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Old 05-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Does Costco Take Credit Cards Other Than American Express?

We will soon be getting a Costco within reasonable driving distance, and I plan to get the basic Gold membership for $55. I looked online and on Costco's website, and still can't get a straight answer. Does Costco accept Visa credit card, or are they still strictly AmEx? I saw where they will accept debit cards and checks, and I think you can buy gas with a regular Visa CC. We get cash back with our Visa CC, and would prefer to use that instead of our debit card. We don't have an AmEx card.

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Last time I checked in our area, Costco only accepted cash, debit cards, checks, and their own credit card.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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Here in MA and NH, Costco has a deal with Amex. It's the only CC they accept. Debit cards are accepted.
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Here in Canada the only credit card they accept is American Express. They accept debit cards, cash, and cheques. Most retail places here in Canada don't take cheques.

I have the executive membership and get back 2% on most stuff other than tobacco and wine. The year I signed up for that, they gave me a money back guarantee that I would save back at least as much as the extra membership cost.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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American Express only and debit cards. Actually, it keeps me out of real trouble.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #6
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I see they advertise the Amex card on their website so that may just be the only one.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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Shoot. Just as I thought. Thanks, guys.

Oh, well, on the bright side, we will get a Costco! 45 minutes away is better than 3 1/2 hours!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #8
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yup, only amex. they even have their own sposored amex card, where you get an additional fraction of a discount if you use their amex.

i tried to morph my amex, of which i've had since the 80's, into theirs but they wouldn't allow it. if i wanted the extra discount, i'd have to get their card and end up having two amex accounts.

no thanks. one is bad enough when dw gets her talons into it.

have fun eating the samples lunch, dawg.
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yup, only amex. they even have their own sposored amex card, where you get an additional fraction of a discount if you use their amex.

i tried to morph my amex, of which i've had since the 80's, into theirs but they wouldn't allow it. if i wanted the extra discount, i'd have to get their card and end up having two amex accounts.

no thanks. one is bad enough when dw gets her talons into it.

have fun eating the samples lunch, dawg.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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heck, yeah! a little trail mix, a pizza roll, some crab dip, a teeny quiche, a cube of cheese, a tiny pita wedge or two, ... and you get to wash it down with a shot of a chondroitin/glucosamine drink, lol.
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