VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Wednesday, November 4, 2011


Your VIP Club welcomes VC and Friends, a new restaurant show place, Hernandez Macias #83, open Wednesdays until Sundays late, with live entertainment each night starting at 9 pm., featuring a strong line-up of the town's most popular entertainers. Food service until midnight. VC serves an assortment of tacos, tostadas and seafood cocktels and has a full-bar with beer, wine and spirits. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill by paying either cash or credit card.

Your VIP Club welcomes La Llave Maestra, (24-hour locksmith), 122-1318, emergency # 24/7, 415-105-4523 at your location to help you get into your house or car no matter the hour. Claudia Estrada is the respected and honest locksmith who those in the know use with confidence. Claudia will provide VIP Club member 10% off her services. (I was in a real bind just yesterday and Claudia saved my day!) The silver lining is that Your Club now has a locksmith aboard!

ViP Club, charter-member, Sharon Milligan, one of our town's most respected and talented sculpture artists,, has a special workshop scheduled: Beginning Clay sculpture workshop, Nov 7th through the 11th, $175 usd, $150.00 to VIP members. Mon. through Fri. 9:00 to 1:00 or 10:00 to 2:00..........students choice because of the cold mornings. Contact Sharon via Email.

Some of you might be aware that Border Crossings will be going out of business and closes their mail delivery service as of December 31. We wish Nellie only the best and thank her and her staff for how they have been there as a reliable place to pick up lost or renewed cards etc. Yet your club also works with La Conexion and Solutions and we are sure they will welcome those who have remained with Border Crossings for years.

But whoa, hold on, Nellie, and hold your horses, 'cause it ain't over until it's over, as Yogi said . . . Nellie and Border Crossings will be hosting a special event in honor of Jeweler, Michelle Wey, on Thursday, November 10 with cocktails in the courtyard and the clean and fine designs of Wey will be available the following day too, November 11, from 3-7 pm.

VIP Club participating farmacia, Chelo's is offering this year's flu shot for 300 pesos and 20 peso "stick it in" charge. Chelo had an initial limited batch of shots last month that was promotional batch from the Pharmaceutical Company that went for 100 pesos of which she passed on the savings to the community. That supply was very limited and went like . . . other locations are charging 400 pesos so go in and get your shot ASAP so you won't get the Flu this Winter. Show her your card!

VIP Club member Alexa Fullerton wants to share with member about PEASMA (Programma de Educasion Ambiental San Miguel Allende) This is a program designed to help school children learn to respect the environment, funded mostly by FAI. They are not a charity but a Children's Rights Organization. Goals are to teach the children so they can spread the word to their families and friends not to spoil the environment and respect it. Their Second Annual and very worthwhile fundraiser takes place on, Saturday, November 19th, 3-6 pm., at Casa de La Cuesta/Museo, on Cuesta de San Jose #32. There will be a performance by Soparano Clara Dunham with guitar by Maurucuio Sanchez and additional music by Son Sabrosos. Tickets are $100 pesos for the event and 100 more for the raffle, available at Biblioteca Publica, the FAI Store on Hidalgo #13 and also on the Jardin. Give what you can if you can't make it and make check payable to Fundacion de Apoyo Infantil, Guanajuato, A.C.

Harry's still serving its extra ordinary brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday 10-2 pm. good football watching times and remember their Taco Tuesdays, just like Taco Bell in the States.

The Rotary Club has a fund raiser working in sync with SPA and it's an All You Can Eat Pancake extravaganza and contest, like our Chili Cookoff to see who makes the best pancakes. The event is November 27 but those who wish to compete need to get in by the 11th. There will be two attachments attached with all the poop.

Travel Cuba . . . Have fun & get some real insight with an expert on history & daily life in Cuba. Detlev, your guide, knows Cuba even from the times before the Iron Curtain came down and wrote his thesis ( B.A. ) on the Cuban Educational System. He has visited Cuba aprox. 30 times in the past 40 years. The trip is Wednesday, December 7 until the 11th. There is a full package including all ground and air transportation and hotel with a full itinerary planned for those who wish to take part. The price including air and hotel is just $980 USD and call Detlev direct for more info. cel 415-114-0383. (I have gone on this trip and can attest it's worthwhile if you want to see Cuba while it remains the same.)

Do you know where your VIP Club Card is? If not, get back to us for immediate "no questions asked," service.

Favorite singer David Garza, frontman for Vudu Chilies is leaving town and getting, ahem, married north of the border. There's a send off Sunday November 13, 1 pm to 5:30 Gusto's Fathering Ground Amphitheater on the corner of Guadiana and Mesquite. Tickets somewhere?

Your Club continues to receive rave reviews about Your Club's propane gas delivery company, Providencia! Remember VIP Club members get 7% immediate cash rebate! Minimum purchase 1,000 pesos. We can't talk bad about other companies and crews but we continue to get shocking reports how people sense they were getting ripped off by not employing Providencia and it's either the amount of clean gas they are getting from Providencia over what they used to receive for their peso or the service or the obvious difference between our guys and theirs. If there ever was a reason to have a VIP Club Card, Providencia is why. Also for now Providencia has established the canister deliver service with another truck. Right now VIP Club members are getting about 16 pesos off a canister. We are still nailing down the discount and what it will be but for the time being for those of you who don't have house tanks consider using them now. Check out their ad on our discounts page here.

So many members share with us that they have no idea of some of the other great deals besides restaurants that the club has available for sometime deep discounts. We really wish, as do our participating businesses besides restaurants that some of you would take advantage of the deals. We have deals in the gym, deals with doctors in house calls, purified water, satellite TV, dry cleaning, paint stores, leather shops, vitamins, spas, beauty parlors, dentists, labs, a butcher shop with more and more and more with merchants eager and willing to see you and offer you a special deal just by being a member. Don't be a chump and pay less and help out the local economy at the same time.

Looks as if one of the shuttle companies in town is now in deep doo-doo and remember, use Viajes Travel Shuttle Service, as a card holder, just five times in 18 months for yourself or your guests, as long as you book it and you get a free shuttle trip to or from the airport in Leon!

R.I.P. Fred House

R. I. P. Bogart, beloved bow-wow of Cheryl Finnegan and known to many.

Wishing a quick recovery: Craig McCleave

Cafe Rama is now open late on weekends with tapas and full bar operating until midnight. VIP Club participating restaurant Cafe Rama's Wednesday night special dinner below:

Wednesday Night Dinner Nov. 9

Course 1
Chile poached shrimp with avocado mousse and crisped sweet potato

Course 2
Roasted cauliflower bisque with green onion cream

Course 3
Baby lettuces from the farm, candied root vegetables, preserved lemon vinaigrette

Course 4
Pan roasted quail, roasted chantenay carrots, chorizo spiked lentils

choice of
- Strawberry and lavender trifle
- Fresh chevre, prickly pear honey, candied pepitas

Please note: We require a 50% deposit. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to dinner. Reservations without a deposit will be held for 2 days prior to deposit. Online and email reservations must receive confirmation from Café Rama by phone.

- Limited seating, 30 spaces available
- By reservation only, first-come-first-served
- Reservation to be confirmed by Café Rama by phone
- 50% deposit required 24 hours in advance to hold reservation, except out-of-town guests
- Price is $400 per person
- $160 optional accompanying flight of wine (2 glass equivalent)
- Wine is available, $100 peso corkage fee applied to bottles brought in
- Doors open at 7:30PM, first course served at 8:00PM

Tel: 415-154-9655



Thank you for your continuos and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

Recent restaurants and other services offering VIP Club members’ discounts!

Chicago Style, Salida a Queretaro, 15% cash 10% credit card.
Café Rama, Nuevas #7 10% cash
Carcasonne, Correo #34, 10% cash, 7% credit card
Mama Tina’s, Hernandez Macias #93, 15% cash, 10% credit card.
Sicila in Bocca, (Salida a Queretaro 10%)
Baile Café, (inside Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 10% cash
El Meson, Mesones #80, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 15% discount.
La Puertacita Hotel Restaurant, Col. Santo Domingo. Now offers VIP Club members 20% off their famed Sunday Brunch
Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 10% off, Wednesday and Friday, free corkage days.
Dr. Claudia Llanas, 20 de Enero 17-A, Col San Antonio, 30% off her dental services.
Providencia Gas (propane) cel: 415-109-5357, 7% cash, on-the-spot rebate, 1000 minimum.
Galeria Izamal, Mesones #80, 10%
Dr. Inkol chiropractic services, first consultation free (200) peso savings.
Super 30, aka: Fuji Film San Francisco #50, 10% off all merchandise, 15% off printing and developing, 20% off recovery or converting photos, tapes, VHS, just about anything to DVD.
Unisono wireless, 300 pesos off installation charge.
Mariner purified water 15% discount
Shaw Satellite TV services, VIP Club members first month free.
Luis Urribe-Clinica Automotiriz: Big discounts off auto mechanical, bodywork, total car care, insurance claims. See webpage for total info
Alas Wings, Flying, 15% off lessons and aerial sightseeing, see webpage for details.
Galeria Isamal, Mesones #80, 10%, 300 peso minimum.

All Natural HCG Is now available in Mexico. HCG is taken orally and triggers the hypothalamus to mobilize stored fat into the bloodstream to be used as "food".  A 2 Oz Bottle is 70 USD or Pesos Equiv. They offer 10% discount to all VIP Members. We also offer Multi-Bottle Discounts (if you and your friends buy together)  For more information contact  Johnna or Valerie at Cell 415-153-2031 or email

La Mesa Grande, cafe and panaderia and relocated to the corner of Pila Seca and Zacateros. Fernando and Robin are the principal bakers. cel: 415-113-8522 154-0838, 10% discount for VIP Club members still applies with minimum 100% peso purchase.

Gas Providencia cel: 415-109-5357, On the spot, 7% cash rebate, minimum 1000 pesos.

Lourdes Cordero’s original art. 15% off, Aldama #56

La Lajona Carniceria 10%, minimum purchase 400 pesos

Agua de CoCo Boutique, 10% minimum 300 pesos

The Skin Clinic, 10% discount

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