Holiday layaway program begins 2 weeks earlier at Walmart

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It may only be August–but Walmart will open their holiday layaway program on Friday.

Folks can begin putting items on layaway beginning Aug. 28, the company announced Thursday.  It’s a full two weeks earlier than last year.

New this year, the company is lowering the price for individual eligible items to $10 from $15, and are giving  shoppers 90 days to pay instead of 60. There will still be a 10 percent down payment and a $50 minimum purchase.

Over 40,000 items will be available for layaway, the company said.

The program will run through Dec. 14.