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Travel Credit Cards - Reviews

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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Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card review

Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card

3.5 rating

A good choice for cardholders who want an easy way to earn free travel, but don’t want to pay an annual fee, the Choice Privileges Visa Signature card offers a large enough sign-up bonus to fund several nights at a budget-friendly Choice hotel, such as Comfort Inn, and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.

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KeyBank Key2More Rewards credit card review

KeyBank Key2More Rewards credit card

2.9 rating

With an expensive balance transfer fee and a stingy 6-month introductory promotion, this overrated rewards card ranks low on our list of balance transfer cards.

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BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card review

BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card

2.6 rating

The BB&T Spectrum Rewards card does not offer the highest rewards rate, but it can help cardholders looking to save on fees since it comes with no annual fee and a 12-month intro APR.

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Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card review

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card

2.8 rating

Aside from its gigantic introductory bonus, the main appeal of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury card is luxury hotel perks.

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The Platinum Card from American Express review

The Platinum Card from American Express

2.8 rating

The American Express Platinum card carries one of the highest annual fees for a card in its class and a rewards rate that pales in comparison to similar cards; however, you can’t beat its extensive list of luxury travel perks, including access to exclusive Centurion lounges.

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BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard review

BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard

2.8 rating

For $79 a year, the BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard offers solid rewards for frequent travelers, but the card’s moderately high APR and short interest-free balance transfer period limit its appeal as a balance transfer card.

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State Farm Rewards Visa review

State Farm Rewards Visa

2.1 rating

The State Farm Rewards Visa encourages responsibility by making it easy for cardholders to put their rewards toward a mortgage or insurance payment, but its lackluster rewards scheme falls short of its competitors.

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Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

2.2 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.

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Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card

2.3 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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Drury Gold Key Club credit card review

Drury Gold Key Club credit card

2.7 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

2.8 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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PNC Points Visa review

PNC Points Visa

2.2 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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