While looking over material from Dick Eastman’s site, I notice that one of his articles notes that there is a big sale going on at Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com). Family Tree DNA is the company that I used to have my DNA tested back in July 2016. I purchased what I consider to be their entry-level product called Family Finder. Back then, this product was on sale for $79. The normal price at the time was $99.
This product is now on sale for $59! That’s right, on sale now for $59 when just about 1 year ago the normal price was $99.
Here is a link to the Dick Eastman article that provides information on all of the sale price information for what looks like most of their DNA testing products, as well as a link in the article to the part of the Family Tree DNA website where this sale price information is more detailed:
If you have never had your DNA tested, these are incredible prices, especially for what I would call their entry-level product called Family Finder. $59 is an incredible low price. Now is the time to take the plunge. My experience with Family Tree DNA has been wonderful. I even wrote up a few blog posts documenting my own experience with Family Tree DNA from ordering to receiving my results.
For those of you that have already had your DNA tested with Family Tree DNA, you may want to consider taking advantage of these sale prices across the majority of their product lines and use the products as gifts for various relatives. You can easily do that. It would probably help to know that an intended DNA test gift would be accepted by the recipient before just blindly giving them such a gift. As well-intentioned as that gift would be, many recipients would be reluctant to have their DNA tested and the gift would go to waste. You would want to feel comfortable knowing that the recipient receiving such a gift would actually use it.
If you have already had your DNA tested with the basic Family Finder product, this is also an opportunity for you take advantage of one of the more advanced tests that are also being offered at significant price reductions. These can often run into the hundreds of dollars. You will find discounts among some of the male or female ancestry oriented products up to $40 per test.
The one thing I need to point out is that it is not clear how long the sale will be in effect for. Traditionally, Family Tree DNA has had these annual sales around the Holidays of Thanksgiving through the end of the year. I cannot find an end date for the sale. Can you assume it will go on until the end of 2016?? Don’t know. Usually, when the sale is coming to an end, Family Tree DNA does post a specific end date and time that may give you maybe a week’s notice.
If you have been thinking about it as a first time test for yourself, the prices are fantastic, especially for Family Finder (autosomal test) at $59.
Think about it, but not for long. Better act on it for yourself as well as for gifts to your other cousins.
Now is the time to connect to Family Tree DNA. The prices are right!!
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