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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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U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card review

U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card

2.6 rating

In a market crowded with cash back cards that earn a flat 1.5 percent rate, there’s not much to recommend the U.S. Bank Cash 365 card over its competitors.

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Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card

2.4 rating

One of the best rewards cards available for on-the-go cardholders who plan to carry a balance, the NFCU Go Rewards card offers a solid spending bonus on gas and restaurant purchases and a reasonably priced APR.

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PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card review

PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card

2.9 rating

A flat 2 percent rate on travel rewards and flexible redemption options make the PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature card another good option for netting a large number of rewards points for airfare.

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Cabela's CLUB Visa credit card review

Cabela's CLUB Visa credit card

2.1 rating

Though longtime Cabela’s fans might be persuaded to sign up for the store’s branded credit card, they’re probably better served in sticking with its free CLUB Rewards loyalty program instead.

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Meijer Platinum MasterCard review

Meijer Platinum MasterCard

2.1 rating

The Meijer Platinum MasterCard offers considerable savings on supermarket and gas purchases, but anyone who lives outside of the chain’s six-state territory is better served with a general rewards or cash back card.

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American Express Green Card review

American Express Green Card

2.1 rating

One of the original travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Green card currently isn’t up to par on its rewards and benefits.

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Navy Federal Credit Union Cash Rewards card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Cash Rewards card

2.9 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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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard review

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard

2.8 rating

The Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard offers straightforward earnings and above-average cash rewards, making it a good choice for the casual rewards card user.

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard review

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

4.4 rating

With the highest general rewards rate on the market, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard offers a winning combination of value, flexibility and valuable travel perks. 

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Nordstrom Visa Signature card review

Nordstrom Visa Signature card

2 rating

Devoted Nordstrom fans will relish the opportunity to potentially save big bucks with the Nordstrom Visa Signature card, but occasional visitors to the luxury department store should take note of the card’s low overall rewards and mediocre sign-up bonus before applying.

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Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card review

Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card

2 rating

The Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card bolsters its rewards rate by allowing you to earn bonus points on dining, gas and outside hotel purchases, though the redemption options are limited to free nights at Stash’s small network of boutique hotels.

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Barclays Visa with Apple Rewards review

Barclays Visa with Apple Rewards

2 rating

Apple fanatics can finance high-cost purchases using the Barclays Visa, but a high APR for some cardholders means they should also be vigilant about paying balances in full before the promotional period runs out.

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