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What is a money order?

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Money orders are an alternative payment option to cash or check. When you send a money order, the recipient will get funds that you have already paid for. This can make it easier to budget as you can instantly see how much money you have left. Similar to a check, money orders are prepaid using cash or debit card.

It makes money orders a good option when either the sender or 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.

Money orders are safer than sending cash in the mail and can be voided if necessary.

How to get a money order

One of the advantages of money orders is that you don’t need to head to a bank to buy one. Head to your nearest Money Services, found in our Kroger Family of Stores to purchase your money order. All our payments are powered by Western Union®, so you can be sure your order is handled quickly and securely.

You can also purchase money orders from US Post Offices and credit unions.

Purchasing a money order won’t change by state, but the maximum amount can vary. Usually, it’s around $1,000. Once you’ve completed the money order, you’ll be given a receipt, which helps you track the funds if there are any issues.

How to fill out money orders

The three essential pieces of information you must include when filling out your money order form are:

  • The recipient’s name
  • Your name or signature.

Purchasing a money order is simple, our in-store team will assist you at your nearest Money Services location.

Find out more about how to fill out a money order.

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 hours, it’s easy and convenient.

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