Saturday, June 3, 2017

Father's Day Sale: Save $20 on 23andMe DNA Tests (limit 2) until June 18, 2017

23andMe is having a Father's Day sale on its Autosomal DNA tests. You can save $20 on each DNA test kit with a limit of two kits per person. 23andMe has two versions of its test now. The sale ends June 18, 2017.

There is its Health + Ancestry Service which is on sale for $179 instead of $199 which is its regular price. This is the test version that 23andMe started with. Besides giving you DNA matches and an ethnicity breakdown, it will give you more than 65 online reports on your ancestry traits and health.

The other test version is just the Ancestry Service which is on sale for $79 instead of its $99 regular price. This version of the test gives you your ethnicity percentage breakdown and DNA matches (similar to the other DNA companies) but no health information.

Shipping is extra which will be approximately $9.95 for one kit and $14.95 for two kits.

If you are an adoptee the standard advice is to test at all three DNA testing companies because they each have differing customer pools. Of the three companies, the 23andMe DNA match service has been more difficult to use but the company has been making some changes. Regardless of where you test, read the terms and opt outs to make sure you don't accidentally agree to something (like researchers using your data) that you personally don't want to happen.

This is the only confirmed DNA sale at the moment. The websites of Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA.com do not show any sales on their websites at this time.  

However, there seems to be a small sale advertised through various affiliates like genealogybargains.com etc. Affiliates are individuals or companies who promote products while doing what they do. By clicking on a link at an affiliate website that affiliate earns some money but it does not raise the cost of the sale price you pay. If we spot any other general sales of DNA tests we will let you know.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

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