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Send Money for the Holidays

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At Money Services, you can send money your way. You can send a Western Union® transfer online from home or when you visit your nearest store. With Stage & Pay transactions, you can save time at the counter by starting your transaction online and completing payment in-store.

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Send money your way with

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

  • Save 10% on transaction fees* when sending money online – this offer can’t be combined with another. Enter ‘TRYONLINE’ at checkout.

Send money for the holidays

Sending money for the holidays is easy with Money Services, so treat your loved ones with a cash gift.

Send money across town or around the world in minutes†

Send money to a loved one in the US or another country and choose the payment option to decide how fast the money arrives.

Access money conveniently

Your loved one can pick up their money at their local Money Services, or one of the 500,000 Western Union agent locations around the world.

Earn rewards as a My WU® member

If you’re a My WU® member, you can earn rewards every time you send a qualifying money transfer. Find out more about the membership program where you can use your points for discounts, or to support a charitable cause.


How to Send Money Online

Conveniently send money for the holidays or any other reason using our Money Services, powered by Western Union.

Send in a few easy steps:

  • Log into the Western Union® platform

  • Set up your money transfer with your receiver and payment information and select “Send”

  • Your money is on its way! You will receive the tracking number (MTCN) onscreen and via email to share with the receiver


How to Start Online, Pay In-Store

Prefer to pay in cash? Start your money transfer online at your convenience and pay in-store at any Money Services location nationwide.

  • Log into the Western Union® platform

  • Set up your money transfer and select “Pay in-store”

  • Enter the receiver information and follow prompts for staging your transfer

  • Visit your Money Services location with your phone number, valid ID and payment within 12 hours of staging online

  • The money is on its way – just share the tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver


How to Send In-Person at a Money Services Location

Send money for the holidays with Money Services, powered by Western Union. You can send money in store while shopping for essentials.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator

  • Provide the receiver’s name, location and the amount you want to send to the store associate

  • Choose how the receiver will get the funds

  • Select how soon they will be able to access the funds

  • Give the fee and amount to be sent – either as cash or using a bank-issued US debit card

  • Provide the receiver with the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount so they can pick up the cash – they’ll need a photo ID that matches the receiver name to collect payment

† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15.  Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

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