Chase Sapphire Reserve wins title of Best Rewards Credit Card

Winning credit card includes loads of perks for frequent travelers

A solid rewards credit card offers users greater flexibility on how they earn and redeem points – no need to fly the same airline, stay in the same hotel chain or rent from the same car company on every trip. 

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve

    A popular option since its introduction in late 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve offers a 50,000-point sign-up bonus, plus a $300 annual travel credit, Global Entry fee waiver, no foreign transaction fees and three points per dollar spent on travel and restaurants worldwide (one point per dollar on everything else).
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  • Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card

    Benefits of the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card include a 30,000-point signup bonus, no annual fee and the chance to earn three points peer dollar spent on dining, gas, ride shares, flights, hotels, car rentals and popular streaming services.
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  • Chase Freedom

    Chase Freedom's rotating cash back program means that with a little planning, cardholders can score big Ultimate Rewards points. Each quarter offers the chance to earn five percent cash back in bonus categories and one percent on everything else. There's also a $150 sign-up bonus and no annual fees.
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  • Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

    Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard is an all-around good choice for travelers who value flexibility in redemption options. The card comes with a 60,000-miles sign-up bonus, the chance to earn two miles per dollar on all purchases and five percent miles back on every redemption.
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  • Chase Freedom Unlimited

    Chase Freedom Unlimited card carriers earn 1.5-percent cash back on all purchases, automatically. There's no annual fee, and the card comes with a $150 cash back bonus offer with $500 of purchases in the first three months. 
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  • Chase Sapphire Preferred

    Chase Sapphire Preferred offers perks like a 50,000-point sign-up bonus, no foreign transaction fees and the chance to earn two points per dollar spent on travel and restaurants, and one point per dollar spent everywhere else. Points can be converted one-to-one with several loyalty programs, including United and Southwest.
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  • Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

    Venture from Capital One cardholders earn two miles per dollar on all purchases, automatically. When paired with an attractive 50,000-mile sign-up bonus and flexible redemption options, it becomes a great all-around card for for frequent travelers who want a simple and effective way to earn miles.
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  • Discover it Cash Back Card

    Discover it cardholders earn five percent cash back on rotating categories like gas stations, Amazon.com, restaurants and wholesale clubs, plus one percent back on all other purchases. Discover matches the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year.
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  • Platinum Card from American Express

    While the Platinum Card from American Express has a higher-than-average annual fee, it can be well worth it, thanks to perks like a 75,000-point sign-up bonus, $200 annual airline fee credit, $15 worth of Uber rides each month, complimentary airport lounge access, Global Entry application fee credit and the chance to earn five points per dollar on flight booked directly with airlines.
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  • Citi Double Cash Card

    The Citi Double Cash Card offers cardholders the opportunity to earn two percent cash back–one percent when purchases are made and another one percent when they're paid for in full or over time. There are no caps, no category restrictions and no annual fees.
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We asked a miles-and-points expert to tell us their favorite general rewards credit cards, and for the past four weeks 10Best readers have been voting daily for their favorites.

The top 10 winners in the Best Rewards Credit Card category are as follows:

  1. Chase Sapphire Reserve
  2. Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card
  3. Chase Freedom
  4. Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard
  5. Chase Freedom Unlimited
  6. Chase Sapphire Preferred
  7. Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
  8. Discover it Cash Back Card
  9. Platinum Card from American Express
  10. Citi Double Cash Card

Congratulations to all these winning cards!

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