"I got a notice of a discount BUT it was only because my subscription was coming up for renewal and Ancestry was notifying me about the discount with my renewal."
Are you implying that Ancestry offered a discount on *your current package* which since it auto renews would be applied automatically?
Or do you mean you have the US deluxe package and they offered you a discount on the generally worthless world package?
I got my renewal message and snail mail this month as it renews later this month. If you really want a discount as a current US deluxe subscriber, then don't renew and wait 3 months. They will send you a $99 subscription offer. I can't do without for 3 months though, but perhaps you can. Of course you could still harangue people on these message boards by coming in through the RW gateway :).