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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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AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard review

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

The AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard is an excellent means for collecting bonus AAdvantage miles. It offers up a 60,000-mile bonus for simply paying the annual fee and making one qualifying purchase.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus card is a great card for both Southwest Airlines fanatics and the more casual rewards card user, due to its generous sign-up bonus and many options for domestic travel.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

If you frequently fly Southwest, it’s worth upgrading to this high value airline card, despite its $99 annual fee: It offers one of the best sign-up bonuses on the market and its rewards points are worth substantially more than the average credit card rewards point.

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American Express Cash Magnet® Card review

American Express Cash Magnet® Card

2.9 rating

The 1.5 rewards rate on the American Express Cash Magnet card is nothing special, but the introductory offer is a nice bit of extra pocket change.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

4 rating

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

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Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Chase Sapphire Reserve card

4.6 rating

The price of admission for this luxury card from J.P. Morgan Chase is steep, but its large sign-up bonus and generous travel allowance more than make up for the card’s $450 annual fee.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

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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Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

3.4 rating

With a decent sign-up bonus, unlimited 1.5 percent cash back offer on every purchase and few restrictions on redemption, the Quicksilver Cash Rewards card offers a fair amount of value; but it doesn’t offer nearly as much cash back as other cards.

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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

3.9 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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Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card review

Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card

3.5 rating

The Wells Fargo Visa Signature card offers more value than meets the eye thanks to its 50 percent bonus on airfare redemptions.  This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card review

Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card

3.9 rating

The new Bank of America Premium Rewards credit 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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JetBlue Plus card review

JetBlue Plus card

3.9 rating

The value of TrueBlue points is high, but the JetBlue Plus card doesn’t offer  many options for redeeming those points outside of JetBlue flights and vacations, and the card is of little use to cardholders who don’t live in a city served by JetBlue Airways. This offer is no longer available.

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