Psst...The AncestryDNA Test Kit Is Less than $40 for Amazon Prime Day 2024

A sweet deal for the whole fam

PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. All prices are accurate upon date of publish. You can learn more about the affiliate process here.

Have you ever been curious about your family history? Well, AncestryDNA is ready to tap into your family's origins and connect you with new relatives. And great news: The company's genetic test kit, is currently more than half off during Amazon Prime Day 2024 (which runs from today, July 16, through Wednesday, July 17). That's right: The AncestryDNA sale lets you get a kit for $39 (from $119), so you can unlock your identity from more than 2,300 regions while saving $80 in the process. Here's what you need to know about it.

Want to know which buzzy products are *really* worth buying? Sign up for our shopping newsletter to uncover our favorite finds.

Modern DNA tests have been around since the '80s, but AncestryDNA, a subsidiary of, has proven itself to be one of the most reliable direct-to-consumer genealogy companies out there. Its revolutionary scientific technology uses saliva to survey chromosomes and then interacts with their online interface to uncover both sides of your family’s genetic history in six to eight weeks. As an added bonus, you’ll also get a list of DNA matches, meaning others who have taken the test who are likely to be related to you.

The process is simple: Order a kit and follow the instructions listed inside to take a saliva sample from inside your mouth, place it into a tube and pop it into the prepaid package, so it can be sent to the company's lab. Activate the kit online, and in about six to eight weeks, you'll receive your results via email.


You can also link your activated account to an Ancestry World Explorer membership (purchased separately, from $33), which spans billions of international records to trace your family's journey from their country of origin. With the added membership, you can access the details of your ancestors, including their names and when and where they lived, through Ancestry’s extensive collection of records.

For the dog lovers, Amazon is also offering a major sale on its Pet DNA Breed Identification kit (was $99, now $69). At 30 percent off, it's a real bargain to discover percentages of breeds in your dog's makeup, get an analysis of your dog's traits and talents based on that genetic makeup and yes, even discover any long-lost furry relatives, if they are also listed in the ancestry database.

These prices are only available a few times a year, so you're going to want to jump on these deals during Amazon Prime Day 2024. Snag one for yourself and another to give as a gift before the sale ends tomorrow.

purewow author

Freelance Writer

Jackie Manno is an avid shopper, and is always staying up to date on the latest products, especially in beauty and fashion, to help empower readers, make them feel beautiful and...

dana dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.