Early Holiday Layaway at Toys 'R' Us and Walmart

(From ABC News) -- Brick and mortar stores have been facing increasingly tough competition from online retailers so many are expanding or changing their layaway policies to help lure customers into stores ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.

Toys "R" Us is waving its fee and minimum purchase requirements for its layaway program. Meanwhile, Walmart announced it is expanding its layaway program to include more items than the toys and electronics included last year.

But Walmart will still charge a fee and require a minimum purchase.