News Release
 July 8, 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 Kristill C. of Baldwinsville, NY and Larry C. of West Seneca, NY.

No one is ever truly prepared to realize that they’ve won such a monumental prize like $10,000 and the same was true for Kristill. “I was so excited, like holy cow!,” said Kristi. She had never won anything like this in her life so she was thrilled. The winning ticket was on her counter and her soon-to be daughter in-law happened to open it. Kristi was so excited so she immediately picked up the phone and called everyone to share the wonderful news. “We’ve been playing the game for a long time but we especially like the newer Rip It and Win It version-I won on it,” she laughs. As for how she’ll spend her winnings her daughter immediately asked when’s the BBQ and her coworkers asked when do we get our lunch.

Larry’s day was immediately made brighter when he realized he won the 10,000 prize from Tops. “I had to read the ticket several times before it sank in,” he told Tops officials. He had had the tickets in a pair of jeans he was hanging up and the tickets had fallen out of the pocket. He typically was very religious in opening them, but he simply hadn’t gotten to those yet. It was the last ticket he opened. He shared the good news with his sister who happened to be there with him when he opened the winning ticket and then faxed the news to his daughters and sons. “Word got out fast in my family,” he laughed. A frequent shopper of Tops, as he enjoys the Charlie the Butcher products, Larry was a regular player of Tops Monopoly. While he liked the game board, he really liked the Rip It & Win It version. Larry also likes to carry around a copy of his winning ticket to show to everyone. “I’m like an ambassador for the game and Tops.” As to how he’ll celebrate? “We’re already planning a mid-summer family reunion so this is great. We’ll get lobsters, steaks, craft beer!”

Even though the game has officially ended be sure to check the tickets you may not have opened at home so you can redeem them for 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 allowed customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location using their Tops BonusPlus® card. Each purchase transaction received one game ticket and customers also received a game ticket for each participating vendor product purchased.

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! Hurry and enter your codes!

Plus, millions of game tickets contained a lucky token which could be redeemed for door buster savings in the Tops weekly ad. Returning for a fourth year, game participants found lucky tokens inside millions of game tickets! If they saved these tokens every week during the Tops Monopoly program, shoppers could check the front page of the Tops weekly ad to see if one of their lucky tokens matched that week’s featured deal.

Also when shoppers played online select game tickets awarded Magic Tokens, new in 2021. Magic Tokens could be saved in the player’s online game account and were redeemed to receive an eCoupon for that week’s Weekly Lucky Token special which was loaded onto their BonusPlus Card.

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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