VPN services can give you online privacy, unblock videos, and allow you access websites or streaming services that aren't available in your region. They are an essential tool if you have a MacBook and connect to open Wi-Fi networks in cafes, hotels, airports and other places. We can help you find the cheapest VPN to suit your needs.

Choosing which VPN service to subscribe to can be difficult and this is compounded by the fact that there are so many offers and discounts. That's where we come in. All of the services you'll find below are ones we'd use ourselves - and we do on a daily basis.

All these deals save a significant amount compared to paying for each of these services on a rolling monthly subscription. VPN providers tend to offer year-round discounts.

One of the best discounts is 91% off Ivacy. It's for a five-year subscription, which may sound daunting, but for an up-front payment of about £43, that's an absolute bargain. Many rival services charge that for one or two years, and tend not to offer the same discount in subsequent years. To get this price, be sure to enter IVACY20 at the checkout after selecting a payment method.

Though we're big fans of Surfshark, its two-year offer works out at £43 at well, highlighting just how cheap Ivacy is!

You'll find both services in our round up of the best VPNs for Mac, and there are more deals available currently from all the major VPN providers, which you'll find below along with expert buying advice.

Best VPN for Mac deals

1. Ivacy five-year VPN subscription

From: Ivacy

Was: $597 ($9.95 per month - approx £7.29)

Now: $60 - approx £44 ($1 per month - approx 73p)  (91% off with IVACY20 coupon)

Ivacy's Deal Of The Year is one of the best around, knocking 87% off the usual monthly price.

It's a five-year subscription for which you'll pay $1.33 per month, which is about £1 if you're in the UK. That's an up-front payment of $80 (around £59) which is an absolute bargain.

However, it gets better! You can use the coupon code IVACY20 after selecting a payment method to get a further $20 off, making it just $1 per month, which is around 73p.

Ivacy offers a great service which supports P2P downloads, unblocks streaming services (including Netflix and Disney+) and, like any VPN service, gives you security when using public Wi-Fi and privacy when browsing the web.

It's one the cheapest VPN deals around and, as a bonus, you also get 2TB of encrypted cloud storage!

You really won't find a better VPN deal than this.

2. VyprVPN three-year subscription

From: VyprVPN

Was: $466.20 / £335.16

Now: $60 / £45  (87% off)

VyprVPN is currently offering a two-year subscription with 87% off, then giving you a whole free year after that. That's 36 months for just US$60 / £45.

If you're wondering why you should choose VyprVPN: it owns and manages all of its servers, and is a great choice if your priorities are security and privacy.

It also supports the fast WireGuard protocol and has 70 locations to choose from around the world.

You can read our VyprVPN review for more details.

3. Surfshark two-year subscription

From: Surfshark

Was: $310.80 / £263.80

Now: $59.76 / £51.82  (81% off)

Sign up for a two-year subscription of this great VPN to get 81% off.

Surfshark is one of the best-value VPN services and is one of the few which doesn't put a limit on the number of devices you can use with it at the same time.

Get Surfshark here

4. Private Internet Access two-year subscription

From: Private Internet Access

Was: $454.10 / £379.62

Now: $79 / £65  (83% off)

Private Internet Access is offering 83% off its three-year subscription.

The monthly price shown on PIA's site counts the extra two months not as free but as paid months. It's a cheeky way of making it look a bit cheaper than it really is. 

But it's a good deal overall for this trusted service: it's one of few VPN services that have made the source code for its apps public so it can be scrutinised.

Read our full PIA review for more details.

5. CyberGhost 26-month subscription

From: CyberGhost

Was: $337.74 / £339.77

Now: $58.50 / £50.85  (85% off)

CyberGhost is a great VPN service and its current offer is for a 26-month subscription. It's touted as a two-year deal with two months free, but click through and you'll see you're actually charged for all 26 months. Regardless, with 85% off, it's still a good deal.

It's not quite as good as VyprVPN's deal, which is for two years plus a whole free year, but it does offer a lot more servers and locations. And it's cheaper, which is great if you don't really want to commit for more than a year anyway.

Just bear in mind that you'll be billed the same amount annually if you let the subscription renew, which obviously is much worse value.

You'll find CyberGhost in our round-up of the best VPNs.

6. Hidden24 two-year subscription

From: Hidden24

Was: £119.76

Now: £78.96 (£3.29 per month)  (44% off)

Hidden24 is a VPN service with a difference: it doesn't require an app. It will suit anyone wanting a VPN for absolute privacy as it logs precisely nothing.

Your device will need to support a VPN connection natively, but Windows, Android, iOS and macOS all do.

Hidden24 is also a great option if you don't want to sign up for a long time: it's around half the cost of its rivals if you just need a VPN for a month.

7. Express VPN one-year subscription (3 months free)

From: ExpressVPN

Was: £148.12

Now: £74.94 (£6.24 per month)  (49% off)

Get 49% off ExpressVPN, which is one of our favourite VPNs.

When you click through to the deal, the monthly cost you see is the average cost when spread over 15 months. But if you consider the final three months to be free (as per the offer), the actual monthly cost for the first 12 months is the price you see above. 

Like others here which play a similar trick, it's a sneaky way of making the price look lower, but as you'll see in our review, this is still a great VPN service.

How to find the best VPN deal for Mac

VPN subscriptions typically work out cheaper if you commit for a year or longer, which saves a lot of money. Prices rarely exceed £6 per month with multi-year subscriptions and are often closer to £2-3... or even less.

Many major VPN providers offer discounts through the year, and sometimes even offer permanent discounts. These discounts can look impressive at first. It's not uncommon to see a countdown timer telling you when the deal ends – but these are almost always to induce FOMO - the fear of missing out - in order to persuade you to sign up immediately.

Large discounts are par for the course with VPN services, especially when you're subscribing for several years. This makes it all the more important to look into the various providers and what each has to offer, before jumping into a long-term commitment.

All VPNs we've tested offer cross-device coverage too, so you can use them on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and more. We've separately rounded up the best iPhone VPNs and iPad VPNs.