Harris Teeter Check Cashing Policy Explained

Harris Teeter sign on the outside of a store

Short Answer — Harris Teeter does not cash checks for customers. It only cashes payroll checks for its own employees.

Does Harris Teeter Cash Checks?

Harris Teeter does not cash checks. The grocery chain’s checking cashing service is limited to payroll checks for Harris Teeter employees.

According to Harris Teeter customer service representatives, and a subsequent email from the store’s customer service department, Harris Teeter will only cash payroll checks issued to its own staff.

Grocery stores may choose not to offer check cashing because of the risk of cashing a bad check. The limitation to Harris Teeter’s own payroll checks eliminates that risk — since the store will only cash checks it wrote, it knows the checks will be good.

As an alternative to check cashing, you can get cash back when shopping at Harris Teeter. You can pay for your groceries with a personal check and request up to $25 cash back. When paying with a personal check, you must present a valid, government-issued photo ID.

See our list of the other grocery stores that cash checks. Note that each store has its own policies, including different limits, fees, and ID requirements.

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