Stores Offering Layaway Plans
Planning to use layaway to stretch your budget this holiday season? Here's a rundown of the stores that are offering layaway:
AAFES (The Army & Air Force Exchange Service)
Pay a 15% deposit and a $3 service fee to place items in layaway for 30 days (clothing, handbags & shoes), 60 days (all other merchandise, except jewelry), or 90 days (fine jewelry). Minimum purchase of $25 required. Cancellations are subject to a $5 fee.
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Babies R Us
Same policy as Toys R Us. See below for details.
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot
Pay a 20% deposit and a $5 service fee to initiate a 60-day layaway (90-day for select Baby Depot items). The second 20% payment must be made within 14 days. Canceled orders will result in a $10 fee. Any refunds resulting from the cancellation or return of layaway merchandise will be placed on a store gift card. No cash refunds will be made. For complete details visit the customer service desk at any Burlington store.
Terms vary by store location. Ask at your local store.
Available for electronics, toys, small appliances and patio only. Pay $10 or 10% down (whichever is greater), and then make final payment by December 14. A $50 minimum total purchase is required, and each item must be $10 or more. Not available online. A $5 fee applies to all cancelled orders.
Available in store and online (for all items marked with the layaway icon). Pay $10 down and a $5 service fee. Then, make payments over an eight-week period (a 12-week option is also available for purchases over $300). A $10 fee applies to all canceled orders. All online orders must be picked up in store.
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Pay 10% down or $10 (whichever is greater) and a $5 service fee. Merchandise must be paid off and picked up within 30 days. Not offered in some stores. Use the store locator on their website to locate a participating store near you (noted by a little hanger icon). Jewelry, food, furniture and clearance items do not qualify for layaway.
Available in store and online for all items marked with the layaway icon. Pay $0 down ($.01 online) and a $5 service fee. Then, make payments over an eight-week period. A $15 fee applies to all canceled orders. All online orders must be picked up in store. For complete details:
Pay 10% down and a $5 service fee. Merchandise must be paid off and picked up within 30 days. Not offered in all stores. Use the "Find a Store" function on their website to locate a participating store near you (noted by a little hanger icon). Jewelry, clearance items, food and furniture do not qualify for layaway.
Toys R' Us
Must make a 10% deposit, and pay a $5 service charge at the time the item is placed on layaway (Upfront fees are waived during promotional "Free Layaway" period.) Payments must be made as follows: 40% within 30 days; 70% within 60 days; and the total price of the order must be paid within 90 days or prior to the end of the Holiday Cutoff, whichever is earlier.
Toys R Us Layaway Program
Layaway toys, electronics, small appliances, furniture, jewelry and some sporting goods with 10% down or $10 (whichever is greater). Total purchase must be over $50, and each individual item must be $10 or more. All purchases must be paid for and picked up by December 12. Not available online. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all canceled orders.
More Layaway Options
Many antique stores and jewelry stores also offer layaway. Call around to find out what your local businesses are offering this year.
Prefer to shop online? Then, check out elayaway.com. It allows you to set up a layaway plan with over 1,000 stores.