Want to hammer down some of the costs of using Ancestry and buying their products?  You can find coupon codes and other deals on Ancestry itself, as well as elsewhere on the Internet. 


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How to find coupon codes

Coupon codes and deals for can be found on many popular virtual coupon websites, such as Ultimate Coupons, The Raw Feed, Blue Promo Code, and Coupon Chief.  Usually, there will be a button that says “Reveal Code” or “Use Discount” that you can click.

It can be a little bit tricky to find specific Ancestry coupon codes that aren’t deals that Ancestry already offers.  So as a tip, try searching for “Ancestry coupon code” along with a keyword or two about the specific product or service that you’re looking for.  For example, try adding “DNA kit” if you’re looking for coupons for DNA tests from Ancestry, or “family tree maker” if you want the software that allows you to build a family tree on your home computer.

If shopping for DNA Kits

You will be able to enter your coupon code as you review your order, after you input your shipping and billing information.  On that screen, under “Order Summary”, click Have a Coupon?

Now, type in your coupon code in the box that appears and click Redeem.

You will see the coupon code’s discount subtracted from your purchase; in this case, it eliminates the shipping cost.

If shopping for Family Tree Maker (or related books)

You can apply a coupon code once you have Family Tree Maker software or a companion guide in your shopping cart on Ancestry.  Simply go to My Cart and find the area that says “Redeem Coupons”, click in the box beside “Coupon Code” and type in your code, and click Redeem.

Other offers from

 Ancestry has its own offers page, which you can find here.  For example, as of the writing of this article (and besides the free two-week trial, which we show you how to get in our Free Trial tutorial), you can get a 30% discount on a “World Explorer” subscription if you’re a member of the A.A.R.P.  To start, click Get Deal.

From there, click Join Today to begin the sign up process.  (See our how to sign up for Ancestry tutorial if you need help.)  At some point, you will be asked to enter your A.A.R.P. registration number, and your discount will automatically be applied to your subscription.

If you’ve already signed up for this subscription, don’t worry… you aren’t necessarily missing out!  Simply call customer service at 1-800-514-4645 (7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET), and the next time you renew your subscription, you’ll get the discount!


Anyway, that’s a bit about how to use coupon codes to save money on Ancestry!