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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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PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card review

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card

3.8 rating

For no annual fee, the PenFed Pathfinder card offers a decent sign-up bonus and a high rewards rate on travel purchases. This offer is no longer available.

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American Express® Green Card review

American Express® Green Card

3 rating

While it can’t compete with the luxury travel perks of other American Express cards, the American Express® Green Card is a solid choice for travel-minded cardholders who want to earn points while sticking to a budget.

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Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card

2.5 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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PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature Card review

PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature Card

3.1 rating

With an affordable APR and some of the best rewards you can get on gas and grocery purchases, the PenFed Platinum Rewards card is a great card for heavy-spending families.

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Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

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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Macy's American Express card review

Macy's American Express card

2.9 rating

Savvy shoppers who never miss a Macy’s One-Day Sale have the potential to win big with the department store’s co-branded American Express card, but an unsurprisingly high APR means less disciplined cardholders could find themselves in trouble when carrying a balance from month to month.

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PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card review

PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card

4.1 rating

The PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature card awards 2 percent cash back, but only PenFed members can apply.

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Drury Gold Key Club credit card review

Drury Gold Key Club credit card

2.9 rating

The Drury Gold Key Club card offers frequent Drury guests a generous point bonus on hotel stays, a decent APR and a good sign-up bonus in the card’s first year, but you may not get much use out of the card if you don’t travel relatively frequently.

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SunTrust Travel Rewards card review

SunTrust Travel Rewards card

2.3 rating

With a low APR and a triple point bonus on airfare, hotels and car rental purchases, this is a good card to use for travel; however, don’t count on using it for everyday purchases since you won’t get much value out of the card once you return home.

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BBVA Compass ClearPoints credit card review

BBVA Compass ClearPoints credit card

2.6 rating

Though it offers a merely average rewards program, the Compass ClearPoints card at least allows you to choose your bonus categories.

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AARP credit card from Chase review

AARP credit card from Chase

2.8 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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