I can’t believe that it is already time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Before you know it will be that time of the year to gather with friends and family. Are you ready for gift shopping?
Walmart announced that this year they are bringing Layaway back for the holdiay season with some NEW changes! Layaway begins at Walmart on September 16th, 2012 and will run all the way up until December 14th, 2012. But for those of you that are fans of your local Walmart on Facebook, you can get early access to Layaway on Sept. 14th & 15th with a special pass requested from Walmart’s Layaway Facebook App.
So what are some of the changes to Walmart’s Layaway this year? Toys, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, and some sporting goods are eligible to be put on layaway so long as the minimum balance of the item is $15. The total purchase price of items on layaway needs to be $50. This year the open fee is $5 at the start of the layaway process (refundable on a Walmart giftcard upon full payment) along with either $10 or 10% down (whichever is greater). This year Walmart is offering 90 days to place and pick up items from Layaway. Please visit Walmart.com or your local store for the complete details.
I’m just now at the beginning stage of figuring out what to get my boys for Christmas this year. If I do use layaway this year it will more than likely be for a big ticket item since I like the idea of being able to pay off items over time or a large item that is a bit difficult to hide :)