Best Rewards Credit Cards May 2024

The best rewards credit cards can give you 2% or more cash back. Or earn miles and travel benefits for your next vacation.


This article reviews our picks of the best rewards credit cards. We may get compensation if you visit partner links on our site. We may not cover every available offer. Our relationship with advertisers may impact how an offer is presented on our website. However, our selection of products is made independently of our relationship with advertisers. 

If you haven’t looked at rewards credit cards lately, you may be surprised by how much you can gain in cash back, points or miles without necessarily having to track complicated rules. Some cards provide sign-up bonuses worth over $1,000 for new cardholders who charge a certain amount in the first few months. And with rewards categories ranging from travel to groceries to rent payments, you can find an option that yields benefits tailored to your spending patterns.


As an independent publication dedicated to helping you make the most of your money, the article above is our view of the best deals and is not the opinion of any entity mentioned such as a card issuer, hotel, airline etc. Similarly, the content has not been reviewed or endorsed by any of those entities. 

Ellen Kennedy
Personal Finance Editor,

Ellen writes and edits personal finance stories, especially on credit cards and related products. She also covers the nexus between sustainability and personal finance. She was a manager and sustainability analyst at Calvert Investments for 15 years, focusing on climate change and consumer staples. She served on the sustainability councils of several Fortune 500 companies and led corporate engagements. Before joining Calvert, Ellen was a program officer for Winrock International, managing loans to alternative energy projects in Latin America. She earned a master’s from the U.C. Berkeley in international relations and Latin America. 

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