24-Hour Money Order: Where to Get a Money Order 24 Hours a Day

There are plenty of places that sell money orders outside of the standard 9-to-5. Gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, and more offer money orders 24 hours a day. Just make sure you follow the instructions about what type of ID is required, how much it’ll cost, etc. All the information you need is listed below.

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What Is a Money Order?

Just so you know what it is you are getting, a money order is a prepaid method of payment for a specified sum that is often viewed as a safe, trusted alternative to a check. It can be great for those who, for whatever reason, don’t have a bank account, and need to pay bills. Money orders can also be a safe substitution for cash if you have to purchase something through the mail. Since you pay for a money order upfront, there is no uncertainty as to when the funds will be taken out of your account, unlike with a check. A money order also differs from a check in that it doesn’t contain sensitive security information that could potentially be abused by identity thieves (i.e., name, address, bank routing and account numbers). Additional benefits include the fact that a money order usually doesn’t expire and it comes with a tracking number that can help you verify that it made it to the intended recipient. Further, the person who receives the money order can rest assured that it won’t bounce since the funds have been pre-paid. Money orders can be purchased at a plethora of places, even ones that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What Documents Are Required to Get a Money Order?

Unless you’re planning on purchasing a money order of $3,000 or more, all you need is a viable source of payment and yourself. If you’re planning on purchasing a $3,000+ money order, you’ll need to provide a form of ID, such as a driver’s license, and documents with:

    • Your current address
    • Social security number
    • Date of birth

You’ll also need to fill out Form 8105-A or a similar transaction request form, depending on the location of purchase. Be aware that most 24-hour options don’t allow the purchase of large money orders.

Also, be cautious when paying with a credit card (which isn’t always an option). Most places won’t inform you that you’re actually getting a cash advance through your credit card rather than processing a standard purchase. These cash advances often (though not always) come with pricey fees or higher interest rates than normal. Paying with a debit card or cash are usually the ways pay for a money order.

Places That Sell Money Orders 24/7

Note: For all of the places listed, at least some of the locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Check Cashing Stores

RiteCheck (New York only)

Western Union

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not most
  • Price: Starting at $0.50 to $1.50
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash or debit card
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Western Union (once you select your location, the “Hours & Info” section will tell you whether or not the office is open 24 hours).

Convenience Stores/Gas Stations

7-Eleven

  • Open 24 hours? Yes
    • Note: Money orders may not be available for purchase 24 hours a day at all locations.
  • Price: Minimum charge of $0.65. Purchase up to $500 for 1%-3% of the amount of the money order, depending on location.
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union or MoneyGram
  • Find your nearest 24-hour 7-Eleven

For more information, see our article: 7-Eleven Money Order FAQ: Fees, Limits, Cashing and More

Pharmacies

CVS

  • Open 24 hours? Most locations, but not all (more are open 24/7 in larger urban or tourist areas)
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for $1.25
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: MoneyGram
  • Find your nearest 24-hour CVS

For more information, see our article: CVS Money Order FAQ: Does CVS Sell Money Orders/Cash Them? Fees?

Rite Aid

  • Open 24 hours? Most locations, but not all (more are open 24/7 in larger urban or tourist areas)
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for $0.89
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Rite Aid

For more information, see our article: Rite Aid Money Orders: Everything to Know (Provider, Hours, Cost…)

Walgreens

  • Open 24 hours? Most locations, but not all (more are open 24/7 in larger urban or tourist areas)
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for $1 or less
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Walgreens

For more information, see our article: Walgreens Money Orders: Everything to Know (Cost, Hours, Limits…)

WinCo Foods

Grocery Stores

Albertsons

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not all (more are open 24/7 in larger urban or tourist areas)
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for about $0.65
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: MoneyGram
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Albertsons

For more information, see our article: Albertsons Check Cashing and Albertsons Money Order Policies

County Market

Family Fare

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not all
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Family Fare

Jewel-Osco

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations
  • Price: Starting at $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash or debit
  • Money order company used: MoneyGram
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Jewel-Osco (the “hours and services” section will tell you whether or not the store is open 24 hours)

For more information, see our article: Jewel-Osco Money Orders via MoneyGram: Cost, Limits, and More

Kroger

  • Open on 24 hours? Some locations, but not all
  • Price: Purchase up to $1,000 for $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Kroger

For more information, see our article: Does Kroger Do Money Orders? Yes. Hours, Provider, and More Listed

Safeway

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not all
  • Price: Starting at $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Safeway

For more information, see our article: Safeway Check Cashing, Gift Card Balance Check, Money Orders FAQ

Smith’s

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not all
  • Price: Purchase up to $500 for $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: Western Union
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Smith’s

For more information, see our article: Smith’s Western Union Services: Money Center Hours, etc Listed

Walmart

  • Open 24 hours? Some locations, but not all
  • Price: Purchase up to $1,000 for $0.70
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit or debit
  • Money order company used: MoneyGram
  • Find your nearest 24-hour Walmart

For more information, see our article: Money Orders at Walmart FAQ: Cost/Fees, Limit, Hours, Debit Cards…

Places That Have Extended Hours for Money Orders (But Not 24/7)

Note: For more detailed information on where to get a money order, read our article: Where Can I Get a Money Order? At These Places.

ACE Cash Express

Find your nearest ACE Cash Express

Hannaford

Find the nearest Hannaford

Family Fare

Find the nearest Family Fare

Food Lion

Find the nearest Food Lion

See more details in our article: Food Lion Money Orders: Hours, Provider, If They Sell Them, Cash Them…

Food Giant

Find your nearest Food Giant

Food Pride

Find the nearest Food Pride

Fred Myer

Find your nearest Fred Meyer

Fry’s

Find your nearest Fry’s location

See more details in our article: Fry’s Money Order and Check Cashing Policies: Hours, Provider, Fees, etc

Giant Eagle

Find the nearest Giant Eagle

See more details in our article: Giant Eagle Money Order Policy FAQ: Western Union? Fee? etc Answered

Hy-Vee

Find the nearest Hy-Vee

Kmart

Find your nearest Kmart

See more details in our article: Kmart Western Union Services: Kmart Money Orders, Transfers & More

Meijer

Find your nearest Meijer

Minit Mart

Find your nearest Minit Mart

Money Mart

Find your nearest Money Mart

Piggly Wiggly

Find your nearest Piggly Wiggly

Publix

Find your nearest Publix

See more details in our article: Publix Money Order and Publix Check Cashing Policies (In Plain Language)

ShopRite

Find the nearest ShopRite

See more details in our article: ShopRite Check Cashing and Money Order Policies Listed

Stop & Shop

Find the nearest Stop & Shop

See more details in our article: Stop & Shop Western Union Money Order FAQ: Hours, Cost, & More…

The Check Cashing Store

Find your nearest The Check Cashing Store

USPS

Find your nearest USPS

USA Checks Cashed

Find your nearest USA Checks Cashed location

Vons

Find your nearest Vons

See more details in our article: Vons MoneyGram & Western Union: Money Order Limits, Fees, & More

Winn-Dixie

Find your nearest Winn-Dixie

See more details in our article: Winn-Dixie Check Cashing and Money Order FAQ: Limit, Provider…

In Summary

You may need to purchase a money order to send a secure form of payment. Money orders can be purchased from check cashing stores, convenience stores, and grocery stores, and some locations are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Bring your ID and a form of payment — cash or debit are your best bets — and you should be able to get a money order easily and conveniently.

Want to narrow this list down by just seeing the places that do money orders on Sunday? See our article, Where to Get a Money Order on a Sunday.

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5 comments

  • I called to 711 they said they did not do money orders I went to two other ones that were listed as doing money orders until late 11pm for instance they said they stopped doing them at 9 also disappointed with the unreliability of Walmart they were listed as doing money orders until late midnight they don’t I went to two different ones waste of time I needed the money order by 7 a.m. in the morning very important CVS how ever came through 24-hour store near me

    • Hi,

      Sorry to hear some of the stores gave you a problem! While they are often open 24/7, they don’t necessarily sell money orders 24/7. And with stores like Walmart, the money center sometimes has different hours than the whole store. Glad to hear CVS worked out though!

  • I’m not about all 7 eleven stores but I know the few that I have tried to get a money order after 10pm I was told they start selling them at 6am and stop selling them at 9pm

    • Hi Corine,

      I definitely apologize for any inconvenience that the article has caused for you. I’ve reached out to 7-Eleven customer support regarding this issue and I’ll be sure to update this comment and (if necessary) the article as soon as I hear back. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

    • Hi Corine,

      I wanted to let you know that I did hear back from 7-Eleven customer support. I was informed that because the stores are often independently franchised, the hours for money order purchases can vary by location. I’ve made a note of this in the article so that other readers are aware of this policy. Thank you for writing in!