Costco no longer taking American Express

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Attention Costco shoppers: Leave your American Express card at home.

Starting today, Costco is accepting all Visa credit cards.  They will no longer accept American Express.

Their website says:

As of June 20, 2016 Costco has begun accepting all Visa credit cards both in the warehouse and at Costco gas stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. American Express ® Cards will no longer be accepted…

Today marks Costco’s official switch from its exclusive partnership with American Express to Citigroup.

Costco members who had one of the club’s American Express co-branded cards should already have received their new Costco Anywhere card in the mail, and the old cards will automatically be canceled, Costco said.

More information on Costco’s customer service website

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report