Walmart is bringing back layaway! There will be a few changes from when they use to offer layaway, but at least you will have that option again. It will roll out October 17, just in time for the holiday season and will only stick around through December 16.You will need to have a minimum purchase of $50 and each item will need to be priced at $15 or more. There will be a $5 layaway fee, you will need to pay 10% down and complete their payment schedule. You will be required to pick up your layaway no later than December 16 or pay a $10 cancellation fee. Walmart still offers layaway on their fine jewelry year round.
Layaway isn’t for everyone! But to be honest we used layaway for many years, for the mere fact that we have nosy kiddos! Having a place to hind Santa gifts from the kiddos until December 16, means I only have to hide for a few weeks! Causing a little less stress and keeping me from having to shop Christmas Eve!! So are you happy to see it back?
There are still several other stores that offer layaway as well, Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us- they all have their own rules and fees.
Thanks Chicago Tribune! (and Just Trying to Save Money!)