The Arlington Community Card costs only $10 and grants ongoing discounts at 35+ local Arlington businesses.
It is Thompson Elementary School’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 support this wonderful fundraiser!
You Get These Deals
||$5 Off. $20 Minimum
||10% Off Monday to Wednesday
|Arlington Service Station (formerly Arlington Global)
||5% off repairs (no gas or inspection stickers)
|Artful Heart Gallery
||10% off jewelry, $25 min
|Bagels by US
||10% off take out, M-F
|Big Picture Framing
||10% off custom framing
|The Bike Stop
||15% off bike tune-up (labor only)
||10% off Sunday Brunch, food only, no special events, limit to 4ppl
||$2 off, $15 min
|Brick Stone Cafe & Pizzeria
||10% off, dine-in & pick-up only
||1 free small popcorn per card w/ticket
||10% off ice cream
||Free small chips w/sub purchase
||10% off, $35 min, in-store only, no special events
|Dunkin Donuts, 369 Mass Ave
||10% off bev & food only
||10% off full-price items, $100 min, n/a on fundraising days
|Jacquis Design Group
||10% off products
||10% off after 3pm
||10% off M-Th, $25 min
|Little Q HotPot
||$5 off, $50 min, M-Th dine-in only
||10% off, $20 min, M-Th only, no special orders
|Menotomy Beer and Wine
||10% off wine
|Menotomy Grill and Tavern
||10% off M-W dinner, no spec events
||10% off, dinner only, no alcohol
|My Brother’s Place
||10% off, $10 min
|Not Your Average Joe’s
||10% off food purchase, no alcohol
||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
||15% off parts & accessories
||$2 off per ticket for Family Fun Shows
||10% off any recreational ice or in-line skate
|Sugo Cucina Italiana
||10% off food only (no alcohol), Tu-Th
||10% off dinner food only, no spec events or hols
|Upholstery on Broadway
||20% off fabrics on custom upholstery jobs
||10% off dine-in lunch M-F, and all take-out
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: 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.
Question: 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.
Question: 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, the cards expire Sept 30th, but new cards debut every year on Town Day.
Question: Is there a deadline to purchase a card?
Cards launch every year at Town Day, and then after that, they can be purchased at The Book Rack and online via Paypal here
. Most cards are sold in the fall, and often there are a hundred or so left for purchase well into spring, but when they are gone, they are gone, so it’s always a good idea to grab one when you see/think of it!
Question: 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 🙂
Question: Is there a card limit per household?
NO! Buy one for every consumer in the family. You have to have the card on you at time of purchase to get the deal(s), so, it’s a worthwhile investment
Question: 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 fundraiser.
Thank you for your support, and kindly tip your server on the original dollar amount before the discount – they deserve it!
Where to Purchase the Card
- 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)