ExpressVPN Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Based in British Virgin Islands, so not subject to international surveillance alliances’ jurisdiction
- Over 2,000 servers in 148 locations
- Split tunneling available
You know that old saying: you get what you pay for. We find it to be true more often than not, and it’s certainly true when it comes to ExpressVPN. We got everything we expected when we signed up with ExpressVPN, plus a few nice extras. Still, when it comes to VPNs, their prices are some of the steepest. Luckily, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and we happen to know that not only does ExpressVPN have a deal, but that this year, they started offering that deal early. Read on to find out exactly what we’ve uncovered.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal
Let’s be honest: ExpressVPN can be a little stingy with their deals. They don’t even offer a free trial month to check their service out. That means any time they offer a discount, it’s newsworthy. So let’s just get right to it: the big news. We discovered only recently that ExpressVPN will be offering a money-saving deal for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. And even better, you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get it. You can actually get their best deal of the year right now!
Normally, ExpressVPN offers three commitment levels:
|Contract||Price||Price per month||Savings|
|One month||$12.95||$12.95||0 percent|
|Six months||$59.95||$9.99||23 percent|
|12 months||$99.95||$8.33||36 percent|
Now, for the most part, we prefer to avoid long commitments. So we were a little disappointed when we had to shell out the full price of $12.95 just to try ExpressVPN for a month. Like most things these days, of course, the way to save is to buy in bulk, and we realized pretty quickly that getting the best price on ExpressVPN meant signing up for the longer plans. In fact, any real savings requires at least a six-month contract. In the end, we went with the full 12-month package. The good news is that a secure, reliable VPN is a necessity if you want to protect your surfing, and we’ve certainly found our ExpressVPN year-long subscription has more than paid for itself in value.
But from now through Cyber Monday, the savings actually get even bigger. When you sign up for a year’s subscription, ExpressVPN will throw in an extra three months at no additional cost. That means in total you get not 12 months but 15, a savings of over 50 percent off the monthly price.
FYI: Many Internet servers, even those that claim to offer “unlimited data,” use a method called “throttling” to limit how much data you actually have access to each month. It’s always a good idea to read the fine print. If you discover your Internet Service Provider throttles, VPN tunneling offers an excellent way to get around this practice and keep your data flowing at high speeds all month long.
The ExpressVPN Package
Right now, then, you can get a full 15 months of one of our best VPNs for just $99.95. We’ve found that ExpressVPN comes with all the basics we expect from a high-quality VPN, like:
- A kill switch that killed our web browser if our VPN connection was lost
- Access to Netflix, Spotify, and Hulu no matter what country we were in
- Split-tunneling so we could access public and private servers at once
- Compatibility with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Linux so we could use it across all our systems and devices
We also got more important advanced features not offered by all services:
- Access to 160 servers in 94 countries so we always got a fast connection, even when we were traveling
- Coverage on all our devices including Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, and FireTV
Hint: Many countries restrict access to apps and online services we normally take for granted. For instance, China, blocks Youtube, Facebook, Google, and even Wikipedia, Netflix isn’t available in Syria, and many African countries have banned Spotify. However, because VPNs can tunnel to servers outside the country, they can allow you to access all the content you’re used to, no matter where you are in the world.
ExpressVPN keeps our smart homes safe too. We’re adding more and more smart devices to our homes all the time—clocks, coffee makers, window shades, even pet feeders. And pet feeders can be just as vulnerable to hacking as cell phones and laptops. Who knew we had to worry about Fido? ExpressVPN encrypts communications between our appliances and the Internet through a VPN-enabled router or even a virtual router, ensuring we’re always completely secure.
Tip: Our smart homes, which run on via our Internet of Things devices, can be even more vulnerable to hacking than our cellphones and laptops, because every connected device, even a lightbulb, offers another potential way into the central hub that controls them all1. Once hackers have accessed the network, our lights, our refrigerators, even our security systems become vulnerable to attack.
Of course, we know all the ins and outs of VPNs, but for those who don’t, ExpressVPN also offers handy guides and a regularly updated blog that offers tips and suggestions on new ways to put the technology to use. Learn how to save money on your monthly internet bill, how to surf the dark web safely, and how to check your VPN for leaks. The blog even includes an updated list of which countries have a habit of banning websites, a solid reference for frequent travelers like us.
With no free trial, if you feel the need to test ExpressVPN out before your commit, you’ll have to go with a full price one-month subscription. But take our word for it: their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal offers a great product at a price that makes them plenty competitive with the other guys. You’ll get all their exceptional features plus a few bonus perks, all for over half off their normal monthly price. Being protected and saving money at the same time equals the best deal of all, so to learn more, read our ExpressVPN review or our page on ExpressVPN’s costs.
Yossi Oren – Implementation Security and Side Channel Attacks. (2018). Reverse Engineering IoT Devices: Effective Techniques and Methods. http://iss.oy.ne.ro/ReverseEngineeringIOT.pdf