Do Grocery Stores Accept Checks?

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Do grocery stores accept checks?

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Several years ago it was common to see people write out a check to pay for groceries. I remember my mom routinely pulling out her checkbook to pay for groceries when I was a kid many years ago.

However, times have changed. People now rely heavily on credit or debit cards for their preferred method of payment in stores. For many people, carrying around cash or having to write out a check is much more cumbersome than swiping a card to complete a purchase transaction.

While credit or debit cards are the preferred method of payment for many individuals, checks are still accepted at many grocery stores. Below is a selection of grocery stores that accept checks. Clearly the list does not cover every store but it gives you an idea of some major grocery stores that accept checks.

Grocery Stores That Accept Checks

StoreNotesSource
WalmartCan also order online, and pay with check or cash in store.Source
MeijerChecks must be for purchases. Can be written for $25 above the purchase amount for cash back in stores. $5 above for cash back in gas stations.Source
WincoChecks are accepted only when presented with a valid state driver’s license with picture ID and a corresponding address that matches the address on your check, or state ID card with a corresponding address. Military ID, Valid Passport Card, or Native American ID also accepted when presented with an additional valid form of identification. Checks must have your address and phone number on it. The address must be preprinted on the check and must be within the local trading area.Source
Save-A-LotMost stores accept checks but it depends on the store. Check with your local Save-A-LotSource
Save MartClick the source link to the right to view their requirement to use a check for paymentSource
HannafordSource
Food 4 LessClick the source link to the right to view their requirement to use a check for paymentSource
WegmansClick the source link to the right to view their requirement to use a check for paymentSource
Kroger