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.
- 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.
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: https://thompsonschoolpto.org/fundraising/direct-donation-drive/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 arlingtoncommunitycard@gmail.