Get five free months of HBO Max with this excellent streaming deal - expires soon!

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Never mind Black Friday being on the horizon, we don't think you'll find a better HBO Max deal than this one for a long, long time. You'll have to be quick though if you want to save a huge 40% on the price of a year-long sub (opens in new tab) though as the HBO Max offer expires this Sunday. That's basically five months for free!

Without this HBO Max deal, the first year of the ad-free plan usually costs $149.99, while the ad-supported version costs $99.99. The current deal slashes $45 and $40 off the annual subscriptions, respectively, dropping the price of the streaming service considerably. For a little perspective, Netflix's plans range from $9.99 to $19.99 per month. With this deal, you can get a year of HBO Max's top-tier ad-free plan for $104.99, which is essentially the same as paying $8.75 per month. That discount totally clobbers Netflix's prices and makes HBO Max one of the cheapest streaming services around. 

This is one of the best streaming deals that we've seen all year, and it's particularly tempting since HBO Max is widely considered one of the best streaming services around - but it's certainly not the cheapest usually. The one catch is that the deal is only available to new and lapsed subscribers — but we've come up with a workaround. As long as your billing date is before October 30, you could technically cancel your subscription and re-sign up for the streaming service straight away as a 'lapsed customer', thereby becoming eligible for the deal! Don't forget, you only have until October 30 to enjoy the epic savings! 

How to save 40% on a year of HBO Max!

Get five free months of HBO Max (opens in new tab)

Get five free months of HBO Max (opens in new tab)

If you prepay for your first year of HBO Max before the end of this week (October 30th), you'll instantly save 40%. That's the equivalent of five free months of streaming! With this deal, you can get a year of the ad-supported plan for $69.99 (around $5.83/month) or go ad-free for just $104.99 ($8.75/month). 

HBO Max is the home of loads of popular programming, from House of the Dragon and Succession to Studio Ghibli and blockbuster films like The Batman. 

There are loads of good streaming services nowadays, but all those monthly subscriptions can put a serious dent into your finances. If you're looking to save some cash, check out our list of streaming services with free trials to see who will let you binge for free (for a limited time). 

Patrick Farmer
Deals and Commerce Writer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably sipping on craft beer, riding his bike, or hanging out with his cat.