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Title: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: frostyknight on Wednesday 17 June 20 23:35 BST (UK)
Hi. My Ancestry subscription ended in mid May. I was wondering if anyone knows of any current special offers, as the only subs I can find are expensive - £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub  :o. I should say I tried the link in a previous post in the Common Room -
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct
but just get the above offer.
Thanks in advance,
Frostyknight
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: CaroleW on Thursday 18 June 20 00:17 BST (UK)
A 12 mth UK & Ireland Premium membership is £119.99 so better value than the 6mth one
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: frostyknight on Thursday 18 June 20 00:36 BST (UK)
Thanks CaroleW, it definitely is, but still way too expensive for me. Still the 4-month membership was good while it lasted. I'll keep an eye out for anything in the future.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Greenvale on Thursday 18 June 20 07:25 BST (UK)
Hi. My Ancestry subscription ended in mid May. I was wondering if anyone knows of any current special offers, as the only subs I can find are expensive - £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub  :o. I should say I tried the link in a previous post in the Common Room -
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct
but just get the above offer.
Thanks in advance,
Frostyknight
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct
This one has worked for me for the last two years
£89.99 for 12 months worldwide
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: lisalisa on Thursday 18 June 20 09:39 BST (UK)
that's funny, I clicked on the link above posted by Greenvale and got the offer described by frostyknight.
I tried again and got the offer with £89.99.
So it's worth trying/clicking the link again.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: rosie99 on Thursday 18 June 20 09:40 BST (UK)
Does this link work
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%20Property

This was taking me to the half price link earlier today when using my desktop, not now on my ipad
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: alderjones on Thursday 18 June 20 11:19 BST (UK)
Need to try to persuade your library to subscribe. Cheshire give access to findmypast and ancestry and you can access them from home now while libraries are shut.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: frostyknight on Thursday 18 June 20 21:32 BST (UK)
Thanks everyone for your replies. Unfortunately I only seem able to get the same offer as I mentioned above. Oh well. :'( :'(

Regards
Frostyknight
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Jool on Thursday 18 June 20 23:55 BST (UK)
My Ancestry sub expires next week so I am interested in any offers too.  They will be charging £179.99 to renew my 12 month worldwide sub.

If I click on the link when not logged in on Ancestry it takes me to the £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub.

If I click in the link when I am logged in on Ancestry it takes me to the half price offer, BUT when I click on the "get started" button it then takes me to the £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub.

No mention of any 12 month subs.

 ???
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: lisalisa on Friday 19 June 20 09:25 BST (UK)
My Ancestry sub expires next week so I am interested in any offers too.  They will be charging £179.99 to renew my 12 month worldwide sub.

If I click on the link when not logged in on Ancestry it takes me to the £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub.

If I click in the link when I am logged in on Ancestry it takes me to the half price offer, BUT when I click on the "get started" button it then takes me to the £69.99 for 6 months UK/Ireland or £99.99 for 6 months worldwide sub.

No mention of any 12 month subs.

 ???

previously the half price offer only worked if the sub had expired, it used to say it was for 'new subscribers' only.
So in that case, you need to wait until yours has ended.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: ShaunJ on Friday 19 June 20 09:38 BST (UK)
Jool,

You need to cancel your Ancestry membership pronto so that it doesn't auto renew. Then wait for it to expire, then join again using the discount code. Your preferences, submitted trees etc will be preserved.

Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Jool on Friday 19 June 20 17:15 BST (UK)
Thanks Lisa and Shaun, I have just cancelled my sub.  It will expire on 25th June so I will see what happens then  :)
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Jool on Saturday 27 June 20 17:36 BST (UK)
Wooohooo!  I let my Ancestry sub expire as you advised, I have just renewed using the link on this thread and now have 12 months worldwide sub for £89.99 instead of £179.99.

Thanks Rootschatters  :D
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Greenvale on Saturday 27 June 20 18:32 BST (UK)
 ;D I'm pleased it worked for you.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: justmej on Monday 06 July 20 14:26 BST (UK)
I haven't had an Ancestry paid membership for quite some time.  Pleased to say that the link is still working and am delighted to have renewed my 12 month worldwide membership for £89.99, so a huge thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: groom on Monday 06 July 20 14:34 BST (UK)
That 12 month link works every time as long as your subscription has completely expired, also make sure that you are logged in. From another group I belong to, people have said you need to be on a laptop rather than a phone.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Daisypetal on Friday 30 October 20 22:44 GMT (UK)

Hi,

I thought people would like to know that this link is still working on 30th October.

I cancelled my renewal two days before would have renewed yesterday, and today I used the link and paid £89.99 for 12 months Worldwide :)

Regards,
Daisy
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Familysearch on Saturday 31 October 20 13:32 GMT (UK)
When lockdown first started I did have a subscription to Ancestry.  It was obtained at a reasonable cost. (only UK  I think)
As a member of my local library, I can now get free access to Ancestry, so plan to take advantage of that.  Certainly looks as if lockdown 2 is coming here in uk.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: brigidmac on Tuesday 10 November 20 15:04 GMT (UK)
Are there any special offers for trial nonth subs
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 10 November 20 15:24 GMT (UK)
Trial Monthly Sub ?  You could do a 14 day free trial and then sign up at £10-99 per month

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/freetrial

The best ancestry offer available is :- £59-99 for a UK membership - £89- 99 for worldwide both 12 months.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct

Sandra

Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: brigidmac on Tuesday 10 November 20 16:24 GMT (UK)
Thanks Sandra its for a new relative
I dont know what her budget is she probably did the free trial when she did her DNA a few years ago
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Lidfam on Thursday 12 November 20 10:15 GMT (UK)
Set up another email account and use a different card, and you get another free trial. And repeat.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: rosie99 on Thursday 12 November 20 10:29 GMT (UK)
Deleted - misread last reply
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Jolyon on Thursday 12 November 20 11:44 GMT (UK)
Sandra,

Phoned Ancestry this am - informed that offer of £59.99 for UK membership is 6 months, not 12 months.  I just lost interest, but thought I should pass on this crucial bit of info.

Regards

Jolyon
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: dawnsh on Thursday 12 November 20 12:00 GMT (UK)
Have you tried this link? Make sure you are logged in to an account

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%2520Property&fbclid=IwAR3f-r8EPx0YMM1fsy6QVqrZVnO43ahVFUV4dgI-sRmnm-GjP4k6Ap1iuic

image clearly shows 12months
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Jolyon on Thursday 12 November 20 12:27 GMT (UK)
dawnsh & Sandra,

Thank you dawnsh, apology Sandra.

Another phone call - another person, confirms UK membership @ £59.99 is for 12 months.
Have accepted the offer.

Thank you.

Jolyon.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: *Sandra* on Thursday 12 November 20 12:33 GMT (UK)
Delighted you managed to get the offer.  :)

This offer has been around for 4/5 years now. It doesn't appear in there usual offers, we wondered if it had slipped thru there radar,  so hoping drawing it to there attention doesn't scupper the link. 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%2520Property&fbclid=IwAR3f-r8EPx0YMM1fsy6QVqrZVnO43ahVFUV4dgI-sRmnm-GjP4k6Ap1iuic

Sandra

Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: groom on Thursday 12 November 20 12:56 GMT (UK)
Delighted you managed to get the offer.  :)

This offer has been around for 4/5 years now. It doesn't appear in there usual offers, we wondered if it had slipped thru there radar,  so hoping drawing it to there attention doesn't scupper the link. 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%2520Property&fbclid=IwAR3f-r8EPx0YMM1fsy6QVqrZVnO43ahVFUV4dgI-sRmnm-GjP4k6Ap1iuic

Sandra

I think they must know, Sandra, as it is given on so many FH groups. I should think it would be easy for them to check, especially as a lot of people leave only hours before renewing ad do this year after year.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: JEB01 on Saturday 14 November 20 14:57 GMT (UK)
As a couple of replies have mentioned, if you have a library card, go onto your county library website and you might find a free link to Ancestry.
I live in Dorset, and the free link has been in place now through the “libraries west” site during both lockdowns (and the brief period between).
The full Ancestry site is available.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: Sloe Gin on Sunday 15 November 20 14:18 GMT (UK)
Delighted you managed to get the offer.  :)

This offer has been around for 4/5 years now. It doesn't appear in there usual offers, we wondered if it had slipped thru there radar,  so hoping drawing it to there attention doesn't scupper the link. 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%2520Property&fbclid=IwAR3f-r8EPx0YMM1fsy6QVqrZVnO43ahVFUV4dgI-sRmnm-GjP4k6Ap1iuic

Sandra

I think they must know, Sandra, as it is given on so many FH groups. I should think it would be easy for them to check, especially as a lot of people leave only hours before renewing ad do this year after year.

It's still best not to draw their attention to it.  It only takes one jobsworth to ruin it.
Please don't telephone Ancestry about this, just keep trying the link.
Title: Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
Post by: emeraldcity on Monday 16 November 20 15:45 GMT (UK)
Delighted you managed to get the offer.  :)

This offer has been around for 4/5 years now. It doesn't appear in there usual offers, we wondered if it had slipped thru there radar,  so hoping drawing it to there attention doesn't scupper the link. 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/offers/subscribe?dna=crossAct&o_iid=70089&o_lid=70089&o_sch=Web%2520Property&fbclid=IwAR3f-r8EPx0YMM1fsy6QVqrZVnO43ahVFUV4dgI-sRmnm-GjP4k6Ap1iuic

Sandra

I think they must know, Sandra, as it is given on so many FH groups. I should think it would be easy for them to check, especially as a lot of people leave only hours before renewing ad do this year after year.

It's still best not to draw their attention to it.  It only takes one jobsworth to ruin it.
Please don't telephone Ancestry about this, just keep trying the link.

Yep - if it ends up on that money saving website (hotukdeals is it called?) it could well be game over!