Current August 2018 DNA Sales

Will update on a regular basis; I try and check all of the DNA companies in this link on a daily basis. Updated early evening of August 18, 2018: no changes;  updated August 17, 2018: MyHeritageDNA price on Amazon as it went up a few dollars; updated Geno 2.0 Next price on Amazon (price may not go up or down daily on Amazon for Geno 2.0 Next, but it has changed 5 times since August 1st and that’s often enough); updated August 14, 2018: added FindMyPast (they use LivingDNA kits, but they have a link on their website for ordering and will soon be selling the kits under FindMyPast similar to MyHeritage selling FTDNA kits under MyHeritage logo); updated August 10, 2018: added HomeDNA 20% discount code: FF2018 (good until August 12, 2018),  added AncestryDNA sale $59 through August 20, 2018 and also available for same price at Amazon with free shipping, removed 23andMe sale price as it ended August 9, 2018; updated: noted MyHeritage $69 is a sale price which is a recent change as they changed it July 19 to show $69 and no mention of regular price $79. Updated late afternoon of August 7, 2018 to change the URL for the Baby Glimpse test offered through Helix; updated wee morning hours of August 6, 2018: added LivingDNA sale price of $89; updated August 1, 2018: made the post sticky; added a number of extra Categories that I missed when I originally posted it. I also made a note about future changes to LivingDNA.

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.

As of August 1, 2018 (original post was on August 1, 2018, and 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. 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

23andMe: on their website, it’s regular price of $99 (Ancestry) and $199 (Ancestry + Health), but on Amazon, it’s $192 (bit under) for the Ancestry + Health kit and $99 for Ancestry only kits (prices still valid as of early evening August 18, 2018).

AncestryDNA:; sale price $59, regular price $99; sale ends August 20, 2018. Temporarily suspending the $89 sale price  below

Ancestry 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; I also see it if I am not logged into my account

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 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 $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.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA): Family Tree DNA Summer Sale ends August 31, 2018. I posted about the sale at FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Summer Sale Ends August 31, 2018.

Family Finder (autosomal test; abbreviated FF for rest of post) $59 (regular price $79). may be on sale at Amazon for a bit less than the regular price ($74.99 – price went up $3 August 9, 2018; $71.99 was the lowest I saw it on Amazon at the beginning of August), but Amazon hasn’t price matched as of August 14, 2018. FF Listed on GroupOn for $65 (latest GroupOn sale started August 14, 2018, but they tend to renew it at the same price when the sale ends).

FF+ Y-37: $178 sale price, regular price $248

FF + Y-67: $317 sale price, regular price $347

FF + mtFull Sequence: $198 sale price, regular price $278

FF + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence: $456 sale price, regular price $546

mtFull Sequence $149 (regular price $199).

Y-37 (males only) $129 (regular price $169).

Big Y-500 (Big-Y + Y-111; males only) $499 (regular price $649). Tests 500 Y-markers, including the Y-111 markers (it will also show Y-111 in the cart and do not remove it from the shopping cart).

FTDNA Tests not on sale:

mtDNA Plus: regular price $89.

Y-67: $268

Y-111: $359

End of FTDNA tests

FindMyPast (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below): – price is $89, but doesn’t indicate sale price although LivingDNA is normally $99.

Geno 2.0 Next ($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. 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 (Amazon price updated August 15, 2018 and it’s the fifth price change since August 1st; tends to go back to $99.95 on a regular basis, but was a bit under $93 on August 14) $97.95 $99.95 and is cheaper due to free shipping that Amazon offers. Note: U. S. kits are processed by Helix (spit kit) and non-U.S. kits are processed by FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – cheek swab.

Helix: for DNA Passport, see above; Baby Glimpse: don’t know what’s up, but the old URL is no longer valid and the new URL only appears to offer one kit so you would need to order two kits for best results, one for each parent if both needed a kit : Helix DNA kit is on sale for $40.00, regular price is $80 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. From the description, it sounds like you can still compare, but don’t  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: sale price $49.99 + $20.00 if you need Helix DNA kit; regular price is $109.99 + $80.00 for Helix DNA kit. 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.

Living DNA sale price $89 – updated August 9, 2018 with end date of August 31, 2018 limited time only with no end date mentioned; regular price is $99. Note: they removed the regular price of $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 originally you wouldn’t get ethnicity results when I did a free transfer back in December 2017, but looks like they will be offering ethnicity results for the free transfers after your transfer processes (estimated between August 8 – October 31, 2018 for the free transfers to process; they are rolling them out in small groups). You would have to order a kit from Living DNA to get those benefits. They are partnering with FindMyPast and FindMyPast will be offering LivingDNA kits at some point, similar to how MyHeritage DNA uses FTDNA kits with MyHeritage on the package.

MyHeritage DNA $69 – update: as of August 9, 2018, it’s showing regular price of $79 and sale price of $69 which is rumored to end August 20, 2018 and Amazon is showing $75 (updated August 17, 2018 and Amazon semi-regularly changes its price on MyHeritage DNA kits; think this is at least the third price change since August 1st). 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 $69 $75  with free shipping, which would be cheaper since shipping starts at $12 for one kit on MyHeritage. If you order through Amazon, it’s free shipping (with or without Amazon Prime, bit slower without Prime, but still pretty fast) and that’s cheaper than FTDNA’s Amazon price which is $74.99 (as of early evening August 16, 2018). However, if you don’t order through Amazon, then ordering from FTDNA is cheaper since it’s only $59 + shipping compared to MyHeritage’s $69 + shipping and MyHeritage accepts free transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA and 23andMe (v4 and older chipsets; they are working on making v5 an option, but aren’t there last I heard).

Silverberry Genomix 10% discount code: SUMMER, ends August 19, 2018. If you upload your 23andMe, Ancestry, or FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) raw data, you can a Basic Wellness Report that includes 10 free reports and that’s available without a discount code. You can also get the Basic Wellness Report if you order a kit from Silverberry Genomix.

Vitagene: I don’t see an end date on the sale.

Current sales:

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 $169.

If you already have a DNA test from another company, you may be able to get Health Reports for $49 or Vigor Bundle for $149.

End of Vitagene Tests

DNA companies not offering sales at this time (August 1, 2018):

23andMe Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99; Ancestry + Health regular price $199. Amazon has Ancestry + Health test on sale for $192 so I listed it under sales above and kept it here as well since the Ancestry only test isn’t on sale.

Ancestry 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. Sale for $59 through August 20, 2018 – will remove the strikethrough text once the sale ends and delete it from the sales section.

Fitness Diet Pro $299.99
Fitness + Fat Burner $199.99
Fitness + Muscle Builder $199.99
Diet + Meal Planner $199.99

DNATribes 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) See sale prices above – not all tests are on sale which is why I am keeping this information here, including the regular prices below 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., many of the tests are on sale through August 31, 2018  below prices are regular prices  You can order FTDNA through GroupOn and it’s currently $65 there, but the sale ends sometime in August, 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 Amazon or 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) (the link was correct, but a typo crept into the description and was fixed) 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 – 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 – 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,, gives you each test available, but you would need to check each test for current pricing.

HomeDNA  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. (Note: if you order a kit directly from HomeDNA, as opposed to doing a raw data upload from another company, it will be a cheek swab),

The tests currently offered directly on HomeDNA are as follows with regular prices listed below :

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)

End of HomeDNA list

Promethease 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 prices: TeloYears Health $99 TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode tests.

TribeCodeTribecode – $99 regular price for Advanced Ancestry; kit is ordered through TeloYears and appears to be the Ancestry/ethnicity portion only.

uBiome  regular prices ranging from $89 to $399. This isn’t a regular genealogical DNA test like many of the others listed in this post. 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: and see if your insurance company will cover it. The Smart Gut kit is only one of the sites (gut, specifically, a stool sample). The beta ended so they are no longer writing off what’s not covered by insurance (ended mid-August 2018), but you can still check and see how much it would cost based on what your insurance covers. 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 several of them back already; I get one every week or two until all 6 have been delivered.

Veritas  here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: 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:

WeGene 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. – 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. It is a great way to cheaply verify Y-DNA comparisons between males who should share Y-DNA. For the full DNA test, they’re offering a 23andMe type autosomal that may be usable on sites that accept 23andMe transfers. Located in Germany. Cheek swab.


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