Where Is American Express Accepted? The List of 185 Places

While more stores accept American Express now than in the past,[1] some stores still choose not to accept American Express cards due to the associated transaction fees or their relationships with other credit card networks. Below, we list more than 100 national retailers that take American Express, divided by category. It’s worth noting that stores that take American Express credit cards generally also accept American Express prepaid gift cards.

The List

Note: Linked store names will direct you to our previous research on each company’s payment options.

Department Stores/General Merchandise

Wholesale Clubs

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club[18]
  • Sam’s Club[19]

Clothing

Hardware/Home Goods

Auto Parts

Entertainment, Electronics, and Gaming

Office Supplies

Groceries/Meal Kits

Pharmacies

Outdoor/Sporting Goods

Beauty/Personal Care

Pets

Restaurants

Gas Stations/Convenience Stores

Travel

Places That Don’t Accept American Express

Locally-owned or franchised businesses may not accept American Express; our list only includes national and large regional retailers, so you’ll need to contact local stores to find out their payment policies. In the course of our research, we found that the following major chains don’t take American Express:

  1. https://www.cnbc.com/select/american-express-merchant-acceptance/[]
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=GFBWMNXEPYVJAY9A[]
  3. Burlington store customer service representatives[]
  4. https://www.dillards.com/c/faqs-notices-policies[]
  5. Dollar Tree store customer service representatives[]
  6. https://www.jcpenney.com/m/payment-options[]
  7. Kmart store customer service representatives[]
  8. Kohl’s store customer service representatives[]
  9. Macy’s store customer service representatives[]
  10. https://www.marshalls.com/us/store/jump/topic/Payments-We-Accept/2400063[]
  11. https://www.neimanmarcus.com/c/Assistance/Shop-with-Us-cat33940740[]
  12. https://www.nordstrom.com/browse/customer-service/frequently-asked-questions[]
  13. https://www.nordstromrack.com/faq[]
  14. https://support.saksfifthavenue.com/s/article/What-payment-types-are-accepted-saks[]
  15. https://help.target.com/help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=Accepted+payment+options&parentcat=Payment+Options&searchQuery=search+help[]
  16. https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/topic/my-orders/6500007p[]
  17. Walmart customer service (800) 925-6278[]
  18. https://www.bjs.com/content?template=A&espot_main=member_terms&espot_ln=about/[]
  19. https://help.samsclub.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1551/~/accepted-payment-methods[]
  20. https://www.asos.com/us/customer-care/payment-promos-gift-voucher/what-payment-methods-can-i-use-to-pay-for-my-order/[]
  21. https://athleta.gap.com/customerService/info.do?cid=79312&cs=payment_options[]
  22. https://bananarepublic.gap.com/customerService/info.do?cid=80740&cs=payment_options[]
  23. https://www.eloquii.com/cs-payment.html[]
  24. https://www.gap.com/customerService/info.do?cid=81265&cs=payment_options[]
  25. https://www.jcrew.com/help/payment_options.jsp[]
  26. https://faq-us.uniqlo.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/Which-forms-of-payment-do-you-accept[]
  27. https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/help/ordering-payment[]
  28. https://customercare.victoriassecret.com/s/article/1550[]
  29. https://www.zara.com/us/en/help/payment-methods-h26.html[]
  30. Ace Hardware store customer service representatives[]
  31. Bed, Bath & Beyond store customer service representatives[]
  32. https://www.crateandbarrel.com/customer-service/faqs[]
  33. https://www.cb2.com/customer-service/faq-shop[]
  34. The Home Depot store customer service representatives[]
  35. HomeGoods customer service (800) 888-0776[]
  36. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/customer-service/faq/[]
  37. Menards store customer service representatives[]
  38. https://www.potterybarn.com/customer-service/faq/[]
  39. https://www.truevalue.com/customer-service/payment/[]
  40. https://www.westelm.com/customer-service/faq.html[]
  41. Williams Sonoma store customer service representatives[]
  42. https://help-desk.advanceautoparts.com/s/article/What-types-of-payment-can-I-use-for-my-order-with-AdvanceAutoParts[]
  43. https://www.autozone.com/lp/faqs[]
  44. https://www.carparts.com/customer/paymentmethods[]
  45. NAPA Auto Parts customer service (800) 538-6272[]
  46. https://www.oreillyauto.com/online-orders[]
  47. https://www.rockauto.com/help/?page=3[]
  48. https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/help/payments[]
  49. AT&T customer service (800) 331-0500[]
  50. Barnes & Noble store customer service representatives[]
  51. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/help-topics/payment-options/pcmcat203400050003.c?id=pcmcat203400050003[]
  52. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/comcast-accepted-credit-cards[]
  53. https://www.fandango.com/policies/movie-ticket-policy[]
  54. GameStop customer service (800) 883-8895[]
  55. https://www.verizon.com/support/pay-bill-faqs/[]
  56. https://www.fedex.com/en-us/billing-online.html#faq[]
  57. https://www.officedepot.com/a/customerservice/payment/[]
  58. Staples store customer service representatives[]
  59. https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/billing-payment/pay.page[]
  60. Albertsons customer service (877) 723-3929[]
  61. https://www.aldi.us/en/about-aldi/faqs/method-of-payment-aldi-gift-cards-coupons/[]
  62. Compare Foods store customer service representatives[]
  63. Fareway Stores store customer service representatives[]
  64. Food Lion store customer service representatives[]
  65. Fresh Thyme store customer service representatives[]
  66. Giant Eagle store customer service representatives[]
  67. Giant Food store customer service representatives[]
  68. Harps Foods store customer service representatives[]
  69. https://www.hy-vee.com/grocery/customer-service/frequently-asked-questions.aspx[]
  70. Ingles Markets store customer service representatives[]
  71. Jewel-Osco store customer service representatives[]
  72. Key Food store customer service representatives[]
  73. Kroger store customer service representatives[]
  74. Market32 store customer service representatives[]
  75. Meijer store customer service representatives[]
  76. https://www.naturalgrocers.com/check-acceptance-other-payment-options[]
  77. Price Chopper store customer service representatives[]
  78. Price Rite store customer service representatives[]
  79. https://www.publix.com/faq/customer-service[]
  80. Ralphs store customer service representatives[]
  81. Safeway store customer service representatives[]
  82. Schnucks store customer service representatives[]
  83. Shaw’s store customer service representatives[]
  84. https://www.sprouts.com/policies/[]
  85. Stop & Shop store customer service representatives[]
  86. https://www.traderjoes.com/faqs/general-information[]
  87. Vons store customer service representatives[]
  88. Weis Markets store customer service representatives[]
  89. https://www.wegmans.com/service/faq/store-policies/[]
  90. https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/customer-service/topics#00000173-965b-dfbb-a3fb-b77b3b690000[]
  91. Winn-Dixie store customer service representatives[]
  92. CVS store customer service representatives[]
  93. Walgreens/Duane Reade customer service (800) 925-4733[]
  94. https://www.riteaid.com/customer-support/accepted-payment-methods[]
  95. Walgreens customer service (800) 925-4733[]
  96. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/help[]
  97. https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/help[]
  98. DICK’S Sporting Goods customer service (877) 846-9997[]
  99. https://www.thenorthface.com/help/shipping-payments.html[]
  100. https://www.rei.com/help?a=Forms-of-Payment-Accepted-by-REI—id–OpcQK70HTbC1p7C9DChpGg[]
  101. https://www.sephora.com/beauty/payment-methods[]
  102. https://www.ulta.com/guestservices/guestServicesCenterDetails.jsp#PaymentInformation[]
  103. https://www.petco.com/content/petco/PetcoStore/en_US/pet-services/help/help-payments-fees.html[]
  104. https://www.petsmart.com/help/payment-H0004a.html[]
  105. Applebee’s customer service (888) 592-7753[]
  106. Arby’s customer service (800) 599-2729[]
  107. Burger King restaurant customer service representatives[]
  108. Chili’s restaurant customer service representatives[]
  109. Chipotle restaurant customer service representatives[]
  110. Domino’s restaurant customer service representatives[]
  111. Dunkin’ restaurant customer service representatives[]
  112. https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/mcdonalds-app/faqen.html[]
  113. Olive Garden restaurant customer service representatives[]
  114. Panera Bread restaurant customer service representatives[]
  115. Papa John’s restaurant customer service representatives[]
  116. https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2020/how-to-pay-at-starbucks/[]
  117. Subway restaurant customer service representatives[]
  118. Taco Bell restaurant customer service representatives[]
  119. Wendy’s restaurant customer service representatives[]
  120. Gulf Oil station customer service representatives[]
  121. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/about-us/site-info/forms-of-payment[]
  122. https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/payment-options/payment-options.jsp[]
  123. https://www.amtrak.com/purchase-train-tickets[]
  124. https://www.delta.com/us/en/booking-information/online-booking[]
  125. https://faq.flyfrontier.com/help/what-form-of-payment-does-frontier-accept[]
  126. https://www.greyhound.com/en/help-and-info/ticket-info/payment-ticket-options[]
  127. https://helpcenter.hotwire.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/What-credit-and-debit-cards-can-I-use-to-pay-for-my-booking?countryCode=uk&[]
  128. https://www.jetblue.com/help/forms-of-payment[]
  129. https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013080408-How-to-add-or-update-payment-info[]
  130. https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/purchasing-and-refunds/fop-pol.html[]
  131. https://customersupport.spirit.com/en-us/category/article/KA-01282[]
  132. https://www.united.com/ual/en/US/fly/reservations/online/accepted-forms-of-payment.html[]
  133. https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/719/~/what-payment-methods-are-accepted-at-costco%3F[]
  134. https://www.sears.com/en_us/customer-service/policies/payment-methods.html[]
  135. https://www.wincofoods.com/customer-service/faqs/#creditcards[]

4 comments

  • walter carillion says:

    I called the Sears store in Pensacola fl, and was told they did not accept American Express gift cards. on 17 July 2017

    • Rebecca Turley says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hi Walter,

      You may want to contact that store again to verify, as the Sears’ website shows that they continue to accept American Express as a form of payment.

  • Name* (displayed publicly) says:

    Someday it would be nice to be able to pay a car note, business leases etc. until this happens Amex remains a department store card and limited. Hopefully this will soon change.

    • Laura Bachmann says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Change in Amex’s rates has been slow to fall historically, though they have been falling. Back in the 80s, the rate they charged merchants on transactions was around 4%. It will probably be some time before Amex rates match levels of other major cards.