Walmart’s holiday layaway is back—and it’s free

Walmart’s holiday layaway is back—and it’s free

Eggnog, office parties—and layaway? You may not think of buy-now, pay-later shopping programs as a holiday tradition, but Walmart is hoping you will. The retailer’s holiday layaway program is back, and this time with a benevolent twist: It’s free.

Among the key eligible items are electronics and toys, plus small appliances, jewelry, and select sporting goods. New items this year include car audio and infant toys.

Last year Walmart charged a $ 5 service fee to shoppers to take part … (read more)

Mickey and Minnie brighten up Walmart’s paint department

Mickey and Minnie brighten up Walmart’s paint department

With names like Minnie’s Polka Dots, Eeyore’s Rain Cloud and Belle of the Ball, Walmart has introduced a line of Disney-themed paints. Sold in colors that match Disney bedding products, the retailer hopes to appeal to parents who continually redecorate their children’s rooms as they grow. Claimed to be kid-tough, the paints are made by Glidden, a brand that has typically done well in Consumer Reports paint tests.

While we haven’t tested the new Disney line of Glidden paints, Glidden … (read more)