Walmart FREE Layway!
Well, it’s already that time of year! Walmart has begun their layaway program! Plus this year it’s FREE! That’s right! FREE, no fees!
Just put 10% or $10 down (whichever is greater) and you have 90 days to pay it off. Here is the Walmart FREE Layaway Press release.
ORLANDO, Fla., August 21, 2013 – In front of 6,000 Walmart associates at Walmart’s annual holiday meeting Wednesday, chief merchandising and marketing officer Duncan Mac Naughton introduced FREE layaway with no opening fee. Beginning Sept. 13 through Dec. 13, layaway will kick off the retailer’s official start to the holiday season.
“Times are tough and it’s not easy for many Americans – they are watching every penny,” said Mac Naughton. “All year long, but especially during the holidays, our customers need a low price leader. This year, we are committed to doing everything we did last year to help Americans save money – plus more. More savings, more layaway items and our commitment that they can give their families a great Christmas on a budget.”
Walmart’s FREE layaway means no opening fees, no gift-card reimbursements, just FREE . Eligible layaway items include electronics, toys, jewelry, small appliances and select sporting goods. And new in 2013 are infant toys and automotive electronics such as speakers and stereos.
Using layaway at Walmart is simple. Customers can start a layaway account in any Walmart Supercenter or Walmart store (not including Neighborhood Markets) by visiting the Walmart.com Services Desk. Once a layaway account is opened, customers can make payments at any register in that store between Sept. 13 and Dec. 13, 2013. Walmart will also send payment reminders and status updates to customers via email.
In addition, for added convenience in purchasing select large items, including ride-on vehicles, basketball goals and trampolines, Walmart is introducing new “tear pad” slips that customers can bring to the Walmart.com Services Desk – alleviating the need to carry select bulky items to the counter.
Layaway customers can also take advantage of Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee. That means Walmart will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical item at the Walmart.com Services Desk. This includes layaway items throughout the holiday season.
For more information, visit: www.walmart.com/layaway.
*Editor’s Note: Cancellation fees do not apply in Ohio, Maryland, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.
Last year there was some discussion early on as to whether you could ad match layaway items – so nice that this year they clearly state that you can!
So, several nice things this year – they made the ad match clearer, they took all the fees away and they started pretty early! Nice!
Click here for the full Walmart FREE & $1 Or Under Deals list!