Charlie to save riders millions

Maybe a slight exaggeration, but this completely caught me off guard. Charlie Card = Discount Card, and the discounts aren't bad at all.

"Just show your CharlieCard to save!

Take a look through our new CharlieCard Discount Book below - it's packed with deals you can't pass up - from arts and entertainment options, restaurants, retail stores, health and fitness services, and more! Plus, most of the listings are easily accessible by the T.

-If you don't have a CharlieCard, you can purchase a pre-loaded card here, pick one up from our MBTA Customer Service Agent, or get one at our T sales offices at Back Bay, Downtown Crossing, Harvard, North Station and South Station. And start enjoying great service and great deals while using your CharlieCard!"

www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/CharlieCard_Discount_Book/

And please no bitching about how the MBTA could have used the money elsewhere, it's likely this didn't cost them a dime.

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    Nice

    I hadn't heard about such discounts. I have guests visiting at the end of the month and was going to give them my two "loaner" CharlieCards to use. I presume the discount book is available in paper form. Are they available at station booths?

    Hmmmm...

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    I guess commuter rail riders aren't cool enough to get discounts.

    Which is sad, considering I could use them since I send TWO-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY FREAKING DOLLARS PER MONTH to the MBTA.

    Easy Enough to Get One

    If you don't have a CharlieCard, you can purchase a pre-loaded card here, pick one up from our MBTA Customer Service Agent, or get one at our T sales offices at Back Bay, Downtown Crossing, Harvard, North Station and South Station. And start enjoying great service and great deals while using your CharlieCard!

    Do you ever ride the subway?

    The customer service people at most subway stations have free CharlieCards to hand out. You don't need to have any money on the card to use it for this purpose.

    Thats the one big advantage

    Thats the one big advantage we have over DC, when I was there a few years ago you had to buy a card for 30 dollars, then you got 25 dollars in fares back on the card. Otherwise you were stuck with paper. It seemed to me that it was very anti casual user and anti tourist as Im sure many people wouldnt use up the 25 dollars in a one day trip.