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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Mastercard Titanium Card review

Mastercard Titanium Card

2.4 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

2.5 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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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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Sam's Club Mastercard review

Sam's Club Mastercard

3 rating

With the exception of ample cash back at Sam’s Club gas stations, the Sam’s Club Mastercard is best reserved for making travel and dining purchases outside the warehouse club.

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Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card review

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card

3.1 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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Chase Amazon.com Rewards Visa card review

Chase Amazon.com Rewards Visa card

3 rating

For cardholders who don’t want to pay the fee for an Amazon Prime membership, the regular Amazon Rewards Visa card offers one of the highest rewards rates on Amazon.com purchases as well as a pretty good rewards rate on gas, restaurant and drugstore purchases.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

3 rating

With a low APR and generous sign-up bonus for moderate spenders, the Sun Country Airlines card is a good value for domestic travelers; but the airline’s limited flight path and restrictive redemption policy may limit its appeal.

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TD Aeroplan Visa credit card review

TD Aeroplan Visa credit card

3 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

3.5 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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American Eagle Outfitters Connected Visa credit card review

American Eagle Outfitters Connected Visa credit card

2.9 rating

Fans of American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie will love the opportunity to accelerate their rewards by using the Connected Visa credit card anywhere Visa is accepted.

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Sears MasterCard review

Sears MasterCard

2.9 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. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Wyndham Rewards Visa card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa card

2.2 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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