The Arlington Community Card costs only $10 and grants ongoing discounts at 35+ local Arlington businesses.
It’s Thompson Elementary PTO’s primary annual fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the cards go directly to Thompson PTO.
You can use the card every time you shop at the participating businesses, all year long. Simply show the card at time of purchase to get the qualifying deals. These deals cannot be combined with other discounts.
A great way to support Arlington businesses, save money, and contribute to this wonderful fundraiser!
- Arlington Town Day, held annually in mid-Sept. After that…
- The Book Rack at 13 Medford St.
- Arlington Farmers Market through 1st week of October
- Online via PayPal (+ 80¢ postage and handling; allow 3-5 days for mailing)
|Abbott’s Frozen Custard||free topping or waffle cone upgrade w/custard purchase (limit 1 per card per visit)|
|Abilyn’s Frozen Bakery||10% off|
|Andrina’s Pizzeria||$5 off, $20 minimum|
|Arlington Centered||10% Off M-W|
|Arlington Service Station (formerly Arlington Global)||5% off repairs (labor only, no gas or inspection stickers)|
|Artful Heart Gallery||10% off jewelry, $25 min|
|Big Picture Framing||10% off custom framing|
|The Bike Stop||10% off bike tune-up (labor only)|
|Book Rack||$2 off, $15 min|
|Brickstone Cafe & Pizzeria||10% off, take-out only|
|Capitol Theatre||1 free small popcorn per card w/ticket|
|Clay Dreams||10% off 1 item Tu-Th, no special events|
|D’Agostino’s||Free small chips w/sub purchase|
|Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens||10% off, $35 min, in-store only, no special events|
|Dunkin Donuts, 369 Mass Ave||5% off beverages and food only|
|Fabrics on Broadway||20% off fabrics on custom upholstery jobs at Upholstery on Broadway|
|Jacqui’s Design Group||10% off products|
|Kickstand Café||10% off after 3pm|
|La Victoria||10% off, $25 min|
|Little Q Hot Pot||$5 off, $50 min, Tu-Th dine-in only|
|Magic Bites Bakery & Cafe||5% off, $20 min, M-Th only, no special orders|
|Marchelle Salone (Aveda)||$5 off hair services of $65 or more|
|Menotomy Beer and Wine||10% off wine|
|Menotomy Grill and Tavern||10% off dinner M-W, no special events|
|Mira Whiting Photography||10% off standard portrait sessions (n/a on events and headshots)|
|Mr. Sushi||10% off dinner(no delivery, no special order, no alcohol)|
|My Brother’s Place||10% off, $10 min, pickup only|
|Not Your Average Joe’s||10% off, $10 max discount|
|OTTO Pizza||10% off, $10 min, dine-in or take-out, n/a on delivery or web orders|
|Penzeys Spices||free sample seasoning w/$10 purchase|
|Play Time, Inc.||10% off, $10 min|
|PRIME Your Trusted Butcher||$5 off, $30 min, M-F, no alcohol|
|Quad Cycles||15% off parts & accessories|
|Regent Theatre||Buy one full-price ticket, get second ticket at half-price on select Regent-hosted events|
|Sports Etc.||10% off any recreational ice skates, in-line skates, or helmets|
|Swanson Jewelers||$20 off merchandise, $100 min|
|Tango||One free empanada per entree, M-W|
|Thrive Juice Café||$1 off any large salad|
|Tony’s All-Sport Barbershop||$3 off any non-discounted full service|
|Tryst||10% off dinner food only, no special events or holidays|
|Upbeat Cycling||15% off non-sale class packs & merchandise (excl. shoes)|
|Wonder Yoga||15% off single drop-in classes or class packs|
|Za||10% off dine-in lunch M-F, and all take-out|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Community Card?
It’s a hard plastic card that fits right in your wallet, costs only $10, and grants you the listed discounts at the participating Arlington businesses, all year long! It is a fundraiser for Thompson Elementary.
Wow, can I get the discounts every time I go to these businesses?
YES, use it again and again! You DO have to present the card at checkout to get the deals though, so just remember to keep it in your wallet, glove box, or any convenient place that works for you. You can even punch a hole in the corner and carry it on your key-ring if that makes it easy.
What a great deal. I’ll make that $10 back in a snap with two visits to the Capitol Theater alone. Is there an expiration date, though?
Yes, new cards debut every year on Town Day in September and are valid through Sept. 30 the following year.
Is there a deadline to purchase a card?
New cards launch every year at Town Day, and then after that, they can be purchased at The Book Rack, at the Farmer’s Market through the first week of October, and online via PayPal. Typically there are a hundred or so left for purchase well into spring, but when they’re gone, they’re gone, so it’s always a good idea to grab one when you see/think of it!
Do you have to be an Arlington Resident to buy and use the card?
Not at all! ANYONE who shops and dines in Arlington can (and should!) use this card. The card makes for a great gift to friends and neighbors too 🙂
Is there a card limit per household?
NO! Buy one for every consumer in the family.
Where does the $10 go?
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Eastern Savings Bank, 100% of it goes DIRECTLY to Thompson Elementary PTO to cover enrichment costs like field trips (fees, buses, etc), author/artist visits, extra classroom supplies, etc. This is Thompson’s primary annual fundraiser.
Thank you for your support, and remember for service situations to tip your server on the original dollar amount before the discount—they deserve it!
Further questions and queries? Email arlingtoncommunitycard@gmail.