Walmart Slates Early Start for Christmas Layaway

       

       

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart will launch its Christmas layaway program on Sept. 16, giving shoppers an extra month to lay away Christmas gift purchases.

The program will be available nationwide through Dec. 14. The retailer has also expanded the list of eligible layaway product categories to include small home appliances and select sporting goods. In addition, shoppers who sign up on their local Walmart Facebook page will be able to start their layaway on Sept. 14.

This year’s program also allows shoppers 90 days in which to pay for their merchandise, up from the 60 days set in last year’s program. Individual items must be priced at $15 or more, and the total layaway purchase must be at least $50.

If the order is cancelled or not paid in full, the open fee of $15 to get into the program is not refunded. However, no additional cancellation fee will be charged.