(Closed) I got a check written out to “Cash” ????

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

yes you can in cash the check.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

“Cash” means it can be cashed by anyone… so don’t lose it!  🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee

OMG.   I never heard “cash” before.  You learn something new everyday.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee

Is it endorsed on the back?  The bank might require that.

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