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Credit Card Reviews for Rewards

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card – Earn 20,000 Bonus Points

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
Here's a card that makes it easy to earn points toward rewards for everyday purchases with the ThankYou Network. For starters you can earn 20,000 bonus ThankYou Points after you make $1,500 in card purchases within the first 3 months of account opening which you can redeem for $200 in gift cards or other rewards.

Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard® - Average Credit

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
The next British invasion may hit your wallet instead of your music collection, with UK lending giant Barclays using its Barclaycard brand to make inroads into the American credit card market. For a few years now, Barclaycard has backed some recognizable retail and travel rewards cards bearing familiar brands like US Airways and Wyndham Hotels.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
You can earn 40,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases on your new card during your first three months of Card membership. And make use of the Concierge service to help with gift buying or making reservations.

American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
This card offers substantial initial and annual points after meeting qualifying purchases and spending requirements. It offers a rewards point program for purchases with 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines, 2X points at US gas stations and US supermarkets, 1X points on other purchases.

PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express® Card

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
This card offers 5 Points on airfare purchases and 1 Point on all other purchases. Card members enjoy a premium collection of travel privileges.

Simmons Bank Visa® Platinum Rewards

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
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.

Visa® Black Card™

By  Curtis Arnold, CardRatings contributor
This is definitely a high-end card. So if you are at that end of the socioeconomic ladder, this card is for you.

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Amber Stubbs
Amber Stubbs
CardRatings 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
CardRatings Editor

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.