If you’ve been thinking of giving your home a spring refresh, now’s the time because Cost Plus World Market’s Friends & Family event is soon approaching. To kick off this customer-favorite event, the specialty retailer is again offering its customers an opportunity to win a $500 World Market gift card for themselves and one for a friend during the Friends & Family Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes runs from now until March 11, 2012 and customers can enter at www.facebook.com/worldmarket for a chance to win one of nine pairs of gift cards to be given away each day. World Market’s Friends & Family event takes place in stores and online from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2012, and offers customers 25% off home furnishings, décor, gifts and more and 10% off gourmet food and non-alcoholic beverages (some exclusions apply; go to worldmarket.com for details). To receive a Friends & Family coupon, customers can enter the sweepstakes or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/worldmarket. During the event, customers can peruse World Market’s new “Voyage Les Indiennes” Collection that has just arrived in stores and online at worldmarket.com. The new Collection combines World Market’s love of discovery and travel to faraway places into everyday products for the home that fit every budget. With a wide selection of items celebrating India’s craftsmanship, the store is filled with unique and affordable block print tabletop textiles and rugs, embroidered toss pillows, carved decorative pieces, mix and match serveware, authentic gifts and handcrafted furniture. Keep up with World Market by following us on www.facebook.com/worldmarket, www.twitter.com/worldmarket and www.pinterest.com/worldmarket. Become a World Market Explorer member at www.worldmarketexplorer.com to take advantage of Member-only Rewards and sales. About Cost Plus World Market Cost Plus World Market operates 258 stores in 30 states under the names “World Market” and “Cost Plus World Market.” The store features an ever-changing selection of casual home 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.