Walmart to Offer Special Layaway Option this Christmas
Bentonvillr, ARK: To help families deliver a big Christmas this year, Walmart has announced that it will offer a Christmas layaway program for two of the season’s most popular gift categories, electronics and toys. Available at all stores nationwide, the program will kick off on Oct. 17 and run through Dec. 16, with plenty of time for the gifts to take their rightful place under the Christmas tree.
Walmart announced the news to its nearly 9 million Facebook fans, many whom have expressed their desire for Walmart’s layaway service. Customers have indicated that they are most interested in layaway for toys and electronics, and that during the holidays is when they need layaway the most.
“We’re always looking for ways to ease budget strain for our customers, and we know this holiday season in particular brings with it additional financial pressure,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart. “Our layaway program for Christmas, along with our everyday low prices and great variety of gifts, will provide a worry-free way for our customers to fulfill their families’ Christmas wish lists.”
Walmart’s Christmas layaway program will enable customers to make payments when they want and for how much they want on the hottest Christmas gifts. Toy and electronic gifts with a retail price of $15 or more will be eligible, including dozens of toys on Rollback to $15 starting Sept. 12, such as Leapfrog Scribble and Write, Disney Princess Toddler Dolls, Transformers 3 Mechtech and select Lego playsets. Other great gifts at an everyday low price included in the Christmas layaway program are bicycles, HDTVs, and video games.
For more information on Walmart’s holiday layaway program, please visit www.walmart.com/Layaway.