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We’ve reviewed a variety of hotel, airline and general rewards cards to determine which cards offer the most worth. Our ratings consider not only the monetary value rewards and sign-up bonuses, but also the ease of the redemption and the total value of each card’s features. Our goal is to help you find a well-rounded card that offers large earnings and lets you redeem those earnings for travel rewards and perks that are truly valuable.

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PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card review

PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card

3.2 rating

The PenFed Platinum Rewards card offers generous rewards and ample benefits for an appealing price, but its travel booking fees drag down the card’s appeal.

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United MileagePlus Explorer card review

United MileagePlus Explorer card

4.5 rating

Aside from its stellar sign-up bonus, the United MileagePlus Explorer card offers a long list of travel perks and a fairly flexible policy on booking rewards flights.

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Discover it Miles credit card review

Discover it Miles credit card

3.7 rating

By doubling cardholders’ earnings in the first year, this super flexible travel card beats nearly all of its no-fee competitors by allowing cardholders to effectively earn three miles for every dollar they spend.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred card

4.1 rating

A good card to take with you when you travel abroad, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has earned a devoted following thanks to its lucrative bonuses on travel and restaurant spending and travel-friendly perks, such as zero foreign transaction fees.

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British Airways Visa Signature card review

British Airways Visa Signature card

4.1 rating

One of the most generous airline cards around, the British Airways Visa Signature card showers international travelers with ample rewards that are worth more than twice the value of the average credit card rewards point, an enormous sign-up bonus and enviable perks, such as an annual companion certificate for heavy spenders.

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

4.3 rating

Coveted by travel card experts for its generous rewards value and flexible redemption options, the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card is an ideal card for frequent travelers.

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Capital One Venture Rewards credit card review

Capital One Venture Rewards credit card

4.1 rating

With a double rewards rate on purchases, a generous sign-up bonus and a comparatively low annual fee, the Venture card from Capital One is a good value for heavy spenders.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Chase Sapphire Reserve card

4 rating

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is more than a posh luxury travel card – it’s a great value for frequent travelers, thanks to a large bonus and a very flexible $300 travel credit that covers most of the annual fee.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

Despite a high APR and lower than average rewards value, this hotel card is still a good pick for frequent guests of Radisson and other Carlson Rezidor hotels thanks to its unusually large spending bonus and generous sign-up offer.

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BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card review

BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card

3.4 rating

The BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card is a solid travel rewards credit card with no annual fee, a generous sign-up bonus, and a simple earning and redemption scheme.

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Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card review

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card

4.2 rating

Our top pick for regular Hilton hotel guests, this premium hotel card offers an outstanding number of points for hotel and airline purchases, extra points for everyday purchases and a sign-up bonus that’s worth up to two free nights at a Hilton hotel. This offer is expired.

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Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard

4.2 rating

Our top choice for frequent travelers who prefer to stay at Best Western, this premium hotel card offers more than enough value to make up for its $59 annual fee, including an ample sign-up bonus for moderate spenders and a giant spending bonus on hotel purchases.

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