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For Black Friday 2020, new users can get up to 50% off as well as early access to Proton Drive

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Now is a great time to take control of your privacy and support a free and open internet with limited-time Black Friday offers from Proton.

This is a special opportunity to get Proton services at a discount, and this year we’re including something new. In addition to getting up to 50% off a Proton Mail Plus and Proton VPN Plus plan, you can also get free early access to Proton Drive beta, our new end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service. 

We’re excited to provide Proton Drive(new window) because it gives you the opportunity to protect more of your data with end-to-end encryption, while also supporting our mission to make privacy more widely accessible to everyone.

Proton’s Black Friday 2020 deals have been extended until Dec. 14. Here’s how you can take advantage of this offer:

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If you already have a paid account or you’re looking for information about other Proton products, keep reading for full details of this year’s Black Friday event.

This year’s Black Friday deals

During the 2020 Black Friday offer, you have the opportunity to upgrade to Proton Mail Plus, Proton VPN Plus, or both, while also becoming one of the first to try out Proton Drive beta.

  • Our best offer this year gives you Proton Mail Plus and Proton VPN Plus for 50% off the normal monthly price, as well as early access to Proton Drive beta. With this offer, you will pay just $7.50 per month, billed as $180 for two years.

We’re also offering:

  • 45% off a one-year subscription to Proton Mail Plus and Proton VPN Plus, including early access to Proton Drive beta ($8.25/month, billed as $99 for one year)
  • 35% off a one-year subscription to Proton Mail Plus ($3.25/month, billed as $39 for one year)

After the first year, the one-year subscriptions above will renew with a 35% and 20% discount, respectively. Two-year subscriptions renew with a 47% discount.

Because we are community-supported and do not earn revenue from ads, we rarely offer discounts. We hope that our Black Friday deals this year can help more people to take control of their privacy.

What you get from Proton Plus plans

Proton lets you use the internet privately and securely, without anyone abusing your personal data or blocking your access to information. With Proton services, your data is accessible only to you. Not even we have the ability to read your emails, view your calendar events, or see your files on the cloud.

Plus plans let you do even more.

  • Proton Mail Plus gives you 5 GB of storage and adds premium features to your inbox. You will be able to create extra email addresses and use your own custom domain. Proton Mail Plus accounts also have full access to Proton Calendar(new window) and all Proton Contacts features.
  • Proton VPN Plus gives you our highest-speed servers in over 50 countries, support for streaming services (Netflix, Disney+, etc.), P2P/BitTorrent support, one-click Tor access, and many other advanced features. Proton VPN allows you to keep all your online activity private and secure.
  • If you upgrade to both Proton Mail Plus and Proton VPN Plus with a two-year or one-year billing cycle (or get our Visionary plan), you will also get exclusive early access to Proton Drive, which is currently in beta testing with basic functionality that allows you to store files with end-to-end encryption. This is perfect for backing up sensitive documents securely online where they can be accessed at any time, from anywhere in the world. Early access to Proton Drive is permanent, and you will also get access to the paid version of Proton Drive after the beta period as long as your subscription remains active.

With our suite of services, you can communicate privately, keep your online activity private, and securely store your data with end-to-end encryption. 

You can help build a better internet

We believe everyone should have access to privacy, security, and freedom on the internet. We’re working toward this vision by creating online services that put people first, giving you the tools to protect your privacy, secure your data, fight censorship, and protect freedom of speech.

Our mission is possible thanks to the millions of people who support our work by upgrading to paid accounts. 

Throughout the rest of this year and into next, we will continue to build and improve on all our products, integrating them into a single encrypted ecosystem.

By upgrading during Black Friday, you will not only get the best deal, you will also directly contribute towards building a better internet that serves everyone.

Frequently asked questions

When does the promotion end?

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

Who is eligible for the Black Friday promotion?

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

What is Proton Drive?

During the current early access period, Proton Drive beta provides end-to-end encrypted cloud storage, which secures your files with the same kind of encryption we use to secure emails in Proton Mail and events in Proton Calendar. We continue to build more features for Proton Drive, but the early access version is already ideal for some use cases:

– Securely backing up sensitive files, such as medical records, financial documents, copies of identity documents
– Storing files with end-to-end encryption in the cloud, so you can access them from any device

Additionally, by using the Proton Drive beta, you can help guide product development by sharing your feedback with our designers and engineers.

Learn more about early access to Proton Drive here(new window).

Can I pay for a Black Friday deal using Bitcoin?

You can pay in Bitcoin to get the Black Friday deal but not from the landing page or your account dashboard directly. If you have never used our service before, you have to sign up first. Then log in at window) and go to Settings -> Dashboard, click on the “Add credits” button, choose Bitcoin as your payment method, and add a sufficient amount for the promotion you’d like to get. After the credits appear in your account, you can then pick the plan you want, check out, and the credits will be automatically applied.

What if I don’t see the Black Friday deal in my Dashboard?

Try refreshing the page. If you still don’t see it, please contact Support(new window).

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

How are discounts calculated?

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

Are there deals for users with existing paid plans?

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

An illustration of where to find the Special Offer button.
If you already have a two-year Proton Mail Plus and Proton VPN Plus bundle, we have already applied the 47% discount to your plan, and you also have early access to Proton Drive.

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

Do you have professional or enterprise plans?

Yes, please contact our business sales team(new window) to check your eligibility.

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

If you are already a paying Proton Mail or Proton VPN 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(new window).

Feel free to share your feedback and questions with us via our official social media channels on Twitter(new window) and Reddit(new window).

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Ben Wolford is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines around the world. Ben joined Proton in 2018 to help to explain technical concepts in privacy and make Proton products easy to use.

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