How Your Next Trip to Costco Will Be Different

Costco
a katz / Shutterstock.com

Visa cardholders, rejoice. Visa is now being accepted by Costco.

June 20 marks the official start of Costco Wholesale Corp.’s new agreements with Citi and Visa.

So, starting today, cardholders of Costco’s co-branded credit card must use the new Costco Anywhere Visa Card, a cash-back rewards card issued by Citi. Its predecessor, the co-branded Costco Card from American Express, is no longer being accepted.

Costco’s agreements mean Citi is the exclusive issuer of Costco’s co-branded credit card. In addition, Visa will replace American Express as the credit card network for Costco warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

As of today, Costco warehouses accept the following payment methods:

  • All Visa cards
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Debit/ATM cards
  • EBT
  • Costco Cash Cards (which are essentially gift cards that can be purchased or reloaded by Costco members but used by anyone)

Costco.com accepts:

If you are a Costco co-branded credit cardholder, you should destroy the old American Express version of the card, as it is no longer valid.

If you are a Costco member or are considering becoming one, know that you are not required to apply for Costco’s co-branded credit card. Being a cardholder is not required for membership.

For Costco shopping tips, check out “8 Ways to Squeeze the Most From Your Costco Membership.”

Are you glad Costco has ditched American Express for Visa? Let us know what you think below or over on our Facebook page.

How to find cheaper car insurance in minutes

Getting a better deal on car insurance doesn't have to be hard. You can have The Zebra, an insurance comparison site compare quotes in just a few minutes and find you the best rates. Consumers save an average of $368 per year, according to the site, so if you're ready to secure your new rate, get started now.

Read Next
7 Free Tools That Will Save You More Money on Amazon Purchases
7 Free Tools That Will Save You More Money on Amazon Purchases

Use these websites and other tools to save money — or earn extra cash — when shopping at Amazon.

These 13 States Tax Social Security Income
These 13 States Tax Social Security Income

Uncle Sam is not the only one looking for a piece of your retirement income. Is your state on this list?

Don’t Pay for These 10 Things: They Are Free With a Library Card
Don’t Pay for These 10 Things: They Are Free With a Library Card

Before you spend another dollar on items and services like these, check with your public library.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.