How to get the FMP half-price offer (ends 30 November 2015)

This offer’s now ended – but do read what Judy Webster says about using the ChangeDetection button on her web pages – see comments at the bottom.

Hi, it’s the Shoestring Genealogist popping in to let you know a trick which should still get you a half-price subscription to FindMyPast until Monday, 30 November. So be quick!

The offer applies to FMP records for the UK, Australia/New Zealand and Ireland. Genealogists in the States get a huge 75% off. But 50% seems pretty good to me, so I was excited, as my last FMP sub had run out a few months ago.

Oh no! I can’t get my FindMyPast offer!

I learned about the offer from the wonderful Geneabloggers and Judy Webster and tried clicking on the UK FMP link on both their posts to subscribe, using the code BLACKFRIDAY15. But every time I got the same message:

FMP snipOh, no! Was it because I’m in the UK and Thomas MacEntee’s link was from the US, Judy’s from Australia? But why would that make a difference? Both the links took me to the UK site, after all.

Update: Judy has since told me: ‘ Lots of people have told me that it worked for them – but as a precaution, I’ve made some minor changes to that page.’

I sent out a worried tweet. Could FMP help? Perhaps it was just me. But no, other geneamates had problems, too.

Twitter comes to the genealogist’s rescue

Then I saw a tweet from Claire Santry of Irish Genealogy News. I remembered that she posts special offers and hurried to her website.

Yes! There was a post with a link. Here’s what to look for:

FMP offerThird time lucky, I thought, and clicked through. Sweet as a nut! The discount code applied automatically and I paid my half price. So I’ve got my year’s sub after all. Thanks, Claire!

And thank you to Thomas and Judy for alerting me to the offer, and to FMP for the lovely low price. I just wish it had been a little easier to take it up.

Oh, and thanks to Twitter, my genealogy newsfeed.

PS: Lynn Corrigan tells me that she had to log out of US FMP and then use the Thanksgiving code THNKSGNG15 in order to get her 75% off sub.

Have you had trouble with this offer? Did Claire’s link work for you?

About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia. My respectable Welsh ancestors sometimes get a look in.
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4 Responses to How to get the FMP half-price offer (ends 30 November 2015)

  1. Judy Webster says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble with the link on ‘Genealogy Discounts and Freebies’ ( Lots of people have told me that it worked for them – but as a precaution, I’ve made some minor changes to that page.


    • rebelhand says:

      Hi Judy, that’s great to know. Your discounts and freebies page is a must-read for me and lots of others. Thanks for all you do to keep genies up to date with offers.


      • Judy Webster says:

        Glad to be of service! When discounts and freebies only last for a couple of days, I sometimes can’t get the word out soon enough. Real Life gets in the way! I’m trying to persuade readers to use the ChangeDetection button/bar on my Web pages, and for the setting in ChangeDetection needs to be ‘once per DAY’. I use special HTML code to ensure that an email is only sent when there is a significant addition to the page.


      • rebelhand says:

        Thanks for the tip! I know what you mean about Real Life. Your genealogy information is very much appreciated!


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