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If you want to treat your loved ones on their birthday, Money Services makes it easy. Send money to friends and family on their special day in a quick and reliable way.

  • Send money for a loved one’s birthday in a fast and safe way
  • Visit one of over 2,000 Kroger Family of Stores to use Money Services
  • Transfer their birthday funds to more than 200 countries and 500,000 agent locations worldwide
  • Track your funds and be notified as soon as it’s picked up
  • Wire amounts ranging up to $10,000
  • Want to know more? Find out more about us

Ways you can

Here at Money Services, we understand that everyone loves a treat for their birthday. So, we’ve made sending and picking up money simple.

In Store

Visit your nearest Money Services using our store locator. Set up your birthday gift and send money around the world or within the US.

Stage and Pay

Pay in cash by starting your money transfer at home and finishing in store.

Online

Conveniently send money for a birthday overseas. Log on, set up the transfer, and send.

Why send

Sending money for a birthday is quick and secure with Money Services. Choose between three ways to wire money to more than 200 countries around the world. Find your local Money Services location and you can send small or large amounts of cash as a birthday gift or go online – transfer however you want.

Choose between two money transfer providers – Ria and Western Union – and learn how we ensure your birthday gifts arrive safely and securely. With a Ria, you’re able to send up to $10,000 over a 30 day period and with Western Union, you can transfer up to $5,000.

Track your money transfer using Ria’s PIN or Western Union’s MTCN or sign up for SMS text notifications to receive an instant notification when your funds have been paid out. Standard text message rates apply.

Discover how we work with Ria and Western Union to your money.

  • Send money online

  • In-store support

  • Help manage your money

  • Easily send money your way

What do you need

To help us complete your money transfer as soon as possible, please bring:

  • The recipient’s name (ensure that name exactly matches the recipient’s ID) and location
  • Enough money to cover the amount you want to send – cash or debit card is fine
  • Funds to cover the fee
  • Valid Photo ID

Types of ID

  • US-issued Passport

  • Foreign Passport

  • State-issued ID

  • Driver’s License

  • Resident Alien ID

  • Military ID

  • Matricula Consular ID

  • National ID Card

  • Tribal Nation or Reservation ID

How to Send In-Person at a Money Services Location

Send while you shop! Make face-to-face money transactions at your local Money Services location to send money internationally or transfer within the US.

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 Ria or Western Union to deliver your money transfer

  • Select cash pick-up or bank deposit delivery option

  • Pay the fee* + transfer amount and present your valid photo ID, if required

  • For Ria: The recipient will need the PIN and valid photo ID

  • For Western Union: 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


How to Send Money Online

Visit your local Money Services to send birthday money to your friends and loved ones. Send money conveniently from your mobile, tablet or desktop computer. With Money Services, powered by Western Union, you can send money online across the United States or virtually anywhere around the world.

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.

Getting started is easy, just:

  • 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

Kroger engages in the money transmission business as an authorized delegate of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code.  If you have a complaint, please contact Western Union Customer Service first at 1-800-325-6000.  After contacting Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and if you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.

*Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice.

†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”).

**Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer or Quick Collect transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU fee reductions.

Services may be provided by Western Union Financial Services, Inc. NMLS# 906983 and/or Western Union International Services, LLC NMLS# 906985, which are licensed as Money Transmitters by the New York State Department of Financial Services.  See terms and conditions for details.

The Western Union name, logo and related trademarks and service marks, owned by Western Union Holdings, Inc., are used with permission.

Ria is a registered trademark of Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc. NMLS #920968, dba Ria Financial Services. Kroger is an authorized delegate of Ria (Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc.) pursuant to Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. If you have a complaint, please call Ria at (855) 355-2145 or visit https://us.riafinancial.com/en/legal/file-complaint.

For Texas consumers: Ria is licensed under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code.  After contacting Ria, if you still have a complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.

For consumers in all other states: see full terms and conditions, including regulatory contact information, on your receipt.

Date available will be displayed on receipt for all transfers. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the amount sent, destination country, currency availability, fraud prevention measures, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones.

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