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Achica ‘£20 off’ code working again

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Not sure what else I can add to my original post!

Except that, at the time of writing on Saturday evening, the £20 off code (ACHICA20AMEX) is working again.  For orders under £20, you don’t pay a penny.

The Taittinger champagne, below, seems to have sold out though!


Until midnight on Sunday 29th, they are even offering free delivery on orders over £10.

Remember that this voucher is only meant to be used by American Express Platinum cardholders only.

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Comments (58)

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  • TimS says:

    Just to let you know, I received an email from Achica saying that they will honour the first order using the code but that any additional orders are being cancelled and refunded as it was intended to be one use per customer.
    This will likely even affect people who used both the ACHICA20AMEX and ACHICA15AMEX codes once each as they seem to be being treated the same by Achica. I used the 15 & the 20 code and my second order is being cancelled & refunded. At least they are honouring the first one, even though I only have the PR Gold and not Platinum Amex as originally requested by the offer.

  • MrsG says:

    I’ve just had that same email cancelling my second order. Looks like I’m not going to be able to pass off freebies as Xmas presents now grrrrrr!!

  • Maria Shaw says:

    Wonder if mine will go through. I spent just over the £20 on each, so used Paypal to pay. That might be more difficult to cancel. No emails yet.

    • TimS says:

      I spent just over the £20 on each too (though on my Amex). Paypal is just as easy to refund I’m afraid but hopefully you will be lucky!

  • Wylie says:

    A recent email from Achica in connection with an order

    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

  • MaltapointsTom says:

    Yeah I had my second order cancelled but can’t really complain. Frankly I’m fairly surprised they’re honouring the first one.

  • Nick says:

    My girlfriends order has been cancelled. She’s had an email confirming it. Email said there was a problem with her order using code.

  • Tom says:

    Was fun while it lasted!

  • Harry says:

    I also got the infamous October 2 email but I only used the code once! I told them they should honor the codes their third party agent put out. It looks to me like they didn’t / don’t have their computer systems in order. Someone thought up this idea of how to get new customers without thinking it through properly. American Express in America had similar issues when they started a similar business called Vente Privee.

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