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Cost Plus World Market(R) Kicks off Black Friday Weekend with Free Giveaways and Special In-Store and Online Savings Most stores open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 23

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Black Friday, the day that officially kicks off the holiday season of shopping, is only days away and Cost Plus World Market(R) (

) will have its best deals of the year in store and online with BOGO or "buy one, get one FREE!" and 50% off savings on popular gifts throughout the shopping weekend. World Market(R) will open its doors early on Friday, November 23 at 7:00 am and Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am.* Best Deals of the Year Shoppers will want to be the first in line on Friday, November 23 to take advantage of free giveaways and some phenomenal savings, including one-day BOGO deals on tabletop frames, whimsical retro toys and games, unique jewelry pieces, 50 percent off of framed art, and more.

World Market's amazing deals aren't just on Black Friday because the specialty retailer will be offering savings on Saturday and Sunday as well. Each day will be filled with specials, including BOGO Advent calendars, carved jewelry boxes and World Market brand holiday cocoas. In addition, there will be savings on holiday ornaments and tree trimmings, cold-weather accessories, throws and seasonal cookies, sweets and baking mixes.

World Market will also be providing free coffee and breakfast treats on Friday morning to early shoppers to keep the morning energy level up for their day of shopping.

Free Giveaways On Friday, November 23, the first 100 customers through the door will receive an exclusive LIFE OF PI limited-edition ornament and a movie ticket. On Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, the first 100 customers through the door will receive a reusable LIFE OF PI tote bag and a movie ticket as part of World Market's partnership with 20th Century Fox in the release of the highly anticipated movie, LIFE OF PI.** Directed by Academy Award(R)-winning director Ang Lee, the film is adapted from the bestselling novel of the same title by Yann Martel. Based on the book that has sold more than seven million copies and spent years on the bestseller lists, LIFE OF PI takes place over three continents, two oceans, many years, and a wide universe of imagination. Mr. Lee's vision, coupled with stunning 3D visuals, has turned a novel long thought un-filmable into a thrillingly audacious mix of grand storytelling and powerful and provocative themes.

Also, from now through December 28, World Market will host a LIFE OF PI Sweepstakes, in which customers have a chance to win a dream trip for two to India that celebrates the film's sense of adventure, a $1,000 World Market gift card and LIFE OF PI merchandise. Customers can enter for a chance to win and find sweepstakes rules at

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*Most World Market stores open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 23, 2012, but customers should check worldmarket.com for special holiday store hours.

**Customer must be 18 years or older to receive the free LIFE OF PI ornament and tote bag and movie ticket. Offer begins 11/23/12 and ends 11/25/12, while supplies last. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older.

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About Cost Plus World Market Cost Plus World Market (

) operates 263 stores in 30 states under the World Market(R) and Cost Plus World Market(R) 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 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.

SOURCE: Cost Plus World Market CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Cost Plus World Market Jill Osaka, 510.808.9319 jill.osaka@cpwm.com Copyright Business Wire 2012 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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