Budget-minded Airmen, families, and retirees can kick off their holiday shopping early by taking advantage of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway.
The Scott Air Force Base Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items of $25 or more—including toys and bikes—placed on layaway starting Sept. 1 and paid for by Dec. 24.
“The Exchange’s holiday layaway plan helps Airmen and military families keep special gifts out of sight and manage their budgets too,” said Rita Sheridan, Scott AFB Exchange general manager. “We want to make holiday shopping as stress-free as possible.”
To hold items on layaway, Scott AFB Exchange shoppers are required to make a deposit of 15 percent of the purchase price.
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Shoppers can visit customer service at their Scott AFB Exchange for program details and eligibility information.