FTDNA’s Holiday Sale is in full swing with savings up to 40% on some products. The Y-111 test (needed for full PSHG membership) is currently only $219 USD (a savings of $140). For those interested in deepening their understanding of SNPs, including Direct Paternal Lineage SNPs, Big Y-500 is on sale for $499 USD.
Upgrades from Y-111 to Big Y-500 are $349!
FTDNA’s autosomal test, Family Finder, is also on sale at $49 USD. By comparison, AncestryDNA is on sale for $59 USD. Sales are ending later this month. If you are interested in a FTDNA purchase, contact an Administrator and ask about special pricing and holiday coupon codes.
The Y-111 test, a requirement for full PSHG membership, is on sale for $289 USD (normally $359 retail / $339 through project order).
PSHG Members who have already taken the Y111 STR test can upgrade to the Big Y-500 for only $349 USD (normally $449)! This is a great price for those interested in finding their Direct Paternal Lineage (DPL) SNPs below FGC-13609.
FTDNA has announced a new product called Big Y-500 which is a combination test of the traditional Big Y + Y111 for $649 USD (normally $799). We’ll explore the Big Y-500 test and the changes from the traditional Big Y test in a future Blog post.
Details for the sale can be found on their sale website (https://www.familytreedna.com/sale/dna-day); however, PSHG members (or prospective members) should contact an admin before ordering. FTDNA sales end 4/28/2018.
Other non-Y DNA tests are also on sale including mtFull Sequence and Family Finder (autosomal DNA). Not to be outdone, Ancestry.com’s autosomal DNA test is at it’s lowest price of $59 USD until 4/29/2018.
The 2017 Holiday Sale has begun at Family Tree DNA. The Y-111 DNA Test (required for PSHG Membership) is on sale for $299 – a savings of $60 off of the regular price. Visit https://www.familytreedna.com/sale for sale details.
The sale will continue until December 31, 2017. As we draw closer to the holidays, Admins expect to receive coupon codes to further reduce costs.
UPDATE – 15 NOV 2017
FTDNA Users and Group Administrators are now receiving weekly coupons. As Group Administrators we have access to a collection of coupon codes, so contact an Admin if you’re interested in a specific test.
Coupons are ranging from:
$10 – $20 off for yDNA 37/67/111
$10 – $30 off for mtDNA
$5 off for Family Finder (atDNA)
$25 off for BigY
The holidays are a great time to test if you’ve been on the fence!
FamilyTreeDNA notified Group Administrators that the “Friends & Family Sale” will start tomorrow, August 1st at 10 am CDT.
The graphic below (courtesy of FTNDA) was included in the notification and seems to indicate that the Sales are primarily targeted to Add-on & Upgrade Tests.
This is a great opportunity for PSHG Members who have already tested with Y-111 and may be interested in ordering the BigY test; however, it’s not yet clear if the Y-111 new test will also be discounted – which is potentially disappointing for pending members.
Check back for updates!
Update – 2 Aug 2017: Y-111 single test is not included on the summer sale.