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Scarlet Ibis
11-25-2014, 09:22 PM
For anyone interested, I just saw this:

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Family Finder: $89
Family Finder + mtFull: $258
Family Finder + Y37: $218
Comprehensive Genome: $457

Y-37: $129
Y-67: $199
Y-111: $289
Big Y: $525

mtDNA HVR1+HVR2: $69
mtDNA Full Sequence: $169

Petr
11-26-2014, 12:52 AM
Plus:
Mystery Reward!
We'll send you a free mystery reward worth up to $100 every week of the sale! Claim your first mystery reward now!
Expires 30.11.2014 at 11:59PM CT. Only valid for 1 purchase. Cannot be combined with other coupons.
It is accessible from the FTDNA account too. So far I have seen:

$5 off any purchase!
$5 off Family Finder!
$10 off any purchase!
$10 off Family Finder!
$10 off mtFull Sequence!
$10 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
$25 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
$100 off Big Y!

And:
As a token of our appreciation for your purchase and in celebration of the holidays, here's your exclusive coupon code to get an extra $50 off any Big Y test!
The Big Y coupon can be redeemed only 1 time. It cannot be combined with other coupons and expires on 12/31/2014.

Scarlet Ibis
11-26-2014, 01:10 AM
Hopefully, for buyers, this "mystery gift" is something better than the restaurant.com cards they were trying to tack on last year.

lgmayka
11-26-2014, 03:22 AM
At first, I assumed that we would get one $50-off coupon for each Big Y ordered. But now I am afraid that each distinct customer (email address) only gets one:
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In addition, all customers who have purchased the Big Y test will receive a $50 off coupon for a Big Y test, good through Dec. 31st.
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I myself have only received one such coupon, even though I have ordered several Big Y tests on kits for which I have custody.

haleaton
11-26-2014, 05:15 AM
Is the mystery gift different each week? This week I got $5 off Family Finder--no big woop, as they say. So if in later week it is $100 off on Big Y we should check with admins to find if some one needs one. Sounds like they expire.

Táltos
11-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Is the mystery gift different each week? This week I got $5 off Family Finder--no big woop, as they say. So if in later week it is $100 off on Big Y we should check with admins to find if some one needs one. Sounds like they expire.
From what I've read it is supposed to change each week. So it might be worth it to wait and see what next week holds. I use the same email for my three kits and received a different mystery gift for each. All are no big whoop to me. Two are $5 off an order over $100, and the third is $10 off a full mtDNA test.

Really the only thing I could kick myself over was ordering a new SNP for my brother last week. I really forgot that we were close to sale time and should have waited. Especially because YSEQ is only $19 per SNP. From what I can see FTDNA has no sale on individual SNP anyway. *Sigh* of course to get it at the bargain YSEQ price would have been better.

Wulf Warrior
11-26-2014, 11:10 AM
I got $10 of a Full MTDNA sequence testing.

Might throw it my father's way for his U5B2B..

ArmandoR1b
11-26-2014, 12:10 PM
I'm looking for a couple of Y-DNA37 coupons in case anyone gets one that they aren't going to use and they are willing to give it away.

A public thank you to Salkin for providing me with a coupon. I am looking for at least one more, maybe two, depending on the response to my offer to a distant cousin to buy him a Y-DNA37 test.

brygian
11-26-2014, 01:54 PM
I am also looking for $25+ coupons.

Scarlet Ibis
11-26-2014, 06:58 PM
From what I've read it is supposed to change each week. So it might be worth it to wait and see what next week holds. I use the same email for my three kits and received a different mystery gift for each. All are no big whoop to me. Two are $5 off an order over $100, and the third is $10 off a full mtDNA test. .

Yeah, you're right, it seems they're alternating gifts/coupons for each email, and for each week. I logged into my account, and saw where my mystery gift is $10 off any order. I have to give FTDNA kudos. It's a nice way to keep people regularly logged in, and tempted. :biggrin1:

Táltos
11-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Yeah, you're right, it seems they're alternating gifts/coupons for each email, and for each week. I logged into my account, and saw where my mystery gift is $10 off any order. I have to give FTDNA kudos. It's a nice way to keep people regularly logged in, and tempted. :biggrin1:

It seems they are already alternating it. When I just checked my three emails from them, it is now two $10 off a full mtDNA, and one $5 off coupon. Then when I logged into the three kits, two of them have the $10 off full mtDNA, and the third now has a $10 coupon off any Y37,Y67, or Y111. Last night when I logged into the kits, the mystery gift matched up with what the email said.

rms2
11-26-2014, 07:28 PM
My dad got one for five dollars off Family Finder, and I got one for ten dollars off any purchase. Too bad they cannot be combined and used together, because I need to get Family Finder for my mom.

Wish they were giving like $100 off the Big Y.

AJL
11-27-2014, 12:54 AM
I have the following coupons to give away if anyone wants:

$10 off Y37, Y67, or Y111
$10 off mtFull Sequence (x2)
$10 off Family Finder
$5 off any purchase (x2)
$5 off Family Finder

rms2
12-01-2014, 02:29 AM
I ordered the Family Finder test for my mom, God bless her, to take advantage of the Christmas sale and a $10-off reward I got.

Somehow I goofed up, and the kit is being shipped to me. I live on the east coast (Virginia) of the USA, and my mom lives on the west coast (California). Ouch! I sent FTDNA's helpdesk a message asking them to fix that. I hope they catch it in time. I don't want to have to mail the kit to my mom myself.

It's good to get my mom's sample into FTDNA's lab. My mom is 80 now.

Salkin
12-01-2014, 08:54 AM
This week's mystery gift for me is a "$5 off any purchase" coupon. I don't expect to be placing new orders for a while, so PM if you'd like it.

lgmayka
12-01-2014, 04:59 PM
I am custodian or co-custodian of over 50 kits. Last week, 5 of them had "$100 off Big Y" as a mystery gift. This week, only one.

leonardo
12-01-2014, 06:32 PM
I am custodian or co-custodian of over 50 kits. Last week, 5 of them had "$100 off Big Y" as a mystery gift. This week, only one.

From what I understand, if you have ordered the BigY, you should eventually get the $100 coupon for a BigY test. If so, I would sure like to offer mine to another Fellow L1029 person who might like to do the test.

Petr
12-01-2014, 07:45 PM
I think this Mystery Reward is not related to the fact what you bought.

It seems there is a different bonus:
Thank you for your past purchase of a Big Y test!

As a token of our appreciation for your purchase and in celebration of the holidays, here's your exclusive coupon code to get an extra $50 off any Big Y test! Email the coupon code now to your friends and family members that are looking to purchase the Big Y test. They'll thank you for the huge savings!

Coupon Code: BYW9999D

P.S. The best part is that you can combine it with our 2014 Holiday Sale to get the Big Y test for only $475.


Conditions: The Big Y coupon can be redeemed only 1 time. It cannot be combined with other coupons and expires on 12/31/2014.(I have bought 4 BigY test this year and received one such e-mail)

I manage 30 kits and in the previous week I had the following gifts above $10:
2x $25 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
1x $100 off Big Y!
This week I have:
1x $20 off Family Finder!
1x $25 off mtFull Sequence!
1x $25 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
1x $100 off Big Y!

Ron from PA
12-02-2014, 04:14 AM
Looks like i'll be getting the big Y my gift this week is $100 off!

Erik
12-02-2014, 08:44 PM
If I did Geno 2.0, do I buy a new kit or upgrade?

ArmandoR1b
12-02-2014, 09:01 PM
If I did Geno 2.0, do I buy a new kit or upgrade?

When you initiate the purchase it will ask you if the kit is for an existing customer. It's a link in the middle of the screen in blue that shows up as soon as you click on the product you are choosing to purchase.

Salkin
12-08-2014, 08:55 AM
This week I've got another "$5 off any purchase" coupon. First one to PM me about it gets it. :)

Petr
12-08-2014, 09:09 AM
This week all my 30 kits received the same Mystery Reward as the previous week. Just the codes and expiry date have changed. If anybody wants, I have several outstanding coupons:
$5 off any purchase
$5 off Family Finder
$10 off Family Finder
$10 off mtFull Sequence
$10 off Y37, Y67, or Y111

R. Walker
12-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Where are you seeing the expiry dates? I still have all 5 from the first batch. I don't want to offer them if they've expired.

Petr
12-09-2014, 07:55 AM
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Salkin
12-15-2014, 08:46 AM
This week I have a "$10 off any purchase" coupon. First to PM me gets it.

Petr
12-15-2014, 12:19 PM
In all 3 previous wees the total value of the rewards on my 30 kits was $380. This week it is $240 for 28 kits, 2 kits repeatedly show "Houston, we have a problem!" error message after clicking the reward icon.

AJL
12-20-2014, 05:36 PM
I still have a large number of coupons expiring 21 December, PM if curious.

ArmandoR1b
12-20-2014, 06:44 PM
The $5 and $10 coupons aren't being used much even when they are given away. The $25, $45, and $100 coupons are the most sought after. There are coupons being posted at http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/15/all-new-mystery-coupons-week-4-family-tree-dna-holiday-sale/

AJL
12-20-2014, 07:13 PM
I have a $100 off Big Y, possibly two such coupons.

VinceT
12-21-2014, 12:34 AM
The $10 and $5 coupons are still very useful for individual SNP tests!

razyn
12-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Does anybody happen to know if they are "batching" on a different night, the next two weeks (instead of Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)? On the FTDNA Forum it hasn't really been discussed, though it's been mentioned that "batching" is more an accounting function than lab scheduling, lately. Don't know how accurate that comment was.

Petr
12-22-2014, 08:10 AM
This week nothing special:

6 $5 off any purchase!
6 $5 off Family Finder!
5 $10 off any purchase!
7 $10 off Family Finder!
1 $10 off mtFull Sequence!
4 $10 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
1 $100 off Big Y!

Salkin
12-22-2014, 10:43 AM
EDIT: Coupon given away.

Salkin
12-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Giving away my final coupon for the year, $10 off mtFullSequence. PM if want, first come first serve.

Petr
12-29-2014, 04:01 PM
This week a bit better:

3 $5 off any purchase!
4 $5 off Family Finder!
4 $10 off any purchase!
3 $10 off Family Finder!
3 $10 off mtFull Sequence!
8 $10 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
1 $20 off Family Finder!
1 $25 off mtFull Sequence!
2 $25 off Y37, Y67, or Y111!
1 $100 off Big Y!
Total: $410

($20 FF and $25 YDNA coupons already taken)