WAYNE, N.J. — Toys"R"Us has extended its free layaway program through Dec. 16. The program, announced in September, was originally slated to end on Oct. 31.
In addition, the retailer announced that it pay it forward every time someone offers to pay off the balance of a layaway offer for someone in their community. For each layaway balance paid off as an act of kindness, the company will donate $200 worth of toys – the approximate average value of a layaway order created at Toys"R"Us – to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, up to $1 million worth of toys.
"Since we introduced our new free layaway offer in early September, we've seen a fantastic response from parents and gift-givers who value the opportunity to pay for their holiday purchases over time, without having to incur an upfront fee. We're pleased to extend this offer for those customers who may not have started their Christmas shopping yet, but would like the flexibility of paying for their purchases incrementally now through mid-December," said Troy Rice, EVP stores and services for Toys"R"Us, U.S. "At the same time, we're excited to expand upon our ongoing commitment to Toys for Tots, by paying it forward each time a generous benefactor visits one of our stores and pays off the layaway balance of someone in their local community this holiday season. Now, through these inspiring acts of Giving Back, more children in need will have gifts to open on Christmas morning."