Max Sheridan

There’s a reason NordVPN always makes our list of top VPNs. It’s highly secure, reliably fast, and easy to use with a gorgeous user interface. (Virtual private networks, which encrypt the data we share and access over the internet, can get notoriously un-user-friendly, so this is a huge plus in my book.)

Besides all that, NordVPN isn’t as expensive as you’d think considering its reputation. You can seal off your entire home network from bad actors like ransomware hackers for a little over $10 per month.

NordVPN Map - Bosnia and Herzegovina

NordVPN Map – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ten bucks a month may sound good — and it is! — but it’s also a subscription you’ll be paying for years. And how many more of those are you already paying?

Enter Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (the Monday following) are probably the best days of the year to score awesome deals on VPN subscriptions. Let’s take a look at what NordVPN has in store in terms of deals and discounts as we enter the final stretch.

What Are the NordVPN Black Friday Deals in 2023?

You know the saying “better late than never,” right? Well, the big Black Friday discounts usually come late. Late in the month, that is, because that way VPN providers can see what the competition is up to and time their own deals accordingly. Not exactly easy on shoppers eager to pounce on sales, but at least you know the rationale behind the wait.

That’s usually the way it works, but not for NordVPN. It already had its Black Friday deal up as early as late October. And it’s not just a teaser of sorts – it’s the best price we’ve seen for a NordVPN plan all year round.

Ready? If you sign up for a NordVPN plan today, you can knock off up to 69-percent the usual going rate. That is, if you sign a one-year or two-year subscription. The price of the monthly plans, which ranges from $12.99 to $14.99 per month, stays the same.

What does that mean for us? Well, if you want to enjoy the discount, you’ll have to pay for the entire one-year or two-year subscription upfront. That’s $67.35 to $97.35 for the one-year plans and $80.73 to $134.73 for the two-year plans. If we do the math, though, those prices average out to as low as $2.99 per month, which is a huge markdown compared to the $12.99 monthly plan.

Here are the NordVPN’s options:

NordVPN plans Standard (VPN only) Plus (VPN + password manager) Complete (VPN + password manager + 1 TB cloud storage)
Regular monthly plan $12.99 $13.99 $14.99
1-year plan + 3 months FREE $67.35
2-year plan + 3 months FREE $80.73 ($2.99/month) $107.73

Pro Tip: When you slap a VPN over your router connection, download and upload speeds always lag a bit, so speed is a factor when you’re considering a VPN provider. Here’s how NordVPN performed in our tests.

When Is The Best Time To Purchase A NordVPN Plan?

Those Black Friday offers are pretty good. (Or what else would you call 69 percent off a 27-month subscription?) While it’s true that some companies announce their best deals around Thanksgiving, I’ll admit, gambling against the nearly 69-percent savings currently on offer from Nord will be a real test even for the best deal hunters. Will there be a better deal coming our way?

We don’t think so; there’s no better time to buy a subscription than now that the 69-percent off offer still stands. On that note, we don’t know exactly when it’s going to end either, so better take advantage of it now.

NordVPN on the app store

NordVPN on the app store

Did You Know? After speed, the other main factor you should be looking for in a VPN is domain name server (DNS) security. A company with solid DNS server security (they usually own and operate their own servers, by the way) will run much lower chances of exposing your data to thieves.

Past NordVPN Black Friday Offers

Another reason why we think the early Black Friday discount is here to stay until Black Friday is because it tracks with previous Black Friday sales. Here are some of the deals we recorded from 2022 and 2021.

  • 63 percent off  one-year and two-year plans (2022)
  • 72 percent off two-year plans (2021)
  • 72 percent off NordPass and NordLocker bundles (2022)
  • 58 percent off one-year plans (2021)

If you don’t want to miss once-a-year promotions like those, bookmark this page and check back often. We’ll have the deals du jour up here the minute they go live.

FYI: Nord also has a password manager (NordPass) and secure cloud storage (NordLocker). When you bundle those services in with your VPN subscription, you save even more.

NordVPN’s Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving —is just like Black Friday, but instead of in-store purchase, we’re swiping up online deals.

With VPNs (where there is no physical product), Cyber Monday deals are usually the same as Black Friday deals. That was true last year, and it’s likely going to be true this year— unless Nord does something truly crazy.

In any case, Cyber Monday always offers stragglers one last opportunity to swipe up a discounted VPN before the holidays, which is definitely a good time to have one. Online fraud always spikes around the holiday season.

NordVPN Password Tool

NordVPN Password Tool

How Can You Save on NordVPN Right Now?

The easiest way to score a heavily discounted NordVPN subscription right now is to take advantage of their latest offer: a whopping 54 to 65 percent off a two-year premium subscription.

Committing to two years might sound like a risk, by the way, but with VPNs, it’s normal because the deals are typically so substantial. Even so, you might not like the sound of being locked into a service you haven’t tested for two whole years. In that case, providers like Nord offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee. You really have nothing to lose.

The other way you can save with NordVPN is by going with their complete plan (that’s the top tier). With Nord Complete, you get 1 terabyte of secure cloud storage (NordLocker) and Nord’s password manager (NordPass) for free. That works out to $5.79 per month for two years and three months. To put that cost into perspective, most premium password managers cost in the realm of $3-$5 per month alone.

A pretty amazing deal any way you look at it. But still, stay tuned because there’s always a chance Nord will do even better.