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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GM BuyPower card from Capital One review

GM BuyPower card from Capital One

3.3 rating

Few cards can beat the 2 percent rewards rate on Capital One’s GM BuyPower card, but the rewards only apply to the purchase of a new car. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

3.5 rating

The Aadvantage Excecutive World Elite Mastercard offers a host of great airline benefits and a large sign-up bonus with a spending requirement that — unfortunately — puts it out of reach of most cardholders. This offer is no longer available.

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Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card review

Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card

3.3 rating

Value conscious travelers who live near a Spirit Airlines will appreciate this budget card’s unusually generous rewards rate, which offers 2 points for every dollar spent on any purchase; but cardholders who want more flexibility may be turned off by Spirit Airlines’ hidden fees and restrictive rules on redemption.

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RBFCU CashBack Rewards card review

RBFCU CashBack Rewards card

3.2 rating

Customers of RBFCU can’t do much better than this highly rewarding cash back card, though it’s only available in Texas.

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PNC Points Visa review

PNC Points Visa

2.4 rating

Despite its sky-high rewards rate, the PNC points Visa credit card is a run-of-the-mill rewards card dressed in a more generous card’s clothing.

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Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card review

Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card

3.5 rating

The Bank of America Cash Rewards card offers an exceptional rewards rate on gas purchases and a good rate on groceries — including wholesale clubs — but its $2,500 spending cap on rewards limits how much cardholders can earn.

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Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express review

Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express

2.7 rating

The Hilton Honors Aspire card — though laden with great hotel perks — is probably too pricey for the average rewards cardholder.

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PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card review

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card

3.2 rating

For no annual fee, the PenFed Pathfinder card offers a decent sign-up bonus and a high rewards rate on travel purchases

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American Express Everyday Preferred card review

American Express Everyday Preferred card

3.5 rating

The American Express EveryDay Preferred card can be a great choice for frequent users and families who spend a lot on gas and groceries, but a high annual fee and an onerous requirement to reap the card’s full rewards rate diminish its overall appeal.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

3.5 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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Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card review

Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card

3 rating

Thanks to its high rewards rate, frequent flyers of British Airways can earn a pretty good return on their spending with the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard, though more mainstream travelers may find it difficult to redeem their rewards.

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PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card review

PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card

3.3 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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