If you have a MoneyGram money order in your hands, the most important question on your mind is: “How do you turn a MoneyGram into cash?” The first step is knowing where to go. Many people wonder, “Where can I cash a MoneyGram?” so you’re far from alone if you find yourself perplexed by what to do with your money order. In a previous article, we looked at which stores accept money orders in general. In this article, we look at places that will specifically cash a MoneyGram money order (as opposed to places that cash a Western Union money order).

We’ve included as much useful information as we could find about stores that cash MoneyGrams: the typical store hours, the maximum order cashed, how much it costs to cash a money order, whether international orders are accepted, and a store locator so you can find the most convenient store to cash your money order.

In addition to stores that we were able to verify cash MoneyGram money orders, we also tracked down many stores that offer MoneyGram services but don’t explicitly state that they cash existing money orders. The specific policies for these chains may vary on a store-by-store or even case-by-case basis. To make this information as clear and convenient as possible, we’ve also provided a list of those stores that may cash your MoneyGram. (Just remember to call ahead to make sure your nearest location offers this service.)

As with all of our articles, these lists will be continually monitored and adjusted as policies and services change. Wherever possible, we’ve linked directly to the store’s website so that you know the information you’re reading is accurate and up-to-date.

In This Article:

  • Places That Will Cash a MoneyGram Money Order

  • Places That May Cash a MoneyGram Money Order

  • Places That Don’t Cash MoneyGram Money Orders

  • How to Find Local Stores that Cash MoneyGram Money Orders

Places That Will Cash a MoneyGram Money Order

1. ACE Cash Express

  • Hours: Typically open 9 AM – 7 PM Monday through Thursday; 9 AM – 8 PM Friday; 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday; 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday.
  • Maximum order cashed: No limit
  • Cost to cash: Varies by location
  • Cashes international orders? Not disclosed online
  • Find the nearest ACE Cash Express
  • Read the above information and more by visiting this page of the ACE Cash Express website

2. Friendly Check

  • Hours: Typically open 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday and closed on weekends
  • Maximum order cashed: Not disclosed online
  • Cost to cash: Varies by location
  • Cashes international orders? Not disclosed online
  • Find the nearest Friendly Check
  • Read the above information and more by visiting this page of the Friendly Check website

3. Speedy Cash

  • Hours: Typically open 8 AM – 8 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sundays
  • Maximum order cashed: Varies by location
  • Cost to cash: Varies by location
  • Cashes international orders? Not disclosed online
  • Find the nearest Speedy Cash
  • Read the above information and more by visiting this page of the Speedy Cash website

4. Cliff’s Check Cashing (Texas)

  • Hours: Varies by location; some stores open 24 hours, others with much more limited hours
  • Maximum order cashed: No limit
  • Cost to cash: Varies by location
  • Cashes international orders? Not disclosed online
  • Find the nearest Cliff’s
  • Read the above information and more by visiting this page of the Cliff’s website

5. Walmart (for MoneyGrams issued at Walmart)

  • Hours: Some locations open 24 hours; others open 7 AM – 9 PM
  • Maximum order cashed: $5,000 ($7,500 from Jan-Apr)
  • Cost to cash: Maximum fee of $3 for checks up to $1,000. Fee is $6 for checks greater than $1,000. Note that Walmart will only cash a MoneyGram that was issued at another Walmart.
  • Cashes international orders? No
  • Find the nearest Walmart
  • Read the above information and more by visiting this page of the Walmart website

Places That May Cash a MoneyGram Money Order

Besides cashing a money order, there are also a variety of other services associated with MoneyGram, including sending and receiving money with online transfers, purchasing a money order, loading a prepaid card, paying bills, and other related transactions. There are many stores that offer some of these MoneyGram services, but don’t explicitly state that they will convert a MoneyGram money order into cash as policy. If you have one of these stores nearby, we encourage you to use the store locator we’ve provided to find contact information and get in touch with your location to verify that they will cash a MoneyGram money order. That way, you’ll know that you won’t be disappointed when you arrive. Additionally, the store associate will typically be able to tell you in advance what fees you should expect to pay when you cash your money order.

7-Eleven

Advance America

Albertsons

Jewel Osco

  • Hours: Some locations open 24 hours; others open 6 AM to midnight
  • Find the nearest Jewel Osco
  • Read about the MoneyGram policy and more by visiting this page of the Jewel Osco website

Los Altos Ranch Market

Shaw’s

  • Hours: Most locations open 6 AM – 11 PM Monday through Saturday; 7 AM – 9 PM on Sundays
  • Find the nearest Shaw’s
  • Read about the MoneyGram policy and more by visiting this page of the Shaw’s website

Vons

  • Hours: Many stores are open 5 AM to midnight. The Customer Service Desk (where money orders are typically purchased and cashed) may have more limited hours.
  • Find the nearest Vons
  • Read about the money services available at Vons and more by visiting this page of the Vons website

WinCo

Places That Don’t Cash MoneyGram Money Orders

To make this post as helpful as possible, we’ve searched out some places that definitively don’t cash MoneyGrams. We’ve also included a link to the page where this information is stated (or would be stated, if it’s omitted from their list of amenities) on the store’s website, so that you can verify that the store’s policies have not changed. Skip the following places when you’re looking to cash a MoneyGram money order:

  • BJ’s (no in-store financial services)
  • Costco (no information on any cash services under their FAQs)
  • Food Lion (money orders under Excluded Items)
  • Mariano’s (no in-store financial services)
  • Publix (Publix sells, but doesn’t cash, money orders)
  • Sam’s Club (money orders not included in their financial services)
  • Save-A-Lot (no in-store financial services)

How to Find Local Stores that Cash MoneyGram Money Orders

If you’re having trouble finding a location that will cash a MoneyGram, there may be a smaller chain that’s convenient to your location. MoneyGram provides a Location Finder tool that can help you track down additional options for MoneyGram services. Simply enter your zip code or town in their Location Finder and click on the option that says “Search Filters” to pull up the menu for additional options. You can select “Purchase a money order” to find stores and locations that deal with MoneyGram money orders — but remember that not every place that sells money orders will cash them, so you’ll still want to call ahead. The location finder will also provide the address, hours, and telephone number for all locations that meet your search criteria, so it will give you a great sense of your local options.

In Summary

Remember that if you’re struggling to find a store that will take care of your MoneyGram money order cashing needs, you can almost always cash a money order with your own bank or with the bank that issued the money order. Free MoneyGram cashing may be obtained through these means. If the MoneyGram was issued by a store, you may have the best luck cashing it with another location of the same institution that issued it. Hopefully, this post has offered all the information you need to get your cash in hand as quickly and easily as possible.