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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Menards BIG credit card review

Menards BIG credit card

1.3 rating

Despite the retailer’s catchy jingle, even the biggest home improvement enthusiasts are unlikely to save big money with the Menards BIG credit card.

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Kohl's Charge credit card review

Kohl's Charge credit card

1.3 rating

Despite a paltry points system, regular Kohl’s customers can still save a considerable amount of money with the Kohl’s Charge card – but a steep APR puts cardholders at risk of having interest charges eat into their rewards and discounts.

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LATAM Visa Signature Card review

LATAM Visa Signature Card

2.6 rating

The LATAM 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 LATAM purchases and three discounted upgrades per year.

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JCPenney credit card review

JCPenney credit card

1 rating

With paltry rewards and a high APR, the JCPenney card is a poor choice for most cardholders, save for dedicated fans of the store who may appreciate the card’s special savings opportunities.

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Asiana Airlines American Express Card From Bank of America review

Asiana Airlines American Express Card From Bank of America

3.7 rating

One of the few airline cards to offer a bonus on everyday purchases and a reasonable APR for all cardholders, the Asiana Airlines American Express card is a good value for regular visitors to South Korea.

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Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card review

Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card

3.1 rating

Value conscious travelers who live near a Spirit Airlines will appreciate this budget card’s unusually generous rewards rate, which offers 2 points for every dollar spent on any purchase; but cardholders who want more flexibility may be turned off by Spirit Airlines’ hidden fees and restrictive rules on redemption.

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Bank of America Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card review

Bank of America Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card

2.7 rating

Thanks to its high rewards rate, frequent flyers of British Airways can earn a pretty good return on their spending with the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard, though more mainstream travelers may find it difficult to redeem their rewards.

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Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card review

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card

0 rating

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury card offers a lot of value in its first year thanks to a giant introductory bonus, but – if you’re not interested in luxury perks with Marriott hotels – you can find many rewards cards that offer better ongoing value. This offer is no longer available. 

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Capital One Premier Dining Rewards credit card review

Capital One Premier Dining Rewards credit card

0 rating

With no annual fee, 3 percent cash back on restaurants and flexible redemption options, the brand-new Capital One Premier Dining Rewards card is an especially good deal for foodies and others who frequently dine out. This offer is no longer available.

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Citi ThankYou Preferred Card review

Citi ThankYou Preferred Card

0 rating

A good card for night owls and weekend adventurers, the Citi ThankYou Preferred card sets itself apart by offering bonus points on a wide variety of dining and entertainment purchases; however, it doesn’t offer much value for everyday purchases, such as gas or groceries, and it doesn’t offer any kind of sign-up bonus. This offer is no longer available. 

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Blue Cash card from American Express review

Blue Cash card from American Express

0 rating

Better suited for well-heeled families than cardholders on a budget, the Blue Cash card offers a generous cash back bonus on everyday purchases; but to get it, you have to clear an exceptionally high spending threshold that may be unrealistic for some families. This offer is no longer available.

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PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards Visa card review

PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards Visa card

0 rating

An outstanding card for PenFed credit union customers, the PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards Visa card pairs an exceptionally low interest rate with generous rewards on everyday purchases. This offer is no longer available.

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