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COST PLUS WORLD MARKET® CELEBRATES THE SPRING SEASON WITH ITS “HOP IT FORWARD” SWEEPSTAKES


A Chance to Win a World Market Gift Card While Encouraging “Random Acts of Hoppiness”

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 1, 2014)—We all know the saying that it is better to give than to receive, but Cost Plus World Market® is celebrating both the act of giving and receiving in its “Hop It Forward” Sweepstakes. Daily now through April 18, 2014, fans can enter for a chance to win a $2,000 World Market gift card and a year’s supply of Divine Chocolate at www.facebook.com/worldmarket or www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com. Three runners-up prizes of a $500 World Market gift card will also be awarded.

Throughout the promotional period, World Market will post its favorite “Random Acts of Hoppiness” at Facebook page and encourage fans to share kind acts and help others. To reward fans for sharing these “hops” of kindness, the specialty retailer will donate 50,000 meals to regional food banks once it reaches its goal of 5,000,000 “hops.”

The sweepstakes is also World Market’s way to welcome the Easter season to its stores and online at worldmarket.com. The store has a wide selection of spring-themed décor items, including natural fiber bunnies, pretty decorative paper boxes waiting to be filled with home-baked sweets or pedestals and serving utensils to set the table. Gourmet food and sparkling beverages round out the tabletop for a lovely Sunday brunch.

And, let’s not forget Easter baskets! Felt baskets with bunnies, ducks, spring flowers, bees or decorative wire baskets are ready to be filled with all the imported chocolates and candies for which World Market is known. Not sure where to start? Any sales associate can help create a gift basket that’s personalized to the gift recipient’s taste.

Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com and www.facebook.com/worldmaret. For information about World Market’s current promotions and events, please go to www.worldmarket.com. Keep up with World Market by following us on www.facebook.com/worldmarket and www.twitter.com/worldmarket. Full rules and guidelines for the “Hop It Forward” Sweepstakes can also be found at www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com.

About Divine Chocolate USA
Divine Chocolate is made with the finest quality Fairtrade cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of small-holder farmers in Ghana. The cocoa is grown in the shade of the tropical rainforest and slowly fermented and dried in the sun by the farmers, who take great pride in the chocolate company they co-own. Divine offers a gorgeous range, from rich dark chocolate to smooth milk chocolate and a creamy white chocolate. Whatever the moment - make it Divine.

About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market operates 264 stores in 31 states under the “World Market®” and “Cost Plus World Market®” trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, and hundreds of international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries.

Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market
510.808.9319
jill.osaka@cpwm.com