Monopoly Game Rules

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To participate in this promotion, while game ticket supplies last, receive a free game ticket with each transaction (as defined below) (excluding purchases of all office services such as lottery tickets, postage stamps, Western Union, and tickets.com purchases, tobacco or alcohol products, or other products excluded by law) at any participating supermarket store being operated as a "Tops Market" by Tops Markets, LLC and/or its affiliates and franchisees (hereinafter referred to as "Tops" or "Sponsor") (excluding TOPS fuel stations, convenience stores, and in-store Tim Horton's franchise locations). Purchases made at www.topsmarkets.com will not qualify for game tickets or *Bonus Game Tickets*. The total quantity of tickets to be received will be specified on your Tops register receipt. Game tickets will only be awarded during the transaction in which they were earned. Customers are limited to one transaction per six-hour period. Tops reserves the right to limit quantities purchased of any item. "Bonus Game Ticket* items will be specified by brand, size, flavor, style, etc. See store Customer Service Desk for complete listing of *Bonus Game Ticket* products. *Bonus Game Ticket* products may be changed (variety and size), and new products added or products deleted during the course of the promotion at the discretion of Tops. As the game progresses, some participating Tops stores may run out of game tickets before others and in that Tops store the game is over.

    Alternate entry method: Receive a FREE game ticket and a Bonus Game Ticket (two game tickets total) by sending a self-addressed, stamped return envelope to Tops "Monopoly® Collect and Win Game" Ticket Request, Attn: Promotions Coordinator, P.O. Box 440272, Kennesaw, GA 30160-9505. Mail-in requests, including both outer envelope and self-addressed stamped envelope, must be handwritten and must be postmarked no sooner than January 23, 2011, and no later than April 9, 2011, and must be received by Tops no later than April 16, 2011. Requests will be fulfilled while supplies last. Each request must be sent in a separate stamped outer mailing envelope with the requestor's first and last name, street address, city, state and zip or postal code (name and address must match the return name and address on self-addressed stamped envelope) legibly handwritten in the upper left hand corner of the outer envelope. Requests that are sent in preprinted envelopes, that utilize address labels or stickers, that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically or digitally produced or reproduced, that are not mailed in separate outer stamped mailing envelopes, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Official Rules will NOT be honored, acknowledged or returned, and the persons submitting such requests will forfeit any corresponding postage and unused envelopes.

    Customers who return *Bonus Game Ticket* products for which they have received game tickets must return unopened game tickets to receive refund, otherwise product must be exchanged for identical product. Ways to earn additional *Bonus Game Tickets* may be added during the course of the promotion. To be eligible to win a prize, a participant or "Customer" must be at least 18 years of age and a legitimate participant. Associates, officers and directors of the Sponsor (Tops Markets, LLC, Williamsville, NY), its retail stores, distribution centers and division offices, its subsidiaries and affiliates, promotion suppliers, affiliated advertising agencies, third party contractors and spouses of the aforementioned groups (and the I.R.S. listed dependents or members of household including dependents in the military or attending college living away from home) are not eligible to play and redeem any prize or coupon issued in conjunction with this Customer game. A separate Tops Monopoly® Collect and Win Associate Game will be occurring simultaneously and Associates of Tops may participate in that game. By participating in this Promotion, all participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and agree that the decisions of the Sponsor will be valid and binding in all respects. Sponsor is not responsible for late, stolen, lost, postage due, or misdirected mail, or incomplete or illegible entries.

  2. TO PLAY: Open the game ticket by tearing off the perforated portions to reveal a special discount offer or Instant Product Prize Winner, along with four game markers or three game markers and a sweepstakes marker. Moisten the glue strip on the back of the game markers or sweepstakes markers and place the markers on the exact corresponding matching prize play or sweepstakes area spaces on the game board. Do not affix game markers or sweepstakes markers to the game board (with glue or tape) in a permanent manner, or game markers and sweepstakes markers will be void.

  3. TO WIN: The following are referred to herein as *Major Prizes.* $250,000 Cash; $200,000 Mortgage; $30,000 Vehicle of Choice; $15,000 Room Makeover; $7,500 Dream Vacation; FREE Groceries for a Year (ARV $5,200); $2,500 Fashion Wardrobe Makeover; $1,500 Big Screen LCD-HD TV; $1,000 Home Computer Center ($850 Desktop or Laptop computer and $150 printer) $500 Gas Grill; $250 Gift Card of Choice; $150 Garmin GPS or Kindle eReader (Garmin Nuvi255W or Kindle without 3G); $100 Nikon Coolpix Camera (model L22); $50 Tops Gift Card; $20 Family Night "Dinner's On Us"; Monopoly® board game (ARV $15); $10 Cash; and $5 Cash collect & win prizes. There will also be a $2 instant win prize. The Instant Winner Product prizes are collectively referred to in the Official Rules as *Instant Prizes* and are described in Rule #6. To win one of the Major Prizes, subject to verification, simply match the official game markers to the exact corresponding game markers on the official game board and complete a section of the game board that corresponds to the indicated prize specified on the game board. Each prize section is marked on the official game board with the correct game marker numbers needed to collect to win that specified prize. Winning game marker combinations must be submitted individually on separate game boards. Inside certain game tickets, there will be Instant Winner coupons for one of the Instant Winner Product Prizes or $2 Instant Winner. (There are 105 different Instant Winner Product offers with retail values ranging from $0.58 to $7.99 with an average retail value of $1.62 for a total of 521,723 Instant Winner Products with a total value of $845,191.) There are also 1,500,000 prizes consisting of two Tops Monopoly® Game tickets, with an ARV of $0. However, as long as all the rules are followed, there is no limit to the number of times a Customer may be a Major Prize or Instant Prize winner during the course of the promotion.

  4. TO CLAIM A PRIZE: Only original promotion materials with Series TOP-02 coding are accepted. Any facsimiles, copies, and/or reproductions are void for the Customer promotion. No "Associate" promotion materials may be used in the Customer promotion. Customers must initial the front of all potential winning original game markers of the Major Prizes in the lower right hand corner, transfer the original game markers to a new game board, and sign their full legal signature on the new game board, all in the presence of an authorized Tops store representative who will arrange for verification. Potential Major Prize winners of $50 or greater must review prize materials, complete a High Level Prize Form and move original game markers to a new official game board in the presence of an authorized Tops store representative, who will arrange for verification by the official judging agency (CPS, Inc., Kennesaw, GA). The Sponsor will notify the potential winner of the official judging agency's decision within twenty-one (21) days and verified winners will be paid within 60 days after receipt of the prize claim materials from the potential winner. Potential winners of prizes valued at $2,500 or greater will be required to provide a photocopy of their driver's license or passport as proof of identity before the prize will be awarded. Upon request, the Customer will be provided a copy of their High Level Prize Form and submitted promotion materials for their files before Customer submits them. Once materials are submitted they become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Potential Major Prize winners of $20 or less must review prize materials, complete a Low Level Prize form and move original game markers to a new official game board in the presence of an authorized Tops store representative, and have submission verified and prize will be awarded at store.

    Potential Instant Winner Product Prize and $2 Instant Winners may have their Instant product coupon verified and prize awarded at the store by initialing the front of the original potential winning game coupon in the lower right hand corner and submitting it to an authorized Tops store representative.

    The $250,000 Cash, the $200,000 Mortgage Payoff, the $30,000 Vehicle of Choice, the $15,000 Room Makeover, and the $7,500 Dream Vacation will be awarded by check in the amount of the retail value of the prize. The $5,200 in free groceries will receive $5,200 in TOPS gift cards. The $2,500 Fashion Wardrobe Makeover will receive their choice of gift cards from the Gift Card gondola located in each TOPS store (excluding prepaid VISA, Master Card, or American Express gift cards). The $1,500 Big Screen LCD-HD TV and the $1,000 Home Computer Center ($850 Desktop or Laptop computer and $150 printer) will receive a check or electronics store gift card for retail value of prize. The $500 gas grill and the $250 gift card of choice will receive their choice of gift cards from the Gift Card gondola located in each TOPS store (excluding prepaid VISA, Master Card, or American Express gift cards). The $150 Garmin GPS or Kindle eReader and the $100 Nikon Coolpix Camera will receive a check or electronics store gift card for retail value of prize. The $50 TOPS gift card winners will receive $50 in TOPS gift cards. The $20 Family Night "Dinner's On Us" prize winners will receive $20 in TOPS gift cards

  5. CARNIVAL CRUISE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY: To be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win one of SIX (6) 7- or 8-day Carnival Cruise for Two (2), collect the two unique sweepstakes markers (SW82 and SW83) found in certain game tickets and affix original markers (facsimiles and reproductions are not acceptable) to a 3" x 5" card and include the following on the 3" x 5" card: your printed name, address, phone number, age, and sign legal signature; then mail to Tops Carnival Cruise Sweepstakes, P. O. Box 441168, Kennesaw, GA 30160-9523. All terms and conditions of Carnival Cruise Lines Standard Ticket Contract of Passage, as well as those stated in the General Information of the Carnival Cruise Lines Certificate, shall be applicable to this promotion and cruise passage. The Carnival *Fun Ship* cruise package is for two people sharing a cabin. All travel must be completed by June 30, 2012. Sweepstakes prize includes a $1,200 check for winner to arrange transportation for winner and travel companion to and from the cruise ship and to offset any potential supplemental fuel charge instituted by the cruise line (maximum $144). Items of a personal nature are not included. Total ARV of Cruise and cash package is $4,000. Winners must give Carnival 30 days notice, prior to sailing date, to make reservations. The *Vacation Guarantee* is not applicable to this promotion. Stateroom is based on double occupancy. Winners under the age of 21 years must be accompanied by a parent, relative or guardian 25 years or older in the same stateroom. Prize includes ocean view balcony stateroom (category 8A), government fees/taxes, and shipboard gratuities. Any difference between the stated value and the actual value will not be awarded to the winner. The cruise package does not include any costs or features not specifically detailed in the Carnival Cruise inclusions stated above. In the event of the cancellation of confirmed arrangements by the winner, the ability to reschedule the prize trip or any portion thereof will be allowed at the sole discretion of Tops and Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruises are subject to availability and blackout period only during the last two weeks of December. Trip expenses not expressly stated are the sole responsibility of the winner. You may enter more than once, but each entry must be mailed separately and contain the two unique sweepstakes markers (SW82 and SW83). Sweepstakes entries must be mailed by regular 1st Class mail and inside envelopes 4-1/2" x 9-1/2" or smaller. Entries into sweepstakes must be received by April 22, 2011. Sweepstakes entries will be eligible for all drawings held after receipt of entry. Sweepstakes random drawings for a Carnival Cruise Trip for Two will be on February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 25, 2011. Winners will be contacted based on information provided. If information is illegible, if person cannot be contacted, or if the person does not respond within 14 days after certified mailing, then alternate winner will be drawn. Winners will receive information packet from Tops once a Customer Prize Winner Form has been completed and person's eligibility has been determined. Odds of obtaining each sweepstakes marker are 1 in 8 game markers. Odds of winning a sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes prize limited to one trip prize per person, family, or household. Prizes cannot be transferred except at the Sponsor's discretion due to availability.

  6. NOTICE: This promotion is void where prohibited. Entry into the promotion, where lawful, constitutes permission to use name, voice, photograph or likeness of prize winners for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation. Major Prize winners will be obligated to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within ten (10) days of notification by Sponsor. In the event of non-compliance by a Major Prize winner or if prize is returned as non-deliverable, the prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded. All Instant Winner Prize coupons, and all promotional materials submitted for verification, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. All tax liability on all prizes is solely the responsibility of the prize winner. The prize winner will receive a 1099 if the prize value is $600 or greater. Sponsor may, at its discretion, award any and all prizes to the winner as a check in the amount of the stated retail value of the prize. Carnival Cruise Lines, their parent and subsidiary companies, or any other company or product depicted on the game board, game tickets or other game materials are not sponsors nor affiliated with this promotion in any way. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between the Customer and the Sponsor and any participating companies in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's or jurisdiction's laws. Customer agrees that the Sponsor and any participating companies involved in this promotion are not responsible for: (1) any illegible, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Customer, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming Associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, illegible, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Customer's participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Disputes: Except where prohibited, Customer agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of court or class action, and exclusively by binding Arbitration under the American Arbitration Association Consumer rules and procedures, at which point all arbitration will be conducted in the State of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs Associated with entering this promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Customer be permitted to obtain awards for, and Customer hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. The $250,000 Cash, the $200,000 Mortgage Payoff, the $30,000 Vehicle of Choice, the $15,000 Room Makeover, and the $7,500 Dream Vacation will be awarded by check in the amount of the retail value of the prize. The $5,200 in Free Groceries winners will receive $5,200 in TOPS gift cards. The $2,500 Fashion Wardrobe Makeover winners will receive their choice of gift cards from the Gift Card gondola located in each TOPS store (excluding prepaid VISA, Master Card, or American Express gift cards). The $1,500 Big Screen LCD-HD TV and the $1,000 Home Computer Center ($850 Desktop or Laptop computer and $150 printer) winners will receive a check or electronics store gift card for retail value of prize. The $500 Gas Grill and the $250 Gift Card of Choice winners will receive their choice of gift cards from the Gift Card gondola located in each TOPS store (excluding prepaid VISA, Master Card, or American Express gift cards). The $150 Garmin GPS or Kindle eReader and the $100 Nikon Coolpix Camera winners will receive a check or electronics store gift card for retail value of prize. The $50 TOPS Gift Card winners will receive $50 in TOPS gift cards. The $20 Family Night "Dinner's On Us" prize winners will receive $20 in TOPS gift cards. Prizes cannot be substituted or transferred except at the discretion of Tops due to availability. Instant Winner Product Prizes are free products as designated on game tickets.

  7. PROMOTION MATERIALS: Only original promotion materials with Series TOP-02 coding are accepted. All promotion materials will be rejected and judged VOID if not legitimately obtained through authorized channels and verified by an authorized Tops store representative, or if any part of any game board, game ticket, coupon, or game marker is illegible, altered, mutilated, defaced, tampered with, forged, contains printing, seeding, mechanical, or other errors, or is irregular in any way. Sole liability for any irregular game coupons or game markers will be limited to replacement with another randomly selected game ticket while supplies last. Any attempt to defraud or forge any promotion materials in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This promotion is offered in New York and Pennsylvania to legitimate participants, and all its parts are VOID in Florida, Vermont, Rhode Island and elsewhere and where taxed or prohibited by law. No more than the number of advertised prizes in the Official Rules in any prize category will be awarded. If a printing, seeding, mechanical, or any other error causes the number of prize claims in any prize category(s) to exceed the number of prizes set forth in that category in the Official Rules, a random drawing will be conducted from all eligible entries in that category, to award the total number of prizes that are advertised in that category.

  8. WINNERS LIST: The names of the Major Prize winners with $25 value or greater may be obtained at the conclusion of the promotion by sending a first class stamped, self-addressed return envelope to: Top-02 Monopoly® Game Winners, P. O. Box 813397, Smyrna, GA 30081. Requests must be received by May 30, 2011.

  9. PROMOTION DATES: The promotion is scheduled to commence on January 23, 2011. The scheduled termination date is April 16, 2011. This Promotion ends on the scheduled termination date or the date on which all game tickets are distributed, whichever occurs first. All prizes not claimed by May 7, 2011, are forfeited. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.

  10. CONTEST DELAY/EXTENSION: The Sponsor may delay the Promotion commencement date and thereafter extend the Promotion period, if such commencement is delayed by a cause which is beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor.

  11. PARTICIPATING STORES: This Promotion is being conducted in 126 participating supermarket stores being operated as a "Tops Market" by Tops in the state of New York and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (excluding TOPS fuel stations, convenience stores, and in-store Tim Horton's franchise locations).

  12. TICKETS DISTRIBUTED: A total of 31,500,000 game tickets may be distributed in participating Tops stores and/or via alternate entry methods.

  13. ODDS: Odds are based on getting the one game ticket containing the rare game marker or Instant Winner message. Sweepstakes odds are dependent on the number of entries received. Certain prizes indicated by an asterisk (*) in the odds chart require the collection of a semi-rare marker found inside 1 in every 5,000 game tickets. Prizes indicated by a double asterisk (**) in the odds chart are Instant winner/Free product prizes. ©2011 CPS Inc.




Odds Chart/Prize Value

Prize Description Qty Available Odds with 1 ticket Odds with 12 tickets Odds with 48 tickets Total Value
$250,000 Cash* 1 31,500,000:1 2,625,000:1 656,250:1 $250,000
$200,000 Mortgage* 1 31,500,000:1 2,625,000:1 656,250:1 $200,000
$30,000 Vehicle of Choice* 2 15,750,000:1 1,312,500:1 328,125:1 $60,000
$15,000 Room Makeover* 6 5,250,000:1 437,500:1 109,375:1 $90,000
$7,500 Dream Vacation* 8 3,937,500:1 328,125:1 82,031:1 $60,000
Free Groceries for a Year (ARV $5,200)* 10 3,150,000:1 262,500:1 65,625:1 $52,000
$2,500 Fashion Wardrobe Makeover* 12 2,625,000:1 218,750:1 54,688:1 $30,000
$1,500 Big Screen LCD-HD TV 15 2,100,000:1 175,000:1 43,750:1 $22,500
$1,000 Home Computer Center 20 1,575,000:1 131,250:1 32,813:1 $20,000
$500 Gas Grill 50 630,000:1 52,500:1 13,125:1 $25,000
$250 Gift Card of Choice 100 315,000:1 26,250:1 6,563:1 $25,000
$150 Garmin GPS or Kindle eReader 150 210,000:1 17,500:1 4,375:1 $22,500
$100 Nikon Coolpix Camera 175 180,000:1 15,000:1 3,750:1 $17,500
$50 Tops Gift Card 200 157,500:1 13,125:1 3,281:1 $10,000
$20 Family Night "Dinner's On Us" 500 63,000:1 5,250:1 1,313:1 $10,000
Monopoly* Board Game (ARV $15) 1,000 31,500:1 2,625:1 656:1 $15,000
$10 Cash 1,500 21,000:1 1,750:1 438:1 $15,000
$5 Cash 10,000 3,150:1 263:1 66:1 $50,000
$2 Cash Instant Winner** 25,000 1,260:1 105:1 26:1 $50,000
Free Product** 521,723 60:1 5:1 1.26:1 $845,191
Two Tops Monopoly© Game Tickets** 1,500,000 21:1 1.75:1 .44:1 $0
Total 2,060,473 15.29:1 1.27:1 .32:1 $1,869,691

There are 6 Carnival Cruise Trips for Two sweepstakes prizes with a value of $4,000 each for a total prize value of $24,000. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize are dependent on the number of entries received.

TOPS Monopoly Website FAQ

  1. Q: What are the dates of the Promotion?
    A: January 23, 2011 through April 16, 2010 (12 weeks), or when all game tickets have been distributed.
  2. Q:What are the prizes?
    A:
    1. $250,000 Cash - 1 prize available
    2. $200,000 Mortgage Payoff - 1 prize available
    3. $30,000 Vehicle of Your Choice - 2 prizes available
    4. $15,000 Room Makeover - 6 prizes available
    5. $7,500 Dream Vacation - 8 prizes available
    6. $5,200 in Free Groceries - 10 prizes available
    7. $4,000 Carnival Cruise - 6 prizes available (Mail-In Sweepstakes)
    8. $2,500 Fashion Wardrobe Makeover - 12 prizes available
    9. $1,500 Big Screen LCD-HD TV - 15 prizes available
    10. $1,000 Home Computer Center - 20 prizes available
    11. $500 Gas Grill - 50 prizes available
    12. $250 Gift Card of Your Choice - 100 prizes available
    13. $150 Garmin GPS/Kindle e-Reader - 150 prizes available
    14. $100 Nikon Coolpix Camera - 175 prizes available
    15. $50 TOPS Gift Card - 200 prizes available
    16. $20 Family Night "Dinner's-on-Us" - 500 prizes available
    17. $15 Monopoly Board Game - 1,000 prizes available
    18. $10 Cash - 1,500 prizes available
    19. $5 Cash - 10,000 prizes available
    20. Instant Winner of Free Product - 575,000 prizes available
    21. Instant Winner of (2) Bonus Tickets - 1,500,000 prizes available
  3. Q: How do I obtain game tickets?
    A:
    1. Receive one game ticket:
      • with each purchase transaction.
      • for each participating vendor product purchased.
    2. For a free entry, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

      TOPS Monopoly® Ticket Request
      Attn: Promotions Coordinator
      P.O. Box 440272
      Kennesaw, GA 30160-9505

  4. Q: How do I play?
    A: Open the game ticket by tearing off the perforated portions to reveal a special discount offer or Instant Product Prize Winner, along with four game markers or three game markers and a sweepstakes marker. Moisten the glue strip on the back of the game markers or sweepstakes markers and place the markers on the exact corresponding matching prize play or sweepstakes area spaces on the game board. Do not affix game markers or sweepstakes markers to the game board (with glue or tape) in a permanent manner, or game markers and sweepstakes markers will be void.
  5. Q: How do I win?
    A: Affix markers to the TOPS® Monopoly® Collect & Win game board. Collect all markers printed under the prize and win that prize (subject to verification).
  6. Q: What do I do when I collect all the markers needed for a prize?
    A: Take your game board and markers to the Customer Service Desk at any TOPS Friendly Market.
  7. Q: Is there a deadline for turning in potential winning entries?
    A: Yes. All potential winners must be presented in person to the Customer Service Desk in any of our stores on or before May 7, 2011.
  8. Q: How do I enter the Carnival Cruise Sweepstakes?
    A: Collect two unique sweepstakes markers (SW82 and SW83) and affix them to a 3" x 5" index card. On the card, print your name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, age and signature, and then mail to:

    TOPS Carnival Cruise Sweepstakes
    P.O. Box 441168
    Kennesaw, GA 30160-9523

    There will be four (6) drawings for Carnival Cruises for Two for Customers.
  9. Q: Where can I get more information? (Official rules, odds of winning, etc.)
    A: Visit any of our stores in New York or Pennsylvania or visit www.topsmarkets.com for details.
  10. Q: There was no mention of Pharmacy register. Would game tickets be given out there?
    A: Yes, customer will receive one game ticket for their Pharmacy purchase.
  11. Q: Transactions at the Service Desk, such as Lotto, Western Union, payments and Money Order: are these considered transactions to get a game ticket?
    A: Customers will receive one ticket per trip to the Customer Service Desk. For example, a customer may conduct several transactions at the Service Desk but will only be awarded one ticket. The Service Desk associates will circle or highlight the receipt for all the transactions completed and give them to the customer with one Customer ticket.

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