Short Answer: 7-Eleven sells either Western Union or MoneyGram money orders, depending on the location. There is a purchase fee of 1% to 3% per money order and a maximum amount of $500 per money order. 7-Eleven doesn’t cash money orders. For more details of 7-Eleven’s money order services, see below.
7-Eleven Money Orders
7-Eleven sells money orders but doesn’t cash them. Either Western Union or MoneyGram money orders may be available at 7-Eleven, depending on the location. To find out more about 7-Eleven’s money order policy, we contacted store locations in Florida, Virginia, and Washington.
Limits & Fees
Purchasing a money order at 7-Eleven will cost you 1% to 3% of the money order amount, depending on the location. For example, if you’re purchasing a money order for $100, you can expect to pay a fee of $1 to $3. This makes it one of the cheapest places to get a money order.
The maximum amount you can purchase on a 7-Eleven money order is $500. If you need a money order greater than $500, you’ll need to purchase more than one money order.
How to Buy
7-Eleven only accepts cash for money order purchases. Note that while most 7-Eleven locations are open 24 hours, store hours can vary by location, and money orders may not be available any time the store is open. If you plan to visit the store at a late hour, you might want to call ahead to be sure that money order services are still available.
After purchasing a money order, you’ll need to fill it out before giving or sending it to the recipient. It’s best to fill out the money order soon after buying it. (If you lose a blank money order and someone finds it, they can write it to themselves and cash it.) Check out our step-by-step guide on how to fill out a money order.
If you need to know whether the recipient has cashed the money order after you fill it out and send it, you can track it. You should follow the issuer’s tracking process rather than contacting the 7-Eleven store where you bought the money order. Our related research details how to track a money order from each issuer.
If you turn out not to need the money order for its intended purpose, you can request a refund directly from the issuer rather than 7-Eleven. Note that you can’t get a refund if someone has already cashed the money order. See our instructions for requesting a refund from each issuer.