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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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VentureOne From Capital One review

VentureOne From Capital One

3.6 rating

The VentureOne Rewards card from Capital One offers a solid sign-up bonus and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases, but cardholders with excellent credit can get more value from other cards

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State Farm Rewards Visa review

State Farm Rewards Visa

2.1 rating

With triple the rewards for insurance payments and a modest bonus on rewards redeemed through a State Farm financial product, the State Farm Rewards Visa offers a unique incentive for State Farm customers to pay for their premiums with credit.

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BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card review

BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card

2.3 rating

With an affordable APR and modest rewards, the BB&T Spectrum Rewards card is a good choice for carrying a balance; but don’t expect to earn a big return.

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Best Western Rewards MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards MasterCard

3.6 rating

The Best Western Rewards MasterCard offers a large enough hotel spending bonus to satisfy frequent guests at Best Western; however, the card’s high APR and stingy sign-up bonus drag down its overall value.

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BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard review

BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard

2.9 rating

The BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards card offers more flexible booking and a more generous travel bonus than the average travel rewards card, but its rewards earnings are sharply limited by quarterly restrictions.

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SunTrust Travel Rewards card review

SunTrust Travel Rewards card

2.6 rating

The SunTrust travel credit card offers a fair amount of value for heavy travelers, but the card’s limited rewards and modest travel perks aren’t nearly as generous as the perks offered by cards with similarly high fees.

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Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express review

Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express

3.4 rating

While the rewards on the Blue Delta SkyMiles card are pretty valuable for a no-annual-fee card, cardholders would likely get better use out of a general travel rewards card with more flexible point options.

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The Platinum Card from American Express review

The Platinum Card from American Express

2.3 rating

Though the card holds limited appeal for the average traveler, an elite jet-setter will find plenty of value in the bevy of luxury perks that comes with the Platinum Card from American Express.

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PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card review

PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card

3.7 rating

Double rewards on all purchases, flexible redemption and no foreign transaction fees make the PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature card a good entry-level option for beginning travel hackers.

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Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

3.3 rating

The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is an elite travel card that includes most of the usual perks, including Admiral Club access, but the high costs of the card put it out of reach for most travelers, and — for elite travelers — there are better elite airline cards. This offer is no longer available.

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Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card review

Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card

3 rating

Despite a disappointing sign-up bonus and a relatively high APR and fees, this budget airline card packs substantially more value than most airline cards thanks to its double rewards rate on everyday purchase

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PNC Points Visa review

PNC Points Visa

2.4 rating

A closer look at this overrated rewards card shows that its heavily inflated rewards program is much stingier than it seems.

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