Walgreens is a nationwide pharmacy and retail chain with locations in every U.S. state. From prescription and over-the-counter meds to health and beauty supplies and even grocery staples, Walgreens is a convenient stop for millions of Americans. But that’s not all — Walgreens offers a variety of money services, too. But does Walgreens cash checks?

Read on to find out more about Walgreens’ check policy, other money services that this chain does offer, and a list of similar stores where you can cash checks.

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Does Walgreens Cash Checks?

Walgreens does not cash checks of any kind. You can, however, pay for your purchase with a check, provided you have a valid, government-issued photo ID.

While Walgreens doesn’t cash checks, you can get up to $20 cash back at Walgreens with a debit card. You can learn more about Walgreens’ cash back policy in our article, Walgreens Cash Back Limit, Minimum Purchase, Cards Accepted + More.

Other Money Services at Walgreens

Walgreens does offer a few other money services, including:

  • Western Union money transfers. Walgreens does not sell money orders, but you can pay for or pick up a money transfer here. Read more about how money transfers work in our article, Walgreens Money Orders: Everything to Know.
  • In-store ATMs. Many Walgreens stores have in-store ATMs.
  • Reloadable, prepaid debit cards. Walgreens has GreenDot, American Express, and Vanilla Visa reloadable, prepaid cards. You can sign up for the card and reload it in any Walgreens. After signup, the cards can also be loaded via direct deposit and used anywhere MasterCard, American Express, or Visa is accepted.
  • Gift cards. Walgreens sells a large selection of gift cards in-store, and Walgreens gift cards both online and in-store.
  • Local public transportation passes. Walgreens is an authorized seller of local transportation authority public transportation tickets for many major cities. Check your local transit authority website to find out if Walgreens sells passes.

Find a Walgreens near you using the Walgreens store locator,

Similar Stores That Cash Checks

Most large pharmacy chains, including Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, do not cash checks of any kind. However, there are many stores like Walgreens where you can cash checks, including grocery stores and superstores with pharmacies.

Here’s the list of stores with pharmacies similar to Walgreens where you can get checks cashed.

1. Albertsons

2. Country Mart

  • Checks cashed: Payroll
  • Limits and fees: Limits not specified. Fees are 2% of the check amount, with 1% returned as in-store credit
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Country Mart

3. Food Lion

  • Checks cashed: Payroll, government, state-issued tax refund, and traveler’s checks
  • Limits and fees: Up to $1,000 for payroll, government, and tax refund checks; up to $499.99 for traveler’s checks. Fees vary by state.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Food Lion
  • Learn more about Food Lion’s check cashing policy.

4. Giant Eagle

  • Checks cashed: Personal, payroll, government, and traveler’s checks
  • Limits and fees: Up to $30 for personal checks; up to $100 for traveler’s checks; no posted limits for payroll and government checks. Fees vary by location.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? Giant Eagle Advantage Card (check cashing privileges subject to approval and waiting period of 48 hours)
  • Find your nearest Giant Eagle
  • Learn more about Giant Eagle’s check cashing policy.

5. Hannaford

  • Checks cashed: Payroll, government, and pension checks that are electronically printed and considered “regular income.” Handwritten checks are not cashed.
  • Limits and fees: No posted limits; fees vary by location
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No, but you must apply at the customer service desk for check cashing privileges, and the approval process takes up to five business days.
  • Find your nearest Hannaford

6. Kroger

  • Checks cashed: Payroll, government, tax refund, corporate, and insurance checks
  • Limits and fees: No limits posted. Fees are $3 or $5, depending on the amount of the check.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID; Social Security number must be provided
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Kroger
  • Learn more about Kroger’s check cashing policy.

Note: The Kroger family of stores includes Dillons, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Foods, King Soopers, and Ralphs grocery stores with pharmacies. Check cashing policies are the same at all Kroger-owned stores.

7. Market Basket

  • Checks cashed: Payroll
  • Limits and fees: No limits posted; fees vary by location
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Market Basket

8. Meijer

  • Checks cashed: Payroll and government
  • Limits and fees: Up to $1,000 for payroll checks; up to $1,999.99 for government checks. Fees vary by location.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No, but you must enroll in the Certegy verification system in order to cash checks at Meijer, and there is a seven-day waiting period for approval.
  • Find your nearest Meijer

9. Publix

  • Checks cashed: Personal and payroll
  • Limits and fees: Up to $75 for personal checks; up to $500 every 7 days for payroll checks. Fees are $3 to $6 and can vary by location.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Publix
  • Learn more about Publix’s check cashing policy.

10. Safeway

  • Checks cashed: Personal, government, and payroll
  • Limits and fees: Up to $250 for personal checks; payroll and government limits set by individual stores. Fees vary by location.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Safeway
  • Learn more about Safeway’s check cashing policy.

11. Shaws

12. Tops Friendly Markets

  • Checks cashed: Payroll and government
  • Limits and fees: Up to $500; $1 fee per check
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Tops

13. Walmart

  • Checks cashed: Payroll, government, tax return, retirement, insurance, cashier’s checks, MoneyGram money orders (must have been purchased at Walmart)
  • Limits and fees: Up to $5,000. $3 fee for checks up to $1,000; $6 fee for checks from over $1,000 to $5,000.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No
  • Find your nearest Walmart
  • Learn more about Walmart’s check cashing policy.

14. Wegmans

  • Checks cashed: Personal, traveler’s checks, and rebate checks
  • Limits and fees: Personal check limits vary; traveler’s checks up to $500; rebate checks up to $20. No check cashing fees for Shoppers Club members.
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? Shoppers Club Card with check cashing privileges
  • Find your nearest Wegmans
  • Learn more about Wegman’s check cashing policy.

15. Winn-Dixie

  • Checks cashed: Electronically signed checks (no handwritten or personal checks)
  • Limits and fees: Up to $500; fees are $3.50 per check
  • ID requirements: Valid government-issued, photo ID
  • Store card needed? No, but check cashing is offered only at select Winn-Dixie locations.
  • Find your nearest Winn-Dixie
  • Learn more about Winn-Dixie’s check cashing policy.

In Summary

Walgreens may not cash checks, but there are plenty of similar stores where you can get most types of checks cashed. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to your local store and make sure they’ll cash your check, as policies can vary from store to store.