Some of the best rewards credit cards offer big initial bonuses. Others provide great ongoing rewards. A few even combine the two. WalletHub’s editors compared 1,000+ offers to find the best options for people in each credit category (i.e. Excellent, Good, Fair and Bad).
Here are the picks for 2017’s best credit cards with rewards:
2017’s Best Rewards Credit Cards – Editors’ Picks
|Best For…||Rewards Credit Card||Editors’ Rating|
|Initial Bonus||Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card||4.5 Stars|
|Travel Rewards||Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®||5 Stars|
|Cash Back||Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer||5 Stars|
|Students||Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®||5 Stars|
|Fair Credit||Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card||4.7 Stars|
|Bad Credit||Discover it Secured Credit Card||5 Stars|
|Business Owners||Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business||3.8 Stars|
To learn more about these and other elite offers, make sure to check out our editors’ in-depth review of the year’s best rewards credit cards.