HBO Max is 40% off for a whole year —and it’s not just for new subscribers

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The best streaming services regularly offer promotions and discounts to attract new subscribers, and this week has seen a flurry of new deals. First we had a month of Disney Plus for $2 to mark Disney Plus Day, and now a year of HBO Max has been marked down to a very tempting price. 

For a limited time, you can score a year of HBO MAX (ad-free) on sale for $104 or a year of HBO Max (with ads) on sale for $69 via HBO. That’s a sizable saving considering these plans usually cost $149 and $99 respectively. This deal runs until October 30, and even better neither is exclusive to new subscribers. If you’ve had a HBO Max subscription in the past you are also eligible, which isn’t always the case with streaming service deals. 

HBO Max (ad-free): $149$104/12 months @ HBO Max

HBO Max (ad-free): $149 $104/12 months @ HBO Max
For new or returning subscribers only, a whole year of HBO Max (ad-free) is just $104, that's a sizable saving of $45 compared to its usual price. This is not only a rare deal, but one of the best HBO Max deals we've ever seen. 

HBO Max (with ads): $99$69/12 months @ HBO Max

HBO Max (with ads): $99 $69/12 months @ HBO Max
If you're looking to save as much money as possible, a year of HBO Max (with ads) has dropped to $69. It usually costs $99, but this limited time deal will save $30. This is open to both new and returning subscribers. 

We currently rank HBO Max as the best streaming service you can sign up to, that’s because it offers a near unbeatable collection of binge-worthy TV shows including current hits like House of the Dragon and Succession to classic favorites like every season of The Wire and The Sopranos (that’s assuming She-Hulk didn’t just ruin the show for you with its massive spoiler in episode 4). HBO Max also offers a large selection of Warner Bros. movies alongside content aimed at younger audiences. 

We may be in between major sales events with Labor Day sales now behind us, but there are still plenty of streaming deals out there beyond offers on Disney Plus and HBO Max. Right now you can get Peacock Premium for just $2 a month for a whole year, and a streaming bundle featuring Paramount Plus and Showtime for just $3 a month, which is cheaper than the usual price of the former on its own. Now is definitely a good time to be looking to sign up for a new streaming service. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.