As excited as I am about having a baby, I admit I’m also a little worried. Because if there’s one thing I remember from when I was pregnant with my daughter 8 years ago, it’s that the preparation can get expensive fast. We’ve moved so many times since she was born that we have very little of her baby stuff left to pass down to her little brother or sister. So we’re very nearly starting from scratch.
So as much as I wish we could buy everything all at once, we’ll have to space out our purchases in order to stay on budget. This will mean doing a lot of secondhand shopping, but it will also mean we’ll have to consider some other, more creative ways to stretch our dollars, like using Walmart’s layaway program for other purchases so we can free up some extra cash.
Layaway returns to Walmart each year in advance of the holidays, but this year, layaway will be completely free. No fees. No starting costs. No nothing. You can layaway tons of items, including electronics, toys, jewelry, small appliances, select sporting goods, infant toys and automotive electronics like speakers and stereos.
All you have to do is start a layaway account in your favorite Walmart store by visiting the Walmart.com service desk. You then can make payments at any register in that store between Sept. 13 and Dec. 13, and you’ll get payment reminders and status updates by email.
On the Walmart Facebook page, you can claim an offer that will give you early access to layaway starting Sept. 11 & 12 instead of the 13th like everyone else. And the best part? You don’t even have to “Like” the Walmart page to access the offer.
DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, Iâ€™ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.