Walmart doesn’t only provide its customers with groceries and household supplies. Walmart also offers its customers financial services, such as cashing personal checks and money orders.
These services are incredibly useful, but many customers are left wondering what the limitations are on Walmart’s money orders. Here’s everything you need to know.
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What’s the Limit on Walmart Money Orders?
Walmart has an individual money order cap of $1,000 and a daily money order limit of up to $3,000. This means you’ll need to get a separate money order for anything over $1,000. For example, you need two money orders for $1,000 each if you were receiving $2,000.
What Are the Walmart Money Order Fees?
Walmart typically charges $1 or less per money order. In many cases, the fee is around $0.88 per money order. However, these fees can vary depending on the location and circumstances. Consult your local Walmart Money Center for the most accurate information available.
Will Walmart Cash Out Money Orders?
Walmart will pay out money orders with some strings attached. Walmart will only purchase money orders issued at Walmart and processed by MoneyGram. Walmart will not cash Western Union money requests from outside its network.
The Walmart Money Center will pay out money orders up to $1,000 and charge a $4 fee. Larger money orders and checks have a larger fee of $8. You’ll need a government-issued photo ID to cash checks or money orders at Walmart.
How Do I Receive a Walmart Money Order?
Purchasing a Walmart money order is typically a hassle-free process. Follow the steps below to receive money orders from Walmart.
Visit Your Local Walmart Money Center
Start by visiting your local Walmart to receive your money order. Head towards the customer help area or the in-store Money Center. You can typically find the Money Center or financial desks near the front entry. The Money Center might be near the key copy machine or Coinstar kiosk.
Simply speak to an employee If you aren’t sure where the Money Center or financial desks are located.
Pay any Fees
You’ll need to pay any fees for money orders. Walmart accepts cash, debit card, or PayPal for money requests. The fees are typically less than $1 in most situations, but your mileage might vary. Walmart doesn’t currently accept Apple or Google Pay.
In most cases, identification isn’t required if you’re receiving a Walmart money order for $1,000 or less. A government-issued ID will be required for orders above $1,000. A state driver’s license will suffice in nearly all cases.
Can You Track a Walmart Money Order?
Yes, it’s possible to track a Walmart money order online that’s been processed through MoneyGram. An account or username isn’t necessary to track your order. Follow the steps below to track your money order
Start by visiting the notarized MoneyGram website. You should notice ‘Track & Receive’ on the right-hand side or on the top navigation menu. Click this button and fill out your authentication number and last name.
You can call 800-542-3590 to track your money order, as well. You’ll be required to fill out the dollar amount and authentication number. Keep in mind that this is an automated phone line.
How Do You Fill Out a Walmart Money Order?
You’ll need to fill out some brief forms when you purchase a Walmart money order. Here are the steps below to get you started:
- Fill in the recipient’s name on the line that states, “Pay to the order of”
- Print your name and signature on the line that reads, “Purchaser, signer for the drawer”
- Fill in your home address on the line that states, “Address.”
After filling out the lines above, you can remove the detachable stub. This stub will be the receipt for your Walmart money order. Speak with a Walmart Money Center employee If you’re unsure about any of these steps. They can help you figure out what information needs to be entered and where.
When Does the Walmart Money Center Close?
Generally speaking, the Walmart Money Center will provide money order services anywhere from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays. On Sundays, these hours can vary and typically range from 10 am to 6 pm.
However, these timeframes will vary depending on your location and circumstance. Be sure to contact your local Walmart or Walmart Money Center for the most accurate information available.
What’s the Maximum of Walmart Money Orders?
Walmart has an individual money order cap of $1,000, including a daily money order limit of up to $3,000. This means you’ll need to get a separate money order for anything over $1,000. For example, you need two money orders for $1,000 each if you were receiving $2,000.