VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"



VIP Club Newsflash

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Your VIP Club welcomes three tasty local restaurants!  The three have long established good reputations and are inexpensive and each have stated how eager they are to see the VIP Club members they've heard so much about, so please consider visiting them.

Your VIP Club welcomes DON LUPE GRILL, Salida de Celaya #12, 121-3820, Open daily Noon - 9:00 pm.

Long touted by locals and expats, a place where Javier and his crew are splendid examples of the "mi casa, su casa" tradition when it comes to serving diners their meals especially their heaping portions of their famed fajitas, da-kine chile smothered enchaladas, hearty burritos, Plus! Don Lupe Grill serves up all the traditional Mexican meals. VIP Club members get 10% off when paying cash.

Your VIP Club welcomes THAI KITCHEN, Potero#6 Col. San Antonio, 101- 4567, open Mon - 12 - 8 pm Sat 11:00 - 3 pm.

Authenic Thai meals, that wins praise by aficinados. Summer rolls, Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thais, Kuay Tiew. Thai cuisine, tucked away in Col. San Antonio. VIP Club members and their guests, up to four as usual, get 10% off their bill when paying cash.

Your VIP Club welcomes PORK BELLY inside its Mercardo Sano location.
Long time VIP Club participating restaurant Pork Belly, on Cinco De Mayo, now says its Mercardo Sano location accepts your card offering 10% off when paying cash. 

Open for breakfast!

Scubbing bubbles:
Your VIP Club Welcomes LA PILA, Jesus #25, 152-5810, open Monday - Sat, Dry Cleaning and Laundry, free pick up and delivery,
specializing beyond with the cleaning of rugs, carpets, bedspreads, blankets curtains etc. VIP Club members take 10% off when paying cash 100 peso minimum.


Beachside getaway in Oaxaca. VIP Club special for the month of September, 15% discount off lodging, food & drink paying in cash or 10% credit card. www,
Beachside, private, rustic, gourmet kitchen in paradise.

"Tar" airlines now fly direct Queretaro/Huatulco, four times a week.

LA MESA GRANDE: (now open evenings Wed - Sat 'til 11 pm.

New working hours for Dragon Chino:
MON-SAT 12:00-8:00 PM
SUNDAY   12:00-7:00 PM

Open house this Saturday - Sunday at Galeria Atotonilco


Tortillas & Peanut Butter: True Confessions of an American Mom Turned Mexican Smuggler by San Miguel Expat, Psychologist, & Author Dr. Linda Sonna and her mother, Ex-Irapuato Expat Lois Sonna Mark. 
 "Lois Sonna liberates herself from her peanut-butter-and-jelly life in the Chicago suburbs and flees to Mexico. While battling the cultural quirks she struggles to learn Spanish, cope with foreign customs, raise her kids, and run a school. To supplement her meager salary she smuggles, using her gift for gab and wily wit to outfox the border officials. But not all of her smuggling tricks and tactics go as planned... 
  • "Jaw-droppingly hilarious" - Carol Romaine Penn, Award Winning Writer
  • Amazon Top-10 Bestseller in travel/Mexico, humor, biography/memoir, crimes & criminals, solo travel, single parenting, and teen & young adult biography. 
  • Multicultural nonfiction finalist, National Indie Excellence Award 
  • Book Life Prize, 2017
  • Free sample chapters: 
Order Amazon U.S.; Canada; Mexico; The Biblioteca store in San Miguel de Allende

Cynthia Claus
Also, VIP Club member Cynthia Claus announces the publication of Ice Cream & Pretzels and Other Stories: A Memoir, her second book in a year. Her first book, An Orchid Sari: The Personal Diary of an American Mom in 1960s India, published in July 2017, recounted her nine-week trip to London and India in 1968-69 with her Indian husband and their two-year-old son.
Cynthia and her two younger sisters grew up daughters of two physicians in Philadelphia, the setting for most of the stories in Ice Cream & Pretzels. In this memoir in 17 short stories and a poem, Cynthia concentrates primarily on her childhood years in the 1940s and ’50s, her parents’ lives and their relationship, family dynamics. Vintage photographs of the characters and locations add texture to the narratives.
Copies of Ice Cream & Pretzels may be purchased in book form or Kindle edition on Amazon or from Cynthia’s personal web-site, at Tesoros book and gift shop at the biblioteca after August 1.
SHAW SATELLITE TV SERVICES: (VIP Club members get $50 USD off the purchasing of the antenna price and first month's service free, an 85 USD value)! See NFL, NFL network, ESPN, all College games, World Series, major east coast, west coast, Major Networks, Slice, PBS, HBO, AMC, History, and Discovery Channels, AHC, CNN, BBC, FOX, WGN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, late-night naughty, all Canada, and much more, call Maria Fireman at 415-106-5600.)

Leaving SMA for a short trip—OR a long one? Lots of house sitters would love to house and pet sit for you for free. They're members of, where you can connect using Private Messaging. Currently offering free membership to YOU to list a house sitting assignment. OVER 330 house sitting assignments SUCCESSFULLY FILLED since the website's launch 18 months ago. Questions? Send a message here through Classifieds or email Admin (at) HouseSitMexico (dot) com

Need a quick safe ride in a comfortable sedan? Call Sunny. 415-113-8930, 60 pesos, anywhere within the San Miguel area.
Totally bilingual and highly recommended by Your Club.
Call Sunny, reliable, honest and punctual.

Members: Your Club encourage you to follow and like the VIP Club Card on Facebook!
We post updates daily, along with last minute news, including plenty of yummy photos from our VIP Club participating restaurants.
Recently affiliated businesses:

Bastride Restaurant 10% cash
Fatima, Casa Blanca 7 Hotel, 10% cash or credit card)
L' Escargot 19% cash or credit card)
Dra. Beltran (15% off $3,500 peso root canal)
Don Lupe Grill 10% cash
Cumpanio & Panio bakeries and restaurants 10% cash or credit card.
Casa Nostra Restaurant 10% cash or credit card.

La Pila Dry Cleaning and Wash 10% cash
Merak Hair Studio 10% cash or credit card.
Molto Rico Deli (Inside Mivida restaurant)
Moonrise (reopened 10%) cash or credit card
Pork Belly Mercado Sano
Sophie's Skin Care 10%
Talula de Lune 10% cash or credit card
Thai Kitchen 10% cash
Cumputer Doctor, steaming TV 10% off, work guaranteed.
The Opal Mine 10% cash or credit card
The Pizza Guy 10% cash

VIP Club dues will remain the same throughout 2018!

Report lost or misplaced VIP Club Cards here for immediate replacement.

We appreciate feedback.


Members have been contacting us, eager to hear, about what has become an annual bombastic promation by BajioGo, exclusively for VIP Club members, for just one day, when they celebrate their anniversary on September 1. The standard $5.00 off VIP Club discount, when a card holder employs BajioGo for them and their party is in affect.
Look for a newsflash later in the month    pertaining to the 10th anniversary celebration.

Do consider shopping at local businesses accepting the Card, they'd love to see you.

R.I.P. Steve Wood (charter member, over 20 year friend and designer of the VIP Club logo.)

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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