04 July 2021

Ancestry Games

I received an email from Ancestry.ca offering a 6-month membership at 40% discount. For the complete, World Deluxe 6-month membership the offer was $77.99 Cdn SAVE 40% off $129.99,

I'd provide the link but I've been trapped before mentioning an email offer only to find out it was exclusive to the addressee!

Interestingly the offer at Ancestry.ca is $129.99 Cdn, SAVE $50.

You can often get a good price by calling and negotiating. It's part of the game. You play better if you know what's been offered to others.

Another part of the game is the terminology.  Are you a member or a subscriber? 

Member: one of the individuals composing a group

Subscriber: a person who pays to receive or access a service.

Do you feel the relationship with Ancestry is best described as a member or a subscriber?

Most people know to never let a membership/subscription renew automatically. Delete the credit card linked and soon after the expiration, you'll get a renewal offer. Sometimes if you wait a few extra days you'll get an even better offer. That's not just a game Ancestry plays. Companies know it costs a lot less to get a previous subscriber back than to get a new one.

NOTE: This is a duplicate post to that at the new blog site at www.anglocelticconnections.ca to keep the old site active with legacy posts searchable.


Alison said...

I’ve always received good offers from Ancestry UK in the past, but not this time. All they’ve sent are offers for short term memberships which look good but aren’t.

Pamela Wile said...

I don't think you can remove your credit card information from your Ancestry account. There is an edit button, but it only allows you to add a NEW card #, not delete the one that's there. I think you have to call them to have your card information removed if you don't want your subscription to auto-renew.