Interested in an Ancestry subscription discount from AARP?
New or renewing Ancestry World Explorer subscribers receive a 30 percent discount with an AARP membership.
The American Association of Retired Persons is a great organization offering a variety of discounts on travel and now on Ancestry subscriptions too. If you need to join AARP ($16/year, with discounts for multi-year membership), click here.
AARP Ancestry Subscription Discount for Current and New Subscribers
If you are currently an Ancestry subscriber, wait until you are a few days out from your renewal. Then call 1-800-514-4645 (7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET) to link your AARP membership to your Ancestry account for the discount.
If you are a new Ancestry subscriber, call the same number to get started with the discount. Restrictions, according to the AARP site:
Offer good for valid AARP Members who wish to subscribe to the Ancestry.com World Explorer membership for a one-year subscription. New Ancestry.com® members can visit http://www.ancestry.com/aarp and choose between the Ancestry.com® World Explorer subscription in either monthly or semi-annual durations. Your subscription will automatically renew after the initial duration (monthly or semi-annually) at the discounted rate for the entire first year. Thereafter, your subscription will automatically renew at standard list prices. Existing Ancestry.com members must call Member Services at 1-800-514-4645 to access the discount. For existing Ancestry.com members, the available discounted package may vary depending on one’s existing membership. Limit one discount per valid AARP Member number, may not be transferred or postponed.
According to the service rep I talked to, Ancestry has not yet decided if they will continue the AARP Ancestry Subscription Discount beyond one year. UPDATE: So far in practice, the AARP Ancestry Subscription Discount is good only for one year.
New Ancestry Membership Tiers
I noticed that Ancestry has a third membership tier available as of last December: World Explorer Plus, combining a Ancestry World Explorer subscription with access to newspapers.com and Fold 3 (both owned by Ancestry).
A 30 percent Ancestry subscription discount sounds pretty good to me. For more information on all of Ancestry’s membership levels, costs, and AARP discounts, click here.