Stop & Shop Money Order FAQ: Issuer, Hours, Fees, & More

Your errand list is as long as your arm, and you know you need to visit your local Stop & Shop for tonight’s dinner, followed by another stop to get a money order to pay this month’s rent. The good news is the Stop & Shop Western Union services are right there for you. Continue on to learn about how you can use Stop & Shop Western Union money orders…

Can I Buy a Money Order at Stop & Shop?

Yes, you can buy a money order at Stop & Shop at the customer service desk. Stop & Shop is a Western Union vendor and therefore sells only Western Union money orders. We verified all information by speaking with several customer service representatives.

When purchasing a money order at Stop & Shop, remember to bring along your state-issued driver’s license or state-issued photo ID. You’ll be asked to show a valid ID in order to buy your money order.

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How Much Does a Money Order Cost?

According to a Stop & Shop company representative, money order fees vary from store to store. However, Western Union fees range between $.99 and $1.50 expect to pay in this range. You can pay for your money order at Stop & Shop with cash or a debit card. Stop & Shop does not accept credit cards for money order purchases. The maximum money order amount is $1,000, so if you need to send more than $1,000, you’ll need to purchase more than one money order.

Can I Cash a Money Order at Stop & Shop?

While you can purchase money orders at Stop & Shop, you cannot cash money orders — even those purchased at Stop & Shop — at any of the chain’s locations. Suggested Article: Where Can I Cash a Money Order? 20+ Places

When Can I Buy a Money Order at Stop & Shop?

While Stop & Shop stores open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m., 11 p.m., or midnight, depending on the location, you will be limited to buying a money order during specific customer service hours. This means, at most locations, you can purchase a money order between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Contact your local Stop & Shop for more information on customer service hours.

In Summary

Western Union Stop & Shop locations exist. All Stop & Shop money orders are issued via Western Union. Be prepared to show a state-issued photo ID when purchasing money orders. Although you can purchase money orders at the store, you won’t be able to cash them there. Fortunately, there are alternative stores you can visit to purchase and cash money orders.

For more information about money orders, see our money order FAQ.


  • Susan Nickerson says:

    My question is: does Stop & Shop transfer money with Western Union or only issue money orders?
    Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Susan! Great question! We contacted several Stop & Shop locations and were told that Stop & Shop can do Western Union money transfers, in addition to money orders. Best of luck with your transaction!