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Cost Plus World Market® Launches Fourth Annual “Share The Joy” Sweepstakes Now Through December 6, 2013

“Breaking Bad” Actor RJ Mitte to Make In-Store Appearance on Saturday, November 16, 2013 to Help Support Specialty Retailer’s Sharing Campaign

OAKLAND, Calif.; November 11, 2013 - 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 fourth annual “Share the Joy” campaign and sweepstakes giving its Facebook fans the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $5,000 American Express gift card. Four winners will be selected at random, and in addition to winning a $5,000 gift card, World Market will make a $5,000 donation to each of the four winners’ charity of choice.* To enter for a chance to win the Share the Joy sweepstakes, which runs now through December 6, 2013, go to

To help World Market spread the joy this season, actor RJ Mitte will make an in-store appearance and sign autographs at the retailer’s Original Farmers Market store location in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. RJ recently ended his role as Walter White, Jr. on the wildly popular TV series, “Breaking Bad,” and will soon be seen on the upcoming season of the ABC Family series “Switched at Birth.”

In the spirit of “Share the Joy,” the specialty retailer is asking attendees of RJ’s appearance to donate an unwrapped new toy or book to the event, which will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The first 200 fans to bring a new toy or book to the event will receive a signed photograph and an opportunity to be photographed with the actor. World Market is also proud to present a $5,000 donation to support RJ’s charity of choice, United Cerebral Palsy ®.

The company is thrilled to offer support to its Facebook fans’ 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.

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 267 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, 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