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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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American Express® Gold Card review

American Express® Gold Card

5.0 rating

The annual fee is pricey, but if you’re searching for the most rewarding card for food purchases, the American Express Gold Card may be your best option.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve® review

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

5.0 rating

The price of admission for this luxury card is steep, but its large sign-up bonus and generous travel allowance more than make up for the card’s $550 annual fee.

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Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

5.0 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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Chase Freedom Unlimited® review

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

5.0 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

5.0 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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Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express review

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

4.9 rating

A great card for families and frequent shoppers, the Blue Cash Everyday card offers a generous amount of cash back on everyday purchases, both in-store and online.

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Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card

4.9 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 Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

4.9 rating

This is a flexible rewards card with a high rewards rate and valuable perks for frequent travelers.

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

4.9 rating

This card offers a ton of ongoing value via its first-year and ongoing perks, but its high annual fee means it will only be viable if you spend a lot of time at Marriott hotels.

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Chase Freedom Flex℠ review

Chase Freedom Flex℠

4.8 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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