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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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Barclays Visa with Apple Rewards review

Barclays Visa with Apple Rewards

2.3 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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Lowe's Consumer credit card review

Lowe's Consumer credit card

2.3 rating

Frequent Lowe’s shoppers will love the card’s automatic discount and special financing offers, but those who rarely visit the home improvement store would be far better served by a general-purpose rewards card with a much lower APR.

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USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card review

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card

2.3 rating

The USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card offers a high flat rate of 1.5 percent cash back, but, with no sign-up bonus, there isn’t much to distinguish it from the rabble of cards with similar 1.5 percent rewards rates.

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American Express Green Card review

American Express Green Card

2.2 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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Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card review

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card

2.2 rating

Cardholders seeking to earn Asia Miles are probably better off skipping the Asia Pacific Visa Signature card and sticking with a general rewards card that allows point transfer to the Asia Miles program.

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Nordstrom Visa Signature card review

Nordstrom Visa Signature card

2.1 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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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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My Best Buy Visa card from Citi review

My Best Buy Visa card from Citi

2.1 rating

The My Best Buy Visa credit card makes sense for fans of the latest and greatest electronics, but casual shoppers and techies alike should beware of the card’s high interest rate, which could negate their rewards and benefits.

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Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card

3.9 rating

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

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Starbucks Rewards Visa card review

Starbucks Rewards Visa card

2 rating

You would have to drink a spectacular number of Frappuccinos to justify the $49 annual fee on the Starbucks Rewards Visa card.

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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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Target Redcard review

Target Redcard

2 rating

The Target Redcard is a no-brainer for loyal customers of the discount retailer, but its typically high APR means cardholders who don’t pay their monthly balance in full might end up negating the store card’s savings and other benefits. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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