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Date Posted: 8/31/2016 9:31 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!

Date Posted: 8/31/2016 11:08 PM ET
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First I want to thank everyone who responded to me last month!! It was greatly appreciated!!


My Wish List includes:

1.) Christian bookmarks



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Subject: Happy Thursday!!
Date Posted: 9/1/2016 1:18 AM ET
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I am collecting tissue papers and/or napkins with 'pretty' designs for my artwork:  sea scapes, paisley, writing, elephants, birds, sheet music...

torn or crumbled tissue pieces are fine but not soiled and for napkins I would need only 2 or 3.  thank you.

I am good for now - thank you everybody for your kind responses... now it's time for me to grant some wishes!!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 11:24 AM ET
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Here are my wishes for this month:

1. Dr.Scholl's or knockoff bunion cushions-getting hard to find around here and I have use them for my feet frequently.

2. NYX or Essence cosmetics

4. Any fall or harvest items you no longer want..I love to decorate for fall!

6. DVDs you no longer want..anything but horror..will take them without a case as well if that helps you.

Thanks for reading. Please post your unique wishes...I might be able to help you out. :)

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 12:58 PM ET
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My wish for this month is: 

Anything farm-y. Barns, horses, veggies, chickens, pigs. You know, Farm-y. ;) Stickers, stationary, cards, magnets.


Date Posted: 9/1/2016 3:21 PM ET
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1) Coupons for:  Nutella, adult cereals (especially Special K), Silk or almond breeze brand nut milks, Kleenex or Puffs brand tissues ( I use alot due to allergies)

Collecting: 2) Kellogg's Reward codes

3) and Boxtops for Education (be sure to check expiration dates before mailing as a bunch expired 30 June 2016)


Date Posted: 9/1/2016 3:31 PM ET
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I could use orange colored and blue colored paperclips, preferably small.  I use them to color-code paperwork at the office.

Looks like I will have enough very soon.  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 10:32 PM ET
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My wishes are:
2017 wall and wallet calendar
Sand from the beaches different states or any Island :)
State shot glass - I have Florida, Nashvaille, I also have Salt lake city, Walt Disney World, Home of the star Hollywood, and my name, WV,
Birthday cards, Christmas cards, Any occasion cards.
Legos - boy 11 and girls 7 and 2 yrs old
Girls water shoes size toddler small and child 1-2
Perfume, Cologne
Coupons: Any coupons, sample
Oxy clean power
Protein or diet shakes
Drink mix singles (anything like that) coupons or pkgs
Carnation instant breakfast –coupons or pkgs
Smufts toys - I have Handy, Baker, Party Planner, Crazy, Hefty, Brainy, Greedy, Smurfette
Cute girly hanging thing for cell phone  (my granddaughters 7 & 2 yr old use my old cell phones and one has a very cut Hello Kitty (2yr) on it and the other one dont, so one of the granddaughters is not happy lol)
Minions toys
Canon fine ink cartridges – 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black, 31 Color
HP printer ink cartrides -
Thank you, Blessings

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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 11:39 PM ET
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Hi, everyone! Happy, September! 

My wishes this month are:

heart Coke codes (always handy!) 

heart Anything related to Snow White (I collect it laugh)

heart Nylon or similar scarves like these: Here and Here

heart Any small or medium dresses or accessories that are or look vintage (1940s - 1960s) and it's perfectly fine if they need a little extra love and repair 

heart Kitshy figurines 

Thanks for reading! 

Date Posted: 9/2/2016 10:52 AM ET
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Happy September yall! Fall is coming, Ill be so glad, Im so tired of this heat. Hope everyone has faired well and here we go for a new month!

Hoping for:

Decorative Tape or Washi tape

Coke Codes

Halloween stickers!!!

Fall/ Autumn Stickers

WINTER/Christmas stickers

Cat/kitten stickers (no more owls, Ive got plentywink

Anything Legend of Zelda or Pokemon-EEVEELUTION for my daughter.

Thanks for looking!

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Date Posted: 9/2/2016 1:22 PM ET
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Happy September Everyone and thank you always for participating in this lovely forum and all your friendship, too.

I have quite a few rolls of decorative tape. Kimmy, I'll send you one. I often use the tape in cards to make a border or frame around an image I've printed out. The designs on all my tapes except one, run horizontal. I would appreciate so much a design that can go vertically, if such a thing exists :p I have a flower print roll right now where the design can go either way but that's it. I hope this makes sense!

Sticker-wise, I could use some flowers, ABC's, and Winnie the Pooh. If any of you come cross ever: https://www.amazon.com/Eureka-656010-Bears-Inspirational-Stickers/dp/B00290JMJO that would be awesome. ETA: One last sticker wish that is harder because I called Eureka Stickers the manufacturer and they confirmed the item has been discontinued. I used to get it on Amazon. It's a blue covered wide sticker pad, with over 700 (it says on the cover) stickers. It looks like: http://www.thingsforten.com/product/eureka-jumbo-calendar-sticker-book/ I like this pad because it has a variety including Happy Birthday, some flower stickers, spring and summery ones, as well. There are some pages I don't use like the traditional Halloween stickers (I do Trunk or Treat at Church :) or the St. Patrick's Day that say stuff about luck, which I don't believe in, but I'm able to share those and of course some of the others and have. This is a great value and too bad it's been discontinued. I appreciate all of you keeping an eye out anyway :)

God Bless all of you and you are in my prayers!

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Date Posted: 9/2/2016 5:28 PM ET
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Hi all, Happy September!  Sorry I've been gone, life got crazy for awhile.

I'm wishing for:

Small animal related items for an online auction (for the Humane Society of Edmonson County)  Could be anything from cat print scarf, to a coffee cup.

Freshstep Paw points

Boxtops for education



Date Posted: 9/2/2016 7:10 PM ET
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$3 Coupon for Pearls Probiotic (they are tiny and easy to swallow) (if you sign up at the website they will mail one per address.... but only once so I can't do it again}

Regular Pepsi Coupons

Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner samples

John Frieda- luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner samples


beads with a hole big enough to be threaded with 1/4 in ribbon snuggly, not loose

BookMates II- charcoal, ribbons, pansies or quasar, solid blue or purple

Betty Boop Stickers

Comedy and Tragedy Stickers

Book Charms

extreme longshots...

I would love a blinkie to commemorate 5 years as a non smoker to replace the x-smoker blinkie in my siggie line. 

"Proud to be, 5 years, smoke free"   Something like that..... thanks

a blank "keep calm" like below in light gray


but instead of a crown, a pic of Betty Boop



Date Posted: 9/3/2016 5:10 PM ET
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Hoping for coupons for Atkins Bars, Nature Valley bars, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, Cottonelle Moist Wipes.

Thanks for looking!

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 7:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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Wishing for:

Pampers Reward Codes

Sewing supplies:   sewing machine or hand needles, thread , buttons, plastic bobbins and thimbles.

Any leftover fabric for quilting.

Thanks in advance.   smiley

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Date Posted: 9/3/2016 7:18 PM ET
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Hi All!  My wishes are:

Birthday cards from any who wish to send....9/25

License plates from anywhere, older the better and would like some motorcycle

Any vintage hats (would like them for church)

Any items to make steampunk jewelry

Things to keep me busy after surgery

Thanks to all my beloved friends!

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 10:49 PM ET
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Sept. wishes: Halloween stickers,cassette or cd of Garth Brooks "Ropin the wind [mine got destroyed]   Long Shot:: Ilove the movie "Lost World",looking for "Blue" can't find anything.Refering to the toys and the velociraptor named Blue.

Last Edited on: 9/4/16 7:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2016 2:56 PM ET
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Hi all,

Wishing for prayers, good thoughts, and virtual hugs for both my mom and me!  It has been a rough summer which is why I have not been around much.  My mom has been dealing with a lot: her apartment building has bed bugs (her apartment has been treated twice, but it is not working) so she is looking to move, she has decreased kidney function (cyst on kidney, plus blood pressure medication contributing) with an MRI to come later this month, and her 16-year-old cat is seriously ill and will likely have to be euthanized.  I am dealing with job stress/issues and problems with my significant other.  Like I said, rough summer!  I have tried to pop in and read the forums so I can keep up with everyone, but it has been very hit-or-miss.

Thank you!  Any good vibes anyone can send our way will be much appreciated!!

Date Posted: 9/5/2016 8:36 AM ET
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Hi, everyone.  I am an elementary school librarian and I am looking for any little toys, stickers, etc that can be used in a prize box for our student reading incentive program.  Our school is for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade (think ages 5-11).  Thank you.

Date Posted: 9/6/2016 9:57 AM ET
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Happy September!

I'd love to have any colorful charm that could go on a leather necklace

Any old classic movies or sitcoms on dvd

And, as always, anything Tiki for my little Tiki reading room - even the littlest thing has a place in the Tiki room & adds to the fun decor.

Thanks to everyone who participates in the RAOK!  I appreciate your friendship most of all!

Date Posted: 9/6/2016 4:44 PM ET
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My wishes:

- Children's Allegra coupons

- Pet Supermarket coupons

- Box Tops for Education

Thanks for looking!  smiley

Date Posted: 9/7/2016 1:21 AM ET
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Hi - My first time here - 

Wish big, I guess...

I wish for any leftover products you may have from Medifast, Nutrisystem, Atkins.

Also supermarket coupons for the above products.

I collect items related to First Peoples of North America  (Native Americans, Native Canadians)  Any tribe or group  - for example crafts, postcards, educational information ( I know we can't trade books here, but any pamphlets or brochures you may have from travels you may have taken.)  Also, if you DO have books related to this, please direct me to your bookshelf, as I am happy to go through normal and appropriate PBS channels for those.  I don't always know what titles are out there.

Also, much more doable probably, I would LOVE a postcard(s) from where you live or your favorite place.  I especially like to see what nature and wildlife a place is known for, but even postcards of a skyline or famous building, etc.  

Oh!  And the magazine Gluten Free and More - any copies from early 2016 or before.

Thanks for your consideration...


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Date Posted: 9/7/2016 6:54 AM ET
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I would love to receive some Flower Power stickers...do you baby boomers remember these? These were colorful mod big flower stickers people used to put on their Volkswagon Beetles back in the 70s. Lately I have become enamored (er, obsessed) with them, and I'd love to plant some around my home. And who knows, some of you "declutterers" may find a package hidden unused in a closet or drawer.

Thanks for reading!

Date Posted: 9/8/2016 8:32 PM ET
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Wishes , LOL I am glad I found this thread. I'll be looking for others wishes. My own : I truely love Stash Breakfast in Paris Tea and I can't find any in my area. 

My Mom is a total Anglophile - we tease her that she is Queen Victoria. Any old British magazines that I could take to her would be great and I would love to find her a tote bag with a London/British theme. I have even looked for fabric even a small square with a Brit theme so that I can make her a bag or / use the scrap as an applique' .

What I have a lot of for the asking is :sewing thread  , and some buttons that I have extra . ( I save too many buttons)

Last Edited on: 9/10/16 12:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2016 9:10 PM ET
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Hey Fara!  I didn't know that - I will look where I am!