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Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi

The Costco Anywhere Visa has no annual fee, although you are required to have a Costco membership, which costs $60 or $120 depending on what level of membership you get. But if you already have a Costco membership, this isn’t really an added cost.

It earns bonus cash back on the following purchases:

  • 4% back on eligible gas and EV charging purchases for the first $7,000 per year (then 1%)
  • 3% back at restaurants
  • 3% back on eligible travel purchases
  • 1% back on all other purchases

The cashback you earn is awarded via an annual reward certificate once your February billing statement closes. You’ll need to take the certificate to a physical Costco store to redeem it for merchandise or cash. Learn more about how to redeem Costco credit card rewards.

Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi

  • Rewards

    4% cash back on eligible gas and EV charging purchases for the first $7,000 per year (then 1%); 3% cash back on restaurants and eligible travel purchases; 2% cash back on all other purchases from Costco and; 1% cash back on all other purchases

  • Welcome bonus

  • Annual fee

    $0, Costco membership required

  • Intro APR

    N/A for purchases and balance transfers

  • Regular APR

  • Balance transfer fee

    5% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum

  • Foreign transaction fee

  • Credit needed

Credit score needed for the Costco Anywhere Visa Card

In general, you’ll need an excellent credit score (800 or higher according to FICO®) to get approved for the Costco Anywhere Visa.

FICO® scores range from very poor to excellent and fall into these categories:

  • Very poor: 300 to 579
  • Fair: 580 to 669
  • Good: 670 to 739
  • Very good: 740 to 799
  • Excellent: 800 to 850

Keep in mind that there are three main credit reporting agencies (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax), and each may calculate a different credit score for you. The agencies determine your score based on your:

  • Payment history (35%) — If you’ve made your previous payments on time
  • Amounts owed (30%) — Your credit utilization ratio, or the ratio of the amount of credit you’re using to the amount that’s been extended and owed on your accounts
  • Length of credit history (15%) — The amount of time you’ve had credit
  • New credit (10%) — How often you open new accounts
  • Credit mix (10%) — Whether you have different types of credit, such as installment loans or revolving lines of credit

You could also benefit from signing up for a service such as *Experian Boost™, which uses your on-time payments for select subscription services and utilities to calculate your credit score.

Experian Boost™

On Experian’s secure site

  • Cost

  • Average credit score increase

    13 points, though results vary

  • Credit report affected

  • Credit scoring model used

Results will vary. See website for details.

Getting approved for a credit card can sometimes feel more like an art than a science. No single factor determines your eligibility — your income, debt, credit score and even your track record with the bank can all impact whether you’re approved. Don’t be surprised if you qualify for this card even if your credit score falls below the typical range. By the same token, you could be denied with a credit score higher than 800.

Find the best credit card for you by reviewing offers in our credit card marketplace or get personalized offers via CardMatch™.

Bottom line

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.

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