News Release
 January 2, 2013
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 Jill Gilbert of Falconer, NY as the seventh winner of FREE groceries for a year as part of Tops’ 50th Anniversary Free For All Grocery Giveaway.

Gilbert was automatically entered to win by turning in her Free For All ticket at checkout. Each time shoppers turn in their tickets, they are automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win FREE groceries for a year, a $5,000 value, through January 5, 2013.

In October, Tops launched its 50th Anniversary Free For All Grocery Giveaway as a way to thank customers for their loyalty to Tops, and will give away millions of dollars in FREE groceries to customers.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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