Wow, Family Tree DNA’s summer sale has been announced just in time to stock up on kits for those upcoming family reunions or Labor Day picnics.
Almost everything is on sale, including new kit orders, the Family Finder test, upgrades AND the Big Y. This sale price of $395 is the best price I’ve ever seen on the Big Y.
If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time. The sale starts August 1 between 9 and 10 AM Central time in the US and runs for the entire month of August.
I wasn’t kidding about family gatherings. I never, ever go to one of these events without at least kit in my purse. Seriously. You just never know.
If you don’t have a kit with you, you KNOW you’ll miss an opportunity!
I’ve learned to strike while the iron is hot, while the person is interested. If possible, I have them swab at the event so that kit doesn’t sit on their kitchen counter for the next year.
Yes, I know they aren’t supposed to eat for an hour before swabbing, BUT, I talk to them long enough for several minutes to pass and then have them swab, just like people do at conferences. So far, it has always worked out just fine.
The best thing is that seeing someone swab often garners interest from others as well, and you may just wind up having a DNA education session and swab party! What better to happen?
You’ll be doing the genealogists happy dance!
OK, What’s On Sale?
o Family Finder (FF) – $69
o Y37 – $139
o Big Y – $395 (Best price I’ve ever seen on this test.)
o Y12 to 37 – $69
o Y25 to 37 – $35
o Y37 to 67 – $79
o Y37 to 111 – $168
o Y67 to 111 – $99
o Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS) – $159
o Mitochondrial HVR1 or HVR2 (either one) upgrade to full sequence (FMS) – $119
Combos and Savings Bundles
o Y37 + Family Finder – $198
o Y67 + Full mitochondrial (FMS) + Family Finder – $430
o Full mitochondrial sequence (FMS) + Family Finder – $218
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