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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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Golden 1 Credit Union Platinum Rewards credit card review

Golden 1 Credit Union Platinum Rewards credit card

3.4 rating

If you live in Northern California, this is an ideal card to use for your everyday spending: The Golden1 Credit Union Platinum Rewards card offers one of the lowest APRs available on a rewards credit card while also offering one of the most generous bonus rates available without paying an annual fee.

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Capital One® Quicksilver® Card review

Capital One® Quicksilver® Card

3.5 rating

With a decent sign-up bonus, unlimited 1.5 percent cash back offer on every purchase and few restrictions on redemption, the Quicksilver Rewards card offers a fair amount of value; but it doesn’t offer nearly as much cash back as other cards.

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Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard review

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

This premium airline card offers a hefty sign-up bonus in the first year and attractive perks, such as a $100 companion certificate; but with an $89 annual fee and a ho hum rewards rate, the card’s value falls sharply after its first year.

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Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card

3.4 rating

The SavorOne card offers a good rewards rate for cardholders who spend a heavy amount on food, but most cardholders are probably better off searching for a card with a flat 2 percent rate.

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American Express Cash Magnet™ Card review

American Express Cash Magnet™ Card

3.1 rating

The 1.5 rewards rate on the American Express Cash Magnet card is nothing special, but the introductory offer is generous if you can manage to meet the spend threshold.

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IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card review

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

4.2 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a free hotel night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.

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Citi ThankYou Preferred Card review

Citi ThankYou Preferred Card

2.4 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.

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JetBlue Plus card review

JetBlue Plus card

4 rating

The value of TrueBlue points is high, but the JetBlue Plus card doesn’t offer  many options for redeeming those points outside of JetBlue flights and vacations, and the card is of little use to cardholders who don’t live in a city served by JetBlue Airways. This offer is no longer available through our site.

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AARP credit card from Chase review

AARP credit card from Chase

3.4 rating

With a high cash back rate on gas and restaurant purchases for no annual fee, the AARP credit card could be a great card to rotate into your wallet for your driving ventures.

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Virgin America Visa Signature card review

Virgin America Visa Signature card

4.1 rating

An outstanding value for domestic travelers, the Virgin America Visa Signature card offers a generous spending bonus on airfare, a solid sign-up bonus, premium perks such as a $150 companion ticket every year and points that are worth significantly more than the average card rewards point.

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AeroMexico Visa Signature card review

AeroMexico Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

A great card for large families, the AeroMexico Visa Signature card pairs a budget-friendly rewards program with family-friendly perks, including a $99 companion ticket and a free fourth ticket when you buy three tickets on the same flight.

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Discover it® Cash Back review

Discover it® Cash Back

3.7 rating

Nearly identical to the Chase Freedom card, the Discover it Cash Back card offers a substantial amount of value for cardholders who don’t mind keeping track of rotating bonus categories; but what really sets this card apart from its competitors is its consumer-friendly terms and ultra generous sign-up bonus, which doubles the amount of cash back you earn at the end of the card’s first year.

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