Ancestry.com snuck in a DNA sale for the Independence Day Holiday. Until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 6, 2105, the AncestryDNA (autosomal) test is on sale for $79. That is a 20 percent savings off the regular price of $99. Shipping and taxes are extra which are usually just under $10.
Some people have reported that the FREESHIPDNA coupon code worked for them but others have said it didn't. It doesn't hurt to try.
This is a good sale price. Only once before (last year) have we seen the sale price lower than this.
Doing an AncestryDNA test gets you into a large pool of potential
matches and most are interested in genealogy. Be aware that Ancestry.com does not
provide any tools for you to utilize and analyze your matches, other
than user connected trees.
But did you know that you could also download your AncestryDNA test data and
transfer it to FamilyTreeDNA's Autosomal Transfer? The autosomal DNA transfer is free to see your
top 20 matches. To unlock the transfer and have full access to all your
matches and features, the cost is just $39. So if you get the AncestryDNA test on sale and unlock the transferred data, for just a little more than the regular price of one test you are now in two pools of potential matches -- Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA.
Please note that FamilyTree DNA is the
only DNA company that accepts
data transfers from other companies that utilize the same test chip
(AncestryDNA and certain older 23andME tests. Also, FamilyTreeDNA is the only company doing Y-DNA and mtDNA testing. Adding these tests to a transfer would require a separate swab test since no actual physical DNA is
transferred between companies with an autosomal transfer.
I think these are the major sales/free access offers for the Independence Day Holiday.
See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!