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If you have an American Express Platinum charge card, an interesting new offer has popped up at the Amex Platinum website.

To quote:

Members-only website BestSecret is one of the fashion industry’s best-kept secrets. Ordinarily, membership to the shopping website is by invitation only, however as a Platinum Cardmember we have arranged for you to obtain a permanent membership at BestSecret. What’s more, when you join, you will receive a £50 voucher to spend. 

A subsidiary of one of Europe‘s oldest textile wholesalers, Schustermann & Borenstein, the website pulls together an extensive network of luxury suppliers and offers discounts of up to 80% on over 1,000 designer labels, such as Missoni, Valentino and Bottega Veneta. Current collections are reduced up to 20% with over 500 new offers daily.

Your additional exclusive benefits as a Platinum Cardmember include:

• Permanent access to the shopping community

• A welcome voucher for £50 upon registration automatically applied at checkout when purchases are made with your American Express Platinum Card

• No minimum order value

• Complementary shipping

The website says that the offer is scheduled to run from April 3rd to June 3rd.  However, it seems to be already active.

I registered last night, and under Vouchers at the bottom of the page it says:  “£ 50.- Voucher from BestSecret  Valid until 23.03.2015“.  It looks promising!

You will see that I have not listed the registration link above.  You can find it by going to americanexpress.co.uk/platinum and looking at ‘Platinum Lifestyle’ and then under ‘Offers and Events’.

My reason for doing this is that I am not 100% sure that this offer is secure (ie that BestSecret is able to restrict it to Amex Plats only).  After what happened with the Achica offer last year, I do not want to be responsible for it being pulled before those who should benefit are able to benefit – especially as a huge percentage of HfP readers are Amex Plat cardholders.

Given that there is no minimum order value and postage is free, the Amex Platinum members amongst us should (literally) be able to get something for nothing up to the value of £50.  The only caveat I would add is that bestsecret.com is a German business and the brands on offer seem closer to what you would find in a Kaufhof rather than a House of Fraser ….


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Comments (81)

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  • Susan says:

    The T&Cs say “platinum card member ” so presumably a supplementary plat member could also sihn up?

    • Susan says:

      Although learning to spell first might be helpful 😉

    • Johnny5a says:

      I’ve just tried – waiting for confirmation email .. nothing so far. My wife (main cardholder) has received her confirmation email.

      • xcalx says:

        Main and supplementary card holders orders completed and confirmation emails received.
        2 little party dresses for the grandaughters.
        Yet again thanks Raffles.

        • xcalx says:

          I may have jumped the gun above the emails are “order received” not “confirmation of order”

          Gold card also has order received email

  • Peter says:

    Very useful, thanks. Have just registered but it seems that just underneath where it says: “£ 50.- Voucher from BestSecret Valid until 23.03.2015“ there is a prompt for the voucher code attributed to me, and I cannot see it on any of the relevant pages on the website (nor has it been sent separately to my email account as part of registering with BestSecret). Am I missing something? or is the voucher code hidden and simply emedded/applied in the checkout process when I actually buy an item from Best Secret? Thanks for your guidance.

    • Charlie says:

      I think that prompt is for new and separate voucher codes which you probably won’t need to worry about.

    • Susan says:

      Voucher code is embedded – when you place order you just click use voucher and it deducts from total without showing a specific code.

    • Alan says:

      It’s added to your account. When you get to the checkout it is listed at the bottom left and you have the option of applying it.

  • RJSC says:

    Thanks Raffles, a jumper and two pairs of socks heading my way for a grand total of £2.90.

    Voucher applies at checkout, looks like you have to pay with Amex but not necessarily Plat.

  • Maximus says:

    They seem to have some decent shirts, though I have not heard of many of the designers (but I confess haute couture was never my thing!).

    But £50 saving is a graet discount- thanks for highlighting it.

  • Mr Bridge says:

    just signed up me and sup card holder…used different email, and sup card holder has own amex login, as you if you click through your own account does not work

    • Susan says:

      On first page of best secret dot com there’s also a “a gift to you” click this and you get a choice of two watches which you can add to basket for free (actually a min £9 spend but worked with voucher)- OK they’re not Vacheron Constantin but certainly good enough for a holiday spare.

      Raffles, as always, many thanks!

      • Alan says:

        Hehe I added that to my order too – impressed that after ordering yesterday evening I’ve already been sent the DHL tracking number this morning!

      • Paul says:

        Good spot, thanks! Ordered 😀

  • Czechoslovakia says:

    Thanks for that Raffles. Something for the little one.

  • Chris says:

    Great spot Raffles! Thanks

  • Richard says:

    Looks like you can get a free watch with your order too.

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