News Release
 August 1, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – When Tops Friendly Markets unveiled that it was launching its eighth season of the wildly popular Monopoly® Collect and Win program in March, customers were eager to gather their game pieces for a chance to take home nearly $43 million dollars in prizes and money-saving coupons! To date, this is the largest prize package in TOPS history of the game with over 358,000 prizes awarded this year alone. While the game officially ended on June 17, 2017 the largest prizes will be awarded throughout the month of August.

Customers who played the online game vied for a chance to win a wide variety of prizes ranging from $1 and $2 in Tops BonusBucks up to $10,000 cash, and even a Finger Lakes weekend getaway for four to six people along with a VIP Experience with Julie Taboulie. Julie, a central New York chef with inspiring Mediterranean and Lebanese food, is featured on her own public television show “Cooking with Julie Taboulie”. The Julie Taboulie VIP Experience prize will be awarded to one lucky winner the week of August 6, 2017.

TOPS also offered a second chance sweepstakes opportunity inside thousands of game tickets. Lucky recipients could then mail in their entry for a chance to win a 2017 FIAT® 500C sponsored by Sparkling Ice. Every entry was another chance to win this amazing prize! The winner of the 2017 FIAT® 500C will be unveiled the week of August 13, 2017.

This year’s biggest combined grand prize was for a chance for participants to win Free Food for a Year, with one lucky winner guaranteed to win FREE FOOD FOR LIFE, sponsored by Pepsi. Participants had to collect the six game markers to win the free food for a year. One lucky winner will then be drawn to win the grand prize of FREE FOOD FOR LIFE the week of August 20, 2017.

TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win allowed customers to play every time they checked-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location beginning March 26-June 17, 2017. Customers played the Monopoly® Collect and Win game by obtaining a free game board at any Tops Markets location; upon checkout, game tickets were provided. One game ticket was 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 received four game “markers” as pieces of one of the 19 opportunities within the game board. Customers collected the appropriate markers on the game board in order to complete the picture and win that prize. Additionally, within each ticket were also instant wins of cash, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. New this year from Shutterfly®, were chances to win personalized photo books and personalized, reusable shopping bags.

Other big prizes, with multiple winner in most, awarded this year in addition to the Free Food grand prizes were: • $50,000 home makeover • $25,000 culinary dream vacation • $10,000 kitchen remodel • $10,000 cash • $5,000 home recreation package • $2,000 free Tops gas for one year • $1,200 free pet food for one year • $1,000 Darien Lake, NY family vacation • $1,000 Tops gas/grocery gift card

Additional prizes and the associated winners can be found on our website at

# # # 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


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