It’s hard to believe but the countdown is on to the holiday season! Although many of us don’t start shopping, decorating and celebrating until after Thanksgiving, there are a few holiday ‘must-do’s’ that you need to start sooner rather than later. Planning your holiday menu ahead of time is a must. Also, why not get a head start on your holiday shopping by starting before the busy Thanksgiving holiday?
First, put the big (or small) items on your kid’s wish lists on Layaway. Most Layaway contracts are eight weeks long, so this is the ideal time to shop and pay over time. You don’t want your wallet to go into shock on November 29th, do you? Didn’t think so.
Still need convincing? Here are a few ‘Layaway Lessons’ to keep in mind:
1.) Last year’s Christmas tree was on its last limb and this year you could probably use a new one
Pick up a pre-lit tree (because that’s the way to go), LED lights, wreaths and village houses now and pay them off in time for decking those halls!
2.) Your gift list has grown
Your kids are getting older and want more gifts or maybe what they just want one or two expensive gifts like a new laptop or game console. Long gift lists or those including expensive items call for Layaway. Fill your cart to the brim and roll it over to the Layaway counter. Your kids don’t need to know you paid their gifts off over time.
3.) Money is tight this year
It’s not just you; many of us are watching our spending. If you’re having trouble staying afloat while keeping your bills paid, Layaway is a must. Not only will you avoid ‘wallet shock,’ you’ll keep your pre-holiday peace of mind.
Whether you have one or 100 items, you can Layaway almost everything on your list without paying a service fee through 11/23. Plus, you can pay in store, online or using a mobile phone. Eight or 12 weeks later (depending on your contract) pick up your items and you’re good to go!
Bonus: After you figure out how easy it is, you can Layaway all year round at Kmart.