I received the following announcement from Family Tree DNA and I wanted to get this out to all our members. The Y-DNA Holiday test prices are some of the best prices you will see, and in the past when a similar offer was made, we built our project up significantly. If you have been waiting for the next Y-DNA discount offer, this is it. For those that have been in the project a while, you must recognize the value of the 37 marker tests as a minimum to place a testee within the Fanning tree. The holiday price of a 37 Y-DNA test is just $20 over the regular cost of a 12 marker test! The holiday price of the 67 marker test is also a great bargain.
Here is the offer:
Dear Project Administrator,
2009 is coming to a close and we're finishing it off with an end-of-the-year promotion!
First, though, let me thank you for helping us make our recent Full Mitochondria Sequence sale a resounding success. Despite the challenging economy this was the most successful promotion in our company’s history.
Our Holiday Season promotion will bring back the discount that we offered this summer for the Y-DNA37, since this has been requested by many of our project administrators.
Orders for the above tests need to be placed and paid for by December 31, 2009 to receive the sale price.
IMPORTANT: since this promotion will run through the months of November and December, we encourage you to spread the word starting now, as the natural tendency is for people to order at the last minute, and we will not extend it beyond 12/31/2009. You may use our bulk email feature to notify existing project members about this holiday sale.
In addition here are the newly released permanent prices for the Full Mitochondria Sequence:
New kit (mtDNA Full Sequence) … $279 Upgrade from HVR1 … $229 Upgrade from HVR2 … $209 mtDNA Full Sequence after testing Y-DNA … $249
Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your contribution to the sustained growth of the Family Tree DNA matching database, the best genealogical matching tool of its kind.