Current DNA Sales – October 14, 2021

Current sales as of October 14, 2021. Double checked all prices before posting.  23andMe sent me an e-mail with free shipping and $69.00 for $99.00 kit and $99.00 for $199.00 kit. It’s not appearing on their site as it appears to be an e-mail only offer. Sale ends October 31, 2021 – I will check to see if they offer it on the site over the next few days. MyHeritage 7-Day DNA Sale – think it ends in 7 days; free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order.

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Summer Sale up to 20% off with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single order – https://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $79, other kits available no word on when it ends. 2) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $79.00 (still available as of October 14, 2021, regular price $199.00 for the package). 3) 23andMe e-mail offer; sale ends October 31, 2021. 4) MyHeritageDNA 7-Day Sale; $59.00 sale; free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order.

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. Sequencing.com offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,300 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales – October 13, 2021WeGene is supposed to start selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price. So far, they haven’t started selling them for $99.00.

Monthly DNA company list for October 2021 Current 2021 DNA Companies October 1, 2021. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/  regular price $99 https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Prsonal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ egular price $99.00  currently available as of  October 14, 2021; https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ regular price $199.00; VIP Health + Ancestry special deal regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon).

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/  regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of October 14, 2021). On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – regular price $99.00 – currently available as of October 14, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC – currently available as of October 14, 2021, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing regular price $599 (8 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $849 for 8 week option, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale price available – see link.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ $79 regular price; Family Finder Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon – currently available – regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of October 14, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89.00, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Summer Sale prices up to 20% off as of October 14, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $79.00 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99)https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/ – currently unavailable as of October 14, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/Amazon – currently unavailable as of October 14, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The prices are only available at LivingDNA. Check LivingDNA as the prices change sometimes too often for me to keep up.

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix –  https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements  https://www.helix.com/pages/covid19-efforts for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dna7-Day Sale, sale price $59.00, regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale price $79.00, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (currently available as of October 14, 2021) regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $55.00 price – available as of October 14, 2021. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing: https://sequencing.com/apps/app-market; https://sequencing.com/membership/get-genome-sequenced-offer price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by Sequencing.com. 

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of October 14, 2021 although sale items vary from time to time). see prices on link as they change them too frequently to keep up. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com regular price starts at $99, with kits at $139 and $289. One kit ($289 is on sale for $249) Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/ (choose your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $64.67 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of October 14, 2021, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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Summiting Mount Logan in 1925: Fred Lambart’s personal account of the treacherous climb and descent of the highest peak in Canada — Defining Inuit art — Library and Archives Canada Blog

When Howard “Fred” Lambart’s (1880–1946) painful, frozen feet finally touched solid ground again on July 4, 1925, he thought he would feel elated. After all, it had been 44 days since he and his fellow mountaineers had made contact with anything other than snow and ice on their ascent of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak (5,959 m). The expedition had exhausted them all, and Lambart could only manage a sense of relief at having made it this far. There were still 140 kilometres of hard travel to go before they reached the town of McCarthy, Alaska.

Summiting Mount Logan in 1925: Fred Lambart’s personal account of the treacherous climb and descent of the highest peak in Canada

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Keep it alive – Featured Blogger of the Week October 15, 2021

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For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose Keep it alive: https://blg.bookbaby.com/ as the Featured Blogger of the Week. 

I have been reading the blog since May 2019.

Social Media:

Amazon: No listing located https://www.amazon.com/

Facebook: No listing located https://www.facebook.com/

Good ReadsNo listing located https://www.goodreads.com/

Instagram: No listing located https://www.instagram.com/

Ko-fi: No listing located https://ko-fi.com/

Linked In: No listing located https://www.linkedin.com/

Medium: No listing located https://medium.com/

Patreon: No listing located https://www.patreon.com/

Pinterest: No listing located https://www.pinterest.com/

Twitch: No listing located http://twitch.tv/

Twitter: No listing located https://twitter.com/

YouTube: No listing located http://youtube.com/

If I missed any social media links, please let me know.

Here are some of the posts I re-blogged:

5 ways of Beating Pandemic Blues – In Motion — Keep it alive Direct link: 5 ways of Beating Pandemic Blues

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – In Motion — Keep it alive Direct link: Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – In Motion

Let me make my own mistakes — Keep it alive Direct link: Let me make my own mistakes

2000 Followers! 😍 Thank you! — Keep it alive Direct link: 2000 Followers! 😍 Thank you! — Keep it alive

The finest specimen — Keep it alive Direct link: The finest specimen — Keep it alive

 

Past Featured Bloggers of the Week: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/featured-blogger-of-the-week/

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4 Shots From 4 Dracula Films – Through the Shattered Lens

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

Today, let us take just a few moments to pay tribute to one of the icons of Halloween. He was born into nobility but he never let that stop him from visiting the village at night and getting a taste of the common life. I’m talking, of course, about the original royal influencer, Count Dracula! Everyone knows Dracula. Everyone wants to either be with or even be Dracula. It’s no wonder that he’s been the subject of so many biopics.

4 Shots From 4 Dracula Films

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2022’s Social Security Raise Could Come With This Sneaky Surprise – Motley Fool October 15, 2021

I saw this today on Motley Fool – 2022’s Social Security Raise Could Come With This Sneaky Surprise: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2021/10/15/2022s-social-security-raise-could-come-with-this-s/. The sneaky surprise is the potential for Social Security benefits to be taxable. Longer article.

Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd) October 15, 2021

Well, it’s official. For months, experts have been talking about seniors on Social Security being in line for a massive raise in 2022. And this week, the Social Security Administration announced that beneficiaries will be getting a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), the largest to come down the pike in decades.

In comparison, seniors only saw a 1.3% COLA going into 2021. And so a 5.9% boost gives beneficiaries a lot more buying power.

But while a generous Social Security raise is a good thing in theory, there’s one scenario where it could actually backfire. And seniors need to gear up for that possibility.

Will a giant raise result in taxes on your benefits?

Seniors are often shocked to learn that Social Security income is, in fact, subject to taxes. But whether taxes apply to those benefits depends on how much income seniors have.

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Not One Prairie Dress — Kelly’s Favorite Things

Not one prairie dress.

Last week, our teenage daughter had her final high school Homecoming dance. When she was a freshman, it was quite the ordeal. All the girls in her grade were so excited to finally be attending a high school dance, and the boys were on the deal. They started asking early, and the girls started shopping early.

Not One Prairie Dress

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Biden aide Psaki may have violated ethics law -watchdog Reuters October 15, 2021

I saw this today on Reuters – Biden aide Psaki may have violated ethics law -watchdog: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-aide-psaki-may-have-violated-ethics-law-watchdog-2021-10-15/. Longer article.

By Tyler Clifford October 15, 2021

Oct 15 (Reuters) – A non-profit ethics watchdog on Friday called for a probe into whether White House press secretary Jen Psaki violated federal law with an apparent endorsement from the White House podium of a Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, said it filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), asking that it investigate whether Psaki violated the Hatch Act by advocating for the election of Terry McAuliffe.

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – October 14, 2021

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – October 14, 2021: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after October 7, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can add a lot of records fast. 

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5 ways of Beating Pandemic Blues – In Motion — Keep it alive

In no particular order;

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Boot Camp Behind the Scenes at Recruit Training – US Navy YouTube

Direct link: Boot Camp Behind The Scenes at Recruit Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcReGpFPMH8 (about 36:11 minutes long)

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We’ve gone old school for this week’s Findmypast Friday releases – FindMyPast Friday October 15, 2021

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new .I shortened it a fair amount and highlighted the different topics covered. Here’s the direct link – We’ve gone old school for this week’s Findmypast Friday releases: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/yorkshire-school-records  Slightly longer article, but I included the topics covered.

Niall Cullen  15 October 2021
 

Discover your ancestors’ school days in thousands of new records. Plus, explore the latest updates to our newspaper archives.

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