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This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by The San Miguel de Allende chapter of Democrats Abroad, an organization whose mission is to work in a non-partisan manner to help overseas voters register and annually request their ballots.

Ballots will be arriving in email in-boxes soon for U.S. citizens. Do you have a plan for how you will return your ballot back to the states? Please CLICK HERE  to learn more about which states require you to mail your ballot back, fax or send electronically.

Voters in states that require mail-in ballots should plan to have them voted and in transit to the U.S. by September 30th! Since the consular office in SMA is closed, we have a Community Liaison Volunteer that will be collecting ballots to be sent via DHL to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City at our office at Ancha de San Antonio #19 on Wednesday, September 23rd and September 30th.

If you still have not requested your ballot as an overseas voter from the U.S., time is running out to do so. Go to to do so TODAY! And be sure to follow up with your local election official to be sure they received your request  (their contact information will be on the form when you finish the ballot request) and will be emailing your ballot.

(Businesses or individuals can sponsor a VIP Club Newsflash – over 1900 are sent out locally. Cost: 2000 pesos.)

It’s been seven months now since the entire world has been living under this dark cloud. Here in San Miguel, so far, we have been fortunate not being ravished by the culprit, known as Covid-19. We have to credit the stringent measures employed by authorities and each other. Restraints on commerce are finally loosening some, but it is not by any means, a green light to let down our guard. ONIPA’A!

For twenty years San Miguel’s diverse line-up of restaurants have been the core of the Card membership, yet shortly after the Club was formed, diversity came into play. Your Club has many other businesses offering the membership discounts! Many members are reluctant to use the card at restaurants during these times, while restaurants are ringing our phone off the hook pleading to PLEASE help provide customers. Some have even upped their VIP Club discount!
For cardholders, this is a good time to perhaps take advantage of other discounts to justify membership that pays additional dividends.There are choice discounts available on, propane gas, purified water, beauty salons, dentists, doctors and more. Give it a click!

Your Club will continue to expand benefits and seek greater savings while doing its best to promote our vibrant business community who need our business now more than ever.
Consider ordering delivery or take out. We post specials and deals daily on the VIP Club’s Facebook page. Go there to see what’s going on daily!
For updated addresses and phone #s of all participating VIP Club businesses can be viewed 24/7 at Your Club’s latest brochure will be distributed later this month.
Stay healthy! Stay smart! Stay loving! Ya!


YOUR CLUB & BAHIA de la LUNA, Oaxaca, seaside resort wants to give a VIP Club member a week for two at their fabulous rustic, beach-side getaway.

All members have to do is send in an email to with their name, card # and date of expiration that’s printed on the back of the card. All members in good standing as of September 2020 are eligible. Only one entry per card.

BAHIA de la LUNA is a gem of a beach side resort, very private, rustic, situated in the midst of natural beauty with a creative restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bahia de la Luna is San Miguel owned and operated located in the State of Oacaca

The prize is for free-lodging, for six nights and seven days for two, with usage of all the resort’s amenities (Kayaks, snorkel, floats etc. including two complimentary massages.)

The drawing will take place on December 31st. Winners will be notified by email and their names posted in the next newsflash after the drawing. Black out periods are in vogue (Dec 20 – Jan 7 — Two weeks during the Easter holidays.) The Prize must be claimed in one year.

Let’s get rocking!

Your Club welcomes EL TUPI RANCH outings that take place each Sunday.

Marcial Herce, (Matador and Charro) and owner of participating VIP Club restaurant EL TUPINAMBA has opened Tupi Ranch to the public. Reservations (call/WhatsApp 415 119 7968 or at El Tupinamba 415-154-5521, Zacateros #45.

See Marcial in the corral demonstrating Charro. Have drinks and a delicious Mexican meal outdoors; ride a horse on your own or take a carriage ride with am informative tour guide,. Have a cup of pulque, Woody plays. Additiional information and directions, call 415-154-5521. VIP Club members receive a 10% discount for themselves and their party.

Your VIP Club welcomes LA HIJA DEL MANANTIAL, Correo #14, 415-111-7431, open everyday but Monday, 1:00 – 10:00 pm, kitchen closes at 9:30 pm. 
La Hija is the offspring of long-time and popular VIP Club participating cantina, El Manantial. La Hija, just like daddy, will provide the same menu and treats from the sea renowned at its Barranca location. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill when paying cash.

Your VIP Club welcomes BARADERO, Cuban Cigar Bar, Cuadrante & Jesus, 415-688-3074, open daily 2:00 – 10:00 pm. 
Affiliated and in the vicinity with other VIP Club participating restaurants PESCAU & La21UNICA CANTINA. Baradero offers a choice and intimate bar atmosphere in centro. Baradero’s menu is basic serving just one dish, Cuban style, beef, rice and beans for $120 pesos.

VIP Club members may take 15% off when paying cash and 10% CC.

Your Club contacted participating medical practitioner, Doctor Gordillo. The clinic, SMA Health Services, Libramiento #96, 415-152-2255, has been inundated with inquires about Flu shots.

Doctor Gordillo explained, despite negotiating through much red tape, SMA Health Services is eagerly awaiting their first shipment of Flu shots. Presently there is an extensive waiting list.

Gordillo reminded us, there are two types of Flu shots this year. One is “extra strength” and the other regular strength. “Extra Strength” is recommended for senior citizens. The orders, waited on by SMA Health Services, is “Extra Strength.”

Check with SMA Health Services office to inquire by emailing them at

“Stay fit. Stay healthy.”

Chilly season is on the way. Check your propane Gas tank now. Order from Gas Providencia, 
VIP Club Cardholders get 60-centavos off each liter. Members can pay with major credit card. Call the truck direct 415-109-5357

VIP Club participating restaurant BHAJI CURRY HOUSE has relocated! Now at Mercado Carmen, Pila Seca #19. Stop by and say “Yo Adrian” to Adrian.

Bhaji Curry House is now neighbors with other VIP Club participating establishments, EL TUPINABMA, CHIKATANA &THE TEA HOUSE.

VIP Club participating business El PETIT FOUR too has a new home at Jesus 2-B! Norma & Paco have moved their entire confectionery operation and added some tasty items on their in-house to eat menu.

NOMADA also has moved to a new location, Relox #18. The tradition of their Wednesday evening food extravaganza will continue at the new location.

In case some missed our last flash we welcomed. MARISQUERIA PUERTO MARIA, Genaro Sandi #43, Col, Santa Cecilia, 443-224-5880, Tuesdays till Sundays 1:00 – 7:00 pm.

VIP Club participating restaurant DRAGON CHINO asked us to post their new menu. Note: No Credit Cards, min. delivery order $150.

TOSTEVERE (2 X 1) tostadas 5:00 – 8:00 pm daily


Congrats to Joe & Rita Ruffino of The Pizza Guy & Carlos Ordonez of Berlin Bar & Bistro for achieving Travel Advisor’s “Travelers Choice” award placing them in the top 10% in the world.


See broadcasts at the below VIP Club Establishments










.VIP Club members enjoy a 10% discount on all BajioGo services, (tours, transfers shared or private, events, workshops, car rental, vacation packages, etc. The discount can be attributed for incoming or outgoing family, friends and associates.

Prices: in pesos. Can be paid in US dollars at an a rate 22 pesos  to 1 USD. Cash only. Members must present a valid VIP card to the driver “At The Time Of Service.” If employing credit card then include the VAT TAX 16%, to be paid beforehand via phone or at the office. Prices, in pesos, valid through December 31 2020. (BajioGo, jointly, with the VIP Club, are disappointed not being able to provide the yearly celebration and the coupon deal. BajioGo promises, when back to normal, there will be a celebration, including the coupon giveaway. All present coupons are valid at any time.)


Panio delivers and presents, in addition, a NEW, affordable, weekly, fresh bread delivery service!
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13 CIELOS (Tis the Season)
BASTARDO (Whatcha think?)

AGUA MARNIER  Cardholders get 4 pesos off each jug

Prolific San Miguel mystery write has just launched his latest, SANTA JULIA GOLD, the 27th in the series, is now available on Kindle.:

The Centro para Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende, known as CASA, is a San Miguel institution and has served many thousands of girls, boys, women and men. And it is prepared to do much more! CASA has a unique opportunity to make good on a generous challenge grant if we all give a little before Thanksgiving. Learn more at CASA’s website:
SKYMED Air Medical Evacuation Services Email: Mx Cell: 415 125 3537 OR US Cell: 928 255 0220. First time sign up members receive considerable add-on time to their policies.)

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Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

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