Help out Santa Claus with Fee-Free Exchange Layaway

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-082
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 27, 2013

DALLAS – Holiday shoppers can keep their loved ones’ gifts out of sight and under wraps until the time is right thanks to the return of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway plan.

Through Dec. 24, the Exchange will waive the $3 processing fee for all layaway purchases. Improving on the Exchange’s year-round layaway program, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, shoppers can put computers, laptops, notebooks and tablets on layaway (Nov. 29-30 excluded).

“With the Exchange’s holiday layaway plan, shoppers can ensure the most popular gifts are ready and waiting when it’s time to take them home,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Nothing says ‘happy holidays’ like no fees and a customized payment plan, thus allowing shoppers to better manage their budgets.”

A deposit of only 15 percent is required when starting the layaway process. Shoppers can visit customer service for complete program details and eligibility information.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or wardchr@aafes.com.