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Walmart is not offering layaway for the 2021 holiday season :: WRAL.com

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Walmart will not be offering the annual layaway option this year for the 2021 holiday season.

The information was confirmed by Walmart customer service on Sept. 21, 2021. No stores in the U.S. will be offering layaway according to the employee. In addition, the layaway section of the Walmart website has been removed.

In past years, Walmart offered the layaway program from late August through mid-December. Customers could put items on hold with a small deposit, and then make regular payments until the total was paid off. At that point, the products could be picked up from the store. There was no interest charged on the products.

This year, the company is offering a monthly “buy now, pay later” finance payment option called Affirm.

The Walmart website calls it an “alternative to layaway” that allows you to purchase the item immediately and then pay it off from 3 to 24 months. But it is important to note that, unlike layaway, there is a finance charge with Affirm. The APR rate will be between 10{3132c872e6c78dc13c400a594a399f7f701f7fca090fe22c84668d12b33a9deb} and 30{3132c872e6c78dc13c400a594a399f7f701f7fca090fe22c84668d12b33a9deb} for most items, depending upon your credit. There are some promotional 0{3132c872e6c78dc13c400a594a399f7f701f7fca090fe22c84668d12b33a9deb} APR items available as well.

Categories that are eligible for Affirm include: Electronics, Video Games, Toys, Home, Arts & Crafts, Musical Instruments, Home Improvement, Auto, Sports & Outdoors, Tools, Baby, Jewelry and Apparel.

Affirm does not charge late fees, prepayment fees, annual fees, or service fees to open or close your Affirm account.

See the details on the Walmart website.

Walmart Sale

Walmart has a new Savings Spotlight Sale including good buys on clothing, Chromebooks, tablets, toys, video games, vacuums, cookware sets and more!

See all the sales at Walmart.com HERE!

Clearance Sale

The Walmart Clearance Sale is taking place now with up to 70{3132c872e6c78dc13c400a594a399f7f701f7fca090fe22c84668d12b33a9deb} off!

There are some super deals on toys, holiday decor, trees, lights, winter coats, baby clothes, shoes, beauty, sports & outdoors, electronics, home and more!

See all the deals in this clearance sale at Walmart.com HERE!

Holiday Decor: See the holiday decor clearance at Walmart.com HERE.

Toys, Games & Arts & Crafts: See the toy clearance sale at Walmart.com HERE.

Home & Kitchen: See the kitchen clearance sale at Walmart.com HERE.

Electronics: See the electronics on sale at Walmart.com HERE.

Clothing: See the clothing sale at Walmart.com HERE.

Baby Toys & Gear: See the clearance sale for baby products at Walmart.com HERE.

Sports & Outdoors: See the clearance for sports and outdoor products at Walmart.com HERE.

If the price on the Walmart website is different than the price listed above, that means that the sale has ended and is no longer available.

New Walmart+ Membership Program

Walmart has launched a new membership program offering unlimited free delivery from stores, fuel discounts, Scan & Go shopping and more.

Walmart+ costs $98 a year or $12.95 a month. There is a 15-day free trial period, as well.