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DATE:
 April 6, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
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TONAWANDA AND NIAGARA FALLS, NY RESIDENTS LATEST WINNERS OF 10K IN TOPS MONOPOLY RIP IT & WIN IT
Williamsville, N.Y. – Today, Tops is excited to announce that it awarded two more $10,000 Food and Fuel stimulus prize as part of its Tops Monopoly Rip it and Win It Game! Peter C. of Tonawanda, NY and Diane W. of Niagara Falls, NY are the latest lucky winners, making these winners four and five!

Paying it forward paid off for Peter. Just the day before he found out he won he noticed a laptop at a school bus stop and tracked down the kindergartner who it belonged to. He was rewarded the next day by winning Tops biggest prize, $10K in Food and Fuel stimulus after shopping at his Tonawanda Tops! “I had gone home and gone about my routine of putting away the groceries. Afterwards, I began opening the tickets and that’s when I realized I had won! I had to go back and look at it again to make sure it was real,” said Peter. He then called his twin brother who stopped by to share in the celebration. “I’m a fortunate person. I’ve worked hard all my life and this is maybe a way it’s coming back to me.” Peter has been a long-time fan of Tops Monopoly and while he’s won some free items in the past, he’s never won anything this large. When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings he noted taking care of his kids.

Diane also was awarded her prize today at the Niagara Falls, NY Tops Friendly Markets and you can just see from her picture that even with her mask on, she was grinning from ear to ear. The moment she won was priceless in and of itself. “We opened the first few tickets and were commenting on the coupons/offers we could use,” said Diane. “Then I opened the winning ticket and shushed my husband as I wanted to concentrate. I think we won something big, I said. He couldn’t believe the look on my face.” She finally turned the ticket over to him and he read it front and back and looked up at her incredulously and said, “I think it’s real!” As regular players of the game this is a first for them to win a prize this large. The first thing they thought of was who can we help, having an agency in mind that they can support. They, like Peter had also recently paid it forward by initiating a local fund-raiser to help a local non-profit and thought perhaps this is why they won.

Tops kicked off its 12th season of Monopoly® Rip It & Win It Game on Sunday, March 7, 2021. This year you’ll not only have a chance to win one of 50 Grand Prizes of $10,000 like the lucky individuals noted above, in Food & Fuel Stimulus, but millions of other prizes and great money saving offers!

Be sure to get your Rip It and Win It tickets at any Tops Friendly Markets location now through May 29, 2021 (or while tickets last) for your chance to instantly win amazing prizes including free 3- months of Xbox Game Pass Gift Card, $25 Gift Cards to local retailers, $5 & $10 Tops Grocery/Gas gift cards, Free $2.00 Redbox movie rentals, 50 & 100 Tops GasPoints vouchers, Free in store products, and many tickets contain money saving coupons, and more! Thanks to many key product vendor sponsors, these savings are above and beyond the everyday great values and we’re excited to pass these offers along to customers.

Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It allows customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location using their Tops BonusPlus® card. Each purchase transaction will receive one game ticket and customers will also receive a game ticket for each participating vendor product purchased. The sooner you rip it the sooner you’ll see how much you’ve won! (For a no purchase necessary entry visit our website for details at topsmarkets.com).

When you play online or download the NEW Tops Rip It & Win It App to play your 12-digit code and scanable barcode, you’ll find out instantly if you’ve won! You can simply visit our website, Topsmarkets.com to log-in and enter your code or use the new App to scan the barcode inside your ticket. Each ticket may be a chance to win $10,000 Food & Fuel Stimulus, $1, $2, or $5 Tops Bonus Bucks eCoupons, $5 or $10 Tops Grocery Pickup or Delivery discount offers or free products and discount product eCoupons. What’s more - for every game code entered or scanned, participants receive an entry into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift card from the Tops Gift Card Mall!

Plus, millions of game tickets will contain a lucky token which can be redeemed for door buster savings in the Tops weekly ad. Returning for a fourth year, game participants will find lucky tokens inside millions of game tickets! Save these tokens and every week during the Tops Monopoly program, check the front page of the Tops weekly ad to see if one of your lucky tokens matches that week’s featured deal. Redeem your token at checkout to unlock the extra savings!

Also when you play online select game tickets will award Magic Tokens, new in 2021. Magic Tokens can be saved in the player’s online game account and may be redeemed to receive an eCoupon for that week’s Weekly Lucky Token special which is loaded into their BonusPlus Card. This way you never have to miss out on a great deal just because you don’t have that week’s Lucky Token!

And what’s more-one lucky winner will be guaranteed to win our Second Chance Sweepstakes of $20,000 Food & Fuel Stimulus Prize!

For more details on this year’s game, visit www.topsmarkets.com today!

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About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 15,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com

 

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