Arlington Community Card


Order online now for delivery of your 2023-2024 Arlington Community Card! It’s just $10 and grants ongoing discounts at 35 local Arlington businesses.

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.)

Support our local Arlington businesses, save money, and contribute to our curriculum and student-enriching fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds from card sales go directly to Thompson PTO.

Where to Purchase the Card

  • Remotely: Online via PayPal ($10.00 + 0.87 fee). Click the “Buy Now” button below. Allow 1-2 weeks for shipping and handling.
  • In person: The Book Rack at 13 Medford St.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Arlington 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 School.

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 keyring if that makes it easy.

What a great deal. I’ll make that $10 back in a snap with a few transactions. Is there an expiration date, though?
New cards debut every September and are valid through Sept. 30th of the following year.

Is there a deadline to purchase a card?
No deadline, but the sooner you acquire one, the sooner you can start saving! Note that typically we launch new cards at Town Day in mid-September, but due to that event being canceled this year, cards are available for online sale starting in August (click the “Buy Now” button above or below and your card will be shipped to you in time to start using on Sept. 1). After Sept. 1, you may continue to purchase cards online as well as in person at The Book Rack or through Thompson parents. Cards will also be available at select Farmers Market dates this year. 

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 use this card. The card makes for a great gift to friends and neighbors, too. 🙂

Is there a card limit per household?
No limit. Buy one for every consumer in the family if you like.

Where does the $10 go?
Thanks to generous sponsorship from East Cambridge Savings Bank, 100% of it goes DIRECTLY to the Thompson Elementary PTO to cover enrichment costs for each and every student such as author/artist visits (many of which may be virtual again this year!), extra classroom supplies, etc.

I want to support the Thompson PTO, but I don’t shop in Arlington.
No problem. Instead of buying a card, you can also directly donate to the school through this link:

Thank you for your support of our school and these local businesses, and remember to tip servers on the original dollar amount before the discount—they deserve it!

Further questions and queries about the card? Email

2023-2024 Deals

Business Deal
Abbott’s Frozen Custard Free topping or waffle cone upgrade w/custard purchase (limit 1 per card per visit)
Andrina’s Pizzeria $5 off, $20 min
Arlington Service Station 5% off repairs (labor only, no gas or inspection stickers)
Big Picture
Additional 20% off the everyday 30% off custom framing
Book Rack $2 off, $15 min
Boon Noon Market $5 off, $35 min
Brickstone Cafe
& Pizzeria
10% off, take-out only
10% off, weekdays only
Capitol Theatre 1 free small popcorn per card w/purchase of beverage
Charlie’s Barkery 10% off, $10 min
Clay Dreams 15% off 1 item (n/a on special events)
Code Wiz $25 off any camp w/ code ACC2023
D’Agostino’s Free small chips w/sub purchase
Del’s Lemonade Free size upgrade on Frozen Lemonade Cup purchase. One per card.
Derby Farm
Flowers & Gardens
10% off, $35 min, in-store only (no special events)
Donut Villa 10% off M-Th. Excludes alcoholic beverages.
Dunkin Donuts,
369 Mass Ave
5% off food and beverages only
Fabric Corner 15% off any purchase, $10 min
La Victoria 10% off, $25 min
Magic Bites
Bakery & Cafe
5% off, $20 min, M-Th only (n/a on special orders)
Marchelle Salone (Aveda) $5 off hair services, $65 min
Mira Whiting Photography 10% off signature portrait sessions (n/a on events and headshots)
My Brother’s Place 10% off, $10 min, pickup only
OTTO Pizza 10% off, $10 min, dine-in or take-out (n/a on delivery or web orders)
Play Time, Inc. 10% off, $10 min
Quad Cycles 15% off parts & accessories
Regent Theatre Buy one full-price ticket, get second ticket at half-price on select Regent-hosted events
Roasted Granola
10% off 3 or more regularly priced food or drink items (excludes retail items)
Sports Etc. 10% off any soccer or baseball cleat purchase
Spring Green
Interior Design
20% off initial consultation
Swanson Jewelers $20 off merchandise, $100 min
Thrive Juice Cafe $1 off any salad
Wonder Yoga 15% off single drop-in classes or class packs
YES! Your Eco Source 15% off, $25 min, in-store only
Za 10% off dine-in lunch M-F, and all take-out


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 comments? Email

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