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We hope you all had a good Easter weekend! Today is April Fools' Day, but here at Overstock.com we've decided to skip all of the shenanigans and focus on more important things.

 

 

 

Just kidding! We'd never overlook a day of fun and pranks. Have you already played a few jokes on your friends, family, or co-workers?

 

While we love a good practical joke, we're not kidding around with our deals this April Fools' Day. Right now, we're offering an extra 10% off select items big and small to help you make your house a home*. No joke. We'd never kid around about huge savings.

 

But let's get back to the fun and games. I tend to dread April Fools' Day, only because I'm the perfect candidate for a successful practical joke: gullible, unsuspecting, and usually otherwise distracted. Despite being well aware of the date on the calendar, I fell for two jokes by 10 a.m. this morning. If you've got someone like me in your life, today is the perfect opportunity to pull out any childish or otherwise cliché pranks. For example, how about a strategically placed whoopee cushion on an office chair? This kit offers plenty of DIY gags and pranks you can pull on an unsuspecting friend. Try a few out and hope the victim is a good sport.

 

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In the past few years, even major companies have jumped in the fun. Google has mastered the art of the practical joke, and its April Fools' Day antics become headliners every April 1. This year, the search engine giant went subtle, linking to a new "what's that smell?" search tool, Google Nose. Companies like YouTube and Starbucks are also known jokesters; on April 1, 2010, the video-sharing giant announced you could watch all of your favorite videos in text, while Starbucks introduced Plenta (128 fl oz) and Micra (2 fl oz) beverage sizes to its customers (though a 128-ounce coffee doesn't seem like TOO much of a stretch for a coffee fiend like me!)

 

But you don't have to part of a big corporation to pull off a great prank. When I was a kid, my favorite prank was to put wads of newspaper into the toes of my parent's shoes so they wouldn't fit when they tried to leave for work. Sometimes it's the simple, innocent little practical jokes that leave you rolling on the ground. If you're feeling a bit more mischievous, try swapping the salt and sugar on the table shakers; it'll make for an interesting morning cup of coffee! Or, check out this pocket-sized book of prank ideas you can use year-round!

 

There are countless ways to fool your friends and family this year; what jokes do you have up your sleeve? Do you look forward to, or dread, April Fools' Day?

 

 

Posted by Jen Gustavson

Jennifer Gustavson

 

*Extra 10% off Select Living Room Furniture offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Sale > 10% Off" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Garden & Patio offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Sale > 10% Off Select Items" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Sports & Outdoors offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Sale > Sale" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Baby Products offer applies to items in the "Baby > Sale > Sale > Sale" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Pet Supplies offer applies to items in the "Pet Supplies > Sale > Sale > Sale" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Activewear offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Special Offers > Special Offers" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

Extra 10% off Select Luggage offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Special Offers > Extra 10% Off" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends April 5, 2013 @ 1:59 AM ET.

 

 

 
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Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I wish the Plenta were real.

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