Updated August 8, 2020 – removed Sticky.
I didn’t notice a sale yesterday on AncestryDNA or MyHeritageDNA, but received an e-mail today about a reduced price if I ordered an AncestryDNA upgrade to Health. When I checked Ancestry, they were having a sale on both regular kits and the Health kits. As I checked MyHeritageDNA today, I noticed they were offering regular kits for $49.00 and Health kits for $99.00.
The major DNA Sales going on now: 1) FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – Summer Sale – prices below under FTDNA – sale includes Family Finder, mtDNA, and Y-DNA – working on upgrade prices, ends August 31, 2020; 2) 23andMe – sale price buy 2 or more kits (Ancestry + Traits or Ancestry + Health) in a single order, pay regular price on the first kit and get 20% discount on the additional kits 3) LivingDNA sale still 30% off for Summer Sale – no word on when it ends. 4) MyHeritage if you order the https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of August 6, 2020, regular price $199.00). 5) AncestryDNA on sale $59 for regular DNA kits and $129 for Health kits; ends August 17, 2020; 6) MyHeritageDNA sale price $49.00 for regular kits and $99.00 for Health kits, sale ends in 13 days.
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.
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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: Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales August 1, 2020. As of today, WeGene has not started selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price.
Monthly DNA company list for August 2020 – Current August 2020 DNA Companies August 1, 2020. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.
23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry + Trait (ethnicity), sale price buy 2 or more kits in a single order, pay regular price on the first kit and get 20% discount on the additional kits, regular price $99**; https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ regular price $100.00; Ancestry + Health test sale price buy 2 or more kits in a single order, pay regular price on the first kit and get 20% discount on the additional kits, regular price is $199.00 (use 23andMe website link above); https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ – Ancestry + Health regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry 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/ – sale price $59; regular price $99.00 for first kit, but sometimes additional kits in the same order are only $89 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of August 6, 2020) – note this can vary from day to day as some days, the offer isn’t available. On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – sale price $59.00, regular price $99.00; (Ancestry Health – (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam) – https://www.ancestry.com/health sale price $129, regular price $179.00, see link for price, depending on which kit you go with, appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s a bit more expensive; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC (cheaper if you do an upgrade from a Basic AncestryDNA test) sale price $69.00, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Ancestry Health Core: https://www.amazon.com/AncestryHealth-CoreTM-Genetic-Ethnicity-Available/dp/B07XGZ8ZYG/ (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam), regular price $179.00 – temporarily unavailable 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 $599.00 regular price (8 week processing); regular price $899 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround tends to be more expensive); 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. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $849.00, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00.
DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp. Up to 30% off if you buy 2+ kits in a single order; up to 25% if you only buy 1 kit, sale still available as of August 6, 2020.
FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – Summer Sale price $59.00; regular price $79.00 – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of August 6, 2020. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.
Summer Sale ends August 31, 2020.
Sale prices – will add upgrade prices once I find them:
Family Finder Sale price $59, regular price $79
mtDNA Sale price $139, regular price $159
Y-37 Sale price $109, regular price $119
Y-111 Sale price $219, regular price $249
Big Y-700 Sale price $399, regular price $449
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, although prices on LivingDNA vary, still showing Summer Sale prices up to 30% off as of August 6, 2020 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, see chart below for prices) – https://livingdna.com/; LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits available, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/ – sale price $49.00 – currently unavailable as of August 6, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/ – $79 sale price on Amazon – currently unavailable as of August 6, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. 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 $69 + shipping, regular price $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit sale price $79 + shipping, regular price $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit sale price $99 + 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: 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/dna – sale price $49.00 – ends in 13 days, regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of August 6, 2020, regular price $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (still valid as of August 6, 2020) regular price $79.00 with free shipping; Health https://www.myheritage.com/health sale price $99.00 – ends in 13 days, regular price $199.00; price on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/GENI-MH-Dna-Test-Kit/dp/B074DWG7HF, (regular price $199.00 with free shipping. GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $48.00 sale price – available as of August 6, 2020. 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). 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 on Amazon 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 August 6, 2020 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. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.
Vitagene: https://vitagene.com $89 sale price, regular price $99 (sale still going August 6, 2020). Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/browse/wichita?lat=37.692&lng=-97.338&query=vitagene+dna&address=Wichita&division=wichita&locale=en_US (switch from Wichita to 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, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phojne consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $89. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $89.00 – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of August 6, 2020, 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.