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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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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

4.2 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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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard lacks a sign-up bonus and — compared to similar rewards cards — the spending threshold to unlock its full annual bonus is steep; however, if you use it as your go-to card, the rewards could really add up over time.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4.4 rating

For cardholders who prefer to stay at mid-tier hotels such as Country Inn and Suites or the Radisson, the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card offers a fair amount of value, including a sizable sign-up and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.

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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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USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express review

USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express

3.1 rating

The USAA Cashback Rewards Plus MasterCard is an ideal card for military families: It offers an industry-leading 5 percent cash back on gas and military base purchases, 2 percent cash back on groceries and a number of money-saving perks for active duty service members.

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Bank of America Premium Rewards card review

Bank of America Premium Rewards card

4 rating

The new Bank of America Premium Rewards card combines the features of a cash back card with the features of a premium travel card for a great value.

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Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard

4.2 rating

This premium hotel card offers a generous rewards rate on Best Western purchases and a tiered sign-up bonus that amply rewards moderate to heavy spenders; however, cardholders need to travel often to make up for the card’s $59 annual fee.

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Citi ThankYou Premier Card review

Citi ThankYou Premier Card

4 rating

The Citi ThankYou Premier card offers a generous travel rewards program, but its meager airline transfer options limit its appeal.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

3.9 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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Uber Visa card from Barclays review

Uber Visa card from Barclays

3.5 rating

Designed for ease-of-use and instant gratification, the new Uber Visa card’s most compelling feature is not rewards on Uber rides, but rather its unparalleled 4 percent rewards rate on dining out.

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Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card review

Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card

3.8 rating

The Wells Fargo Visa Signature card offers more value than meets the eye thanks to its 50 percent bonus on airfare redemptions.

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U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card review

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card

4 rating

Packed with lucrative benefits, the new U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card offers more than enough value to make up for the card’s $400 annual fee – especially if you don’t mind using your phone to make many of your purchases.

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