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Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:15 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.

Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:59 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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Hard to believe it is September already!! Hope everyone had a good August:)
I am wishing for the following. 

1.Beauty samples. This includes anything from shampoo, conditioner, soaps, makeup, perfumes, etc. I travel a lot and these really come in handy. Many of you have sent me things and I use them all the time. 

2.Scrap-booking items. My mother has picked up scrap-booking a few months ago and she can use stickers, paper, cutouts, etc. 

3.Jewelry. My little sisters love jewelry so whatever you have to send will be great.


Date Posted: 8/31/2014 10:04 PM 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:  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
Subject: I can use the following:
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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Diaper covers (we use them to cover her underwear under skirts) that are size 4 or a large 3.

Round blank stickers (white or a light color) that are about 1 inch across

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 5:37 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2006
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HUGGIES codes (from inside packages of diapers and diaper wipes) It's a 15-letter code; you can just pm it to me--not necessary to mail.

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Coke Codes

Lean Cuisine Codes

Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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My wishes are:


Any leftover fabric for quilting

Quilting magazines.

For my Grandsons, cartridges for vtech InnoTab2 that your kids no longer use.
     Long shot, I know, Xbox 360 games rated E


Any flower seeds.


Thanks in advance.



Date Posted: 9/1/2014 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2006
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Wishes for September:

Box Tops for Education

Bubble mailers

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 2:25 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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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.....



------------- >>> 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: 9/1/2014 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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Photo: Hello September (Or back-to-school and the return of good tv month) For more Betty Boop graphics & greetings:  http://bettybooppicturesarchive.blogspot.com/  ~And on Facebook~ https://www.facebook.com/bettybooppictures  Betty Boop in giant red heart, blowing a kiss

I would appreciate

Charms- approx size of a nickel

Regular Pepsi Coupons

Coupon for Pearls Probiotic

Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner samples

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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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' ).

Last Edited on: 9/30/14 11:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 5:51 PM ET
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Happy September!

I would would be very grateful for:

- Any size canvas tote bag (the kind you can wash in the washer)

- Any comedy or romantic comedy dvd's (either modern or classic - I'm not picky, just like the 'feel good' happy/funny movies :-)


Date Posted: 9/1/2014 7:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2014
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Happy September! 1.Anything crocheted for mom 2. A mouse pad for PC 3. A measuring cup 4.Binders for my niece for school My long shot requests: 6. A bra size 40B 7. A bra size 36d

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 7:31 PM ET
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My wishes for the month are:

1. Lean cuisine codes-trying to save up for a item before they close the program in Dec.

2. Coke codes or anything Coca Cola...:)

3. Coupons-especially any from the Internet that sound good or from odd places like gas stations for instance

5. Any movie or tv series on DVD you no longer want--no horror please--will take them without a case as well(I appreciate any I get because I have limited tv reception where I live)

6. Any foot cream or foot scrub samples or anything you don't like--trying to find something that will work on my feet.

7.Any fall or harvest item you no longer want--I love fall!

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

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Date Posted: 9/1/2014 9:08 PM ET
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I've recently become enamoured of song bird decorations (tin or ceramic) and jewellery.  No owls please.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/2/2014 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2009
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Suspending the usual wishlist to ask for positive thoughts and encouragement.  My life is suddenly all up-in-the-air, and I'll probably be moving back to the midwest to be near family soon, so any energy you can send my way for a smooth transition would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/2/2014 5:03 PM ET
Member Since: 1/27/2010
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Happy September! <3

My wishes are:

- Coke codes

- Tea or coffee packets (nothing with lemon, please)

- This one is a long shot but I thought I'd include it. I'd love a basic black turtle neck sweater (think beatnik, lol) in size small or medium. 

Date Posted: 9/2/2014 6:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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Happy September greetings to all!  My wishes this month:


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)  Any kitchen decor items in red:  towels, potholders, dishrags, spoon rest, serving spoons or utensils, etc. 

                    2)  Nintendo DS games (for the small, handheld Nintendo gaming device)

                    3)  Any items, books, bookmarks, etc. related to the Ragdoll cat breed.  My Ragdoll cat is pictured in my avatar and I'm completely enamored with this breed!  Also any cat toys with feathers; both my cats love those feather wands, etc.  
Subject: Expired coupons for military program
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 8:49 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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If you want to send your EXPIRED coupons for grocery store items along so military personnel stationed overseas can use them, please PM me and I will send you name and address of where to send them to the lady in the USA who volunteers for the program.



If you want to see where the coupons end up:

She posts tracking information on her facebook page: facebook.com/Coupons4Military

Date Posted: 9/3/2014 8:54 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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I have a military family in Guam that is looking for expired Pampers diapers and wipes.  If you have an expired stash that you can send, PM me and I'll get you the address.  (They can also use other expired coupons, to get the most bang out of your stamp.)

Subject: Still needing floss for embroidery
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2005
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New month, same old wish!

Floss - I can use ANY floss...any amount and any colors. Leftover from kits is fine, too.

Beads - Mill Hill glass seed beads, or any tiny beads, like Indian beads, not the jewelry kind.

I use the supplies to make ornaments and greeting cards for charity and always in need of more.


ADDED: Would live to get some ANIMAL STICKERS. Dogs and cats especially, but wild animals, too.


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Date Posted: 9/4/2014 9:02 AM ET
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September Wishes:

► Doll House Miniatures- Cute tiny items or furniture for shadow box scenes ( crafts ) Booklets on making doll house miniatures- love little stuff!!

►Christian Bible verse items, paper items, NAPKINS, stationery, Home décor, small framed verses.

► Crafts: Lovely Laces- any or vintage, pretty ribbons GINGHAM ribbons, colorful baby or children's themed Buttons. Love red gingham stuff!

Hollie Hobbie - American Greeting blue hat girl stickers, notecards, stationery, paper items.

Vintage Cook Booklets-old fashioned 30's 40's 50's 60's covers with scenes/brands -Advertising brands cook booklets,mom's/kids cooking scenes no moldy/mildew ones please. Quaker Oats, Crisco, Gold Medal, Betty Crocker, Sunmaid, Watkins, etc.

Peter Rabbit and friends- Warne company kids themed stickers, stationery, melmac plates, cups, etc  items, Prints

Kirsten - American Girl stickers, notecards, paper dolls, stationery, buttons, Kirsten themed items-Long shot- Kirsten doll or mini doll!

Thanks everyone and Happy Fall!

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Date Posted: 9/4/2014 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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I wish for:

Purina Dog Chow coupons. Regular old Dog Chow, not any of the special blends. It's so hard to find coupons for the standard stuff, and we go through a 50lb bag every week with three dogs. 

Color Dot Stickers--ALWAYS need these in Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, Green, and Orange. Can be Circles or Rectangle ones Big or Small. 


AND, a charitible request:

I used to be a foster care social worker, so I want ask all of you to clean out your bathroom cabinets & find all those unused shampoos, lotions, etc. that you've collected from hotels & donate them to your LOCAL Department of Social Services. Children coming into care come with only the clothes on their backs and a few things shoved into a black trash bag. They have no toiletry items and need the basics to get them through the first few days. I kept a big drawer in my office with the basics so the kids could pick out what they needed. Also, one of the women's groups in our area made ziplock bags with the basic overnight necessities, and that was so helpful. Thanks.

Here's a list of things they could really use: washcloths, toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss, shampoo/conditioner, bubble bath, razors/cream, deodorant, comb/hairbrushes, soap, powder, diapers, lotion, formula, bottles, baby wipes, nail polish/remover, perfume/cologne, hair products (mousse/gel/spray/defrizzer/etc), hair bows (ponytail holders, simple barrettes), band-aids, notepads/pens, duffle/tote bags (no hard suitcases as they are hard to stack & take up a lot of room), backpacks & basic school supplies.

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Date Posted: 9/4/2014 3:37 PM ET
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Ok..get ready to laugh....

If anyone has some wedding gift bags that they don't need, I need at least two. I keep finding out we have more weddings to go to--one this month, one in Oct and one in Nov...yikes!  :) thank you for reading.

Date Posted: 9/4/2014 4:01 PM ET
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Can't believe we are in September already!  WOW!

Here's my list for this month . . .

  • Magnetic Books (both of my boys LOVE magnets!) or educational magnets of any sort
  • Anything Wacky Races (Dick Dastardly & Muttley, etc.), Little Einsteins, Thomas the Train, & Sesame Street theme.  My oldest turns 4 soon & he loves all of these!  :-D
  • Hand Puppets (with individualized characters on each finger)
  • Road to Avonlea, MacGyver, The Lucy Show, I Love Lucy, & Andy Griffith Show Seasons (DVD's)
  • Paws & Tales Kids DVD's
  • Coke codes, Huggies codes, & Pampers codes
  • Anything Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, or Grand Teton National Park related
  • Anything regarding RV'ing full-time
  • Far stretch . . . but those of you in the PA area . . . looking for suggestions to get cheaper tickets to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.  If you know of a way to get cheaper tickets (ie. coupons, etc.), please contact me.  I need to get 3 sometime within the next couple of weeks!  :-)

Thank you!  Hope everyone has a wonderful September.  ;-)

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