Bad news. Turns out EXPRESS was hacked.

We called customer service and EXPRESS explained the code was not valid and any orders made using the code will be cancelled.

If you aren’t sure what that means for your credit card or debit card, call your bank. You can also call EXPRESS customer service to cancel the orders, 1-888-EXP-1980.

Here’s an awesome deal at! Get up $40.00 worth of products for free, just pay shipping! Shop around the sites large selection of clothing up to 70% off. Put up to $40.00 of merchandise in your cart and enter the coupon code 2020 at checkout and the price of your items will be $0.00. The site will only charge a flat-rate shipping charge of $8.00. Now, just a warning. Orders might be cancelled on a deal this good. So shop with that caveat in mind.

Save an additional 2.5% cash back by shopping through Ebates.

Here’s an example of how to save:

Stretch Lace Short Sleeve Shell Top $39.90
Enter coupon code 2020 at checkout for up to $40.00 off $40.00
Pay $0.00, plus $8.00 shipping
Final Price: $8.00 shipped


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Me too. They will probably be cancelled or we will be billed the entire amount.

I just got off the phone and was told that it was a code that too many third party websites advertised. I was concerned that they were “hacked” and someone obtained my information when I placed the order with the bogus code but it appears that’s not the case. She said they were not hacked but that the code was not meant to be shared in the manner that it was.

I think that this is the real story. They are saying it is a hack now so they don’t have to honor it, but I think you got the real answer.

I couldn’t get the promo code to work – has anyone had any luck with this?

It didn’t work for me :-(

Per Express this is a third party code and they will not honor it.

It says 2020 code has been applied but it still charged the whole amount at checkout. I noticed there’s an additional 30% discount for each item.

According to Express’ Facebook page, the code was meant only for AList Cardholders for some kind of birthday promotion. So for some people, it really is valid. But those people have to call with the full 16-digit code they received.

Just tried to place an order and went all the way to confirm and it did not take the code. Said it was applied, but still showed full amounts – good try but it doesn’t work :(

It is a code mistake. Express was not intending on giving away $40 worth of clothes to everyone online. Love this site but lately there is a lot of posting of obvious price mistakes. At least this time it came with the cancellation warning. Other sites thrive on these deals but the readers go into each deal aware it is a mistake and fully prepared to deal with the company when the cancellations hit. The hope is that there will be some compensation for the inconvenience. I think there are probably unsuspecting readers on here that may not want to get involved in these types of deals. There are a lot of moms/dads on “mommy blogs” that are running households with a strict budget and may not have funds to tie up or time to keep track of cancellations.

Complain some where else please. This is a website that post deals and coupons for everyone to benefit from! Try running this website and being able to confirm every deal you find, but you couldn’t do it either.

we are all human and make mistakes so there is no need for this kind of statement coming from a reader!!!

Nope. No complaints. Just a warning. Would hate to see someone with a tight food budget end up with their money tied up in one of these “deals”.

It is not working for me :( Did the deal end?

I just tried the code at 3:35EST and it worked, and somehow I got free shipping?? So I payed $2.09 for 3 shirts, yahooo!

I just tried – how sad, it didn’t give me the discount. Too good to be true

it’s not applying promo code

It says that the discount has been applied but it doesn’t change the total. Boo

I tried this and it did not work! Tried it with different items, still did not work! Kind of sad, I could have gotten my husband 3 shirts for under $10!! :(

not taking off for coupon now

I just called express, they said the code was deactivated, its not a good deal anymore and that any orders that went through they are cancelling, it was a bogus code

Didn’t work for me. entered code not was cent was taken off.

its not working for me.!The total doesnt change.

It says this now:

Please review errors highlighted below in red.

Promotion code 2020 is invalid.

its not working for me either:(

It worked for me!

Not working for me and I have tried it all, like only clearance and than only reg. priced and still nothing :( darn

I just tried this and it’s not taking anything off of my total….suggestions?

It doesn’t work anymore. Just tried it.

the Site just went down…I’m guessing to update to correct this offer….was running very slow when I was attempting to place my order as it was and at check out it didn’t remove any costs when using this code. I thought maybe because I had 40.98 in merchandise so as I attempted to remove one item they took the site offline. Just an fyi for others who may be trying.

all the sudden I can’t add things to my check out bag :{

seriously people, why would you call customer service and bring attention to this?!?!

UHHHHHH cause you could get scammed out of money…DUH!!!!!! If the server was hacked do you think your money will go to Express? No, your money would go to the hacker and you get nothing!!!!! If millions of people are paying $8 each, that adds up!

I got a pair of yoga pants. They already charged my credit card 8.00. The code is no longer working….

I tried the code and it didn’t work

code isn’t changing the price for me….

darn missed it.

I immedietly went and tried it got a great pair of shoes, entered the code and it worked! Decided not to get those shoes because I found 2 pairs I could get for the same price when I went to check out the code did not work anymore. GRRRRR…. so mad at myself!

The site was running fine when I tried – but the coupon code did not deduct any discount even though it said the code had been applied.

Looks like the code it no longer working. Sorry, we warned you!

I just put 2 items into cart and put in code and went to summery and it didn’t take it off – so be careful before you process all the way.

the code isn’t working for me…no matter what I add to the cart, the price does not reflect $40 off!

Went all the way through checkout and was told there was an error… Now I can’t get my shopping card to load. Card wasn’t charged. Oh Well… Too bad that I missed out on this one!

I am on the site but the code is not working

When I get to the order review page, it says the code was applied, but it still shows the total at $53. Anybody else running into that? I don’t want to click it in case I get charged!

i see the same as well, it says code applied, but no discount is shown in the numbers. i guess they are “fixing” it :(

Saying 2020 is invalid

i just called customer service and they say the code is from a third party and does not work. i ordered some items and was charged the full amount and when i called and asked them why, they said it isn’t a valid coupon code. save yourself the headache.

That’s strange. If it wasn’t a valid coupon code, then why it did it work for some people on their website? I’m thinking that’s a cover because someone on their end screwed up.

Di you cancel the order? What should we do if we ordered?

I just spoke to customer service…they said it should cancel itself, but if not to call them back in a few days. It’s a bogus code.

Unsuprisingly, there is nothing in my size here.

discount did not work for me. oh well! :(

My total before checkout is $48 but for some reason, it is not letting me take $40 off…any idea??

Got to the final screen of checkout (after all the server lags!) and it removed the $40 discount from my cart.

Same thing is happening to me. :( BOOO

It says have a discount, but then it says the whole amount will be charged to my card?? I’m not sure what’s going on…

Me too! I’m trying to figure that out now!

didn’t work for me. oh well, can’t win em all! :)

Promo code did nothing to my order total.

Order placed!! I got a pair of shoes and a shirt for $41.98 – $40 discount + $8 shipping + $0.50 tax for a total of $10.48… WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this code!!!

Just placed my order. We’ll see what happens!

what about shoes?

I got it too without any problems. Now we just wait and see. I got three shirts!! yay

GOT IT! “) TY!

Yay :) Just got me a dress that was 50, for only $10, plus shipping! Thanks :)

A friendly shopping DDOS courtesy of KCL

They only have XS, S & M sizes :(

Site very slow due to massive response.

How is it that this is happening? and If my order is cancelled, will they give me back the shipping cost to my card??

The charge would be $8.00 on an order of $40.00 or less. If the order is canceled, the charge will be reversed.

page not loading :(

Coupon not working first order froze at checkout. Money came out of my account but never got a confirmation so not sure if it went through or not. Second time I tried to check out (server froze several times) it says it already applied but didn’t take any off. Was a great deal while it lasted!


I think this post single handed causing indirect server clogs 😛 Site has been running slower and slower as time progresses since this post.