NOTE: A new version of this article is avialble here: The Best Black Friday Deals for Nomads and Travelers 🤑
Whatever your thoughts are on Black Friday and Cyber Weekend, one thing is certain: It’s a great time to secure great deals on great products and services.
But since it’s easy to be overwhelmed at all the offers popping up in your inbox and social media feeds, I figured we could all share the best deals we’ve come across, with a special focus on the needs of digital nomads, PTs, remote workers and other location-independent people.
I’ll make sure this posts is updated with the deals you share below.
VPNs & Online Security
Get 3 years for $2.99/month.
Definitely the best deal you can expect from them during the year. It has grown to become my personal favorite VPN service, as it hits that oh so sweet combination of performance and affordability—especially at this price.
Get two years for the price of one, on either ProtonMail Plus, or ProtonMail Plus & ProtonVPN.
ProtonMail is great, and their VPN is improving too, so if you interested in using your own domain with your ProtonMail account, don’t miss out on this offer.
Get an additional 3 months for free when you sign up for a year.
While it’s not the craziest Black Friday deal out there, it is the best performing VPN I’ve used (and I’ve used lots).
Get a 50% lifetime discount on their already affordable VPN plans. Use the coupon CYBERWEEK50.
TorGuard is perhaps not as good as NordVPN and ExpressVPN—especially their apps and connection speeds leaves a bit to be desired. However, at this price it’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants a decent VPN service at a bargain price without committing for a long time ($30 for a year, $50 for two years).
Get 5 years for $79.
This VPN provider has been around for a long time, and is in my opinion “OK”. I’m a bit concerned that they have been starting to sell cheap lifetime subscriptions recently, which I believe will negatively impact performance over time. And already today, both their performance and apps lag quite a bit behind the providers listed above. But if all you care about is price, and you don’t really use your VPN that often, it’s an option to consider.
Get a yealy TunnelBear subscription for $49.99.
Get 20% off the yearly plan.
Speedify isn’t just a VPN, but can also “bond” together two or more internet connections you have available, such as a wireless network and the 4G on your phone. This can in many situations provide you with a more stable and faster connection in places wiss less than amazing internet connectivity.
Existing customers can get 20% off a year of Premium.
Note: This seems to only apply for existing customers, but do let me know if you’re able to redeem the offer as a new customer as well.
Or you try signing up via this link to get a free Standard card (after topping up €10), then upgrading to Premium with the 20% discount.
I haven’t come across more deals in this category yet, but do let me know if you know about any!
Software & Business
Get 30% off any of their already affordable SEO plans.
They are bringing back some of their most popular deals of the year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
35% discount on your first payment, which means another 3.5 months for free when signing up for a year.
Up to 98% off domains, hosting and more. Check their landing page every hour at Black Friday and Cyber Monday to claim the deals.
Get 50% off all plans.
Good tool for automating and improving your social media presence.
Get 5 months free with a yearly plan (normally 2 months free).
Tutanota is a good privacy-conscious alternative to Gmail. It’s free with their domain name, and only €1/mo (or less with yearly plan) for using your own custom domain (plus many more Premium features).
Thanks to @tak for letting me know about this deal!
Nearly every course for $9.99 or less depending on your currency. Also get a free course on Cyber Monday if you buy one by Black Friday.
Travel Gear & Electronics
There are so many deals on Amazon that I can’t possibly list them all. But if you need any travel gear or electronics (like noise-cancelling headphones, etc) this weekend is the time to look for it.
Hint: For Amazon deals, check out Camel Camel Camel to see how good the deal really is.
Take 15% off when using the discount code “roost15off”.
Travel, Dining, & Transportation
25% off all membership plans (meaning
$119 $89.25/year)—use coupon “BLACKFRIDAY25”.
Get up to 40% off their membership plans.
They are dropping a limited set of deals ($100 off flights, 75% off certain hotels, etc) at 9 am Pacific Time on Nov 23, so be sure to check their landing page then.
Get 40%+ off select accommodations booked from 22nd until 27th of November.
Get 70% off any Zomato Gold membership (which will let you eat 2-for-1 at thousands of restaurants where available). Normally it’s €79 per year in Europe, but with this promotion it’s only €24. And you can take an additional 25% off (at any time, not only during Black Friday) using my referral code THOM9719.
Chauffeur Privé (Lisbon)
Get €2 discount on each of 4 rides this weekend.
Chauffeur Privé is the new kid in the block in Lisbon, competing against Uber and Taxify. Although this deal is only local in Lisbon, I’m including it since I have quite a few readers in Portugal.
If you don’t have an account with them yet, sign up with my referral code THOKJE to get another 2x€3 discount.
The European Scooter sharing platform is offering up to 35% discount on any “minute packs” you buy. Plus they will refund 50% of all rides you make before Cyber Monday in the form of free minutes. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can also use my referral code sdcmv to get 30 minutes free.
Lot’s of airlines are offering Black Friday sales this year, check out their landing pages below for the specifics:
$70 off their Health + Ancestry service ($129), $30 off Ancestry only ($69).
Extra discount from Amazon.com on Black Friday only for Health + Ancestry service ($99).
Get 50% off lifetime membership ($74 instead of $149)
That’s a great deal, and definitely worth it—especially for nomads just starting out that want a large community to connect with while traveling.
I’ll keep updating this article throughout the weekend, so please share any deals you’ve found below, and I’ll update this post.
Happy savings 🎉