News Release
 September 1, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to announce the return of its TOPS in Education program. Now in its sixth year, this program has donated nearly $700,000 to area schools across its geographic footprint. This easy to enroll in program allows schools the ability to help fundraise for school improvements and programs simply by encouraging parents and teachers alike to support their school through the Tops in Education program.

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year, with a bonus program where you can now earn "$5 for You and $5 for Your School.” Customers that register their BonusPlus card September 14 through October 14 will receive an e-coupon for $5 off their future $40 or more purchase. Once redeemed TOPS will donate $5 to their registered school(s).

To enroll in the Tops in Education program for the 2017-2018 school year, simply register your Tops BonusPlus card 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, Pure Harmony, Valu Time®, and Best Yet® products, a percentage of the proceeds is donated to the schools the shopper has selected. -more- 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, senior manager of community relations for Tops Markets. “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 173 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 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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