H-E-B Cash Back Limit & Policy Explained

When you need a small amount of cash, getting cash back at the register while stopping for groceries can save you time and ATM fees.

H-E-B offers cash back at all of its grocery stores.

Exterior of an H-E-B store that offers cash back

The H-E-B cash back limit is $50 when using a debit card. At some locations, you can also get up to $50 back when paying with a personal check.[1][2]

There’s no fee to get cash back at the register and you can choose any amount up to the $50 limit.[1]

Below, I’ve compiled more details of H-E-B’s cash back policy, plus alternatives to consider if H-E-B’s policy doesn’t fit your needs.

H-E-B Cash Back Policy

Like many grocery stores, H-E-B will give you cash back at the register when you make a purchase.[1][2]

However, there are a few things (such as limits and requirements) to keep in mind before you head to the store.

I contacted corporate customer service representatives and multiple H-E-B stores across Texas to confirm the details of its cash back policy.

Fees and Limits

You can get up to $50 cash back at the register at H-E-B. Most locations, but not all, also allow this service at self-checkout.[1][2]

You can choose to get any amount in cash back up to this limit; there are no minimum requirements or set denominations.[1]

There’s also no fee to get cash back at the register.[1]

Tip: If you need more than $50 in cash, you can visit H-E-B’s service center to get cash back with your debit card without making a purchase. Note that H-E-B charges a $3 fee for this service and the maximum amount limit will depend on your debit card.[1][2]


H-E-B generally doesn’t require an ID to get cash back at the register and you don’t need to enroll in any type of program or membership to get cash back.[1]

In addition, there’s no minimum purchase requirement to get cash back, meaning you can pick up something as small as a candy bar or pack of mints at the register.[1]

However, it’s important to keep in mind that must pay with a debit card to get cash back at most H-E-B locations. Only some of its stores also allow cash back when you pay with a personal check.[1][2]

How to Get Cash Back

You can get cash back at any time during H-E-B’s regular operating hours. Most of its stores are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, though this can vary by location.[1]

To get cash back with a debit card at H-E-B, simply swipe your card at the checkout terminal and choose the cash back option, then the amount of cash you’d like.[1]

For cash back with a personal check, write the check out for the total purchase amount plus the cash amount — for example, if your purchases total $4.50 and you want $20 in cash, make the check out for $24.50.[1]

It’s also important to let the cashier know you’re writing a check for cash back.[1]


H-E-B can be a convenient place to pick up cash if you shop there frequently, but if its policy doesn’t meet your needs, there are other places to consider — including several other grocery stores.

Compare your options (including their limits and restrictions) with the list of where to get cash back.


Can you get cash back with a credit card, H-E-B debit card, or store gift card?

You can get cash back with the H-E-B debit card, but not a credit card or store gift card.[1][2]

Can you earn rewards points or other promotional items when getting cash back at H-E-B?

No, H-E-B doesn’t have a rewards program.[1]

Does H-E-B offer cash advances?

No, H-E-B doesn’t give cash advances.[1]

What are H-E-B’s customer service center hours?

Customer Service Center hours vary by location, so it’s best to call ahead to check. However, it’s typically open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.[1]

In Summary

You can get up to $50 cash back at H-E-B on debit card purchases. Some locations also offer this service when you pay with a personal check.[1][2]

There’s no fee and no minimum purchase requirement. You also don’t need to enroll in any program to get cash back and generally don’t need to present an ID.[1]

For amounts greater than $50, you can pay a $3 fee to get cash back with a debit card at the service desk, or you may want to consider other places that give cash back.[1]

Feel free to share any comments or questions about H-E-B’s cash back policy in the comments section below.

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  • Keila

    Can I get $10 of cash back at the register?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Keila! Yes, you can get $10 cash back. The cash back minimum at H-E-B is $5. We have updated our article to include this information.

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