VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

October 24 , 2007


     For members who enjoy Chinese Food, Your VIP Club welcomes, RESTAURANT CHINO, Mandarin Szechya Cuisine, Zacateros #73, 154-9654, open seven days a week 12-noon until 10 p.m. They also provide free home delivery, Monday through Saturday, Noon 'til 8 p.m. Restaurant Chino also has a separate lunch menu served noon 'til 3 p.m. All of the traditional Oriental dishes you might savor are on their extensive menu. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill. (If calling for home delivery, mention you are a card member and give your card #.)

    We ask members old and new to review some of the few rules that are in vogue when using Your Card. Know that if you are in a group, all charges must be on one bill. Members should sort out individual charges within their party. Also, please try and provide your waiter your card when asking for the bill. This eliminates the waiter going back to the cashier to adjust your tab. Some restaurants are now on computerized billing systems and the adjustment may not be applicable if not brought to the attention of the cashier before tabulating your tab. Gracias.

    Winter is coming, brrrrr. Remember, Noel Gas offers members a 6% discount off your propane cost (approx. 30 pesos a liter.) Card member, Bill Taylor, who is one of many, says he pays for his VIP Club Card dues with the savings he enjoys from taking advantage of such a service.

     This Friday, October 26, at 7 p.m. is the inaugural of the new book "Solamente en San Miguel," presented by The San Miguel Authors Sala, a grass roots organization promoting literature in San Miguel. The book is a composite of short stories and poems stemming from the minds of some of San Miguel's most talented and prolific writers. The hallmark event will take place at Posada San Francisco. At the inaugural people can buy the first edition, enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, hobnob with authors and contributors, and listen to some of the writers read aloud their submissions. Admission is 50 pesos. For more info on Solamente en San Miguel go to:

     Also, Friday, October 26, 7 p.m., participating VIP Club establishment, Art Print, San Francisco #11, upstairs, presents a photography art exhibit by Mark Alor Powell, "Loco Tristeza Mexicana."  The exhibit received raving reviews in the N. Y. Times. Some of the proceeds will be donated to PEASMA, San Miguel Education Project. Music provided by D.J. Diegaeton.

     This Saturday, October 27, from 2-10 p.m. Susan Sergeant of La Conexion fame is celebrating the grand opening of her new La Conexion location at Lacierniga (new Gigante). There will be an all-day, remote, radio broadcast in English and food for those attending. Anyone who has a business and might like to showcase their business or service, Susan is graciously providing free space for businesses to hand out brochures or talk up products. For more information regarding this event call Susan at 152-1599.

     Participating VIP Club restaurant, Market Bistro, has added an additional perk to its French cuisine. They've installed a small, intimate movie theater inside the restaurant. The Alex Phillips Theater shows a classic film each night at 7 p.m. For 50 pesos attendees view a film along with two beers, or a glass of wine, or a rum and coke. For the line up of films, visit or call Market Bistro, Hernandez Macias #95, 152-3229.

      See Peter Leventhauls spectacular art exhibit a Tomas Lenor Gallery on Jesus.

     Border Crossing has a special offer to VIP Members who are first-timer sign ups at Border Crossings, valid October-December. Pay for one month of service ($225 pesos), and get the second month for 50% off. Outgoing mail is free for one week right after sign up. Sign up for 6 months, 5% discount, 12 months, it's a 10% discount. Also Border Crossing offers VIP Club Members a 10% discount off of all shipping and packing materials. Besides UPS, Border Crossings also works with Fed/Ex. Plus one-hour of free, downtown parking at Hotel Saulto when using any of Border Crossings services: Internet, long-distance calling, fax, Xerox, shipping and packing etc.

     More on mail services for VIP Club Members from Card Member Valerie Jennings new proprietor of Mailboxes San Miguel: Mailboxes San Miguel, located next to the ATM at Hotel Real de Minas (Sterling Dickinson #9, offers mail service for $100US per year if signing up during October 2007. Regular price is $175US per year. Netflix and Blockbuster movies are handled for free for package members. Payment can be made by: Cash, CC or check. Package delivery every 2-3 days for $200US per year or $125 for six months, plus 35 pesos per pound for $150US in merchandise. VIP Club members receive 10% off yearly memberships Hours 11:30-4:30 p.m. For more info email

     (Note: Your VIP Club offers, as a courtesy to all active member, an opportunity to post offers and announcements to the membership at large within our VIP Club Newsflashes. We cannot guarantee announcements that are time sensitive due to the fact we only send out flashes when we feel we have a major announcement to the membership. Your Club does not especially endorse or guarantee offers that do not come expressively from the Club. On the most part we quote verbatim information provided by members whether they be in business or if they ask to post something of a personal nature, like musical events, charitable happenings or those community oriented.)

    Yam Gallery, a participating VIP Club establishment wants member to know about Eddie Soloway, Santa Fe, New Mexico based, award-winning, National Geographic photographer who will be conducting a special photography workshop here in San Miguel, November 4-10 at the Aldea Hotel. Soloway's sensational abstract photos are presently on display at Yam Gallery, inside Instituto Allende. There will be a special slide show of Soloway's work at Yam on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. For more information regarding Soloway's workshops go to For additional information about the workshop here in town call Gabby Green 044-415-101-8946.

     Find out about Group Major Medical Insurance Plan here in Mexico, a comprehensive plan running for about $200US per month. Card Member Ross Macdonald says send inquiries to

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    Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club

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