King Soopers Money Order Policy: Limit, Fee, Hours, Buying, Cashing, etc

If you find yourself needing to purchase money orders to make a secure payment or protect your identity, you can buy them at a King Soopers’ money services desk. With over 100 locations in the Western United States and many locations open until midnight, King Soopers can be a convenient location to purchase a money order outside of regular banking hours.

What Is a Money Order?

Money orders provide a non-cash payment method for people without checking accounts, and they’re often considered a safer alternative to checks because money orders are prepaid. Money orders are similar to a personal check — you’ll specify the amount and the recipient on the order when you make the purchase. Money orders come in clutch when you want a non-cash payment method that doesn’t use your bank account information, or if you need to mail a payment.

How to Purchase a Money Order at King Soopers

Go to your local King Soopers’ money services desk and ask to purchase a money order. Money services desks operate during regular store hours at most King Soopers locations, and you can buy a money order with cash or a debit or credit card — but remember, if you’re using that credit card, the purchase will probably incur a fee from your card issuer.

To purchase the money order, you’ll need to provide the recipient’s full name and pay the value of the money order plus a small fee.

Limit and Fee Information

King Soopers partners with Western Union to sell money orders in-store. King Soopers charges a fee of $0.65 to purchase a money order — generally lower than most bank-charged fees, which tend to be around $1. Money orders can be purchased for amounts up to $1,000. Be prepared to purchase more than one money order if you need an amount exceeding $1,000. If that’s the case, you’ll have to pay the $0.65 money order purchase fee for each individual order.

If you already have a 123 Rewards card, you qualify for King Soopers coupons, which can get you a money order for even less. The chain offers the digital coupons seasonally, so check King Soopers’ coupons page to see if a coupon for money orders is available now.

If you plan to use a credit card to purchase your money order, expect a fee from your card issuer. Issuers consider the purchase a cash advance and will often charge an interest fee of between 3 and 5% of the money order amount. To make sure you’ll avoid these fees, it’s best to use cash or debit to purchase a money order.

Here’s the list of other places likely near you that cash money orders.

What If My Money Order Is Lost or Stolen?

If your money order is lost or stolen, you might be able to get a refund (see our article detailing how to get get a refund on any type of money order for the most detailed information).

How to Cash a Money Order at King Soopers

Some King Soopers stores will cash Western Union money orders, but that policy varies between locations. Call your local King Soopers to see if they’ll cash your money order.

If your nearest King Soopers can’t help you, there are plenty of other places that cash Western Union money orders, such as banks, gas stations, convenience stores, check cashing stores, grocery stores, and pharmacies.

In Summary

Money orders can make for a safe and secure method of non-cash payment, and you can purchase them at King Soopers money services desks. Money orders are limited to $1,000, and cost a relatively low fee of 65 cents. However, you can only cash Western Union money orders at certain locations — call ahead to see if your local store can cash them. If you want a money order, King Soopers should be a consideration.

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  • Where do the money orders go once a company has cashed them? How can I find out when they were cashed without a money order stub number?

  • My friend claims to have purchased a money order around the first week of August 2017 at a specific King Soopers store. Further, she claims she paid her rent with it. But the rental office claims to have no record of it and my friend does not have the receipt. Can the King Soopers store that issued the money order look up the buyer’s name to validate a purchase made for a given time frame?

  • Yesterday I purchased a money order from King Soopers (Boulder, Table Mesa) and the charge was $12.50 to send $100.00. So I guess I do not understand the fee range. Sixty-five cents?

    • Hi Suzanne,

      It sounds like you did a money transfer, not a money order. With money transfers, you can send money electronically, and fees for that service vary a lot depending on where you send the money to. When you buy a money order, on the other hand, you pay for a paper money order, which looks much like a personal check. Money orders are generally inexpensive in grocery stores — they usually charge less than $1. I checked on Western Union’s agent locator, and King Soopers in Boulder does do money transfers as well. If you want to see if the money transfer price was correct, you can use Western Unions estimator to compare to what you were actually charged.