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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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IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card review

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a free hotel night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.

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QuicksilverOne from Capital One review

QuicksilverOne from Capital One

4.1 rating

The Capital One QuicksilverOne card is one of our top choices for consumers trying to bolster their credit scores, thanks to a generous rewards program that offers 1.5-percent cash back on every purchase and easily makes up for the card’s annual fee.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Card

4.1 rating

The Hilton Honors card offers a generous number of bonus points on hotel and everyday purchases; but because Hilton’s Honors aren’t worth as much as the average credit card rewards point, cardholders need a larger number of points to purchase rewards-funded travel.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card makes it easy to rack up points with every trip by offering extra points on airfare, restaurant and car rental purchases as well as a generous bonus on Marriott hotel stays. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

The AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard from Citi is worth getting due to its generous sign-up bonus and numerous perks.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

4.1 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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Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card

4 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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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

4 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. This offer is no longer available.

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Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard review

Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard

4 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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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card review

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card

4 rating

A good deal for budget-conscious West Coast residents who frequently fly Alaska Air, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card pairs a generous sign up bonus and valuable rewards program with one of the lowest APRs available on a travel card.

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Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard review

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

4 rating

This premium airline card offers a hefty sign-up bonus in the first year and attractive perks, such as a $100 companion certificate; but with an $89 annual fee and a ho hum rewards rate, the card’s value falls sharply after its first year.

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United Explorer Card review

United Explorer Card

4 rating

With a generous sign-up bonus, the United Explorer Card makes it easy to earn a free flight quickly; but you’ll have to fly United often to make up for the card’s $95 annual fee.

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