Albertsons Check Cashing and Money Order Policies Detailed

An Albertsons grocery storefront

Albertsons is one of the largest American food and drug retailers. The company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known brands, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaws, Acme Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggan, Kings Food Markets, Balducci’s Food Lovers Market, and Carrs. Albertsons is the original namesake, started in 1939 in Boise, Idaho, by Joe Albertson.[1]

In this article, we’re focused specifically on Albertsons’ check cashing and money order policies. Here’s what you need to know.

Does Albertsons Cash Checks?

Yes, Albertsons does cash checks, but the policies may vary from one location to the next. We spoke with several customer service representatives and most locations will cash electronically signed checks under $1,000. There is a fee, but it also varies per location. Be sure to call your local Albertsons and ask about their individual check-cashing services.

Does Albertsons Sell Money Orders?

You can purchase a money order at any Albertsons location by heading to the customer service counter, filling out the necessary fields (payee, purchaser information, etc.) and paying the fee. Albertsons sells money orders through Western Union for up to $1,000 each with no limit on how many you can purchase. The only method of payment accepted for a money order is cash. Debit and credit cards won’t be accepted, and it will cost you about $0.89 per money order. This information is not listed on the website but was verified by a corporate customer service representative.

Not all Albertsons sell money orders, so be sure to call your local store.

Along with money orders, Western Union also offers money transfer services. You can send money to others or even pay bills (including utilities, credit cards, auto loans, mortgage, rent, etc.) through Western Union money transfer services at any Albertsons location.[2]

Does Albertsons Cash Money Orders?

While Albertsons sells money orders in select stores, it does not cash money orders. There is no mention of this on its website; corporate customer service representatives verified that it no longer offers this service.

Other Places for Check Cashing and Money Orders

If Albertsons can’t meet your check cashing or money order needs, there are lots of other places that have these services. For a complete list of grocery stores that cash checks, see our article, Grocery Stores That Cash Checks: Personal, Payroll, Insurance, etc. Or, if you don’t want to limit yourself to grocery stores, see our article Check Cashing Place near Me? for a list that includes banks, credit unions, convenience stores, check cashing stores, and more.

Most grocery stores, some banks and check cashing stores, and a few other places all sell money orders. For a list of more than 40 places that sell money orders, including info like the money order brand, amount limit, and fees, see our article Where Can I Get a Money Order?


4 comments - Comments are closed.

  • Bob Bobby

    Albertsons and Safeway do personal checks your dumb

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      First Quarter Finance | Kathleen Wilson

      Hi Bob,
      I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t had luck with cashing personal checks with Albertsons and Safeway. Unfortunately, not all Albertsons locations cash checks. However, most will cash electronically signed checks under $1,000. If you’re not sure if your local Albertsons cashes personal checks, I suggest you find them on the store locator and then call to ask about their individual check-cashing services.

  • Jvont

    Can I cash a Bill payment check from my employer? And on the check it sayis verified with authorization number

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      First Quarter Finance | Laura Bachmann

      Hi Jvont,

      Albertson’s check cashing policy vary by store, so you’ll have to call you local store or stop by to ask. You can use the store locator to find your local store’s contact info, if you’d like to call. If the check is for less than $1,000 there is a good chance you’ll be able to cash it.

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