How Does a MoneyPak Work at Walmart to Send Money to Someone?

by Ron Brow ; Updated July 27, 2017

In addition to being one of America's superstores, Walmart stores have Money Centers where customers can cash payroll checks, purchase money orders, send MoneyGrams, and receive other financial services.

Misconceptions

You cannot use a MoneyPak at Walmart to send money to an individual. You can use MoneyPak to send money to PayPal, prepaid credit cards, some cell phone companies and Direct TV.

Time Frame

When you purchase a MoneyPak card, the funds are available immediately. At Walmart, you can add up to $1,100 on the MoneyPak card.

Function

You can add money to a PayPal account for online shopping. MoneyPak also allows you to make same-day payments to many companies without having to have a bank account.

About the Author

Ron Brow began freelance writing in 2003. She has written articles for publications such as the "Chicago Defender" and the "Atlanta Journal." Brow received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Chicago.

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