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Date Posted: 8/31/2013 7:53 PM ET
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Welcome to the RAOK wishes thread - more fun to be had in the RAOK!

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 here.

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)
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.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PM 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 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 - they 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. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Date Posted: 9/1/2013 7:13 AM ET
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Hi everyone,

Here are a few things I could use:

Kellogs rewards

Any  plates, saucers, small candy dishes, tea cup.......any size shape or color

Tea light, votive or taper candle holders......any size shape or color                                                                                   

Page protectors for a 3 ring binder

ANYTHING Mickey Mouse!!!!!!!

Used hockey pucks...they do not have to be pretty


Thanks for checkin out my list and have a great day!!!!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2013 8:55 AM ET
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​My wishes are:

  • Any leftover fabric for quilting
  • Quilting books or magazines
  • For my Grandsons, cartridges for vetch InnoTab2 that your kids no longer use

Thanks in advance.


Subject: Wish granted: 10,000 Kelloggs points achieved - thanks all!
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 9:03 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/1/2013 10:25 AM ET
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I'm wishing for anything Fozzie Bear or Gonzo from the Muppets.


I'm also wishing for some dominoes. I'm not looking for a whole set, just a handful. I don't care what size or color.


If anyone has an old incomplete deck of playing cards, I need a few cards. Preferably in order. They don't have to be the same suit and a duplicate of one in the run would be great. If they were miniature cards that would be even better.


Now my last wish is a bit odd. I would like a couple of bouncy balls that look like pool/billiard balls or some miniature pool/billiard balls.


All except for the Muppets items are for an art project. I'm really not picky about the condition. If anyone has any of these items I would be very, very grateful.

Date Posted: 9/1/2013 11:32 AM ET
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Long shot- an O-ring snaffle bit 

Kellogg's Family Reward Codes

Staple remover

Anything related to U.S. Soccer, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Everton, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, FIFA World Cup or UEFA

Coupons for Coppertone Tattoo Guard sunscreen

Mitten clips

Coupon organizer

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

                     Victoria's Secret for free panties or $10 off a purchase 

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

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Date Posted: 9/1/2013 1:30 PM ET
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • Lean Cuisine 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, Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, Gorton's fish fillets, Snapple, Sargento cheese, Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - not available locally        
  • Murad Resurgence samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2013 1:35 PM ET
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Any old cds you don't want[using them for a craft project]

Any magazines,I clip pix for scrapbooking

Any type of Halloween items

Subject: September's ROAK
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 2:41 PM ET
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I would love to receive any of the following, thank you!

  •  Mary Englebrite... books, articles, bookmarks... anything ME.
  •  Any 5th grade workbooks or textbooks.  I home school my 5th grade grandson.
  •  Anything to teach him about the history of the USA.  Pictures, notebooks, postcards from different states.  etc.
  • Any articles or books about how to make natural bath or body items.
  • I love flying pigs, so anything flying pigg-ish.

        Thank you all for your kindness

Date Posted: 9/1/2013 3:49 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes for September are:

1. Coke codes-I am grateful for any I recieve..they will be put to good use.

2. Lean cuisine codes-I will use any sent to me..there are few items I would like but you have to have a lot of points

3. Coupons-Any for soda,cesar dog food and to buy movie DVD's are greatly appreciated. :)

4. Anything that relates to Coca Cola-will be happy with anything-it can be diet coke as well

5. Any movie or TV DVD you no longer want-no horror please--I will take them without a case as well.

6. Anything that is rock or mineral related--it interests me.

7. Anything that is 80's related-can be movies,music, clothes or whatever

One wish has been granted already...thank you! :)


Thank you for looking. I greatly appreciate what I recieve on this forum.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2013 8:44 PM ET
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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

Small thin pins, for the purposes of pinning down completed cross stitch for framing (would also be happy for just any advice on what kind of pins and where to find them)

- Anything Doctor Who or Marvel (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the like) or Digimon related, I'll be happy to take if off your hands, no matter what the item is

- 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)



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they are long shots but it never hurts to ask, right? All of these would be for an adult, nothing kid-sized, thanks!

- Poodle skirt (costume or otherwise), any color appreciated 

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit;perferably not skin tight, but slightly baggy

- 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

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 September, everyone! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels like 2013 is zipping by really fast)

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Date Posted: 9/2/2013 10:49 AM ET
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Hi Everyone!

My wish list is small but can do wonders for my children!!

  • Box Tops for Education
    • You can find these on Hanes apparel, Betty Crocker, General Mills Cereal, Ziploc, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, Green Giant, and many more.
  • Puzzles
    • Any Puzzles aged 4-8 would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read this wish list!!!!


Date Posted: 9/2/2013 12:20 PM ET
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Coke codes (always very much appreciated!)

Coupons for:

Yogurt (any brand)

Luigi's Italian Ice or frozen products

Minutemaid frozen products

Oatmeal or granola bars (or other snacks, suitable for sending in care packages to my Marine Corps. son)

Sugarless gum (any variety)

Nature's Recipe or Purina One cat food

Wet 'N Wild cosmetics


Long shot:  Megaman Nintendo NES game 

Subject: thanks for reading :o)
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 2:14 PM ET
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-any kind of scrapbooking embellishments like buttons, brads, stickers, stamps, pretty fabric scraps, etc.

-As well as any die-cutters (long shot I know) specifically for rounding corners, but I'll use anything.

-Funky pens

-Coupons for Boost, fresh veggies, Purina cat food, makeup

-Anything with skulls, zombies, spiders, black lace.

-Prayers, as Im still very sick and trying to move onto to the next step of treatment!

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Date Posted: 9/2/2013 3:53 PM ET
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I really need dot stickers in colors--pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange
Any size will do, even the rectangular ones.

I could also really use standard staples, clear plastic bags (any size), tape (all kinds), and paper and/or cardstock--even if it's been printed on one side.

Here's my longshot: I need pant hangers--lots of pant hangers.


Subject: wish granted :) thank you
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 12:10 AM ET
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id like a pm buddy or a penpal.. if its ok to ask for that here... wish granted raok members are so wonderful

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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 12:39 AM ET
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Sept wishes:

mineral stones/gem stones
card stock
Coke codes
teardrop rhinestones (small)
cpns for:
            Purina dry cat food (especially sensitive)
            Free items

            All liquid detergent
            Special K cereal only
            Lactaid milk
            Revlon hari color
            yoplait yogurt
any unwanted greeting cards
Vintage/early 1900s newspapers or magazines

Happy Sept!

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Subject: My wishes:
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 1:55 AM ET
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  • Box Tops for Education
  • Labels for Education (found on Cambell's, Pepperidge Farm, BIC, Prego, V8, Pace, Emerald, Dannon, Pop Secret, Glad, Post, and Swanson products)
  • Tyson Foods Project A+ Labels
  • Aunt Millie's School Spirit UPCs (From Aunt Millie, Sumbeam, Holsum, Soft 'N Good products marked with the School Spirit logo)
  • Kelloggs Family Rewards/Scholastic Great Starts Great Stories Codes (On specially marked Kelloggs, Keebler, and Cheez-It products)
  • Purina Weight Circles (Cat or Dog, Any Size, Any Type)

I'm also looking for coupons for these products:

  • Purina One Dry Cat Food
  • Cat's Pride Fresh & Light


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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 7:47 AM ET
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I am wishing for foreign coins for my collection and jewelry supplies ( beads, broken items, pendants, earrings etc.) . Interested in Mosaic supplies if you have any you no longer need.  🌻 Hope everyone has a great September !

Last Edited on: 9/8/13 9:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 1:36 PM ET
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Hi Everyone!

It is my Birthday this month...Thank you everyone for the cards and gifts...means a lot to me!


Stickers any kind really

Any kind of  Tea in Teabags as well as K-cups

Index cards that have one side blank...white or any color design

Postcards either blank or ones you write to me.... (I can write one back to you too!)

I am really wishing for some decorative tape to seal letters with.....

Any kind of stationary especially decorative sheets of paper to write letters on....

Oh and of course if anyone has anything that has to do with Sharks, I would love it!

Thanks so much for reading!

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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 1:41 PM ET
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coupons for:

for grandkids: baby diapers /pullups /  wipes / desitin / baby food

for me ::  yogurt / energy bars / cereals / nail polish / pudding

for cats :   dry food / canned food / litter / treats


paper items:

old playing cards / bus ticket stubs/  old maps /  board game cards /  foreign stamps / odd pictures from a magazine /

bird pictures


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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 1:53 PM ET
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  • I am trying to work with my oldest (soon to be 3) on how to read by phonics.  I'm looking for books that are VERY basic.  I have some, but most of the books (even Level 1) have way too many words for him.  I'm looking for books with like one main word on a page - easy to sound out.  If you know where I can get some of these, I would be extremely grateful.  Even if you can point me to some different names of companies that produce these books or the book names, I would be thrilled!!
  • I collect Coke Codes, Huggies Codes, & Pampers Codes.  If you can give me any, I would greatly appreciate it!
  • Anything related to Thomas the Tank Engine, Berenstain Bears, Dr. Suess, The Grinch, Llama Llama, Sesame Street characters, & Curious George.  My son loves all of them.
  • Kids DVD's or CD's - Berenstein Bears, Thomas, Curious George, & Elmo's World or anything else educational
  • Would love to get some of the my first leap pad books & cartridges (ages 3-4 preferably), books to the leapfrog tag junior.
  • Stories on CD to entertain my 3yo during long trips.  If you have any of these for younger age, we would love to get them.
  • Coupons for Johnson-Johnson body lotion or body wash, Gerber baby products, Vicks vapo pad refills & vicks liquid refill, Mylicon (baby gas medicine), baby supplies (diapers, pull-ups, wipes, pull-ups, etc.), pediacare (infants/children acetametaphine medicine), flushable wipes, disposable toilet seat covers, and doritos.  Coupons to McDonalds, Arby's, Chili's, Qdobas, Chick-fil-a, or Texas Roadhouse.
  • Travel size baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby bodywash, baby powder, toothpaste, shower gel, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • **If anyone has any Thomas the Tank trains that their child no longer plays with, my oldest son would love it/them.  He's a fanatic over Thomas!!**

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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 5:30 PM ET
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  • Stickers - ones that are suitable for kids
  • Anything Olympic-themed or Olympic-related
  • Sports trading cards
  • Issues of "Real Simple", "Our State", "Strings", "BBC Music", "The Strad", "Pianist", "International Piano", "Country Weekly", "National Geographic", "National Geographic Traveler", "CCM", "American Organist", "Sports Illustrated", "ESPN: The Magazine", "International Gymnast", "Swimming World Magazine", "International Figure Skating", "NASCAR Illustrated", "Snowboarder", "Softball Magazine", "USSSA Today", "Softball Today", "The Hockey News", "SwimNews", "Baseball America", "Transworld Snowboarding", "USA Gymnastics Magazine", "The Wolfpacker Magazine" or "Inside Gymnastics"
  • Anything related to North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, or Washington, DC
  • Presidential pins/Olympic pins
  • Anything relating to the violin, piano, mandolin, or banjo
  • Anything sports-related - especially swimming, figure skating, softball, gymnastics, soccer, or snowboarding
  • Coupons for organic food
  • Classical music CDs
  • Christian music CDs
  • Country/bluegrass music CDs
  • Anything related to NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Carolina Mudcats, or the Carolina Panthers
  • Pens, unsharpened pencils, mechanical pencils, notepads, or highlighters from travel destinations or businesses
  • Keychains from travel destinations or businesses
  • Youth-sized baseball caps or adjustable strap baseball caps - specifically ones with sports logos, travel-related logos (such as a destination), and Christian-themed slogans/logos
  • Crafting items - especially things relating to latch-hook rugs, cross-stitch, and friendship bracelets
  • Any music-related flash cards
Date Posted: 9/3/2013 6:28 PM ET
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Thanks for the cards!

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Date Posted: 9/3/2013 10:21 PM ET
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My wish for September is pretty easy if you believe and practice.

I would like prayers for a speedy healing of my broken ankle so I can get back to my students.


Thanks,  Vicky

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