If you are looking to buy or sell money orders on Wegman, I’m sorry to tell you that they have ceased operations.
I first hand contacted their customer support and here is what they say.
- Does Wegmans Do Money Orders?
- What Are Wegman Money Orders
- How to Purchase a Wegman Money Order
- How to Fill Out a Wegman Order?
- Where Can You Use Wegman Money Order?
- How to Cash Wegman Money Order?
- Lost or Stolen Wegman Money Orders
- Wegman Money Order Alternatives
- Refund and Cancellation Policy
- How to Save Money on Wegman Stores?
- Frequently Asked Questions
Does Wegmans Do Money Orders?
No, Wegmans doesn’t do and sell money orders anymore. They used to sell money orders through MoneyGram, but they stopped doing that in 2018.
I personally called them up and asked the reason why they stopped doing it and they replied:
"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but the reason for Wegman Selling Money Order is due to the unfortunate prevalence of fraudulent activities. Wegmans is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our customers, and, as a result, we regret to inform you that we will no longer be offering money order services at our stores." - Grace, Wegmans Customer Support
It’s fair I would say but I kinda like them because I used them a few times and found the process to be quite simple and easy.
I know it’s a bummer, but don’t worry as there are still plenty of places where you can buy money orders.
What Are Wegman Money Orders
Wegman money orders are used for making payments if you don’t have a checking account or if you want to pay someone who doesn’t accept checks.
It’s like a special piece of paper that shows you’ve paid a certain amount of money.
Here’s an example: Let’s say you owe your friend Sarah $20 because she lent you money to buy a cool toy. Instead of giving her cash, you go to a place like a post office or a bank and ask for a money order. You give them $20, and they give you a money order that says you’ve paid $20.
Now, you can give this money order to Sarah, and she can take it to her own bank or the same place where you got the money order. They will give her $20 in cash.
This is especially useful if you can’t see them in person.
But As I said before, they stopped accepting them, so you can check out places like Walmart, CVS, or even the post office to purchase a money order.
It’s also important to note that money orders are in a way similar to checks, but they are more guaranteed by the issuer of the funds order. This basically means that they can’t bounce like a check, making them a very much safer payment method.
How to Purchase a Wegman Money Order
I used to buy money orders and here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out too:
Step 1: Visit Wegmans Customer Service Desk
Go to a Wegmans store and go to the customer service desk. Ask around if you don’t know where it is.
Step 2: Request a Money Order
Once you’re at the customer service desk, ask the representative for a money order.
Say something like:
"I'd like to request a money order for $500, please. Can you assist me with the process?"
Step 3: Pay for the Money Order
After you’ve requested the money order, the support representative will then ask you to pay for it.
I usually pay with my card, but you can pay with cash, a debit card, or a credit card. Anything works and just be clear that there might be a fee.
Step 4: Fill Out the Money Order
Once you’ve paid for the money order, you will be given a blank money order to fill out.
Make sure you fill out the recipient’s name and address correctly, as well as your own information.
Step 5: Keep the Receipt
Now that you have filled out the money order, the support person will give you a receipt.
Keep this receipt in a safe place, as it’s proof that you purchased the money order and will be useful in case anything goes wrong.
How to Fill Out a Wegman Order?
I remember my first time filling out a money order, I think it was Western Union and being nervous.
If you are in a similar place to me, I am here to tell you, that it’s the simplest thing you will ever do.
- Fill in the date, amount, and payee’s name on the money order. The payee’s name should match the name on the account you’re paying. Payment with credit card bill information will be located at the bottom of your statement and a utility bill will be on your statement as well.
- Sign the back of the money order with your name and write “For Deposit Only.”
- The cost of the Wegmans Money Order depends on the amount you’re sending. The fee for a money order starts at $1.50 and increases depending on the amount. For example, if you’re sending $300, expect to pay $2.50 for a money order.
Where Can You Use Wegman Money Order?
Here’s a list of the places where you can use your Wegmans money order:
- Government agencies: Taxes, fines, and other fees at government agencies.
- Landlords: For Renting a place, your landlord will most likely accept a money order as payment for rent.
- Utility companies: Pay for your electricity, gas, and other utility bills.
- Retail stores: Some retail stores accept money orders as a form of payment, so be sure to check with the store before you go.
- Online purchases: e.g., eBay, Etsy, iOffer, Small Independent Online Stores (Some sellers may offer money orders as a payment option, but this also depends on the seller’s preferences.)
- Personal transactions: Send money to friends and family, or to pay for personal transactions.
How to Cash Wegman Money Order?
Since Wegman does not cash money orders anymore. You cannot go to any Wegman store and get your money order cashed.
Here are some places where you can cash your Wegman money order:
- Walmart: Walmart is one of the most popular places where you can cash your money order.
- Check-cashing stores: MoneyGram, Western Union, and ACE Cash Express.
- Banks: Not all banks cash money orders, so you need to check with your bank first.
- Post offices: Check with your local post office to see if they offer this service.
Lost or Stolen Wegman Money Orders
I have not lost a Wegman money order but a friend of mine had a similar experience when he lost his money order.
But I think, he was with Western Union, and here are the steps he takes to recover them (it may differ as he used Western Union, but the steps are kind of the same):
- Wegman offers a service that allows you to cancel the money order and get a refund. You gotta act fast though, because the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get your money back.
- To cancel a lost or stolen Wegman money order, you need to fill out a form and send it to the address listed on the form. You can find the form on the Wegman website or you can ask for it at the customer service desk in any Wegman store. Once you’ve filled out the form, you need to mail it to the listed address along with a copy of the money order receipt and a $15 processing fee.
Wegman Money Order Alternatives
Below is a table comparing the fees and services of the alternatives (rates can change):
|Provider||Exchange Rate (1 USD → EUR)||Transfer Fee||Recipient Requirements|
|Wise||Mid-market rates||Low||None (Online account required)|
|PayPal||3-4% margin on mid-market||5% + additional fee for international transactions||PayPal account required|
|MoneyGram||Margin on mid-market||Varies||Online, app, or in-person transfers available|
|Xoom||3-4% margin on mid-market||Competitive||Various delivery options|
|WorldRemit||Competitive exchange rates||Upfront fees||Flexible payment options|
|Ria Money Transfer||Margin on mid-market||User-friendly||Easy payment setup|
|XE||Competitive exchange rates||No transfer fees for payments over $500||Limited coverage in terms of countries and currencies|
|Remitly||Competitive exchange rates||Varies||Multiple receiving methods available|
|Skrill||Up to 4.99% markup on mid-market||Fee-free transfers||Digital-only service|
|OFX||Locked-in exchange rates||Minimum transfer amount of $1,000 USD||Large payments and high minimum transfer amount|
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Firstly, it’s important to note that money orders cannot be canceled or refunded once they have been cashed.
However, if your money order has not been cashed yet, you can request a cancellation and refund.
To request a cancellation and refund:
- Bring the original money order receipt and the money order itself to the same Wegmans location where you purchased it.
- Fill out a refund request form.
- Once you’ve submitted the form and the money order, it may take up to 30 days for the refund to be processed.
A fee is associated with canceling and refunding a money order and it varies depending on the location and amount of the money order.
I remember one time when I urgently needed to pay someone and we were in different cities, and I used a Money order (I didn’t know much about online payment) at that time.
How to Save Money on Wegman Stores?
|Tip Number||Money-Saving Tip||Details|
|1||Sign up for Shopper’s Club||Join Wegmans’ free loyalty program to earn points on purchases and receive exclusive digital coupons.|
|2||Get the Wegmans App||Use the Wegmans app to navigate the store, scan items in your cart, organize your shopping list by aisle, and access recipes.|
|3||Buy the Wegmans brand||Opt for Wegmans’ store brand for affordable, high-quality alternatives to national brands.|
|4||Let them shop for you||Order groceries online through the website or app and choose the pickup option to save time and avoid compulsive shopping.|
|5||Eat first, shop later||Avoid overspending by eating at Wegmans’ restaurant or hot food bar before shopping.|
|6||Shop on Saturdays and Sundays||Visit on weekends for product samples on Saturdays and fresh restocks on Sunday mornings.|
|7||Ask for help||Friendly Wegmans employees can assist you with product questions and point out the best deals.|
|8||Buy their wine||Explore Wegmans’ wine selection with top-rated options and affordable choices, including $6 wines.|
|9||Buy the $8 and $10 meals||Enjoy customizable prepared meals at reasonable prices, such as Wegmans Italian Pasta Bowl or Chicken French.|
|10||Get the Ibotta app||Use the Ibotta app to earn cashback on purchases at Wegmans by uploading receipts and scanning barcodes.|
|11||Create a shopping list online||Plan your shopping list from home to estimate your expenses and resist temptations at the store. Compare brands beforehand.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy money orders near Wegmans?
You can buy a money order at Walmart, 7-Eleven, and the post office.
How much does Wegmans charge for money orders?
Before they shut down, Wegmans charges a fee of $0.99 for each money order. I will say that’s a pretty good deal compared to some other places that charge up to $5 per money order. (such nonsense lol)
Can I cash a money order at Wegmans?
Unfortunately, Wegmans hasn’t cashed money orders since 2018. But there are plenty of other places where you can cash them, like check-cashing stores, banks, and some grocery stores.
What are the hours for the Wegmans customer service desk?
Wegmans is usually open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Do Walgreens or CVS sell money orders?
Yes, you can buy money orders at Walgreens and CVS. But I have to warn you, that not all locations offer this service (even from the same retailer), so you might want to call ahead to make sure.
So, to your question, Does Wegmans Do Money Orders? No Wegmans doesn’t buy and sell money orders anymore.
Personally, I found using money orders to be a hassle-free way to make payments, especially when dealing with businesses that prefer cashless transactions. It gave me peace of mind knowing my payments were secure.
When I visited Wegmans, I asked the representative at the customer service desk for a money order.
They were very helpful, and kind and let me know that they had stopped the service.