Friday, July 27, 2012

Shopping Challenge -- Spend $75 at World Market for Bathroom Decor Makeover -- Plus Info on African Safari Sweepstakes

Cost Plus World Market Logo 

Do you ever plan your vacations around shopping? Well, I do. At least once a year, I try to head down South with my husband to visit Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC. While there, I make it a point to shop at World Market stores. I was introduced to this store years ago by a friend who lives in TN and swears by the deals she gets there. So, when I visited GA a few years back, I stumbled upon a World Market and became an instant fan. When I can't shop in person, I do my shopping online through their World Market website.

So, it was only fitting that I plan an impromptu trip to the South a couple of weeks ago, as I was selected to help promote World Market's new African Safari Sweepstakes they are currently running, while shopping their new collection. Cost Plus World Market is giving away an African Safari Adventure for two, inspired by the new Kingdom Animalia Collection.  

Thanks to the folks at Cost Plus World Market and Pollinate Media Group, I was given the task to shop for bed/bath decor and spend $75.  Seventy-five dollars may not seem like a lot of money to redecorate a bathroom with.  But, if you are familiar with World Market stores, then you know the great savings and products they offer.  I found this campaign enjoyable, as I found it challenging not to buy the entire store. :-)  

Luckily, I room in my suitcase for some of the unique finds I bought.  Due to the size of two baskets I wanted, I ended up waiting until I returned home to order online, so that they could be mailed to me.  Within 3 days of placing my order online, I had my two baskets in hand.  How great is that for service!  So, what did I end up buying for $75.  Take a look:

I can't lie...because I had to order online, I paid $10 out of pocket for shipping costs.  But, the actual World Market products total only $74.98.  Yippie!  I came in under budget!!! :-)

Last night after the girls went to bed, I took my goodies upstairs into the guest bathroom.  I loved breathing life back into this room with these unique and fun finds.  What do you think? 

And, to think I got all of this for under $75.00.  I just love my updated bathroom, inspired by World Market's Kingdom Animalia collection.  Now, I make a point to stop by and peek in each time I pass by it putting the girls down for a nap, or tidying up.  And, it was great to get away with my husband for the weekend, without the children  -- to shop and relax! :-)

With the holidays fast approaching -- Yes, I know that we are still in summer, but with a blink of an eye, you will be seeing holiday decorations popping up in stores soon -- World Market will be my one stop shop for holiday gifts.  I have been ordering online for two years now, and always find gifts for everyone on my shopping list -- even the hard to shop for ones.  And, everyone who receives a World Market gift loves it!

So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the World Market website ( and see if there is a store near you. If not, don't fret, as you can order a majority of their in-store items online.

Make sure you enter the African Safari Sweepstakes (running through August 17th). The Grand Prize Package includes:

  • A trip for two to Africa (5 day Trip for 2 to Africa- includes airfare, accommodations and excursions)
  • A $1,000 World Market gift card

** There will also be 3 first prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!

**If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.

  *Full “African Safari” Sweepstakes rules and information can be found at: and


Don't forget to follow World Market on Twitter, Facebook and You Tube, for special promotions and news.

More about the African Safari Sweepstakes:

Celebrating the launch of Cost Plus World Market’s fall 2012 Kingdom Animalia Collection, the specialty retailer is offering the “African Safari” Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will win the Grand Prize trip for two to South Africa. The five-day luxury excursion includes flights to Johannesburg with accommodations and escorted tours through Kruger National Park, where visitors often catch sight of the iconic “Big Five” – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes. The trip is provided by Intrepid Travel, one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. In addition, the winner will receive a $1000 World Market gift card that can be used to refresh his or her home with the latest in fall home décor trends. Customers can enter for a chance to win World Market’s “African Safari” Sweepstakes at or now through August 17, 2012.* World Market will also award three runner-up prizes of a $500 World Market gift cards. 

Inspired by World Market’s love of international travel, adventure and exotic discoveries, the new fall collection, Kingdom Animalia, captures Africa’s beautiful outdoor spirit and has woven it into items for the home. Grounded in warm, neutral colors and natural fabrics, the unique and affordable collection features updated classic and iconic items from Africa’s British Colonial years, including the campaign desk, butterfly chair, and travel trunks. Animal prints and graphic patterns are featured on textiles including cotton dhurrie rugs, toss pillows, faux fur throws, bath towels and shower curtains. Tabletop items include woven natural fiber placemats and beautiful horn serveware; each piece adding a rustic yet sophisticated style to the dining table. 

Let the fall season be the season of home entertaining starting with our trunk bar. Wrapped in a woven fiber fabric, the trunk is set on locking casters and includes shelf and drawer space for all your bar glassware and accessories and holds up to two cases of wine – which can also be purchased from World Market’s wide selection of wines from some of the best wine regions in the world.

About Cost Plus World Market:

Cost Plus World Market operates 259 stores in 30 states under the names “World Market” and “Cost Plus World Market.” The store features 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.

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Cost Plus World Market and Pollinate Media Group, but all my opinions are my own.

No comments :

Post a Comment