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Cost Plus World Market® Launches Sixth Annual “Share The Joy” Sweepstakes Now Through November 25, 2015

Lesley Nicol of “Downton Abbey” to Make In-Store Appearance on Saturday, November 21, 2015 to Help Support Specialty Retailer’s Sharing Campaign

OAKLAND, Calif.; November 9, 2015—Long committed to giving back to the communities in which it does business, Cost Plus World Market® launches its sixth annual “Share the Joy” Sweepstakes in which customers can enter at for a chance to win a World Market® gift card for themselves and a donation to their favorite charity*. Each week through November 25, 2015, the specialty retailer will give away one $2000 World Market gift card plus a $2000 donation to the charity* of the winner’s choice. To help kick off “Share the Joy,” World Market® welcomes Lesley Nicol, who plays “Mrs. Patmore™” of the hit television show “Downton Abbey®” to its Original Farmers Market store location in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

In the spirit of giving, World Market is asking attendees of Ms. Nicol’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 their food donation to the event will receive a signed photograph and an opportunity to meet and be photographed with the TV personality. The store is located at the Originals Farmers Market at 6333 W. 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

World Market 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, Cost Plus 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 store 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 276 stores in 35 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.