When I was a child growing up, layaway was very common. If people didn’t have the money up front, that’s how people bought their items they wanted to purchase. And that was really a very sound way to budget for gifts and other needs. Instead of getting into debt, the payments were made on a timely schedule and then the item was taken home when the final payment was made.
Now, Sears is once again offering Sears Layaway to make it convenient for their customers. This is a great way to save money and not have to pay any interest. All that is needed is either a $15 down payment or 20% down, whichever is greater. The layaway offer doesn’t apply to certain items such as home electronics or appliances, but it does apply to many things.
I can imagine putting some clothing items on layaway for our son and Baby J and even possibly our newest grandbaby who is due in April of next year. (I have fun shopping for baby clothes for our grandbaby who is now fifteen months old.)
I can also imagine looking in the kitchen section for our daughter. She enjoys cooking and using things in the kitchen that make the job easier or some dish for serving a special recipe. My husband and son-in-law would enjoy some type of tool. I know my husband has many Sears tools in his big, red tool chest in the garage. And our son-in-law has a tool chest, too. There are many things to choose from to make a wish come true!