Specialty Retailer Launches Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win a Walk-On Role
in a Hallmark Channel Movie

ALAMEDA, CA – October 15, 2018 – Cost Plus World Market® ( and Hallmark Channel, two iconic brands that love the holidays, are partnering this Christmas on a sweepstakes that will grant one lucky winner a walk-on role in an upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie, as well as a $2,000 World Market gift card. The “Hallmark Channel Movie Sweepstakes,” launches today in conjunction with the beginning of the holiday shopping season and the imminent kick-off of Hallmark Channel’s popular “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.  Customers can enter for a chance to win at through November 16, 2018.*

Just as World Market’s customers look forward to shopping the store for their favorite holiday items, including unique ornaments, imported traditional holiday food and beverages, and more, Hallmark Channel viewers have come to highly anticipate “Countdown to Christmas”, the network’s annual 24/7 holiday programming extravaganza. Commencing October 26 and culminating January 1, 2019 and running throughout the holiday season, this year’s “Countdown to Christmas” highlights 22 all new original movies, in addition to fan favorites from years past. One of the 2018 world premieres, “Mingle All the Way”, which premieres December 1 and stars Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay Wagner, will feature a few of World Market’s products, including holiday seasonal décor throughout the movie’s set.

In addition, World Market will be the exclusive retailer of The Republic of Tea’s “Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas” tea, which is a caffeine-free blend of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. A perfect warming blend for the cooler months ahead. This limited-edition tea contains 36 tea bags and will retail for $11.99; it is available in stores and online.

And, it’s not too early to stop by World Market for your holiday inspiration. From thousands of ornaments and gorgeous textiles to hostess gifts and dinnerware, the specialty retailer has everything you need for the entertaining season.

*Full sweepstakes rules and guidelines can be found at

Hallmark Channel, owned by Hallmark Cards, Inc., is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 86 million homes.  As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand.  In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl”and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.”  Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”

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Cost Plus World Market ( operates 280 stores in 39 states and the District of Columbia under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home decor and furniture, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, and 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.

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