In fact, I remember when I was 14 years old and really wanted this pair of denim jumpers. They were the "in" thing and costs $70 for the brand I "had to have". So mom brought me to the store, helped me open my layaway account and over the following few weeks, I paid them off.
Today I visited the web site for Kmart Layaway. You plug in your zip code and it tells you what stores in the area are participating. It then shows you which items are available. (AND let me add that the web site is already offering "black Friday" prices NOW!)
“Layaway is also a great way to not only start shopping early and find great selections at Kmart,” said Mark Snyder, chief marketing officer, Kmart. . “It also allows our customers to spread their payments over time and better plan their holiday spending.”I have finished all the "Santa shopping" for my two kids, but am considering a new television for hubby for Christmas. I haven't shopped for a TV in years so am truly amazed at the price of new flat screen TVs!
I don't have the cash to buy it today, but I don't want to charge it on a credit card, because (a) he'll see the bill and the surprise will be ruined and (b) I don't want to pay interest rates. So the Kmart Layaway program may be PERFECT for my Hubby's Christmas gift!!