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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 job remotely as we all do our part to slow the rate of infection, a good VPN is now an essential tool for our home offices.

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Small business owners can benefit if they deal with 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 from our ISPs as well. And while 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:

Devices: Unlimited devices

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

Surfshark is offering a deep discount on its 24-month subscription. This plan usually costs $310 (or $13 a month) for two years, but it’s currently on sale for $59.76 (billed annually) — that’s only $2.21 a month — a savings of 83%. You’ll also get three months for free, so 27 months total the first billing.

Read our Surfshark review.


Devices: 6 devices

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. Plus you’ll get three free months (27 months total), which amounts to an 63% discount.

Read our NordVPN review.

Device: Unlimited devices

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 30 days

You can now go incognito via IPVanish for only $2.92 a month (billed at $35), good for the entire year. IPVanish’s strict zero-logs policy keeps your real IP address private and the deal also includes 500GB of secure storage provided by SugarSync.

Read our IPVanish review.

Devices: 5 devices

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 a year and the company will throw in three additional months for free. That’s 15 months for $100.

Read our ExpressVPN review.


Devices: 5 devices

Refund policy: Fully refundable for 60 days

Norton offers three flavors of its Secure VPN; you can buy it for one, five or 10 devices. The one-device plan is discounted by $10 to $40 for the first year of your subscription, but the five-device plan that usually goes for $80 is also $40 for the first year — a savings of 50%. The 10-device plan is also discounted by $40 to $60 for the first year. We understand that these first-year discounts are “the new normal” for Norton, not limited-time offers, so this is less of an “act now” situation and more of an “FYI.” Also note that after the first discounted year, you’ll autorenew at the standard rate; you can learn how to cancel your subscription here.

Read our Norton Secure VPN review.

KeepSolid VPN

Devices: 5 devices

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 KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for only $39. 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 as of the new time of publication.

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