Last Day (August 20, 2018) of Ancestry DNA and MyHeritage DNA Sale; FTDNA and LivingDNA Sale Prices Valid Through August 31, 2018

Updated August 21, 2018: AncestryDNA extends Sale by 24 hours so it now ends August 21, 2018 and linking to AncestryDNA Sale Extended Through August 21, 2018 and 23andMe (Ancestry + Health) on Sale on Amazon where I reported the extension.

Just a reminder that today (August 20, 2018) is the last day of AncestryDNA ($59 + shipping) and MyHeritageDNA ($69 with free shipping if you order 2 or more kits in an order) sales. MyHeritage offers free shipping if you order 2 or more kits and that can offset the slightly higher price if you aren’t ordering through Amazon which has AncestryDNA kits for $59 and MyHeritageDNA kits for $75 with free shipping. You don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member for the free shipping although it is faster (2 days max vs. 5 – 8 business days for non-Prime members). FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Sale and LivingDNA (and FindMyPastDNA) Sale ($89, regular price $99) run through August 31, 2018. FTDNA, MyHeritageDNA, WeGene (23andMe and AncestryDNA transfers only), and LivingDNA accept free or free limited transfers from most of the major DNA companies; there are exceptions (usually 23andMe if you tested with the v5 chip as only LivingDNA and WeGene) and exactly what you get with the free limited transfer can vary as well.

I try and update daily the pinned post with the most current DNA sales for August 2018: Current August 2018 DNA Sales and that includes when prices change on Amazon since some of the DNA prices on Amazon can change multiple times during the month. The pinned post shows not only the current monthly DNA sales, but the other major DNA testing companies as well as a number of smaller and medium-sized DNA testing companies.

This is probably the last multiple DNA company major sale until Black Friday/Cyber Monday around Thanksgiving. Some companies will do sales between now and November, but it’s unlikely to be several of them doing sales at the same time. An exception would be if LivingDNA and/or FindMyPastDNA (which uses LivingDNA to process its kits)  decide to drop below the $89 sale price between now and Black Friday). Another exception could occur if a price war erupted which has happened a couple of times over the years. The lowest LivingDNA has gone in the past was $79, but that’s when they were selling the kits at $159 regular price. With the partnership between LivingDNA and FindMyPast, I would one or both companies to dip their toes into the $49 or $59 sale price before year’s end. This is my personal opinion and not based on any inside knowledge. When your competition regularly offers sale prices of $59 and occasional sale prices of $49 and your sale price is $89, it’s hard to be competitive and genealogical DNA testing is a pretty competitive market right now.

 

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1 Response to Last Day (August 20, 2018) of Ancestry DNA and MyHeritage DNA Sale; FTDNA and LivingDNA Sale Prices Valid Through August 31, 2018

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