Derek Prall

When it comes to protecting yourself in the open waters of the internet, Surfshark’s got your back. There’s more on this in our Surfshark review, but they offer some of the highest levels of privacy in the industry — RAM-only servers, for instance — plus blazing-fast speeds, and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

Want something else to love about this VPN? Surfshark’s pricing. When you sign up for a multiple-month subscription, they’re easily one of the best affordable VPNs available. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t save more.

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we usually see some pretty deep discounts on this VPN. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at last year’s deal for some context.

Previous Surfshark Black Friday Deals

Last year, Surfshark slashed 83 percent off their month-to-month price for a 24-month plan and threw in three months free. That’s basically pocket change for over two years of James Bond-level protections. They also took a bite out of their six-month subscriptions — which were going for half off.

Pro Tip: While there are a lot of great affordable VPNs on the market, you may want to avoid free VPNs. Everyone wants something for nothing, but these are sometimes more hassles than they’re worth.

Can we expect the same Surfshark deals this year? Let’s take a look at what they’re chumming the waters with right now.

Current Surfshark Deals

Surfshark just dropped its first Black Friday discount of the year. Sign up for two years and knock 84 percent off your bill. That comes out to $2.05 per month and includes two months for free, which knocks the socks off Surfshark’s normal $12.95 month-to-month rate.

But the deal gets even better.

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a great VPN to help you access geo-blocked content, Surfshark has you covered. They’re our No. 2 pick in our list of the best VPNs for streaming.

To sweeten the deal, Surfshark is offering a 30-day, money-back guarantee. That means If you’re not a fan of the service after the first month, you can get your money back, no questions asked. So if you’re looking for a long-term VPN service, we’d recommend going with the longer subscription duration. There’s not a whole lot to lose.

If you’d rather sit tight and wait for the big day, though, we totally understand. We’re excited to see what Surfshark will offer this year, too. When exactly will that be, though?

When Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022?

Remember that Black Friday and Cyber Monday come immediately after Thanksgiving. But since Thanksgiving has a variable date – it always falls on the fourth Thursday of November — that means the dates of these shopping blowouts change from year to year.

FYI: Black Friday actually dates back to the 1950s, and was a term Philadelphia police used to describe the chaos out-of-towners brought with them for the Army-Navy football game.

This year Black Friday falls on Nov. 25, and Cyber Monday is Nov. 28. We also like to remind people that the borders around these two holidays tend to blur — especially for digital products like VPNs — so have your ears pricked for the real deals starting today.

Or, you can just bookmark this page and let us do the checking and refreshing for you. We’ll keep a close eye on Surfshark’s communications, and will be updating this page the second we catch wind of a better Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale on the way.

That said, is waiting to protect yourself online going to be worth it?

Should I Wait Until Black Friday to Buy Surfshark?

The answer to this question is a little difficult to nail down. We don’t recommend going online without protection, not even for a day. Of course, we understand that not everyone has the budget to afford another subscription. (Or they just can’t stand paying full price when they know a major shopping holiday is right around the corner. We definitely get that, too.)

If you're on the fence, maybe you should check out our VPN buyers guide. You’re going to find a lot of information about what VPNs can and can’t do there, and you’ll get a better handle on whether or not you need to purchase one right now. Everyone’s needs are different, after all. In the meantime, stay safe and happy shopping!