Arlington Community Card


Arlington Community Card 2019-20The 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!

Where To Purchase the Card

  • The Book Rack at 13 Medford St.
  • Online via PayPal (+ 80¢ postage and handling; allow 3-5 days for mailing)

2019-2020 Deals

Business Deal
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!

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