Giant Money Order Policy: Hours, Fees, etc Detailed

It's always helpful to get extra tasks done in one place. At Giant, you can pick up a money order while grocery shopping and save yourself the time and trouble of making two stops.

Knowing Giant's the details of the money order policy can also help you plan ahead and make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Exterior of a Giant grocery store

Giant sells Western Union money orders for a fee of under $1 per $500 spent. It doesn’t cash money orders.[1][2][3]

Continue on to find out the policy details, including, fees, limits, requirements, and some alternatives to consider.

Giant Western Union Money Order Policy

You can buy Western Union money orders at Giant’s customer service desk.[1][2][3]

However, Giant doesn’t cash money orders.[1][2][3]

I confirmed Giant’s money order policy by contacting customer service representatives online and in stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


Giant charges a fee of just under $1 per money order — usually $0.89 or $0.99 per $500 money order, depending on the store.[1]

This means that if you purchase three money orders, you’ll typically pay either $2.67 or $2.97 in fees.[1]


There’s generally no limit to the total amount you can spend on money orders or how many money orders you can purchase in one day.[1]

However, if you buy $2,000 or more in money orders, you’ll need to present a valid, government-issued ID and provide your Social Security number.[1]


You don’t need to present an ID unless you purchase $2,000 or more in money orders.[1]

Giant also doesn’t require you to enroll in a service plan or have a special membership to buy money orders.[1][2]

However, note that you can only purchase money orders with cash or a debit card. You can’t use a credit card or personal check.[1]


It’s a good idea to compare fees and limits to find the best option for your money order needs.

See more options (including grocery stores and convenience stores similar to Giant) in the list of places that sell money orders.

Tip: Giant also offers other money services, such as Western Union money transfers and bill payments.[1] These might be convenient alternatives to money orders in certain cases, such as if you’re buying a money order to pay rent or send money to a family member.

Note that the fees for these services will vary depending on the amount and your payment type.[1]


When is the Giant customer service desk open for money orders?

The customer service desk is typically open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., but keep in mind that the exact hours vary by location. You can get a money order any time the customer service desk is open.[1][2]

Can you get cash at Giant to pay for a money order?

Yes. Giant offers ATMs at the front of each store, and you can get up to $100 or $200 cash back at the register. Note that cash back limits and ATM fees and limits vary by location. Additionally, at most locations, you can only get cash back on debit card transactions.[1]

Will you earn points or any rewards when purchasing a money order at Giant?

No, you won’t earn rewards for money order purchases.[1][4]

In Summary

You can purchase a $500 Western Union money order at Giant for a fee of around $1. The store doesn’t cash money orders.[1][2][3]

While there isn’t a limit to how many you can buy, keep in mind that Giant requires you to present an ID and your Social Security number for money order purchases totaling $2,000 or more.[1][2][3]

You don’t need to enroll in any services to buy a money order, and you can get one any time the customer service desk is open (usually 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.).[1][2]

Be sure to ask any questions you may have about Giant’s money order policy in the comments section below. You can also share personal experiences or other relevant comments.

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