Which credit cards does Costco accept?

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Postby takeshi » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:05 am

confused-shopper wrote:I was there with my sister and was under the impression they only accept American Express. Can someone tell me if this is true and if it is true how is that legal? I thought there were antitrust laws that prevented a single credit card company from monopolizing the market?

Card acceptance at a particular retailer and monopolizing the market are two entirely different things. Costco is not "the market" or else it would be a monopoly itself.

Troublemaker wrote:That's not true in the Costco's I have shopped in.

Read the OP again. While they accept other forms of payment, AmEx credit cards are the only accepted credit cards.


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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:43 am

It's changing in Canadian Costco's staring January 2015.

Canada Costco's will NO LONGER ACCEPT Amex...they switched to Capital One Mastercard.

The US may soon follow?

I'm kind of disappointed as Amex is my primary card. Guess I will have to load up on Costco Cash Cards with my Amex before the end of the year
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:37 am

Jesus no. That's the last company they should be partners with.

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Postby otter » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:34 am

lobbythis wrote:Jesus no. That's the last company they should be partners with.


I think Capitol One's "flagship" cards are terrible, but their partner cards aren't that bad. I have no complaints about the Buy Power card- I didn't even have a CapOne TriPull like most CapOne cards. If they give old Costco Amex customers new CapOne Costco MC's I think CapOne is smart enough to realize there's a certain level of service those customers expect.
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  • Amex PRG NPSL[3-14, bd 91]
  • Sallie Mae MC $8000[1-14]
  • Chase Freedom $4700[1-14]
  • Discover It $2750[8-13]
  • BoA UCF Alumni Cash Rewards $5000 [3-15]
Sometimes in my Wallet:
  • GM BuyPower WEMC $5000[9-14]
  • Wells Fargo Propel 365 Amex $7000[4-14]
  • Barclaycard Arrival WEMC $7000[3-14]
  • BoA Better Balance $3000[2-15]
In my sockdrawer: Amex BCE $1000[10-13, bd 91], OCCU Duck $10000 [11-13], The Sportsman's Guide Visa $8000[8-14], Chase Slate $4000 [9-14]Delta Gold Amex $2000 [2-15 bd 91], Diners Club MC $20000 [10-14] Commerce Bank Visa $2000 [3-15] Citi Double Cash $1000 [3-15]
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Postby RubenMtzJr » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:42 pm

They only take American Express Credit Cards.
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Re: Costco

Postby HeyJuan » Wed May 20, 2015 6:23 pm

RubenMtzJr wrote:They only take American Express Credit Cards.

They do not accept American Express. ONLY MasterCard.

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Re: Costco

Postby Vermonster » Wed May 20, 2015 9:29 pm

HeyJuan wrote:
RubenMtzJr wrote:They only take American Express Credit Cards.

They do not accept American Express. ONLY MasterCard.

Woah buddy that is in Canada. In the USA we are still Amex only at Costco, until the end of the year I believe.
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Re: Costco

Postby HeyJuan » Thu May 21, 2015 3:42 am

Vermonster wrote:
HeyJuan wrote:
RubenMtzJr wrote:They only take American Express Credit Cards.

They do not accept American Express. ONLY MasterCard.

Woah buddy that is in Canada. In the USA we are still Amex only at Costco, until the end of the year I believe.



Yes, different in Canada. I heard they are now keeping US AmEx until the end of next March, and will be accepting VISA as well as MC but nothing is verified yet.

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Re: Which credit cards does Costco accept?

Postby Crashburn » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:17 pm

Ours (Chicago area) accept debit cards along with the Costco Amex's others mentioned.



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