SAM Check Cashing Locations
All Machines Are Located Inside Local Retail Stores
No Bank Account Needed. CASH ALL CHECKS FAST! Just your check and a valid ID and you've got your cash in hand!
Payroll Check Cashing
Government checks (tax refunds, stimulus, social security, food stamps, etc.)
Money Order Cashing
Unemployment Check Cashing
and many more!
Why isn’t my check cashing? If it is outside normal business hours or over the weekend, SAM can’t always verify first-time machine users or unverified payors. This is because the check payors/issuers aren’t always open to verify the check. If you are a first-time user, or if you are cashing a check from an unverified payor, you will need to return during regular business hours. Once you and the payor are in the system, you will be able to cash a check after hours, and instantly.
Can I cash a personal check? Because fraud is so common with personal checks, we do not cash them.
Why isn’t my thumbprint scanning? Place your finger on the scanner and hold until each box is filled with either a green check or a red x.
What are the SAM Machine fee rates? SAM Machine fee rates depend on the local retailer and state regulations but are typically between 2-7%. Call 1-800-948-9819 for detailed information.
If the machine doesn’t cash my check, will it be marked? No, it will not be marked.
Can I cash a check at any SAM Machine? Yes! Once registered in the SAM system, you can cash your check in less than 60 seconds at any of the 300+ SAM Machines nationwide.
What do I do if my check/ID/receipt is stuck in the machine? Call 1-800-948-9819. The SAM Machine support team will remotely solve the issue.
Is there a check maximum/limit? There is no limit although we prefer to keep it under $10,000 for reporting purposes. We recommend you call your local retailer to confirm they can cash the check without having to service the machine first.