Even though it is only mid-September, we have some local stores that are unpacking Christmas supplies and arranging the shelves with Christmas decorations right next to the Halloween supplies and decorations. It seems a bit early to me; however, I know that many people want to get a head start on their shopping. Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us.
Even though there have been some news stations that report that the economy is turning around, it still appears to be in tough shape. The families with which I work are seriously struggling to make ends meet. The holiday season is stressful for them. They want to be able to provide for their families and make everyone happy. Many families in my elementary school building rely on Kmart’s layaway program each year to buy their holiday gifts.
Kmart’s free layaway program varies from other stores’ layaway programs for a few different reasons. Their layaway program applies to not only in-store items, but it applies to online purchases as well. They provide an 8-week and a 12-week option of bi-weekly payments. Other stores require that there be a minimum price for the item and a certain total overall; however, this isn’t the case with Kmart.
Kmart would like to make an announcement about their Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway, which is running from 9/9/12 to 11/17/12. Every single store will have a winner every single week! All you need to do is put your purchases on layaway! If you win, your remaining balance will be paid off!
Here are a couple of photos of items I would be particularly interested in placing on layaway with Kmart's layaway program: