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    Question Which credit cards does Costco accept?

    Can someone tell me which credit cards does Costco accept? Do they accept cards other than the American Express Costco credit card? What about debit? I know many places don't take credit cards but they do accept Mastercard and Visa debit cards. 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?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Inside the store, they accept Amex (any) and Costco cash cards, although many also have an ATM for cash withdrawals. You can also pay with cash and check.
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    Mine accepts Debit Cards backed by either Visa or Mastercard.
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    The Costco in Van Nuys California that I went to in the past didn't accept debit- only Amex credit cards. But yea that was a long time ago so as DGenerateKane said it sounds like they take debit now.

    I don't think the Costco/American Express marriage is going to change anytime soon.

    Here's the info for the Costco credit card
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    Costco locations in the U.S. take any American Express branded card, Debit(PIN ONLY), Checks, Costco Gift Cards and Cash.

    Costco Gas stations in the U.S. only take American Express, Debit(PIN ONLY) or Costco gift cards.
    Wallet:
    AMEX BCP: 9K (2012) (every day expenses, gas, groceries, department stores)
    AMEX Zync: NPSL (2011) (large expenses)
    AMEX Costco: 4k (2013) (Costco, gas, and restaurants)
    Discover IT: 5K (2010)
    PenFed Plat Rewards Visa: 3K (2012) (Gas, Target)
    USAA Plat MC: 7K (2010) (everyday expenses, places that do not take Amex or Discover)
    US Bank Cash+: 7K (2012)
    Target REDCard 3k (2013)
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