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Tops Monopoly Collect and Win: The VIP Chef Experience with Julie Taboulie prize awarded to Rochester resident

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts is pleased to announce that it will awarded one of its largest prizes in the Monopoly Collect and Win to a Rochester resident. The VIP Chef Experience with Julie Taboulie prize was won by Jennifer C. after she participated in the TOPS Monopoly online game. “I was stunned and shocked as to what to say when I heard I won,” said Jennifer. “I am so excited, I’ve never won anything like this before!” Jennifer and some of her close family and friends will enjoy a Finger Lakes weekend getaway along with a VIP Chef Experience with Julie later this year. Julie, a central New York chef with inspiring Mediterranean and Lebanese food, is the star and host of her own national public television show “Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen” and best-selling author of Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking. “I was so proud to be asked to partner with TOPS and their biggest promotion of the year in the Monopoly sweepstakes,” said Julie Taboulie. “This year’s food theme couldn’t have been more fitting for me to bring my “fresh is best” food philosophy, flavorful recipes, and fun approach to the table to help make this year’s game the biggest success yet! I’m so excited now that the day is finally here and I get to award Jennifer her prize and share this exciting experience with her and her friends and family.”The prize was revealed to Jennifer in a personal video message from Julie Taboulie herself on August 7, 2017. To see the video visit Tops Markets Facebook page, @TopsFriendlyMarkets or the Tops Website at

Customers who played the online game also vied for a chance to win a wide variety of prizes ranging from $1 and $2 in Tops BonusBucks up to $10,000 cash. TOPS also offered a second chance sweepstakes opportunity inside thousands of game tickets. Lucky recipients could then mail in their entry for a chance to win a 2017 FIAT® 500C sponsored by Sparkling Ice. Every entry was another chance to win this amazing prize! The winner of the 2017 FIAT® 500C will be unveiled the week of August 13, 2017.

This year’s biggest combined grand prize was for a chance for participants to win Free Food for a Year, with one lucky winner guaranteed to win FREE FOOD FOR LIFE, sponsored by Pepsi. Participants had to collect the six game markers to win the free food for a year. One lucky winner will then be drawn to win the grand prize of FREE FOOD FOR LIFE the week of August 20, 2017.

TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win allowed customers to play every time they checked-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location beginning March 26-June 17, 2017. 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.

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 in order to complete the picture and win that prize. Additionally, within each ticket were also instant wins of cash, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. New this year from Shutterfly®, were chances to win personalized photo books and personalized, reusable shopping bags.

Other big prizes, with multiple winner in most, awarded this year in addition to the Free Food grand prizes were: • $50,000 home makeover • $25,000 culinary dream vacation • $10,000 kitchen remodel • $10,000 cash • $5,000 home recreation package • $2,000 free Tops gas for one year • $1,200 free pet food for one year • $1,000 Darien Lake, NY family vacation • $1,000 Tops gas/grocery gift card

Additional prizes and the associated winners can be found on our website at

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 more than 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


Kathy Romanowski

Source: Tops Friendly Markets

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