VPN deals December 2022: get the best price on privacy and unblocking

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A good place to start when looking to secure yourself online is our list of the very best VPN providers, but many of you may want to just cut to the chase and find out who the cheapest providers are. 

Since VPN providers are always trying to stay ahead, there are constantly great discounts and even some freebies you can take advantage of. We've got a list of the most impressive deals you can find right now.

Many of these aren't available to the average user on the provider's website, but we're bringing you all the great VPN deals available below, with some of the hottest promotions listed. Currently, more than ever, it's worth signing up to a VPN with plenty of end-of-year deals available.

But this isn't only about the price, as we only recommend deals from VPN providers that we've actually tested and consider safe to use. Which is why ExpressVPN hangs in there — it may be a bit more expensive than others, but it still has a great offer as our #1 VPN and with a really tempting freebie thrown in, too.

NordVPN comes in strong as well, as it's one of our top picks, but is also currently offering a remarkable price on a multi-year plan. 

Whether you plan to use your VPN to protect your privacy, watch Netflix on holiday, catch sports coverage not usually available in your country, or just remain anonymous while you surf online, you're bound to find the perfect VPN deal for you in our list of bargain sales. And if you're located somewhere outside the US, don't let the $ signs put you off — that's just how most providers display their pricing, but they can still be purchased from anywhere.

VPN deals: top 3 offers you can get today

1. PureVPN | 5 years | (opens in new tab)

1. PureVPN | 5 years | $10.95 $1.13 per month | Code 'TECH15' | 90% off (opens in new tab)
PureVPN isn't quite as powerful as the likes of ExpressVPN and NordVPN, but its a reliable VPN, and its prices certainly catch the eye. Using discount code TECH15, you can currently get a ridiculous deal on a 5-year plan at just $1.13 per month — it doesn't get much better than that! 

2. Surfshark | 2 years + 2 months free | (opens in new tab)

2. Surfshark | 2 years + 2 months free | $12.95 $2.05 per month | 84% off + FREE antivirus (opens in new tab)
Surfshark (opens in new tab) tops our list thanks to its eye-catching combo of super reasonable pricing (it's an easy pick at the top of our best cheap VPN (opens in new tab) chart) and excellent quality.

Already one of the most affordable premium VPNs on the market, it then throws in an extra two months extra free to make it even more of a bargain. Plus, for a limited time, you'll also get a free upgrade to its Surfshark One antivirus package as well.

3. PIA | 2 years + 4 months free | (opens in new tab)

3. PIA | 2 years + 4 months free | $11.95 $2.03 per month | 82% saving (opens in new tab)
Private Internet Access (opens in new tab) boasts a huge 10k+ server count and is improving its UX and feature list all the time. And it just got really competitive with its savings, too. It sits at #4 in our overall VPN ranking, and is especially good for those looking for advanced torrenting features. 

VPN deals: best of the rest

NordVPN | 2 years + 3 months free | (opens in new tab)

NordVPN | 2 years + 3 months free | $11.99 $2.99 per month | 63% off (opens in new tab)
Sign up to NordVPN (opens in new tab)'s excellent service for the next two years (and then some!) and it will slash the monthly cost to a very attractive sub-$3.00. It's a fantastic price point for such an impressive bit of software. Plus, for an extra few dollars, you can also add extra security tools like a password manager, data breach scanner and encrypted cloud storage. 

ExpressVPN | 1 year | (opens in new tab)

ExpressVPN | 1 year | $12.95 $6.67/per month + 3 months FREE (opens in new tab)
TechRadar's #1 trusted VPN for privacy and unblocking content worldwide. Get it today with a no-hassle 30-day money-back guarantee, 15 months for the price of 12 AND a whole year of unlimited cloud backup from Backblaze, too! Fantastic value on a fantastic pair of products.

Hide.me VPN | 1 year | $2.88/per month (opens in new tab)

Hide.me VPN | 1 year | $2.88/per month
(opens in new tab)Falling into the sub-$3 range, this Hide.me (opens in new tab) offer will get you a year of solid VPN action. While monthly and six-month plans are also available, this 1-year deal is the best way to save. Plus, Hide.me is bundling in 2TB of encrypted cloud storage for FREE as an extra tempter.

FastestVPN | 3 years | $1.11 per month (opens in new tab)

FastestVPN | 3 years | $1.11 per month (opens in new tab)
FastestVPN (opens in new tab) has some of the most aggressive price-points around, and its current sale on a 3-year plan is one of the best offers we've seen. At just $1.11 per month, it also includes free cloud storage and a password manager. It's a shame however that in our testing we found below-average speeds, disappointing support, a thin privacy policy and a poor show on unblocking geo-restricted streaming.

CyberGhost | 2 years + 4 months FREE | $2.03 per month | 84% saving (opens in new tab)

CyberGhost | 2 years + 4 months FREE | $2.03 per month | 84% saving (opens in new tab)
CyberGhost (opens in new tab) becomes a really affordable VPN if you're happy to put your eggs in its security basket for three years. Sign up for 24 months and it will chuck in an extra four for free, meaning that the effective cost comes down to a rather spectacular $2.03 per month.

Hotspot Shield | 3 years | $2.49 per month | 75% off (opens in new tab)

Hotspot Shield | 3 years | $2.49 per month | 75% off (opens in new tab)
Hotspot Shield (opens in new tab) is already one of the fastest VPNs (opens in new tab) around, easy to use and has a great track record of unlocking streaming services. But the news gets even better when you hear that the provider is giving TechRadar readers an exclusive discount, with an effective monthly cost of only $2.49 on its long term plan.

IPVanish | 1 year + 3 months FREE | (opens in new tab)

IPVanish | 1 year + 3 months FREE | $10.99 $3.19 per month (opens in new tab)
While IPVanish (opens in new tab) isn't always regarded as the cheapest out there, the introductory offer on its one-year plan is actually pretty attractive at the moment. You pay just £44.99, which works out at $3.19 a month, and includes 3 months free. A bargain price on a provider with some of the fastest WireGuard (opens in new tab) connection speeds around.

AtlasVPN | 3 years + 3 months free | (opens in new tab)

AtlasVPN | 3 years + 3 months free | $10.99 $1.89 a month | 83% off (opens in new tab)
The AtlasVPN (opens in new tab) Summer Sale has cut the price of its multi-year plan and thrown in an extra two months free. The result is a VPN deal for around $70 for 39 months of use and an effective monthly rate of less than $2.

Adam Zeis
Editorial Director - High Yield

After getting his start writing about BlackBerry in 2008, Adam is now the Editorial Director of High-Yield content at Future. Leading an outstanding team, he oversees many of the articles the publisher produces about VPN, TV streaming, and antivirus software — from buying guides and how to watch content, to deal news and in-depth reviews. Adam's work can be seen on numerous Future brands including TechRadar, Tom's Guide, T3, TTR, Android Central, iMore and Real Homes.