News Release
 April 8, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Buffalo is known as the City of Good Neighbors and for good reason! When Tops Friendly Markets shopper, Mary, instantly won a brand new car thru Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It game she turned to her husband and said “we already have a car, we don’t need this one. Who do we know who could use a car?” It was in that moment that Mary thought of Silver Light, the assistant director of WNY Peace Center. “She travels a lot for her job so I immediately thought of her to help her get around,” Mary told Tops officials. Silver was of course blown away by Mary’s generosity. “Mary has been a dedicated volunteer at WNY Peace Center since 1982 who is always giving back and I was so surprised when I got the call,” said Silver. “I wasn’t sure what to say or do,” she said. The two women came back to Tops together to validate the prize and Silver promised Mary the first ride in her new car which she hopes will be a Nissan Leaf as she wants to leave less of a carbon footprint.

Today, the official check presentation took place at the University Plaza Tops ( where Tops associates celebrated with Mary and Silver with some refreshments. There are still eight more chances to win a brand new car! Be sure to get your Rip It and Win It tickets at any Tops Friendly Markets location March 17- June 8, 2019 (or while tickets last) during Tops Rip it and Win It Game. Shoppers can instantly win $10,000 in cash, gift cards, free food and more! 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. Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It allows customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location using their Tops BonusPlus® card. Each purchase transaction will receive one game ticket and customers will also receive a game ticket for each participating vendor product purchased. With over 3 million instant winners and 10 guaranteed winners of a brand new car, lady luck will be on your side! ###

About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 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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