News Release
 September 30, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

In-store rewards program offers shoppers the chance to earn TWICE the rewards

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Tops Friendly Markets announced that during the month of October 2021 it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its Tops in Education Program (TIE). Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for your school(s) during the ENTIRE month of October!

Beginning October 1 through October 31, 2021 your designated school(s) will earn DOUBLE the rewards when you purchase participating products including TOPS Brand, Full Circle™, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Simply Done™, That's Smart®, and Best Yet® with your registered Tops BonusPlus® Card. It’s that easy to earn up to 10% back to your selected school(s)!

“As the school year gets into full swing, Tops wanted to ensure that our local schools had the tools they needed in order to succeed,” said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for Tops Markets. From funding school fieldtrips and school dances to flexing during COVID and providing families hand sanitizer and masks who couldn’t afford them, Tops has learned that the supplemental funding that TIE has afforded these school districts has truly been a blessing. Since the program’s inception in 2012, Tops has donated more than $1.3 million to over 1,000 participating schools. In 2020 alone the program raised over $146,000 for local schools.

Not registered? That’s ok because registering is easy! Simply visit where not only can you sign up your school, but you’ll also find helpful tips from our most successful school fundraisers. As a shopper can designate up to three schools in grades K-12 to receive funds from the program during the 2021-2022 school year (September 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022). Start shopping and start earning today! Taking part in TIE is easy! • Simply logon to where you can quickly and easily register your Tops BonusPlus®card for the program. • Here you may select up to three schools in grades K-12 of your choice from a list of schools that have registered to be the benefactor of your Tops shopping. “This program provides a great value for our customers while helping to provide funding for educational needs in the communities we serve,” said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for the company. “As we at Tops strive to help eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children, we couldn’t be more proud of this achievement of donating more than $1.3 million dollars back to local K-12 schools over the past nine years, through Tops in Education.”

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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 14,500 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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