Does Safeway have Western Union?

Western Union is a popular platform for sending and receiving money. It works just like PayPal, except you can perform transactions physically with Western Union. E.g. transfer and pickup cash in person. 

Most importantly, it’s available in most supermarkets and grocery stores around the world. But what about Safeway? Does Safeway have Western Union? The short answer is yes. 

Safeway has Western Union in most of its locations, even in Canada. You can transfer and receive funds through Western Union during their operating hours. In this post, you’ll learn more on how it works.

What time does Western Union open in Safeway?

Western Union services are usually open in Safeway stores from 9 AM to 9 PM. However, store hours may vary across Safeway locations and are subject to change. So it’s best to contact the store for confirmation.

Most Safeway stores offer nearly all the services that Western Union does. Such services include:

  • Cash transfer
  • Mobile money transfer
  • Money orders
  • Cash pickup
  • Payment processing
  • Quick collect
  • WU Reload+

Since not all Safeway stores offer all these services simultaneously, it’s best to confirm from the official Western Union website. In the following section, we’ll show you how to check for Safeway stores that offer Western Union services and their operation hours.

How to check for Safeway stores that offer Western Union services 

Go to the Western Union homepage. Tap on the menu icon and select “Find locations“. 

Western Union homepage menu

Tap “Agents” and enter your country. Then type “Safeway” as the Agent name. Next, type in your Zip code or City name into the next box. 

Western Union Find a location page

To save time, tap the “Use current location” option and the website will automatically detect your location to find the closest Safeway stores. Then tap the enter or search button on your keyboard.

Use current location option on Western Union Find a location page

You should see a list of Safeway locations based on the search filters you used. Tap on a Safeway store and you’ll be redirected to the information page. 

Search results for location search on Western Union website

You’ll see a list of services the store offers. Those services that aren’t available will be highlighted in grey and won’t have the green tick beside them.

Western Union Safeway Agent location information page

Can you wire money from Safeway via Western Union?

You can wire money to someone from Safeway stores, but there’s a limit to how much you can transfer at once. Currently, the limit for sending money through Western Union is $500 per day.

So if you need to wire more than that, you’d have to wait till the next day. Some stores may allow you to transfer money multiple times in one day. But before doing that, consult the store’s manager to confirm if it’s allowed. 

Typically, Western Union doesn’t have a station or department dedicated to its services at every Safeway store. Since grocery stores change their layouts frequently, the location of Western Union desks may vary. 


Now you know that most Safeway stores offer Western Union services. Safeway’s parent company and store, Albertsons, also offers Western Union services along with its other subsidiaries. They include Vons, Randalls, Carrs-Safeway, Haggen, Tom Thumb, and others.

So if you ever need to wire or receive money instantly, you can visit any of the above stores. We hope this post has been helpful to you!

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