How to Add Money to Cash App Card at Family Dollar (2023)

Written By Branson Knowles

Family Dollar is a great one-stop-shop for all of your basic needs. You can stop by to buy a pair of pants, some cleaning supplies, or your favorite snack! You can also add money to your Cash App account at Family Dollar.

To add money to your Cash App account at Family Dollar, find a store on your Cash App account by logging in and clicking on “Paper Money” in the deposit section. Go to the Family Dollar of your choice, let the cashier know you’d like to make a deposit and let them scan your barcode. 

Cash App generates a unique barcode for each of their customers looking to make a deposit. You can click “Show Barcode” on the general deposit locations screen or you can click the button after you have clicked on the Family Dollar you’d like to make your deposit at. 

I went down to a local Family Dollar for this article, trying to see just how easy it is to add money to Cash App at the store. It’s just as easy as making a purchase (which I did as well). 

How to Add Money to Cash App at Family Dollar 

Cash App is a great app for anyone looking to send money to their friends, use their Cash App debit card, or reload their fintech account using paper money.

You can add money to Cash App at Family Dollar for only $1, a relatively low fee for paper money deposits with a fintech company.

You can also grab toilet paper at Family Dollar; who doesn’t like getting two things done at once?

Most other fintech apps or reloadable debit cards charge at least $3.95 to reload their accounts with paper money.

Cash App charges a flat fee of $1, no matter which reload location you go to.

If you’re at Family Dollar, looking to add cash to your Cash App account, you can. 

  1. Open Cash App: To add money to Cash App at Family Dollar, you need to start by opening the app. You’ll need the app if you want to add paper money to your Cash App account. You can’t deposit paper money with the Cash App debit card either, only the app itself.

  1. Go to the Banking Tab: The banking tab is the first of the five tabs towards the bottom of Cash App. If you have a balance, you’ll see it here. Click on the banking tab to deposit cash into Cash app.

  1. Click on Paper Money in the Deposit Section: Cash App has a deposit section in the banking tab. In it, they have four different ways in which you can add money to your cash app balance. You can set up a paper money deposit, recurring deposits from a debit card, direct deposit, or bank transfers. Click paper money deposits to deposit cash into your Cash App account at Family Dollar. 

  1. Find a Family Dollar: Once you click on paper money in the deposit section, Cash App will show you a map of different locations in which you can make a deposit. If you already have a Family Dollar in mind you can go ahead and head to it but if you don’t you can find one on the map. I live in Denver where we don’t have too many Family Dollars in the city. I used the Cash App map to find a Family Dollar up in Twin Lakes where I went to make my deposit. 

cash app family dollar map

  1. Go to the Family Dollar: Go to the Family Dollar where you want to make your deposit. Once you go to the Family Dollar, go to the cashier and let them know that you want to make a deposit into your Cash App account. 

  1. Generate a Barcode in Cash App: To deposit paper money into Cash App, you’ll need to generate a barcode. Click “Generate Barcode” from within the “Deposit Paper Money” section of Cash App. Show the barcode to the cashier, who will then scan it for you, connecting their point-of-sale system to your Cash App account.

cash app generate bar code

  1. Make Your Deposit: Once the cashier has scanned your barcode in Cash App, you can go ahead and make your deposit. Give them whatever paper money you want to add to your Cash App account. Remember, there is a $1 fee for making a paper money deposit with Cash App. 

  1. Check Your Balance: Whenever you make a paper money deposit on Cash App, it’s always a good idea to go into your transaction history and make sure that you added the right amount. Mistakes happen, and sometimes people can add the wrong amount into your account. If they did, you might want to head back to the Family Dollar you went to, or go ahead and contact Cash App support directly. 

How to Add Money to Cash App Without a Debit Card

Most people add money onto their bank accounts through a debit card.

It’s no surprise that they’d think they have to do the same with Cash App, especially because they don’t have any physical branches you can head to. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to add money to your Cash App account without a debit card. 

You can even add paper money to your fintech account without a debit card, just head to a Family Dollar and let the cashier know you want to make a deposit (you can grab a frozen treat while you’re there too, just saying).

inside the family dollar store

In fact, you can head to a wide range of retail stores to make your Cash App paper money deposit. You can go to Family Dollar, Walgreens, Walmart, and 7-Eleven to add physical cash to your online account. There is a $1 fee to deposit cash into your account no matter where you go.

You can also receive transfers from other Cash App users. Transfer to and from other Cash App users are not only free, they’re instant. You can get your friend out of a money bind with a quick transfer on Cash App.

If you get a paycheck every two weeks from an employer, you can reroute your deposit to Cash App. They accept direct deposits, providing you with an account number and routing number once you get their free debit card. 

cash app direct deposit

Enrolling in direct deposit with Cash App comes with benefits.

They will get your funds two days before you were supposed to receive them, making payday a whole 48 hours earlier. They don’t charge for direct deposit either.

The most common way to add money to your Cash App account without a debit card is through a bank transfer.

I have a bank linked to Cash App to move money in and out with ease. To move money into Cash App, all I have to do is go into the app and make a transfer. 

Transfers take a couple of business days, but the transfer method is safe and secure. 

How to Get Cash App Barcode

To deposit physical money into your Cash App account, you’ll need to generate a barcode.

You can generate a barcode from within the app itself, taking any difficulty out of depositing paper money into your Cash App account. 

Open Cash App and head to the banking tab. Scroll down to the deposit section of Cash App where you’ll see the “Paper Money” deposit button. Click on it to find a list of retail stores that will accept your Cash App deposit. 

You can generate a barcode right from the “Paper Money” deposit screen. There’s a big button towards the bottom that says “Show Barcode”. 

You can also generate a barcode once you found the store you’d like to make your deposit at. By clicking on the store in question, you can click another button that says “Show Barcode” once again. 

All the cashier needs to do is to scan your barcode to connect their point-of-sale system to your Cash App account.

Once their system is connected, they can accept any cash you have, depending on their limits, and deposit those funds right into your account.

There is a $1 fee to make a cash deposit no matter the store you make your deposit with. 

How to Put Money on Cash App Card at ATM

If you have a Cash App debit card, called the Cash Card, you may believe that you can load cash onto it at an ATM.

Most debit cards allow you to load cash onto them through ATMs, giving you a way to add money to your account even when the bank is closed. 

Unfortunately, Cash App does not allow you to add money onto your debit card through an ATM. You can however, withdraw cash from an ATM using your Cash App debit card. 

If you want to add paper money to your Cash App account, you’ll need to head to a retail store that accepts Cash App deposits. 

These stores include:

  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Kum and Go
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • 7-Eleven

Cash App Paper Money Deposit Not Showing Up

cash app paper money deposits

If the “Paper Money” deposit feature isn’t popping up on your Cash App account, check if you have the latest version downloaded.

You may not be able to access certain portions of the app without having the latest version installed on your phone. 

Head to your app store to see if you have the right version downloaded. If you do, you may want to contact Cash App support directly and ask them why you’re having trouble with “Paper Money” deposits.

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About the Author

Lead Researcher, Digital Banking in the U.S. at TopMobileBanks

Branson Knowles is a former banker and current writer at

During his years banking, he helped his clients discover their financial freedom through smart savings and spending goals. He started as a teller before becoming a banker and obtaining his federal licenses, furthering his clients' on their financial journeys.

After becoming one of the top producing bankers in the state, Branson decided it was time to pursue his own financial freedom. He started writing freelance finance articles before joining, breaking down banking like only an ex-banker could.

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