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H-E-B makes it affordable, easy to receive stimulus funds

Customers can take advantage of free in-store check cashing of stimulus checks and prepaid cards with waived activation and monthly fees
(San Antonio ) —

At a time when every dollar counts for many Texans, H-E-B is offering easy, affordable ways for people who don’t have traditional bank accounts to get funds from their federal government stimulus checks. In the spirit of Texans helping Texans, H-E-B is providing financial relief with free in-store check cashing of stimulus checks and will waive select fees for the H-E-B Prepaid Mastercard ®.

At all H-E-B Business Centers, H-E-B will provide free check cashing services for economic impact payment checks. This free service only applies to U.S. Treasury issued paper checks specific to economic impact payments. To cash a check, customers will need a valid, non-expired state ID or driver’s license and social security number. Additional checks may be cashed using our everyday low price check cashing services.

For customers who want to manage finances electronically while in the comfort and safety of their homes, H-E-B has waived the card purchase fee and 60 days of monthly plan fees for H-E-B Prepaid cards that are purchased between April 1 and May 31. Additionally, with the H-E-B Prepaid card, customers can easily set up direct deposit, providing faster1 access to economic stimulus funds, income tax returns, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits or wages. Once their accounts are activated, customers are assigned a routing and account number to set up direct deposit.

For information on how to setup direct deposit for economic impact payments, visit the IRS here:

The H-E-B Prepaid Card also offers free reloads every day at H-E-B. Customers can simply go to their store’s checkout lane or Business Center to load funds onto their card with no fee. For customers receiving a paper check, the H-E-B Prepaid mobile app2also allows them to add check funds from the comfort of their home using their mobile device.

Customers can use their H-E-B Prepaid Cards at H-E-B or anywhere Mastercard debit is accepted to shop, pay bills and access cash at ATMs. New cards can be purchased at any H-E-B store or online at No credit check required.

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1 Faster access claim is based on comparison of a disbursement via direct deposit vs. disbursement via a mailed paper check. For further information, visit

2 We do not charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.

The H-E-B Prepaid Mastercard is issued by MetaBank®, National Association, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. Netspend, a Global Payments company, is a registered agent of MetaBank, N.A. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of $28 billion, operates more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 115th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 120,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit and


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