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Cost Plus World Market® Launches Fifth Annual "Share the Joy" Sweepstakes Now Through November 21, 2014

Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” to Make In-Store Appearance on Saturday, November 15, 2014 to Help Support Specialty Retailer’s Sharing Campaign

OAKLAND, Calif.; November 10, 2014—Cost Plus World Market® ( has long been committed to giving back to the communities in which it does business. As part of this commitment and to celebrate the season of giving, World Market® has kicked off its fifth annual “Share the Joy” campaign and sweepstakes giving its customers the opportunity to enter for a daily chance to win a $500 World Market gift card as well as a $500 donation to a charity of their choice*.

To enter for a chance to win the Share the Joy sweepstakes, which runs now through November 21, 2014, go to A winner will be selected at random each day.

To help World Market spread the joy this season, Tim Gunn of the hit TV show, “Project Runway,” will make an in-store appearance and sign autographs at the retailer’s Original Farmers Market store location at 6333 W. 3rd Street in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

In the spirit of “Share the Joy,” the specialty retailer is asking attendees of Mr. Gunn’s appearance to bring five non-perishable food items to be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The first 200 fans to bring a food donation to the event will receive a signed photograph and an opportunity to be photographed with the TV personality.

The company is thrilled to offer support to its customers’ favorite charities. In previous years, the Share the Joy program resulted in donations to non-profit groups including local hospitals, healthcare associations, food banks and children’s organizations.

Since 1958, World Market has been the shopping destination for gift giving during the holidays. From home decor, jewelry, affordable accessories, gourmet food and wine to stocking stuffers, the specialty retailer has gift ideas for every budget.

*Some restrictions apply; charity must be a U.S. 5013c non-profit organization; go to for full sweepstakes entry rules.

To stay up to date on all of Cost Plus World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on, and Full rules and guidelines for the Movie Lovers Sweepstakes can also be found at

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