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Best VPN deals in January 2022

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The January sales aren't just for retail, and right now there are tons of VPN deals on offer from some of the best VPN services on the market.

The top VPN deal available today is Surfshark's 2 months free offer. Sign up to the already incredibly cheap 2-year plan, and you'll get an extra 2 months free, making it the best-value way to get a truly premium VPN.

PureVPN is even cheaper, working out at just $1.13 a month if you combine the code TECH15 with the 5-year plan. It's not as powerful as Surfshark, but worth considering if money's really tight.

Finally, our favorite 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.

Top VPN deals at a glance

Top VPN deals today

Surfshark | 2 years + 2 months FREE | $2.30/mo | 81% off

Surfshark | 2 years + 2 months FREE | $2.30/mo | 81% off
Surfshark is the go-to provider if you're looking for a combination of value-for-money and premium performance. It's one of the very best services for streaming, as well as day-to-day privacy and connection – and this 2 months free offer drops it to an incredible $2.30 a month.

Featured deal
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 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. We don't rate it quite as highly as many of the other services on this page, but at just $1.13 a month, you can't go wrong.

NordVPN  | 68% off | $3.71/month

NordVPN  | 68% off | $3.71/month
Nord's current deal isn't quite as impressive as the offers we've seen from the provider in previous months, but for one of the very best services out there it's still great value. It's verified zero-logging, is great for streaming, and also offers a 30-day money back guarantee – well worth checking out at just $3.71 a month.

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.

CyberGhost | 3 years + 3 months FREE | $2.15/mo | 83% off

CyberGhost | 3 years + 3 months FREE | $2.15/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 $2.15/mo price could be around for the long run.

StrongVPN| 1 year | $3.66/mo | FREE cloud storage

StrongVPN| 1 year | $3.66/mo | FREE cloud storage
A contender for 'most improved', StrongVPN is an excellent choice no matter the price – but this deal is great. At just $3.66 a month on a 1-year plan 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 $3.75/mo

IPVanish | 1 year | from $3.75/mo
This deal from IPVanish isn't worth missing out on. At just $3.75 a month on the 1-year plan it's good value – but watch out, as the provider seems like it's testing out all sorts of different prices right now. Bag it at this price, though, and it's a good all-rounder for cheap.

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.

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 VPN Editor at Tom's Guide. Day-to-day he oversees VPN, privacy, and cybersecurity content, and also undertakes independent testing of VPN services to ensure his recommendations are accurate and up to date. When he's not getting stuck into the nitty-gritty settings of a VPN you've never heard of, you'll find him working on his Peugeot 205 GTi or watching Peep Show instead of finally putting up those shelves.