How Do You Apply for a Costco Amex Credit Card?


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Customers can apply for a Costco American Express credit card through the American Express website as of May 2015. However, the agreement between Costco and American Express ends on March 31, 2016, and customers at that time can no longer charge the Costco American Express credit card, according to CNN.

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To apply for a Costco American Express credit card, go to americanexpress.com, click on "Cards" at the top, and then click on "View All Personal & Charge Cards." Under "Partner Cards," select Costco, and click on "Apply Now." Applicants must enter their Costco membership numbers, or if they are not members, a link on the application allows them to sign up for a membership. Within 24 hours, they get their membership numbers and can finish the application.

The TrueEarnings American Express Card also serves as a Costco membership card, explains CNN. Benefits include no annual credit card fee, 3 percent cash back for gas, 2 percent for restaurants and travel and 1 percent for all other purchases. American Express states that it intends to offer incentives to retain as many of its Costco members as it can. In 2012, Costco Canada ended its agreement with American Express and signed on with CapitalOne MasterCard.

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