Walmart Bringing Back Christmas Layaway Program

Walmart Bringing Back Christmas Layaway Program

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 10:21 AM CDT

Walmart is bringing its Christmas layaway program back for the upcoming holiday season.

According to a news release issued by the retailer on Monday, the program will run from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14.

“Last year, millions of Americans relied on layaway at Walmart to provide a great Christmas for their families. Because of their feedback, we’re offering the service again this year and making it better than ever,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Walmart U.S.

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.

Read the entire Walmart news release HERE.