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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.

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Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card

4.8 rating

The new Capital One Savor card gets bragging rights for offering the most cash back on dining and entertainment purchases combined, but it’s not the best option for many cardholders due to its $95 annual fee.

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

4.5 rating

The Hilton Honors Aspire card — though laden with great hotel perks — is probably too pricey for the average rewards cardholder.

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Discover it® Balance Transfer review

Discover it® Balance Transfer

4.5 rating

A good value for cardholders who need to transfer a balance, but don’t want to give up earning new rewards, the Discover it Balance Transfer card pairs a generous balance transfer promotion with a solid first year bonus.

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The World of Hyatt Credit Card review

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

4.4 rating

The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers an outstanding amount of value for frequent travelers: New cardholders are awarded ample points on a variety of travel purchases, including airfare and restaurant purchases.

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American Express Gold Card review

American Express Gold Card

4.3 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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Navy Federal Credit Union cashRewards card review

Navy Federal Credit Union cashRewards card

4.3 rating

With a low APR and up to 1.5 percent cash back on every purchase, this modest credit union card is a great choice for cardholders who plan to carry a balance and want low-maintenance rewards at an affordable price.

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Capital One Venture Rewards credit card review

Capital One Venture Rewards credit card

4.2 rating

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

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

4.2 rating

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card doesn’t have as much heft as most elite airline cards, but it does offer enough value to justify paying the higher fee.

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express review

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

4.5 rating

High-rolling customers of Delta Airlines will be well-served by the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card’s elite benefits, though the card is probably beyond the means of most cardholders.

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

4.2 rating

A good value for Hilton hotel fans, the Honors Ascend card makes it easy to quickly earn free night’s stays by offering a substantial introductory bonus and an ample point bonus on gas, restaurant, airfare and hotel purchases. (Terms apply)

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British Airways Visa Signature Card review

British Airways Visa Signature Card

4.2 rating

One of the best airline cards on the market, this super charged premium card offers frequent transatlantic flyers an accessible sign-up bonus that amply rewards heavy spenders, a plentiful point bonus on airfare, valuable travel perks and generously priced rewards points that are worth more than twice the average credit card rewards point.

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Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

One of our favorite travel cards, this premium hotel card was tailor made for fans of luxury hotel stays: for just $75 a year, it offers some of the generous rewards available on hotel stays and regular purchases as well as some the industry’s best bonuses.

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