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We’ve reviewed a variety of hotel, airline and general rewards cards to determine which cards offer the most worth. Our ratings consider not only the monetary value rewards and sign-up bonuses, but also the ease of the redemption and the total value of each card’s features. Our goal is to help you find a well-rounded card that offers large earnings and lets you redeem those earnings for travel rewards and perks that are truly valuable.

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

4.5 rating

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card offers a lot of value in its first year thanks its introductory bonus, but – if you’re not interested in luxury perks with Marriott hotels – you can find many rewards cards that offer better ongoing value.

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American Express® Gold Card review

American Express® Gold Card

4.5 rating

The annual fee is pricey, but if you’re searching for the most rewarding card for food purchases, the American Express Gold Card may be your best option.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

4.4 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is a good value, offering a generous intro bonus along with many other benefits.

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The Platinum Card® from American Express review

The Platinum Card® from American Express

4.4 rating

The $695 annual fee might set your head spinning, but the massive list of perks and benefits that comes with American Express’s top-of-the-line luxury card offers plenty of value.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

4.3 rating

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card offers valuable rewards for frequent travelers, as well as the potential for savvy rewards card users to glean some extra value out of their rewards.

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Citi Premier® Card review

Citi Premier® Card

4.3 rating

The Citi Premier card offers a generous travel rewards program, but its meager airline transfer options limit its appeal.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve® review

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

4.3 rating

The price of admission for this luxury card is steep, but its large sign-up bonus and generous travel allowance more than make up for the card’s $550 annual fee.

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IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card review

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

4.3 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a rewards night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

4.3 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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Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

One of our favorite travel cards, this premium hotel card was tailor made for fans of luxury hotel stays: for just $75 a year, it offers some of the generous rewards available on hotel stays and regular purchases as well as some the industry’s best bonuses. This offer is no longer available.

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