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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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USAA Cash Rewards American Express card review

USAA Cash Rewards American Express card

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The USAA Cash Rewards American Express card offers the chance to earn a better-than-average rate on gas and groceries, but the complicated rewards tier that cardholders must navigate in order to earn the card’s highest rates probably isn’t worth the hassle. This offer is no longer available.

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Barclaycard Cash Forward World Mastercard review

Barclaycard Cash Forward World Mastercard

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With a fair sign-up bonus and a bonus for redeeming your cash back, the Barclaycard CashForward card is one of the best flat-rate cash back cards. This offer is no longer available.

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La Quinta Returns Visa card review

La Quinta Returns Visa card

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A good card for road trippers who prefer to travel with their pets, the LaQuinta Returns Visa card offers a respectable number of points on hotel, gas, car rental and dining purchases; but you need to be a moderate to heavy spender to earn the maximum sign-up bonus and get the most value out of the card. This offer is no longer available.

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Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card review

Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card

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With a large sign-up bonus, flexible rewards redemption and one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programs, the Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card offers good value, but holds less appeal for cardholders seeking rewards options outside of Hilton hotel stays. This offer is no longer available.

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Red Roof Inn RediCard+ Visa credit card review

Red Roof Inn RediCard+ Visa credit card

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The Redicard+ Visa isn’t the most generous rewards card on the market, but fans of the pet-friendly budget hotel chain Red Roof Inn will appreciate the card’s decent sign-up bonus and accessible hotel-centric rewards. This offer is no longer available.

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Fairmont Visa Signature card review

Fairmont Visa Signature card

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A great card for fans of luxury hotels and resorts, the Fairmont Visa Signature card makes it easy to earn upscale hotel stays by awarding some of the most generous bonuses available, including two free nights if you spend $3,000 in the card’s first three months and one free night a year if you spend at least $12,000. This offer is no longer available.

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IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase review

IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase

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A good card to use for everyday purchases, the affordably priced IHG Rewards Club Select card offers double points on gas, restaurant and grocery store purchases, five points for every dollar spent on IHG hotels such as Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza and a generous suite of benefits, including an annual free night’s stay at an IHG hotel. This offer is no longer available.

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Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card review

Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card

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One of the best hotel cards on the market, the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card showers cardholders with ample rewards on hotel stays, airfare and general credit card purchases and gives moderate spenders an extra free night’s stay each year. This offer is no longer available.

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LANPASS Visa Signature card review

LANPASS Visa Signature card

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The LANPASS Visa Signature card isn’t as generous as some of its competitors; but for cardholders who travel frequently to South America, it offers some modest bonuses on airfare and a smattering of benefits, including an annual 20 percent discount on LAN purchases and three discounted upgrades per year. This offer is no longer available.

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Commerce Bank Miles credit card review

Commerce Bank Miles credit card

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The Commerce Bank Miles isn’t the most generous rewards card on the market, but its cash rewards program is more flexible than most, and its APR is relatively low. This offer is no longer available.

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BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card review

BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card

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Designed for cardholders who regularly carry a balance, the BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card uses a quarterly cash reward to motivate cardholders to quickly shave down their balance; however, the card’s $25 carrot isn’t very large. This offer is no longer available.

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PenFed Defender Visa Signature card review

PenFed Defender Visa Signature card

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With a low standard interest rate and a hassle-free cash back program, the PenFed Defender Visa card is an ideal card for consumers who plan to carry a balance but still want some rewards. This offer is no longer available.

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