Arlington Community Card


Order online now for delivery of your 2020-2021 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 + 0.80 fee). Click the “Buy Now” button below. Allow 1-2 weeks for shipping and handling.
  • In person: The Book Rack at 13 Medford St. or The Roasted Granola at 1346 Massachusetts Ave.

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 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 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 it 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. Note that due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to sell cards at the Farmers Market this year. Book Rack is right around the corner, though!

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 (which might be virtual 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

2020-2021 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 minimum
Arlington Service Station 5% off repairs (labor only, no gas or inspection stickers)
Big Picture Framing 20% 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
Butternut Bakehouse 10% off, weekdays only
Capitol Theatre 1 free small popcorn per card w/purchase of beverage
Clay Dreams 15% off 1 item (n/a on special events)
Code Wiz Free trial class + 60% off 1st month’s membership (1st time clients only)
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 food and beverages only
Fabrics on Broadway 20% off fabrics on custom upholstery jobs at Upholstery on Broadway
Gail Ann’s Coffee Shop $1 off orders over $5 after 2 pm
Jacqui’s Design Group 10% off products
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 of $65 or more
Menotomy Beer and Wine 10% off wine
Mira Whiting Photography 10% off standard 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)
Penzeys Spices free sample seasoning w/$10 purchase
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 Cafe 1 free granola topping w/ purchase of ice cream (limit 1 per card per visit)
Sports Etc. 10% off any recreational ice skates, in-line skates, or helmets
Spring Green Interior Design 20% off initial consultation (1st time clients only)
Swanson Jewelers $20 off merchandise, $100 min
Thrive Juice Café $1 off any large salad
Tony’s All-Sport Barbershop 10% off any non-discounted service
Upbeat Cycling 10% off any membership, 6 month min
Wonder Yoga 15% off single drop-in classes or class packs
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 queries? Email

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