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Black Friday VPN deals 2021: top provider offers now live

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The day is finally here and all the Black Friday offers are in full swing for 2021. While you may be thinking of money off TVs, laptops, and the like, Black Friday is also the time to save on some of the best VPN on the market - and there are plenty of exciting, uber-affordable Black Friday VPN deals to make the most of while you can.

Live now and continuing through the weekend, these VPN deals will come to an end as November draws to a close (if not extending beyond that) to at least meet that Cyber Monday buzz.

From big price cuts on a variety of short and long term plans, to additional months being tagged onto the end for free. If you've been eyeing up a VPN but haven't quite taken the plunge, now is the time to do so with some incredibly competitive Black Friday VPN deals available now.

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Today's best Black Friday VPN deals

Black Friday is here and the Black Friday VPN deals are live until at least the end of November. Get some excellent rates on our favorite VPN providers to recommend, including a TechRadar exclusive - 15% off PureVPN - below.

TechRadar exclusive!
PureVPN: 5-year plan |
TechRadar exclusive!

PureVPN: 5-year plan | $6.65 $1.13 a month | Code 'TECH15'
PureVPN's Black Friday VPN deal has just got even better, saving a huge 88% and offering TechRadar reader's an exclusive additional 15% off using the discount code TECH15. That brings the monthly rate down to essentially $1.13, paying a one-off $67.96 with your VPN sorted for the next five years.

NordVPN: 2-year plan | $3.29 a month | Save 72%

NordVPN: 2-year plan | $3.29 a month | Save 72%
Upping its game this Black Friday, NordVPN has an even bigger saving than last year. Get a huge 72% discount on its 2-year plan. This is a great price a powerful VPN, able to provide excellent security and geo-unblocking capabilities. Ends December 1

Surfshark: 2-year plan + 3 months FREE | $2.21 a month | Save 83%

Surfshark: 2-year plan + 3 months FREE | $2.21 a month | Save 83%
The best cheap VPN just got a whole lot cheaper - Surfshark has brought back its fantastic Black Friday VPN deal from last year. Throwing in three free months to its 24-month plan, get a whole 27 months of boosted cyber security with loads of great features for only $2.21 a month.

PIA: 3- year plan + 3 months FREE |

PIA: 3- year plan + 3 months FREE | $11.95 $2.03 a month | Save 83%
Provider Private Internet Access is very much on the 'nice' list at the moment. It boasts a huge 10k+ server list and is improving its UX and feature list all the time. Pricing is a plus, too, with PIA throwing in an extra three months on three-year plans in its Black Friday VPN deal.

IPVanish: 1-year plan |

IPVanish: 1-year plan | $10.99 $2.62 a month | Save 76%
While IPVanish's official Black Friday VPN deal is running on a rare 2-year plan at $2.92 a month, for those who don't want to commit for as long can get an even better rate with its annual plan, working out as just $2.62 a month. That's just $31.49 for your first year. A great VPN, IPVanish's downfall is usually its steep prices and lack of choice when it comes to its plans. However, for Black Friday it's allowing you to subscribe and get an exceptional rate across annual and 2-year plans.

ProtonVPN: 2-year Plus plan | $4.99 a month | Save 50%

ProtonVPN: 2-year Plus plan | $4.99 a month | Save 50%
You can save across ProtonVPN's Plus plans in its end of year offer, shaving up to 50% off. Get a whole 2-years at a rate of just $4.99 a month, 1-year for $5.99 a month, or get a rolling monthly subscription for $7.49. Ends January 1, 2022

Today's other best VPN deals

If the Black Friday VPN deals on offer didn't grab you but you're eager to sign up to one of the other VPN providers that come highly recommended by us now, you can find some of the other current VPN deals available and get signed up so you can start using your new VPN today.

CyberGhost: 2- year plan + 2 months FREE | $2.25 per month | Save 83%

CyberGhost: 2- year plan + 2 months FREE | $2.25 per month | Save 83%
CyberGhost becomes a really affordable VPN if you're happy to put your eggs in its security basket for two years. Sign up for 24 months and it will chuck in an extra 2 for free, meaning that the effective cost comes down to a rather spectacular $2.25 / £1.63 per month.

StrongVPN: 1 year |

StrongVPN: 1 year | $10.99 $2.66 a month | 250GB free cloud storage
Sign up for just one year and get a 60% saving on the usual monthly price. That's a storming price on a VPN that really impressed in our last round of testing. You also get 250GB of secure cloud storage - and if you change your mind, you can cancel for a full refund within the first 30 days.

Simply want the top VPN on offer?

ExpressVPN | 1 year |

ExpressVPN | 1 year | $12.95 $6.67/pm with 3 months FREE
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.

Black Friday VPN FAQ

What to look for in a good Black Friday VPN deal?

Really, it comes down to what you're looking for and your budget. If you're after a top-shelf VPN, ExpressVPN is certainly more expensive than others at a rate of $6.67 a month

Otherwise, there are plenty of tempting, lower prices from providers that still offer fully-featured, fairly powerful VPNs. Take PureVPN for instance, who have come in with the most affordable monthly rate for its 5-year plan, costing as little as $1.13 a month when you use the TechRadar exclusive discount code, TECH15 at the checkout.

Or, if you're new to VPN and don't want to commit for a long term plan before you've really got to grips with the tool, IPVanish's annual plan is currently working out at just $2.62 a month, down from $10.99.

You can rest assured any Black Friday VPN deals we share are only from those service providers we deem reputable and worth your hard earned cash. Of course, it all comes down to what you want it to do.

When can I get the best Black Friday VPN deal?

The short answer is: right now! VPN providers started running their Black Friday VPN promotions early, and now that Black Friday is here, the deals are in full swing. This includes NordVPN which has a fantastic 72% saving on its 2-year plan. Surfshark has also entered the Black Friday ring, offering 3 months free on its 2-year plan on top of an 83% saving.

We anticipate the Black Friday VPN deals to run until at least the end of November to encompass Cyber Monday, if not beyond.

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What Black Friday VPN deals should I expect in 2021?

While many retailers and brands will hold some of their best discounts back in order to go big over Black Friday, VPN providers do drop excellent offers on their subscriptions throughout the year. That said, now that VPNs are far more mainstream, there is far more demand for Black Friday VPN deals - and those services are nothing if not obliging in meeting user needs.

Many of the key players got involved last year, including ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark, and we're sure the same will be the case this year - especially as the latter two have already launched their Black Friday deals for 2021.

For the most part there is an emphasis on big savings on longer term plans, though some providers have been known to tag a few extra months for free on the end of plans, too. 

Is a VPN neccessary?

A VPN is a nifty tool to have in your arsenal, not only boosting your security and online anonymity, but optimizing your device so you can get far more out of it. 

By hopping on a server, your traffic will be rerouted, altering your IP address to appear as if you're somewhere else entirely. This means your internet activity is less likely to be tracked back to you, which, in turn, offers a range of perks. 

You'll be able to bypass geo-restrictions and access otherwise locked content, such as streaming BBC iPlayer outside of the UK. This also means your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can't see what you're doing and potentially throttle your bandwidth when carrying out more data-demanding tasks, like streaming or gaming.

Of course, on top of those more exciting features, a VPN allows you to more safely browse online, keeping your sensitive information under heavy encryption, away from prying eyes. You can find out more in our 'What is a VPN?' guide

Alice Marshall

Alice is the resident eCommerce Staff Writer at Future with a focus on VPN and streaming services. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, how to watch articles, with the odd phone deal thrown in there for good measure. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews.