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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BBVA Compass Select credit card review

BBVA Compass Select credit card

2.4 rating

One of our least favorite rewards credit cards, the BBVA Compass Select credit card charges a surprisingly high three figure annual fee in exchange for mediocre rewards and limited benefits.

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The Ultimate Cash Back card review

The Ultimate Cash Back card

2.9 rating

With a run-of-the-mill earning scheme and sign-up bonus, plus limited redemption options, the rewards program on the Santander Ultimate Cash Back Mastercard is far from impressive.

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Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card review

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card

2.6 rating

Cardholders seeking to earn Asia Miles are probably better off skipping the Asia Pacific Visa Signature card and sticking with a general rewards card that allows point transfer to the Asia Miles program.

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U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card review

U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card

3.1 rating

For cardholders who don’t mind a hands-on approach to earning card rewards, the U.S. Bank Cash+ offers more choice and flexibility than most of its competitors as well as a decent amount of cash back on everyday purchases.

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TD First Class Visa Signature credit card review

TD First Class Visa Signature credit card

2.4 rating

The TD First Class Visa Signature card offers an accessible sign-up bonus and triple points on dining and travel, but its below-average rewards rate makes it hard to justify the high annual fee.

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Navy Federal More Rewards American Express card review

Navy Federal More Rewards American Express card

3 rating

With no annual fee, triple points on supermarket and gas station purchases and a handsome sign-up bonus, the brand-new Navy Federal More Rewards American Express card is an especially good deal for families and business travelers.

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United TravelBank card from Chase review

United TravelBank card from Chase

2.7 rating

Though the United TravelBank card offers a good rewards rate for no annual fee, a traditional cash back card would probably be a better choice. This offer is no longer available.

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Blue from American Express card review

Blue from American Express card

2.4 rating

If you’re looking for a no-frills rewards credit card with brand-name recognition, the Blue from American Express card could be an easy way to get your feet wet.

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USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature card review

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature card

2.4 rating

The USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature card offers a high flat rate of 1.5 percent cash back, but, with no sign-up bonus, there isn’t much to distinguish it from the rabble of cards with similar 1.5 percent rewards rates.

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U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card review

U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card

2.7 rating

In a market crowded with cash back cards that earn a flat 1.5 percent rate, there’s not much to recommend the U.S. Bank Cash 365 card over its competitors.

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Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card

3.2 rating

One of the best rewards cards available for on-the-go cardholders who plan to carry a balance, the NFCU Go Rewards card offers a solid spending bonus on gas and restaurant purchases and a reasonably priced APR.

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USAA Rewards Visa Signature Card review

USAA Rewards Visa Signature Card

2.3 rating

The rewards on the Rewards Visa Signature Card are paltry, but military personnel may enjoy the card’s military and travel benefits.

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