Updated mid-afternoon of August 1, 2018 – removed the sticky from this post and making the Current August 2018 DNA Sales post sticky as it’s live now. Earlier I added is added the link to the 23andMe contest; updated July 26, 2018: Helix is running 25% off promo code, TDF25, through July 31, 2018 (if an item already has a promo code, and at least one test does, you can only use one promo code). TeloYears has $10 off promo code – Summer18. Updated July 19, 2018 – MyHeritage is now $69 with no indication it’s a sale price. Updated July 15, 2018
– a note about a way to get 25% coupon for Helix tests by playing the Daily Tour de France Challenge – not available for all tests if a test already has a Promo Code (many don’t, but some do), but does include Geno 2.0 Next test which is on sale; July 10, 2018: added Vitagene’s sale to the list; Updated July 3, 2018 – only three two major changes: HomeDNA offering a sale on one of its DNA tests ; and Helix offering discounted DNA kits if you order DNA Passport test. 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. You can join with a free trial membership if you haven’t been a Prime user or haven’t been a recent Prime member. You can also do the monthly option which is a bit more expensive overall, but doesn’t commit you to an annual contract.
As of July 19
, 2018 (original post was on July 3, 2018, but modified as needed), the following companies are offering DNA sales. I am also including the general pricing for a number of other DNA companies that aren’t offering sales right now. As always, check with Amazon and EBay since they may have a lower price on some of the below tests. I will update this post as new sales are added or current sales end. Some of the companies offer Summer DNA Sales, but it’s hit or miss and the sale can start anywhere between June and September if companies decide to offer them.
Tests on Sale (Some sales end July 31, 2018)
23andMe – https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit sale price $69 regular price $99; Ancestry + Health sale price $139; regular price $199. Sale good through August 9, 2018. Amazon is matching the sale price and has free shipping.
In addition to the sale, 23andMe is offering a chance to win one of 23 world trips based on your DNA; contest can be entered daily through August 9, 2018 at https://news.iheart.com/contests/win-a-trip-442918/.
Ancestry DNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/
Don’t know if this is a targeted sale or available to everyone, but seeing on their website if I go to add a DNA test
SAVE NOW. Add more kits to your order for only $89/ea
Regular price is still $99 if you only want one kit, but additional kits are $89. Amazon still has regular price for the kits. Also, check EBay as you can often find Ancestry kits cheaper on it.
Dante Labs – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests prices discounted below the prices listed here during Amazon Prime Day Sale, but are now back to the sale prices below. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – $499 (regular price $1,000); Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) – sale price $449.00 (regular price $750). The sale is still going, but no word on how long until they end it. Slightly lower price than earlier sales. Update July 12, 2018: Dante has added a new DNA test; it’s not on sale, but it’s $999 for 130x coverage of the Exome and 30x coverage for the rest of DNA.
DNA Passport – https://www.helix.com/shop/humancode-dna-passport/ $29.99 for test + $20 if individual needs Helix DNA kit (regular price of Helix kit is $80.00). Note: this is not a sale if you don’t need a Helix kit for a person, but it’s one of the cheaper Helix kit prices currently available if you need a Helix kit. Sometimes, Helix will offer a sale where Helix kit is free with some tests. In general, you only need one Helix kit/individual.
Geno 2.0 Next – https://www.helix.com/shop/national-geographic-geno-2-next-generation/ ($69.95 + $30 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual – regular price tends to run $149.95 or $199.95) – No word on when this sale price ends. Good through July 31, 2018 – use promo code TDF25 and you may be able to use it to reduce the cost by 25% if the test you are ordering doesn’t already have a Promo Code attached to it. If you order directly from National Geographic (Nat Geo), it’s $99.95 (regular price is $199.00 on Nat Geo website).. Amazon sale price is $97.95 and was cheaper during the Amazon Prime Day Sale which ended late July 17, 2018. Note: U. S. kits are processed by Helix and non-U.S. kits are processed by FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA).
Helix: for DNA Passport, see above; Baby Glimpse: https://www.helix.com/shop/humancode-baby-glimpse-bundle/ – Helix DNA kits for this test are on sale $100; regular price $160 – Note: this is a 2 kit test (one for mother and one for father); regular price for DNA test is $99.98 (which includes both parents); see DNA Passport above for cheaper way to get the kits as two DNA Passport kits + test would run you $49.99 x2 which is slightly cheaper than two kits using the Baby Glimpse bundle link and you get DNA Passports results as a bonus. Going this route would cost you about the same, but you wouldn’t need to order the two Helix DNA kits for Baby Glimpse as you could use your DNA Passport Helix kits for the results. embodyDNA: https://www.helix.com/shop/lose-it-embodydna/ sale price $49.99 + $20.00 if you need Helix DNA kit; regular price is $109.99 + $80.00 for Helix DNA kit. GoalGetter: https://www.helix.com/shop/insidetracker-goalgetter/ sale price $130.00 + $40.00 if you need Helix DNA kit; regular price $260.00 + $80.00 if you need Helix DNA kit. Rest of Helix DNA tests are regular price and Helix kits are regular price of $80.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual.
HomeDNA – https://homedna.com/ GPS Origins Ancestry Test sale price $79 (Use Promo Code JULY79 in Cart) regular price $199.00 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers) – no word on when sale ends. If you have already taken a DNA test at another company (FamilyTree DNA aka FTDNA, AncestryDNA, Geno 2.0, or 23andMe*), HomeDNA offers a cheaper upload option. For $39,00, you can use this link https://homedna.com/product/gps-origins-algorithm (not an affiliate link) to upload your results.
*23andMe raw data for v4 and earlier chips. They are working on updating their system to accept 23andMe v5 chips, but currently can’t accept v5 chip raw data. The v5 chip was implemented by 23andMe in August 2017. You should be able to figure out which chip by how many SNPs are in your raw data. If your 23andMe raw data has roughly 640,000 SNPs, it’s v5. https://isogg.org/wiki/23andMe#Chip_versions
Living DNA – https://www.livingdna.com/ $99
(regular price $159). Note: they removed the regular price $159 recently, but don’t know if that’s a temporary or permanent move. If it’s permanent, I will move this to the non-sale section below. Living DNA offers free limited transfers, but you won’t get a few benefits if you go this route. For example, you won’t get haplogroups (mtDNA, Y-DNA) and you won’t get ethnicity results. You would have to order a kit from Living DNA to get those benefits.
MyHeritage DNA – https://www.myheritage.com/dna $69 – it’s not showing as a sale price with the usual regular price $99 so I don’t know if the new price is $69 or if somebody dropped the ball by not including regular price; on sale on Amazon for $75 with free shipping, which would be cheaper since shipping starts at $12 for one kit on MyHeritage
TeloYears: https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html $10 off promo code: Summer18. Ends July 31, 2018.
Vitagene: https://vitagene.com I don’t see an end date on the sale.
Current sales : https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/
Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $79.
All in 1 Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $129, on sale for $99..
Vitality Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + + 90 days of 4 personalized supplement + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $245; on sale for $165.
DNA companies not offering sales at this time (July 1, 2018):
23andMe – https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit sale price $69 regular price $99; Ancestry + Health sale price $139; regular price $199. Sale good through August 9, 2018. *Sale now if effect until August 9, 2018 (see above). Ancestry DNA – https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – as noted in the Test on Sale section above, I don’t know if the price showing on my Ancestry account is one available to everybody or only sent to a group of members. $99 – regular price; as of the date of this blog post, it’s also not on sale on Amazon. Worth noting sometimes Ancestry sends individual e-mails that includes DNA sale prices, but those tend to be limited to the people who received the e-mails. Also, check EBay as you can often find Ancestry kits cheaper on it.
DNAFit – https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/
Fitness Diet Pro $299.99
Fitness + Fat Burner $199.99
Fitness + Muscle Builder $199.99
Diet + Meal Planner $199.99
DNATribes – http://www.dnatribes.com/ No sale price; regular price $119.00, and they do offer autosomal comparisons if you tested at AncestryDNA, FTDNA, or 23andMe – regular price for autosomal comparison is $49.
FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – https://www.familytreedna.com/ no sales at this time – below prices are regular prices depending on which test(s) you order – also, sometimes the below prices may change (up or down) so always check for current pricing before ordering. You can order FTDNA through GroupOn and it’s currently $64 there, but the sale ends July 1, 2018. In my experience, GroupOn tends to renew the sales most of the time so I will check back tomorrow to see what price shows up. You can also check EBay as another alternative.
Family Finder regular price $79
Family Finder + Y-37 (males only) regular price $248
Family Finder + Y-67 (males only) regular price $347
Family Finder + mtFull Sequence (males or females) regular price $278
Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence (males only) regular price $546
Y-37 (males only) regular price $169
Y-67 (males only) regular price $268
Y-111 (males only) regular price $359
Big Y-500 (Y-111 + Big Y) (males only) Sale price $649 regular price $799
mtDNA Plus regular price $89
mtFull Sequence regular price $199
Full Genomes (FG or FGC) – https://www.fullgenomes.com/ No sales listed with prices based on which test you order. Also, project discounts are available, but you would have to contact FGC for details and pricing. The prices here tend to stay the same, but occasionally they will offer sales or change prices so always check with FGC before ordering.
Whole Genome Sequencing 30x $1295 CLIA available
Y Elite Ancestry Test for Men $645
Analysis of Y bam files ($50 for BAM file analysis)
Long Read Whole Genome ($2,900.00)
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $900
Whole Genome Sequencing 5x $350.00
Exome Sequencing ($525.00)
Whole Genome Epigenome Sequencing ($1,800.00)
DNA kits ($20.00)
GenePlaza – https://www.geneplaza.com/ – no sale, free upload if you tested with most major DNA companies with small bonus ($3 credit if you do the free upload; $6 credit if you order a kit from them) to spend on different apps they offer. Don’t see a price for how much the kit would cost if you needed to order one. App prices range from $1.49 to $5.49. Some of the individual tests are interesting enough to check out.
Helix – https://www.helix.com/ – some of the individual tests are on sale (check above for the handful on sale, includes Geno 2.0 Next, DNA Passport, Baby Glimpse (Helix kits discounted with DNA test regular price); embodyDNA; and GoalGetter , but you would need to check each one as the sales come and go on a regular basis. For whatever reason, Helix doesn’t make it easy to view pricing for each test without opening each test individually which is a pain in the neck. This link, https://www.helix.com/store/all, gives you each test available, but you would need to check each test for current pricing.
HomeDNA – https://homedna.com/ Many of the below test kits are available at CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart which would save you any applicable shipping costs, but would be subject to local sales tax. Also, the kits available locally usually are only for the testing kit and you would need to pay additional lab processing fees to HomeDNA when you send in the kit.
The tests currently offered directly on HomeDNA are as follows with regular prices listed below (note: if you order a kit directly from HomeDNA, it will be a cheek swab):
GPS Origins Ancestry Test $199.00 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers)
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Upload Your Raw Data (can upload from most of the major DNA testing companies) $39.00 (number of markers depends on which company you transfer results from)
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – African Edition $199.00
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Asian Edition $199.00
HomeDNA Starter Ancestry Test $69.00 (13 CODIS markers)
DNA Origins Maternal Lineage (mtDNA)$69.00 (HVR1, 2, and 3 regions – it’s not a full mtDNA test based on what other companies offer)
DNA Origins Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA) $69.00 (appears to look at 16 Y-STRs) – Males only
HomeDNA Advanced Ancestry Test $124.00 (appears to be a combination of Ancestry Test, Maternal Test, and Paternal Test)
Health and Beauty:
HomeDNA Food and Pet Sensitivity $99.00 (Nuts, Dairy, Wheat, Pets)
HomeDNA Healthy Weight $119.00
HomeDNA Skin Care $99.00
HomeDNA Paternity $164.00 (has both at-home or legal testing options – it doesn’t say, but I would expect legal testing to include additional fees – includes a child kit, a possible father kit, and biological mother kit (mother’s participation is optional, but recommended) Not for New York residents due to New York requirements for legal paternity testing
Mixed-Breed Dog Identification DNA Test and Life Plan $125.00 (learn about your mixed-breed dog’s lineage)
Cat DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your cat for over 40 genetic diseases and traits)
Dog DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your dog for over 100 genetic diseases and traits)
Promethease – https://www.promethease.com/ Regular price uploads start at $12 with some uploads running more. They have offered free uploads several times in the past and will probably do it again in the near future. Note: this isn’t a DNA test, but uses your raw data from other companies (23andMe, Ancestry, FTDNA, etc.) to generate reports.
TeloYears – https://www.teloyears.com/home/ prices: TeloYears Health $99 TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price).
TribeCode – Tribecode – $99 regular price for Advanced Ancestry; kit is ordered through TeloYears and appears to be the Ancestry/ethnicity portion only.
uBiome – https://ubiome.com/consumer/explorer/ regular prices ranging from $89 to $399. This isn’t a regular DNA test like many of the others. It checks between 1 and 5 sites for bacterial DNA (mouth, skin, nose, genital, gut). I have taken this test in the past when it was on sale as I was curious as to what it would show. Interestingly, some insurance companies will pay some of the cost. Click on this link: https://ubiome.com/clinical/smartgut/ and see if your insurance company will cover it. The Smart Gut kit is only one of the sites (gut, specifically, a stool sample). In general for now, if your insurance company covers enough of the cost, uBiome will write off the rest of the cost for this particular test. Shame they haven’t figured out a way to get insurance companies to cover the other four sites yet. I have done the Smart Gut kit a number of times over the last 3 years and was just approved for 6 more kits, and I sent the first one early last week.
Veritas – https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome. It appears to be $999 for their 30x read based on what somebody who ordered the kit reported for pricing. For additional information, here’s a link to the company’s PDF: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/VG_ProductOnePager_myGenome_email.pdf
WeGene – https://www.wegene.com/en/ regular price (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them) or free upload of your 23andMe (including the latest v5 chips) or Ancestry raw data. For now, they don’t accept FTDNA, etc.
YSEQ.net – https://www.yseq.net/
regular prices as YSEQ rarely does sales although they occasionally will do a sale. Will continue checking in case they do a sale for DNA Day. Prices range, depending on if you want an individual Y-DNA SNP or various STR ranges, mtDNA (several options) to a 15x read, 30xread, or 50xread full DNA test. 15x read: $740; 30x read: (+ $600 above 15x read price) ; 50x read: (+$1,430 above 15x read price) ; Other Extras (price is in addition to whatever read you order) add $90 if you want USB drive sent to you (otherwise, you can download your results through a link for no additional cost; Sanger extra Y-DNA results (up to 10 Y-DNA SNPs): $100; you receive 4 cheek swabs and you need to use all four and mail them back to YSEQ. Individual SNPs tend to run $18. YSEQ also offers Y-STR testing, mtDNA, and Haplogroup panels. It’s a good alternative to FTDNA in some ways, but doesn’t offer matching.