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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Around March or April 2016 (I forget exactly when) Costco locations in the USA are going to stop accepting Amex and start accepting Visa.
Amex EDP has a complicated rewards structure, and if I'm not using it as often and earning as much in rewards (since I won't be able to use it at Costco) I might decide to convert to a similar card without an annual fee.
Would Sam's Club be an option for you, and if so would you consider switching? I've never lived near a Costco so I don't know how comparable they are...or if there are even any areas where they compete directly.
At present, Sam's Club isn't close enough to be an option. I did go into one years ago with a relative, and it was pretty similar to Costco. Costco is reasonably convenient for me right now, and BJ's isn't too far, either. BJ's is allegedly a bit more down-market, though I've not been into one. The one near me doesn't look like it gets much business.
Costco and Sam's definitely compete in many markets. Members of my extended family in two such markets have loved Costco for ages - long enough that one accidentally calls it "Price Club" now and then. I don't know if they ever tried Sam's Club.
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