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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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Citi Prestige card review

Citi Prestige card

2.3 rating

Following recent changes to increase the card’s appeal, the Citi Prestige card now comes with hefty spend requirements that put it out of reach of most cardholders. This offer is not currently available through our site.

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Frontier Airlines World Mastercard review

Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

3.8 rating

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.

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Discover it Miles review

Discover it Miles

3.7 rating

The Discover it Miles card offers a range of high-end travel perks and an industry-leading rewards rate for the card’s first 12 months, but the benefits drop off significantly after the first year.

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Sears MasterCard review

Sears MasterCard

3 rating

The Sears Shop your Way Mastercard offers an exceptionally high 5-percent rewards rate on your gas purchases, making it one of the most rewarding gas cards — if you don’t mind spending your rewards at Sears or Kmart.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card makes it easy to rack up points with every trip by offering extra points on airfare, restaurant and car rental purchases as well as a generous bonus on Marriott hotel stays. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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United Explorer Card review

United Explorer Card

4.1 rating

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.

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U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards American Express card review

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards American Express card

3.4 rating

The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards American Express card is a good value for cardholders who want to redeem points for airfare, but its inflexible rewards structure can be a pain for frequent travelers.

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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard review

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard

3.1 rating

The Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard offers straightforward earnings and above-average cash rewards, making it a good choice for the casual rewards card user.

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

3.9 rating

The perk-heavy American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card offers one of the most flexible hotel rewards programs on the market, making it a great card for year-round travelers.

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Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card review

Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

3.8 rating

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus card is a great card for both Southwest Airlines fanatics and the more casual rewards card user, due to its generous sign-up bonus and many options for domestic travel.

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Mastercard Black Card review

Mastercard Black Card

2.2 rating

With a $495 annual fee, the Mastercard Black Card is one of the priciest cards in its class, and comes with travel benefits that don’t hold up to other luxury cards.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

3.9 rating

If you frequently fly Southwest, it’s worth upgrading to this high value airline card, despite its $99 annual fee: It offers one of the best sign-up bonuses on the market and its rewards points are worth substantially more than the average credit card rewards point.

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