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Cost Plus World Market® Launches Its Fall Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes Now Through October 18, 2013

Chance to Win A Food Lover’s Trip to Italy

OAKLAND, Calif.; September 23, 2013—Calling all foodies and travel lovers! Cost Plus World Market® ( has launched its “Gourmet Getaway” Sweepstakes , in which one lucky winner will receive a food lover’s dream trip for two to Venice, Italy. The sweepstakes runs through October 18, 2013 and the grand prize winner will receive airfare and accommodations, cheese-making and gelato-making demonstrations and tastings, a Venetian cooking class and a tour of Venice. The trip is provided by Intrepid Travel, one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators.

In addition, the trip includes a ciccheti—or “small snacks”—excursion, during which participants will learn about Venice through its bars and taverns, while sampling a delicious range of local specialties. The grand prize winner will also receive a $1000 World Market® gift card and three runner-up winners will each receive a $500 World Market gift card.

The fall season has arrived and that means Fall Harvest and Halloween in World Market stores. From golden-hued textiles and pumpkin-scented candles to Halloween decor and Thanksgiving cooking and kitchen essentials, World Market has everything you need to welcome in the new season with a wide assortment of unique and affordable autumn-inspired home accessories and entertaining items. And fall would not be complete without a cornucopia of delicious treats, including popular sweets, seasonal wine and beers, baking mixes, brines and more.

Full sweepstakes rules and guidelines can be found at For information about Cost Plus World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on,, and

About Intrepid Travel Pty. Ltd.
Now in its 25th year of operation, Intrepid Travel is one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. Intrepid takes over 100,000 travelers to more than 100 countries worldwide, each year. Intrepid trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes. Intrepid employs close to a thousand employees in nearly 20 countries worldwide. 

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 decor 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 Cost Plus 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