Family Dollar Cash Back Policy Explained

When you plan to shop at Family Dollar and also need cash, you can combine the two tasks by getting cash back at the store.

Knowing its cash back policy ahead of time is also helpful if you have a certain amount in mind or you're wondering about potential fees.

Family Dollar sign outside of a store location

Family Dollar offers up to $50 cash back on debit card purchases for a fee of $1 to $1.50, depending on your location. If you’re in a rush, you can also get cash back at self-checkout.[1]

I provide more details of Family Dollar’s cash back policy below.

Family Dollar Cash Back Policy

Family Dollar offers cash back on debit card purchases. You cannot get cash back with a credit card or personal check.[1]

I confirmed this information by contacting Family Dollar stores in Georgia, Minnesota, and Utah, as well as corporate customer service representatives.

You can select $10, $25, or $50 in cash back. You can’t get other amounts, such as $15 or $30.[1]

Cash back is available at self-checkout and at cashiered registers.[1]

Fees vary from $1 to $1.50, depending on the location, and there’s no minimum purchase requirement.[1]

To get cash back at Family Dollar, simply swipe or insert your debit card in the point-of-sale system, select the cash back option on the screen, and choose the dollar amount.[1]

Tip: For smaller bills, such as $5s, be sure to check out at the regular register. You can request any combination of bills from the cashier to total your cash-back amount.[1]


Family Dollar isn’t the only place to get cash back. Other stores may have higher limits or lower fees that better suit your needs.

Compare your options in the list of places where you can get cash back.

If Family Dollar’s cash back policy meets your needs, you might still want to consider Dollar Tree as an alternative.

Dollar Tree has a cash back policy similar to Family Dollar’s but offers even lower prices for some of the items it sells. See more about the Dollar Tree cash back policy.


Can I get cash back on a gift card?

No, you can’t get cash from a gift card at Family Dollar; cash back is only available when paying for your purchase with a debit card.[1][2]

Does Family Dollar have an ATM if I need a larger amount of cash back?

Yes, every Family Dollar store that I contacted had an ATM available to customers.[1]

What’s the fee and maximum withdrawal amount for a Family Dollar ATM?

This varies by location, but Family Dollar ATMs typically allow you to withdraw up to $200 for a fee of around $3.[1]

In Summary

You can get $10, $25, or $50 cash back on debit card purchases at Family Dollar.[1]

Keep in mind that Family Dollar charges a fee ranging from $1 to $1.50 for this service.[1]

Cash back is available at self-checkout and the register with no minimum purchase requirements.[1]

If you have questions or stories to tell about your experiences getting cash back at Family Dollar, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments section below.

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