Credit Card News

Advertising Disclosure is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from many credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Card Issuers » The New Costco Credit Card is Coming Soon

The New Costco Credit Card is Coming Soon

Add to Favorites:
The New Costco Credit Card is Coming Soon

People with the Costco American Express cards will be receiving the new Costco Anywhere Visa credit card in late May or early June, offering up to 4% cash back. They will get them in time for the June 20 changeover. Another big change for everyone is that Costco will begin taking all Visa cards at their registers and on their website.

Last year Costco announced that it would be parting ways with American Express, and partnering up with Citi. In early March 2016 Citi and American Express came to terms so that Citi could purchase the Costco portfolio, and move on with the transaction.

Cash back with Citi

When pumping gas anywhere in the world including Costco gas stations cardholders will earn 4% cashback on up to $7,000 cash back, and from that point on they get 1% back.

When traveling, whether booking airline seats or hotel rooms cardholders will earn 3% back. And they will earn the same percentage back when eating out at restaurants, whether that means booking dinner at a four-star restaurant or hitting a fast food restaurant on the fly.

What about when they shop at Costco? They will earn 2% back when they shop in the store or when they check out the website. All other purchases earn 1% cash back.

What about your American Express points? Any rewards that cardholders have accrued and do not use by June 20 will automatically be transferred to their new cards, and they can begin claiming their rewards through the Citi rewards program.

What cardholders can expect

Already existing cardholders don’t have to do anything, according to the Costco website, their new Citi Costco Anywhere credit cards will arrive in the mail in the next month or two. Cardholders will receive additional information from Citi this month.

Costco confirms that cardholders will not have to go through the application process again. Some people may be worried that Citi will pull a new credit report when issuing the new cards, but that is not the case – a new credit report will not be requested or reviewed. After June 20 the older American Express cards will not be active, and only the new cards can be used both inside and outside of Costco.


Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Citi Cardholders Save Over $2.5 Million With Price Rewind
Citi Cardholders Save Over $2.5 Million With Price Rewind

By Elizabeth Nelson, Posted: January 13, 2016

If you’re still having sticker shock thinking about how much you spent on gifts this holiday season, good news: there could be a way for you to get some of that money back. Continue reading
New Business Card from Amex
New Business Card from Amex

By Dar Dowling, Posted: February 02, 2016

American Express OPEN now has a new card in their lineup – the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card, offering small businesses up to 5% cash back on key purchases. Continue reading
Citi Is Taking Over Costco Co-Branded Cards
Citi Is Taking Over Costco Co-Branded Cards

By Dar Dowling, Posted: March 04, 2016

Citi and American Express have sealed the deal, paving the way for Citi to take over Costco’s U.S. co-branded credit card portfolio. Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
You could turn $200 into $400 with Cashback Match™. Get a dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Unlimited 1.5x rewards on every purchase, every day. For every $1 you spend, you earn 1.5x Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
No Annual Fee
For Bad Credit