April Fool's Day Shopping Roundup

Oliver Pretl-Drummond
Updated on: 10/20/22

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.

Lego VacuSort

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.



Beauty Coupons

Food Coupons

  • 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

about the author

As an avid researcher and notorious fine-print reader, Oliver takes pride in producing concise, descriptive and accessible deal copy for CouponFollow.