With Black Friday less than a month away, popular VPN company NordVPN is kicking off the celebrations with an interesting offer: anyone who subscribes to their 2-year-plan, will get a random free gift – extra time on your subscription (up to two whole free years).
NordVPN is currently our Editor’s Choice, and for good reason, especially if you need a VPN for unblocking American streaming services, such as the US version of Netflix (see our full guide on how to watch American Netflix in the UK).
They have more than 5,000 servers around the world, they have no bandwidth or data limits (which is important for streaming), and, in my testing, their servers are fast – I very rarely encounter buffering issues when streaming video (though it can happen).
Importantly, NordVPN also has an app for the Amazon Fire TV – which makes it even easier to use for streaming purposes and unblocking geo-restrictions. That’s in addition to apps for mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.
What Is A VPN?
In very simple terms, a VPN lets you create a secure connection between your device (PC/phone/tablet/etc’) and another computer. Then, you use THAT computer (or Network) to browse the internet – so for all intents and purposes, it’s as if you’re sitting next to that other computer – wherever in the world it may be – and using IT for your internet browsing.
This is useful for protecting your privacy when you’re browsing the web (so companies don’t get your IP address), keep your connection secure when you’re on public WiFi, and – bypassing geo-restrictions enforced by some sites and streaming services.
NordVPN Black Friday Deal: What You Need To Know
NordVPN’s Black Friday deal (or “Cyber Month” as they’re calling it) is going to run from now until December 1.
To take part, you need to buy the 2-year-plan, which is also discounted – so you get two years of NordVPN for £2.86/month.
Then, you automatically get a random prize:
- 1 Additional Month of NordVPN
- 1 Additional Year of NordVPN
- 2 Additional Years of NordVPN
The prize you get is totally random, according to NordVPN – so there’s a good chance to get two full years for free.
Plus, if you buy a NordVPN Bundle – which includes NordPass (their password manager) and NordLocker (their encrypted cloud storage for files) – you will get the extra subscription period on ALL the products.