Though it's never too early to sho for holiday gifts, fall is the time that I start thinking about what to purchase for Christmas. I start to pay more attention to toys that they eye on shopping trips, and begin to start pricing out how much those items will cost. My kids are getting to be at an age where the things that they want -- electronics, games, etc. -- are expensive.
Layaway is an option, of course. For some, it's the only affordable way that they can see to be sure to get those "must have" items before they sell out (I had the worst time getting ZhuZhus a few years ago). Using a free layaway program like Kmart's can help parents select the items they'd like to purchase for their children or other family members and be able to pay a little at a time toward their balance.
In store: Choose an 8-week contract and have the $5 service fee waived, or, if you need a little more time, select the 12-week contract and the $10 service fee is waived.
Be sure to enter Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway. You can gain entry three ways, including laying away in store, laying away online, and a mail-in method. There will be 12,400 winners of up to $500 as a credit toward the layaway balance. Be sure to read all the details about this promotion in the link above or ask at the customer service desk when you lay your items away.
What type of things would I lay away? My kids are tech hungry! I already have to fight for my tablet. I'd consider an Innotab for my youngest... and a Mario game. Mario is classic!
I can just see him and his dad playing Mario.
And I could keep my tablet for myself...
What would you layaway at Kmart? Please leave a comment and let me know!