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 (changed from American Express cards only on June 20, 2016)
  • EBT cards / food stamps
  • Costco Cash Cards (Costco gift cards)

As noted above, Costco’s credit card partner has changed from American Express to Visa. Costco only accepts the credit cards of its card partner, so you can only use a Visa if you want to pay by credit.

Purchases on 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.