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The best VPN sales and deals right now

Pay as little as $2 a month.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we operate, both inside and outside of work. With workers across the world forced to do their jobs remotely, a good VPN is now an essential tool for our home offices.

Small business owners can protect sensitive data by adding an extra layer of security with VPN technology. And while those lucky enough to be working for a big company probably have their own corporate tunnel, many of us have grown to appreciate having our personal data and browsing habits shielded as well. There are plenty of recommendable VPNs out there; the trick is to find one at a good price. (Remember that -- so far, anyway -- free VPN services aren't worth the risk.) 

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To that end, we've compiled a list of the best VPN discounts that are available right now. Just keep a couple of things in mind:

  • Some of these offers have "countdown clocks" saying that the deals are ending "today." These are usually marketing tactics that have no relationship to the deal's actual end date. 
  • ZDNet Academy (the purveyor of the KeepSolid VPN deal) is the in-house retailer of ZDNet, CNET's sister site.
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Devices: 5

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

With its easy-to-use interface, ExpressVPN is a great choice for newcomers and professionals alike, which is why it's CNET's current Editors' Choice. Lock in the service's lowest price of $6.67 a month for 15 months, for a billed total of just $100. Even better, Express is now throwing in a free year of Backblaze cloud backup (non-recurring).  

Read our ExpressVPN review.



Devices: 6

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

NordVPN is one of the industry's heavyweights, and it's currently discounting its two-year subscription plan. Usually $286.80, the plan is currently on sale for $89 -- or just $3.71 a month, a 68% discount.

Read our NordVPN review.



Devices: 5

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

Go off the grid with ProtonVPN for only $6.63 a month (billed at $159), good for two full years. ProtonVPN Plus (the standard plan) has no data caps nor server switching limits. The ease of use, TOR support and ad-blocking feature make ProtonVPN a favorite with many users. To access the biggest savings, chose the two-year plan option. Read our ProtonVPN review.


Devices: 12

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

StrongVPN's greatest strength is ownership of its network infrastructure. This enables it to afford a higher bandwidth limit than most, with no external provider capping its service. The no-logging policy and inclusion of 250GB of SugarSync storage makes it a strong contender in the VPN space. You can sign up for one year of service for only $40 upfront, the lowest price in recent months. Read ZDNet's StrongVPN review.


Devices: 5

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

VyprVPN is discounting its one-year plan to $45, plus six months free ($2.50 a month, an 81% savings), and its three-year plan to $60 ($1.67 a month, an 87% savings).

KeepSolid VPN

Devices: 5

Refund policy: Refundable as store credit for 15 days after purchase if unused

KeepSolid's unlimited plan costs $10 a month if you buy it direct from KeepSolid. Via ZDNet Academy, you can get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for only $40. Upgrade to the 10-devices plan for only $20 more. Check out Rick Broida's experience with KeepSolid VPN for more.

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First published last year. Updated to note deals still in effect.