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Ancestry.com discount

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I currently have the monthly US ancestry.com subscription so I called ancestry.com to get my 30% discount.  What I found out is that the discount does not apply to the US subscription.  You must have the worldwide subcription.  Inorder to get "discount" my monthly cost would go from $19.95 to $24.45.  Sorry but I don't call that a discount but just another way to get more money from people.

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I currently have the monthly US ancestry.com subscription so I called ancestry.com to get my 30% discount.  What I found out is that the discount does not apply to the US subscription.  You must have the worldwide subcription.  Inorder to get "discount" my monthly cost would go from $19.95 to $24.45.  Sorry but I don't call that a discount but just another way to get more money from people.


Is this an AARP discount? If it is, try searching for discounts, not connected with AARP. I have found that AARP discounts are regularly inferior to discounts from other sources. My wife recently got a "special" from Ancestry for $99.00 for six months or $16.50 a month. No AARP involvement.

 

If you don't find discounts from other sources, call Ancestry direct and ask if there are any specials going on.

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"....I have found that AARP discounts are regularly inferior to discounts from other sources....".\

 

   Yes. I've found that too.


Just think. The world was built by the lowest bidder.
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That is still high, $200.00 a year. Why can't they come up with a deal for seniors?
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You're right that is not a discount to me. What if you don't want the US subscription. I'll keep looking for a better deal.
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I just talked to Ancestry AND the 30% discount is only good for 1 year!!! Once the year is up the discount is no longer  available!!  That's a real bummer in my opinion.  I'm still a senior with AARP membership --- shouldn't  the deal last as long as my AARP dyes are paid?  Ancestry makes enough money that the senior discount should be standard!! 

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I also am bummed about ancestry. I just called to renew my membership and the best they can do is $249.99/yr. That's highway robbery.
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This is so true ... AARP Discounts aren't worth a thing!  All you see when you first get an email from them is to "RESUBSCRIBE."  I don't believe I'll be resubscribing this time.  I've been a member for over 20 years now, and AARP is just downright greedy now!

 

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Re: Ancestry.com discount -- AARP "discount" not very real when contacting Ancestry.com

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I called Ancestry.com direct -- same as suggestion provided -- and the person was unhelpful and dying to get off the phone if I was not interested in signing up a full price. AARP says it is a 30% discount but to Ancestry.com it has many conditions and applies only to the high-priced plans that most of us do not need.

 

In my experience, Ancestry.com does not treat the AARP "discount" as anything but a come-on. They use it to get us on the phone and pitch for higher priced plans. This does not provide much value in relation to an AARP card.

 

At a minimum, AARP should clarify and state any conditions of this "discount" that apply. We are a natural constituency for a company like Ancestry.com. I don't have any sense that Ancestry.com respects anyone calling who states he or she has an AARP card.

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That would be nice!
But for now the 30% off my world subscription certainly helps.
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