Save yourself a trip to the bank with in-store check cashing at Walmart
If you find yourself in a bind and you need to get cash quick, save yourself the hassle of trying to get to your bank before it closes, standing in a long line at a check cashing store or trying to find an ATM on your way home. While you're doing your shopping in Walmart, cash your check here as well. Not only do you get your cash immediately, you can also save money doing it. Saving you money is what we do best, and our low prices, every day, on everything is just one of the many examples of how we do this. Allowing you to cash your check hassle-free and for a low fee is another.
How to cash your check
We make it simple for you to cash your check while you're at Walmart. All you need to do is present your endorsed check to the cashier at one of our checkout lanes, along with valid identification, and pay the required fee. there's no need to register to cash checks with us or to have either a Walmart store credit card or Walmart MasterCard. Once you have completed this process, you have your money in a matter of moments.
What kinds of checks we cash
There are a number of different checks that we can cash for you at checkout lines. These include payroll checks, government checks, tax refund checks, cashiers' checks, insurance settlement checks and 401(k) or the retirement account disbursement checks. In fact, as long as it's a pre-printed check, it's likely we can cash it. If you're unsure, please visit our customer service desk to inquire if you have a check that doesn't meet the listed criteria. In addition, we also cash MoneyGram money orders as long as they were originally purchased at Walmart. The only types of checks we cannot cash are personal checks.
Cash limits and the costs to you
As of 2018, we have a check cashing limit of $5,000, although we increase this limit to $7,500 from January to April of each year. Our check cashing fees are $4 for any checks up to $1,000. For checks between $1,001 and $5,000, the fee is $8. Two-Party Personal Checks are limited to $200 and have a max fee of $6. Check with our customer service department to see how much the fee is for checks of more than $5,000 during the January to April time frame. Keep in mind that if you have a Walmart MoneyCard, which is our reloadable prepaid card, you can also have some or all of that money loaded onto your card and the reload fee that we typically charge for the service, which is $3, is waived. However, note that the check cashing fee is still applied.
How to get a Walmart MoneyCard
If you want to cash your check and have some or all of the money placed onto a Walmart MoneyCard for convenient shopping, but don't already have one, you can do so in one of two ways. You can apply for one in-store and, if approved, receive it and use it that day once you have paid the $3 set-up fee. If you prefer, you can also request one online at WalmartMoneyCard.com. After you receive it in the mail, you can hand your card to the cashier to load your cashed check funds onto it and you'll not have to pay the initial $3 set-up fee.
Benefits of the Walmart MoneyCard
The Walmart MoneyCard is a prepaid card that works just like a debit card, and it's loaded with your own money. It comes with either MasterCard or Visa branding and is used for purchases and cash advances. It also gives you other advantages like allowing you to set up direct deposit with your employer and possibly receive the money two days earlier than you'd typically do so from your bank. You can also get rewarded by using the card. This includes getting 3 percent of your purchase price back when you use the card at Walmart.com, 2 percent back when you get gas at either a Walmart-branded gas station or one operated by Murphy USA and 1 percent back when you use the card at a Walmart or Sam's Club location.
Other amenities from using the Walmart MoneyCard are being able to get your tax refund check faster than a paper check through direct deposit from the IRS, and being able to send and receive money easily through MoneyGram and our online bill-paying service. You can also use the MoneyCard to send money to someone else that has either a Walmart MoneyCard, PayPal account or any prepaid debit card issued by the same company that issues the Walmart MoneyCard, which is Green Dot Bank.