News Release
 May 8, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont is pleased to announce that two lucky recipients in New York State are the recent recipients of FREE FOOD FOR A YEAR thanks to TOPS Monopoly Collect and Win! Joan Morabito of Geneva, NY and Brittany Komosinski of Grand Gorge, NY were stunned when they learned they had collected the winning tickets during their respective shopping trips to TOPS.

“I had never won anything before,” exclaimed Joan, “not even bingo.” But that all changed when she did some extra shopping for the Easter holiday and came home to place her Monopoly pieces on her board. When her 8-year-old great grandson, Jay, came over later that day and learned that she had won, he had had a sneaking suspicion. “She was acting all excited, like she had had 12 bottles of Mountain Dew or something,” he said smiling. When asked if she will continue to play Monopoly Collect and Win, Joan didn’t hesitate to answer. “Oh yes! I'm one away on some other prizes so you never know!"

For Brittany her good fortune came by way of a stranger paying it forward. Komosinski, a loyal TOPS shopper, and former employee of the Stamford, NY TOPS location, discovered her winning ticket after placing several tickets on her board that she received from a fellow TOPS shopper in the TOPS parking lot. "I had been playing the game, but a gentleman handed me easily 18 extra tickets. I couldn't believe it when I won!" Little did this gentleman know he was paying it forward to this mother of three who said this will certainly help her growing family pay for things especially baby formula. -more- TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win returned to TOPS for its 9th consecutive season March 11 and will run through June 2, 2018 (or while tickets last). TOPS is excited to bring the FULLY CHARGED TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win game to consumers with over $42,000,000 in prizes and money-saving coupons. Thanks to many key product vendor sponsors, these savings are above and beyond the everyday great values and we’re excited to pass these offers along to customers. To date over 94,000 prizes have been awarded! There is an incredible line-up of fully charged prizes that will energize your life. You can feel the surge of winning with a chance to win a $250,000 smart home, $100,000 His & Her High Performance Cars, a $50,000 Rockstar Backyard, a $35,000 Tech Toy Chest, and Florida Family Vacations or Caribbean Cruises, to name a few of the fully charged jackpot of prizes! 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 up to $10,000, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. 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 $2,500 cash. All online codes entered will also have a chance to win $5,000 in Stockpile gift cards that can be used to purchase stocks of their choice. New this year, game participants will find lucky tokens inside hundreds of thousands of game tickets! Save these tokens and every week during the TOPS Monopoly program, check the front page of the TOPS weekly ad to see if one of your lucky tokens matches that week’s featured deal. Redeem your token at checkout to unlock the extra savings! TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win 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. The sooner you open your game ticket, the sooner you can start to redeem great prizes! # # # About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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