Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales December 17, 2019

Over 1,000 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see its current price.

Updated December 21, 2019: Removed Sticky as new post coming up in a few hours.

MyHeritageDNA renamed their sale to Last Minute Holiday Sale and kept the price at $49.00, but removed the sale price for the Health kit. Sale ends in 7 days. FindMyPast DNA raised their sale price to $89.00. Sequencing added a sale $49.00.

Dante Labs raised their sale price on the one kit from $189.00 to $599.00 – no word on when it ends. That’s a great price if you go with the 8 week processing as the 2 week processing is $899.00.

Still monitoring daily the sites below, but will only post an update if there are changes like the one I found today. Next sale ends December 16, 2019.

Amazon now has some Geno 2.0 Next DNA kits available again after they were out yesterday. Update to the last post Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales December 14, 2019, will likely do an update tomorrow, some new sales or price increases may start tomorrow or sometime in the next two weeks.

Making it Sticky for now as it includes the major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, Geno 2.0 Next until it is no longer available, Helix, and a few others, but will include some other DNA companies that are not considered major genealogical DNA companies), most of which aren’t having sales right now. Will replace when a new sale shows up. Monthly DNA price list for DecemberCurrent December 2019 DNA Prices December 1, 2019. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies. Amazon often has great deals for some of the DNA companies around Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

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.

23andMe: Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit, sale price $79, regular price $99** sale  price $79, regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health, sale price $129.00 regular price $199.00** –  – sale price $129.00, regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). VIP Health + Ancestry sale price $429, regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon. Sale ends December 26, 2019.

AncestryDNA: –  Year End Sale – ends December 31, 2019, price $59 (+ $10/kit if you add Traits) – Buy 3 kits in a single order, get the 4th one free – you have to add 4 kits to the order to see the savings, regular price $99 (basic AncestryDNA test). $59 sale price on Amazon, regular price $99; (Ancestry Health – (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam)) see link for sale price, depending on which kit you go with, regular price $149 – appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s $30 more; Amazon sale price $59 (Basic AncestryDNA test), regular price $99.00; if you want AncestryDNA + Traits, (cheaper if you do an upgrade from a Basic AncestryDNA test); sale price $69.00, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Ancestry Health Core: (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam), sale price $99.00, regular price $149.00. 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.

Dante Labs Sale $599.00, regular price $899.00 (8 week processing; $899 2 week processing) choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround tends to be higher); sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – no end date listed, regular price varies depending on which test you click.  On Amazon, there are several listings: 1) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kitcheck Amazon; looks like they made some changes price varies depending on test ordered price $899.00 as they sometimes temporarily offer great deals on some Dante Labs kits – see Dante Labs Amazon Sale Prices (updated September 4, 2018 with additional clarification from Dante Labs) for more details. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – sale price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00.

DNAFit: (Sale ends ?, still going on as of December 17, 2019) Diet Fit sale price $141.75, regular price $189; Health Fit sale price $186.75, regular price $249. Up to 40%, but that depends on how many kits you order in a single order. Buy 1 get 25% off | Buy 2 get 30% off | Buy 4 get 40% off 

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – Year-end sale (at least that’s what I am calling it) – sale ends December 26, 2019 – Family Finder sale price $49 with free shipping using standard delivery option, regular price $79 – Amazon link: sale price $49.00, regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing.

I don’t know if the below prices are still valid, but check before you order or upgrade.

Y-37 $99 sale price, regular price $169
Y-111 $199 sale price, regular price $359
Big Y-700* $399 sale price, regular price $649
*Big Y-700 does not include the raw data file. The option to purchase is available once you get your results.
Big Y-500 to Y-700 upgrade sale price $189, regular price $249
mtDNA sale price $139, regular price $199

Y-DNA Upgrade Prices
Y-12 to 37 $79, regular price $109
Y-12 to 67 $149, regular price $199
Y-12 to 111 $169, regular price $359
Y-25 to 37 $49, regular price $59
Y-25 to 67 $119, regular price $159
Y-25 to 111 $149, regular price $269
Y-37 to 67 $69, regular price $69
Y-37 to 111 $119, regular price $228
Y-67 to 111 $69, regular price $99

Big Y-700 Upgrade prices
From Y-12 $359, regular price $629
From Y-25 $349, regular price $599
From Y-47 $319, regular price $569
From Y-67 $259, regular price $499
From Y-111 $229, regular price $449
From Y-500 $189, regular price $249

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits): price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, but are still showing Black Friday Sale prices below as of December 17, 2019 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, see chart below for prices) – kits on Amazon, – on Amazon, unavailable as of December 17, 2019, usually comes back, but it’s been unavailable a lot longer than normal on Amazon. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The below prices are only available at LivingDNA.

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping – not on sale
DNA Ancestry Kit sale price $79 + shipping, regular price $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit sale price $99 + shipping, regular price $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit sale price $149 + shipping, regular price $179.00 + shipping

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Testing, Global Ancestry, DNA Matching, Nutrion Report, Fitness Insight
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
Recent ancestry, Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today, Extended ancestry, DNA matching
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
Vitamin response, Food metabolism, Nutrition Ideas, Exercise, Recovery, Exercise Ideas
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping
Combination of the Ancestry Kit and the Wellbeing Kit

Full Genomes Corporation: $15 Individual SNPs.

Geno 2.0 Next Update June 1, 2019 – National Geographic and Helix have stopped offering kits – see National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending. Temporarily, Amazon still has some kits available – Amazon sale price is $178.90 with free shipping – available as of December 17, 2019) which means Helix may be out of kits or has ended sales for Geno 2.0 Next testing – price tends to change every few days. Be aware December 31, 2019 is the last day to submit samples to Helix for processing. No word if it has to be received by Helix by that date or be in the mail.

Helix – some tests, like Mayo Clinic Gene Guide, are 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); Amazon list of Helix tests doesn’t include all Helix items listed on the Helix site so you may need to search for specific tests or items if you are checking Amazon for something not in the above Amazon link. 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. However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale.

MyHeritageDNA Last Minute Holiday Sale – ends December 25, 2019, $49 sale price; $79 regular price; Amazon for $49.00* (still valid as of  December 17, 2019) with free shipping; Health, regular price $199.00 – on Amazon –, regular price $199 with free shipping. GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA only, not the Health add-on): sale price $48.00 (regular GroupOn price tends to be $55) looks like they changed the URL at some point, available as of December 14, 2019. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They made some major changes to those who upload raw data transfers after November 30, 2018; it won’t affect you if you uploaded your raw data before December 16, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who uploaded raw data before December 16, 2018 and they will retain full access. Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Rite Aid: 23andMe KIT ONLY $28.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Promo Code (online only) – no Promo Code  (Promo Code and discount change on a regular basis). Still available as of December 17, 2019.

Sequencing: New sale – sale price $49.00, .regular price $149.00.

TeloYears regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things (price still valid as of December 17, 2019 although sale items vary from time to time). TeloYears Health regular price $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. Not available on Amazon.

Vitagene: up to 30% off Sale  (sale still going December 14, 2019)

Current sales:

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $79. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: (sale price on Amazon is $79.00 as of December 17, 2019)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

About ICT Genealogist

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