Published on September 5th, 2018 | by Chuck37
Costco Now Accepts Mobile Payments – Apple, Google, & Samsung Pay [4.5% with Altitude Card]
This is a few weeks old, but Costco now accepts mobile payments, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. They’ve been trialing this for a while, so you may have had it before, but a few weeks ago it was officially confirmed to be available in all Costco locations nationwide.
They are also in the process of equipping their gas stations with mobile payment terminals, though that’s not yet complete.
Mobile payments is a convenience for some, and has additional interest to credit card aficionados due to the points angle. Mainly interesting for the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card that earns 3x on mobile payments which can be worth 4.5% back toward travel charges. That’s a terrific return for a typically non-bonused wholesale club. There have also been other deals available for mobile payments, such as the Freedom 5x mobile payments earlier this year, as well as various other mobile payments deals that come up from time to time.
Remember, Costco clubs now only accept Visa cards, regardless of whether you pay with a mobile wallet or the physical card.
Hat tip to reader Nicholas