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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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Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card review

Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card

4.2 rating

The Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines the features of a cash back card with the features of a premium travel card for a great value.

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

4.2 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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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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PenFed Pathfinder® Rewards Visa Signature® Card review

PenFed Pathfinder® Rewards Visa Signature® Card

4.1 rating

The PenFed Pathfinder Rewards Card comes with lucrative travel credits and a rewards scheme that favors travel purchases.

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Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card review

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

4.1 rating

This is a flexible rewards card with a high rewards rate and valuable perks for frequent travelers.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Card

4.1 rating

The Hilton Honors card offers a generous number of bonus points on hotel and everyday purchases; but because Hilton’s Honors points aren’t worth as much as the average credit card rewards point, cardholders need a larger number of points to purchase rewards-funded travel.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card is a great card for both Southwest Airlines fanatics and the more casual rewards card user, due to its generous sign-up bonus and many options for domestic travel.

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U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card review

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card

4 rating

Packed with lucrative benefits, the new U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card offers more than enough value to make up for the card’s $400 annual fee – especially if you don’t mind using your phone to make many of your purchases. This offer is no longer available on our site. 

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Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard review

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

4 rating

This premium airline card offers a hefty sign-up bonus in the first year and attractive perks, such as a companion discount, but it comes with a high annual fee. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

4.0 rating

If you frequently fly Southwest, it’s worth upgrading to this high-value airline card, despite its $99 annual fee. It offers one of the best sign-up bonuses on the market and its rewards points are worth substantially more than the average credit card rewards point.

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