Although a VPN is designed primarily for security and privacy, these services also let you unblock videos that you ordinarily can't watch because they're not available in your region. And this alone is reason enough for many people to consider subscribing to a VPN service.

There are so many to choose between that it can be difficult to know which one to go for. And that's where we come in. All of the services you'll find below are ones we'd use ourselves, and we've found the best possible discounts which you can get by clicking the View Deal button.

These prices save a significant amount compared to paying for each of these services on a rolling monthly subscription. In some cases you can save over 90%, which brings the cost down to as little as a ridiculous 74p per month.

The deal we're talking about is the latest offer from Ivacy. Ok, it does tie you in for five years and demand full payment up front, but that's the case with most VPN offers: the monthly price is simply the full amount that you actually have to pay divided by the number of months that the subscription covers.

You can get 91% off Ivacy's VPN service right here.

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

Best VPN for Mac deals

1. Ivacy five-year VPN subscription

From: Ivacy

Was: $9.95 per month

Now: $0.93 per month (around 74p)  (91% off)

This great deal gives you 88% off the usual monthly price of Ivacy. Subscribe for five years and you'll pay the equivalent of $1.16 per month, which is about 93p.

However, you can get 91% off in total if you enter and apply the code ivacy20 after clicking on your preferred payment method at the checkout this reduces the price further to $0.93 per month, which is about 74p.

This makes Ivacy's one of the the cheapest VPN deals around, and you even get a password manager thrown in as well.

2. Surfshark two-year subscription

From: Surfshark

Was: £227.76

Now: £38.23 (£1.59 per month)  (84% off)

Sign up for two years of this great VPN to get it for a bargain £1.59 per month.

This is one of the cheapest VPN deals around.

Get Surfshark here

3. NordVPN two-year subscription

From: NordVPN

Was: £220.84

Now: £64.50 upfront (£2.69 per month)  (70% off)

NordVPN is offering 70% off the usual monthly price right now when you sign up for the two-year plan.

NordVPN tops our round-up of the best VPN services you can buy, and has just rolled out its NordLynx protocol (based on WireGuard) which offers up to twice the speed as before.

4. CyberGhost VPN 3-year subscription

From: CyberGhost

Was: £431.64

Now: £75.60 (£2.10 per month) + 2 months free  (80% off)

Get three years of CyberGhost for just £2.10 per month. You'll find CyberGhost at number four in our round-up of the best VPNs – a good choice.

At the time of writing, CyberGhost was also offering two extra months free.

5. PureVPN five-year subscription

From: PureVPN

Was: $10.95 per month

Now: $2.88 per month  (74% off)

Get 74% off when you subscribe to PureVPN for two years. The $2.88 price is approximately £2.21. PureVPN currently sits at number three in our best VPN chart

There's also a 'secret' deal which you can find on a desktop web browser. Simply click on the link above to get the deal described above, then wait around for a short while doing nothing on the site. When you make as if to leave - by moving your mouse pointer off the web page - a five-year deal should appear which costs $1.65 per month (approx. £1.30).

6. TunnelBear VPN two-year subscription

From: TunnelBear

Was: $239.76

Now: $99.99 ($4.17 per month)  (58% off)

Get two years of TunnelBear for a total of US$99.88, which is $4.17 per month. That's around £3.40.

7. Private Internet Access VPN one-year subscription

From: Private Internet Access

Was: £97.08

Now: £32.49 (£2.70 per month)  (67% off)

Private Internet Access's current offer gets you 67% off the one-year subscription. It's in the top 10 of our best VPN chart – read our full review here.

Currently PIA is offering two months free, so you'll get 14 months for the price of 12. The £2.32/mo pricing is misleading: that's the monthly cost if you spread the £32.49 payment over 14 months, without getting any months free. Whichever way you look at it, it's not a lot to pay for online privacy and security.

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

From: ExpressVPN

Was: £159.69

Now: £82.19 (£6.85 per month)  (49% off)

Get 49% off ExpressVPN, a premium service one of our favourite VPNs.

When you click through to the deal, the £5.48 per month figure is the average cost when spread over 15 months. But if you consider the final three months to be free, the actual monthly cost for the first 12 months is £6.85.

9. Hidden24 VPN three-month subscription

From: Hidden24

Now: £9.99 total for 3 months with code idg1709

Get Hidden24 VPN for just £3.33 per month for 3 months using the exclusive code idg1709.

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.

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 such deals are usually available for a much longer period and the timer is really just a scare tactic to make you buy immediately.

Of course even with year-round discounts, deals do change, and it's possible you can pick up a better deal at certain times over others. Yet large discounts aren't too surprising. 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.

Keep in mind that VPNs are not all equal. Some services are better in some respects than others. For instance, PureVPN offers the most countries and NordVPN offers the most servers, while others, such as ExpressVPN, Surfshark and Cyberghost are great for streaming video.

Many VPNs like NordVPN offer cross-device coverage too, so you can use it on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. We've separately rounded up the best iPhone VPNs and iPad VPNs so be sure to check those out too.