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DATE:
 July 18, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

   
COLLECT AND WIN: MONOPOLY® AWARDS CHEEKTOWAGA RESIDENT WITH $25,000 CULINARY DREAM VACATION
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. Robin Close of Cheektowaga, NY couldn't believe it when she won the $25,000 Culinary Dream Vacation prize. “We've won other smaller things in the past, but nothing like this before," said Robin. Her final winning piece came in the last few weeks of playing the game. "We just kept shopping in hopes we'd get that final winning piece and here we are!" The prize was presented to Robin and her family at the Tops Friendly Markets located at 4777 Transit Rd. in Depew, NY.

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 www.TopsMarkets.com 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 ran through Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 173 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 www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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