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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #126 on: Thursday 24 November 22 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Well it was worth a try anyway.  What you say sounds right storri1, as when I tried it from my home computer, ie where I saved the link to, I only got 6 month & 1 month from memory. I don't usually save links, I only did it in this case as it was a suggested workaround when a straightforward click through didn't work.  Should have saved it at the library, where it worked, but was so chuffed that it HAD worked I just wanted to get in and out asap and back home!

So what we need is someone who saved the link, managed to get that link to work, and didn't delete it after use 🤞
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HALL,HAMBIDGE,HARMES,HART,HICKS,HILL,HOLLOWAY
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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #127 on: Thursday 24 November 22 13:45 GMT (UK) »
Anyone want to have another go?  I emailed this link to a friend in 2020, back when it WAS working.  I've saved the link from my sent mail, file name was "subscribe.htm".
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BARR, BARRATT, BERRY, BRADLEY,BRAMLEY,BRISTOW,BROWN,BUGBIRD,BUTLER
CAIN,CARR,CHAPMAN,CHARLES,CH*LTON,CHESTER,COCKETT
COLLASON,COLLYER,CORKERY
DARLING, DENYER,DICKERSON,DOLLING,DURBAN
FARMER,FURNELL
GIBSON,GILES,GROOMBRIDGE
HALL,HAMBIDGE,HARMES,HART,HICKS,HILL,HOLLOWAY
JACKSON
K*AT*S
LANCASTER,LINTON
MCDONALD,MCFADEN,MEARS,MILLARD
NICOLAS,NOAK,NORTH
PARFIT,PORTER
RIPPINGALE,ROBINS
SEARLE,SPENCER,STEDHAM
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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #128 on: Thursday 24 November 22 13:49 GMT (UK) »
I received an email from Ancestry about a week and a half ago saying that my annual Premium membership would renew on 14 December at a cost of 119.99.
I emailed back asking for any available discounts and got no reply so found the contact number (0800 783 1340) on Monday and rang them up.
Immediate 25% discount to renew on 14 December at 89.99.

I had a similar experience with FindMyPast at the start of this month.
I received my Pro membership renewal notification with a cost of 179.99 - 15% loyalty discount. As Premium is only an extra 20, and free access to the 1921 census would be useful for local history research I do, I emailed asking if I could upgrade at the same time and still get 15% off the lot, paying 169.99. Also asked if there was any extra discount available to pensioners such as myself ;)
I received a reply saying that the upgrade route is only through paying the extra 19.99 but I should wait until renewal as it is so close and it only lasts until the end of the current subscription.
However, given the length of my membership they would give me a 20% discount on my renewal and then I could upgrade for 19.99 once it goes through. So, that is 143.99 + 19.99 so 163.98 in total, 6 quid less than I was looking for.

I think that's two satisfactory results :)

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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #129 on: Thursday 24 November 22 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Anyone want to have another go?  I emailed this link to a friend in 2020, back when it WAS working.  I've saved the link from my sent mail, file name was "subscribe.htm".

That file is strange as it already has 2022 dates in it, yet you say it was sent in 2020! Did you click the link recently and then save the resulting page? It doesn't really matter as sadly there are no offers within. 
Your previous reply describes exactly what we need...

Someone who generated the page showing the two discounted prices and at that point saved the page (before pressing a button and successfully checking out).


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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #130 on: Thursday 24 November 22 14:34 GMT (UK) »
yes I saved it today I'm afraid, not back in 2020, but by right clicking and save as rather than clicking it and saving the result.  So it seems the action of saving as does something dynamically.  Too clever by half these Ancestry bods - if only they could put as much effort into sorting out the transcription errors and electronic misfiling of various London parishes  ;)
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BARR, BARRATT, BERRY, BRADLEY,BRAMLEY,BRISTOW,BROWN,BUGBIRD,BUTLER
CAIN,CARR,CHAPMAN,CHARLES,CH*LTON,CHESTER,COCKETT
COLLASON,COLLYER,CORKERY
DARLING, DENYER,DICKERSON,DOLLING,DURBAN
FARMER,FURNELL
GIBSON,GILES,GROOMBRIDGE
HALL,HAMBIDGE,HARMES,HART,HICKS,HILL,HOLLOWAY
JACKSON
K*AT*S
LANCASTER,LINTON
MCDONALD,MCFADEN,MEARS,MILLARD
NICOLAS,NOAK,NORTH
PARFIT,PORTER
RIPPINGALE,ROBINS
SEARLE,SPENCER,STEDHAM
TYLER,TILLY,TUCKWELL
WADE,WAGER,WALKER,WATSON,WEBB,WITHRINGTON,WOOD

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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #131 on: Friday 25 November 22 11:17 GMT (UK) »
I am one of the lucky ones who used the link on 25th October 2022 and immediately got Ancestry Worldwide for 89.99.  However, several friends I know (and have successfully used the offer in previous years), have not been able to do this. 
One stumbling block seems to be the threat that if membership is cancelled ALL stored information, trees, DNA results/matches etc., will be lost.  I have a friend whose membership lapsed (but is still a registered guest), who dares not cancel everything because she does not wish to lose everything and have to start again.
I always cancel membership completely but when I rejoin with the half price offer all my records are still there!
1. Can I reassure my friend that she will not lose all her records?
2. Is there any new advice about getting this half price offer?
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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #132 on: Friday 25 November 22 11:56 GMT (UK) »
My understanding is that when your subscription expires, it becomes a free account, with restrictions on what you can do on Ancestry, but your tree and other information are retained. That has been the case when I have allowed my subscription to expire before renewing in the past. My brother has had a free account - no paid subscription - for a couple of years, with no issues.

My own feeling re the old discount link is that it is gone. Whether it's use came to the attention of Ancestry through this or other forums, and/or they were aware of an increasing usage by subscribers deliberately allowing their subscription to expire before taking advantage of it, who knows.

I used to be able to go to the offer page using the link, whether logged in with a current subscription or not. I can't access it at all now. I tried using the Wayback Machine a couple of days ago. Although it seems that the page had been crawled, trying to access any of the archived copies just results in a "page expired" message on the Ancestry site.
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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #133 on: Friday 25 November 22 12:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank ypu. Phil,
It's reassuring to know that all is retained.  That's still important if applying for one of the occasional discounts, such as those in Black Friday fortnight!
I must be one of the last to benefit.  I got the 89.99 World subscription offer on 25th October and friends who attempted to access the offer within a week of my success stil have not been able to do so!
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Re: Ancestry Subscription Discount
« Reply #134 on: Friday 25 November 22 13:35 GMT (UK) »
I've always cancelled my Ancestry subscription before the automatic renewal kicks in. All trees, information, DNA matches etc are retained. Records that need to be paid for are the only thing that can't be accessed. I always download or screenshot everything so can still view records on my laptop. Won't be renewing this year though if I can't get a discount somewhere.