A VPN lets you unblock video streaming services such as Netflix, as well as other videos not available where you are. It also secures your Wi-Fi connection when you're using open public wireless networks in cafes, airports and hotels.

Using a VPN also gives you extra privacy online and offers protection when sending sensitive information to websites and services.

If you keep track of VPN deals - as we do - then you'll know that discounts are available all year round. The offers are a percentage taken off the price of a subscription for a single month, so you'll always save big compared to paying for a rolling one-month subscription.

However, if go directly to the providers' websites or sign up through their apps and you won't get the best prices. That's because we've arranged special deals with them which give even bigger discounts.

Here, you'll find offers from VyprVPN, Surfshark and other top-rated services. Although NordVPN is one of the best VPN services, its deals aren't especially attractive compared to rivals if you're looking for the absolute cheapest price. 

Price shouldn't be your only consideration, but if you only want to unblock video and websites, you don't have to think much beyond the cost. Just ensure the service has servers where you want to unblock stuff and pick a service from those below.

One of the best deals is from Ivacy where you can save a massive 91%. This brings the cost down to under $1 per month, which is £0.72 for those in the UK. Don't be put off by the fact it's for five years because it's so cheap that it's no more expensive than shorter subscriptions from rivals: it's cheaper than Sufshark's two-year deal once you've factored in the UK's 20% VAT.

Get Ivacy VPN for $1 (72p) per month. (See below for details on how to get the discount.)

Best VPN deals

1. Ivacy five-year VPN subscription

From: Ivacy

Was: $597 ($9.95 per month - approx £7.29)

Now: $60 - approx £44 ($1 per month - approx 73p)  (91% off with IVACY20 coupon)

Ivacy's Deal Of The Year is one of the best around, knocking 87% off the usual monthly price.

It's a five-year subscription for which you'll pay $1.33 per month, which is about £1 if you're in the UK. That's an up-front payment of $80 (around £59) which is an absolute bargain.

However, it gets better! You can use the coupon code IVACY20 after selecting a payment method to get a further $20 off, making it just $1 per month, which is around 73p.

Ivacy offers a great service which supports P2P downloads, unblocks streaming services (including Netflix and Disney+) and, like any VPN service, gives you security when using public Wi-Fi and privacy when browsing the web.

It's one the cheapest VPN deals around and, as a bonus, you also get 2TB of encrypted cloud storage!

You really won't find a better VPN deal than this.

2. VyprVPN three-year subscription

From: VyprVPN

Was: $466.20 / £335.16

Now: $60 / £45  (87% off)

VyprVPN is currently offering a two-year subscription with 87% off, then giving you a whole free year after that. That's 36 months for just US$60 / £45.

If you're wondering why you should choose VyprVPN: it owns and manages all of its servers, and is a great choice if your priorities are security and privacy.

It also supports the fast WireGuard protocol and has 70 locations to choose from around the world.

You can read our VyprVPN review for more details.

3. Surfshark two-year subscription

From: Surfshark

Was: $310.80 / £263.80

Now: $59.76 / £51.82  (81% off)

Sign up for a two-year subscription of this great VPN to get 81% off.

Surfshark is one of the best-value VPN services and is one of the few which doesn't put a limit on the number of devices you can use with it at the same time.

Get Surfshark here

4. Atlas VPN Premium 3-year subscription

From: Atlas VPN

Was: $359.64 - approx £255

Now: $50.04 - approx £35.50  (86% off)

Atlas VPN is a relatively new services, but it recently expanded from 18 to 32 locations including Japan, with Netflix support. 

It doesn't tick as many boxes as NordVPN or Surfshark, but if you're just looking for the lowest monthly price, then this deal should be tempting, especially as Atlas VPN doesn't put any restrictions on the number of devices you can use with the service at the same time.

5. Private Internet Access two-year subscription

From: Private Internet Access

Was: $454.10 / £379.62

Now: $79 / £65  (83% off)

Private Internet Access is offering 83% off its three-year subscription.

The monthly price shown on PIA's site counts the extra two months not as free but as paid months. It's a cheeky way of making it look a bit cheaper than it really is. 

But it's a good deal overall for this trusted service: it's one of few VPN services that have made the source code for its apps public so it can be scrutinised.

Read our full PIA review for more details.

6. CyberGhost 26-month subscription

From: CyberGhost

Was: $337.74 / £339.77

Now: $58.50 / £50.85  (85% off)

CyberGhost is a great VPN service and its current offer is for a 26-month subscription. It's touted as a two-year deal with two months free, but click through and you'll see you're actually charged for all 26 months. Regardless, with 85% off, it's still a good deal.

It's not quite as good as VyprVPN's deal, which is for two years plus a whole free year, but it does offer a lot more servers and locations. And it's cheaper, which is great if you don't really want to commit for more than a year anyway.

Just bear in mind that you'll be billed the same amount annually if you let the subscription renew, which obviously is much worse value.

You'll find CyberGhost in our round-up of the best VPNs.

7. Hidden24 two-year subscription

From: Hidden24

Was: £119.76

Now: £78.96 (£3.29 per month)  (44% off)

Hidden24 is a VPN service with a difference: it doesn't require an app. It will suit anyone wanting a VPN for absolute privacy as it logs precisely nothing.

Your device will need to support a VPN connection natively, but Windows, Android, iOS and macOS all do.

Hidden24 is also a great option if you don't want to sign up for a long time: it's around half the cost of its rivals if you just need a VPN for a month.

VPN deals: What to look for

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is designed to keep prying eyes away from your online activity by preventing websites from knowing your true location and, to some extent, your identity. VPNs don't make you anonymous if your activity reveals who you are, such as when you log into a website.

However, the technology can help protect your identity and sensitive information, particularly on public Wi-Fi networks since they encrypt the connection, and most public Wi-Fi doesn't require a password, which means there's no encryption.

A VPN can also allow you to access blocked content, which is the primary reason most people are looking to get a VPN. Obviously, look for a service that has servers in the country you want to access content in (such as Japan and USA) but check, too, that it can unblock the services you want to watch, such as Netflix, iPlayer and others.

VPN subscriptions usually allow you to use the service on more than one device, including a PC, Mac, Android or iPhone as well as streaming devices such as an Amazon Fire TV Stick. This means the cost of the subscription per device is really cheap so long as you take full advantage and use it on as many devices as you're allowed.

You can also find out everything you need to know about using a VPN and see which are our favourites in our best VPN roundup.

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