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Cash Alternatives

Sometimes carrying cash or cards isn't your safest option. We offer cash equivalents that can help you travel or mail money safely.

American Express Traveler's Cheques (Single Signature)

For a safe and easy alternative to carrying cash on vacation, a business trip, or when you're moving, these checks come in denominations of $50 and $100. Your checks are widely recognized and quickly replaced if lost or stolen.

Fees: One percent of the total amount purchased

American Express Traveler's Cheques for Two (Dual Signature)

Similar to the single signature checks, you can share checks with a friend or loved one. Both signatures are required to purchase the checks, but only one of the designated signatures is required when using the checks.

Fees: 1.5% of the total amount purchased.

American Express Gold Gift Cheques

These checks are an excellent alternative to giving or sending cash for gifts. 
Denominations of $25, $50 or $100 are available and are quickly replaced if lost or stolen.
Fees: $2.50 for each gift check

Traveler's Express Money Orders

You can write these money orders in amounts up to $1,000 to whomever you choose, and 100 percent of the value will be replaced if the money order is lost or stolen. This is an easy payment method for members who prefer not to send personal checks.

Fees: $2 for each money order

Official Checks

Issued by Traveler's Express, these are the official checks of Security Service. They must be made payable to a person, business, or estate. When required, a stop-payment can be placed if the check is lost or stolen.


  • $3 for each check purchased
  • $10 when a check drawn from a Security Service account is converted to an Official check for a non-member
  • $5 for a stop-payment

U.S. Savings Bonds

NOTE: As of January 1, 2012, U.S. Savings Bonds are only available for purchase electronically and are only sold online at However, we do provide the service of cashing bonds.​