Okinawa Exchange Brings Back Fee-Free Layaway for the Holidays


Okinawa Exchange Brings Back Fee-Free Layaway for the Holidays

by: Kaura, Peres, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs | .
published: September 26, 2016

Kadena AB – Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for military personnel, their 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, Okinawa Exchanges 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 Kadena Main 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 Kadena Main Exchange Store Manager, Ann Yi. “With a few months to go before the holidays, guests 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. Guests can visit customer service at the local Exchange for complete program details and eligibility information.

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.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at or follow us on Twitter at

Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Kaura Peres, 050-5865-3100 or