For those who have already purchased tests from FamilyTree DNA, they are offering a sale for the next week when ordering upgrades to those tests. For example, if you had a 12-marker Y-DNA test, you can receive a discount for ordering the upgrade to 25, 37, or 67 markers. No discount on the 111-marker test it seems, but I guess that’s to be expected since it is so new. The biggest discount is on the Family Finder test, which is $199 instead of the normal $289.
The upgrades that are discounted include:
|Family Finder||Was $289||Now $199|
|Y-DNA 12 to 25||Was $49||Now $35|
|Y-DNA 12 to 37||Was $99||Now $69|
|Y-DNA 12 to 67||Was $189||Now $148|
|Y-DNA 25 to 37||Was $49||Now $35|
|Y-DNA 25 to 67||Was $148||Now $114|
|Y-DNA 37 to 67||Was $99||Now $79|
|mt to FMS||Was $269||Now $229|
|mtPlus to FMS||Was $239||Now $199|
The sale runs from June 15 through June 22. To get these prices, you must log in to FamilyTree DNA using your kit number and password, and then click on the ‘Special Offers’ link on the left-hand navigation bar.
If you’re new to genetic genealogy and want to get a discount for a new test, I suggest ‘Liking’ FamilyTree DNA on Facebook. They offered one-day discounts when they reached 5,000 and 10,000 followers, and have promised to do the same when they reach 15,000 followers. As I write this they’re currently at 12,208 people who like their page, so it will probably be sometime in the next month or two that they will reach 15,000. If you use Facebook, then Like FamilyTree DNA and watch the Like count so you will know when they announce their sale (which will be on their Facebook page).