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Cost Plus World Market® Kicks Off Black Friday Weekend with Free Giveaways and Special In-Store

Most stores open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 28, 2014*

OAKLAND, Calif.; November 24, 2014—With your holiday gift list ready, it’s time to start shopping, and the best place for unique and affordable gifts this season is Cost Plus World Market®. The specialty retailer is kicking off Black Friday—or the official start of the holiday season of shopping—with a weekend of the best deals of the year in store and online. World Market® will be closed on Thanksgiving and will open its doors early on Friday, November 28 at 7:00 am and Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 at 8:00 am.* On Friday morning, World Market will provide free coffee and breakfast treats to early shoppers to keep their energy level up for their day of shopping.

World Market is thrilled to announce its partnership with NBCUniversal in the premiere of the fifth season of Julian Fellowes’s award-winning series Downton Abbey® in the United States on January 4, 2015. As part of the partnership, World Market has developed a line of licensed Downton Abbey® products, including Christmas crackers, paper goods, ceramic teapot, teacups and dessert plates, apron, tea towels, jams, scone mix and more.

Free Giveaways
Every day from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30, 2014, the first 100 customers in stores will receive an exclusive Downton Abbey® limited-edition teacup in a gift box, with a different design each day. In addition, customers who spend a minimum of $20 in stores in a single transaction will receive an exclusive Downton Abbey® tote bag, with a different design each day and available while supplies last.

Best Deals of the Year
Shoppers will want to be the first in line on Friday, November 28 to take advantage of free giveaways and some phenomenal savings, including one-day Buy One, Get One FREE or “BOGO” deals throughout the store and online at

World Market’s amazing deals don’t stop after Black Friday because they’ll be offering savings on Saturday and Sunday as well. Each day will be filled with specials, so shop the weekend for the best savings.

Also, now through December 26, World Market will host a Downton Abbey® sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to London, private tour of Highclere Castle and a visit to the show’s set. Customers can enter for a chance to win and find sweepstakes rules at

*Most World Market stores open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 28, 2014, but customers should check for special holiday store hours.

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 270 stores in 32 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, over 500 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.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market