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.
Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard
Last reviewed: February 14, 2019
This premium hotel card offers a generous rewards rate on Best Western purchases and a tiered sign-up bonus that amply rewards moderate to heavy spenders; however, cardholders need to travel often to make up for the card’s $59 annual fee.
British Airways Visa Signature Card
Last reviewed: March 28, 2019
One of the best airline cards on the market, this super charged premium card offers frequent transatlantic flyers an accessible sign-up bonus that amply rewards heavy spenders, a plentiful point bonus on airfare, valuable travel perks and generously priced rewards points that are worth more than twice the average credit card rewards point.
Golden 1 Credit Union Platinum Rewards credit card
Last reviewed: February 6, 2019
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.
IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
Last reviewed: March 20, 2019
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.
Frontier Airlines World Mastercard
Last reviewed: February 12, 2019
Despite its high APR and moderately priced annual fee, this budget airline card offers a tremendous amount of value for domestic travelers – especially if cardholders spend enough each year to qualify for the card’s $100 airline voucher.
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card
Last reviewed: March 6, 2019
A good deal for budget-conscious West Coast residents who frequently fly Alaska Air, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card pairs a generous sign up bonus and valuable rewards program with one of the lowest APRs available on a travel card.
United Explorer Card
Last reviewed: April 4, 2019
With a generous sign-up bonus, the United Explorer Card makes it easy to earn a free flight quickly; but you’ll have to fly United often to make up for the card’s $95 annual fee.
Citi Double Cash Card
Last reviewed: March 27, 2019
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.
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: April 5, 2019
The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card offers a great 5 percent rate on Amazon and Whole Food purchases, but Prime membership requires a high $119 fee, and Amazon points lack versatility.
Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express
Last reviewed: April 4, 2019
Gold Delta Skymiles points are worth more than the average credit card rewards point, making this airline card’s rewards program an attractive choice for cardholders who want to quickly earn a free flight on a major carrier.
American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard
Last reviewed: April 1, 2019
For American Airlines flyers who are looking for an introduction to AAdvantage miles, the MileUp card is a good deal – it lets you earn bonus miles on grocery purchases. This offer is no longer available on our site.