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Best VPN deals in December 2021

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed us by, but in their wake they've left some absolutely incredible VPN deals that – from experience – we reckon could stick around until the end of the year. 

If you want to spend as little as possible, reliable provider PureVPN has resurrected the cheapest VPN deal available today, working out at just $1.13 a month, if you combine the code TECH15 with the 5-year plan.

Something we weren't expecting is ProtonVPN's excellent VPN Black Friday deal, which offers the lowest ever price on all its Plus plans. Starting at $4.99 a month on the 2-year plan, if you want Swiss privacy and powerful, unique security features, it's well worth considering. 

As usual, Surfshark is still one of the best-value options available, with two years + 3 free months of cover on offer for just $2.21 a month

Finally, the best VPN service ExpressVPN – well-known for never running any kind of VPN deals at all – has partnered with leading cloud backup provider Backblaze to offer a year free to new subscribers. This deal is also exclusive to Tom's Guide and can also be redeemed alongside the regular three months free deal usually offered.

So, whether you're using a VPN to maintain your online privacy, as an added means of security for work, or simply unblocking US Netflix when you're abroad, here we'll round up the very best VPN deals you can get right now to help you make the most of your money.

BEST VPN DEALS AT A GLANCE

BEST VPN DEALS TODAY

PureVPN | 5 years | $1.13/mo with code TECH15 | 88% off

PureVPN | 5 years | $1.13/mo with code TECH15 | 88% off
If you're after affordable, effective VPN cover for as little as possible, PureVPN's unbelievable deal is perfect. It's verified zero-logging, useful for accessing US Netflix, and has apps for tons of devices. For just $1.13 a month, you can't go wrong.

Surfshark | 2 years +3 months FREE | $2.21/mo | 82% off

Surfshark | 2 years +3 months FREE | $2.21/mo | 82% off
Surfshark just keeps getting better and better value. In this VPN Black Friday deal, the bargain provider is throwing in 3 months free, which works out at an incredible $2.21 a month. For those on a shoestring budget, there's no better option.

NordVPN Black Friday deal | 72% off | $3.29/month

NordVPN Black Friday deal | 72% off | $3.29/month
Nord's current deal is offering 72% off its longest plan, which is the cheapest we've seen the 2-year plan go for since 2017. Thanks to the fact Nord will get you access to tons of streaming services anywhere, is verified zero-logging and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, this is well worth checking out at just $3.29 a month.

ProtonVPN | 2 years | $4.99/mo | 50% off

ProtonVPN | 2 years | $4.99/mo | 50% off
ProtonVPN has improved a heck of a lot in the last year or so, and is arguably the most private and secure service available today. Great streaming support and watertight privacy makes this lowest-ever price very tempting, at just $4.99 a month on the 2-year plan.

Private Internet Access | 3 years + 3 months FREE | $2.03/mo | 83% off

Private Internet Access | 3 years + 3 months FREE | $2.03/mo | 83% off
Private Internet Access is a well-respected VPN with some nifty features like a kill switch, split tunneling, and even port forwarding. However, the price is the biggest draw right now, and at just $2.03 a month, it's an absolute steal.

StrongVPN| 60% off 1y plan | $2.66/mo | FREE cloud storage

StrongVPN| 60% off 1y plan | $2.66/mo | FREE cloud storage
A contender for 'most improved', StrongVPN is an excellent choice no matter the price – but this Tom's Guide exclusive deal is great. At just $2.66 a month on a 1-year plan (just $31.99 all-in), it's not a huge commitment, and you'll also get 250GB of FREE SugarSync cloud storage thrown in.

Hotspot Shield | 3 years | $2.49/mo | 75% off | EXCLUSIVE

Hotspot Shield | 3 years | $2.49/mo | 75% off | EXCLUSIVE
Speedy provider Hotspot Shield performed incredibly well in our last round of testing, really improving its performance – and what's more, the provider's just launched an exclusive deal for Tom's Guide readers. Bag three years of Hotspot Shield for just $2.49/pm, with no renewal hikes plus a 45-day money-back guarantee.

IPVanish | 1 year | from $2.92/mo | save up to 73%

IPVanish | 1 year | from $2.92/mo | save up to 73%
IPVanish has just launched its Cyber Month deal, which drops prices on its 1-year plan. Offering a mega 76% off its 1-year plan, this deal sees IPVanish return to being one of the most affordable options on the market.

VyprVPN | 2 years + 1 year FREE | $1.81/mo | 86% off

VyprVPN | 2 years + 1 year FREE | $1.81/mo | 86% off
VyprVPN is usually great value at under $2.50 a month, but right now the provider has really pulled it out the bag. At just $1.81 a month for three years, it's a proper bargain, and that includes a year free plus 30 simultaneous connections.

ExpressVPN | 12 months + 3 FREE | $6.67/mo | 49% off | FREE cloud backup

ExpressVPN | 12 months + 3 FREE | $6.67/mo | 49% off | FREE cloud backup
Well, well, well – look at this. Alongside its perennial 12 months + 3 free deal, our top-rated provider ExpressVPN has partnered with leading cloud backup provider Backblaze to deliver a free 1-year plan for those seeking both online privacy and a secure repository for their files.

CyberGhost | 2 years + 3 months FREE | $2.25/mo | 83% off

CyberGhost | 2 years + 3 months FREE | $2.25/mo | 83% off
If you don't mind signing up for three years at a time, this CyberGhost deal is offering incredible savings on a great streaming-focused VPN. What's more, this appears to be a semi-permanent pricing change, so this $2.17/mo price could be around for the long run.

BEST BUSINESS VPN DEALS

Perimeter 81 | 12 months | $8/month | 20% off

Perimeter 81 | 12 months | $8/month | 20% off
Perimeter 81 is the best business VPN you can buy. There are three plans to pick from to suit the number of users you have, starting from only $8 per team member per month. And, whatever tier you go for, you can expect great customer support alongside excellent business-focused functionality.

NordVPN Teams | 12 months | $7/month | 22% off

NordVPN Teams | 12 months | $7/month | 22% off
Not only a great consumer VPN, Nord also provides NordVPN Teams, its business VPN. The basic plan is great value at just $7/mo per person, although that does go up to $9/mo if you want a dedicated server with a fixed IP (which you probably do). Enterprise customers are served on a quote basis.

THE BEST OF THE REST

TunnelBear | 3 years | $3.33/mo. | 50% off

TunnelBear | 3 years | $3.33/mo. | 50% off
TunnelBear is one of the most user-friendly VPN services, and it's known for its money-saving VPN deals. Currently, if you sign up for a 3-year plan, you'll pay just $3.33 a month, which works out at a cracking 50% off.

Norton Secure VPN | 1 year | $2.49/mo | $50 off

Norton Secure VPN | 1 year | $2.49/mo | $50 off
Norton's VPN service, provided by its subsidiary SurfEasy, was already one of the best bargains among consumer VPN services. This bargain VPN deal takes $50 off a one-year plan for five devices. 

VPN deals – how to pick the right one

Short for virtual private network, a VPN is an app that masks your location, identity, and IP address while surfing the Internet. Although VPN deals vary wildly, practically every provider offers VPN deals that help lower the price of a VPN subscription. 

There are dozens of VPN deals to pick from on any given day, but if you're unsure which one is right for you, the best thing to do is find out what you want your VPN for. Then, pick the VPN service that best fulfils that need. 

If you want basic protection while online, our list of the best cheap VPN services should help. Likewise, if you want a client to get access to Netflix content from around the world, our guide to the best Netflix VPN should do the trick. 

When shopping for VPN deals, remember that the savings are typically greater when you sign up for a year or more of service. Also, remember to verify how many devices your subscription covers. Some VPN deals will let you protect five or even more devices, so it's worth making sure to choose a provider that delivers the amount you need.

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Mo is eCommerce Editor at Tom's Guide. Day-to-day he oversees privacy and security content, and his product guides help his readers find the best software and products for their needs. When he's not testing VPNs, you'll find him working on his classic car or plugged into a guitar amp.

  • Old Molasses
    Hey Admin,
    Thanks for the updated deals. You've nearly covered all the big players in the industry but missed out on one of the providers. Ivacy is has this easter deal going where you get to save 75% on a 2-year plan with free 2 TB cloud storage. And you'll be charged $2.45/ month. I think it would be a valuable addition to the list as no other player in the market is offering free cloud storage.
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