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What is a money order?

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Money orders are a form of payment different from cash or a bank transfer. When you send a money order, the recipient will get funds – like with a bank transfer or check – but the money will leave your account straight away. This can make it better for budgeting, as you can instantly see how much money you have left.

This makes it a great option for individuals needing to send money when you or the receiver doesn’t have a bank account. They can be used to send money as gifts, pay for a private purchase and even cover the cost of bills. It also avoids the risk of sending cash or a check in the post.

Learn more about how to get a money order and start making payments with Money Services.

How to get a money order

Head to your nearest Money Services, found in our Kroger Family of Stores to get started on your money order. All our payments are powered by Western Union®, so you can be sure your order is handled quickly and securely.

Firstly, you’ll need to fill out the money order form with all the required information, including:

  • The amount to be sent
  • Name of the recipient
  • Your account number (if you have one and are paying a business)

This prevents the risk of theft – as a blank money order can easily be tampered with and cashed. Then, to complete your money order, pay either with cash or card. This will need to cover any fees, which vary by state, although you can save by using your Shopper’s Card*.

How to fill out money orders

The three essential pieces of information you must include to complete a money order are the recipient’s name, your address and name or signature. It’s worth adding your address where possible, so you can be contacted if there’s a problem processing your order.

How to get a money order won’t change but the maximum amount can vary, though it’s usually $1,000. Find out more about how much a money is with our guide. Once you’ve completed the money order, you’ll be given a receipt, which helps you track the funds if there are any issues.

Where can I get a money order?

Use our store locator to find your nearest Money Services location. These are found in the Kroger Family of Stores, with weekend and evening opening hours, so you can conveniently tie in making a money order with your grocery shopping.

Once you know where to get a money order, one of our helpful store associates will walk you through the process. Remember to use your Shopper’s Card to earn Fuel Points when placing a money order too. You can also cash a money order at our Money Services locations. Decide whether a money order suits your needs and visit your nearest Money Services. *Not available in all locations. See a store for details.

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