How to Pay at Costco

costco_logoWhen making purchases at Costco warehouse stores, you have the following options for making a purchase:

  • Cash
  • Checks (Picture ID may be required)
  • Debit cards
  • Visa credit cards only (no American Express, Discover, or Mastercard)
  • EBT cards / food stamps
  • Costco Cash Cards (Costco gift cards)

As noted above, Costco’s exclusive credit card partner is Visa, and Costco only accepts the credit cards of its card partner if you want to pay by credit.



Purchases on Costco.com are different than purchases at a Costco warehouse location. Costco’s online site accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, but not American Express. Costco Cash Cards can be used for online payment as well. No other form of payment is accepted online.


FAQ

Can you use a Visa or Mastercard at Costco?

In short, Costco only accepts Visa credit cards, in addition to debit or ATM cards, cash, checks, EBT and Costco Cash Cards. In June of 2016, Costco made a big shift away from American Express. ... Sorry, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cardholders: You're going to have to use them somewhere else.

Can you pay with a Mastercard at Costco?

Will other credit cards — such as from American Express, Discover or MasterCard — work at Costco? ... That said, you do not need to use the Costco-branded Visa card. Other Visa cards will be accepted. You can also still pay with cash, checks, debit cards, Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Costco Cash Cards.

What forms of payment does Costco Canada accept?

Costco exclusively accepts Mastercard branded credit cards at their warehouses in Canada. Surprisingly, in the USA, they exclusively take Visa and not Mastercard.

Can I pay my Costco visa at Costco?

Cardholders can use their Costco Anywhere Visa wherever Visa is accepted, and there's no annual fee for the card with a paid Costco membership. Plus, the Costco Anywhere Visa card is eligible for Citi Price Rewind, which searches for the lowest price on things you buy with your Citi card.

What can I use to pay at Costco?

Payment. Costco accepts all Visa cards, as well as cash, checks, debit/ATM, EBT and Costco Shop Cards. Photo identification and approval by a supervisor or manager may be required.

Can you use a Visa or Mastercard at Costco?

In short, Costco only accepts Visa credit cards, in addition to debit or ATM cards, cash, checks, EBT and Costco Cash Cards. In June of 2016, Costco made a big shift away from American Express. ... Sorry, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cardholders: You're going to have to use them somewhere else.

Does Costco offer payment plans?

We also offer installment payment plans for added convenience. Our Hardware Installment Plan gives you the flexibility to pay for your qualifying hardware purchases from Elavon over the course of three consecutive, interest free monthly payments.

How do you pay for gas at Costco?

Costco gas stations are for members only. When you approach the pump, you must insert your membership card first, followed by a Visa credit card or most PIN debit cards. Costco Cash Cards are also accepted, and those customers don't need to be club members. Read the policy here.

What forms of payment does Costco take?

As of 2019, the only credit cards Costco accepts are Visa network cards. Costco also accepts cash, checks, debit cards/ATM, Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Costco Cash Cards. Costco's change to Visa came as a surprise to many, since the retailer had a deal to accept only American Express cards since 1999.

Can you use a Visa or Mastercard at Costco?

In short, Costco only accepts Visa credit cards, in addition to debit or ATM cards, cash, checks, EBT and Costco Cash Cards. In June of 2016, Costco made a big shift away from American Express. ... Sorry, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cardholders: You're going to have to use them somewhere else.