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Credit Card Reviews for Excellent Credit

Chase Freedom®
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Chase Freedom®

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Those willing to keep track of quarterly spending categories stand to save some serious coin when paying with this cash-back card. Plus, you can snag a tempting sign-up bonus with smart spending during the first couple months with this card.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a must-have credit card for any traveler who loves to dine out, and reap high-rewards throughout the process. New cardholders have the opportunity to claim the newly upgraded intro offer: earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening (equal to $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®).
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief

This card was just awarded a 2016 CardRating's Editor's Choice award for being one of the best travel 2016 CardRating's Editor's Choice Awardcredit cards on the market.

(American Express is a CardRatings.com advertiser)
Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card
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Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Chase's Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card offers some of the most lucrative perks among hotel affinity cards and justifies its annual fee with a rewards program and financial incentives that just might convince you to make Marriott the only place you'll stay throughout the year.
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Blue Cash Preferred® (American Express is a CardRatings.com advertiser) offers a generous 0% intro APR for 15 months, and on-going high rewards for cardholders. If you spend big at grocery stores, department stores, or gas stations this card is worth checking out.
Simmons Bank Visa® Platinum Rewards
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Simmons Bank Visa® Platinum Rewards

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
The card has an exceptionally low interest rate and no annual fee--a rarity for airline cards. Points can be redeemed for travel on any United States based airline with no blackout dates or seating restrictions.
PenFed Promise Visa® Card
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PenFed Promise Visa® Card

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Pentagon Federal Credit Union serves members of DOD-related groups such as military, defense related companies, Homeland Security, VFW, and more. What I like best is how the card features no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, no late fee, no balance transfer fee and no penalty APR.
PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card
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PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
Pentagon Federal Credit Union has grown into one of the country's largest credit unions by offering solid financial products to military families and their supporters. Their PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card offers outstanding value for families that spend a lot of money every year at gas stations and grocery stores, all with no annual fee.
BankAmericard® Credit Card
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BankAmericard® Credit Card

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
The BankAmericard® Credit Card was recently honored with a CardRatings Editors Choice Award, 2016, for its low introductory APR. This card is a great option for anyone looking to take advantage of balance transfers, or someone just starting to grow their credit profile. This card does not charge an annual fee either, which is always a welcomed perk.
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express®
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express®

By  Curtis Arnold, Editor-in-chief
When considering a credit card, it is essential to determine which card will provide maximum benefits. Some credit cards have rotating categories which force a cardholder to think strategically about the use of their plastic, and some credit cards have fixed categories which are easily determined as a lifestyle fit or not. Premier Rewards® Gold Card from American Express (American Express is a Cardratings.com advertiser) is an example of a card that has outlined rewards which benefit nearly anyone’s lifestyle.

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Amber Stubbs
Amber Stubbs
Managing Editor

Amber has been researching the credit card industry for more than nine years and has been interviewed by members of the national media including USA Today, The New York Times, Time, TheStreet.com, and The Chicago Tribune. Amber became passionate about personal finance after overcoming difficulties with her own credit.

Curtis Arnold
Curtis Arnold
Editor-in-chief

Curtis, a nationally recognized consumer educator and advocate, has been educating consumers about credit cards since 1998. Curtis is the author of “How You Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line” (FT Press, 2008). He is regularly interviewed by respected members of the press.