JOE FRUGAL: Layaway Returns at Walmart This Weekend

Layaway returns to Walmart this weekend, as the retailer gives families an extra month to shop and stretch your paycheck further this holiday season.

Choose from 60 and 90 days.

The 90-day open includes a Layaway open fee of 15-dollars, but that cost is refunded on a gift card for customers who make their final payment by December 14th.

Also, if you don’t want to wait until Sunday to get started, you can register on Walmart’s facebook page to gain early layaway access today.

Here’s some more info from Walmart about layaway this season:

New layaway features at Walmart include:

  • An expanded list of eligible categories, including small home appliances and select sporting goods such as basketball goals, trampolines and large exercise equipment. Customers can also use layaway for a broad selection of electronics, toys and jewelry.
  • Early layaway access for shoppers who like their local Walmart store on Facebook. Customers simply need to sign up on their local Walmart Facebook page beginning August 28 to be able to start their layaway two days early on Sept. 14.  
  • A full refund of the layaway open fee ($15) given on a Walmart gift card for customers who make their final payment.
  2011 Layaway 2012 Layaway
Days to Pay 60 90
Open Fee $5 $15
Down Payment 10% or $10, whichever is greater 10% or $10, whichever is greater
Cancellation Fee $10 $0
Total Refunded when Completed $0 $15 (gift card)
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