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October 18, 2012

Toys “R” Us announced that it is extending its free layaway program through Dec. 16, due to significant positive response by consumers.

October 8, 2012

Kmart and Sears are gearing up for the holiday shopping season with the elimination of layaway service fees, a new layaway home delivery service and an enhanced in-store mobile experience.

October 3, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp. said Wednesday that its namesake and Kmart stores will offer ship-to-home delivery for items purchased through online layaway.

October 3, 2012

A survey of 2,339 shoppers by CouponCabin.com found that 34% are at least somewhat likely to purchase items on layaway this holiday season.

September 12, 2012

Toys “R” Us’ holiday 2012 plans include a “hot toy” reservation program, free and expanded layaway services and offering more exclusive toys from branded manufacturers along with more proprietary products.

September 7, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp. said that both its Sears and Kmart banners would waive layaway fees for the holidays, allowing shoppers to open interest-free pay-over-time programs at both stores and online with no customary initial fees.

September 4, 2012

Toys “R” Us said that it will waive upfront service fees for its holiday layaway program, kicking off immediately and running through Oct. 31.

September 4, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores said it has lowered its holiday layaway fee from $15 to $5, saying that the move is in response to customer feedback.

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