News Release
 May 29, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Winner of $5,000 claims prize at Tonawanda Tops store

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, is proud to announce Michael Bandini of Tonawanda, NY as the first major winner in Tops’ 50th Anniversary Monopoly® Collect and Win Game. Bandini is the winner of a $5,000 cash prize as part of the customer game that is based on the world-famous Hasbro board game, MONOPOLY®.

Bandini collected the winning ticket after making a purchase inside the Tops Friendly Markets located at 890 Young St., Tonawanda, NY. He is the first major prize winner since the start of the game on April 22. And Tops representatives celebrated with a formal presentation for him on Tuesday, May 29.

In its third year of play, the game is the first of its kind for a grocer in the area and allows customers to play every time they checkout and use their BonusPlus or BonusCard at any Tops Markets location. Customers can play the 50th Anniversary Monopoly® Collect and Win game by obtaining a free game board at any Tops Markets location, and upon checkout one game ticket is given automatically. Inside the game tickets are 4 prize-markers as well as instant win prizes or coupons. As customers collect prize-markers, they are placed on one of 14 individual games on the MONOPOLY prize board. A prize is awarded once one of any 14 individual games is completed. Customers have the opportunity to earn bonus game tickets by purchasing more than 2,000 specially marked products using their Tops BonusPlus or BonusCard.

New this year in conjunction with Tops’ 50th anniversary, is the introduction of a $250,000 guaranteed cash payout. Up to 200 customers that find special “golden” prize-markers will have a chance to win the $250,000 prize. At the end of the 50th Anniversary Monopoly Collect and Win game, each customer will be given a chance to open the $250,000 grand prize safe. Additionally, customers who submit Corvette sweepstakes prize-markers will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a 1962 Corvette. Prizes and money saving offers totaling $13 million are up for grabs with top prizes including a $250,000 cash payout, up to five $50,000 cash payouts and up to five $10,000 college tuition payments. Other great prizes include multiples chances to win 50,000 Tops GasPoints, $5,000 cash payouts, LCD-HD TVs valued at $1,500, and Apple iPads®.

The Tops 50th Anniversary Monopoly Collect and Win Game runs through July 14th or while game tickets last.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 132 full-service supermarkets – 127 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 14,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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