The holidays are coming around earlier than ever with Walmart launching its holiday layaway program on Friday, August 28 — a full two weeks earlier than last year. New this year, the retailer has lowered the price of eligible items to $10 with a $50 minimum basket. There’s no fee to start a holiday layaway account with Walmart, but you do need to put down 10%. The last day to pick up holiday layaway items is Monday, December 14.
The early launch of Walmart’s holiday layaway program coincides with the retailer’s first-ever Toy Week, which offers a sneak-peek of kids’ top choices for toys this holiday. The event also reveals some of the biggest holiday trends and a glimpse of which toy deals may appear as Walmart’s Black Friday doorbusters. Toy Week precedes the retailer’s highly anticipated Force Friday event to be held on Friday, September 4, during which they will unveil new and exclusive Star Wars merchandise.