Subscribing to Ancestry

An email arrived from —”Save 30% on a 6-month membership”. The details:
“Offer ends 15 Mar 2023 at 11:59pm ET. 6-month membership special offer prices: $59.49 Canada Discovery Plus or $90.99 World Deluxe. Excludes current subscribers. Your membership will automatically renew at the end of each 6-month period and at that time your chosen method of payment will be charged $84.99 for Canada Discovery Plus or $129.99 for World Deluxe, plus applicable taxes, unless you are notified otherwise. If you don’t want to renew, cancel at least two days before your renewal date by logging into your Account Settings page or by contacting us. See Terms and Conditions.”

Those who have subscriptions know — never let it auto renew as you’ll pay more than you have to. That’s a general rule, not just for Ancestry. Let the subscription expire, then, likely in a few days you’ll receive an offer or give them a call and ask for a 50% discount. You may not get it, but you may be able to negotiate 40% or 30% discount. If they won’t budge hang up. Chances are there will be another special soon. In the meantime you likely have access to the Ancestry Library edition at a branch of you local public library,

Post a comment if you have information on your renewal experiecne to share that may help others.

2 Replies to “Subscribing to Ancestry”

  1. I disagree with your idea to cancel and then hope for better rate. Just call and ask fir better rate before your renewal comes up. I’ve been in ancestry for 14 years now. Im locked in for life. never give up my annual subscription….ever….why caused I’m locked in at $129.00 CDN world plan for life. Same as Sirrux Radio told me. When we give you lifetime rate….never ever cancel cause another deal looks better crust deal us short live. Like my ancestry, Sirrux radio is locked in at $8.95 with tax for. LIFE

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