News Release
 June 8, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts is pleased to announce that it has awarded another big winner in the Monopoly Collect and Win. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I won the Dream Vacation. I had to do a double take,” said winner, Janet Mellon.” Janet, a regular shopper at the Springville, NY Tops, has played the game every year and was in such shock when she saw that she had won the $25,000 Culinary Dream Vacation that she said she left the winning game board on her desk for one week before taking it to the store for verification. “I had to take time to process it. I would go back every few hours and look at it,” she laughs. At first the only people who knew she won were her husband and two daughters. An official check presentation will take place at the Springville Tops, located at 184 South Cascade Rd., on Monday June 12 at 1:00 pm.

Monopoly® Collect and Win, now in its eighth season at your neighborhood Tops Friendly Markets began March 26, 2017. Customers can play in-store and online with a chance to take home nearly $43 million dollars in prizes and money-saving coupons. This is the largest prize package in Tops history of the game. This year’s biggest combined grand prize is the chance for 200 people to win Free Food for a Year, with one lucky winner guaranteed to win FREE FOOD FOR LIFE.

Monopoly® Collect and Win at Tops allows customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location. Customers play the Monopoly® Collect and Win game by obtaining a free game board at any Tops Markets location; upon checkout, game tickets are provided. One game ticket is given for every purchase with a BonusPlus card, with additional tickets provided based on the purchase of more than 3,000 specially marked items in the store.

Inside each game ticket, customers receive four game “markers” as pieces of one of the 19 opportunities within the game board. Customers collect the appropriate markers on the game board to complete the picture and win that prize. Within each ticket are also instant wins of cash, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. New this year from Shutterfly®, chances to win personalized photo books and personalized, reusable shopping bags.

Other big prizes in addition to the Free Food grand prizes are: • $200,000 for a new vacation home or mortgage pay-off • $100,000 food truck or cash to start your own business • $50,000 home makeover • $25,000 culinary dream vacation • $10,000 kitchen remodel • $5,000 home recreation package • $2,000 free Tops gas for one year Plus, a 2017 FIAT® 500C will be awarded in the second chance sweepstakes.

Continuing this year is an online version of the Tops Monopoly® Collect and Win Game. Each game ticket may also include one game marker with a special twelve digit code.

Customers can visit and enter their code for a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 and $2 in Tops BonusBucks to $10,000 cash. All online codes entered will also have a chance to win a Finger Lakes weekend getaway for four to six people along with a VIP Experience with Julie Taboulie, a central New York chef with inspiring Mediterranean and Lebanese food featured on her public television show “Cooking with Julie Taboulie”.

The Tops Monopoly® Collect and Win Game runs through Saturday, June 17, 2017 or while tickets last. # # #

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 more than 15,000 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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