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16 Best (Real) April Fools’ Day Sales and Deals of 2016

April 1, 2016
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16 Best (Real) April Fools' Day Sales and Deals of 2016
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It might be April Fools’ Day, but when it comes to sales, we don’t kid around.

No joking, these are the 16 best sales and deals to shop April 1 — some in honor of the annual pranking day and others that just came at the right time.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch: Through today, all online clearance is 60% to 70% off.
  • Amazon: Visit the April Fools’ Day section to browse discounts on movies, TV, books, music and pranks.
  • Bath & Body Works: The sweet-smelling store told its email subscribers that this limited-time deal is no joke: All three-wick candles are two for $24.
  • Cheryl’s: Today only, take 21% off regular-priced items sitewide with the code SPRING21.
  • Designer Shoe Warehouse: Online only through April 5, save $10 off $74, $25 off $149, or $40 off $199 when you use the code APRILFOOLS.
  • Disney Store: Through Sunday, buy one, get one 50% off on select mix-and-match items when you use the code MONSTROUS.
  • Guess: Through April 7, shop online and in select Guess stores for major savings. Use the code HELLOAPRIL to take $100 off when you spend $350, $50 off when you spend $200, or $25 off when you spend $125.
  • Hot Topic: Today only and online only, save 30% in a flash sale. Some exclusions apply.
  • J.C. Penney: Today only and online only, use the code SHOPNOW8 to take an extra 30% off select purchases of $100 or more, an extra 25% off select purchases under $100, or an extra 10% off select watches, salon products, furniture, mattresses and custom blinds and shades.
  • Kohl’s: Kohl’s pranked its customers in an email newsletter by saying that everything in the store would be full price today. But customers didn’t need to be worried for too long: The store followed up with a message telling them that using the code SPECIAL15 would snag them an extra 15% off in store and for online purchases through Sunday. Some exclusions apply.
  • Krispy Kreme: Score a free original glazed doughnut today at participating Krispy Kreme stores.
  • Old Navy: Today and online only, use the code NOTAJOKE to score 41% off any one item, plus 30% off the rest of your order.
  • PetSmart: Enjoy an online-only flash sale at PetSmart with 30% off a wide selection of products. No tricks involved.
  • Rue21: Today only, shipping is just $1.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Through Saturday, take 25% off select items with the code JKLOL. This no-joke promotion is available online.
  • White House Black Market: For a limited time, save up to 70% in the spring sale.

Since many of these deals are available today only, you’ll want to act soon. See each retailer’s website for full promotion specifics and details.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneynerd.

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