Post # 1
So going through our checks we received as gifts, I noticed one was written out to Cash on the name line. Our name is not on the check anywhere, and the person just put the amount and signed it.
Would the bank let me cash this? I thought you only wrote Cash on a check if you were getting money out for yourself? We have the same bank, could they call and make sure she intended for us to cash the check?
I think it would be rude to call the person and say, “can you write me a new check with my name on it?” It’s only for $50 dollars so I don’t want to seem snoody….
Post # 3
yes you can in cash the check.
Post # 4
I always thought Cash could be cashed by anyone who walked in the bank. They probably didn’t know if you had changed your name on you drivers license or bank account and just decided to go with cash. You should be fine just taking it to your bank.
Post # 5
You should be able to cash the chec if you take it to your bank. I wonder if maybe they weren’t sure what name to make the check out to, in case you changed yours? I know we had a lot of people who made our checks out to different names, which was complicated because I hadn’t changed my name yet when we went to deposit the checks.
Post # 6
“Cash” means it can be cashed by anyone… so don’t lose it! 🙂
Post # 7
Yep, it can be cashed. You shouldn’t have a problem.
As Jessie said, you were likely given a check made out to “cash” because the gift giver was from your side (or just didn’t want to make out a check to your husband) and didn’t know what name you would take post wedding.
Hope it works out ok!
Post # 8
Yeah, I’m notorious for writing cheques out to CASH…something I’ve picked up from my dad. As others have said, you can definitely cash it in.
Post # 9
Sometimes, people also write checks out to “cash” if they don’t want their money to be tracked, tax wise. I mean, I know it’s only a $50 wedding gift, but you never know.
Post # 10
I can totally understand why she did it… I had a big PITA trying to cash checks made out to Mr. and Mrs. Johnsbride before I was Mrs. Johnsbride! Not knowing what your legal name would be, that was probably the easiest way to do it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
You can cash a check that is made out to “Cash” – but so can anyone else, so take care not to lose it!
Post # 12
OMG. I never heard “cash” before. You learn something new everyday.
Post # 13
Yeah when it is written out to cash anyone can cash it. Just think of the check as “cash”. Anyone can use it.
Post # 14
Cha-ching! It’s as if they handed you a bill 🙂
I agree with the other posters– they probably did it to avoid a mess at the bank regarding name changes, etc.
Post # 15
Thanks for posting this. I thought the same thing you did. It’s good to know. Now I won’t be confused on my wedding day if this happens to me. Thanks!
Post # 16
Is it endorsed on the back? The bank might require that.