News Release
 February 16, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, is proud to announce the next major winner in the company’s customer game based on the world-famous Hasbro board game, MONOPOLY. Amy Purvee of Rochester, NY, is the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $25,000.

Purvee was given the winning ticket after making a purchase inside the Tops Friendly Markets location at 175 N. Winton Road in Rochester, NY, and was honored with a formal presentation on February 16. Purvee is the fourth high level prize winners since the game started on January 10.

Since the start of the game, Tops has awarded over $55,000 in prizes to customers. Mary Pohl, of North Tonawanda, the winner of $10,000 worth of tuition, Sandra Stachowski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., the winner of $2,500 in free gas, Mary Frances Westfall of Hilton, N.Y., the winner of $5,200 in free groceries and many more prize winners of gift cards, airfare and iPod touches.

The game is the first of its kind for a grocer in the area and allows customers to play every time they checkout at a Tops Markets location. Customers can play the game by obtaining a free board at any Tops Markets location. At the checkout, one game ticket is given which includes four game markers and one savings coupon. As customers collect game ticket markers, they are placed on the MONOPOLY board. A prize is awarded once a section is completed on the individual game board. Customers have the opportunity to earn bonus game tickets by purchasing specially marked products throughout Tops Markets locations.

“The game is off to a great start” said Diane Colgan, Vice President of Sales Development and Marketing. “We are excited to offer our customers the chance to win such fabulous prizes just for shopping with us. With many other great prizes still unclaimed, we look forward to announcing more winners soon.”

Additional top prizes include a $200,000 mortgage, 2010 Cadillac SRX, a $15,000 room makeover, a 7 day Carnival cruise, LCD flat screen televisions, and $500 Tops Markets gift cards. There is also one more chance to win another Chevrolet Camaro. The game runs through April 10, 2010.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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