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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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Wyndham Rewards Visa card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa card

2.3 rating

The Wyndham Rewards Visa card offers an above average rewards rate on hotel and general purchases; but Wyndham points aren’t worth as much as the average card rewards point, so the hotel card’s rewards program isn’t as valuable as it seems.

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Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card review

Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card

3.5 rating

A good choice for cardholders who want an easy way to earn free travel, but don’t want to pay an annual fee, the Choice Privileges Visa Signature card offers a large enough sign-up bonus to fund several nights at a budget-friendly Choice hotel, such as Comfort Inn, and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.

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SunTrust Cash Back credit card review

SunTrust Cash Back credit card

2.8 rating

With a low APR and generous rewards for SunTrust bank account holders, the SunTrust Cash Back credit card is a good choice for well-heeled SunTrust customers; however, cardholders with low checking account balances won’t get nearly as much benefit.

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Mastercard Titanium Card review

Mastercard Titanium Card

2.5 rating

The rewards earning rate on the Mastercard Titanium Card is low and it doesn’t offer a sign-up bonus, but cardholders can at least enjoy some of the luxury card program’s unique luxury perks at a relatively affordable $195 fee.

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Mastercard Gold Card review

Mastercard Gold Card

2.4 rating

With an exorbitant annual fee and average rewards earning rate, the Mastercard Gold Card is not for the average cardholder; cardholders looking for a unique card that conveys status may, however, enjoy the card’s luxury perks.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Card

4.1 rating

The Hilton Honors card offers a generous number of bonus points on hotel and everyday purchases; but because Hilton’s Honors aren’t worth as much as the average credit card rewards point, cardholders need a larger number of points to purchase rewards-funded travel.

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JetBlue card review

JetBlue card

3.6 rating

For travelers in range of a JetBlue hub, the JetBlue card offers a good value both in terms of its airline and its rewards program, though others may be better off with a more general rewards card. This offer is no longer available through our site.

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First National Bank American Express card review

First National Bank American Express card

3.2 rating

The First National Bank American Express card offers a high rewards rate on all your spending and a fair sign-up bonus, but the standout feature is the card’s ease of use: Your cash back is automatically credited to your statement whenever you earn $25.

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Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card review

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card

3.3 rating

With a flat rate of 1.5 percent cash back on all your purchases, a generous sign-up bonus and a special bonus for mobile payments in the first year, the Wells Fargo Cash Wise card is especially awarding to new cardholders.

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Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card

2.4 rating

Cardholders on the search for a more flexible rewards card may be able to make good use of Wyndham’s large network of budget hotels, though they’ll have to watch out for the short expiration date on rewards points.

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TD Aeroplan Visa credit card review

TD Aeroplan Visa credit card

3.2 rating

You won’t have trouble earning a free flight in your first year with this premium airline card: The TD AeroPlan Visa Signature card offers a substantial sign-up bonus in the card’s first year; but you’ll have to fly to Canada often after the card’s first year to make up for its pricey annual fee.

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VentureOne From Capital One review

VentureOne From Capital One

3.6 rating

The VentureOne card from Capital One is a good pick for cardholders who want rewards-funded travel, but don’t want to deal with blackout dates or complicated rewards schemes: In lieu of complicated bonuses, the card awards 1.25 miles on every purchase and it allows you to book your rewards-funded travel yourself from any website or travel agent you choose.

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