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Black Friday 2020: up to 50% off new subscriptions, plus early access to ProtonDrive

Posted on November 16th, 2020 by in Articles & News.

An illustration of the ProtonDrive beta, which you can access with our Black Friday deals.


Our Black Friday 2020 promotion is the best opportunity to take back your online privacy while also helping to create a more free and open internet for all.

This year, as part of our Black Friday offer, we’re also introducing something new. In addition to a discount of up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus and ProtonMail Plus plans, you can also get early access to ProtonDrive, our new end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service

All ProtonVPN Plus and ProtonMail Plus bundle users get early access to ProtonDrive. If you already have a ProtonVPN Plus account, you can get access to ProtonDrive simply by purchasing a ProtonMail Plus account for a discounted price during Black Friday.

As well as being a great bargain, purchasing a Proton Plus plan supports our mission to expand access to online security, privacy, and end-to-end encryption.

Our Black Friday offers are only available for a limited time.

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Our Black Friday 2020 deals

The following offers are available this year for Black Friday for new subscribers (information for existing subscribers is at the end of this post).

  • Our best offer is 50% off a two-year subscription to ProtonVPN Plus and ProtonMail Plus, including early access to ProtonDrive beta ($7.50/month, billed as $180 for two years)
  • Or get 45% off a one-year subscription to ProtonMail Plus and ProtonVPN Plus, including early access to ProtonDrive beta ($8.25/month, billed as $99 for one year)

If you don’t need a ProtonMail Plus account right now, you can also upgrade your ProtonVPN account at a discounted rate:

  • 33% off a one-year subscription to ProtonVPN Plus ($6.67/month, billed as $79.99 for one year)

Proton is a community-supported service that makes no revenue from ads. This is why our once-a-year Black Friday offer is one of the rare times that Proton is available at a discounted price.

Benefits of Proton Plus plans

Proton products make the internet a safer, freer, and more private place for our users. We don’t log your online activity, can’t read your emails, and can’t access your data stored in ProtonDrive. Here are all the benefits you unlock by upgrading to Plus.

ProtonVPN Plus

ProtonVPN Plus users enjoy all premium features of our no-logs VPN service. You can access our highest-speed Plus servers in over 50 counties, connect up to five devices at once, and stream services such as Netflix, HBO Max, BBC iPlayer, and many more.

Those requiring additional security can route connections through one of our specially hardened Secure Core servers located in privacy-friendly jurisdictions before accessing the internet through any of our regular VPN servers. 

ProtonVPN Plus users can take advantage of our one-click Tor servers for convenient access to .onion sites. ProtonVPN Plus also supports BitTorrent traffic and other file sharing protocols.

ProtonMail Plus

As a ProtonMail Plus user, you gain 5 GB of storage, can send up to 1,000 messages a day, and can organize your inbox using labels, custom filters, and folders. ProtonMail Plus users also have full access to all ProtonContacts features and are eligible for storage bonuses.

Many users upgrade to ProtonMail Plus to gain access to custom domain names and up to five email addresses. ProtonMail keeps your communications secure by utilizing encryption to ensure that no third party (not even Proton) can read your messages.


ProtonDrive is an end-to-end encrypted file storage service. With ProtonDrive, you can back up sensitive files online with end-to-end encryption and access them at any time from anywhere in the world. Our use of encryption means that, unlike non-private services like Google Drive, we cannot access or scan your personal files. Our Black Friday 2020 deal gives you early access to ProtonDrive beta.


ProtonCalendar is an end-to-end encrypted calendar that allows you to organize your life without anyone else being able to see your plans. All ProtonVPN Plus and ProtonMail Plus users have access to ProtonCalendar.

Our vision is to integrate all our products into a single encrypted ecosystem. By taking advantage of our Black Friday 2020 offer, you will join millions of people supporting our effort to build a more private and secure internet for all.

Frequently asked questions

When does the sale end?

The Black Friday offers have been extended and will last until Dec. 15 at 6:59 AM Geneva time (CET).

Am I eligible for the Black Friday deal?

You can take advantage of this promotion if you are new to Proton or if you have a Free plan.

Will I keep the discount when my plan runs out? What price will my plan renew at?

If you take advantage of a Black Friday deal, your plan will renew at the end of the period you selected at our greatest discounted rate. The renewal prices are as follows:

– The ProtonMail Plus for one year deal renews after one year at a discounted annual price of $48 (20% discount).
– The ProtonMail Plus + ProtonVPN Plus deal for two years renews after two years at a discounted two-year price of $190.40 (47% discount).
– The ProtonMail Plus + ProtonVPN Plus deal for one year renews after one year at a discounted annual price of $115.20 (36% discount).

Can I pay for a Black Friday deal using Bitcoin?

Yes, but not from the landing page we link to from here or directly from your account dashboard. If you haven’t got one already, you will need to sign up for a free ProtonVPN account. Log in to your ProtonVPN account at and go to Subscription -> Add credits -> Select a method -> Bitcoin. Add enough funds to pay for the promotion you would like to purchase. When the credits appear in your account, you can select a plan, which will be automatically paid for using your credits.

How are discounts calculated?

The discount percentages are based on standard monthly pricing for services purchased separately.

I can’t find the Black Friday promotion in my Dashboard. What should I do?

Refresh the web page in your browser. If that fails, then please contact Support.

Are there any deals available if I already have a ProtonVPN Plus and a ProtonMail Plus plan?

If you are an existing paying user, you can upgrade to a ProtonMail Plus and ProtonVPN Plus bundle at a 47% discount on two-year subscriptions and also get free early access to ProtonDrive beta. To get the promotion, please log in at and click on the Special Offer icon.

An illustration of where to find the Special Offer button.

If you already have a two-year ProtonMail Plus and ProtonVPN Plus bundle, then we have already applied the 47% discount to your plan, and you also have early access to ProtonDrive.

Furthermore, all existing users are eligible for storage bonuses. Depending on when you first got a paid ProtonMail account, you could have received up to 20 GB of free storage.

Does Proton offer professional or enterprise plans?

We do. Please contact our business sales team to learn more.

If I upgrade to a new plan during Black Friday, what happens to my existing paid plan?

If you are already a paying ProtonMail or ProtonVPN user and you take advantage of the promotions for paid users mentioned above, the new plan you select will replace your existing plan. We will credit you the unused balance of your existing subscription as a proration credit.

Ben Wolford is a writer at Proton. A journalist for many years, Ben joined Proton to help lead the fight for data privacy.


  1. Anony

    I missed the boat… It’s too bad. When is the next on sale?

  2. Jhon

    I am from the United States and I am traveling in Colombia. I would like to know if your vpn service works to access my Netflix, Disney, Prime, Apple TV+ and HBO accounts from Colombia without restrictions?
    I have read comments from some of your customers where they say they cannot access any of those services.
    I am interested in acquiring the service from you, but I have that doubt. Thank you for answering.

  3. Richie Koch

    Hi Jhon, yes, you can use our VPN to stream Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video, as well as other streaming platforms, which we list in our Streaming Guide ( If you have issues, you can use our Troubleshooting guide ( to resolve them or reach out to our Support team (

  4. W. Kronast

    I’m looking for a 2 year “basic VPN” black-friday deal. Sadly all your current black-friday deals include protonmail.
    Thanks & best regards

  5. Paul Turner

    I have two questions:

    1. I would like to try Plus for a few days to see whether it is faster, more stable than PureVPN which I currently have.
    2. I see that there is an encrypted storage service beta. Is there pricing planned for that?


  6. Ben Wolford

    Hi Paul! Unfortunately we don’t have any free trial period for premium plans because our Free plan is often comparable in terms of performance (a colleague in the UK consistently gets speeds over 100 mbps). We have not determined pricing for Proton Drive, but if you sign up for a paid ProtonMail Plus and ProtonVPN Plus bundle now, you will continue to have access to Proton Drive as long as your paid subscription is active. Hope that helps!

  7. Graeme

    Why is it not possible to download older versions of ProtonVPN. I have just upgraded to 1.17.6 and can no longer surf the Internet connected to the VPN. So I looked for 1.17.5 to see if this was the problem but was unable to find it.

  8. Ben Wolford

    Hi Graeme, if you contact our support team, they should be able to help you. Thanks!

  9. Largo

    what’s the proton drive size?

  10. Ben Wolford

    Hi Largo, Proton Drive storage is shared with your ProtonMail storage.

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