Arlington Community Card


Community Card 2017 2018The 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


Business Deal
Andrina’s Pizzeria $5 Off. $20 Minimum
Arlington Centered 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
ArtWear 10% off
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)
Bistro Duet 10% off Sunday Brunch, food only, no special events, limit to 4ppl
Book Rack $2 off, $15 min
Brick Stone Cafe & Pizzeria 10% off, dine-in & pick-up only
Capitol Theatre 1 free small popcorn per card w/ticket
Chilly Cow 10% off ice cream
Clay Dreams
D’Agostino’s Free small chips w/sub purchase
Derby Farm 10% off, $35 min, in-store only, no special events
Dunkin Donuts, 369 Mass Ave 10% off bev & food only
Fabrics on Broadway
Helena’s 10% off full-price items, $100 min, n/a on fundraising days
Jacquis Design Group 10% off products
Kickstand Café 10% off after 3pm
La Victoria 10% off M-Th, $25 min
Little Q HotPot $5 off, $50 min, M-Th dine-in only
Magic Bites 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
Mr. Sushi 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
OTTO Pizza
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 $2 off per ticket for Family Fun Shows
Sports Etc 10% off any recreational ice or in-line skate
Sugo Cucina Italiana 10% off food only (no alcohol), Tu-Th
Swanson Jewelers
Thrive Café
Tony’s All-Sport Barbershop
Upbeat Cycling
Upholstery on Broadway 20% off fabrics on custom upholstery jobs
Wonder Yoga
Za 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, at Menotomy Beer & Wine, 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!
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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)