Update: After I posted this I got an email from American Express giving me $20 off a $100 purchase using promotion code VPTHANKS. This is valid through December 31, 2013. It was to thank me for referring friends and said the code could only be used if you received the email. Try seeing if the code works and if not, refer a friend and see if you get the email with the promotional code.
The deal-a-day site vente-privee just launched a new sale where you can buy Samsonite luggage (and other accessories) at a pretty good discount. I searched some of the items and compared them to other stores (Amazon, Macys, etc.) and found this sale to still be the best deal. While you can get them elsewhere cheaper than the listing price, the sale price as I found cannot be beat.
I’ve purchased a few items from this site in the past and if your purchase is $100+ and you use an American Express credit card you’ll get free shipping. Of course, many of their luggage items are $98 which means if those are of interest your shipping cost will be $7.95. In that case you are better off just adding on a travel accessory (some starting at $5) which will ultimately waive your shipping cost (assuming you are using an Amex credit card) and you’ll get another item.
I am a fan of Samsonite luggage especially the ones that have all 4 spinner wheels – that to me is so much better than just two wheels on the luggage. The site is currently selling luggage, briefcases, totes, backpacks, and random travel accessories.
While I did do my due diligence in researching a few items compared to a few sites, make sure to ensure that the item you are interested in (if any) is the best price out there. With these purchases you have 21 days to return for a full credit (although shipping will apply) and the full manufactures warranty which is good.
Also, if you are not yet a member, find a friend and use their referral link to sign up. They will receive a $20 credit after your first purchase. You are always welcome to use mine as well – you can register for a new account here, or feel free to leave your referral link in the comments section below.