News Release
 September 20, 2016
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

In-store rewards program offers shoppers the chance to earn money for their communities’ schools

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Tops Friendly Markets announced that it has donated more than $145,000 to close to 1,000 participating schools as part of its ‘Tops in Education’ program. Over the past four years, the program has raised more than $540,000 for schools in its operating area. This year Tops will present the schools who were the largest benefactors from the 2015-2016 program with a check during a formal check presentation at the school. The schedule is as follows:

Newfane Elementary School 2909 Transit Rd. 9/21/16 10:10 am $2,542.12

Depew High School 5201 S. Transit Rd. 9/21/16 2:20 pm $1,878.62

St. Amelia School 2999 Eggert Rd. 9/29/16 9:45 am $4,371.58

Warsaw Elementary School 153 W Buffalo St. 9/30/16 8:00 am $1,920.74

Holland Elementary School 173 Canada St. TBD $2,227.98

To enroll in the Tops in Education program for the 2016-2017 school year, simply register your Tops BonusPlus card for the 2016-2017 school year at Shoppers can designate up to three schools in grades K-12 to receive funds from the program. Shoppers previously enrolled in the program MUST re-enroll for this school year in order to continue participating in this beneficial program. Schools interested in registering or learning more about how to promote the program at their school can also find helpful tools on the website.

Participation in the program is easy. When shoppers purchase TOPS brand, Full CircleTM, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Valu Time® and Best Yet® products, a percentage of the proceeds is donated to the schools the shopper has selected. The percentage donated is proportionate to the customer’s spending on any of a variety of these private brands that Tops offers and is up to five percent of the total purchase. Participants can also earn double rewards every time they purchase single-serve or multi packs of TOPS brand water throughout the year.

“Tops in Education’ helps our shoppers support the youth of their communities,” said Kathleen Allen, Tops’ senior manager community relations. “This program fulfills a promise to our shoppers, a promise that helps them receive a fantastic value while helping provide funding to educational programs in the towns that we serve.”

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 172 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 16,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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