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If you have an American Express Platinum card you should have received the latest emailed edition of Platinum Life yesterday.

Tucked away at the bottom, so you might have missed it, was a mention of a £20 discount for discount homewares site Achica.

The good news is that this is a ‘clean’ £20 discount with no minimum spend.  The voucher even discounts the postage cost – so if you spend £15 or less, you will have nothing to pay.


If you’re in need of socks, bedding, shower gel or other household bits and pieces then you should find a way of spending your £20 easily enough.  Personally, I’ve ordered this half-bottle of Taittinger with an ice bucket, which comes to a grand total of £6.75!

The promotional code you need for the Achica website is ACHICA20AMEX.  If your order is less than £20 including postage, the payment options disappear entirely when you enter the code, as there is nothing to pay.

This offer is targeted at Amex Platinum cardholders although they do not ask for a card number if you spend under £20 and if you spend over £20 you can use any card to pay the balance.

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Comments (118)

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  • MARMALISER says:

    Everyone enjoying the daily SPAM sorry Marketing from Achica…. Nice cheap way of getting a lot of email address’ !!!

    • Rob says:

      Unsubscribe button is at the bottom …. you don’t even need to log-in to unsubscribe, which is a cheap trick some firms use to make it harder

      • Trevor says:

        I made very sure that I unsubscribed from all options during account creation and I haven’t received a thing (on 4 accounts!). It’s standard practise – any new account I immediately deregister from spam unless I specifically want it.

  • xcalx says:

    Just received the Achica parcel.. Invoice quotes Total = £18.73 then adds Total paid by = Website.
    I do have a Plat card.

  • squillion says:

    My parcel has been received, I only ordered 1, sub £20 so completely free, no Plat for me 😉

  • Alvador says:

    I complained to Amex earlier this week that I wasn’t able to use the voucher code. (I have a Platinum card and received the Platinum Life newsletter with the offer.) They have replied to say that the code is now working again and indeed I was able to successfully place an order for £19.99 five minutes ago using the code and didn’t have to give credit card details. (Delivery is free on orders over £10 until midnight on Sunday 29th Sept.)

  • Tom says:

    Seems to be back and working again! And I also complained to Amex and they gave me a £20 statement credit 🙂

  • Ian says:

    Just got this email…. after my chosen gifts been marked ‘Item Despatched’ 🙁

    Thank you for shopping at ACHICA.
    We are contacting you with regards to a recent order you made with the discount code ‘ACHICA20AMEX’. This voucher code was issued via a third party and was intended for a small group of customers. Unfortunately, this voucher was distributed, and as a result some customers who used the voucher code were unaware that it was designated for one use per person only.
    We will be fulfilling your first order made using this code and your item(s) will be dispatched within the timeframes stated at the time of purchase. Unfortunately, any subsequent orders made using this voucher code will be cancelled and any refunds will be processed in the next 48 hours. Please allow up to 7 working days for the funds to appear in your account.
    We appreciate how frustrating this is and apologise for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.
    If you have any queries, you can contact our Customer Care team.
    Yours sincerely,
    ACHICA Customer Care

  • Clive J says:

    I liked the £20 discount I got but the incessant e-mails are driving me mad. Often it’s two a day, just standard marketing rubbish. Have had to unsubscribe.

    • Alan says:

      I unsubscribed the day after registering and still received £20 in gift cards OK.

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