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Fool's biscuit

Business Day Season is a seasonal event in the game, added in version 1.0413. This season serves as an April Fools' Day prank, using the business theme as a practical joke. Business day makes several visual and practical changes to the game, including changing the background and adding new effects to gcs. Since version 1.0466, Business Day starts automatically on the 31st of March (29th on leap years), and lasts until the 3rd of April.

Business Day can be activated at will by purchasing the season switch upgrade "Fool's biscuit", which enables the season for 24 hours. The upgrade will unlock after purchasing the Season switcher for 1,111 Heavenly chips, which lets the player trigger seasonal events at will. The upgrade is repeatable after expiring, though it doubles in cost each time a season switch upgrade is activated. Additionally, activating the season will end the current season, if one is in play.

When the season is active, the cosmetic effects of the season activate immediately. This includes a new dollar bill-themed background, dollar bill particle effects replacing the cookies falling in the background and appearing when clicking the Big Cookie, new news ticker messages (which appear in place of all other ticker headlines), and Golden Cookies taking the appearance of contracts.

By default, Business Day only features one major gameplay change, which is an exclusive Golden Cookie effect called "Everything must go", which reduces the cost of all buildings by 5% for 5 seconds of base time. If the heavenly upgrade Startrade has been purchased, Golden Cookies appear 5% more often during Business Day. If the Pantheon god Selebrak is slotted, Golden Cookies appear slightly more often during Business Day than in other seasons.

Building changes[]

During the Business Day season, all of the building names and icons change in the shop. However, their in-game appearance does not change, and the buildings' tooltip information will use their original names and sprites.

Name Business day name Icon Description
Cursor Rolling pin
Rolling pin
Essential in flattening dough. The first step in cookie-making.
Grandma Oven
Oven
A crucial element of baking cookies.
Farm Kitchen
Kitchen
The more kitchens, the more cookies your employees can produce.
Mine Secret recipe
Secret recipe
These give you the edge you need to outsell those pesky competitors.
Factory Factory
Factory (fools)
Mass production is the future of baking. Seize the day, and synergize!
Bank Investor
Investor
Business folks with a nose for profit, ready to finance your venture as long as there's money to be made.
Temple Like
Like
Your social media page is going viral! Amassing likes is the key to a lasting online presence and juicy advertising deals.
Wizard Tower Meme
Meme
Cookie memes are all the rage! With just the right amount of social media astroturfing, your brand image will be all over the cyberspace.
Shipment Supermarket
Supermarket
A giant cookie emporium - your very own retail chain.
Alchemy Lab Stock share
Stock share
You're officially on the stock market, and everyone wants a piece!
Portal TV show
TV show
Your cookies have their own sitcom! Hilarious baking hijinks set to the cheesiest laughtrack.
Time Machine Theme park
Theme park
Cookie theme parks, full of mascots and roller-coasters. Build one, build a hundred!
Antimatter Condenser Cookiecoin
Cookiecoin
A virtual currency, already replacing regular money in some small countries.
Prism Corporate country
Corporate country
You've made it to the top, and you can now buy entire nations to further your corporate greed. Godspeed.
Chancemaker Privatized planet
Privatized planet
Actually, you know what's cool? A whole planet dedicated to producing, advertising, selling, and consuming your cookies.
Fractal Engine Senate seat
Senate seat
Only through political dominion can you truly alter this world to create a brighter, more cookie-friendly future.
Javascript Console Doctrine
Doctrine
Taking many forms -religion, culture, philosophy- a doctrine may, when handled properly, cause a lasting impact on civilizations, reshaping minds and people and ensuring all future generations share a singular goal - the production, and acquisition, of more cookies.
Idleverse Lateral expansions
Lateral expansions
Sometimes the best way to keep going up is sideways. Diversify your ventures through non-cookie investments.
Cortex Baker Think tank
Think tank
There's only so many ways you can bring in more profit. Or is there? Hire the most brilliant experts in the known universe and let them scrape their brains for you!
You You
You (fools)
Your business is as great as it's gonna get. The only real way to improve it anymore is to improve yourself - and become the best Chief Executive Officer this world has ever seen.

The golden and wrath cookies appearances as contracts during the Business Day season:
Contract WarthContract

Stats: Special[]

Under Special, one would see:

Seasonal event : Business Day (Time remaining, if activated with season switcher)

Money made from selling cookies : (Number of cookies baked during this Ascension * 0.08) cookie dollars

TV show seasons produced : ((Number of hours since session start * (Highest number of Portals owned * 0.13)) + 1)

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Trivia[]

  • Before v2 of Cookie Clicker, the "$" came after the number of cookies, instead of before. It was later changed again to "cookie dollars".
    • This was most likely due to how the developer, Orteil, is French, and currency symbols ($,€,₹,…) are placed after the amount in French.
  • The factory and You are the only buildings that aren't given a different name while the season is in effect.
  • The "Money made from selling cookies" statistic implies that every cookie is sold for 8 cents of profit.
  • If Business Day were to be activated in the 1.0501 beta, the bank, temple, and wizard tower buildings are all renamed to "Investment". They all use the Rolling pin icon that the cursor uses, and the description will say "You're not sure what this does, you just know it means profit."
  • The "TV show seasons produced" stat only appears if the player owns at least one portal.
  • During Business Day, the title of the web page is changed to Cookie Baker in place of Cookie Clicker.
  • Business Day is the only season to feature an exclusive Golden Cookie effect.
  • Business Day is the only season to not include any exclusive upgrades.

References[]

Cookie Clicker game mechanics
Cookies Cookie ClickerClickingBuildings
General AchievementsGolden CookiesMilkSugar LumpsNews TickerOptionsCheating
Cookies per Second (CpS)Cookies per Click (CpC)
Upgrades Upgrades overview
Multipliers: Flavored CookiesKittens
Research: GrandmapocalypseWrath CookiesWrinklersShiny wrinklers
Ascension AscensionHeavenly ChipsChallenge ModeKrumblor
Seasons Seasons overview
Valentine's DayBusiness DayEasterHalloweenChristmas
Minigames Minigames overview
GardenStock MarketPantheonGrimoireDungeons (Beta)
Further reading Gameplay
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