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We've all picked up some new hobbies in the last 18 months—but if you've been relying on YouTube tutorials or how-tos, imagine being able to learn how to prepare an exciting new dish from one of the most famous chefs in the world? Or getting tips on putting pen to paper from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter? MasterClass is not only letting you do that, but also letting a friend join in for free! (Hint: This makes an amazing holiday gift.)
New customers to this streaming lecture service can get two annual memberships, originally priced from $360 together, from $180, so you and a loved one can take on as many new classes as you want together. That's a full 50% in savings only available until the end of the day today. MasterClass has three types of annual memberships: Standard at $180 per year, Plus at $240 per year and Premium at $276 per year. The Standard membership lets you watch on only one device; Plus lets you watch classes on two devices at the same time; and Premium lets you watch on up to six devices at the same time. If you sign up for any of those three memberships, the second discounted membership will be the same tier as the one you signed up for. You also won't be eligible for this offer if you've previously participated in a similar promotion.
Our editor-in-chief, David Kender, tested this service and loved how motivational and inspirational each lesson was. He also liked the “uniformly outstanding” production value of each video class, which he said let the personality of each instructor shine through. There was never "a bored or exasperated instant" where the instructors in the videos he sampled appeared disinterested in their work. In his words, “There's nothing cookie-cutter about MasterClass's approach."
There's a wide variety of topics to study from a star-studded roster of celebrities chatting about their time-earned skills from the comfort of your home: Check out some tips on bringing images to life from the first woman to be named chief photographer at Rolling Stone, Annie Leibovitz. If you want to really impress the guests at your next dinner party, take some cooking cues from none other than iconically-irate chef Gordon Ramsay. There's even Aaron Sorkin (writer of The West Wing and The Social Network) available to show you how to turn your favorite fantasies into something worthy of a script.
Though you can see and hear your famous instructors through your laptop, you can't interact with them during lessons. You will, however, get a virtual PDF after each lesson to help you keep track of what you learned and further develop your skills. There's a wide variety of famous faces helping you with your hobbies, so give MasterClass a try before the deal disappears.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.