News Release
 June 9, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Recently Tops awarded $10,000 in a Food and Fuel stimulus as part of its Tops Monopoly Rip it and Win It Game to Albert G. of Gasport, NY and Frances P. of Buffalo, NY.

Albert was certainly shocked when he opened his $10,000 winning ticket, laughing saying his previous ticket was for a free can of pork and beans. “I had a few free tickets that I had turned in so I am wondering if my winning ticket came from that group,” said Albert. Albert yelled out to his wife when he realized he had won. They were literally shaking with excitement and immediately went back to the store where Tops team members were thrilled for him, especially Tops cashier Sheila who presented Albert with his winning ticket. Ironically the two share the same birthday! Albert and his wife are looking to celebrating with a gathering and enjoy some delicious fresh lobsters.

Frances happened to be on the phone with her sister when she was opening her winning ticket and immediately said “we need to Facetime because I don’t know if what I’m seeing is real,” said Frances. “It was awesome and I was very excited.” Word started to spread quickly of her great news and so Frances’ phone started ringing off the hook from friends and family wishing her congratulations. Frances is looking forward to celebrating with close family and having a steak dinner. She chuckled telling Tops representatives that people are already teasing her that she’s now in charge of food for cookouts.

Be sure to get your Rip It and Win It tickets at any Tops Friendly Markets location now 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

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, 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 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


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