News Release
 May 1, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

In-store rewards program offers shoppers the chance to earn twice the rewards

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Tops Friendly Markets announced that during the month of May it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its Tops in Education Program (TIE). Participants enrolled in the program can now earn up to 10% for your school(s) during the ENTIRE month of May! Beginning May 1 through May 31 your designated school(s) will earn DOUBLE the rewards when you purchase participating products including TOPS brand, Full Circle, Simply Done, TopCare, Tippy Toes, Culinary Tours, Pure Harmony, ValuTime and Best Yet with your registered BonusPlus Card. It’s that easy to earn up to 10% back to your selected school(s)!

“As we enter into the final month of the Tops in Education program for the 2018-2019 school year we wanted to offer participants in the program another opportunity to make great strides in their efforts toward fundraising before the close of the school year,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, Tops has donated more than $850,000 to over 1,000 participating schools. Last year alone the program raised over $152,700 for local schools. Schools interested in registering or learning more about how to promote the program at their school can find helpful tools on the website including a Tops in Education Newsletter with helpful tips from our most successful school fundraisers.

Participation in the program is easy. When registered TIE shoppers purchase TOPS brand, Full CircleTM, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Pure HarmonyTM, Valu Time®, Simply DoneTM, Culinary ToursTM, and Best Yet® products with your TOPS BonusPlus® throughout the 2018-2019 Tops in Education program year, a percentage of the proceeds is donated to the school(s) the shopper has selected. 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.

“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 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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