Monday, August 10, 2015

DNA Sales at until August 17 and FamilyTree DNA until August 15

If you have been thinking about DNA testing here are two sales that might interest you.

At, the AncestryDNA (autosomal) test is on sale for 20 percent off until 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 17, 2015. So that makes the test $79 (instead of $99) plus shipping costs which are generally just under $10.

If you are concerned about the recent sharing of some data by with research studies, just be sure to NOT check the box regarding sharing your non-descriptive information for research projects. In the past this has been the second consent check box of the three presented when you are registering your test before sending the completed test back.

Ancestry's sale seems to be in response to an unannounced sale over at FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), where there are two coupon codes for its unannounced DNA sale. The FTNDA website itself does not mention any sale. So after seeing this sale mentioned this weekend at The Legal Genealogist blog, I checked around and the codes are listed at the RetailMeNot website and other similar sites. Supposedly these codes are good until August 15. (FTDNA uses Central Time for its cut-off times.)

To save 15 percent off orders of $99 or more, use coupon code CJS2015.
To save $30 off orders of $168 or more, use coupon code CGS30.

So the FTDNA's autosomal test, FamilyFinder, would end up costing $84.15 at 15 percent off. (Almost as good at the usually good sale of $79 aka 20 percent.)

For the more expensive tests over $168 (or multiple tests totally at least that amount), do the math to see which coupon code will save you the most money.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!


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