A MoneyGram money order offers the convenience of a check without the need for a checking account.
In this post, we will cover everything you need to know to buy MoneyGram money orders, including at Walmart.
In addition, we will show you the step by step process to correctly fill out your money order so that it will be accepted for payment and not rejected.
Next, we will explain how much it costs to get a money order and the limits to how much money order you can buy at any given time.
Finally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about MoneyGram money orders.
This post will cover:
- What is a Money Order?
- How Much Does it Cost to Get a MoneyGram Money Order?
- Where and How to Purchase a Money Order from MoneyGram
- How to Fill Out a MoneyGram Money Order
- MoneyGram Money Orders Questions and Answers
What is a Money Order?
A money order is a printed certificate that’s written for a certain amount of money, much like a personal check.
However, unlike a check, you need to buy a money order and you have to pay the amount of the money order upfront.
For example, if you want to send a $100 money order, you need to pay $100 upfront, plus the money order fee.
Money orders are popular because they are cheap, simple to fill out, and you don’t need a bank account to get one.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that a money order is as valuable as cash and should be handled carefully.
If it is lost or stolen, you may not be able to recoup your losses.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Money Order?
Money orders purchased from MoneyGram come with the following fees:
Typically, MoneyGram charges MoneyGram 70 cents for money orders of up to $1,000.
However, some MoneyGram locations may charge a little more.
Where and How to Purchase a Money Order from MoneyGram
MoneyGram sells money orders that offer the convenience of a check without the need for a checking account.
Once you purchase and use a money order from MoneyGram, you can check the status of your money order or request a replacement online.
Here’s how to purchase a money order from MoneyGram
Step 1 – Go to a MoneyGram location that Sells Money Orders
MoneyGram money orders can be purchased at many supermarkets, financial institutions, check cashers, or other independent retailers.
Look for locations displaying MoneyGram money order signs.
Click on the link below to find a MoneyGram location that offers money orders near you.
Step 2 – Purchase and Fill out Money Order
Pay for the money order and complete all fields, including payee and purchaser information.
See below for instructions on how to fill out a MoneyGram money order.
Step 3 – Deliver Money Order to Payee
After filling out the money order, you can now deliver it to the payee (individual or business you wrote it out to) by mail or in person.
How to Fill Out a MoneyGram Money Order
Here’s how to fill out a MoneyGram money order. We have attached a sample MoneyGram money order below.
We have explained below what the highlighted areas mean and what information you need to fill out in each area.
Step 1 – Fill in the recipient’s name
Write the name of the person or company where you’re sending the money order to in the “Pay to the Order of:” line.
The recipient will be the only person or company authorized to deposit or cash the money order.
We suggest that you fill out this section as soon as possible.
That way, if your money order is lost or stolen, it cannot be asked or deposited by anyone else, other than the payee whose name is on it.
Step 2 – Sign your name in the “purchaser’s signature” section.
You are the purchaser of the money order and so you should sign the front of the money order in the portion titled “Purchaser’s signature,” “Purchaser,” “From,” “Signer” or “Drawer.”
Do not sign the back of the money order. This is where the person or business that you are paying endorses the money order before they cash it.
Step 3 – Write your address in the Address section
Fill out your complete address — street, city, state, and zip code — on the “Address” line.
This helps the recipient to know how to contact you if there are questions or issues with the payment.
Step 4 – Write your address in the Address section
Include your account number if you’re paying a bill. You can write that at the top of the money order or at the bottom below your address.
Some money orders have a “payment for/account number” field. Filling it out helps make sure your account is credited for the payment.
Keep your receipt
This is your proof of payment. Keep it in a safe place.
Also, in case your money order it is lost or stolen, you can use the tracking number to help you replace it.
However, there may be a processing fee for replacing money orders.
How to Deliver a Money Order
Once you have filled out your MoneyGram Money order, be sure to detach the receipt.
This stub provides the money order’s official identification number, and you can use it to track whether the money order was cashed.
In addition, the stub is the record of your payment.
Next, you can hand-deliver the money order to the recipients o or mail it to your recipient.
As mentioned above, only the recipient will be able to cash it.
MoneyGram Money Orders Questions and Answers
Here are the most frequently asked questions about MoneyGram Money Orders.
Does MoneyGram money order expire?
No. MoneyGram money orders do not expire. Money orders that remain uncashed after a year may be subject to a monthly service charge that will reduce the value of the money order.
The amount of the monthly service charge can vary and can be found in the “service charge” section on the back of your money order.
What is the limit for Moneygram money orders?
You can purchase money orders for up to $1,000
In addition, you can purchase as many money orders as you like in one transaction.
Can I get a Refund for a Money Order?
Yes, you can get a refund for your MoneyGram money order.
However, there are rules around the refund process and you should read the form carefully.
To request a refund, complete the “Money Order Claim Card”. Click here to be taken there.
Be sure to sign the bottom of the form. Retain the top half of the form for your records.
Next, mail your completed form to:
MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc.
PO Box 610
Minneapolis. MN 55480-0610
How Can I track my Money Order?
Tracking your MoneyGram money order is easy.
First, you can find out if your money order has been cashed online. Click here to be taken to the page.
Once there, enter your money order serial number and amount as shown in the image below.
In addition, you can track your money order by calling the automated line at 1-800-542-3590.
You will need to enter your money order number and the exact dollar amount of your money order to get the status.
Moneygram Money Order Replacement
If your money order is lost, misplaced, or stolen, you can
The fastest way to replace your MoneyGram money order is to complete the online Money Order Replacement form. Click here to be taken there.
There is a non-refundable $18 processing fee for online requests.
Your request will be processed in about 7 business days. Allow additional days for mail delivery.
However, if a paper request is needed, call the automated line at 1-800-542-3590 and press 0 to speak to a representative to request a paper form.
There is a non-refundable $25 processing fee for mailed requests.
Expect 20 business days processing for mailed requests. Allow additional days for mail delivery.
Here are the fees associated with MoneyGram replacement requests.
|Replacement Request||Money Order Face value||Processing Fee|
|Online Replacement Request||$6.00 to $35.99||50% of face value|
|$36.00 and over||$18.00|
|Mailed Paper Replacement Request||$6.00 to $49.99||50% of face value|
|$50.00 and over||$25.00|
|Express Payment Photocopy Request||Any Value||$18.00|
|Mailed Paper Photocopy Request||Any Value||$25.00|
How do I Track My Money Order Replacement Request?
You can check the status of your replacement money order request online. Click here to be taken there.
Next, enter your Case Number or Money Order Serial Number and phone number as shown below to check the status of your replacement request.
How do I Cash a Money Order from MoneyGram?
A MoneyGram money order can be deposited into your bank/credit union account or cashed at many check cashing locations.
Each check cashing location has its own policy for cashing money orders and may charge a fee to cash the money order.
In addition, most check cashing locations will require ID to cash the money order.
What’s the Moneygram Money Order Phone Number?
If you need help with your money order or have complaints about a money order you have purchased, call MoneyGram money order customer service below:
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-542-3590
You can also contact them at the email address below:
Email: [email protected]
MoneyGram Money Orders Summary
We hope this post on MoneyGram Money Orders was helpful.
If you have further questions about sending money with MoneyGram, please let us know in the comments section below.
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