Did someone say ‘free’? Exchange launching fee-free layaway ahead of the holidays

A table at the Panzer Kaserne Exchange laden with layaway items awaits pickup, Aug. 28. Photo by John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Service members and their families can get a jump-start on holiday shopping thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway.

Continuing to Dec. 24, the Exchange will waive its $3 service fee for items priced at $25 or more. Toys, bikes, clothing and more are included.

“The holidays tend to sneak up on us, and before we know it we’re having to buy last-minute gifts for loved ones,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange’s holiday layaway offers a great way to plan your gift list and stay on budget—and keep special presents out of sight.”

To place items on layaway, military shoppers pay a deposit of 15% of the purchase price. Items must be picked up by Dec. 24.

For program details and eligibility information, shoppers can visit the Panzer Kaserne Exchange customer service desk.