Although historians may forever argue about the origins of April Fool's Day, absolutely no one can disagree that pranking our friends and family is a fun, time-honored tradition. Whether you celebrate April Fool's Day by posting a joke status on Facebook, mixing M&M’s, Skittles, and Reese's Pieces in a single bowl (you monster), or you try to avoid the teasing holiday altogether, it's become an undeniable part of our culture.
It’s also become a big part of couponing culture with millions of sites and stores offering real, valid discounts to entice buyers.
Best Pranks of 2018
Last year, we saw a ton of great April Fool’s Day pranks, some of which even came with a coupon or two so you didn’t feel cheated.
What parent doesn’t wish there was a vacuum that would pick up and sort their kids’ Lego collection? Plus, it separates the dirt, which is equally amazing. Maybe someday! For now, Lego offers Free Shipping on Orders of $35 or more.
eHarmony’s Doggie Dating Service
Is your doggo lonely? Try the Canine Compatibility Companion Service from eHarmony, which promised a “furever love” for your pooch. This year, eHarmony has 10% off All Memberships...for humans only.
Gently-Used Jams from Stonewall Kitchen
This one’s a little gross, but thankfully Stonewall Kitchen definitely got us good with last year’s gently-used jam sale. Touted as “sustainable and cost-saving”, we’re really glad this wasn’t real. But guess what is? 20% off your first order with our coupon for a limited time only! No used foods allowed.
ThinkGeek’s Jurassic Park Dino Detector
Complete with 4 “ripple levels” to ensure you know how big the dino is that’s coming your way! ThinkGeek always does amazing April Fool’s jokes, and sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s not considering they legitimately sell a Self-Destruct Button and a Twerking Robot. This year, buy any 2 Funko POP figures and get 1 free with this offer! We promise--it’s real.
Real Deals for April Fool’s Day
On April 1, you’ll have to watch out for prank coupons as usual, but there are also real April Fool’s Day discount codes and deals that honestly help you save, like the ones we’ve gathered below.
- TravelSmith: This CouponFollow exclusive discount will get you 20% off everything--no joke!
- OneTravel: Save up to $27 off all flight fees with this code
- Groupon: March 31 and April 1 ONLY, save up to 20% off local deals and 10% off getaways with code
- Tommy Hilfiger: Save 30% off Tommy Adaptive clothes with coupon.
- Eastbay: Save $10 off $50 starting April 1 with this offer
- Soma Intimates: Buy 1 get 1 50% off Select Sleep Styles with our offer
- Kenneth Cole: Up to 80% off footwear during their Secret Surplus Sale starting April 1
- Kohl’s: Save $10 off $50 for kids and babies through April 7
- The Hut: Save 25% off Apparel & Sports
- K.Bell: Take an extra 10% off everything sitewide
- Jimmy Jazz: No kidding around, you can get 20% off select basketball sneakers with this code, valid through April 5
- Brooks Brothers: Save 25% off men’s apparel and accessories, buy 2 get 1 free women’s apparel, and 3 men’s shirts for $169 with promotion
- Hotter Shoes: Enjoy 20% off all shoe purchases with code
- Zagg.com: Take 20% off any item sitewide on April Fool’s Day
- PacSun: April 1 only, take 20% off regular-priced items and stack that with their BOGO 50% off and other sitewide promos!
- Eyeko: Save 25% off all products with this code
- Proactiv: You’ll get 10-15% off intro kits with our discount
- The Hut: Save 20% off Beauty April 1 only!
- SkinStore: No joke, you can save 25% off makeup and 23% off skin care, plus other great deals April 1 and 2
- Claire’s: Save 50% off all Hair, Beauty, and Jewelry through April 8
- Caviar: New diners can redeem this code to save $5 off their orders of $15 or more on April 1 only
- Cookies by Design: Use our code for 15% off purchases of $60 or more
- My M&M’s: No, really, save 15% off all purchases!
Other April Fools Day Discounts
- VisionPros: This exclusive code is only for CouponFollow users, no joke! Save 20% and get free shipping on orders of $500 or more.
- Vistaprint: Save 15% off $60, 25% off $100, or 30% off $200 with our coupon
- Guitar Center: Save up to 20% on brands like Yamaha, Fender, Roland and more through April 3
- OshKosh B’gosh: 50-60% off the entire store through April 1 only
- EyeBuyDirect: Take 20% off orders $75 or more with this coupon
- 4inkjets: Save 10% off all purchases with this coupon
- Barnes & Noble: Spend $60 or more and save 15% or spend $40 or more for 10% off with this code