Can you cash a check at a gas station? Yes! At quite a few of them.

Although it’s becoming increasingly rare for people to use checks, many people still rely on checks to carry out their daily transactions. These days, it can be a little difficult to find a place that has any paper check services. Many stores no longer accept checks as a form of payment, let alone offer check cashing. However, we at First Quarter Finance have found all gas stations that cash checks. Yes, there are still gas stations/convenience stores where you can cash a check…

What’s Covered In This Article:

  • Gas stations that cash checks

  • Gas stations that may cash checks (depending on the specific location)

  • Gas stations that do not cash checks

  • Places other than gas stations that cash checks

  • And More…

Gas Stations That Cash Checks

While there aren’t very many gas stations that will cash checks of any kind today, there are still some that do offer this service. Typically gas stations that are attached to grocery stores will be able cash checks, although not necessarily at the gas station itself; you will most likely need to go into the grocery store to have your check cashed. Here is a list of major gas stations that will cash checks, including payroll checks, government checks, and personal checks.

Kroger

  • Cashes checks?: Yes, but only inside of a Kroger store and not at the actual gas station.
  • Additional information: Kroger stores do not cash personal checks. Fees may vary by location. However, payroll checks, government checks, tax refund checks, insurance checks, and corporate checks can be cashed. A current ID and a social security number or individual taxpayer identification number will be required.
  • Read more about Kroger’s check cashing policies on the Money Services page of the Kroger website.
  • Find the nearest Kroger store with a fuel center. Be sure to expand the menu labeled “Show stores with…” to find a Kroger store that has a gas station.

Meijer

  • Cashes checks?: Yes, but only at the Meijer Customer Service Desk and not inside the actual gas station.
  • Additional information: Meijer does not cash personal checks. However, personal checks can be used as a form of payment. You may write a check for up to $5 over the purchase amount at a Meijer gas station for cash back. Meijer will cash payroll checks up to $1,000 and government checks up to $1,999. Checks must not be dated more than 30 days prior. To cash a check, customers must enroll in the Certegy verification system with valid ID and meet a seven-day waiting period prior to cashing. Fees may vary by location.
  • Read more about Meijer’s check cashing policies in the Help section of the Meijer website.
  • Find the nearest Meijer.

Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers

  • Cashes checks?: Yes.
  • Additional information: Check cashing services are available at all locations 24 hours a day. Customers can cash a check (up to $999.99) for a fee, which can vary by location. Customers who purchase a minimum of 25 gallons can cash a check up to $200 for free at the same location within two hours of fueling. Proper identification is needed to cash a check and the check’s authenticity will be verified.
  • Read more about Pilot/Flying J’s check cashing policies on the Amenities page of the Pilot website.
  • Find the nearest Pilot/Flying J.

Road Ranger

  • Cashes checks?: Yes, at locations with Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers and truck stops attached.
  • Additional information: Customers can cash a check (up to $999.99) for a fee, which can vary by location. Customers who purchase a minimum of 25 gallons can cash a check up to $200 for free at the same location within two hours of fueling. Proper identification is needed to cash a check and the check’s authenticity will be verified.
  • Read more about Road Ranger’s check cashing policies on the Amenities page of the Road Ranger website.
  • Find the nearest Road Ranger with check cashing services.

Travelcenters of America

  • Cashes checks?: Yes.
  • Additional information: Travelcenters of America will cash checks up to $300. A fee will be charged to customers who do not meet a minimum qualifying purchase (exact fees vary by location). Customers who purchase 50+ gallons of gas or purchase $50+ in non-fuel goods and services can cash a check for free.
  • Read more about Travelcenters of America’s check cashing policies on the Check Cashing page of the Travelcenters website.
  • Find the nearest Travelcenters of America.

Gas Stations That May Cash Your Check

Numerous gas station chains are individually owned and operated. This means that it’s up to the owner of a certain location to determine what services will be offered. The following gas stations all fall under this individually owned and operated policy, meaning that you will need to call ahead to check if the gas station will cash your check. We reached out to all of the companies in the following section to confirm that each location sets its own policies in regard to cashing checks, including fees, limits, and requirements.

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Casey’s General Stores

  • Cashes checks?: At some locations
  • Additional information: Check cashing policies vary by each Casey’s General Store location. If a location does cash checks, the store will only cash a local check (within the county). Be sure to call ahead to ensure your Casey’s General Store can cash your check.
  • Find the nearest Casey’s General Store.

Chevron/Texaco

Citgo

Conoco/Phillips 66

Exxon Mobil

Shell

Sinclair

Sunoco

Gas Stations That Do Not Cash Checks

We’ve included this section so that you’re not left wondering if a certain gas station can cash a check for you. The information regarding the check cashing policies of the following gas stations was obtained by contacting the company directly.

ARCO/ampm

BP

Circle K

Corner Store

Costco Gas Stations

Kum & Go

Kwik Trip/Kwik Star

  • Additional information: Although Kwik Trip/Kwik Star gas stations do not cash checks, fee-free ATMS are available at all locations. If you have a debit card or check card, this is an alternative option for getting cash. Kwik Trip/Kwik Star ATMS will not charge a fee to withdraw cash, but the card company’s fees will still apply.
  • Find the nearest Kwik Trip/Kwik Star

Murphy USA/Murphy Express

QuikTrip

Sam’s Club Gas

Sheetz

Valero

Wawa

  • Additional information: Although Wawa does not offer check cashing services, fee-free ATMS are available at all Wawa locations. If you have a debit card or check card, this is an alternative option for getting cash. While Wawa’s ATMS will not charge a fee, the card company may charge an out-of-network fee. Read more about Wawa’s ATMs on the FAQs page of the Wawa website.
  • Find the nearest Wawa

Places That Cash Checks Besides Gas Stations

While this particular article covers check cashing at gas stations, several of our other articles highlight different stores or businesses that cash checks. If you can’t find a gas station on this list that will cash your check, one of the following articles can help you find a place that will:

You can also take a look at our article about which gas stations accept checks as payment.

Gas Stations That Cash Checks: Conclusion

While it may be harder to find a gas station that still cashes checks today than it was a few years ago, it isn’t impossible. There are still several gas stations that offer check cashing services, including Travelcenters of America, Road Ranger, and Pilot/Flying J. So if you’re on the road or just need a convenient location to cash a check, be sure to try one of the gas stations on this list. When in doubt, our best advice is to call ahead to a specific location to be sure that check cashing is available.