Become a ShopArlington Merchant


ShopArlington is pleased to announce the ShopArlington Savings Card – yet another way ShopArlington is helping Arlingtonians to shop local. ShopArlington cards are free to users and available on the Web site, at the Taste of Arlington, and at any local community Partnership or BID office.

Merchant participation is free; once you have registered and added your ShopArlington Savings Card offer, you will receive a window cling to identify your store or restaurant as a ShopArlington participant.

Merchants who are a member of a Partnership (the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership, Clarendon Alliance, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization or Rosslyn Renaissance) or part of a Business Improvement District (BID) will receive additional prominence by having their logo displayed with the special.

Interested in becoming a ShopArlington Merchant? E-mail ShopArlington to get started.

What Types of Specials Should I Offer?

Merchants may offer any special they choose, however to maximize the benefits of the ShopArlington Savings Card, we suggest that merchants provide a worthwhile offer, such as:

  1. A Percentage off: We suggest a MINIMUM of 20% off. This can be off one single item or off an entire purchase. 10% off typically does not encourage a customer to make a special shopping trip and does not offer a large incentive to visit the store.
  2. A FREE item: This can be used in several ways. Merchants can offer a free dessert with entrée purchase, a free item for visiting the store, a free item if the customer spends a certain amount, etc.
  3. Buy one, get one ½ off: This is a good offer for restaurants on entrees or retailers to increase purchase amount and/or multiple purchases.

Note: Specials offered should be valid ANYTIME.

You may feature as many specials as you like and change them as often as you wish.

Getting started is easy - all it takes is a quick e-mail to ShopArlington