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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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Chase Freedom Flex℠ review

Chase Freedom Flex℠

4.8 rating

The Chase Freedom Flex card’s unique blend of year-round and quarterly-rotating rewards categories should offer great variety. It may be especially appealing to frequent travelers who want to avoid an annual fee or pair it with a premium Chase travel card.

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Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express review

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

4.8 rating

A great card for families and frequent shoppers, the Blue Cash Everyday card offers a generous amount of cash back on everyday purchases, both in-store and online.

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The Platinum Card® from American Express review

The Platinum Card® from American Express

4.8 rating

The $695 annual fee might set your head spinning, but the massive list of perks and benefits that come with American Express’s top-of-the-line card offers plenty of value for the luxury traveler.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

4.7 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is a good value, offering a generous intro bonus along with many other benefits.

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Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card review

Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card

4.7 rating

A good deal for budget-conscious West Coast residents who frequently fly Alaska Air, the Alaska Airlines Visa card pairs a generous sign-up bonus and valuable rewards program with one of the lowest APRs available on a travel card.

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The World of Hyatt Credit Card review

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

4.7 rating

The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers an outstanding amount of value for frequent travelers: New cardholders are awarded ample points on a variety of travel purchases, including airfare and restaurant purchases.

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IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card review

IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.7 rating

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

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Citi Premier® Card review

Citi Premier® Card

4.7 rating

The Citi Premier card offers a generous travel rewards program and its broad category coverage make it a terrific standalone rewards card for everyday spending.

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

4.6 rating

This card offers a ton of ongoing value via its first-year and ongoing perks, but its high annual fee means it will only be viable if you spend a lot of time at Marriott hotels.

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Discover it® Cash Back review

Discover it® Cash Back

4.6 rating

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 matches the amount of cash back you earn at the end of the card member’s first year.

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