Contactless payments with your debit or credit cards have never been easier thanks to Apple Pay. So, given that Costco is visited by thousands of iPhone users every day, you may be wondering if Costco accepts Apple Pay? What I’ve discovered is as follows.
Does Costco Gas Take Apple Pay?
Even though Apple Pay is not listed as an accepted form of payment at Costco gas stations on the company’s website, we have discovered that some Costco gas stations in the United States do accept the payment method in question.
The Costco gas station will accept Apple Pay as a valid form of payment as long as the station is equipped with a contactless (NFC) reader and a Visa card is connected to your iPhone wallet at the time of your purchase.
The majority of Costco gas stations in the United States have also begun to accept the Tap to Pay feature. This allows you to tap your credit card on the Payment screen and have your transaction completed without any contact, making it a contactless purchase.
Does Costco Gas Take Apple Pay In Canada?
Most Costco warehouses and gas stations in Canada that have contactless payment readers accept Apple Pay as a payment method (similar to Costco in the U.S.).
Customers in Canada, on the other hand, can use MasterCard debit and credit cards linked to their Apple Pay accounts to make purchases.
Alternatively, most Costco Gas centers in Canada now have a tap-to-pay feature, which is available on most of their products. However, you must ensure that your credit card is compatible with the tap-to-pay feature, which means that it must be NFC-enabled.
How to use Apple Pay at Costco Gas?
You must first have a credit or debit card linked to your Apple device before you can use Apple Pay to pay for a purchase at a Costco warehouse or a gas station. Note that Costco does not accepts Mastercard and hence you have to make sure that you can Visa, Discover, or Amex Card to make a payment.
With Apple’s most recent iOS update, you must set up Apple Pay or you will continue to see an incomplete task message on your iPhone. So make sure that Apple Pay is set up on your iPhone properly.
If you haven’t already, you can set up Apple Pay by following the steps outlined in this document.
To complete a transaction after you have added your card to Apple Pay, you simply need to bring your phone close to the NFC reader at the checkout counter when prompted by a cashier or customer service representative.
It’s important to note that, in the United States, Apple Pay can only be used with Visa credit and debit cards because Costco U.S. has signed an exclusive agreement with Visa. For the same reason, in Canada, Apple Pay can only be used with MasterCard credit and debit cards.
Costco Gas does, in fact, accept Apple Pay at the majority of its warehouses and gas stations in the United States and Canada. Apple Pay, on the other hand, can only be used with Visa credit cards in the United States and MasterCard credit cards in Canada.
Please let me know in the comments section if you have any problems using Apple Pay at Costo Gas stations or if it is still unavailable in your area, and I will be happy to assist you.