Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping to nab a wider portion of holiday and back-to-school shoppers by widening its layaway program to include more products and stretch the pay-back period.
But this time, buyers will have 90 days to pay the balance instead of last year’s 60-day time frame. In addition to jewelry, toys such as the Furby and electronics including the iPad, customers will be able to layaway small home appliances and sporting goods such as basketball goals, trampolines and exercise equipment.
The program will be open from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14. But shoppers who like their local Wal-Mart on Facebook can start using the service on Sept. 14.