Current DNA Test Sales

This page covers DNA test sales on my recommended DNA tests. All of these home test kits have a very long shelf life--at least a year or two. So any sale is a good time to stock up on extra test kits for family and friends.

You can enter the tester's name later. If you are required to fill in a name at the time of order, just write TBD for To Be Determined.

Family Tree DNA will also ask you for the sex of the test subject, since they offer a Y-DNA test that can only be done by men. If you don't know the sex of the future tester, just check male for now to preserve your options.

The Current DNA Test Sales

Click the link to get the sale price:

MyHeritage is having a Sale. The MyHeritage Ancestry test is just $49 through 10/21/19.

The most likely time of year for catching a sale on DNA tests is the period from Black Friday in late November through Christmas. Brief sales may appear at other times before I can update this page. To make sure you are not missing a sale, click  the following links to see the current prices:



Family Tree DNA


Living DNA

These are all U.S. prices. If you are outside the U.S. click the links anyway. There may be sale prices listed in other currencies.

TIP: Ignore any ads for Promo Codes on this page. There are no codes to lower prices further.

To learn more about all the recommended DNA tests, read on.

Details of the Recommended DNA Tests


The DNA test with the largest database is AncestryDNA. In addition to the heavily advertised ethnicity breakdown, you will discover hundreds or even thousands of genetic relatives who could be related to you from any branch of your family tree.

Once you get your results, you can download your raw data and transfer it for free into three other major databases to get many more matches. 

Both men and women can test.  Order at AncestryDNA, which does NOT accept transfers from other tests.

See the top of this page for prices and dates of any DNA test sales.


23andMe is a bargain at any price when you consider all that you get. Many experts say 23andMe is the best choice for measuring ethnicity. Plus, it has the second largest DNA database for finding genetic relatives.

23andMe also checks enough mitochondrial DNA and (for men) Y-DNA to determine your haplogroup(s).

Their Health + Ancestry option adds FDA-approved checks on your genetic health.

23andMe does NOT accept transfers from other tests. So we have no choice but to order this one directly. See the top of this page for prices and dates of any DNA test sales.

Family Finder Test at Family Tree DNA

My favorite DNA test is Family Finder. It has the most tools for working with your DNA matches. I get all of my tested family members into that database. Family Tree DNA uses cheek swabs instead of having you spit saliva into a tube. This is much easier for the very young, the very old, and anyone who is just grossed out by the idea of filling a test tube full of spit.

By testing directly instead of transferring data from another test, you get the maximum number of matches and they will attempt to save samples for 25 years. Getting your older relatives tested there is a must in my opinion.

  Click Family Finder to order. 

See the top of this page for prices and dates of any DNA test sales.

Other DNA Tests at Family Tree DNA

Y-DNA testing can reveal a lot about a man's direct paternal line. Matches are specific to that line and can reach much farther back in time than autosomal testing. Adoptees and other men can often learn the last name of their biological father.

Men can do STR tests at 37, 67 or 111 markers, or the Big Y-700 which includes 700 STR markers in addition to the revolutionary Big Y SNP test that checks the Y chromosome for thousands of mutations.

If you have already done a Y-DNA test, you can upgrade to additional markers or even Big Y-700. Click Family Tree DNA to learn more and see prices.

Their mtFull Sequence test is the only test that checks 100% of your mitochondrial DNA. Both men and women can do this test, which follows the direct maternal line. Also at Family Tree DNA.

See the top of this page for prices and dates of any DNA test sales.

MyHeritage DNA

MyHeritage is the most popular DNA test in Europe and is growing all over the world. They have some of the most innovative tools I've seen for figuring out how you and your matches are related. You can order the Ancestry test or the Health+Ancestry test. They use cheek swabs for collecting your sample. Order directly from MyHeritage.

TIP: What's even cheaper than DNA test sales? If you have already done AncestryDNA, Family Finder, or 23andMe, you can upload your raw data for free at MyHeritage Upload. You will be able to see and contact your genetic matches. To unlock all the great tools, you just need to pay a one-time unlock free of $29.

Living DNA

A fascinating new test is Living DNA. It already provides a breakdown of your overall ethnic ancestry AND identifies the haplogroups of your maternal and (for men) paternal ancestry. The ethnicity report does a nice job of breaking U.K. ancestry into 21 sub-regions.

They are currently doing sub-regional research in Ireland and Germany. Those of us with Irish or German ancestry will see even more refined ethnicity breakdowns in the future.

In the near future, we will get the opportunity to compare our DNA with that of others in the database to see genetic relatives.

 Living DNA is beta testing “Family Networks”—a new DNA-driven matching system and family tree reconstruction method.

Order directly from LivingDNA. Or get the same test through Findmypast.

See the top of this page for prices and dates of any DNA test sales.

DISCLOSURE: Virtually all of the DNA testing companies in this field have affiliate programs. Like most DNA bloggers, I participate in such programs only for those tests that I use and recommend anyway. Using one of my affiliate links will not cost you any extra, but the commissions help me provide news and advice for free.

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