Goodfellow Exchange brings back fee-free layaway for the holidays

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. (Courtesy Graphic)

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. (Courtesy Graphic)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Soldiers and 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 Goodfellow 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 Goodfellow 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 Lisa Piper, Goodfellow Exchange main store manager. “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 Goodfellow Exchange for complete program details and eligibility information.