Why are there deals and discounts for April Fool's Day?
The better question is, why not?
Read on for discounts and deals for the silliest day of the year. (Did we miss your fave? Tell us in the comments!)
FOOD & DRINK
The Black Squirrel (2427 18th St. NW) is hosting a Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing -- "No joke. COOKIES!" they say. The yumminess begins at 5 p.m.
Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts at many locations April 1. The offer is real, but the chain said the promotion is thanks to "this year's doughnut harvest." Wink. (See participating spots here.)
Maple DC (3418 11th St. NW)is celebrating its 4th anniversary with $4 red and white wines from 5 to 7 p.m., and again from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lost Society (2001 14th St. NW) is really just offering happy hour discounts, but hey, it's Friday, it's April Fool's Day and the weather is great, so let's go with it. Head to the spot's rooftop deck for half off drinks and Social bites, as well as $1 Oysters and beer specials from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Proof (775 G St. NW) says it's no joke that they're celebrating Long Island wines all month long. During Friday's happy hour, try Bedell Cellars' First Crush white and red for $5 a glass from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ann Taylor LOFT has 50 percent off both regular-priced spring favorites and clearance items.
PetSmart is offering 30 percent off all web-only products on April 1 only. (Psst: They're also sharing a tail-to-antler "How to Train Your Jackalope" guide for all those proud parents of rabbit/antelope hybrids.
Pottery Barn is offering an extra 20 percent off clearance items with code EXTRA20, now through April 3.
Old Navy is offering 41 percent off any single item (online only), plus 30 percent off the rest of your order, with code NOTAJOKE.