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DATE:
 June 18, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716 635 5577

   
TOPS AWARDS CARMEL NY RESIDENT WITH $10,000 INSTANT CASH PRIZE
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont is pleased to announce that it has awarded its $10,000 Instant Cash prize in its Monopoly Collect and Win game. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, resides in Carmel, NY. This individual has played Monopoly Collect and before, but has never won anything of this magnitude. "The last time I won something I think it was in the fifth grade, and it certainly wasn’t anything like this,” the winner said. A formal check presentation and celebration where the winner and their family was presented with their prize took place at the Tops Markets located at 1936 US Rt. 6, Carmel, NY took place earlier this week with store manager Patty Ryan. TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win returned to TOPS for its 9th consecutive season March 11 and ran through June 2, 2018. TOPS was 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 were above and beyond the everyday great values and TOPS was excited to pass these offers along to its customers. To date over 251, 709 prizes have been awarded! There was an incredible line-up of fully charged prizes that energized participant’s lives. Participants could feel the surge of winning with chances 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 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 to complete the picture and win that prize. Within each ticket also were instant wins of cash up to $10,000, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. Also this year was an online version of the Tops Monopoly® Collect and Win Game. Each game ticket also could potentially include one game marker with a special twelve digit code. Customers were able to visit www.TopsMarkets.com 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 were also given 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 found lucky tokens inside hundreds of thousands of game tickets! Customers saved these tokens and every week during the TOPS Monopoly program, checked the front page of the TOPS weekly ad to see if one of their lucky tokens matched that week’s featured deal. TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win allowed customers to play every time they checked-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location. 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. # # # 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 www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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