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VPN deals: get the best price on privacy in 2021

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It's all very well reading our guide to the very best VPN providers, but in truth you probably just want to to know what the cheapest deals are right now.

The VPN deal field is so hotly contested that there's pretty much always a big discount or handy freebie to take advantage of. So below is the curated list of the most impressive VPN deals you can get in the world at the moment - there are even a couple of exclusive prices in there that are just for TechRadar readers, too!

And for the most part, you just won't find a lot of these offers by going directly to the provider's website, you'll have to click through to them from this page.

But this isn't about solely the price and we only recommend deals from VPN providers that we really rate. Which is why ExpressVPN hangs in there - it may be a tad more expensive than others, but it still has a great offer on our #1 favorite VPN and with a really tempting freebie thrown in, too.

Whether you plan to use your VPN to protect your privacy, watch Netflix on holiday or remain anonymous while you surf online, you will find the perfect VPN offer 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 can still be purchased from anywhere.

VPN deals: top 3 offers you can get today

Superb VPN deal from a fantastic provider

NordVPN | 2y + 3m FREE | $11.95 $3.30 per month | 72% off
The biggest name in the VPN game goes big on discounts with its multi-year plan. Commit to NordVPN's excellent service for the next two years, and for a limited time it's throwing in 3 months extra free! The result is a 72% discount on what a monthly rolling sub would cost - phenomenal value.

Just note that you do have to be quick - NordVPN has a 10-hour countdown timer where the price does actually go up if you don't sign-up in that time.View Deal

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.
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StrongVPN | 1 year | $10.99 $2.66/pm | Free cloud storage
Sign up for just one year of StrongVPN 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.
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VPN deals: best of the rest

Hotspot Shield | 3 years |  $2.49 per month | 75% off
Hotspot Shield is already one of the fastest VPNs 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.
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PIA | 38 months | $11.95 $2.08 per month | 83% saving
Provider Private Internet Access is very much on the 'nice' list at the moment. It boasts an astonishing 30k+ server list and is improving its UX and feature list all the time. Pricing is a plus, too, with PIA throwing in an extra two months on three-year plans - cheaper than before, but with an extra year to commit.
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Surfshark | 2 years | $12.95 $2.49 per month | 81% saving
Surfshark has rested its reputation on its year-around affordable prices - and easy pick at the top of our best cheap VPN chart. Click to get 24 months of outstanding service from one of our favorite overall VPNs.
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CyberGhost | 39 months | $2.25 per month | 82% saving
CyberGhost becomes a really affordable VPN if you're happy to put your eggs in its security basket for three years. Sign up for 36 months and it will chuck in an extra 3 for free, meaning that the effective cost comes down to a rather spectacular $2.25 / £1.99 per month.
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VyprVPN | 3 years | $12.95 $1.67 per month | 87% saving
You can now get a scarcely believable discount off VyprVPN plans, thanks to its multi-year pricing. At $60 USD for 36 months (which includes an extra year free) you get a fast VPN that's superb for streaming, unlimited data usage and up to five simultaneous connections.
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IPVanish | 1 month | $10.99 $3.75 | 66% discount
While IPVanish isn't always regarded as the cheapest out there, it's introductory rate for the first year currently comes in under $50 at an effective $3.75 per month. It's a strong price for a VPN deal that benefits from good speeds, strong security and excellent mobile VPN apps.
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  • Rather try a freebie? Then check out our list of the best free VPN

Adam is the Editor-in-Chief of Subscriptions and Services at Future, meaning that he oversees many of the articles TechRadar produces about antivirus software, VPNs, TV streaming, broadband and mobile phone contracts - from buying guides and deals news, to industry interest pieces and reviews.