Apple Pay has become a popular mobile payment and digital wallet service developed by Apple Inc. It allows users to make payments in person, through iOS apps, and on the web using Safari.
If you're a Costco shopper and wondering whether you can use Apple Pay for your purchases, then you've come to the right place.
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Does Costco Take Apple Pay?
Yes, Costco does take Apple Pay as a payment method. In fact, according to Costco, all of its US warehouse locations accept Apple Pay payments. However, you can only use Apple Pay at Costco warehouse locations—you can neither use it at Costco gas stations nor at Costco.com.
This is somewhat great and disappointing news, especially for those looking to use Apple Pay at Costo gas stations. But for the seasoned shoppers looking for a convenient and seamless way to checkout, I can say this is something you'd definitely love.
Nevertheless, let's keep our fingers crossed for a possible upgrade, hoping Costco gas stations and Costco.com will begin accepting Apple Pay.
Does Costco Gas Take Apple Pay?
No, as earlier mentioned, Costco gas stations do not take Apple Pay as a payment method.
Instead, you'll be able to use any of the following payment methods at Costco gas stations:
- All Visa Cards
- The Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi
- Most PIN-based Debit/ATM Cards
- Costco Shop Cards
For your convenience, here's a complete list of gas stations that take Apple Pay.
How To Use Apple Pay At Costco
Using Apple Pay at Costco is a straightforward process.
To do so:
- Open the Wallet app on your iPhone or double-click the side button on your Apple Watch.
- Look for the familiar Apple Pay swirl near the payment terminal and hold your device close.
- You might be prompted to enter your Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode for secure approval.
- Hear the confirmation beep and see the green checkmark? You've conquered checkout with a simple tap!
Can You Add Costco Card To Apple Wallet?
Unfortunately, you cannot directly add your Costco membership card to Apple Wallet. Unlike many other store loyalty programs, Costco's digital membership solution is currently separate from Apple Wallet.
However, there are a couple of alternatives you can try:
- Use the Costco App: Download the Costco app and log in to your account. Your digital membership card is accessible within the app and can be scanned at checkout like a physical card. It also offers additional features like viewing your rewards balance and renewing your membership.
- Add a Pass to Apple Wallet: While you can't add the official Costco card, some third-party apps like Pass2U Wallet offer downloadable Costco membership card replicas. These can be added to Apple Wallet and scanned at checkout, though their reliability and compatibility might vary.
- Stick to the Physical Card: For the most straightforward option, simply carry your physical Costco membership card along with your Apple Pay-enabled device. While not as seamless as a direct Apple Wallet integration, it ensures consistent acceptance at all Costco locations.
Remember, even though your Costco card isn't directly available in Apple Wallet, you can still enjoy the convenience of contactless payments using Apple Pay with your Visa-linked cards at Costco warehouses (excluding gas stations and online orders).
Costco does accept Apple Pay as one of its accepted payment methods. This means that you can conveniently use your iPhone, Apple Watch, or other compatible Apple devices to make contactless payments at Costco.
However, keep in mind that you can only use Apple Pay for payments at Costco warehouses. You can't use it at Costgo gas stations or Costco.com, at least, for the moment.