News Release
 October 16, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today announced that on Sunday, October 14, the company launched Tops’ 50th Anniversary Free For All Gigantic Grocery Giveaway.

In honor of Tops’ 50th anniversary and as a way to thank customers for their loyalty to Tops, for the next three months (October 14, 2012 through January 5, 2013), Tops is giving away millions of dollars in FREE groceries to customers in the Tops “Free For All Gigantic Grocery Giveaway.”

Customers can earn Gold Anniversary Points and redeem them for a variety of free products ranging from Tops brand products like bread, eggs, sugar and butter to brand name favorites such as Tide laundry detergent, General Mills cereal and Birds Eye vegetables. Shoppers can even accumulate Gold Anniversary Points to redeem a free Tops frozen turkey in time for the holiday season.

“As we gear up for the grand finale of this year’s anniversary celebration, we want to say thank you in a unique and fun way to our associates, customers and communities for allowing us to be a part of their family for 50 years,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO.

Each time a customer shops at Tops he or she will receive a 50th Anniversary Peel-Off Ticket upon check out. Each ticket will contain an in-store coupon and Gold Anniversary Points that range between 5 and 1,000 points. Customer simply peel and reveal their Gold Anniversary Points value on their ticket, then present their ticket to their cashier along with their TOPS BonusPlus or BonusCard and their Gold Anniversary Points will be instantly added to their Tops BonusPlus account and reflected in their new Gold Points balance on their receipt.

When customers reach a Gold Anniversary Points threshold of 100, 250, 500 or 1000, they may redeem their Gold Points for a FREE product or products in that Gold Points category. Products available in these categories can be found by visiting this link

“We wanted to do this in a simple and engaging way that our customers will enjoy, and will allow them to choose the products they want from among a list of popular national and store brand products,” Curci added. “We know that especially during the holidays, shoppers are looking to save money. We’re not just lowering prices on these items, we’re giving them away for free.”

Customers can also earn five additional Gold Anniversary Points on more than 2,000 individual participating vendor products they purchase at Tops with their TOPS BonusPlus or BonusCard.

In addition, each time shoppers turn in their ticket, they will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win FREE groceries for a year, a $5,000 value. One winner will be drawn and contacted weekly for a total of twelve (12) winners over the next three months.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 153 full-service supermarkets – 148 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops, Grand Union and Bryant's banners. With more than 15,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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