Family Tree DNA Mystery Rewards – Week 5 – Merry Christmas

ftdna mystery reward package

This posting should be subtitled, “oh, my aching credit card.”

But this sale, and these coupons, have just been too good to pass up.  Given that Christmas is this week, and these coupons expire on 12-28-2014, it’s doubtful that there will be additional coupons issued on 12-29, but that has not been confirmed by Family Tree DNA – just my speculation.  The holiday sale ends on December 31st.

One of the things I’ve learned this past year is just how valuable it is to test cousins….and I mean autosomally testing every single cousin you can get your hands on.

Why?

Because those cousins are going to match people that you aren’t.  Each cousin may be the person to hold that gold nugget of ancestral DNA that you’re going to need to break down that brick wall.

I just had that experience myself, if you’ve been reading along.  If not, this article about my new Hickerson cousin will warm your heart.  And the really important part – Bill Hickerson did not match me at Family Tree DNA, he matched one of my cousins.  My Vannoy family has a group of about 20 people that we’ve convinced to test and that cousin cluster has proved invaluable.  We simply could not have broken this brick wall without the cousins!

We’re doing the same cousin cluster research approach with the Henry Bolton line and maybe, if we’re lucky, thanks to cousins, we may have more news on this line in 2015.  We’re within sniffing distance.

So, I can’t say this loudly enough – TEST YOUR COUSINS.

And I mean – EVERY COUSIN.

Yes, pay for it if you have to.  Merry Christmas to you (or however you celebrate whatever holiday you celebrate) – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.  Maybe a great way to spend any $$ found in your stocking!

Just think of it as a new reference book, or costing much less than a trip to a distant courthouse.

And don’t forget, if you discover that cousins have already tested at Ancestry or at 23andMe with the V3 chip, you can use one of the general $5 or $10 off coupons to transfer their results to Family Tree DNA – which drops the cost below the normal $39 (to $29 or $34) to unlock the results.

So, click here to sign on and see what mystery coupon you received this week.  If you’d like to trade, list your available coupons and their codes in the comments!

Here’s wishing you many newfound cousins and ancestors in the coming year!

59 thoughts on “Family Tree DNA Mystery Rewards – Week 5 – Merry Christmas

    • Margaret, here is a $25.00 MtDNA FMS coupon, my third this Christmas. I used one, posted one for first taker, and now I’m gifting this one to you. R57FQNGJ

      My question is how will Santa fit all our new cousins in his sleigh?
      May you enjoy this gift many times over.

      Merry Christmas

      Jerry in Oklahoma

  1. Disappointing coupons this week, but here’s the ones I’m definitely NOT using…. Free to good homes:

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    $10 off Y37+ R5JSJ0TO

  2. One of my rewards is an error message. I wonder if that’s the genetic equivalent to a lump of coal? I suppose I must call FTDNA to find out if I’ve been naughty.

  3. I can’t get my mystery reward to help pay for my $39 Family Finder transfer.
    I enter my coupon code and it says: The required products have not been added to the cart. So it is not accepting the coupon for my autosomal DNA transfer. Do I need to call them or is it just not usable for that product.
    Thanks

  4. Roberta, many thanks for intervening on my behalf with FTDNA. They got in touch with me and send me a code — apparently the error couldn’t be corrected in a timely manor.

  5. Hi Roberta,

    I have been meaning to let you know that I have my DNA on 23andMe. Not sure if it will help you with the Bolton line. 🙂

    Have very Merry Christmas!!!!

    Janet

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  7. I would like your opinion on the relationship of an adopted “cousin” searching for biological parents. He has matched a person with 1458 cM and 32 segments. He’s pretty confident it is a half sibling. However, I have first cousins at 1039 cM and 37 segments and a half brother with 2023 cM and 42 segments. Another brother measures 1669 cM and 44 segments. Where do you believe this elusive person fits? Charts don’t seem to have a place for this match. Thanks!

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  9. Hoping someone has a $20 or $25 off coupon I can use to upgrade to Y-111. Have spent lots of money and shared lots of coupons. This is the last one I need but I am not online enough to catch any that have been offered.

    If anyone has one to share would you please sent it to me in e-mail
    If I get more than one I will post the extra here.

    nlecompte at roadrunner dot com

    Thank in advance

    Here are the coupons I have to share this week

    $10 off full mt R5MY628I
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    • Thank you – Kathleen. She posted the coupon I needed and I actually saw it before it was taken. Merry Christmas to Me and my family project!

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  11. Would like to try and get a 25$ off Y-DNA test. I have already tested myself, but would like to test my grandfather. Please email me at lancastrian7@yahoo.com if you would be so kind as to donate one. As a previous poster stated, I am happy to repost if I get more than one. Thanks!

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