Stater Bros. Money Orders: Limits, Fees, etc

Front entrance of a Stater Bros. store

Short Answer — Stater Bros. stores sell money orders but usually do not cash them. There is a purchase fee of up to $1.50 per money order. Limits vary between $500 and $3,000, depending on the store location.

Stater Bros. Money Order Policy

Stater Bros. sells MoneyGram money orders.[1] However, Stater Bros. locations generally do not cash money orders.

We contacted several Stater Bros. locations in Southern California to confirm this information.

Purchase Fees and Limits

The fee for buying a money order at Stater Bros. is generally either $1 or $1.50 for every $500 you purchase.

The limit on the amount of the money order you purchase ranges from $500 to $3,000, depending on the location.

All of the store locations we contacted said that money orders are only available in denominations of $500. However, at some locations, you can purchase up to $3,000 in money orders (six $500 money orders) per day at the store’s discretion.

Identification and Other Requirements

You can purchase a money order with either cash or a debit card. If you buy the money order with cash, then you generally do not need to show an ID.

If you purchase the money order using a debit card, then you need to provide an ID, such as a driver’s license.

Cashing a Money Order

Almost all of the Stater Bros. locations we contacted said that they sell money orders via MoneyGram, but do not cash them.

A customer service representative at one store said that it might be able to cash money orders that were purchased at that particular store.

If you need to cash a money order, it is best to check with your local store before visiting. If your nearby Stater Bros. does not cash money orders, see our previous research for a list of places where you can cash a money order.


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