Rewards card reviews

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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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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Expedia+ Card from Citi review

Expedia+ Card from Citi

2.3 rating

Fans of discount travel sites would probably be better served by a general rewards card in lieu of the Expedia+ Card, due to its low rewards rate and litany of restrictions on redeeming rewards points. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Drury Gold Key Club credit card review

Drury Gold Key Club credit card

2.4 rating

The Drury Gold Key Club card offers frequent Drury guests a generous point bonus on hotel stays, a decent APR and a good sign-up bonus in the card’s first year, but you may not get much use out of the card if you don’t travel relatively frequently.

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PNC CashBuilder Visa credit card review

PNC CashBuilder Visa credit card

2.2 rating

The PNC Cashbuilder Visa rewards moderate spenders and loyal PNC bank account holders with up to 1.75 percent cash back on every purchase, but it doesn’t offer much else to set it apart from other cards.

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Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card

3.8 rating

Navy Federal Credit Union’s Flagship Rewards card offers twice the points with every purchase, making it an ideal pick for cardholders who want to rack up points without a lot of effort.

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard review

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

4.3 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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HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard review

HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard

3.4 rating

The HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard’s 10-percent annual bonus gives it a little more oomph than your average cash back card, but you can get more value out of a points-based card.

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Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card review

Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card

2.2 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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M&T Visa Signature card review

M&T Visa Signature card

3.1 rating

This inexpensive rewards card offers a fair amount of value cardholders who want affordable rewards without the fuss: In lieu of a costly and complicated rewards scheme, it offers a low APR and 1.5 percent cash back on every purchase.

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Disney Rewards Visa card from Chase review

Disney Rewards Visa card from Chase

1.9 rating

Though the Disney Rewards Visa card shines on Disney theme park perks and discounts, its rewards program leaves much to be desired.

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Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi review

Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi

1.9 rating

The Costco Anywhere Visa excels as a card for Costco and gas back purchases, though you’ll have to contend with an annual membership fee for Costco and only redeeming your cash back once a year.

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M&T Visa credit card with rewards review

M&T Visa credit card with rewards

2.2 rating

A basic, no frills card with limited rewards, the M&T Visa card is a decent choice for balance-carrying cardholders who don’t mind foregoing extra benefits such as car rental insurance or price protection.

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