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Rewards Credit Cards - Reviews

Credit card rewards come in many forms — from miles to cash back to points — that can redeemed for a variety of goodies. Some cards offer large sign-up bonuses, others offer extra earnings on bonus categories. Some cards charge annual fees. All these differences can make it difficult to compare.

We’ve created a rating system to cut through the complicated details and compare cards on a similar basis. Our ratings take into account the estimated value of their rewards, the ease of redeeming rewards and special perks and benefits. Check out the offers below from our partners.

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Chase Freedom Unlimited® review

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

4.8 rating

The Chase Freedom Unlimited card offers a good sign-up bonus and an impressive average rewards rate, including a 1.5% cash back rate on general purchases, making it a great starter card for collecting Chase Ultimate Rewards.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

4.6 rating

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card offers valuable rewards for frequent travelers, as well as the potential for savvy rewards card users to glean some extra value out of their rewards.

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

4.5 rating

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card offers a lot of value in its first year thanks to its introductory offer, but – if you’re not interested in luxury perks with Marriott hotels – you can find many rewards cards that offer better ongoing value.

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The Platinum Card® from American Express review

The Platinum Card® from American Express

4.4 rating

The $695 annual fee might set your head spinning, but the massive list of perks and benefits that come with American Express’s top-of-the-line card offers plenty of value for the luxury traveler.

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Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card

4.4 rating

The SavorOne card offers a good rewards rate for cardholders who spend a heavy amount on food, but most cardholders are probably better off searching for a card with a flat 2% rate.

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Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

4.4 rating

Boasting a roster of valuable perks and annual credits and one of the best rewards rates available on a luxury travel card, the Venture X card should offer terrific value for frequent travelers.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

4.4 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is a good value, offering a generous intro bonus along with many other benefits.

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Bank of America® Customized Cash Rewards credit card review

Bank of America® Customized Cash Rewards credit card

4.3 rating

The Bank of America Customized Cash Rewards card offers an exceptional rewards rate on a category of the user’s choice, allowing increased flexibility. But a $2,500 combined spending cap on bonus category rewards limits how much cardholders can earn.

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Chase Freedom Flex℠ review

Chase Freedom Flex℠

4.3 rating

The Chase Freedom Flex card’s unique blend of year-round and quarterly-rotating rewards categories should offer great variety. It may be especially appealing to frequent travelers who want to avoid an annual fee or pair with a premium Chase travel card.

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