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Best VPN deals in September 2021

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The best VPN providers are in stiff competition with each other, and with so many quality options on the table, offering a bargain VPN deal is a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd. Here, we've rounded up all the top VPN deals on offer today so you can make your cash go further.

As usual, Surfshark is still one of the best-value options available, with two years of cover on offer for just $2.49 a month

However, our freshest deal is from StrongVPN, which has recently dropped its price to just $2.66 a month on a one-year plan. That requires a much shorter commitment than Surfshark, and in our recent review we saw big improvements in the service it provides.

Hotspot Shield has also dropped its price on the three-year plan to just $2.49 a month. That's down from $2.99 and now matches Surfshark's deal – plus, it's only available to Tom's Guide readers, so make note that you can only get the best price on Hotspot Shield right here.

Finally, top-rated 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

Surfshark | 2 years | $2.49/mo | 81% off
If you want to spend as little as possible but still get a truly premium VPN, Surfshark is your best bet. At only $2.49 a month on a two-year plan, and even though Surfshark has recently increased its prices a little, this deal ensures you'll get maximum value.View Deal

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 seriously great value. 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.View Deal

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.View Deal

NordVPN | 72% off 2-year deal +3 months FREE| $3.30/month
Nord's current deal is offering 72% off its longest plan, including a cracking 3 months free. 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 our top VPN deal this week at just $3.30 a month.View Deal

VyprVPN | 2 years + 1 year FREE | $1.67/mo | 87% off
VyprVPN is usually great value at under $2.50 a month, but in February the provider has really pulled it out the bag. At just $1.67 a month for three years, it's a proper bargain, and that includes a year free plus 30 simultaneous connections. That's just $60 all-in, plus the code OLYMPICS21 will get your a further $10 off.View Deal

ExpressVPN | 12 months + 3 FREE | $6.67/mo | 49% off | FREE cloud backup
Well, well, well – this certainly is a turn up for the books. 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.View Deal

IPVanish | 1 year | from $3.75/mo | save up to $45
IPVanish is has changed up its pricing recently, and while its incredible 1-month VPN deal has now gone, it's still great value at just $3.75 a month if you sign up for a year. View Deal

Private Internet Access | 3 years | $2.08/mo | 83% off
PIA offers 10 simultaneous connections, which should be plenty to cover all of your household's devices, and it's also great for torrenting. Plus, if you go for a longer subscription, PIA offers one of the best VPN deals as you'll pay just $2.08 a month on the three-yeah plan.View Deal

CyberGhost | 3 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 $2.25/mo price could be around for the long run.View Deal

Speedify | 3 years | $2.99/month | 70% off
Speedify is a seriously fast VPN, and uses innovative channel bonding tech to combine any and all your internet sources to speed your surfing up. And now it's fairly cheap at just £2.99/mo for 3 years, and shorter plans are discounted too.View Deal

BEST BUSINESS VPN DEALS

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.View Deal

NordVPN Team | 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.View Deal

THE BEST OF THE REST

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.View Deal

PureVPN | 2 years | $3.33 | 70% off
Although PureVPN has finally ended its most recent barnstorming sale, you can still bag a bargain. At just $3.33 a month it's very competitive, and if you're not sure you can bag a seven-day trial for just $0.99. View Deal

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. View Deal

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.

What's the best VPN deal right now?

  • 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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