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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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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TD Cash Rewards Visa credit card review

TD Cash Rewards Visa credit card

3.4 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and a great rewards rate on food purchases, the rewards program on the TD Cash Rewards Visa card offers better-than-average value.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card review

Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card

4.2 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated and the threshold for its sign-up bonus is steep, the new Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card is a great value for those who can afford it.

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PNC Cash Rewards Visa card review

PNC Cash Rewards Visa card

3.2 rating

The PNC Cash Rewards Visa offers the chance to earn an especially high rewards rate on gas, restaurant and grocery spending with a very high bonus limit.

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PayPal Cash Back Mastercard review

PayPal Cash Back Mastercard

3.1 rating

Though the PayPal Cash Back Mastercard offers good rewards rate, cardholders who are not regular PayPal users may find the redemption options too cumbersome.

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Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express review

Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express

3.5 rating

A great card for families and frequent shoppers, the Blue Cash Everyday card offers a generous amount of cash back on everyday purchases; but its high APR cuts into its overall value.

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Discover it chrome review

Discover it chrome

2.9 rating

The Discover it chrome card is a great card for gas and restaurant purchases in the first year, when you can match the 2 percent cash back that you earn on those categories.

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Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature card review

Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature card

3.1 rating

The Fidelity Rewards card offers cash back at a high 2 percent rate, but — if you’re not inclined to open a Fidelity bank account to get the card — you may be better off searching for a cash back card with fewer restrictions or even a travel card with flexible points.

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Citi Double Cash Card review

Citi Double Cash Card

3.6 rating

If you regularly pay off your card in full each month, it’s hard to beat the cash back rewards on the Citi Double Cash card: It offers 2 percent cash back on any purchases you’ve fully repaid, making it an ideal card for purchases that don’t qualify for larger bonuses.

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