4 Places That Do 24-Hour Money Orders (+ Places Open Late)

Sign for 7-Eleven, a convenience store that offers 24-hour services at some locations

Money orders are a great option for sending money through the mail, paying bills without a bank account, and tracking where your funds go.

However, picking up a money order during the typical nine-to-five business hours doesn’t work for everyone.

You can get a money order 24 hours a day at select stores. Options are limited, but places where you can go include 7-Eleven, CVS, and Rite Aid.

If there are no 24-hour money order services near you, places like Walmart, Kroger, Stop & Shop, and Publix typically offer early-morning and late-night money orders.

For more details on where to get 24-hour or after-hours money orders, see below.

The List

I list your 24-hour money order options below, beginning with the overall best options based on widespread availability and price.

Note: For all of the businesses listed, at least some locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but it’s always a good idea to check with your local store before visiting to make sure it’s still open.

For options available on the weekend, see where to get a money order on a Sunday.

7-Eleven

  • Availability: Open 24/7, though some locations don’t sell money orders after 10 p.m.;[1] find out more about 7-Eleven money orders.
  • Price: Varies by location; generally $1 to $5[1]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[1]
  • Find a location

Rite Aid logo

Rite Aid

  • Availability: Some locations are open 24 hours, but not all; if your local store is in a large city or tourist area, it’s more likely to have extended hours.[2] Find out more about Rite Aid money orders.
  • Price: About $1.19[3]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[3]
  • Find a location

CVS logo

CVS

  • Availability: Some locations are open 24 hours, but not all; more are open 24/7 in larger urban or tourist areas.[4] Find out more about CVS money orders.
  • Price: About $1.25[5]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[5]
  • Find a location

Western Union logo

Western Union Agent Locations

After-Hours (But Not 24/7) Options

Below, I’ve compiled the list of places to get money orders that have business hours beyond the standard nine-to-five window.

Note that to purchase a money order from a grocery store, you’ll typically need to visit the customer service desk or money services counter. Even if the store itself opens early and closes late, the customer service hours may differ.

It’s always a good idea to call first and verify that money orders are available at the time you plan to visit.

ACE Cash Express

  • Availability: Generally opens at 9 a.m.; some locations are open until 8 p.m.[8]
  • Price: Varies by state[9]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[9]
  • Find a location

Albertsons

Allsup’s

  • Availability: Most stores are open 24 hours;[12] however, you can only purchase money orders from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.[13]
  • Price: Around $1[13]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[13]
  • Find a Location

Family Fare

  • Availability: Most stores open at 6 a.m. and close between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.[14]
  • Price: About $0.88[15]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[15]
  • Find a location

Food Lion

Food Giant

  • Availability: Generally from 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.[18]
  • Price: About $0.75 for every $500[19]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[19]
  • Find a location

Fred Meyer

  • Availability: Generally, Fred Meyer stores are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; hours may vary by location.[20]
  • Price: Starts at $1 at most stores; fees are lower for store card holders.[21]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[22]
  • Find a location

Giant Eagle

Hannaford

  • Availability: Generally opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.[25]
  • Price: About $1[26]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[26]
  • Find a location

Hy-Vee

Jewel-Osco

Kroger

  • Availability: Generally 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.[32]
  • Price: Starting at $1 in most locations; store card holders pay reduced fees.[21]
  • Payment method(s): Cash and debit card[33]
  • Find a location

Meijer

Piggly Wiggly

  • Availability: Most locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.; select locations are open until 10 p.m.[36]
  • Price: About $0.59[37]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[37]
  • Find a location

Publix

QuikTrip

  • Availability: Most stores are open 24 hours;[40] however, you can only purchase money orders from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.[41]
  • Price: About $1.50 for every $300[41]
  • Payment method(s): Cash[41]
  • Find a Location

Royal Farms

Safeway

Smith’s

  • Availability: Generally 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.; some stores are open until 1 a.m.[47]
  • Price: Starts at $1 in most locations; fees are reduced if you’re a store card holders.[21]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[48]
  • Find a location

Stop & Shop

USPS

  • Availability: While most USPS locations operate from 8:30 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., select locations stay open as late as 8 p.m.[51]
  • Price: About $2 for up to $500, $2.90 for money orders of $500.01 to $1,000, and $0.65 at military facilities[52]
  • Payment method(s): Cash, debit card, or traveler’s check[52]
  • Find a location

Vons

  • Availability: Generally 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m.; select locations open at 5 a.m. and close as late as 2 a.m.;[53] find out more about Vons money orders.
  • Price: About $0.89[54]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[54]
  • Find a location

Walmart

WinCo Foods

  • Availability: Some locations are open 24 hours; however, money services are generally available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.[57][58]
  • Price: About $0.48[59]
  • Payment method(s): Cash or debit card[59]
  • Find a location

Winn-Dixie

Tip: You should keep the money order stub and/or receipt for your records. These have the money order number printed on them, which you’ll need for tracking or if you have questions in the future.[56][62]

You can compare all of your options to find the lowest fees or the limits that fit your needs with the list of places to get a money order.

FAQ

What do you need to buy a money order?

Usually, all you need to buy a money order is the money to cover the money order amount plus the fee. Some stores will require you to show a photo ID or fill out a transaction request form if your money order exceeds a certain dollar amount.[56][63][64]

Do 24-hour options sell large money orders?

Most 24-hour options don’t allow the purchase of large money orders.[5][3]

Why don’t most businesses accept a credit card as payment for a money order?

When you purchase a money order with a credit card, you run the risk that the card provider may process the charge as a cash advance. This can lead to additional fees and higher interest rates.[65]

Do money orders expire if you wait to use them?

Generally, money orders don’t expire. However, most issuers charge service fees one to three years after purchase, meaning the money order will be worth less than it was at the time of purchase.[66][67] Find out more about money orders expiration.

Find answers to more questions about money orders in the full money order FAQ.

In Summary

You can purchase money orders 24/7 at select Western Union, 7-Eleven, CVS, and Rite Aid locations. You also have several early-morning and late-night options, such as Publix, Kroger, and Walmart.

Fees and acceptable payment methods vary by company and hours may vary by location. You’ll also need a valid government-issued ID for large money orders[56][63][64]

Drop a line in the comments section below if you have any money order purchasing questions or comments. And feel free to interact with others if you have some great advice to share.

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  66. https://www.moneygram.com/mgo/us/en/help/faq/money-orders[]
  67. https://www.westernunion.com/us/en/money-order.html[]

5 comments


  • Name* (displayed publicly)

    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

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      First Quarter Finance | Laura Bachmann

      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!

  • Corine

    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

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      First Quarter Finance | Hillary M. Miller

      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!

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      First Quarter Finance | Hillary M. Miller

      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!

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