Hill AFB Exchange brings back fee-free layaway for the Holidays

Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying eyes. 

Starting Sept. 1, the Hill Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items that are placed on layaway and paid for by Dec. 24 — including toys and bikes. Purchases of $25 or more are eligible for the layaway plan.

“By waiving the service fee, the Hill Exchange is giving military shoppers extra incentive to consider layaway, both as a budgeting tool and as a way to keep snooping loved ones from finding their gifts before the big day,” said Hill Exchange General Manager Mark Downs. “With a few months to go before the holidays, shoppers can start checking off their gift lists—and keep those presents safely hidden.” 

A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items on layaway. Shoppers can visit customer service at the Hill Exchange for complete program details and eligibility information.