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Buy or revalue adult ORCA Cards while you shop

You may purchase ORCA cards while shopping at participating retail stores. With more places to buy ORCA cards in person, especially during evenings and weekends, it's more convenient than ever to switch from cash to an ORCA card. In Pierce County, stop by one of the stores listed below to purchase an Adult card, or reload E-purse value on the ORCA card you already have. Changes and improvements are happening at retail stores around the region. To learn about changes starting in October 2022, visit info.myorca.com/retail/

Here are the details:

  • ORCA cards sold at retail stores are full-fare adult cards (for ages 19-64)
  • each card costs $3
  • you may add E-purse value to your card at the same time, so your fare is available for riding. You may still bring any type of ORCA card into participating retailers to add E-purse value to them.


Tips:

  • Before heading to a retail outlet, be sure to determine how much E-purse value you would like to load to your card. Later, you may convert your E-purse value to a transit pass online at myORCA.com, through the myORCA app, at ticket vending machines, or at an ORCA Customer Service office. There are many different passes available. If you have questions, please call ORCA Customer Service at 888.988.6722.
  • Once your ORCA card has been loaded, check your receipt before leaving the register. Be sure that the E-purse amount you requested has been correctly added to your card.

ORCA Transition Update: Who really needs a new card?
We know the new cards are cool, but who needs to get a new one right away? It's important to remember that all classic ORCA cards (standard blue, ORCA LIFT, and all Regional Reduced Fare Permits) will continue to work like normal to board transit and add value. The only change to be aware of is Safeway and Albertsons stores will stop reloading the classic cards by the beginning of December 2022.

This means customers that rely on those stores for reloading value need to replace their cards, or reload at a QFC or Fred Meyer store or other location. More information on how to do so can be found here: https://info.myorca.com/retail/

Participating retail locations in Pierce County are listed below:


albertson logo

Albertson's accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

Gig Harbor 11330 51st Ave NW, 98332 253.853.4750
Puyallup 11012 Canyon Rd E, 98373 253.537.3770
Tacoma 104 Military Rd S, 98444 253.538.1688

fred meyer logo

Fred Meyer accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

Bonney Lake 20901 Hwy 410, 98391 253.891.7303
Gig Harbor 5502 Point Fosdick Dr NW, 98335 253.432.8800
Puyallup 1100 N Meridian, 98371 253.840.8150
Puyallup 17404 Meridian E, 98375 253.445.7840
Spanaway 22303 Mountain Hwy E, 98387 253.875.9282
Sumner 1201 Valley Ave E, 98390 253.826.8400
Tacoma 7250 Pacific Ave, 98408 253.475.6040
Tacoma 4505 S 19th St, 98405 253.756.9280
Tacoma 6901 S 19th St, 98466 253.564.7477
University Place 6305 Bridgeport Way W, 98467 253.460.4000

QFC

QFC accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

Tacoma
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11104 Pacific Ave S 253.535.4477
Tacoma 4101 49th Ave NE 253.925.5040

Safeway

Safeway accepts cash only. Visit the Customer Service Counter to revalue or purchase an ORCA card.

Bonney Lake 21301 Highway 410, 98390 253.862.1212
Gig Harbor 4831 Point Fosdick Dr NW, 98335 253.853.1950
Lakewood 10223 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, 98499 253.581.2072
Lakewood 8611 Steilacoom Blvd SW, 98498 253.582.5844
Milton 900 Meridian E Ste 12, 98354 253.927.2332
Puyallup 611 S Meridian, 98371 253.845.2010
Puyallup 11501 Canyon Rd E, 98373 253.536.4792
Puyallup 13308 Meridian E, 98373 253.864.7277
Puyallup 708 Shaw Rd, 98372 253.251.5113
Puyallup 5616 176th St E, 98375 253.414.1737
Tacoma 1302 S 38th St, 98418 253.471.1630
Tacoma 707 S 56th St, 98408 253.471.3477
Tacoma 2637 N Pearl St, 98407 253.759.9251
Tacoma 1112 S M St, 98405 253.627.8840
Tacoma 15805 Pacific Ave S, 98444 253.535.1111
Tacoma 1624 72nd St E 253.537.2124
Tacoma 2411 N Proctor St, 98406 253.752.5570
University Place 3842 Bridgeport Way W, 98466 253.565.6215
 
 
orca logo

For a complete list of locations to purchase or revalue ORCA cards in the Puget Sound region, visit www.myorca.com/where-to-buy or call ORCA Customer Service at 1.888.988.6722.
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Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


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