Money orders remain a safe way to send and receive money. But where can you buy or cash one? Here, you’ll find a complete guide to Food Lion money orders and many of its competitors. After reading this article, you’ll know the cash limits, processing fees, and payment options for money orders.

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Does Food Lion Sell Money Orders?

Food Lion sells money orders through Western Union. Unfortunately, not much information is available on the chain’s website. When we spoke with a customer service representative, she said that money order services are available at most locations and can be purchased for up $500. She said that the fee for purchasing a money order is less than $1. You can pay this fee with cash or a credit or debit card.

To purchase a money order, you’ll need to bring a valid government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc.) and the full name of the recipient. When you visit your nearest store with these items, a Food Lion associate will assist you with the money order.

The List of Grocery Stores That Sell Money Orders

We’ve list Food Lion first so you can compare its money order services to its competitors:

Food Lion

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for less than $1
  • Payment:  Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Stores Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Food Lion using the store locator

1. Albertsons

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for $0.67
  • Payment:  Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Stores Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Albertsons using the store locator

2. Family Fare

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for $0.67
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: IA, MI, ND, NE. Find the nearest Family Fare using the store locator

3. Food 4 Less (Los Banos Location Only)

  • Limit & Fee: $1 for each $1,000 sent (e.g. $2 for $2,000)
  • Payment: Cash only
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: CA, IL, IN, OH. Find the nearest Food 4 Less using the store locator

4. Fred Meyer

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for $0.67
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: AK, ID, OR, WA. Find the nearest Fred Meyer using the store locator

5. Kmart

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $1,000 for $1 or less
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Kmart using the store locator

6. Kroger

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $1,000 for $0.70
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Kroger using the store locator

7. Meijer

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for $0.65
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: KY, MI, IL, IN, OH, WI. Find the nearest Meijer using the store locator

8. Publix

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for about $0.90
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA. Find the nearest Publix using the store locator

9. Smith’s

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $500 for $0.70
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: Throughout Western U.S. Find the nearest Smith’s using the store locator

10. Vons

  • Limit & Fee: Usually can send up to $1,000 for $0.89, but limits and fees vary by location. We contacted a Vons customer support representative to confirm this information.
  • Payment: Usually cash only
  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: CA, NV. Find the nearest Vons using the store locator

11. Walmart

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $1000 for $0.70
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Walmart using the store locator

12. Winn-Dixie

  • Limit & Fee: Send up to $350 for unspecified fees
  • Payment: Cash, credit, or debit card
  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Stores Locations: AL, FL, GA, LA, MI. Find the nearest Winn-Dixie using the store locator

Does Food Lion Cash Money Orders?

The customer service representative we spoke to said that Food Lion doesn’t cash money orders. This isn’t uncommon; most grocery stores sell — but don’t cash — money orders. If you’re the recipient of a money order, please consult the list below for a place to cash your money order.

The List of Grocery Stores That Cash Money Orders

1. Family Fare

  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: IA, MI, ND, NE. Find the nearest Family Fare using the store locator

2. Jewel Osco

  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: IA, IL, IN. Find the nearest Jewel Osco using the store locator

3. King Soopers

  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: CO, WY. Find the nearest King Soopers using the store locator

4. Kroger

  • Money Order Service: Western Union
  • Store Locations: Throughout U.S. Find the nearest Kroger using the store locator

5. Los Altos Ranch Market

  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: AZ. Find the nearest Los Altos Ranch Market using the store locator

6. Shaw’s

  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT. Find the nearest Shaw’s using the store locator

7. Vons

  • Money Order Service: MoneyGram
  • Store Locations: CA, NV. Find the nearest Vons using the store locator

Besides at one of these grocery stores, there are planety of other places where you can cash your MoneyGram money orders and places that cash Western Union money orders.

In Summary

Food Lion sells a $500 money order for less than $1. This denomination and fee are comparable to money order offerings at other grocery stores. Like most grocery stores, Food Lion doesn’t cash money orders. However, you should be able to cash any money order purchased at one of the grocery store chains listed above. We hope you found this article helpful and informative!