, & Thomas the Tank Engine.  My son loves all of them.

  • Anything to do with sign language - especially for babies/toddlers including flashcards, books, dvd's, etc.

  • Coupons:  Desitin Cream, Pediacare, Vicks vaporizer refill pads, Night-time baby diapers, International Delight Iced Coffee, Goldfish crackers

  • 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. 


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Date Posted: 8/31/2012 4:14 PM ET
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I'm wishing for: ***Girls size 3T short sleeve shirts (used is ok) ***Girl toddler size 7 shoes(used is ok) ***any old cross stitch magazines ***14 or 16 ct cross stitch fabric (any size/color) Thank you to anyone who can help!

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Date Posted: 8/31/2012 11:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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This may a bit of a BIG wish, but ya never know so here goes...

I am in need of at least 2 of the plastic Pink Flamingo lawn figures for a project I'm working on. Anything else flamingo would be welcomed & used too.

Thank you! 

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Date Posted: 9/1/2012 2:52 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 9/18/12 1:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 5:50 AM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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My wish list  ^-^


*Scrapbooking/card making items

*game cartages for Gameboy, Gameboy advance, Gameboy sp(I use for entertainment during treatments)


*stuff for magic the gathering (10-20 sided dice, card sleeves,

       extra cards you don’t use, etc. :) hehe)

*Disney codes

*anything tinkerbell/fairies <3

*rainbowbright/powerpuff girls/tinkerbell/Disney princess fabric (any amount)

*holographic fabric (any amount) (if it were a color it would be my favorite color hehe)

*anything you think would be entertaining while I spend all day at the local hospital's Cancer Center once a month for treatments (only way I get to have an immune system)

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Date Posted: 9/1/2012 10:10 AM ET
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Here is my wish list:) 

Coupons. I like restaurant coupons like McDonald's, Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, etc. And grocery coupons for cereal, diet items, special K products, coffee, 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. 

Thanks in advance!

Subject: Sept wishes
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Coke Codes

Lean Cusine codes

cross stitch items, really in need of fabric, any color any size. Also looking for rainbow cross stitch patterns, anything that has to do with rainbows. 

Anything Monster High, coloring book, stickers, anything....daughter's 8th birthday is coming up on the 16th, so loves anything monster high..so if you have anything laying around she would love to put it to use. 

Coupons for kids school snacks...crackers, granola bars, gogurts, anything you can think of..now that kids are back in school, they get free lunch, but take an extra snack with the, so I have to keep them on hand..any coupons help me save. 

Color by number kits, I have been babysitting for a friends at her home, and usually have to wait at her home, till her kids get back, so need entertainment...any color by number kits, or even if you have unpostable books I might be interested in. Just something to keep me entertained for a few hours. TV can get boring after a while. 


Thank you and any helps is apperciated! Have a great start to the school year and to fall! 



Subject: English Workbooks - Elementary
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 3:09 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2006
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My son is teaching through the Peace Corp in Nicaragua - and besides running water he would really like to get some English workbooks to use with his students.  They are high school age and learning English.  The workbooks would be a much needed resource.  If you have any I would appreciate a deal - he and his students would be very grateful.  I am heading there in January and will take as many as I can fit in a suitcase. Thanks for your consideration.




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Date Posted: 9/1/2012 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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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...my grandkids new favorite movie....thanks..

even pics from a magazine...i will laminate them ...



added : sept 6th :   i would love to have coupons for FERGIE nail polish...thanks..

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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 10:56 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Happy September! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:) 

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:26 AM ET
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Well my life's been flipped around so my focus right now is preparing for my lil bundle of joy due in December on a tight budget lol

  • Lion King themed or jungle themed nursery decor or wall hangings

  • Items with the name Gabby or Gabrielle or Gabriella (we're still in negotiation as to which we're using)

  • Winter baby girls clothing

  • Baby Girl scrappbooking items

  • Plus size maternity clothes- size 2X or 3X

  • Coke Codes

  • giftcards/ coupons for McDonalds, Dominos, Popeyes, Taco bell, Burger King, Wendys, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Applebees, Pizza Unos,  Payless, Dave & Busters, Ruby Tuesdays, TGI Fridays, Motherhood, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby

  • coupons for Friskies, Secret,  Herbal Essence, Emergen-C, Poland Spring, Coca-cola, Gatorade, Ginger Ale, Kraft products, Salad dressing, Salad Bags, Advil, Tofu, Soy Milk, Lactaid, Pasta, Sauce, Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, frozen seafood, frozen vegetables, ethnic haircare products, Perdue  chicken, Crest, Select harvest soups, Swiffter products, K-cups, Always, Pampers, Similac, Avent, Aveeno, Johnson  & Johnson, Huggies Wipes

  • Pampers codes

  • Vidalia Chopper cleaning tool (its that tiny white comb that comes with the chopper)

  • Decaf K-cups

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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2008
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I am looking for beads or any other jewelry making supplies! :0) Thanks so much! :0)

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 5:47 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2010
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This month I'm wishing for:

Any issues of Bookmarks Magazine

Audubon jigsaw puzzles of birds, especially Meadowlark, Barn Swallow and Herons

Any other jigsaw puzzles of birds or animals 500 pieces or over


Date Posted: 9/2/2012 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Coke Codes

DVD  "Babe"


Date Posted: 9/2/2012 8:13 PM ET
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Coupons for:
Fancy Feast DRY cat food
Temptation Treats
Peacock blue ink cartridges
Nice boxes to put jewelry into(the paper boxes for necklaces, rings bracelets, etc)
International Coffee........either Cinnamon Dulce/Dulce de leche

and a thanks to all my PBS friends!






Subject: Have any Mister Rogers Neighborhood DVD's or VHS??
Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:34 PM ET
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heartBible Verse /Scripture: Stickers, Prints, Small Framed Prints, Rubber Stamps, Memory Verse Cards, Greeting cards

heartAdoptive Families or other Adoption magazines ( Interested in Articles on Adopted Persons/Adoptees)

heartAnything Pippi Longstocking

heartNativity Figurines- small to medium: Baby Jesus, Manger, Shepherds, Mary/Joseph, Sheep,Wisemen

heart Christian Christmas Ornaments/Napkins with Christian symbols, Nativity or /Words/Doves

heartSwedish Christmas Items-Ornaments, Decor, Swedish Folk Art- Dala horses, Gnomes, Lucia, Swedish Christmas Cards/gift tags, Notecards, Postcards, Carl Larssson or Lisi stationery/cards items

heartMister Rodgers Neighborhood DVD or VHS ( Fred Rogers Childrens programs )



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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 3:03 AM ET
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Hi, I'm new to this, so feel free to tell me if I'm out of line! 

I'm a volunteer float decorator for the Rose Parade and could really use SMALL SEALABLE CONTAINERS...does babyfood still come in jars? Those would be a perfect size.

We use a lot of dried flowers and seeds for decorating and each year we do the sign for each side with the name of our city and the city seal...for this we use EXTREMELY fine ground flowers and seeds and trying to keep all the various densities and colors separate while working with glue in a warehouse type setting is a chore :)

Anyway, if anyone can help I'd really appreciate it!  No one in my circle has tiny ones just now.


Thanks in advance!



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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 6:06 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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    Single Drink Water Flavorings
    Laundry Detergent
    Fabric Softener
Crochet Thread:
    I make doll clothes and would like any thread that you are not going to use or no longer want.  The doll clothes goes to the women’s     shelter for the girls that come with the mothers.  I make the clothes and then buy an inexpensive doll to put with the clothes for the     girls.  

    Any scented candles that you have no use for.  Even partially burnt ones will be welcome.

Drink mix singles (Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Store Brand etc):
    In an effort to continue to loose weight I am now drinking water instead of pop which is great but plain water does not appeal so I am     looking for any of those single water flavorings that you might have bought and find you don’t like.  

    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

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Subject: Any Hello Kitty or hedgehog (not Sonic) items out there?
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 9:38 AM ET
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especially stickers, key chains, smaller items.  Thank you so much!



Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:11 PM ET
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I could always use for the daycare center I work for:

Construction paper....any colors are fine

Stickers.....any kind would be helpful--we use these on reward charts, potty training charts, etc...

Stencils...any kind is helpful

Laminating sheets....the kind that's self sticking and you don't need a machine for it

Coloring books....it's okay if several pages are already colored.  We remove the pages for the kids to color individually.

**Possible long shot:  project idea books for me to do with the kids.  Used and/or old is fine as long as I can read the ideas and/or trace the pictures from them.  I'm hoping to get something, though, that's aimed toward 1-3 year olds, although any kind would be helpful.


Thanks everyone!  :)

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2010
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55 days of sitting in an IV clinic is getting old and I'm really feeling the blues SO i'm trying to surround myself with happy things...
here's a few things that would help:

-Funky Pens

-Silly straws

-Charlie Chaplin movies (DVD or VHS)

-K-cups (coffee = happiness)

-Anything Disney/Pixar... I'd be thrilled with happy meal toys lol

-makeup/beauty product samples- i'd especially like to try lip liners

-anything cheerful!

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 10:20 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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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 and/or Adult)
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons


Thanks for looking!   :)