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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. Check out the offers below from our partners.

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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 Card review

Kohl's 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 Card – but a steep APR puts cardholders at risk of having interest charges eat into their rewards and discounts.

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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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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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Bank of the West Premier World Mastercard review

Bank of the West Premier World Mastercard

0 rating

A good card for frequent travelers, the Bank of the West Premier World Mastercard offers a solid bonus on travel and restaurant purchases; but to avoid paying an annual fee, you need to have a Bank of the West checking account. 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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Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card review

Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card

0 rating

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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Fairmont Visa Signature card review

Fairmont Visa Signature card

0 rating

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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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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Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card review

Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card

0 rating

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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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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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

0 rating

The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard lacks a sign-up bonus and — compared to similar rewards cards — the spending threshold to unlock its full annual bonus is steep; however, if you use it as your go-to card, the rewards could really add up over time. This offer is no longer available.

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