Can you get a money order at 7-Eleven? Absolutely. As the world’s largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven has become the go-to place for millions of Americans to buy money orders. This article will answer all your questions about getting a 7-Eleven money order, including price, fees, limits, and where to turn if you need a refund.

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How Much Does a 7-Eleven Money Order Cost?

Purchasing a money order at 7-Eleven will cost you 1-3% of the total amount of the money order, depending on the location, with a minimum fee of $.65. For example, if you’re purchasing a money order for $100, expect to pay $1-$3. 

What Is the Money Order Dollar Limit at 7-Eleven?

The maximum amount you can purchase for a 7-Eleven money order is $500. If you need a money order that’s greater than $500, you’ll need to purchase more than one money order.

How Do You Buy a Money Order at 7-Eleven?

Buying a money order from a 7-Eleven is simple. Walk up to the counter, tell the cashier you want to purchase a money order, and tell them the amount. You can only pay for a 7-Eleven money order with cash. After you pay for the money order, fill it out the same way as you would a check. If you’ve never purchased a money order before, check out this step-by-step guide on how to fill out a money orderFinally, hand the money order off to whomever you want to pay or drop it in the mail.

Which Type of Money Order Does 7-Eleven Use?

7-Eleven uses either Western Union or MoneyGram, depending on the state. If you live in one of these states, your 7-Eleven uses Western Union:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

If your state isn’t listed, then your local 7-Eleven uses MoneyGram.

How Do You Get a Refund on a 7-Eleven Money Order?

If your money order is lost or stolen, or you just end up not using it, don’t worry. It is possible to get a refund for your money order.

If you still have the original money order and it hasn’t been cashed, take it to your bank or another location that cashes money orders. 7-Eleven does not cash money orders. However, this FQF article will help you locate a place that will cash your money orderwill help you locate a place that will cash your money order. If you haven’t filled out the recipient’s name, put your name as the recipient and endorse it. If you’ve already filled out the recipient’s name, simply write ‘Not for purpose intended’ on the endorsement line and sign your name.

If you don’t have the original money order, follow the steps below.

For Western Union Money Orders:

If you have the receipt: Print and fill out the Western Union money order customer request form, include a $15 nonrefundable processing fee, and mail it to:

Western Union Financial Services Inc.

P.O. Box 7030

Englewood, CO 80155-7030

If you do not have the receipt: Print and fill out the Western Union research request form, include a $30 nonrefundable processing fee, and mail to the same address as above.

You can fax or email (recommended) the forms to (720) 864-0477 / RMO@westernunion.com 

You can expect a refund in six to eight weeks. If you have additional questions, call Western Union Customer Care at (800) 999-9660.

For MoneyGram Money Orders:

You must have your original receipt in order to receive a refund from MoneyGram. To request a refund, fill out a claim card. Once you’ve filled out the claim card, send it, along with a copy of your receipt and $18 to:

MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc.

P.O Box 610

Minneapolis, MN 55480-0610

If you have more questions about completing a claim card, visit the MoneyGram site.

What if I Lose My Money Order Receipt?

If you have any questions, you should always contact Western Union or MoneyGram, depending on which money order service your 7-Eleven uses. 7-Eleven issues the money order but takes no responsibility for what happens afterward. If you have lost your receipt, you may still be able to track your money order by following these steps.

For Western Union Money Orders:

Fill out the Western Union money order research request form, include a $30 nonrefundable processing fee, and mail it to:

Western Union Financial Services Inc.

P.O. Box 7030

Englewood, CO 80155-7030

Or fax/email it to: (720) 864-0477 / RMO@westernunion.com

For MoneyGram Money Orders:

Unfortunately, if you lose your MoneyGram receipt, you can’t do much to track your money order. You can fill out a money order search form with the information you do know and send it, along with a $40 nonrefundable fee, to MoneyGram. However, MoneyGram does not guarantee that it will be able to track your money order. For this reason, make sure to keep your money order receipt until you’re sure the money order has been cashed.

Send the search form to:

MoneyGram

1550 Utica Ave. So. Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55416

For further questions, call MoneyGram at (800) MoneyGram.

In Summary

If you need a money order, chances are your local 7-Eleven will be able to help. Remember that you can only purchase money orders at 7-Eleven with cash. If you purchased a money order and didn’t use it, you can endorse it and cash it at your bank or at a retailer that cashes money orders. Also, remember to hang onto your receipt in case your money order is lost or stolen, and follow the instructions we’ve provided for receiving a refund through either Western Union or MoneyGram.