Which credit cards are accepted at Costco?

Posted May 3, 2016 - updated February 17, 2017 by cccadmin in

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The partnership between Costco and American Express came to an end in late 2014. Starting January 1, 2015 Capital One took over as the sole issuer of Costco branded credit cards which bare the MasterCard logo. There’s still some confusion about which credit cards are accepted at Costco’s 89 Canadian warehouse locations.

Cards Accepted at Costco Warehouses

As of 2015, the following credit cards are accepted at all 89 Canadian Costco locations:

  • MasterCard
  • Debit Cards (includes Visa debit cards)
  • Costco Cash Cards

Note: Visa credit cards are not accepted at Costco warehouse locations

Cards Accepted Online at Costco.ca

  • MasterCard
  • Visa Credit Cards (Visa debit cards not accepted)
  • Costco Cash Cards

Payment Options for Costco Gas Stations

  • MasterCard
  • Debit Cards (includes Visa debit cards)
  • Costco Cash Cards

Note: Cash is not accepted at Costco gas stations

How to Use Visa Credit Cards at Costco Warehouse Locations

Visa credit cards are not accepted at the warehouse. However, there is a loophole. You can use your Visa credit card to buy Costco Cash Cards at Costco.ca. The Costco Cash Cards can be used at the warehouse, gas stations, or even online.

This is a great way to take advantage of earning reward points with your Visa credit cards on Costco warehouse purchases.

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