If you're considering subscribing to a VPN service, now is the ideal time to bag a bargain. Super deals are available from some services.

NordVPN, for example, is offering three extra months free along with its new Nord Locker service. Surfshark is also offering three free months (which is discounted to just £1.59 per month).

One of the best deals, if you're ok with signing up for five years, is PureVPN's which gets you a massive 88% off. These deals end soon, so don't miss out.

Plus, there are offers from ExpressVPN and others.

Best VPN deals

1. PureVPN five-year subscription

From: PureVPN

Was: $10.95 per month

Now: $1.32 per month  (88% off)

Get an amazing 88% off when you subscribe to five years of PureVPN - $1.32 is approximately £1. PureVPN currently sits at number three in our best VPN chart

2. Surfshark VPN two-year subscription + 3 months free

From: Surfshark

Was: £227.76

Now: £38.16 (£1.59 per month)  (83% off)

Sign up for two years of this great VPN to get it for a bargain £1.59 per month, which is one of the cheapest deals around.

Plus, currently, you get an extra three months on top of the two-year subscription completely free!

3. VyprVPN 2-year Premium subscription

From: VyprVPN

Was: £310.80

Now: £60  (81% off)

VyprVPN's deal gets you 81% off the normal price, which means an up-front payment of £60 instead of £310.80 for a two-year subscription. That's just £2.50 per month.

There are cheaper deals available, but note that VyprVPN owns and manages all of its servers, and is a great choice if your priorities are security and privacy.

If you don't want to be tied in that long, there's 71% off the 12-month deal which costs £45 and is the equivalent of £3.75 per month.

4. NordVPN three-year subscription

From: NordVPN

Was: £348.46

Now: £101.76 upfront (£2.82 per month)  (70% off + 3 months free + Nord Pass)

Get NordVPN for £2.82 a month by signing up to the three-year plan for £101.76. And Nord's Christmas offer gives you three months extra free added onto the end of the subscription and free use of the new Nord Pass password manager which would normally cost you £157.63 over the 39 months.

NordVPN tops our round-up of the best VPN services you can buy.

5. IPVanish IPVanish VPN 12-month subscription

From: IPVanish

Was: $143.88

Now: $39 ($3.25 per month)  (73% off)

Need a VPN that won’t slow you down? IPVanish has you covered. With thousands of servers in dozens of countries, IPVanish keeps your stuff private and secure at home and abroad. Keep governments, ISPs and advertisers out of your business with this zero-log VPN.

Save 73% on IPVanish with this exclusive offer.

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

From: ExpressVPN

Was: $194.25

Now: $99.95 ($6.67 per month)  (49% off)

Get ExpressVPN, one of our favourite VPNs, for $6.67 per month rather than $12.95 per month. At current exchange rates, this works out to be about £5.40.

8. Private Internet Access VPN one-year subscription

From: Private Internet Access

Was: $119.40

Now: $39.95 ($3.33 per month)  (67% off)

Private Internet Access's current offer gets you 67% off the one-year subscription (it's about £2.60 for those in the UK). It's in the top 10 of our best VPN chart – read our full review here.

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.

VPN deals: What to look for

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is designed to keep you safe from prying eyes online by offering completely anonymous browsing. Not only will it protect your identity and sensitive information, particularly necessary on public or shared WiFi networks, it can also allow you to access blocked content. This can include BBC iPlayer when you’re travelling outside the UK, as well as Netflix in other regions like the US.

Usually available in the form of three or four different plan options, VPNs are traditionally something you can subscribe to for a month or more, with the more time you commit to reducing the price significantly.

Plans also tend to allow you to use the VPN on more than one device, including a PC, Mac and mobile devices.

Discounts on VPNs can be huge, with savings of more than 70% available from some of our favourite VPN providers right now.

We have plenty of content to help you find out everything you need to know about using a VPN. You can take a look at our favourites in our best VPN round-up, find one that'll let you access US Netflix in our round-up of the best Netflix VPNs, or simply find out how to use a VPN here.