Short Answer: All Ralphs sell Western Union money orders. A limited number of Ralphs locations also cash money orders, but the money order must have been purchased from the same Ralphs store. To do either, you’ll need to go to the customer service desk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The fee for buying a money order is between $0.69 and $1.25. The maximum amount per money order is $500 and you must pay with cash. For more information on the Ralphs money order policy, see below.
Ralphs Money Order Policy
We contacted several Ralphs grocery stores to inquire about the money order policy. Here’s what we found.
Does Ralphs Sell Money Orders?
Ralphs sells Western Union brand money orders at its customer service desk. The customer service desk’s hours are typically shorter than the store’s hours. At the Ralphs locations we called, money orders were available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The fee can range anywhere from $0.69 to $1.25, depending on the location. With a Shopper’s Card, the fee is advertised to be $0.69 cents.
You can purchase a single money order for as much as $500. An ID is not required, but you must pay in cash. There’s no limit to how many money orders you can buy, but if you plan to purchase more than $5,000 in money orders, you will need to present a valid ID, provide your Social Security number, and fill out a form that asks for your general contact information. Tax ID numbers (TINs) are not accepted in lieu of an SSN.
If you need one large money order, our article outlines the maximum amount for money orders at all major stores.
Does Ralphs Cash Money Orders?
A few Ralphs will cash money orders, but the money orders must have been purchased from the same Ralphs location. There is no fee for cashing a money order. If your local Ralphs does not offer this service, our article lists over 20 places where you can cash a money order.
Ralphs offers Western Union money orders for up to $500. The fee to purchase a money order at Ralphs ranges between $0.69 and $1.25. You may purchase multiple money orders, but if you plan to purchase more than $5,000 in money orders, you will need to present a valid ID, provide your Social Security number, and fill out a form. A select number of Ralphs will also cash money orders if they were purchased there.
For additional details on where to get a money order, our article lists over 50 places where you can buy a money order.