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Title: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: jaywhy on October 06, 2014, 09:53:17 PM
Amex is launching another prepaid product in conjunction with Target. It looks to be almost identical to Bluebird and it doesn't seem to be possible to have either BB, Serve, or Red simultaneously.
In store debit loads are $2,500 per day and $5,000 per month.
Online debit load of $200 per day and $1,000 per month.

Details here (https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/?ref=sr_shorturl_prepaidredcard).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 06, 2014, 10:15:42 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg932431.msg#932431
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 06, 2014, 10:18:09 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg932431.msg#932431
IMO some of that thread should get moved here
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 06, 2014, 10:49:25 PM
IMO some of that thread should get moved here
Agreed
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 11:23:38 AM
Agreed
RTMed
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smurf on October 07, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
Why would it be worth closing your serve account to get this?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 01:14:52 PM
Why would it be worth closing your serve account to get this?
If target is enough closer to you than walmart, that you can do more loading this way. Maybe.
As of now I'm going to wait and see how this card turns out.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Aerial Dag on October 07, 2014, 07:50:43 PM
Looks like this isn't (yet) available in NY,NJ,CT. I guess that means this is a no-go for 85% of DDF members...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Emkay on October 12, 2014, 06:04:15 AM
can be loaded with cc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2014, 07:07:06 AM
Looks like this isn't (yet) available in NY,NJ,CT. I guess that means this is a no-go for 85% of DDF members...
Think outside the box.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: EJB on October 12, 2014, 07:56:31 AM
Think outside the box.

Won't help those of us that want to use the temporary card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on October 12, 2014, 09:47:23 AM
Think outside the box.
Question is if you manage somehow to get a card, can it be reloaded at Targets that don't carry it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 12, 2014, 09:54:05 AM
Question is if you manage somehow to get a card, can it be reloaded at Targets that don't carry it.
yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2014, 09:54:22 AM
Question is if you manage somehow to get a card, can it be reloaded at Targets that don't carry it.
Going to have to say yes to activate and load. Basing this on other products.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 12, 2014, 10:56:45 AM
I wish I knew someone in CLE that could pick one up and mail it to me. There are plenty of participating stores there... ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 12, 2014, 12:10:15 PM
can I pick this up in a store?  or only online?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2014, 12:10:46 PM
In store only.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 12, 2014, 12:11:48 PM
my local target has the AFT but not this card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2014, 12:13:50 PM
my local target has the AFT but not this card
Post in deals one AFT card for one AFR card.  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Drago on October 12, 2014, 04:37:38 PM
FM with a good post on it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 12, 2014, 06:13:58 PM
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 12, 2014, 07:48:03 PM
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood

Watch out, they make you give your Ss and drivers license
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on October 12, 2014, 09:57:00 PM
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood
it may be worth flying out of town to get one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: abe123 on October 13, 2014, 02:43:30 PM
I got one they are having system wide activation issues. They charge your card to load it but it doesn't get activated. They hope to fix it  within 5-7 days ... Hence a slow roll out so it can be ready and bugs squashed when everyone else gets then
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on October 13, 2014, 02:54:33 PM
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 13, 2014, 02:58:59 PM
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?

Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 13, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account. 

According to Frequent Miler, you can change the info when you activate. I did that yesterday and it worked for me
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 05:03:15 PM
Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account.
For what purpose?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: WAM on October 13, 2014, 05:07:23 PM
For what purpose?
For buying and then selling?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 13, 2014, 05:23:47 PM
For what purpose?

So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 13, 2014, 05:27:56 PM
So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...

No, that will not work. When you register it, you need to input the buyer's SS#
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 13, 2014, 05:34:11 PM
No, that will not work. When you register it, you need to input the buyer's SS#
Maybe it can be a bogus ss
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 05:38:52 PM
So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...
Then it would be best for them to mail you a sealed one and have you register it at the store.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 13, 2014, 05:48:43 PM
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?
Does this not have the same purchase requirements as the AFT? Ie. Drivers license scan/ address verification?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 13, 2014, 06:09:48 PM
Then it would be best for them to mail you a sealed one and have you register it at the store.
Will that work? Or did they only update the systems at the targets that have them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 06:15:17 PM
Will that work?
Best guess, yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 13, 2014, 06:21:37 PM
Will that work? Or did they only update the systems at the targets that have them?

It may work, worth trying, but I'm guessing the clerks at non participating stores wont have any idea how to do it...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 13, 2014, 07:46:08 PM
It may work, worth trying, but I'm guessing the clerks at non participating stores wont have any idea how to do it...

+1. Even the clerks at the participating stores barely know how to use
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 07:52:32 PM
Even the clerks at the participating stores barely know how to use
It is menu driven. Not sure what the problem is.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 13, 2014, 08:51:24 PM
It is menu driven. Not sure what the problem is.

They figured it out... Just took a few minutes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 13, 2014, 09:39:40 PM
I could understand cashiers getting nervous doing something they've never done before, and just saying that it's not possible so that they don't have to try.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jeremiah on October 14, 2014, 11:27:17 AM
Any idea if the REDcard wil be eligible for SBS? After all it is a Serve card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 05:09:39 PM
Bought a temp card, can't register it of course.

So what do I do with this thing now?
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 14, 2014, 05:26:38 PM
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?
Which one is worth more to you?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 14, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
Bought a temp card, can't register it of course.

So what do I do with this thing now?
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?

Why can't you just switch one of your accounts over?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: incendia on October 14, 2014, 05:47:11 PM
Bought a temp card, can't register it of course.

So what do I do with this thing now?
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?

If you weren't sure you wanted to switch why did you buy it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 14, 2014, 05:51:36 PM
Bought a temp card, can't register it of course.

So what do I do with this thing now?
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?

IMO, yes. 5K of free loading per month with smiling target cashiers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: MC on October 14, 2014, 05:54:36 PM

IMO, yes. 5K of free loading per month with smiling target cashiers
Not sure how long that'll last. (Both the "free" and the "smiling")
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cholent on October 14, 2014, 06:17:06 PM
Bought a temp card, can't register it of course.

So what do I do with this thing now?
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?

My personal opinion is yes. I'm working on getting one, and I'll definitely give up my Serve for this. I can always get the serve back once this implodes  ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 06:26:13 PM
Is it worth switching before SBS though?
$150 right there.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 06:27:03 PM
Why can't you just switch one of your accounts over?
If one is advantageous over the other then why not go in all the way?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 14, 2014, 06:31:28 PM
If one is advantageous over the other then why not go in all the way?
How do the numbers crunch for you?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: D93 on October 14, 2014, 06:39:31 PM
Is it worth switching before SBS though?
$150 right there.
and the RedCard won't be eligible?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 06:40:48 PM
Hard to crunch without knowing if REDcard will work for SBS.

In the meantime I activated the card I bought for my mother.  Anyone know if she can do a load before the permanent card comes?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 06:41:24 PM
and the RedCard won't be eligible?
Very well might be.
My guess is that you won't know until SBS registration opens on 11/16.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: D93 on October 14, 2014, 06:43:42 PM
Hard to crunch without knowing if REDcard will work for SBS.

In the meantime I activated the card I bought for my mother.  Anyone know if she can do a load before the permanent card comes?
according to FM you could http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/10/11/redcard-changes-everything/
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 06:49:36 PM
I tried loading $500 before registering and it failed.
Seems from the comments that another $1,000 can be loaded until the permanent card comes. Guess I'll play with it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 14, 2014, 06:55:32 PM
I tried loading $500 before registering and it failed.
Seems from the comments that another $1,000 can be loaded until the permanent card comes. Guess I'll play with it.

You can. I  did two 500 loads.  You just need to register it first
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on October 14, 2014, 07:00:23 PM
and the RedCard won't be eligible?

I read somewhere (probably FM) that it doesn't work for amex sync offers. Does that make it less likely that it will work for SBS?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2014, 07:58:22 PM
Anyone know if they plan on ever selling it in NY/NJ? Trying to decide if it's worth a trip or a hassle...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: myb821 on October 14, 2014, 08:02:56 PM
Is it worth switching before SBS though?
$150 right there.
$150 with one soft card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 08:03:42 PM
Serve has 4 AUs.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jeremiah on October 14, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
Serve has 4 AUs.
Seems like REDcard has AU's also.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2014, 08:36:08 PM
It does but that's not the question.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jeremiah on October 14, 2014, 08:41:27 PM
It does but that's not the question.
If going to target.com/prepaidredcard takes you to https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/, shouldn't that mean that this a Serve card which is clearly included in SBS?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E R K on October 14, 2014, 08:53:28 PM
I bought using my info and was able to load $500 right away. Registered it for my son and got a screen that they need to verify the info. Then they will send me email confirmation. FM said cash can be withdrawn from ATM for free w temp card.  Will try that.
Manager at the Target I went to said they are rolling it out slowly and they are the guinea pigs. I feel like one, too!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smaxber on October 14, 2014, 09:42:49 PM
2500 a day, but has to be in transactions of 1k?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 14, 2014, 10:54:49 PM
2500 a day, but has to be in transactions of 1k?
Correct.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 14, 2014, 11:21:35 PM
If this is an Amex product do we need to worry about the 'going slow and building up' policy so as not to get F/R'd / shut down? 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 14, 2014, 11:44:16 PM
If this is an Amex product do we need to worry about the 'going slow and building up' policy so as not to get F/R'd / shut down? 

Why, nobody ever went slow on bluebird
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 14, 2014, 11:48:16 PM
Why, nobody ever went slow on bluebird
Indeed, I had the same question for BB and Serve. 

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 15, 2014, 12:38:55 AM
Quote from: bzuckermak=topic=45709.msg936614#msg936614 date=1413243968

+1. Even the clerks at the participating stores barely know how to use
they also have trouble loading AFT at some stores.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 15, 2014, 12:52:55 AM
If this is an Amex product do we need to worry about the 'going slow and building up' policy so as not to get F/R'd / shut down?
No.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 11:41:59 AM
Here's a cool map of REDcard availability:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zaZeFBtuy5B8.kyYIaq26n5m4

Red means they charge $5 fee.
Green means they give the card with no fee.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2014, 11:46:23 AM
Wow, who compiled that?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 15, 2014, 11:54:42 AM
Here's a cool map of REDcard availability:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zaZeFBtuy5B8.kyYIaq26n5m4

Red means they charge $5 fee.
Green means they give the card with no fee.
what if you get the card mailed empty to load somewhere else (anyone know if it's printed on the packaging or is it by store?)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 12:04:03 PM
Wow, who compiled that?

I saw it on twitter from one of the Boarding Area blogs...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2014, 02:55:38 PM
Wow, who compiled that?

Tom (http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/10/15/how-to-find-redbird/).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: compddd on October 15, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
Wonder if it will ever come to CA :/
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 03:58:02 PM
I'd be happy to volunteer to test activating a card in a non-participating store if someone from a card zone would volunteer to mail one to me.  PM me if you would be so kind...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 15, 2014, 04:02:40 PM
Does anyone have success in reloading one at a non-participating store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 04:03:17 PM
Does anyone have success in reloading one at a non-participating store?

Reloading shouldn't be a problem.  Activating is the open question. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 15, 2014, 04:03:58 PM
Thanks. So it's worthwhile to drive out an hour plus to purchase one, and then reload it at my local target. Cool
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 04:04:55 PM
Thanks. So it's worthwhile to drive out an hour plus to purchase one, and then reload it at my local target. Cool

Definitely worth trying.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2014, 05:26:58 PM
And it begins...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 15, 2014, 05:30:45 PM
And it begins...

It should be with mazel...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 15, 2014, 05:53:15 PM
And it begins...

Question  is where u got ur card from....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 15, 2014, 06:13:33 PM
Question  is where u got ur card from....
???
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2014, 06:16:20 PM
Bought a 2nd temp Redcard today.

Added $1,000 to the registered temp card that I bought yesterday (A subsequent $250 load was denied)

Withdrew $400 from the registered temp card from the Target ATM in 2 $200 transactions (original $400 attempt was denied and subsequent $200 attempts were denied)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 18, 2014, 07:41:23 PM
Bought a 2nd temp Redcard today.

Added $1,000 to the registered temp card that I bought yesterday (A subsequent $250 load was denied)

Withdrew $400 from the registered temp card from the Target ATM in 2 $200 transactions (original $400 attempt was denied and subsequent $200 attempts were denied)
What target has it in Cleveland? Does the one on Cedar have it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 19, 2014, 02:10:14 PM
Just got mine. Tried seeing if there is a way to get a card without a SSN for my brother that is in the U.s. With a student visa they said they would not allow it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mokellman on October 19, 2014, 02:22:26 PM
Just got mine. Tried seeing if there is a way to get a card without a SSN for my brother that is in the U.s. With a student visa they said they would not allow it
I've read on a different forum that you could get a temp by changing the social on the store and then when u get home to register you put correct social.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 19, 2014, 02:23:44 PM
I've read on a different forum that you could get a temp by changing the social on the store and then when u get home to register you put correct social.
His brother doesn't have an SSN.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 19, 2014, 02:26:41 PM
Just tried picking one up. Charge was denied on my new ink Plus. Happens sometimes with a large charge on a new card. Tried calling chase, after being on hold 25+ minutes I finally just left without it. I was concerned because I had already put in all my personal info.
#fail
I'll have to try again tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 19, 2014, 02:55:08 PM
I called the stores in Greensboro, NC, prior to making the 90 min drive to go pick some up. Turns out they have been having technical difficulties processing the RedCards in all the Greensboro area stores since October 5th, and they aren't selling any. Oh well. I guess it's good I called first :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 19, 2014, 03:22:27 PM
Just tried picking one up. Charge was denied on my new ink Plus. Happens sometimes with a large charge on a new card. Tried calling chase, after being on hold 25+ minutes I finally just left without it. I was concerned because I had already put in all my personal info.
#fail
I'll have to try again tomorrow.
One of the best things about Chase is the fraud dept texting...not sure if I signed up for it but anytime there's a fraud alert I get a text to text back if it was me and then it immediately clears the fraud alert
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 19, 2014, 03:36:43 PM
One of the best things about Chase is the fraud dept texting...not sure if I signed up for it but anytime there's a fraud alert I get a text to text back if it was me and then it immediately clears the fraud alert
Thanks. I'll go see where I can sign up for that. Would have sure saved me a headache today.  I thought signing into the app might give me the option but I was busy on the phone.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 19, 2014, 03:45:21 PM
Thanks. I'll go see where I can sign up for that. Would have sure saved me a headache today.  I thought signing into the app might give me the option but I was busy on the phone.
I've never signed into the app...really don't know how it got set up but it's very useful, especially since it happens every time I leave the state
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: PETERP on October 19, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
I never signed up for it either and got two fraud alerts . Maybe being signed up for telephone , and online purchase alerts triggers it  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avromie7 on October 19, 2014, 04:51:34 PM
when will it be rolled out nationwide
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 19, 2014, 05:16:27 PM
when will it be rolled out nationwide
Right after they block CC's. :P

IMHO it's still in test mode. They'll analyze the results, make corrections and then roll it out to NY/NJ.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on October 19, 2014, 05:36:10 PM
Right after they block CC's. :P
I wouldn't be too surprised if you're right.  :(
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on October 19, 2014, 08:43:13 PM
My friend picked up 20 cards in Ohio but the cashier didn't know how to activate them. Once he has them can them be activated in NJ or online? Absolutely nothing was done to tem in the store.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mokellman on October 19, 2014, 08:48:07 PM
My friend picked up 20 cards in Ohio but the cashier didn't know how to activate them. Once he has them can them be activated in NJ or online? Absolutely nothing was done to tem in the store.
yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 19, 2014, 08:52:39 PM
yes
Source?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mokellman on October 19, 2014, 08:59:26 PM
Source?
read it too fast on my phone and missed the part of not being registered in the store. I thought he was asking if they could be used in a different state that doesn't have the card yet. My bad. I would still try activating one online. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 09:07:28 PM
I am in a non-participating location (Non-NY or NJ) and would be happy to experiment and post data points on activating a card in a non-participating location.  If someone would be willing to mail me one or two cards, I will gladly do the experiment and post results.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 19, 2014, 09:33:22 PM
I am in a non-participating location (Non-NY or NJ) and would be happy to experiment and post data points on activating a card in a non-participating location.  If someone would be willing to mail me one or two cards, I will gladly do the experiment and post results.
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mokellman on October 19, 2014, 09:38:24 PM
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.
from frequent miler
"Reload Anywhere (in the US)
I know I’ve answered this before, but I keep getting questions about this.  YES, if you (or a friend) buy a temporary card at a participating Target store, you can reload it at any Target store in the US.  Note though that some stores in North Carolina seem to be having technical difficulties with both the purchase and reload of cards."
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Palm5 on October 19, 2014, 09:46:54 PM
Here is the million dollar question:

If a friend buys it for me out of tri state, then just gives me the number and I register it online. Will they block the new card from being sent if my address is listed in ny?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 09:48:39 PM
from frequent miler
"Reload Anywhere (in the US)
I know I’ve answered this before, but I keep getting questions about this.  YES, if you (or a friend) buy a temporary card at a participating Target store, you can reload it at any Target store in the US.  Note though that some stores in North Carolina seem to be having technical difficulties with both the purchase and reload of cards."

That's not the question.  The question is can a card be activated at a non-participating location.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 09:49:21 PM
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.

OK, fine. I just want someone to mail me a card.  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 19, 2014, 09:50:38 PM
These cards are being sent all over the country. Has anyone seen one report of not being able to activate them at a store that does not have them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 19, 2014, 09:51:15 PM
OK, fine. I just want someone to mail me a card.  :)
If I had one I would send you one.  ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 09:52:21 PM
If I had one I would send you one.  ;)

I appreciate the sentiment...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 19, 2014, 09:53:35 PM
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 19, 2014, 10:00:40 PM
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)
In a heartbeat but no reason to shoplift. Go to CS and tell them you would like to give them as gifts but can't activate them at this time. They are very accommodating.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 10:04:21 PM
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)

Firstly, I most certainly would.  Just say that you want your one call to be to ShlockDoc.  Secondly, I don't think anyone will get pinched for pocketing two unactivated cards.  I'm sure the cashier would even say "whatever" if you asked her if it's ok to take...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 19, 2014, 10:10:46 PM
Hence the ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 19, 2014, 10:20:41 PM
Hence the ;)

So I'll PM you my mailing address?  ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 20, 2014, 12:37:08 AM
Some stores are having technical problems activating them in store. Can I get one from one of those stores and activate it later?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 20, 2014, 12:56:17 AM
Some stores are having technical problems activating them in store. Can I get one from one of those stores and activate it later?
yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 20, 2014, 01:19:21 AM
I called the stores in Greensboro, NC, prior to making the 90 min drive to go pick some up. Turns out they have been having technical difficulties processing the RedCards in all the Greensboro area stores since October 5th, and they aren't selling any. Oh well. I guess it's good I called first :)

You In high point?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 20, 2014, 01:21:40 AM
Raleigh
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on October 20, 2014, 12:52:33 PM
When activating a card for someone else. Do they activate it under their own name and ssn, or under the name of the person and ssn it's intended for? tia
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 20, 2014, 03:34:06 PM
Just activated mine in jersey!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on October 20, 2014, 04:33:18 PM
Just activated mine in jersey!

Nice data point!

Originally picked up where?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 20, 2014, 04:36:14 PM
Just activated mine in jersey!
Is this one of the 20 you are trying to sell?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.0
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2014, 04:39:18 PM
Just activated mine in jersey!
Congrats :)
Was it a $0 or $5 card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on October 20, 2014, 04:43:03 PM
Is this one of the 20 you are trying to sell?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.0

Oiy.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 20, 2014, 06:13:42 PM
Got in ohio but the $5 activation fee was in jersey upon activating
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on October 21, 2014, 11:54:42 AM
Planing to fly to BOS to get a few cards. I think it's worth 9k Avios, no?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smaxber on October 21, 2014, 12:45:16 PM
Planing to fly to BOS to get a few cards. I think it's worth 9k Avios, no?
pick one up for me?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Centro on October 21, 2014, 12:50:15 PM
Planing to fly to BOS to get a few cards. I think it's worth 9k Avios, no?
This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.msg939541.msg#939541) would be cheaper and easier.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 21, 2014, 01:26:51 PM
Only have 3 left....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 21, 2014, 01:29:06 PM
can you get this card in Maryland Delaware or PA  ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 21, 2014, 01:30:45 PM
can you get this card in Maryland Delaware or PA  ?

Md
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 21, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
I actually am going to be in BOS tom :D sweet!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 21, 2014, 01:38:49 PM
Md
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Centro on October 21, 2014, 01:49:38 PM
I actually am going to be in BOS tom :D sweet!
If you need my mailing address just pm me ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smaxber on October 21, 2014, 01:53:48 PM
If you need my mailing address just pm me ;)
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 21, 2014, 02:01:53 PM
Only have 3 left....
You mean you still have the same three you started with?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 21, 2014, 03:06:36 PM
17 sold many happy references hope to restock tom. Have not heard back any issues so far ba"h
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 21, 2014, 03:08:22 PM
17 sold many happy references hope to restock tom.
You claim to sell tons of your crap which is free. How come we never heard one person here vouch for you.... NEVER. Unless im wrong,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 21, 2014, 03:14:42 PM
Feel free to pm for references or do prefer i post them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: myb821 on October 21, 2014, 03:24:12 PM
Feel free to pm for references or do prefer i post them?
we prefer u to piss off
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 21, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
Feel free to pm for references or do prefer i post them?
I want someone else to... DA...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 21, 2014, 07:46:00 PM
Just registered my temp card and they wrote me when I finished that is under review I called them and they said they need proof docs my license and social security card and then I need to call them again
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 21, 2014, 08:14:40 PM
Just registered my temp card and they wrote me when I finished that is under review I called them and they said they need proof docs my license and social security card and then I need to call them again
That's standard if they can't find your info in public records. They do the same with Serve.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 21, 2014, 08:20:07 PM
Is there any way to activate without license or put in your license and switch to your bro by registration?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 21, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
Is there any way to activate without license or put in your license and switch to your bro by registration?
You can register it online to anyone.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on October 21, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
You claim to sell tons of your crap which is free. How come we never heard one person here vouch for you.... NEVER. Unless im wrong,
I am hereby vouching for him. I know him and have dealt with him many times.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 21, 2014, 08:33:15 PM
I am hereby vouching for him. I know him and have dealt with him many times.
you have purchased gas cards or redcards?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on October 21, 2014, 08:42:18 PM
Neither. I have dono other business with him many times. Some people may not like that he is making a profit on something he's getting for "free". I don't understand that line of thinking at all. He's providing people with a product that is worth money. If the price he is charging is not worth it for you don't buy it. He's not misleading anyone. It's ok for you to make money off if credit cards; but its not ok for him to make money of Target cards? There's a reason people are willing to pay for these cards. To them the price is justified.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 21, 2014, 08:48:38 PM
Neither. I have dono other business with him many times. Some people may not like that he is making a profit on something he's getting for "free". I don't understand that line of thinking at all. He's providing people with a product that is worth money. If the price he is charging is not worth it for you don't buy it. He's not misleading anyone. It's ok for you to make money off if credit cards; but its not ok for him to make money of Target cards? There's a reason people are willing to pay for these cards. To them the price is justified.
i dont think anyone is doubting his trustworthiness as a seller, meaning he will deliver what you pay for etc. what they are questioning is his honesty about actually getting ppl to buy these free things, seems like the strategy is to convince people it's worth paying for by claiming all these people are doing it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 21, 2014, 08:48:57 PM
Approved
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 21, 2014, 10:11:46 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smaxber on October 21, 2014, 10:21:17 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
keep me in mind ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 21, 2014, 10:41:42 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
and me...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 21, 2014, 11:54:26 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now

Uh oh, I better get cracking before he buys all the MD targets out
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 22, 2014, 12:56:13 AM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
+1000 The way it should be!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 22, 2014, 12:57:59 AM
There's a reason people are willing to pay for these cards. To them the price is justified.
Same logic crack dealers use. He is in good company.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on October 22, 2014, 12:59:13 AM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
How many do you plan to get ? Every last one you could find ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 22, 2014, 01:02:58 AM
how are people getting more than one card? I thought you can only activate one card per person a day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smaxber on October 22, 2014, 09:02:00 AM
how are people getting more than one card? I thought you can only activate one card per person a day
Activate one per day.
But can take more than one from store with permission of course
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 09:31:51 AM
Do PA targets have them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ethana on October 22, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
which targets in boston sell them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on October 22, 2014, 09:38:57 AM
Do PA targets have them?
Pittsburgh does.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on October 22, 2014, 09:41:00 AM
Pittsburgh does.

Here's a cool map of REDcard availability:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zaZeFBtuy5B8.kyYIaq26n5m4

Red means they charge $5 fee.
Green means they give the card with no fee.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Redbull3 on October 22, 2014, 10:14:35 AM
Gotta be an easier way
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 22, 2014, 11:30:29 AM
Quote
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now

keep me in mind also please
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 12:00:28 PM
Cant you apply online for one of these? Why does it need to be purchased in store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 22, 2014, 12:05:23 PM
How many do you plan to get ? Every last one you could find ?
as many thy will let me take!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
Pittsburgh does.

How about the philly area?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 22, 2014, 12:07:18 PM
what are the loading limits on the registered card, but permanent card has not come yet?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: koshergourmetmart on October 22, 2014, 12:16:50 PM
I was at target in east hanover, nj and they were signing up people for redcard with a 10% bonus savings instead of 5%
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 22, 2014, 12:31:11 PM
I was at target in east hanover, nj and they were signing up people for redcard with a 10% bonus savings instead of 5%
They had cards on hand?
Cuz according to the website now NJ stores have...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: koshergourmetmart on October 22, 2014, 12:38:15 PM
no not on hand but you can apply for it then and it would be sent to you with the 10% off
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on October 22, 2014, 12:45:14 PM
I was at target in east hanover, nj and they were signing up people for redcard with a 10% bonus savings instead of 5%
for the reloadable red card, or the red card store credit card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jkhein on October 22, 2014, 12:47:45 PM
for the reloadable red card, or the red card store credit card?
obviously
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 22, 2014, 12:48:12 PM
no not on hand but you can apply for it then and it would be sent to you with the 10% off
You sure it's not the red credit card as Yudamaan asked? The website only says you can get a card in store. The target credit card has 5% off standard, and they may have been offering 10% off for signing up for that....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 22, 2014, 01:12:47 PM
Q is the info I punch in when purchasing the card attached the card at all if after I register it to someone else with diff SSN?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: koshergourmetmart on October 22, 2014, 02:08:04 PM
no-it was redcard
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 22, 2014, 02:21:55 PM
Out of all the people I've registered cards for I was flagged to have to send in a copy of my license and social sec card. Unfortunately I don't have the latter available. Here's hoping if I close down this card I can open the next one with no problems.

The rep said it might have been entering diff phone numbers?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 22, 2014, 02:30:56 PM
no-it was redcard
Yes but not likely Amex Redcard.

Regular target recard:
http://www.target.com/redcard/main

Amex redcard
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on October 22, 2014, 02:36:48 PM
keep me in mind ;)
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on October 22, 2014, 02:37:13 PM
no-it was redcard
it definitely was the red card the q. is if it was store credit card or reloadable, they both say red card on them here's the pic of a store credit card. The reloadable card has a amex sign on it and says prepaid
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 22, 2014, 02:45:14 PM
no-it was redcard
you have a pic or scan o fthe app they had people fill out? That may help determine which card it was
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 22, 2014, 02:46:08 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
I'll take one too!  PM incoming when you get back.
Don't know if i have the time or vacation days for a day trip to BWI or PIT.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 22, 2014, 02:50:14 PM
Can u transfer funds from someone else"s bb to my redcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 22, 2014, 02:52:53 PM
Yes but not likely Amex Redcard.

Regular target recard:
http://www.target.com/redcard/main

Amex redcard
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/

Helpful post from FT
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23716963-post363.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23716963-post363.html)
Quote
yes, this is true..there is a Target RedCard that come in 2 forms - credit or debit  ...
see here --> http://www.target.com/redcard/main (http://www.target.com/redcard/main)

also there is the AFT(Amex for Target which has fees)   
see here --> https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/prepaid/american-express-for-target-card.html (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/prepaid/american-express-for-target-card.html)

BUT we are talking about the[COLOR="Red"] RedCard PrePaid Amex Card[/COLOR] = [COLOR="Blue"]no fees[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]!!![/COLOR]
see here --> https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/?ref=sr_shorturl_prepaidredcard (https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/?ref=sr_shorturl_prepaidredcard)

i have used these cards extensively..and [COLOR="Red"]hands down..the RedCard PrePaid Amex Card BLOWS ALL OTHERS OUT OF THE WATER[/COLOR].....most [COLOR="Blue"]LUCRATIVE[/COLOR] way to MS i've ever had the pleasure of doing aside from the notoriously good MINT fiasco of years gone by  ;)  (props to all you who got in on that sweet goodness!!!)   LOL
hths

btw..if you are having trouble locating one or more of these aforementioned gems..please refer to [COLOR="Red"]http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23713529-post344.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23713529-post344.html)post # 344[/COLOR]
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on October 22, 2014, 03:14:41 PM
Any word on if this will be rolled out nationwide?
In the DDMS post Dan said it would be, just wanted to know if that has been confirmed.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 22, 2014, 03:57:23 PM

it definitely was the red card the q. is if it was store credit card or reloadable, they both say red card on them here's the pic of a store credit card. The reloadable card has a amex sign on it and says prepaid
I got that offered to me in store by the cashier... It was for the CC
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 22, 2014, 06:01:33 PM
Out of all the people I've registered cards for I was flagged to have to send in a copy of my license and social sec card. Unfortunately I don't have the latter available. Here's hoping if I close down this card I can open the next one with no problems.

The rep said it might have been entering diff phone numbers?
I had that yesterday too. You can also give them something a few other documents instead ask them to send you the email
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 06:49:30 PM
Why is this better/ different then the AFT?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on October 22, 2014, 07:34:42 PM
Why is this better/ different then the AFT?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 22, 2014, 07:48:37 PM
They say negative publicity is the best advertisement!! Thanks it really helped!!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 07:50:44 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470)
unless im missing something elementary I dont see Dan comparing and contrasting it with AFT
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
They say negative publicity is the best advertisement!! Thanks it really helped!!!

I doubt anyone says that
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 22, 2014, 07:53:19 PM
I doubt anyone says that
The making of a gadol....megillas lester.....etc. etc.   
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 07:55:34 PM
The making of a gadol....megillas lester.....etc. etc.

lord
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: arid on October 22, 2014, 08:17:06 PM
the app for a REDcard®: Target Debit Card asks for alotta info. are we sure there is no credit check to get one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: MC on October 22, 2014, 08:19:11 PM
the app for a REDcard®: Target Debit Card asks for alotta info. are we sure there is no credit check to get one?
This isn't the same card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on October 22, 2014, 08:23:05 PM
Why is this better/ different then the AFT?
Helpful post from FT
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23716963-post363.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23716963-post363.html)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 08:23:42 PM
the app for a REDcard®: Target Debit Card asks for alotta info. are we sure there is no credit check to get one?

The card thats being handeled yetzt is the american express prepaid redcard. This is not a card that can be singed (or signed for that matter) up for online rather only purchased in a participating target store. Uber hub nisht kain moireh i made the same exact mistake.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 22, 2014, 08:26:05 PM


Thanks, so the nafka minah between the prepaid redcard and the AFT seems to be the fees.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 22, 2014, 10:21:18 PM
I have somebody in MD picking up a RedCard for me. Are they meant to activate it? Does that mean it's under their name? Can they take it without activating it? In short...How does it work? :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 23, 2014, 01:25:45 AM
I have somebody in MD picking up a RedCard for me. Are they meant to activate it? Does that mean it's under their name? Can they take it without activating it? In short...How does it work? :)

C'mon dude read the thread. It's all been asked before
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: jsmithj88 on October 23, 2014, 01:27:58 AM
since u can load with CC's and GC's
is it safe to assume AGC's can be loaded as well?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 23, 2014, 07:10:52 AM
http://www.thebreakroom.org/index.php?threads/prepaid-redcards.9382/ read the third part it seems to be that the loading by credit card is not officially supposed to happen the question is if it's a mistake or are they just waiting to get it rolling and then they will block CC's (Chas veshalom).
Also if you read more some of them seem to think you can use it out of target did anyone else know this? Is it true?
ETA: a good point is that no one on those forums is mentioning that people are using it for spending thresholds.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 23, 2014, 07:39:08 AM
http://www.thebreakroom.org/index.php?threads/prepaid-redcards.9382/ read the third part...
They have no idea what they are talking about.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 23, 2014, 07:45:19 AM
http://www.thebreakroom.org/index.php?threads/prepaid-redcards.9382/ read the third part it seems to be that the loading by credit card is not officially supposed to happen the question is if it's a mistake or are they just waiting to get it rolling and then they will block CC's (Chas veshalom).
Also if you read more some of them seem to think you can use it out of target did anyone else know this? Is it true?
ETA: a good point is that no one on those forums is mentioning that people are using it for spending thresholds.
Firstly, that person who mentions the $3.00 load fee is clearly mixing it up with the Amex for target.

And yes, it can be used outside of target because it's just like any other prepaid reloadable card that can be used anywhere. Only loadable via cc at target.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on October 23, 2014, 08:02:02 AM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now

Please have me in mind as well. I would love one. TIA
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SrulyP on October 23, 2014, 09:37:07 AM
Can you open up more than one redcard at a time?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 23, 2014, 09:55:27 AM
Can you open up more than one redcard at a time?
One per social security #.
however, unregistered, you can get more than one. even with using your same ss # at the register. (But per Dan's experience, not on the same day)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 23, 2014, 10:12:09 AM
They say negative publicity is the best advertisement!! Thanks it really helped!!!
I doubt anyone says that
Burger King, Spirit Air
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: gavhaller on October 23, 2014, 10:32:03 AM
If anybody else lives on those areas and would love to help out a fellow MSer pm me. I'll pay for the card,  not a lot lol. But something
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 10:32:19 AM
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.  I'm hoping someone can help me, and maybe this will be useful data point for others.

I purchased the (temporary) card at a MA Target yesterday. $5 fee.  Loaded it with $500 from a Chase CC.  The purchase of the temporary card required them to scan my driver's license, which brought up my name and address.  I entered my real birthdate but entered my social security # off by one digit.  (not sure that was a good or bad idea, but it didn't seem to matter at the time.). 

After I got the card home, I went online to register it.  I entered the card number, the 4-digit security code, and my birthdate.  It found my account, prepopulated with my name, address and birthdate.  I changed all the information to my wife's information.  I got to the end and submitted the information to register.  It gave me the error that "you have a BlueBird account and can't have both."  I then had my wife cancel her BlueBird by phone with the BlueBird agent, and her BlueBird account seems closed (I have checked online, but she never got the email that Dan mentioned he got).  I tried to register it again for her, but it still says she has Blue Bird.

So, I'm wondering if the RedCard is actually seeing MY BlueBird account and preventing the registration on that basis?  It seems unlikely, because I never entered my real Social into RedCard.  I called RedCard people and they say you can't switch information from what is entered in the store...but that flies in the face of what I'm reading online, so I suspect the CSA is wrong.

I may be stuck with this temporary card and need to just unload it and start over with a new RedCard for my wife (having her accompany me to target so they can scan her DL).  I know Dan says he has never had to show ID, but that seems not to be the case in MA.  I wonder what would happen if I said I didn't have a DL?

I hope this is helpful.  If anyone has suggestions, please fire away, but I think I'll just need to start over.
--Zow
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 23, 2014, 10:34:21 AM
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.  I'm hoping someone can help me, and maybe this will be useful data point for others.

I purchased the (temporary) card at a MA Target yesterday. $5 fee.  Loaded it with $500 from a Chase CC.  The purchase of the temporary card required them to scan my driver's license, which brought up my name and address.  I entered my real birthdate but entered my social security # off by one digit.  (not sure that was a good or bad idea, but it didn't seem to matter at the time.). 

After I got the card home, I went online to register it.  I entered the card number, the 4-digit security code, and my birthdate.  It found my account, prepopulated with my name, address and birthdate.  I changed all the information to my wife's information.  I got to the end and submitted the information to register.  It gave me the error that "you have a BlueBird account and can't have both."  I then had my wife cancel her BlueBird by phone with the BlueBird agent, and her BlueBird account seems closed (I have checked online, but she never got the email that Dan mentioned he got).  I tried to register it again for her, but it still says she has Blue Bird.

So, I'm wondering if the RedCard is actually seeing MY BlueBird account and preventing the registration on that basis?  It seems unlikely, because I never entered my real Social into RedCard.  I called RedCard people and they say you can't switch information from what is entered in the store...but that flies in the face of what I'm reading online, so I suspect the CSA is wrong.

I may be stuck with this temporary card and need to just unload it and start over with a new RedCard for my wife (having her accompany me to target so they can scan her DL).  I know Dan says he has never had to show ID, but that seems not to be the case in MA.  I wonder what would happen if I said I didn't have a DL?

I hope this is helpful.  If anyone has suggestions, please fire away, but I think I'll just need to start over.
--Zow
When people were switching from BB to serve I know people were having issues even after closing their BB account, so maybe this is the same type of thing.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on October 23, 2014, 10:37:29 AM
I had that yesterday too. You can also give them something a few other documents instead ask them to send you the email

Just social Sec card or medicare insurance card for that section. Doesn't help me.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jeremiah on October 23, 2014, 10:59:11 AM
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.  I'm hoping someone can help me, and maybe this will be useful data point for others.

I purchased the (temporary) card at a MA Target yesterday. $5 fee.  Loaded it with $500 from a Chase CC.  The purchase of the temporary card required them to scan my driver's license, which brought up my name and address.  I entered my real birthdate but entered my social security # off by one digit.  (not sure that was a good or bad idea, but it didn't seem to matter at the time.). 

After I got the card home, I went online to register it.  I entered the card number, the 4-digit security code, and my birthdate.  It found my account, prepopulated with my name, address and birthdate.  I changed all the information to my wife's information.  I got to the end and submitted the information to register.  It gave me the error that "you have a BlueBird account and can't have both."  I then had my wife cancel her BlueBird by phone with the BlueBird agent, and her BlueBird account seems closed (I have checked online, but she never got the email that Dan mentioned he got).  I tried to register it again for her, but it still says she has Blue Bird.

So, I'm wondering if the RedCard is actually seeing MY BlueBird account and preventing the registration on that basis?  It seems unlikely, because I never entered my real Social into RedCard.  I called RedCard people and they say you can't switch information from what is entered in the store...but that flies in the face of what I'm reading online, so I suspect the CSA is wrong.

I may be stuck with this temporary card and need to just unload it and start over with a new RedCard for my wife (having her accompany me to target so they can scan her DL).  I know Dan says he has never had to show ID, but that seems not to be the case in MA.  I wonder what would happen if I said I didn't have a DL?

I hope this is helpful.  If anyone has suggestions, please fire away, but I think I'll just need to start over.
--Zow
Usually just waiting a bit after canceling BB or just registering it again will do the trick. I have a BB under my name and was able to buy 2 temps and register them for others w/o a problem.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 23, 2014, 11:21:38 AM
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.BlueBird...
--Zow
When people were switching from BB to serve I know people were having issues even after closing their BB account, so maybe this is the same type of thing.
This may help;
The Bluebird/Serve/Red Card system does not allow any phone #/Email to be associated with 2 accounts.
Call BlueBird and ask them to REMOVE the phone # and email from the records (you can tell them why).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 23, 2014, 11:24:46 AM
most of BOS was sold out yest :(

i def would have picked up as many as i can...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: casualchurner on October 23, 2014, 11:24:55 AM
Just got an offer in the mail for AMEX Plat 100K. Was looking at the T&C and in there it said:

"The following charges do NOT count towards the Threshold Amount..........purchases or reloading of prepaid cards."

Does that mean that reloading a REDcard won't count towards the spend threshold??
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on October 23, 2014, 11:49:12 AM
most of BOS was sold out yest :(

i def would have picked up as many as i can...
Don't come back empty handed. A lot of people are relying on you.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 23, 2014, 12:06:46 PM
Don't come back empty handed. A lot of people are relying on you.
i am back... lol. I hd a friend call every target on the list as i drove by a few of them, and a lot of them were out of stock.

was stuck in the airport most of the night. (flight was cancelled, then delayed, then delayed again....) got home at 1 am
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on October 23, 2014, 12:11:16 PM
i am back... lol. I hd a friend call every target on the list as i drove by a few of them, and a lot of them were out of stock.

was stuck in the airport most of the night. (flight was cancelled, then delayed, then delayed again....) got home at 1 am
Did you get anything ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 23, 2014, 12:14:11 PM
Did you get anything ?
no. if i got myself i promise you would have one too then :D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on October 23, 2014, 12:32:07 PM
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.  I'm hoping someone can help me, and maybe this will be useful data point for others.

I purchased the (temporary) card at a MA Target yesterday. $5 fee.  Loaded it with $500 from a Chase CC.  The purchase of the temporary card required them to scan my driver's license, which brought up my name and address.  I entered my real birthdate but entered my social security # off by one digit.  (not sure that was a good or bad idea, but it didn't seem to matter at the time.). 

After I got the card home, I went online to register it.  I entered the card number, the 4-digit security code, and my birthdate.  It found my account, prepopulated with my name, address and birthdate.  I changed all the information to my wife's information.  I got to the end and submitted the information to register.  It gave me the error that "you have a BlueBird account and can't have both."  I then had my wife cancel her BlueBird by phone with the BlueBird agent, and her BlueBird account seems closed (I have checked online, but she never got the email that Dan mentioned he got).  I tried to register it again for her, but it still says she has Blue Bird.

So, I'm wondering if the RedCard is actually seeing MY BlueBird account and preventing the registration on that basis?  It seems unlikely, because I never entered my real Social into RedCard.  I called RedCard people and they say you can't switch information from what is entered in the store...but that flies in the face of what I'm reading online, so I suspect the CSA is wrong.

I may be stuck with this temporary card and need to just unload it and start over with a new RedCard for my wife (having her accompany me to target so they can scan her DL).  I know Dan says he has never had to show ID, but that seems not to be the case in MA.  I wonder what would happen if I said I didn't have a DL?

I hope this is helpful.  If anyone has suggestions, please fire away, but I think I'll just need to start over.
--Zow
Maybe try registering again, but use a different email address (one which isn't associated with any bb or serve account).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 12:42:53 PM
Maybe try registering again, but use a different email address (one which isn't associated with any bb or serve account).
A good suggestion, so I tried, but did not work.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 23, 2014, 12:43:41 PM
they only let me take one, I begged and pleaded to no avail
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 12:47:56 PM
This may help;
The Bluebird/Serve/Red Card system does not allow any phone #/Email to be associated with 2 accounts.
Call BlueBird and ask them to REMOVE the phone # and email from the records (you can tell them why).

Good suggestion, but I am reluctant to call BlueBird myself and need my wife to do it, and she is getting kind of annoyed with me asking her to keep calling! (Shalom bayit must prevail.)

But, I did try to register using novel phone and e-mail, and still no luck, so it must be something related to her BlueBird not being fully closed.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Redbull3 on October 23, 2014, 12:52:26 PM
Good suggestion, but I am reluctant to call BlueBird myself and need my wife to do it, and she is getting kind of annoyed with me asking her to keep calling! (Shalom bayit must prevail.)

But, I did try to register using novel phone and e-mail, and still no luck, so it must be something related to her BlueBird not being fully closed.

I posted this elsewhere, but you can close bluebird online by being logged in and clicking here or copying/pasting this link. I would just go through this process to be sure. https://secure.bluebird.com/Profile/CloseAccount

PS - I can totally relate to the bolded part :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 01:53:58 PM
I posted this elsewhere, but you can close bluebird online by being logged in and clicking here or copying/pasting this link. I would just go through this process to be sure. https://secure.bluebird.com/Profile/CloseAccount

PS - I can totally relate to the bolded part :)

Hi, and thank you.  ;)

The account was already closed , but I tried your trick, and it gave me a dialogue box to confirm I wanted to close it, asked for  reason, and I then proceeded, and got new splash screen saying it's closed (with a  :'(). 

So now back to register the RedCard, but it seems their website is down?

Many thanks.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 23, 2014, 02:39:55 PM
need my wife to do it, and she is getting kind of annoyed with me asking her to keep calling! (Shalom bayit must prevail.)

Your not treating her out with enough of the perks you can get for the miles!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 23, 2014, 03:12:56 PM
I posted this elsewhere, but you can close bluebird online by being logged in and clicking here or copying/pasting this link. I would just go through this process to be sure. https://secure.bluebird.com/Profile/CloseAccount

PS - I can totally relate to the bolded part :)
Seems to work with serve as well just change it to serve https://secure.serve.com/Profile/CloseAccount (https://secure.serve.com/Profile/CloseAccount)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on October 23, 2014, 03:39:35 PM
Anyone care to start a wiki?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 23, 2014, 03:39:54 PM
Anyone care to start a wiki?
Go for it!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 03:43:56 PM
Your not treating her out with enough of the perks you can get for the miles!!
Already planning a trip to Europe next summer and reserved Park Hyatt Paris Vendome for 6 nights with points ... not enough? :-\
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
Hi, and thank you.  ;)

The account was already closed , but I tried your trick, and it gave me a dialogue box to confirm I wanted to close it, asked for  reason, and I then proceeded, and got new splash screen saying it's closed (with a  :'(). 

So now back to register the RedCard, but it seems their website is down?

Many thanks.

Update:
Well, I tried again to register the RedCard, but no dice.  Same message at the end.  Thanks for the help, though.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 23, 2014, 03:52:53 PM
Update:
Well, I tried again to register the RedCard, but no dice.  Same message at the end.  Thanks for the help, though.
Did you PUTPAC the red card number?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 04:39:49 PM
Did you PUTPAC the red card number?

Yes, that was the problem. The CSR said (erroneously?) that I couldn't use wife's info on a temporary card registered to me. (And I can't just yet dump my own Blue Bird.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 23, 2014, 04:43:14 PM
Yes, that was the problem. The CSR said (erroneously?) that I couldn't use wife's info on a temporary card registered to me. (And I can't just yet dump my own Blue Bird.)
Maybe you mentioned and I forgot, but why not reggie in your name?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ah on October 23, 2014, 05:17:04 PM
I'm confused, if someone is getting one from another state, best to get it unactivated or anything or temp activate?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
Maybe you mentioned and I forgot, but why not reggie in your name?
This will sound irrational, I'm sure, but...
I wanted to hang on to my BB for a little while, because I like the check writing. My wife's BB card always seems much buggier when loading GCs in the Walmart ATMs, so I decided to dump her BB account instead of mine. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 23, 2014, 05:32:47 PM
This will sound irrational, I'm sure, but...
I wanted to hang on to my BB for a little while, because I like the check writing. My wife's BB card always seems much buggier when loading GCs in the Walmart ATMs, so I decided to dump her BB account instead of mine.
Huh. Didn't know people used it for the real purpose. I thought everyone just cashed them used them to pay CC and write checks from regular bank. go figure.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 23, 2014, 05:35:50 PM
Huh. Didn't know people used it for the real purpose. I thought everyone just cashed them used them to pay CC and write checks from regular bank. go figure.
I have been of the mind that it's "safer" (less likely to raise BB or CC eyebrows) to pay a non-CC bill than a CC bill with BB. The BB wiki implies that:

"On the BB site, money can be sent to pay bills that don't normally accept CCs (think rent/mortgage, tuition, insurance, car payment, gas bill, even pay your cc bill) or to anyone in the U.S. for free. Use the 'pay and transfer tab'.  Checks sent online this way are delivered within 5 business days. (It may be prudent not to use BB to directly pay the CC on which you purchased the VRs/GCs that funded BB, but, once again, YMMV.)"

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on October 24, 2014, 07:50:47 AM
I'm confused, if someone is getting one from another state, best to get it unactivated or anything or temp activate?

Based on everything I've read in this thread it seems you are better trying to get one that is unactivated if you can.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 24, 2014, 10:54:08 AM
How long did people wait from online registration till card arrival?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 24, 2014, 11:09:42 AM
How long did people wait from online registration till card arrival?
signed up on the 19th.
shipping confirmation on the 21st.
still have not gotten. Maybe today still.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 24, 2014, 12:00:02 PM
Based on everything I've read in this thread it seems you are better trying to get one that is unactivated if you can.

that may not be possible -
I'm on hold now with the 24 hr cs guy in India and he's saying that this card cannot be activated if not done in the store.

I still had the bb card while in Target yesterday, so Redcard didn't go through - but they gave me a new card to bring home and try after I cancelled my bb..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on October 24, 2014, 12:03:04 PM
that may not be possible -
I'm on hold now with the 24 hr cs and he's saying that this card cannot be activated if not done in the store.

I still had my bb card when I was in Target, so it didn't go through - but they gave me one to bring home and try after cancelled bb..

As far as I understand you DO have to activate in a store, but it doesn't have to be in the same store you picked it up from. Again I haven't done any of this but based on what I've read in this thread that was my understanding.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 24, 2014, 12:11:53 PM
As far as I understand you DO have to activate in a store, but it doesn't have to be in the same store you picked it up from. Again I haven't done any of this but based on what I've read in this thread that was my understanding.
Also, iinm, you can buy and activate in store,  then cancel bb, then register at home
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 24, 2014, 12:22:17 PM
As far as I understand you DO have to activate in a store, but it doesn't have to be in the same store you picked it up from. Again I haven't done any of this but based on what I've read in this thread that was my understanding.

Agree - I was responding to this where he says it's better unactivated:

Based on everything I've read in this thread it seems you are better trying to get one that is unactivated if you can.

 the cs guy is insisting there there is no such thing as a $0 purchase price and that it has to be paid for and activated first in Target up to $500 and then register for permanent card.
It can be loaded up to $1500 for the temp card and he says it can be loaded with cash for up to $100K/yr with the perm card. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on October 24, 2014, 12:22:33 PM
Agree - I was responding to this where he says it's better unactivated:

When I said it's better to get it unactivated it was in response to the question:

I'm confused, if someone is getting one from another state, best to get it unactivated or anything or temp activate?

My point was that when getting one from a different state it's better to get it unactivated and then go to your local target and activate it yourself.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 24, 2014, 12:24:24 PM
My point was that when getting one from a different state it's better to get it unactivated and then go to your local target and activate it yourself.

yes to activate it has to be in a Target (bb can be done online).  prob has to be in a participating target.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on October 24, 2014, 12:28:53 PM
yes to activate it has to be in a Target (bb can be done online).  prob has to be in a participating target.

Again I've never done it but I read in this thread that somoene was able to activate it in a Target in NJ (so a non participating one). That's why it makes sense for someone to pick one up in a participating target for you (unactivated) and then you can take care of the rest yourself.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 24, 2014, 01:02:49 PM
Again I've never done it but I read in this thread that somoene was able to activate it in a Target in NJ (so a non participating one). That's why it makes sense for someone to pick one up in a participating target for you (unactivated) and then you can take care of the rest yourself.
+1
Many reports are that ANY target can activate it. Even those that do not sell the cards themselves.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 25, 2014, 11:39:57 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
you can PM me now i have some extra cards to give out
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 25, 2014, 11:43:52 PM
you can PM me now i have some extra cards to give out
Are they all gone?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 25, 2014, 11:44:43 PM
Are they all gone?
not yet
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 25, 2014, 11:46:15 PM
not yet
I thought they would all be gone the minute you posted.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 26, 2014, 12:43:14 AM
signed up on the 19th.
shipping confirmation on the 21st.
still have not gotten. Maybe today still.
came earlier today, the 25h.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 26, 2014, 02:24:04 PM
Hi I just opened a red card in Baltimore (where its free) and loaded it with $500, then went home and registered it, I then went back tried 1,500, but it was to small  :-P, so I did $1,000
Than came back today. And the same message came up with the 1,500 but when they tried and other amount, it says can't process.. Contact csc...
Than I called costumer service, they said I can only add 1,000 b4 I get my real card..
Anyone know what's going on?
Is it my card or the location?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 26, 2014, 03:16:38 PM
Hi I just opened a red card in Baltimore (where its free) and loaded it with $500, then went home and registered it, I then went back tried 1,500, but it was to small  :-P, so I did $1,000
Than came back today. And the same message came up with the 1,500 but when they tried and other amount, it says can't process.. Contact csc...
Than I called costumer service, they said I can only add 1,000 b4 I get my real card..
Anyone know what's going on?
Is it my card or the location?
Until you get the perm card you can load another 1000 but only 500 at a time
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 26, 2014, 03:22:48 PM
Until you get the perm card you can load another 1000 but only 500 at a time
Actually, I was able to do the 1000 in one transaction
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 26, 2014, 06:37:51 PM
Just went to a target in NJ with my activated redcard and loaded it with 1000$ without any problem and then pulled out 400$ from ATM.
Wouldn't let me draw more because of the daily limit
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 26, 2014, 06:41:39 PM
Just tried to create account after buying a temp card . Did something funny and it says that they will send me an email to complete registration with some questions. 9hrs later still no email. Is that normal?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 26, 2014, 06:44:31 PM
Just tried to create account after buying a temp card . Did something funny and it says that they will send me an email to complete registration with some questions. 9hrs later still no email. Is that normal?
Did to try again to register on line?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 26, 2014, 07:30:07 PM
Just tried to create account after buying a temp card . Did something funny and it says that they will send me an email to complete registration with some questions. 9hrs later still no email. Is that normal?
Yes call the number at the back of the card they will probably tell you to upload a image of your SS card and your drivers license
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 26, 2014, 10:43:42 PM
Can this only be registered with a drivers license?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: eliezer on October 26, 2014, 11:21:58 PM
anyone know if you can register the prepaid redcard in targets "take charge of education" program where they give 1% of you purchase to the school of you choice?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on October 26, 2014, 11:27:54 PM
going to MD this weekend hope to stock up if ill have any left ill post here and will be giving them out for free! please don't PM me now
sold out wherever want them from nyc area should consider taking a trip to Boston or MD targets in MD had loads of them its not that far away just about 120 min from central jersey good luck   
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 26, 2014, 11:29:48 PM
And they are free in MD
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: eliezer on October 26, 2014, 11:35:50 PM
my target store is classified as grocery/supermarket (at least with visa). will loading the prepaid card with a amex blue cash get me 6%?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 26, 2014, 11:41:41 PM
Can this only be registered with a drivers license?

when I called and asked if a 19 yr old doesn't have a license but he has a passport,
they said that will work for Target. They just swiped my license when I went last week but the cs said that they may need to manually enter the info from a passport or a gov't issued ID.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 26, 2014, 11:43:45 PM
Can this only be registered with a drivers license?
when you purchase it it prompts for a DL. But when you register it, you can use any name , birthday and SS#.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 26, 2014, 11:45:15 PM
when you purchase it it prompts for a DL. But when you register it, you can use any name , birthday and SS#.

true he wrote 'registering', however maybe avrumy22 was referring to buying the card in target with a DL in the first place.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 26, 2014, 11:52:52 PM
true he wrote 'registering', however maybe avrumy22 was referring to buying the card in target with a DL in the first place.

I guess ill temp load it with my info and then plug in the other person at home  :D

seems from other ppl here (and DDMS) that it works.

thanks all
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 26, 2014, 11:55:18 PM
I guess ill temp load it with my info and then plug in the other person at home  :D

seems from other ppl here (and DDMS) that it works.

thanks all

it works, but the question is how far we can get if we still have a bb acct. Do they know it when scanning in target?
not only did I have to cancel my bb acct, i needed to send out the $3 remaining balance and that had to first be accepted/withdrawn before the bb could be cancelled.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 26, 2014, 11:57:39 PM
I purchased it while having an active Serve acct. Went home and registered it in someone elser's name. More than once.
So did Dan IIRC.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 26, 2014, 11:58:21 PM
it works, but the question is how far we can get if we still have a bb acct. Do they know it when scanning in target?
not only did I have to cancel my bb acct, i needed to send out the $3 remaining balance and that had to first be accepted/withdrawn before the bb could be cancelled.
You can get and load with $500 while you have a bb
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 27, 2014, 12:00:18 AM
You can get and load with $500 while you have a bb
From T&C or T&E (trial and error)?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 27, 2014, 12:01:50 AM
Trial-no error. My experience with open Serve accts.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 27, 2014, 12:02:48 AM
You can get and load with $500 while you have a bb
that's good. so your acct showed a $500 balance when you registered it online? And then at home you could write in the other person -- that's good. let's pray that they keep the cc loads alive.


Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on October 27, 2014, 12:03:03 AM
Trial-no error. My experience with open Serve accts.
:)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 12:03:26 AM
From T&C or T&E (trial and error)?
Well I guess T&E as that's what I did,
But based on how it works, they don't know what you have when you buy..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 27, 2014, 12:04:50 AM
my target store is classified as grocery/supermarket (at least with visa). will loading the prepaid card with a amex blue cash get me 6%?
which target?
YMMV
Also be careful now with that card, as many people are getting shut down...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BigDanFan on October 27, 2014, 12:05:24 AM
Well I guess T&E as that's what I did,
But based on how it works, they don't know what you have when you buy..
but they know when you register, right? Even the cell # and email. because I entered 2 emails that they already had in the Amex system.
Needed to make a 3rd (new email) when I registered the card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 12:06:45 AM
that's good. so your acct showed a $500 balance when you registered it online? And then at home you could write in the other person -- that's good. let's pray that they keep the cc loads alive.
Yes, and you can even buy (on your name) and load $500 while you're already registered for red card,
The question is, how do you pull out the 500 if you can't register it to you own name..?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 27, 2014, 12:06:55 AM
My experience has been that you need an email not in amex system. I think phone # can be a duplicate.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 12:07:54 AM
but they know when you register, right? Even the cell # and email. because I entered 2 emails that they already had in the Amex system.
Needed to make a 3rd (new email) when I registered the card.
When your register on line that is..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 27, 2014, 12:10:10 AM
which target?
YMMV
Also be careful now with that card, as many people are getting shut down...
AFAIK not - amex codes things differently than Visa does
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: eliezer on October 27, 2014, 12:10:33 AM
which target?
YMMV
Also be careful now with that card, as many people are getting shut down...
brick nj
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 27, 2014, 12:15:50 AM
Q. If I use my SPG for reloading my redcard will amex close my SPG? Or more is there a big chance they will?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 27, 2014, 12:18:54 AM
Q. If I use my SPG for reloading my redcard will amex close my SPG? Or more is there a big chance they will?
Nobody got shut YET because of that, so none knows...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 27, 2014, 12:44:01 AM
Nobody got shut YET because of that, so none knows...
Ok that I'd why I added on the second part of the q. In cases of other GC's were there such problems?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on October 27, 2014, 01:26:16 AM
AFAIK not - amex codes things differently than Visa does

+1 Amex does not code Target as a grocery.

brick nj
Personal experience there.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 27, 2014, 02:52:21 AM
Ok that I'd why I added on the second part of the q. In cases of other GC's were there such problems?
All amex or any cc sees is target. They don't see what your purchases actually are. Don't see how it's an issue. I never heard of anyone getting shutdown for the vr purchases at cvs, at least once they established a pattern of spending there ... Cmiiaw
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 27, 2014, 08:59:14 AM
anyone have an extra one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 08:59:27 AM
Does anyone know, does it go by 'billing cycle, or calender month'?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 27, 2014, 09:01:19 AM
Does anyone know, does it go by 'billing cycle, or calender month'?
Please define "it".
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 09:10:30 AM
Please define "it".
The amount one can load onto the card ($5,000 a month)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 27, 2014, 09:11:13 AM
The amount one can load onto the card ($5,000 a month)
Calendar month.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Joe4007 on October 27, 2014, 09:30:46 AM
All amex or any cc sees is target. They don't see what your purchases actually are.
I don't think that's true. Sometimes it even reflects on your statements.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 27, 2014, 09:32:52 AM
I don't think that's true. Sometimes it even reflects on your statements.
Only when they get level 3 data.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 27, 2014, 09:33:17 AM
I don't think that's true. Sometimes it even reflects on your statements.

If I reload a card and get groceries and school supplies, your telling me that you believe the CC companies can see everything I bought?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Joe4007 on October 27, 2014, 09:33:56 AM
Only when they get level 3 data.
Not sure what level 3 data is, but why wouldn't they get that from Target?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 27, 2014, 09:35:49 AM
If I reload a card and get groceries and school supplies, your telling me that you believe the CC companies can see everything I bought?
Sometimes yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 27, 2014, 09:38:49 AM
http://usa.visa.com/large-organization/program-management/intellilink/enhanced-data.jsp
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 27, 2014, 11:03:39 AM
Starting DEC 1, credit card load will not be allowed.

(HT: FT)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-31.html#post23742129
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DP7 on October 27, 2014, 11:07:52 AM
Starting DEC 1, credit card load will not be allowed.

(HT: FT)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-31.html#post23742129

Guy has one post there.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 27, 2014, 11:09:38 AM
Guy has one post there.

 ??? ???

I just registered my card and got nervous for a sec.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 27, 2014, 11:16:24 AM
??? ???

I just registered my card and got nervous for a sec.
It is only a matter of time... Cc loading is not sustainable
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 11:37:52 AM
It is only a matter of time... Cc loading is not sustainable
agreed. let's keep this off of DDMS.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on October 27, 2014, 11:43:09 AM
Starting DEC 1, credit card load will not be allowed.

(HT: FT)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-31.html#post23742129

debit will be fine though. Right?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 11:59:02 AM
I don't think that's true. Sometimes it even reflects on your statements.
there are 2 stages here. The first stage of the temp card is swiped at purchase - imo, even an spg swipe should be 'normal' as it's a reg target purchase.

Once there are subsequent reloads and/or the permanent card comes, then it may pay to be more cautious. Perhaps the charges will be tracked differently.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 27, 2014, 01:00:43 PM
Lady at target told me she had about a dozen ppl come in with these cards and everyone kne how to use them better then the store employees!! I just smiled. She said "see u tomorrow ".

Alol 8)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Buruch on October 27, 2014, 01:07:18 PM
agreed. let's keep this off of DDMS.

Dan already posted it. But if you mean not to post when it's available in NY...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 01:09:19 PM
Dan already posted it. But if you mean not to post when it's available in NY...
+1 Yes.
Because of this:
Lady at target told me she had about a dozen ppl came in with these cards and everyone knew how to use them better than the store employees!! I just smiled. She said "see u tomorrow ".
Alol 8)

...as long as WM and Target don't speak to each other, hopefully we can get a couple months out of this once our perm cards come in the mail.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Buruch on October 27, 2014, 01:11:12 PM
You got one in CA, or ordered from someone?  Trying to find a CA location
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 01:36:11 PM
You got one in CA, or ordered from someone?  Trying to find a CA location
got some free cards -- loaded one elsewhere. Will try another ID/card that has current bb acct and see if it will switch over online.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 27, 2014, 02:07:54 PM
They charge for the card based on what the package says, I loaded 2 in the same store one said $5 and cost me $5 the other said $0 and I got it free.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on October 27, 2014, 02:11:08 PM

Starting DEC 1, credit card load will not be allowed.

(HT: FT)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-31.html#post23742129
How accurate is this?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 27, 2014, 02:30:53 PM
How accurate is this?
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being least accurate I'd say 0.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 27, 2014, 02:32:05 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being least accurate I'd say 0.
The question is though, did you tweet it? :P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 02:52:03 PM
Starting DEC 1, credit card load will not be allowed.

(HT: FT)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-31.html#post23742129
Does that mean it will be available in new York starting Dec 1st?   :P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 27, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
How accurate is this?
The guy is most prob guessing.. However he is prob right that they are monitoring and will eventually close it down.
Im assuming CC will be closed first but GC will still work for some time until...
My 2 cents - Im allowed..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 27, 2014, 03:05:25 PM
Honestly, I think all of us on the forums have a heightened sense of how important we are. Sure if a story makes i to DDMS and to the other blogs it MAY get attention, bur I highly doubt the CC companies are actively monitoring any of the forums.  They know what we know, they know about churning, and for whatever reason they decide to add new methods of it. If and when it goes away it will not be because there's a 200 page thread on FT or here. It will be because they make a business decision to end it. There are at the absolute highest maybe 1,000 dedicated mile earners here (probably less than 200, but im being generous), and maybe 10X that on FT and other sites.  They don't really care what we do when posting online. If it loses them real money then they'll change it, but not because they are reading all our posts.

My 2 cents...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 27, 2014, 03:18:55 PM
Honestly, I think all of us on the forums have a heightened sense of how important we are. Sure if a story makes i to DDMS and to the other blogs it MAY get attention, bur I highly doubt the CC companies are actively monitoring any of the forums.  They know what we know, they know about churning, and for whatever reason they decide to add new methods of it. If and when it goes away it will not be because there's a 200 page thread on FT or here. It will be because they make a business decision to end it. There are at the absolute highest maybe 1,000 dedicated mile earners here (probably less than 200, but im being generous), and maybe 10X that on FT and other sites.  They don't really care what we do when posting online. If it loses them real money then they'll change it, but not because they are reading all our posts.

My 2 cents...
Fm blogs about this almost every day... People know about it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 27, 2014, 03:22:55 PM
The universe of people reading the blogs compared to the target universe of these products is very small. There is obviously money in it (at least short term) otherwise AMEX would not constantly come out with new versions of these prepaids.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 03:27:28 PM
The universe of people reading the blogs compared to the target universe of these products is very small. There is obviously money in it (at least short term) otherwise AMEX would not constantly come out with new versions of these prepaids.

imo, it's more about the manner in which the target employees regard the new 5X/ week traffic and how the customers go about that business.

If it's "us" pros who have been doing this at WM for years and casual, than it's all fine.. but if it's a new DDMS post with a crowd that bombards cs and asks a zillion questions with 1,000 gcs then it will get up to management too fast....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: moshe28 on October 27, 2014, 04:18:02 PM
I am confused as I was in a target in NYC on Saturday night and the cashier was asking if anybody wanted to open a Redcard.  I told her I only wanted the Redcard debit card and she insisted several times that the debit card was also available.  You just need to bring a voided check wirh you from you bank account to open it..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 27, 2014, 04:19:01 PM
I am confused as I was in a target in NYC on Saturday night and the cashier was asking if anybody wanted to open a Redcard.  I told her I only wanted the Redcard debit card and she insisted several times that the debit card was also available.  You just need to bring a voided check wirh you from you bank account to open it..
The Debit card is not the Prepaid card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: moshe28 on October 27, 2014, 04:19:43 PM
Oh...thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 27, 2014, 04:22:21 PM
The Debit card is not the Prepaid card

correct. They have 3 similar red target types that look the same all near the register together with their gcs, so you need to look to see the work "prepaid".
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 27, 2014, 04:22:34 PM
Oh...thanks
NP
IMO, it wasn't so smart of target to have 3 products with the same name (credit card, debit card, prepaid card). But I don't work there, so...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 27, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
NP
IMO, it wasn't so smart of target to have 3 products with the same name (credit card, debit card, prepaid card). But I don't work there, so...

They also have an AMEX for Target prepaid which is not it either.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 27, 2014, 06:27:17 PM
They also have an AMEX for Target prepaid which is not it either.
In case it wasn't confusing enough...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 07:03:51 PM
In case it wasn't confusing enough...
That's also why the workers don't know how it works, and why we need to tell them...
The workers think it's all the same..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on October 27, 2014, 07:11:39 PM
That's also why the workers don't know how it works, and why we need to tell them...
The workers think it's all the same..
What do you tell them re: how to activate/load it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 07:14:20 PM
What do you tell them re: how to activate/load it?
Basically.
What's the minimum/maximum...
Which card you actually want (don't let them give you a Amex gc)..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 08:31:02 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 27, 2014, 09:35:25 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?
Funky
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 27, 2014, 09:59:22 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?
Try and let us know.. on the small chance
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 27, 2014, 10:01:04 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?
risk of CA? Maybe the red DC..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: gavhaller on October 27, 2014, 10:01:41 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?

That's hysterical.  I love this game.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on October 27, 2014, 10:01:51 PM
risk of CA? Maybe the red DC..
fees?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sawlw on October 27, 2014, 10:14:02 PM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?
it says in big bold RED letters on the screen. "can not be funded with target red card"
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 10:15:39 PM
it says in big bold RED letters on the screen. "can not be funded with target red card"
If I remember correctly, it said gift cards...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 27, 2014, 10:41:01 PM
it says in big bold RED letters on the screen. "can not be funded with target red card"
Since when does what something say stop things from working...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 10:43:54 PM
Since when does what something say stop things from working...
True, it also doesn't say one can use a regular credit card.. It only says debit...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 27, 2014, 10:45:25 PM
it says in big bold RED letters on the screen. "can not be funded with target red card"
Why would it say that, if it only says you can use debit, doesn't really mention credit..?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 28, 2014, 08:28:23 AM
Does the initial 500 load, and loads made on the temp card go towards the $5000 monthly limit?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 28, 2014, 08:36:51 AM
Does the initial 500 load, and loads made on the temp card go towards the $5000 monthly limit?
FWIU, the initial 500 does not, but subsequent loads on the temp card do.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 28, 2014, 08:39:18 AM
Thanks. Anybody have some 'datapoints' on this? I'm trying not to annoy the cashiers.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 08:39:47 AM
FWIU, the initial 500 does not, but subsequent loads on the temp card do.
Correct
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on October 28, 2014, 10:37:08 AM
If I remember correctly, it said gift cards...
Correct, it says cannot be funded with Target Gift Card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on October 28, 2014, 10:38:24 AM
Did anyone try loading the prepaid red from a red credit card and getting 5% off? As in only paying $950 for the $1,000?

Didn't work with Amex Target prepaid (old one) so it probably won't work for this either.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 10:44:11 AM
Lady at target told me she had about a dozen ppl come in with these cards and everyone kne how to use them better then the store employees!! I just smiled. She said "see u tomorrow ".

Alol 8)
I was loading this morning in a store that actually sells them (and the racks were full ) and the lady at customer service thought only 500 could be loaded, so I told her that 1000 works
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 28, 2014, 10:44:36 AM
Didn't work with Amex Target prepaid (old one) so it probably won't work for this either.
it may, in this case, with the initial prepaid purchase because it comes up as a purchase alongside my regular target purchases at the cashier.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 28, 2014, 11:56:54 AM
can I use the Serve app to access my target prepaid account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 28, 2014, 12:08:32 PM
can I use the Serve app to access my target prepaid account?
i was not able to.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 28, 2014, 12:10:29 PM
i was not able to.
neither was I, just wanted to make sure it wasn't just me
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on October 28, 2014, 12:37:02 PM
Thanks. Anybody have some 'datapoints' on this? I'm trying not to annoy the cashiers.

http://t.co/Rcr0NwkoMA/s/eRcJ

Quote
The permanent REDcard had been funded with $500 initially, $1,000 on Wednesday after being registered, and $2,500 last night when the permanent version came. Today I was able to load it with another $1,500 in 2 transactions, bringing the total load to $5,500. The initial load didn’t count towards the $5K monthly limit,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on October 28, 2014, 01:31:29 PM
Just wanted to point out, that if you are using GC's to load please enter the PIN and use as debit.
The less it costs Target the longer this might last.

(Debit transactions are significantly cheaper than credit)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 28, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Thanks for your application! However, we need additional information from you before we can approve your Account. Please check your email for further instructions. Don’t forget to check your spam folder.

If you have a Temporary Card, you can check your balance.


anyone have this?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 02:08:46 PM
Thanks for your application! However, we need additional information from you before we can approve your Account. Please check your email for further instructions. Don’t forget to check your spam folder.

If you have a Temporary Card, you can check your balance.


anyone have this?
What application?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: davidd75 on October 28, 2014, 02:19:36 PM
anybody have an idea when this card will be offered in NJ/NY
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 28, 2014, 02:23:53 PM
What application?

When i tried to register my temp card online this is what came up
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 28, 2014, 02:44:48 PM
When i tried to register my temp card online this is what came up
Same, called in and they sent to a new email. My wife got an error that she has serve opened even though I closed it a week ago.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on October 28, 2014, 03:23:04 PM
Same, called in and they sent to a new email. My wife got an error that she has serve opened even though I closed it a week ago.
Use new email.  maybe phone #, too.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 28, 2014, 03:39:59 PM
Same, called in and they sent to a new email. My wife got an error that she has serve opened even though I closed it a week ago.

They are requesting a copy of my ID.

btw heres the direct number to get your account verified 8005554318.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 28, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
They are requesting a copy of my ID.

btw heres the direct number to get your account verified 8005554318.
Got the same it's easy call them get them to send the email right away then upload the Id images right away and call them after 20 minutes they approved me right away
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 28, 2014, 07:37:18 PM
Gonna send my mil into target to get me 1. What's easiest way to describe this card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 28, 2014, 07:41:32 PM
Gonna send my mil into target to get me 1. What's easiest way to describe this card?
Give her a picture.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 07:41:40 PM
Gonna send my mil into target to get me 1. What's easiest way to describe this card?
Picture
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 28, 2014, 07:42:38 PM
Picture
Is there an echo in here?  :P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 28, 2014, 07:44:20 PM
Gonna send my mil into target to get me 1. What's easiest way to describe this card?

Needs to say "Prepaid REDcard",
and has 2 circles (a red and a blue) on the bottom of that.  eta: large pic, in case she needs glasses. just found the link online.
Looks like this: http://pointspinnacle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_1447.jpg (some say $0 purchase fee)
(http://pointspinnacle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_1447.jpg)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 28, 2014, 07:51:14 PM
Awesome! Thanks. Hope she don't mind giving her ss
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 07:51:33 PM
Is there an echo in here?  :P
Great minds think alike
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on October 28, 2014, 08:02:33 PM
What's the max load on a temporary card not including the initial $500?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 28, 2014, 08:04:26 PM
What's the max load on a temporary card not including the initial $500?
after registering the card, $1000
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on October 28, 2014, 08:05:06 PM
after registering the card, $1000
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 28, 2014, 08:25:14 PM
A paper application has to be filled out in store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 28, 2014, 08:36:21 PM
A paper application has to be filled out in store?

nope. they scan your id and the info pops up. plus u need to enter ur ss
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 28, 2014, 08:57:06 PM
Issues loading tonight in Brick. Cashier didn't look to happy to do it and then when it got an error half way through he was bugging. Then manager came over and asked where I got it, I said online she loaded after with no problem.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 28, 2014, 08:57:57 PM
Issues loading tonight in Brick. Cashier didn't look to happy to do it and then when it got an error half way through he was bugging. Then manager came over and asked where I got it, I said online she loaded after with no problem.
Here we go.... Soon it will be like Walmart
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 28, 2014, 10:32:38 PM
Found a allpoint ATM near my house worked like a charm
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 28, 2014, 10:54:33 PM
To add $ from a CC?
No to withdraw
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 28, 2014, 10:57:30 PM
No to withdraw
funny. I used an atm at target with no issue, but at another target, it wanted to charge me a fee. Like 2.50.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 28, 2014, 11:03:25 PM
funny. I used an atm at target with no issue, but at another target, it wanted to charge me a fee. Like 2.50.
Needs to be a allpoint ATM
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 28, 2014, 11:20:17 PM
To add $ from a CC?
To withdraw miles.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on October 29, 2014, 12:53:05 AM
If I add someone for a sub account on my server account, can that person register for the red card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 29, 2014, 12:56:37 AM
If I add someone for a sub account on my server account, can that person register for the red card?
Yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on October 29, 2014, 09:09:46 AM
funny. I used an atm at target with no issue, but at another target, it wanted to charge me a fee. Like 2.50.
Doesn't make sense. They write that card won't work for out of network ATMs and in network is free.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:41:48 AM
Doesn't make sense. They write that card won't work for out of network ATMs and in network is free.

As evidenced by other instances, what they write and what we've seen are two different realities.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 10:22:41 AM
Got 2 prepaids last weekend, went to target in NY saturday night and tried to load both in the same transaction. They charged me for both (only did $25) but then receipt printed saying one could not be activated. I see the charge for both on my account. I then registered the first online, but waited on the second one. I then lost it the next day (hopefully somewhere in my house, and not thrown out). I called the 855 number and they said if I give them the card number and fax them my license they can activate it, but I would need the actual temp card. Am I truly stuck and out the cash, or does anyone have any thoughts on how to recover or transfer it?
Would a dispute work with the CC company if I send them the receipt showing that it did not activate?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 29, 2014, 10:40:47 AM
funny. I used an atm at target with no issue, but at another target, it wanted to charge me a fee. Like 2.50.
Here's the picture. I dont want to make them crazy, so i just left. I think these things will work themselves out.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 29, 2014, 11:57:33 AM
Got 2 prepaids last weekend, went to target in NY saturday night and tried to load both in the same transaction. They charged me for both (only did $25) but then receipt printed saying one could not be activated. I see the charge for both on my account. I then registered the first online, but waited on the second one. I then lost it the next day (hopefully somewhere in my house, and not thrown out). I called the 855 number and they said if I give them the card number and fax them my license they can activate it, but I would need the actual temp card. Am I truly stuck and out the cash, or does anyone have any thoughts on how to recover or transfer it?
Would a dispute work with the CC company if I send them the receipt showing that it did not activate?

wow
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on October 29, 2014, 03:10:11 PM
Can you change the name and social from the initial setup?
If you can not, will they give you issues loading from a credit card with a different name? Paying a credit card with a different name?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 29, 2014, 03:11:17 PM
Can you change the name and social from the initial setup?
Yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SearchGuy on October 29, 2014, 03:23:30 PM
Yes
Are you sure? cuz I know someone who have had issues
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 03:28:07 PM
Any idea when the red card will be available in Brooklyn stores?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 03:30:49 PM
Are you sure? cuz I know someone who have had issues
You can.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SearchGuy on October 29, 2014, 03:31:07 PM
Any idea when the red card will be available in Brooklyn stores?
$1000000 question
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on October 29, 2014, 03:31:30 PM
Are you sure? cuz I know someone who have had issues
Yes, did it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 03:33:26 PM
$1000000 question
Planing to go to Florida   it's available over there?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SearchGuy on October 29, 2014, 03:52:25 PM
Planing to go to Florida   it's available over there?
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/faqs/
check here

What retailers sell the Prepaid REDcard?

Target Prepaid REDcard is sold exclusively at participating Target store locations. Click here to find the locations nearest you
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 04:29:02 PM
Here's a cool map of REDcard availability:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zaZeFBtuy5B8.kyYIaq26n5m4

Red means they charge $5 fee.
Green means they give the card with no fee.
Not sure when this is as of, but if it's updated, it's a good map. I'll throw it in the wiki
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 29, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
Any idea when the red card will be available in Brooklyn stores?
Hopefully 2-3 years
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 29, 2014, 07:06:16 PM
Well, Target ATM that was working last week is now broken. Now, most of us dont use the ATM for MS...but just an observation.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 29, 2014, 07:22:25 PM
Hopefully 2-3 years
Antisemite.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 07:36:49 PM
Well, Target ATM that was working last week is now broken. Now, most of us dont use the ATM for MS...but just an observation.

how are the cashiers? (you already got your permanent card?)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 07:49:02 PM
If anyone is really desperate for a card you can go on eBay there are available the red card from amex for about $60
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 07:54:29 PM
 >:( :( >:(

Hello @@@@

Thank you for your recent registration for a Target Prepaid REDcard® Account.

In order for us to complete your registration, we need to verify your identity. If you have not already uploaded your Social Security Documentation and Picture ID during the registration process, please help us verify your identity by sending a readable copy of the following documents:

•   Social Security Documentation (must clearly show full 9 digit Social Security Number). Choose 1 of the following options:
            ◦   Social Security Card, OR
            ◦   A Medicare insurance card

Plus...

•   Picture ID
            ◦   A valid driver's license card OR
            ◦   A valid state issued ID OR
            ◦   A valid United States Government ID Card (e.g. Green Card) OR
            ◦   A valid United States Passport (photo page only)

For your convenience, this document can be sent in one of the following two ways:

Secure Document Upload:
You can securely send your document using your phone, digital camera or scanner by:
            1.   Clicking here
            2.   Signing in with your account credentials and
            3.   Uploading your document
OR Fax:
Fax your document to 1-855-415-7125.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Account Protection Services at 1-800-555-4318.

Thanks,

Target Prepaid REDcard by American Express
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 08:12:36 PM
Do you already have Bluebird? Bec. they talked about verification on the phone, and that it would take 10 days to complete, but I told them that I'll just cancel and go to Target for a new one --  much quicker than 10 days.

not my issue... dont have one of the documents they need.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bzam99 on October 29, 2014, 08:59:31 PM
I am trying to load $$ onto my redcard from a credit card at home. It says it only works with a debit card.

1 Is that what everybody else is finding?
2 How do you get points charging a debit card?
3 Is a gift card considered a debit or a credit card? It would not allow me to load my card with a gift card either.
4 Can I charge a credit card in a store?

Thanks!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 09:11:38 PM


I am trying to load $$ onto my redcard from a credit card at home. It says it only works with a debit card.

1 Is that what everybody else is finding?
2 How do you get points charging a debit card?
3 Is a gift card considered a debit or a credit card? It would not allow me to load my card with a gift card either.
4 Can I charge a credit card in a store?

Thanks!!

1. Yes
2. You don't
3.not sure
4.yes. That's the only way to load with a cc. At a cashier. Read the ddms post.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 29, 2014, 09:13:20 PM
>:( :( >:(

Hello @@@@

Thank you for your recent registration for a Target Prepaid REDcard® Account.

In order for us to complete your registration, we need to verify your identity. If you have not already uploaded your Social Security Documentation and Picture ID during the registration process, please help us verify your identity by sending a readable copy of the following documents:

•   Social Security Documentation (must clearly show full 9 digit Social Security Number). Choose 1 of the following options:
            ◦   Social Security Card, OR
            ◦   A Medicare insurance card

Plus...

•   Picture ID
            ◦   A valid driver's license card OR
            ◦   A valid state issued ID OR
            ◦   A valid United States Government ID Card (e.g. Green Card) OR
            ◦   A valid United States Passport (photo page only)

For your convenience, this document can be sent in one of the following two ways:

Secure Document Upload:
You can securely send your document using your phone, digital camera or scanner by:
            1.   Clicking here
            2.   Signing in with your account credentials and
            3.   Uploading your document
OR Fax:
Fax your document to 1-855-415-7125.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Account Protection Services at 1-800-555-4318.

Thanks,

Target Prepaid REDcard by American Express
Got this too. Upload what they want and call them 20 minutes later they will approve it right away
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:14:38 PM
Got this too. Upload what they want and call them 20 minutes later they will approve it right away

he said he's missing a doc.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 09:27:04 PM
he said he's missing a doc.

All i have is a passport. No ss card. It says I need both.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:28:17 PM
All i have is a passport. No ss card. It says I need both.

did you enter in a SS# at target? (I think it was mandatory when I did it)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 09:33:53 PM
did you enter in a SS# at target? (I think it was mandatory when I did it)

Yes but now they want a copy of the card....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 09:33:59 PM
I can get a target card from someone.  So I want to know when I get one where can I activate it?  Online, or I have to go down at a location?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 09:36:53 PM
I can get a target card from someone.  So I want to know when I get one where can I activate it?  Online, or I have to go down at a location?

WIKI
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 09:38:30 PM
What is WIKI?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:38:38 PM
I can get a target card from someone.  So I want to know when I get one where can I activate it?  Online, or I have to go down at a location?

i don't see your answer in the wiki -- It seems that people who were sent cards were able to bring them to a Target and activate them via cc at a non-participating location.. YMMV...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 09:40:36 PM
So to activate the card I definitely have to go down to a target location?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:43:38 PM
So to activate the card I definitely have to go down to a target location?

yes, that makes your temporary card active (that's where the REDcard originates --- IN the store. So, in reality it's not a separate trip...) Charge up to $500 via cc.

Then, you go home and register online with the 15 digit number. The permanent card is supposed to come in 7-10 days.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 09:46:05 PM
Aha.  One more question.  Can I activate it even in locations  not selling  these cards?  Or only in the locations who selling them card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 29, 2014, 09:47:31 PM
Aha.  One more question.  Can I activate it even in locations  not selling  these cards?  Or only in the locations who selling them card?

in this thread, some DDFers said that they did it. Some places the cashiers knew what to do....  (you can check what they wrote a few pages ago...)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 09:56:43 PM
I can get one.  For money the question is if it pays to take the risk.  Some people had success activating it in a location where they are not selling it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 29, 2014, 10:09:41 PM
I can get one.  For money the question is if it pays to take the risk.  Some people had success activating it in a location where they are not selling it?

On the wiki theres a link to about half your answers.

As for this questions, yes you can. I dont think a single person here has had an issue with doing that (and many people here have).

I myself did that.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 10:11:22 PM
I'm ashamed to ask.  But what is "in the wiki"  where do I go to the wiki what is it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 10:14:16 PM
I'm ashamed to ask.  But what is "in the wiki"  where do I go to the wiki what is it?
On top of the top post is the wik8. It's visible on the first page and has to be hidden in other pages.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 10:16:12 PM
Explain please a bit more.  What top post?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 29, 2014, 10:36:09 PM
Page 1 of this thread/conversation
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on October 29, 2014, 10:36:59 PM
Search the page for wiki. Ctrl+f
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 29, 2014, 10:43:13 PM
Got it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on October 30, 2014, 12:33:42 AM
On top of the top post is the wik8. It's visible on the first page and has to be hidden in other pages.
Throughout the thread, if you scroll to the top of the page, there's a bar with 'topic wiki' on it.  If you click the + on the right of that bar, you can open the wiki.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 30, 2014, 01:48:04 PM
funny. I used an atm at target with no issue, but at another target, it wanted to charge me a fee. Like 2.50.

Well, i took a chance. The screen said that there was a 2.50 fee, but i took out the cash anyway. Looking at my account, i do not see a fee posted.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on October 30, 2014, 01:50:46 PM
Well, i took a chance. The screen said that there was a 2.50 fee, but i took out the cash anyway. Looking at my account, i do not see a fee posted.
living on the edge  ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 30, 2014, 01:54:46 PM
For the good of the community. I think I've gotten more than $2.50 from DDMS and DDF.
 :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 30, 2014, 04:53:53 PM
where do I go to activate it?
to customer service or a cashier?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 30, 2014, 04:56:50 PM
where do I go to activate it?
to customer service or a cashier?
Both work.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 30, 2014, 06:10:26 PM
do you need any id or anything to activate it in store?
will they give me any problems
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on October 30, 2014, 06:17:36 PM
do you need any id or anything to activate it in store?
will they give me any problems
thanks
In Massachusetts, they asked for my driver's license, the bar-code of which they scanned, and my personal information popped up on the screen of the keypad entry box.  (and I'm sure it's now in their database waiting for another data breach....)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on October 30, 2014, 06:28:24 PM
do you need any id or anything to activate it in store?
will they give me any problems
thanks

drivers licences IME
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 30, 2014, 06:35:28 PM
drivers licences IME
No SS#?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 30, 2014, 06:40:15 PM
No SS#?
You sound like an expert
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 30, 2014, 08:09:36 PM
You sound like an expert
Just asking what I feel are important questions.  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 30, 2014, 08:34:07 PM
No SS#?

they ask the SS# after they scan in your photo ID. You enter the SS# and birth date into the keypad by the register (where you'd normally type a debit pin#)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard - Update
Post by: Shoeless on October 30, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
Just thought I would give an update:
Had a friend pick up a card for me in one of the fly-over states using his ID and my SS (he had to add $5 to it when he got it),
I registered online using a pic of the card (no problems with using a different name then the one it was bought under) ,
I received the real card today (took a week) and ran over to Target, I used the express line and told her I need to add $1000 to the card I then used my Sapphire. Transaction one complete. I then asked if was able to use GC and she told me as long as its not a Target GC. I handed her a Visa i received from Verizon (for sign up) and after swiping, it told me to contact the bank. Not sure if the Verizon GC they give out has special Stipulations but either it was the card or GC's in general.

The Charge showed up on Chase as reg. transaction as 'Target'
I then paid my con ed bill and withdrew the rest of the money (except $1) directly into my checking account I'll update when it posts.
so far so good...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard - Update
Post by: CS1 on October 30, 2014, 09:11:32 PM
Just thought I would give an update:
...I need to add $1000 to the card I then used my Sapphire. Transaction one complete. I then asked if was able to use GC and she told me as long as its not a Target GC. I handed her a Visa i received from Verizon (for sign up) and after swiping, it told me to contact the bank. Not sure if the Verizon GC they give out has special Stipulations but either it was the card or GC's in general.
The Charge showed up on Chase as reg. transaction as 'Target'
I then paid my con ed bill and withdrew the rest of the money (except $1) directly into my checking account I'll update when it posts.
so far so good...

maybe because the limit is $1,000 per day?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on October 30, 2014, 09:12:23 PM
I thought it was $1000 per transaction $2500 per day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 30, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
I thought it was $1000 per transaction $2500 per day

Link: https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/faqs/
...interesting. This FAQ link says up to $2500 cash per day and debit cards: $200/day and $1000/mo... hmmm...
 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 30, 2014, 09:46:34 PM
Link: https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/faqs/
...interesting. This FAQ link says up to $2500 cash per day and debit cards: $200/day and $1000/mo... hmmm...
 
Debit cards likely mean direct loads online. Like serve.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 30, 2014, 09:49:47 PM
just activated my card in Howell NJ
had no problem loaded $500
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 30, 2014, 10:51:18 PM
Link: https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/faqs/
...interesting. This FAQ link says up to $2500 cash per day and debit cards: $200/day and $1000/mo... hmmm...
The credit card loads as cash
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 30, 2014, 11:30:24 PM
The credit card loads as cash

wow! YES... great news. Can't wait - it just arrived.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 31, 2014, 12:43:00 AM
You can send money to or request money from anyone with a Target Prepaid REDcard Account or American Express Serve Account. If you send money to or request money from someone who does not yet have an Account, then that person will receive email instructions on how to register for an Account. Once they successfully register for their Account, they can begin to send and receive money.

Just saw this on the website does this mean maybe that if you request money from someone he can open an account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: reed on October 31, 2014, 12:48:53 AM
You can send money to or request money from anyone with a Target Prepaid REDcard Account or American Express Serve Account. If you send money to or request money from someone who does not yet have an Account, then that person will receive email instructions on how to register for an Account. Once they successfully register for their Account, they can begin to send and receive money.

Just saw this on the website does this mean maybe that if you request money from someone he can open an account?

Wow do you have a card and want to try it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on October 31, 2014, 12:50:12 AM
Trying to do it with my wife right now
ETA. Bad news all the link does is take you to the page where you register a temp card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on October 31, 2014, 12:57:18 AM
Just loaded 1k from my redcard to my wifes the load went through but did not get %5 off.....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 31, 2014, 12:58:33 AM
To get it active u gotta first get a card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 31, 2014, 12:59:00 AM
Is it worth to buy a card for $60?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 31, 2014, 01:00:01 AM
Is it worth to buy a card for $60?
No!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 31, 2014, 01:01:24 AM
But come to think of it that I can load 5k in one month so that much more with the $60. isn't?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 31, 2014, 01:04:56 AM
But come to think of it that I can load 5k in one month so that much more with the $60. isn't?
That is very interesting logic but I have a better one for you. I will show you how to net 50k in one year playing these games and you give me 25k. Lot better than this stupid RedCard don't you think?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on October 31, 2014, 01:06:53 AM
That is very interesting logic but I have a better one for you. I will show you how to net 50k in you year playing these games and you give me 25k. Lot better than this stupid RedCard don't you think?
Tell me about it?  How can u spend 50k?  U can PM me
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Post by: dudi on October 31, 2014, 01:13:26 AM
Tell me about it?  How can u spend 50k?  U can PM me
+1
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Post by: NYHeel on October 31, 2014, 12:14:20 PM
It seems Chase cards work with this but can you load with an AMEX on the Prepaid card? Or does that show up as a cash advance?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on October 31, 2014, 12:15:49 PM
It seems Chase cards work with this but can you load with an AMEX on the Prepaid card? Or does that show up as a cash advance?
Reported many times- shows up as target purchase.
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Post by: DoGo on October 31, 2014, 12:35:25 PM
Last day for this month
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Post by: Thingywingy on October 31, 2014, 12:41:18 PM
Can you pay a credit card with a different name? Can you send money to a Bluebird account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 31, 2014, 01:03:59 PM
Avraham's CC can load Yitzchok's Redcard. They may ask avraham for ID.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on October 31, 2014, 01:12:59 PM
Avraham's CC can load Yitzchok's Redcard. They may ask avraham for ID.
Thanks. Can Avrahams Redcard pay Yitzchoks CC?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on October 31, 2014, 01:31:40 PM
Thanks. Can Avrahams Redcard pay Yitzchoks CC?
IME Avraham's Redcard can pay Yitzchok's mortgage. I don't think paying a CC would be different.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on October 31, 2014, 02:28:54 PM
can I transfer the money to a checking account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 31, 2014, 02:36:53 PM


Can you send money to a Bluebird account?
yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 31, 2014, 02:51:17 PM
Loaded 2K in Brick no problem, cashier asked after the first 1K if that's all!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: belighted on October 31, 2014, 03:55:20 PM
Anybody have any experience with activating/loading In or around Monsey (nanuet/palisades mall)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 31, 2014, 04:04:42 PM
Anybody have any experience with activating/loading In or around Monsey (nanuet/palisades mall)
Try, Target is more normal than WM. They don't think loading $200 on to a prepaid card is money laundering.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 31, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
Try, Target is more normal than WM. They don't think loading $200 on to a prepaid card is money laundering.
+1
As I explained to CVS when buying $3K+ of VR, it's a great way to instantly send your teens money if they are away from home.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 31, 2014, 04:10:18 PM
Try, Target is more normal than WM. They don't think loading $200 on to a prepaid card is money laundering.
Yet... Give them time
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 31, 2014, 04:56:24 PM
Yet... Give them time
-1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on October 31, 2014, 04:57:21 PM
-1
Walmart was also nice and friendly in the beginning
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 31, 2014, 05:09:45 PM
Walmart was also nice and friendly in the beginning
Not where I live. They have a bunch of anti semites, retards working there.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 31, 2014, 05:09:52 PM
Any bets on how long the one in Lakewood will last?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 31, 2014, 05:24:05 PM
-1
-1000  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on October 31, 2014, 05:35:20 PM
Not where I live. They have a bunch of anti semites, ...working there.

let's have a couple of Heimishes placed as employees at a few strategic Target locations and we'll be all set. Kosher icees, Minyanim, and everything...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on October 31, 2014, 05:36:27 PM
Any bets on how long the one in Lakewood will last?
Until corporate stops it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on October 31, 2014, 05:40:48 PM
Anybody have any experience with activating/loading In or around Monsey (nanuet/palisades mall)
loaded in Nanuet without issue
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 31, 2014, 06:02:32 PM
Ugh, I feel like I'm the only one not taking part in this.  Does someone have an extra unactivated card that they would be willing to mail to me? 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on October 31, 2014, 10:12:57 PM
Gosh, I am never finding this in IL. I know the website says only few states & IL excluded. Mistakenly almost signed up for the Red Credit card at a store. The clueless rep told me yes it is the new red  prepaid card. I  got to the final page where I was asked to hit submit for credit inquiry.
Please someone pm me and send me one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 01, 2014, 09:05:28 PM
I'll know if I can get more within the next 48 hrs.

If so, can send. (They are the $0 cards.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 01, 2014, 09:23:24 PM
I'll know if I can get more within the next 48 hrs.

If so, can send. (They are the $0 cards.)
Can you put me on line for one? :)
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Joe4007 on November 01, 2014, 09:25:22 PM
Can you put me online for one? :)
Thanks
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2014, 09:36:53 PM
Gosh, I am never finding this in IL. I know the website says only few states & IL excluded. Mistakenly almost signed up for the Red Credit card at a store. The clueless rep told me yes it is the new red  prepaid card. I  got to the final page where I was asked to hit submit for credit inquiry.
Please someone pm me and send me one
Wisconsin has
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on November 01, 2014, 09:38:54 PM
Just thought I would give an update:
Had a friend pick up a card for me in one of the fly-over states using his ID and my SS (he had to add $5 to it when he got it),
I registered online using a pic of the card (no problems with using a different name then the one it was bought under) ,
I received the real card today (took a week) and ran over to Target, I used the express line and told her I need to add $1000 to the card I then used my Sapphire. Transaction one complete. I then asked if was able to use GC and she told me as long as its not a Target GC. I handed her a Visa i received from Verizon (for sign up) and after swiping, it told me to contact the bank. Not sure if the Verizon GC they give out has special Stipulations but either it was the card or GC's in general.

The Charge showed up on Chase as reg. transaction as 'Target'
I then paid my con ed bill and withdrew the rest of the money (except $1) directly into my checking account I'll update when it posts.
so far so good...
Next time please don't ask if you can use a GC. No need to alert them to anything. Just try it, and if it doesn't work then move on.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BarryLincoln on November 01, 2014, 09:40:25 PM
Gosh, I am never finding this in IL. I know the website says only few states & IL excluded. Mistakenly almost signed up for the Red Credit card at a store. The clueless rep told me yes it is the new red  prepaid card. I  got to the final page where I was asked to hit submit for credit inquiry.
Please someone pm me and send me one

There's a list of stores in each state that carry the cards...just go to the Redcard website...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on November 01, 2014, 09:49:02 PM
I'll know if I can get more within the next 48 hrs.

If so, can send. (They are the $0 cards.)
Hay how about having me in mind?  Please get me one as well Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on November 01, 2014, 09:49:43 PM
Anyone had any experience loading or activating one in the Brooklyn  area?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 01, 2014, 09:53:55 PM
Is Amex cc ok to use? About to go out and need to know which card to use
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2014, 10:01:47 PM
Is Amex cc ok to use? About to go out and need to know which card to use
Yup
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 01, 2014, 10:13:08 PM
Will anyone be able to ship me one Red prepaid Target card for me? Can't find one in Chicago. I can mail you United lounge pass
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2014, 10:14:53 PM
Will anyone be able to ship me one Red prepaid Target card for me? Can't find one in Chicago. I can mail you United lounge pass
Just drive a couple of hours to Wisconsin
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 01, 2014, 10:16:05 PM
I am still new to this card . can anyone please tell me if you can get it in nyc ? if not where is the best place to get it if I live in Brooklyn ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 01, 2014, 10:16:56 PM
Just drive a couple of hours to Wisconsin
would have done if I didn't have a baby to take care of.  ??? The closest wisconsin is  kenosha, Don't think  Red can be found there. Closest Indiana is Gary, don't think Red card has arrived in Gary
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2014, 10:17:37 PM
would have done if I didn't have a baby to take care of.  ???
Stick the baby in the car and go for a ride
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 01, 2014, 10:26:58 PM
I am still new to this card . can anyone please tell me if you can get it in nyc ? if not where is the best place to get it if I live in Brooklyn ?
No. Closest areas are Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
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Post by: TimT on November 01, 2014, 10:27:32 PM
I am still new to this card . can anyone please tell me if you can get it in nyc ? if not where is the best place to get it if I live in Brooklyn ?
Baltimore, Pittsburgh
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 01, 2014, 10:48:29 PM
I'll know if I can get more within the next 48 hrs.

If so, can send. (They are the $0 cards.)
Please don't send me one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 01, 2014, 10:57:33 PM
Please don't send me one.
I won't
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Post by: E-MAN on November 01, 2014, 11:04:33 PM
+1
+2 ;D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Azis Papa on November 01, 2014, 11:28:16 PM
If I register the REDcard in someone else's name and ID# will I be able to transfer the funds to MY bank account or do the names have to match exactly?  I haven't seen this addressed in this thread yet.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 12:15:45 AM
So any target store in Maryland will have them ?
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Post by: BarryLincoln on November 02, 2014, 12:18:55 AM
So any target store in Maryland will have them ?

Look at the target redcard site and it will list the locations that carry the cards...
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Post by: bb1836 on November 02, 2014, 12:19:22 AM
So any target store in Maryland will have them ?
The one on reisterstown has a bunch
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Post by: greatdeals on November 02, 2014, 12:27:58 AM
how can I transfer the money to my bank account?
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Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 12:29:30 AM
The one on reisterstown has a bunch
Yup, plenty
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Post by: gavhaller on November 02, 2014, 12:45:23 AM
will they let you take a bunch of them from the store?
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Post by: SearchGuy on November 02, 2014, 12:47:59 AM
Anyone had any experience loading or activating one in the Brooklyn  area?
Activated tonight at Atlantic Terminal, very easy
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SearchGuy on November 02, 2014, 12:50:13 AM
I am still new to this card . can anyone please tell me if you can get it in nyc ? if not where is the best place to get it if I live in Brooklyn ?
On eBay you can get it with 2 counteroffers for around $40 start at $30 or less and slowly go up $5 at a time...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 02, 2014, 10:14:54 AM
Has anyone had success loading at the store with VGC?
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Post by: Mplace on November 02, 2014, 10:16:14 AM
Has anyone had success loading at the store with VGC?
Visa? Yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 10:23:00 AM
Visa? Yes
+1
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Post by: CS1 on November 02, 2014, 10:27:01 AM
Visa? Yes

Does it make a difference if it's MetaBank or UsBank?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 10:29:09 AM
Does it make a difference if it's MetaBank or UsBank?
No.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 02, 2014, 10:36:15 AM
Visa? Yes

thanks
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Post by: Shoeless on November 02, 2014, 10:52:26 AM
One more question, Im a N00b to Visa GC's, When I swipe to load on to Target prepaid, do I need a Pin, is it the last 4 digits of the card or do i need to get it somewhere?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 02, 2014, 10:53:28 AM
One more question, Im a N00b to Visa GC's, When I swipe to load on to Target prepaid, do I need a Pin, is it the last 4 digits of the card or do i need to get it somewhere?
Last 4
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 10:53:47 AM
No PIN needed. Run it as credit not debit.
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 10:54:52 AM
Last 4
It depends on the card and is not always the last 4. These you run as credit and not debit.
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Post by: Mplace on November 02, 2014, 10:56:05 AM
It depends on the card and is not always the last 4. These you run as credit and not debit.
Visa?
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Post by: CS1 on November 02, 2014, 10:58:00 AM
It depends on the card and is not always the last 4. These you run as credit and not debit.

Besides for the cashier, can those also be swiped at the Allpoint ATMs in the store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 10:58:23 AM
No PIN needed. Run it as credit not debit.
The machine defaults them to debit (which is a good sign,  for when they stop allowing cc) so easier to just put in pin
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 11:02:50 AM
Besides for the cashier, can those also be swiped at the Allpoint ATMs in the store?
You want cash from a VGC at an ATM?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 02, 2014, 11:03:47 AM
You want cash from a VGC at an ATM?
We all wish ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 02, 2014, 11:04:02 AM
The machine defaults them to debit (which is a good sign,  for when they stop allowing cc) so easier to just put in pin
Here it defaults to something like "enter a pin for debit, or press enter (w/o a pin) for credit.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 11:04:45 AM
You want cash from a VGC at an ATM?
Probably means loading like Walmart
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 11:05:02 AM
Here it defaults to something like "enter a pin for debit, or press enter (w/o a pin) for credit.
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 11:05:55 AM
Probably means loading like Walmart
Either way the answer is the same.  :)
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Post by: CS1 on November 02, 2014, 11:21:16 AM
Probably means loading like Walmart
Either way the answer is the same.  :)

Yes, that ^ ^ ^ .  Thanks, will try....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 02, 2014, 11:22:02 AM
Im looking to upload a Visa GC on the Target Prepaid
When I went to load the first time it asked for a PIN. How do I get PINS for those Cards,
thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 11:27:19 AM
Yes, that ^ ^ ^ .  Thanks, will try....
It does not work but you are welcome to try.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on November 02, 2014, 11:27:31 AM
I just did debit bec im used to it (used a OV)

whats the max i can load before i get the real card? (mine is gonna take a little longer bec my serve account is not 100% closed)
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Post by: username on November 02, 2014, 11:44:39 AM
Initial load pluss 1000
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on November 02, 2014, 11:45:04 AM
Initial load pluss 1000
can I do it in increments?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 12:04:14 PM
Last 4

Im looking to upload a Visa GC on the Target Prepaid
When I went to load the first time it asked for a PIN. How do I get PINS for those Cards,
thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 12:06:36 PM
can I do it in increments?
Yes
Title: Re: Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 02, 2014, 12:06:57 PM
Why does the title of this post begin with 'The'?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2014, 12:10:55 PM
Yes
So multiple 200 cards are not raising any flags? At least not yet..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 12:12:52 PM
So multiple 200 cards are not raising any flags? At least not yet..
I did 2 on Fri with no problems... Doing 50 at a time might. For that,  it is probably best to use serve in Walmart kiosk
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 02, 2014, 01:52:34 PM
is there a limit to how much you can load on the temporary card?
what happens when the real card comes how do you transfer the
money from the temporary one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 02, 2014, 02:04:45 PM
is there a limit to how much you can load on the temporary card?
what happens when the real card comes how do you transfer the money from the temporary one?

cs told me that it's $500 max per day up to $1500 on Temp card. It's higher on the perm card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 02, 2014, 02:14:57 PM
Ive put 1000 in one shot on a temp card. So did Dan in his post.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 02, 2014, 02:21:09 PM
Any way to split the payment when loading this card to make the $200 cards easier to load (like with bluebird)? Or does each card have to be a new transaction?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 02, 2014, 02:28:07 PM


what happens when the real card comes how do you transfer the
money from the temporary one?
the money is all in your one online account
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 02, 2014, 02:33:03 PM
can you use a citi cc to fund the redcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 02, 2014, 02:33:32 PM
Ive put 1000 in one shot on a temp card. So did Dan in his post.
According  to the number at the back of the card the second the card is registered online it has the same limits as the perm card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Andrewl987 on November 02, 2014, 02:39:46 PM
i don't have Serve or RedCard yet, but found out my local target carries it. Is it possible to sign up and get on this today or does it take a few days to get signed up for SERVE?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 02:44:49 PM
According  to the number at the back of the card the second the card is registered online it has the same limits as the perm card
-1.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 02:55:26 PM
I have someone in Maryland who can go and buy me one . which info do I need to give him in order to get me 1 or 2 cards ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 02, 2014, 02:59:17 PM
i don't have Serve or RedCard yet, but found out my local target carries it. Is it possible to sign up and get on this today or does it take a few days to get signed up for SERVE?

You can sign up and register the card today. You will be able to load $500 when you buy the card, and another $1000 after you register it online. Also, once you register the card online, you can withdraw up to $400 a day from the ATM.

After that you'll have to wait for the permanent card to come in the mail.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Andrewl987 on November 02, 2014, 03:01:18 PM
You can sign up and register the card today. You will be able to load $500 when you buy the card, and another $1000 after you register it online. Also, once you register the card online, you can withdraw up to $400 a day from the ATM.

After that you'll have to wait for the permanent card to come in the mail.

thank you!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 03:02:13 PM
I have someone in Maryland who can go and buy me one . which info do I need to give him in order to get me 1 or 2 cards ?
non let him pick it up for you without activating and you can go and activate it in any local target also he can activate it in the store under his name and you or he can register online for you and you will get the permanent card to you home address   
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on November 02, 2014, 03:02:25 PM
i don't have Serve or RedCard yet, but found out my local target carries it. Is it possible to sign up and get on this today or does it take a few days to get signed up for SERVE?
The serve takes a few days to get but the red card u have the temp.  Card so u can use it mean while.  And how about you get me one as well?  please PM me thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 05:29:02 PM
 I sent someone to buy me a card and they r asking him for his id name and SS so how can he buy it for me if I am not there ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 02, 2014, 06:00:59 PM
He can put his info in and you can register it later. Or better yet is if they let him take one without registering it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 06:16:44 PM
So he should put his name with my ss ?

They wont let him buy without registered
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 06:27:33 PM
So he should put his name with my ss ?

They wont let him buy without registered
he has to put in his own info including ssn and address only online after registering in the store you can change the info to anyone
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 06:28:43 PM
They wont let him buy without registered
should be in the ethical thread but why did he ask?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 06:41:06 PM
should be in the ethical thread but why did he ask?
Maybe he is not a thief?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 06:47:09 PM
Maybe he is not a thief?
should have said why did he asked the cashier who has no idea about anything and thinking that its worth $$
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 06:50:35 PM
should have said why did he asked the cashier who has no idea about anything and thinking that its worth $$
I would talk to CS.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 06:55:50 PM
I would talk to CS.
not every one could ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on November 02, 2014, 07:05:00 PM
So if I send someone to buy me one and he's putting in all his info can I change all the info online? 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2014, 07:14:10 PM
So if I send someone to buy me one and he's putting in all his info can I change all the info online?
Correct. You will need to know the info he used to buy it. AFAIK
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 07:17:00 PM
We need a wiki... Questions are being asked again and again and again.... I don't have time right now but hopefully in the next few days
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 07:30:22 PM
Can someone please help me I sent somone to get me this card they asked him for all his info like u apply for a regular cc and then told him he will get a letter in the mail so he cant get this card yet is the way it works ? Is this the only way to getting it by applying ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 02, 2014, 07:33:48 PM
waiting for anyone to mail me one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2014, 07:43:40 PM
Can someone please help me I sent somone to get me this card they asked him for all his info like u apply for a regular cc and then told him he will get a letter in the mail so he cant get this card yet is the way it works ? Is this the only way to getting it by applying ?
He needs to give ss number on the pinpad and dob but he should walk out with the card. Your friend probably tried the cc not the correct prepaid redcard
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 07:50:17 PM
So can he still go back and do it ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2014, 07:51:10 PM
Yup. Make sure he gets the prepaid red card debit card. Two circles on the front.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 02, 2014, 08:49:01 PM
We need a wiki... Questions are being asked again and again and again.... I don't have time right now but hopefully in the next few days
True true. But 90% of the questions are explicitly answered in the DDMS post.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 08:51:34 PM
True true. But 90% of the questions are explicitly answered in the DDMS post.
And everything else plus many other questions are answered by reading fm
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2014, 09:06:13 PM
True true. But 90% of the questions are explicitly answered in the DDMS post.
Does no good if you don't read DDMS or even know what it stands for.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 02, 2014, 09:07:35 PM
Does no good if you don't read DDMS or even know what it stands for.
Not like everyone knows what a wiki is.  But at least some people read them.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 02, 2014, 09:13:20 PM
The questions are just repeated again and again.. The same 5 questions
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 02, 2014, 09:23:33 PM
Not like everyone knows what a wiki is.  But at least some people read them.
the wiki is not really that helpful. if you want, you could be the one to update the wiki
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43837.0
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 09:24:47 PM
Correct. You will need to know the info he used to buy it. AFAIK
-1 not needed have done it 4 times
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 02, 2014, 09:33:19 PM
Visa GC's work as credit card loads (5x200)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2014, 09:39:34 PM
-1 not needed have done it 4 times
Awesome
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 02, 2014, 09:51:02 PM
here is a link to FT WIKI please read this wiki before asking the same questions again and again http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-printerfriendly.html?printwiki=1 i tried adding it to the wiki but i wasn't able to paste the URL
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 02, 2014, 09:57:29 PM
here is a link to FT WIKI please read this wiki before asking the same questions again and again http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-printerfriendly.html?printwiki=1 i tried adding it to the wiki but i wasn't able to paste the URL
can you copy and paste the wiki to over here
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 02, 2014, 11:15:05 PM
here is a link to FT WIKI please read this wiki before asking the same questions again and again http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1618018-prepaid-redcard-target-printerfriendly.html?printwiki=1 i tried adding it to the wiki but i wasn't able to paste the URL
Check the wiki now
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 02, 2014, 11:25:47 PM
Check the wiki now
NOW!
People don't bother going to another site. It's easier to ask the question here so....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 02, 2014, 11:26:12 PM
NOW!
People don't bother going to another site. It's easier to ask the question here so....
Are we allowed to copy their Q&A to our wiki?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 02, 2014, 11:31:10 PM
Can you make a ATM withdrawal with temp card? Just tried Wawas in Howell and it didn't work.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 02, 2014, 11:39:58 PM
NOW!
People don't bother going to another site. It's easier to ask the question here so....
Much better 😃
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Joe4007 on November 03, 2014, 01:24:43 AM
waiting for anyone to mail me one
Let us know when you're done waiting
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 03, 2014, 03:08:22 AM
Can you make a ATM withdrawal with temp card? Just tried Wawas in Howell and it didn't work.
Yes, but you first need to activate it on line
And it only works in target ATM without a fee
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 03, 2014, 06:12:45 AM
Yes, but you first need to activate it on line
And it only works in target ATM without a fee
T&C say any allpoint atm has no fee
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 03, 2014, 07:58:57 AM
T&C say any allpoint atm has no fee
That is correct and true
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 03, 2014, 08:00:23 AM
That is correct and true
You tried every AP ATM in the country?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 03, 2014, 08:05:52 AM
You tried every AP ATM in the country?
:-) no though that would be a fun trip to try all 42,000 ATMs in the us (if they actually have that many).
What I meant is that what was written 2 post before me about only target ATM working is not true and that allpoint ATM working out of target is correct and working
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 03, 2014, 09:01:24 AM
Can you make a ATM withdrawal with temp card? Just tried Wawas in Howell and it didn't work.
No.not on a temp card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 03, 2014, 10:53:00 AM
No.not on a temp card.
Yes to the temp card as long as it's registered on line,
Than you set up a pin, and can pull out cash
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 03, 2014, 10:55:14 AM
Yes to the temp card as long as it's registered on line,
Than you set up a pin, and can pull out cash
Interesting; however I don't think that you can send money online/pay bills with the temp card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 03, 2014, 10:56:23 AM
Interesting; however I don't think that you can send money online/pay bills with the temp card.
That's correct
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 03, 2014, 10:57:47 AM
Interesting; however I don't think that you can send money online/pay bills with the temp card.
I also don't think you get access to your online account b4 you do the 4th step, activate your new card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 03, 2014, 10:58:26 AM
That's correct

so, they'll hand out cash, but can't pay bills for 6-7 days until receive in mail... OK...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 03, 2014, 11:01:50 AM
so, they'll hand out cash, but can't pay bills for 6-7 days until receive in mail... OK...
Something along those lines ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 03, 2014, 11:08:07 AM
Something along those lines ;-)

Good to know. The upside of their "illogical" perspective is that they'll hopefully also keep the cc and vgc deposits alive and well for years to come... I'll keep praying, too...  ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy22 on November 03, 2014, 11:18:16 AM
so, they'll hand out cash, but can't pay bills for 6-7 days until receive in mail... OK...

Yup. I still have a temp card.... :-\
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DaveInLA on November 03, 2014, 02:43:32 PM
Still don't have a clear idea on the best way to load $200 gift cards on it. Do I have to tell the cashier I want to load ex $1000 but with 5 separate cards? That can draw suspicion. Or can I load it like AFT and just swipe 5 separate cards without the cashier having to do anything before starting the transaction?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 03, 2014, 03:26:35 PM


Still don't have a clear idea on the best way to load $200 gift cards on it. Do I have to tell the cashier I want to load ex $1000 but with 5 separate cards? That can draw suspicion. Or can I load it like AFT and just swipe 5 separate cards without the cashier having to do anything before starting the transaction?
FWIU, that. Supposedly target automatically drains the balance of the GC.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 03, 2014, 03:30:31 PM
FWIU, that. Supposedly target automatically drains the balance of the GC.
Is there a limit on the # of cards?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on November 03, 2014, 03:49:15 PM
Is there a limit on the # of cards?

7, IIRC
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 03, 2014, 03:49:58 PM
7, IIRC
cool
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 03, 2014, 03:52:45 PM
7, IIRC
So you just say I'd like to load my card with $1400 and then just swipe 7 times?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 03, 2014, 04:04:01 PM
max transaction is 1000.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 03, 2014, 04:04:17 PM
No.not on a temp card.
Yes to the temp card as long as it's registered on line,
Than you set up a pin, and can pull out cash
My experience is that it not work.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 03, 2014, 05:23:46 PM
max transaction is 1000.
So just 5 cards? Does the have to input a debit of $200 each swipe?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 03, 2014, 06:56:23 PM
Im sure this was asked upthread or in the comments on DDMS but cant locate it. Can I buy more than one temp card at once? I'll be in MA tomorrow and I'm more than willing to pick up a few if that is possible for myself and other DDFers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 03, 2014, 06:57:11 PM
Im sure this was asked upthread or in the comments on DDMS but cant locate it. Can I buy more than one temp card at once? I'll be in MA tomorrow and I'm more than willing to pick up a few if that is possible for myself and other DDFers
Yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 03, 2014, 06:58:26 PM
Yes
Thx...

who needs one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2014, 06:59:13 PM
Yes
-1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 03, 2014, 06:59:46 PM
Sounds like if you can get them without activating them, you can get as many as you want.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 03, 2014, 07:09:21 PM
Thats what im asking
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 03, 2014, 07:11:36 PM
Im sure this was asked upthread or in the comments on DDMS but cant locate it. Can I buy more than one temp card at once? I'll be in MA tomorrow and I'm more than willing to pick up a few if that is possible for myself and other DDFers

I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 03, 2014, 07:17:56 PM
Still don't have a clear idea on the best way to load $200 gift cards on it. Do I have to tell the cashier I want to load ex $1000 but with 5 separate cards? That can draw suspicion. Or can I load it like AFT and just swipe 5 separate cards without the cashier having to do anything before starting the transaction?

I told the cashier that I had $1000 of chrstmas gifts of Visa GC from work and I wanted to load on to target prepaid, I didnt have pins (still learning this game) and selected X so it would be charged as a credit card he took a look at the card and told me that since i didnt have the last 4 digits of the card on the back of the VGC i cant treat it as a credit. I let him know that it worked that way fine for my coworker and he called CS over who told him/me  it was no problem. did x5 $200 Visa GC and x1 Saphire for additional 1k
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 07:27:20 PM
I told the cashier that I had $1000 of chrstmas gifts of Visa GC from work and I wanted to load on to target prepaid, I didnt have pins (still learning this game) and selected X so it would be charged as a credit card he took a look at the card and told me that since i didnt have the last 4 digits of the card on the back of the VGC i cant treat it as a credit. I let him know that it worked that way fine for my coworker and he called CS over who told him/me  it was no problem. did x5 $200 Visa GC and x1 Saphire for additional 1k
Please don't ruin it for all of us and don't tell them it's a GC.
Anyways just to clarify, you told them you want to load 1k and then you proceeded to just swipe a couple of cards with $200 on each? No need for the cashier to input the amount before each swipe?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 03, 2014, 07:30:29 PM
I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
Well I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 03, 2014, 07:50:53 PM
I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
even for the $0 cards, you cannot open more than one per day. obviously you can always walk out of the store with a handful, but that's just stealing.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 03, 2014, 08:11:07 PM
Please don't ruin it for all of us and don't tell them it's a GC.
Anyways just to clarify, you told them you want to load 1k and then you proceeded to just swipe a couple of cards with $200 on each? No need for the cashier to input the amount before each swipe?
Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 08:17:46 PM


Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.

With things like gift cards we usually try not to tell the cashiers that its such, rather just play like it's a credit / debit card. This way they don't get any smart ideas to ban gift cards.
When you did the load with the $200 gift cards you told the cashier that your loading $200?
BTW when you handed over your card to the cashier he/she was looking for the last 4 digits.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 03, 2014, 08:27:08 PM
Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.
Read the bluebird thread
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 03, 2014, 09:24:44 PM

With things like gift cards we usually try not to tell the cashiers that its such, rather just play like it's a credit / debit card. This way they don't get any smart ideas to ban gift cards.
When you did the load with the $200 gift cards you told the cashier that your loading $200?
BTW when you handed over your card to the cashier he/she was looking for the last 4 digits.

I told him it was $1000 total and showed him the 5 cards.
(Side note, Target Cashiers are rated on the job they are doing by a percentage, 95%,98% depending on the speed of transactions... it seemed my friendly concern that I was going to bring down his score bc of the time it took to make each swipe went a long way.)

Ill read through the Blubird thread tonight
thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 09:27:52 PM


I told him it was $1000 total and showed him the 5 cards.
(Side note, Target Cashiers are rated on the job they are doing by a percentage, 95%,98% depending on the speed of transactions...it seemed my friendly concern that I was going to bring down his score bc of the time it took to make each swipe went a long way.)

Ill read through the Blubird thread tonight
thanks for the heads up.
Maybe Walmart should do the same
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on November 03, 2014, 09:55:15 PM
Maybe Walmart should do the same
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should do the same
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 03, 2014, 10:01:09 PM
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should stop disappearing
FTFY
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 03, 2014, 10:15:02 PM
Update: Redcard took one business day to make ACH transfer to my Checking acct.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on November 03, 2014, 11:03:21 PM

Ill read through the Blubird thread tonight
thanks for the heads up.
Don't waste your time. Most of bluebird thread is walmart and debit card specific. target is a completely different world. In walmart you have to do debit. And for some cards that was a problem. At different times different cards didn't work. Sometimes there was a workaround, other times not. But for now, at least, target allows credit loads so you don't need pins, as your experience shows.
The only relevant point is not to tell them you have GC and if you can, conceal card. But it's not really a problem. if you use PIN for gc, they won't ask for last four. Only when you are doing credit. So it might be better to run GC as debit, but not worth making yourself crazy.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 03, 2014, 11:05:30 PM
Don't waste your time. Most of bluebird thread is walmart and debit card specific. target is a completely different world. In walmart you have to do debit. And for some cards that was a problem. At different times different cards didn't work. Sometimes there was a workaround, other times not. But for now, at least, target allows credit loads so you don't need pins, as your experience shows.
The only relevant point is not to tell them you have GC and if you can, conceal card. But it's not really a problem. if you use PIN for gc, they won't ask for last four. Only when you are doing credit. So it might be better to run GC as debit, but not worth making yourself crazy.
The point I was making was,  there is good guidance for what to say to the cashiers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 03, 2014, 11:08:08 PM
Where can I get a card if I live in Brooklyn I have a friend In Marland
where can he find the card he went to 3 store's and no cards .
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on November 03, 2014, 11:08:35 PM
My experience is that it not work.
Is wawa allpoint?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:16:17 PM
Update: Redcard took one business day to make ACH transfer to my Checking acct.
How did you initiate the transfer? Under the send money tab?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:16:43 PM
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should do the same
They just take after the workers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 03, 2014, 11:18:20 PM
How did you initiate the transfer? Under the send money tab?
it's in settings
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:20:05 PM
it's in settings
Didn't see it when I quickly checked out the website, I'll check again.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 03, 2014, 11:20:58 PM
Didn't see it when I quickly checked out the website, I'll check again.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:21:42 PM

Thanks. Much appreciated
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 03, 2014, 11:24:00 PM
Where can I get a card if I live in Brooklyn I have a friend In Marland
where can he find the card he went to 3 store's and no cards .
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/#store-locator (https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/#store-locator)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 03, 2014, 11:29:34 PM
Didn't see it when I quickly checked out the website, I'll check again.

Did you find it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:31:22 PM
Did you find it?
Yup, thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:37:10 PM
I was in the Target in Howell NJ today doing a load up. The cashier wasnt sure how to load it so she called over another worker. She told her how to do it, which is extremely simple. Then she told the cashier that its a 2k max per customer per day. To which I commented that the register wouldn't even allow more per day (yes I know it's really 2.5k), she said true but people come in with a few cards and load 2k per card, going to different registers and even walking out and back in. She said it's a 2k per CUSTOMER  per day. No idea where she got this from, but anyways I hope it lives long.
This was all said by the Target employee in a very friendly tone and she didn't seem annoyed at all.  The comment wasn't either directed at me, it was for the cashier..... (she made some comment that the limit is because of the holiday season)
Just hope it lasts.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 03, 2014, 11:51:55 PM
I was in the Target in Howell NJ today doing a load up. The cashier wasnt sure how to load it so she called over another worker. She told her how to do it, which is extremely simple. Then she told the cashier that its a 2k max per customer per day. To which I commented that the register wouldn't even allow more per day (yes I know it's really 2.5k), she said true but people come in with a few cards and load 2k per card, going to different registers and even walking out and back in. She said it's a 2k per CUSTOMER  per day. No idea where she got this from, but anyways I hope it lives long.
This was all said by the Target employee in a very friendly tone and she didn't seem annoyed at all.  The comment wasn't either directed at me, it was for the cashier..... (she made some comment that the limit is because of the holiday season)
Just hope it lasts.
In this case it doesn't sound like it will last. Whoever is doing that whole coming in and out loading a few cards crap please stop for the benefit of all the others
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 03, 2014, 11:54:15 PM
In this case it doesn't sound like it will last. Whoever is doing that whole coming in and out loading a few cards crap please stop for the benefit of all the others

another good reason to keep these out of NY... The employees out-of-town may be able to tolerate this level for now... Let's play it safe.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 03, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
In this case it doesn't sound like it will last. Whoever is doing that whole coming in and out loading a few cards crap please stop for the benefit of all the others
+1 please stop
He knows who he is
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on November 03, 2014, 11:59:47 PM
another good reason to keep these out of NY...
:(
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 04, 2014, 12:25:37 AM
+1 please stop
He knows who he is
or in other words you are a tuches
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on November 04, 2014, 12:40:51 AM
or in other words you are a tuches
dictionary = n.   1.   A dark-colored kind of marble; touchstone.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: D93 on November 04, 2014, 12:43:29 AM
dictionary = n.   1.   A dark-colored kind of marble; touchstone.
http://www.jewish-languages.org/jewish-english-lexicon/words/587
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DoGo on November 04, 2014, 12:44:58 AM
http://www.jewish-languages.org/jewish-english-lexicon/words/587
Gotta love the examples ""She is going to get a spanking on her toches if she doesn't start behaving."
"Don't just sit there on your tuchus, help us build the sukkah!""
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 04, 2014, 07:14:35 AM
can I pay a cc bill with this card and how?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 04, 2014, 08:08:03 AM
can I pay a cc bill with this card and how?
Once you have the permanent card log in and its simple from there.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 04, 2014, 08:26:23 AM
can I pay a cc bill with this card and how?
Your can put in the cc number in the pay a bill option. Or you can just transfer it to your bank account. Or take it or if atm log the bills into wheresGeorge.com (http://wheresGeorge.com) and deposit them into your banks atm
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 04, 2014, 08:57:30 AM
Thx...

who needs one?
I do!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 04, 2014, 10:34:52 AM
Don't waste your time. Most of bluebird thread is walmart and debit card specific. target is a completely different world. In walmart you have to do debit. And for some cards that was a problem. At different times different cards didn't work. Sometimes there was a workaround, other times not. But for now, at least, target allows credit loads so you don't need pins, as your experience shows.
The only relevant point is not to tell them you have GC and if you can, conceal card. But it's not really a problem. if you use PIN for gc, they won't ask for last four. Only when you are doing credit. So it might be better to run GC as debit, but not worth making yourself crazy.
(insert very bad word here), i missed this post and red through the thread, basically people asking the same questions over and over, come to think of it, that's whats happening here too. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 04, 2014, 10:46:20 AM
(insert very bad word here), i missed this post and red through the thread, basically people asking the same questions over and over, come to think of it, that's whats happening here too.
Yup.  I am sorry,  as I wrote above,  I meant reading the wiki for guidance on what not to say to cashiers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 04, 2014, 11:08:42 AM
no sweat
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 04, 2014, 11:25:39 AM
is there a limit on the temporary card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 11:28:15 AM
is there a limit on the temporary card?
Yes, $500 then $1,000
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 04, 2014, 11:28:46 AM
is there a limit on the temporary card?

yes, according to cs it's $500/$1000 per day up to $1500 total. Others have done more, apparently, so YMMV.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 04, 2014, 02:34:42 PM
Thx...

who needs one?
I do
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 04, 2014, 02:38:20 PM
is there a limit on the temporary card?

basically people asking the same questions over and over, come to think of it, that's whats happening here too. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 04, 2014, 03:01:09 PM
wife just tried to load in brooklyn and cashier sent her to cs and they said cant load with a cc since its loading a cc with a cc...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BarryLincoln on November 04, 2014, 03:03:18 PM
wife just tried to load in brooklyn and cashier sent her to cs and they said cant load with a cc since its loading a cc with a cc...

Uh-oh....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 03:06:46 PM
wife just tried to load in brooklyn and cashier sent her to cs and they said cant load with a cc since its loading a cc with a cc...
Well your supposed to answer that 'you can' and if you don't believe me try it ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 03:10:07 PM
wife just tried to load in brooklyn and cashier sent her to cs and they said cant load with a cc since its loading a cc with a cc...
You also don't need to say its a cc b4 you swipe, just tell them you want to load it, the system will say you need id bc it's a cc, it will also request the last 4 digest, all these things don't happen when your using a debit..
Obviously you CAN use a credit card, they just don't know,
We need to educate them on there job :-p
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 04, 2014, 03:11:05 PM
Well your supposed to answer that 'you can' and if you don't believe me try it ;-)
Right. Only she doesn't like these things. I didn't mean to uh oh, rather just point it out...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 04, 2014, 07:24:31 PM
....
We need to educate them on there their job :-p

it's not their job, yet. They are in Brooklyn. NY & NJ aren't on the RED card map yet..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 07:26:33 PM
it's not their job, yet. They are in Brooklyn. NY & NJ aren't on the RED card map yet..
Yes it is, at the end of the day, every target is supposed to load...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 04, 2014, 07:30:17 PM
Yes it is, at the end of the day, every target is supposed to load...

true, but that's at the 'end of the day'. It may not even be "noon" yet (of 'that' Target day) and they will need to teach their thousands of cashiers, step-by-step, along with policy, FAQs, etc...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 04, 2014, 07:31:41 PM
true, but that's at the 'end of the day'. It may not even be "noon" yet (of 'that' Target day) and they will need to teach their thousands of cashiers, step-by-step, along with policy, FAQs, etc...
I think end of day is coming sooner than some of us think
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 08:01:50 PM
true, but that's at the 'end of the day'. It may not even be "noon" yet (of 'that' Target day) and they will need to teach their thousands of cashiers, step-by-step, along with policy, FAQs, etc...
So let's help them out and teach them now ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ganizzy on November 04, 2014, 08:27:46 PM
So I received the card from a friend yesterday.  Registered it online.
Today I went to target in LA.  The cashier asked her manager for help.  The manager got all excited,  said I was the first customer she saw that has it. Showed it to all the nearby cashiers so they would recognize it.  Asked where I got it from because she really wants one....
She said she heard that it should be coming to California in a month or so.
Loaded cc and then gc.
Only issue was that the second cashier asked the same manager for help and she told me I can only do 1k a day,  so I couldn't do the full 1.5k.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 04, 2014, 08:36:03 PM
I'm happy it's a show roll out I'm getting to teach multiple cashiers how to do it before they get overwhelmed.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 09:22:40 PM
So I received the card from a friend yesterday.  Registered it online.
Today I went to target in LA.  The cashier asked her manager for help.  The manager got all excited,  said I was the first customer she saw that has it. Showed it to all the nearby cashiers so they would recognize it.  Asked where I got it from because she really wants one....
She said she heard that it should be coming to California in a month or so.
Loaded cc and then gc.
Only issue was that the second cashier asked the same manager for help and she told me I can only do 1k a day,  so I couldn't do the full 1.5k.
Something doesn't make sense,
Was it the temp card?
You can only load $1,000 after it was registered,
B4 it was registered you can do 500
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 09:24:23 PM
What's with this 1G limit?
On line it says $2,500 a day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 04, 2014, 09:36:26 PM
1K at a time 2.5K daily.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 09:53:35 PM
1K at a time 2.5K daily.
That's not what 'ganizzy' said, and others, people are reporting that target only allowed $1,000 a day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ganizzy on November 04, 2014, 10:06:15 PM
is there a limit on the temporary card?

Yes, $500 then $1,000

Something doesn't make sense,
Was it the temp card?
You can only load $1,000 after it was registered,
B4 it was registered you can do 500
I initially loaded 400 on the temp card.  Then wanted to do an additional 1k but manager limited me to 1k total
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 10:12:48 PM
I initially loaded 400 on the temp card.  Then wanted to do an additional 1k but manager limited me to 1k total
You registered the card online after you activated and put $400 while in the store, and then wanted to ad an additional $1,000 and the guy only let $600??
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 04, 2014, 10:42:18 PM
That's not what 'ganizzy' said, and others, people are reporting that target only allowed $1,000 a day
DROPR
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 10:44:51 PM
Dropr?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on November 04, 2014, 10:48:41 PM
Dropr?
Don't rely on phone reps
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 10:51:26 PM
Don't rely on phone reps
Your referring to the fact that one can do more than 1,000 a day?
It says so online
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 04, 2014, 10:51:50 PM
Drotr

Ftfy
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 10:58:37 PM
Drotr?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 04, 2014, 10:59:21 PM
Drot r?
Target Reps
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 04, 2014, 11:01:38 PM
Target Reps
I'm not, don't worry, I went into the store and 2.5+
But the question is, where is the 1,000 limit coming from?
Is it going to be the policy soon...?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 04, 2014, 11:23:42 PM
I'm not, don't worry, I went into the store and 2.5+
But the question is, where is the 1,000 limit coming from?
Is it going to be the policy soon...?
Probably made up because it's 1000 max per transaction.

Target CS lady once told me max load for Amex for Target is $500.

Never argue. I just tell them that I'm pretty sure it works if they'll try but if they still don't want to do it, smile, say thank-you, and move on.

As always YMMV.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 04, 2014, 11:54:07 PM
Still don't have a clear idea on the best way to load $200 gift cards on it. Do I have to tell the cashier I want to load ex $1000 but with 5 separate cards? That can draw suspicion. Or can I load it like AFT and just swipe 5 separate cards without the cashier having to do anything before starting the transaction?
I did a test loading a few late when the store was empty. The do have to do something on their end when loading 800 in four uh debit cards. They need to tell it how much to drain each time. I used it as a debit with pin.

Also on one card she mistakenly entered 2.00 instead of 200, and in that transaction I was not able to use the card again for the 198 balance. Had to do a seperate load for that.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 12:01:45 AM
I did a test loading a few late when the store was empty. The do have to do something on their end when loading 800 in four uh debit cards. They need to tell it how much to drain each time. I used it as a debit with pin.

Also on one card she mistakenly entered 2.00 instead of 200, and in that transaction I was not able to use the card again for the 198 balance. Had to do a seperate load for that.
Why is that,
What did the computer say when you tried?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on November 05, 2014, 12:09:50 AM
I did a test loading a few late when the store was empty. The do have to do something on their end when loading 800 in four uh debit cards. They need to tell it how much to drain each time. I used it as a debit with pin.

Also on one card she mistakenly entered 2.00 instead of 200, and in that transaction I was not able to use the card again for the 198 balance. Had to do a seperate load for that.
Any idea if the cashier has to do something on their end of you process the GC as credit?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 12:11:00 AM
Any idea if the cashier has to do something on their end of you process the GC as credit?
Shouldn't
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DDFer on November 05, 2014, 12:16:52 AM
does anyone live near a target which has redcards and can get me one? PM me please
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 07:39:53 AM
So my Massachusetts haul was 4 cards for me and family. Loaded card 1 and 2 with 500. Card 3 and 4 had Amex fraud issue so loaded only $1@. Resolved fraud issue and went to another Target same day and $1 cards would not load any more money. Tried $999 and $499 without success at cashier and at CS. Registered all 4 late last night. 3 of them came back with pending had to call and send Drivers license and utility bill for 2 and Govt ID plus Social Security card for the 3rd one. 4th one registered no problem.
Gonna try 1k reload today.

Was not able to get addl cards for those who asked, but will try again soon.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 08:06:53 AM
After initial purchase, the card has to be registered online before being able to load the 1k. Cmiiw
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 05, 2014, 08:33:17 AM
Why is that,
What did the computer say when you tried?
Cashier made it sound like everybody knows that you cant load twice from the same card in one transaction.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 05, 2014, 08:37:54 AM
correct, i deleted my post already.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 05, 2014, 08:42:57 AM
After initial purchase, the card has to be registered online before being able to load the 1k. Cmiiw
that is correct
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 08:58:34 AM
Cashier made it sound like everybody knows that you cant load twice from the same card in one transaction.
You could have said it's a different card. She would not have known...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 05, 2014, 09:00:20 AM
You could have said it's a different card. She would not have known...
Is it hard coded?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 05, 2014, 10:09:48 AM
You could have said it's a different card. She would not have known...

She tried more than once. Its hard coded.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 10:39:44 AM
What do you mean 'hard coded'?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: shauly on November 05, 2014, 10:44:10 AM
What do you mean 'hard coded'?

It's not a store policy that cashiers are told to enforce, and could technically disregard. The register will not allow it to take place.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 10:45:33 AM
It's not a store policy that cashiers are told to enforce, and could technically disregard. The register will not allow it to take place.
But I tried it, and it worked..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 05, 2014, 11:44:39 AM
But I tried it, and it worked..
To be clear. For me she was not able to do a single load of $200, by swiping the same card, first for $2.00, and then for $198. She had to reswipe the Redcard and do another load for $198.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
To be clear. For me she was not able to do a single load of $200, by swiping the same card, first for $2.00, and then for $198. She had to reswipe the Redcard and do another load for $198.
Ah, I thought that you're saying the cc didn't work 2 times the same day..
OK so in one transaction, you can't use the same cc, but they can re swipe the red card..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 11:50:09 AM
can you use a citi cc to fund the redcard?

Anyone try to use a Citi. I set my CA to $0
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 05, 2014, 11:57:16 AM
should be fine. Comes up as are regular target purchase. But if you try it, report back.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 12:17:33 PM
Am i limited to $1000 one-time shot after initial load on Temp card or can i do $2500  after card is registered and still waiting for perm?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 12:20:34 PM
Am i limited to $1000 one-time shot after initial load on Temp card or can i do $2500  after card is registered and still waiting for perm?
you are limited to $1000 on the temporary card once you receive the permanent card you can load up to 2500 dollars on the card per day in increments of $1000 at a max of $5,000 a month which is not including the first $500 that you put on your temporary card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 12:24:33 PM
If i didnt do an initial load on temp card ($1) do i get $1499? Or $1k and that all?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 12:27:33 PM
If i didnt do an initial load on temp card ($1) do i get $1499? Or $1k and that all?
I'm not sure there is a limit of $1500 on the temporary card but the money that you load before you activate it does not count towards the $5000 so you might be able to load $1,499 but it will count towards 5k so only be able to put five thousand and one dollars on your card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DaveInLA on November 05, 2014, 12:29:37 PM
I did a test loading a few late when the store was empty. The do have to do something on their end when loading 800 in four uh debit cards. They need to tell it how much to drain each time. I used it as a debit with pin.

Sounds like it's only possible to load multiple GC when they're processed as debit, not as credit like AFT can be loaded.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 12:30:43 PM
Now the question becomes which card do i use to fund 3 or 4 redcards? SPG (Already reached 25k bonus) or PRG (to try and reach $30k spend bonus)? Anyone have suggestions?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 05, 2014, 12:46:17 PM
Now the question becomes which card do i use to fund 3 or 4 redcards? SPG (Already reached 25k bonus) or PRG (to try and reach $30k spend bonus)? Anyone have suggestions?

People like SPG for direct use, but others use Ink Bold at office supply stores for 5X points...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 01:08:55 PM
Anyone hear one way or the other whether RB will participate in SBS like BB?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 01:10:06 PM
Anyone hear one way or the other whether RB will participate in SBS like BBC?
I think Dan said no
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 01:29:55 PM
Link?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 01:33:29 PM
Not sure,
I think u remember him saying even though bb does red does not, but I might be wrong
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 05, 2014, 01:36:17 PM
I think Dan said no

+1
Yes, I think that Dan wrote that it will not count when he wrote up the REDcard info pro and cons in the DDMS article.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 01:45:47 PM
+1
Yes, I think that Dan wrote that it will not count when he wrote up the REDcard info pro and cons in the DDMS article.

Link?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 05, 2014, 01:47:59 PM
Link?
"I also have 4 free additional users on my Serve account and Serve cards qualify for Small Business Saturday. REDcard doesn’t appear to be eligible for AMEX Offers promotions."

Link-http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 01:55:21 PM
"I also have 4 free additional users on my Serve account and Serve cards qualify for Small Business Saturday. REDcard doesn’t appear to be eligible for AMEX Offers promotions."

Link-http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470

Figured that's what you were talking about, but

1) Doesn't "appear" isn't conclusive; and
2) AMEX Offers ≠ SBS
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 02:02:09 PM
Link?
In the terms. 1. Limit three (3) $10 statement credits per eligible American Express Card. To receive the offer, Card Members must register any eligible American Express Card for this offer. Corporate Cards and all prepaid Card products (other than American Express Serve® and Bluebird®) are not eligible

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/52559 can click his link to terms.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 03:13:44 PM
wife just tried to load in brooklyn and cashier sent her to cs and they said cant load with a cc since its loading a cc with a cc...
I just loaded with no problems at the same location. Cs even waited while I cleared up the fraud alert via text
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 03:28:24 PM
I just loaded with no problems at the same location. Cs even waited while I cleared up the fraud alert via text
:-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2014, 03:33:29 PM
In the terms. 1. Limit three (3) $10 statement credits per eligible American Express Card. To receive the offer, Card Members must register any eligible American Express Card for this offer. Corporate Cards and all prepaid Card products (other than American Express Serve® and Bluebird®) are not eligible

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/52559 can click his link to terms.

There we go. Thanks. I'll hold off until after SBS to make the switch.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Azis Papa on November 05, 2014, 04:56:09 PM
If I register the REDcard in someone else's name and ID# will I be able to transfer the funds to MY bank account or do the names have to match exactly?  I haven't seen this addressed in this thread yet.
Bump
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 05, 2014, 05:19:55 PM
Bump
Shouldn't be an issue
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 05:43:28 PM
Just maxed out the Temp cards (only 3 work) 4th one will just have to wait until someone turns 18. :-) Got 1k max on each today. waiting for the permanent cards. Anyone know how long they take to get delivered? Also, any way to cash out before permanent card arrives? I guess this is where they get their money from, the float for a few days.  :P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 06:05:52 PM
Just maxed out the Temp cards (only 3 work) 4th one will just have to wait until someone turns 18. :-) Got 1k max on each today. waiting for the permanent cards. Anyone know how long they take to get delivered? Also, any way to cash out before permanent card arrives? I guess this is where they get their money from, the float for a few days.  :P
I believe atm works
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 06:09:39 PM
There we go. Thanks. I'll hold off until after SBS to make the switch.
Thats how I'm rolling. Although I wouldn't be surprised if rc is sbs eligible. Terms were probably made before rc existed
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 05, 2014, 07:09:35 PM
waiting for the permanent cards. Anyone know how long they take to get delivered? Also, any way to cash out before permanent card arrives? I guess this is where they get their money from, the float for a few days.  :P

I registered on a Friday afternoon, and got the card a week and a half later on Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 05, 2014, 08:37:23 PM
I am still waiting for mine I activated last Thursday night
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BarryLincoln on November 05, 2014, 09:28:11 PM
If you've maxed out your BB during the month, then cancel and activate RC, can you load an additional $5k?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 09:40:32 PM
If you've maxed out your BB during the month, then cancel and activate RC, can you load an additional $5k?
Per Dan on DDMS Comments yes u can
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 05, 2014, 09:43:26 PM
I believe atm works
ATM works quite well. Found an allpoint ATM at Shoprite. $400 max. Will try and find another one locally. PITA but works for now.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 05, 2014, 09:52:35 PM
Funny how rc uses allpoint but serve uses a different one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 06, 2014, 10:46:06 AM
did anyone use a citi cc to fund the redcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jkhein on November 06, 2014, 01:39:25 PM
Can I use the account and routing number I have for my RC, to make a cc payment, or I need to send a bill payment?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 06, 2014, 01:42:06 PM
did anyone use a citi cc to fund the redcard?
yes and i didn't bather checking if it counts as CA target counts as regular perches AFAIK 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: D93 on November 06, 2014, 01:57:13 PM
Can I use the account and routing number I have for my RC, to make a cc payment, or I need to send a bill payment?
that one. If you use the routing number and account number it won't go through and you'll get a returned payment fee (same as serve http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg958376#msg958376)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 04:33:46 PM
Well card number 4 came online today. Off to make the initial deposit. Used allpoint ATM to cash out some yesterday. Only allowed me $400 per card. Tried a different location a few hours later and it still wouldnt allow more. Tried same machine this morning and it didnt work either. Will try again tonight to see if it is a 24 hour vs calendar day difference.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: BarryLincoln on November 06, 2014, 04:34:55 PM
Well card number 4 came online today. Off to make the initial deposit. Used allpoint ATM to cash out some yesterday. Only allowed me $400 per card. Tried a different location a few hours later and it still wouldnt allow more. Tried same machine this morning and it didnt work either. Will try again tonight to see if it is a 24 hour vs calendar day difference.
Gotta love the dedication... ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jkhein on November 06, 2014, 07:04:15 PM
that one. If you use the routing number and account number it won't go through and you'll get a returned payment fee (same as serve http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg958376#msg958376)
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on November 06, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
Funny how rc uses allpoint but serve uses a different one
Funny how TARGET uses allpoint but WALMART uses a different one

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 08:09:30 PM
Gotta love the dedication... ;)
I've been sidelined by bad credit and/or no credit for way too long. Finally found an opening and I'm riding it until the cows come home. Amex still owes me 125k miles they took when they cancelled me 6 years ago. Lets not discuss what I owe them. :P

Guess I'm making up for lost time and missing all other churning opportunities. We shall see how long this cc loading lasts.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 08:10:51 PM
Gotta love the dedication... ;)
And I'm gonna take the plunge for a few more cards next week.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 06, 2014, 08:15:45 PM
And I'm gonna take the plunge for a few more cards next week.
Who are your registering them to?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 08:17:06 PM
Every eligible person in my family. U gotta be creative. Sometimes the ask for ID sometimes not. Had trouble with one but solved that issue with HUCA.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 08:20:18 PM
Figured I'd max out my PRG 30k bonus first then on to growing my SPG account until I get my Everyday card...then the fun begins.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 09:35:07 PM
Seems like you can only withdraw $400 on temp card. :-[
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 06, 2014, 09:36:12 PM
I scheduled a payment to my cc, it said that payment will be applied on the 6th
It is currently 9:30 PM. And my cc was not credited they officially stand behind the date that there will be no late payments...
Anyone had this issue?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SMS331 on November 06, 2014, 09:38:21 PM

I scheduled a payment to my cc, it said that payment will be applied on the 6th
It is currently 9:30 PM. And my cc was not credited they officially stand behind the date that there will be no late payments...
Anyone had this issue?
IME it posts the following day than they say around 11am eastern time.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 06, 2014, 09:39:08 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 06, 2014, 09:42:36 PM
Seems like you can only withdraw $400 on temp card. :-[
In total? Per transaction? Per month?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 06, 2014, 11:15:06 PM
Every eligible person in my family. U gotta be creative. Sometimes the ask for ID sometimes not. Had trouble with one but solved that issue with HUCA.
Lucky you. I know my parents and in laws would not want to do it since it requires their ssn. Yes, no hard pull, but they can be like that. Somehow I doubt I could register my 4 year old.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 06, 2014, 11:15:50 PM
Seems like you can only withdraw $400 on temp card. :-[
Been mentioned many times, including on DDMS
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 11:18:30 PM
Been mentioned many times, including on DDMS
Maybe Wiki should be updated.

My inlaws wouldnt want it either, theyre the same way. My 15 y/o son though...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 11:19:38 PM
In total? Per transaction? Per month?
In total
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 06, 2014, 11:22:03 PM
Funny how TARGET uses allpoint but WALMART uses a different one
Isn't it the same amex platform?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 11:24:18 PM
Been mentioned many times, including on DDMS
Only mentions it as a daily limit. Its a total limit until perm card comes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 06, 2014, 11:26:55 PM
Maybe Wiki should be updated.

Go to it!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 06, 2014, 11:35:44 PM
Go to it!
??? OK and...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 06, 2014, 11:49:40 PM
Use the + sign on the wiki bar to open the wiki.
On the tip left of the bar is [edit].  Click on that.
Insert info in the appropriate place.
Save.
(use hint- plan before you start where you're going to inset it.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 07, 2014, 01:48:12 PM
I scheduled a payment to my cc, it said that payment will be applied on the 6th
It is currently 9:30 PM. And my cc was not credited they officially stand behind the date that there will be no late payments...
Anyone had this issue?
IME it posts the following day than they say around 11am eastern time.
It's currently 1:45 on the next day
Should I worry yet?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 07, 2014, 01:51:28 PM
It's currently 1:45 on the next day
Should I worry yet?
PUTPAC your cc company.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 07, 2014, 01:57:19 PM
Putpac?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 07, 2014, 01:57:42 PM
Putpac?
Pick Up The Phone And Call.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 07, 2014, 02:00:17 PM
I called red card
They said something about a check coming in the mail,
Either I did something wrong, or they don't know what they are talking about,
As why is bill pay coming to my house in the form of a check, I thought they are supposed to transfer directory to the cc bill hence bill pay...??
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 07, 2014, 02:15:08 PM
I called red card
They said something about a check coming in the mail,
Either I did something wrong, or they don't know what they are talking about,
As why is bill pay coming to my house in the form of a check, I thought they are supposed to transfer directory to the cc bill hence bill pay...??
How did your set it up? Did your enter the cc number to be paid?
I prefer to just transfer to my bank account and then pay myself.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 07, 2014, 02:28:59 PM
Yes I put my cc #..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 07, 2014, 03:18:48 PM
OK they sent me checks. I just got it in the mail
It says on top of the check account #... (my credit card #)
Than it says pay to... (my name)
Do i now forward this check to the cc company (mail it to them)? Or just deposit it into my bank account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 07, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
I have lounge passes up for grabs for any Redbird you can mail me.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 08, 2014, 06:29:44 PM
I have lounge passes up for grabs for any Redbird you can mail me.
I'll offering the same.  (Good idea peace123.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 08, 2014, 09:41:19 PM
Has anyone gotten a conclusive answer about Redcard being eligible for SBS?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 08, 2014, 10:33:34 PM
In the terms. 1. Limit three (3) $10 statement credits per eligible American Express Card. To receive the offer, Card Members must register any eligible American Express Card for this offer. Corporate Cards and all prepaid Card products (other than American Express Serve® and Bluebird®) are not eligible

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/52559 can click his link to terms.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 08, 2014, 10:46:58 PM


As stated earlier these T&Cs were issued before RedCard was launched.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 08, 2014, 10:57:17 PM
As stated earlier these T&Cs were issued before RedCard was launched.
Good point. Anyone try syncing with Twitter
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 08, 2014, 11:17:29 PM
Will try when I get perm cards this week.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 08, 2014, 11:38:29 PM
As stated earlier these T&Cs were issued before RedCard was launched.
I stated that
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 08, 2014, 11:40:59 PM
I stated that
Ask Dan for a HT  :P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 02:39:42 AM
OK they sent me checks. I just got it in the mail
It says on top of the check account #... (my credit card #)
Than it says pay to... (my name)
Do i now forward this check to the cc company (mail it to them)? Or just deposit it into my bank account?
Bump
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: D93 on November 09, 2014, 04:31:26 AM
Bump
if it says pay to "your name" - deposit it into your bank account
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 04:33:06 AM
if it says pay to "your name" - deposit it into your bank account
So how does that translates to 'bill pay'?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 09, 2014, 04:46:50 AM
OK they sent me checks. I just got it in the mail
It says on top of the check account #... (my credit card #)
Than it says pay to... (my name)
Do i now forward this check to the cc company (mail it to them)? Or just deposit it into my bank account?

How many checks did you receive?

Would they make a 50 check delivery like Bluebird does?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 04:58:13 AM
How many checks did you receive?

Would they make a 50 check delivery like Bluebird does?
Well 2
As I tried paying 2 cc bills
Not sure about the 50 checks (Never used bluebird)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 09, 2014, 06:50:30 AM
Well 2
As I tried paying 2 cc bills
Not sure about the 50 checks (Never used bluebird)
Why not just call them and find out what went wrong and what to do with the checks?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 09, 2014, 07:34:31 AM
I just paid my cc bill with my redcard.
I hope that doesn't happen to me
now I am getting nervous
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 09, 2014, 08:09:38 AM
Per askAmex card is not eligible for SBS. Anyone hear differently?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 09, 2014, 09:00:26 AM
As stated earlier these T&Cs were issued before RedCard was launched.
They were aware of the RC when the T&C's were written.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 09:09:19 AM
Why not just call them and find out what went wrong and what to do with the checks?
Well, I called to find out why it wasn't credited to my account.. The guy said it's in the mail..
I thought he didn't know what he was talking about so I decided to wait till I get the mail, and then if I didn't get it, call again..
But the real question is, is paying your own cc allowed?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SMS331 on November 09, 2014, 09:10:09 AM

OK they sent me checks. I just got it in the mail
It says on top of the check account #... (my credit card #)
Than it says pay to... (my name)
Do i now forward this check to the cc company (mail it to them)? Or just deposit it into my bank account?
This may be obvious but are you certain you filled out all the bill pay correctly? I.e. did you choose chase credit card as your payee and then put in your cc#?
It sounds like you accidentally hit pay someone else and then put yourself as the payee and just typed in all your cc info there which is why they sent you a check to yourself.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 09:14:50 AM
This may be obvious but are you certain you filled out all the bill pay correctly? I.e. did you choose chase credit card as your payee and then put in your cc#?
It sounds like you accidentally hit pay someone else and then put yourself as the payee and just typed in all your cc info there which is why they sent you a check to yourself.
I did select (pay someone) myself,
As the other option was a business..
Was I supposed to do business...?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 09:30:42 AM
Ah, was I supposed to put,
Business,
"the bank",
Credit card #,
Amount,
(and the credit card address)
???
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 09:47:57 AM
Anyway to get multiple temporary cards on the same day? I read that you can change your social you enter by a number or two, would that work or no since they take ur ID as well?

Thnx
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 09, 2014, 10:00:50 AM
Anyway to get multiple temporary cards on the same day? I read that you can change your social you enter by a number or two, would that work or no since they take ur ID as well?

Thnx
They don't check the SSN, so yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SMS331 on November 09, 2014, 01:57:23 PM

I did select (pay someone) myself,
As the other option was a business..
Was I supposed to do business...?
Yes. You go to pay bills add a payee and choose business. When you search for in the box that tells you to search for a business chase credit cards will come up. Follow the instructions and you'll be good to go.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 01:58:28 PM
And put chase mailing address?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SMS331 on November 09, 2014, 02:01:26 PM

And put chase mailing address?
Since its a registered business with redcard it will only ask for your acct # which is your cc # they will take care of the rest. Try it out and see if you still have more questions.  It should be pretty self explanatory once you see the steps.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 09, 2014, 02:02:57 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 09, 2014, 02:06:14 PM
They don't check the SSN, so yes.
they do swipe your license. Not sure if that matters.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 09, 2014, 02:09:05 PM
they do swipe your license. Not sure if that matters.
As long as u dont use the same ss# they dont care. They scan license as many times as you want. all account info can be changed when you register.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bennelz on November 09, 2014, 04:49:17 PM
Has anyone else received an error message when trying to register the card online:
"The card number and security code does not match. Please check your information and try again."

I've checked and retyped a few times, they definitely match.

EDIT: Purchased two cards from the same cashier, she scanned my ID twice and I entered the same personal information both times
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 05:13:43 PM
Confirmed that you can buy more than one in the same store. I bought two with the same person. They scanned ID card but I put in different socials each time.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 09, 2014, 05:16:00 PM
Confirmed that you can buy more than one in the same store. I bought two with the same person. They scanned ID card but I put in different socials each time.

And the corresponding birthdates with each one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 05:16:50 PM
And the corresponding birthdates with each one?

Used different birthdates. Just made them up
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 09, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
Im sure this was asked upthread or in the comments on DDMS but cant locate it. Can I buy more than one temp card at once? I'll be in MA tomorrow and I'm more than willing to pick up a few if that is possible for myself and other DDFers

Yes

-1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 09, 2014, 06:48:51 PM

Glad we straightened that out...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 09, 2014, 07:03:21 PM
Glad we straightened that out...
When Dan -1s you, you remember :-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 09, 2014, 07:04:05 PM
When Dan -1s you, you remember :-)
+10000
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 09, 2014, 07:04:10 PM
When Dan -1s you, you remember :-)
"And how does that make you feel??"
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on November 09, 2014, 07:09:02 PM
"And how does that make you feel??"
Are you Dr Phil?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 09, 2014, 07:10:15 PM
Used different birthdates. Just made them up

Make sure you remember the date you made up, because you'll need it to register the card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 09, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
Make sure you remember the date you made up, because you'll need it to register the card.
I think that when you register the card you can use a completely different name and birthday.
CmIIW
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 07:18:14 PM

Make sure you remember the date you made up, because you'll need it to register the card.
.

That wouldn't make sense. Bc how can you do different socials with different birthdays. Wouldn't they need to match?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 09, 2014, 07:20:04 PM
I think that when you register the card you can use a completely different name and birthday.
CmIIW
You can,  but in the first screen, you need the one that you bought with
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 07:24:32 PM

You can,  but in the first screen, you need the one that you bought with
you sure?

I used the person who i was registering the card for with their dob
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 09, 2014, 07:26:08 PM
I think that when you register the card you can use a completely different name and birthday.
CmIIW

You are right, but in order to register you need to enter the card number and the birthday that you gave them when you bought it. After that you can change to whatever you want.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 09, 2014, 07:28:20 PM
you sure?

I used the person who i was registering the card for with their dob
Not positive
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 09, 2014, 07:29:36 PM

You are right, but in order to register you need to enter the card number and the birthday that you gave them when you bought it. After that you can change to whatever you want.

Interesting.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 09, 2014, 07:29:52 PM
Has anyone else received an error message when trying to register the card online:
"The card number and security code does not match. Please check your information and try again."

I've checked and retyped a few times, they definitely match.

EDIT: Purchased two cards from the same cashier, she scanned my ID twice and I entered the same personal information both times
I had someone pick me up a red card and they loaded it with a penny, when I tried registering the card I got that message, so I called amex and he said that the cashier in target didn't activate the card correctly, and the only way to use the card is to send in the info that the card was activated with, along with the target receipt. I couldn't send in the info because when activating the card he made up the numbers so I'm still waiting to get another card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 09, 2014, 07:34:04 PM
I had someone pick me up a red card and they loaded it with a penny, when I tried registering the card I got that message, so I called amex and he said that the cashier in target didn't activate the card correctly, and the only way to use the card is to send in the info that the card was activated with, along with the target receipt. I couldn't send in the info because when activating the card he made up the numbers so I'm still waiting to get another card.
the free card or a $5 card/state? My memort is from the $5 location.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 09, 2014, 07:47:52 PM
I had someone pick me up a red card and they loaded it with a penny, when I tried registering the card I got that message, so I called amex and he said that the cashier in target didn't activate the card correctly, and the only way to use the card is to send in the info that the card was activated with, along with the target receipt. I couldn't send in the info because when activating the card he made up the numbers so I'm still waiting to get another card.
It's been reported that activating with under $1 can cause issues.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 09, 2014, 08:10:14 PM
the free card or a $5 card/state? My memort is from the $5 location.
well the cashier told him that he has to load it with any amount, even a penny, this was in Pittsburgh
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 09, 2014, 08:12:30 PM
It's been reported that activating with under $1 can cause issues.
the amex rep. was also a bit surprised that the cashier let him load less than a dollar
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 09, 2014, 08:57:26 PM
the amex rep. was also a bit surprised that the cashier let him load less than a dollar
T&C explicitly allow $0.01
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SearchGuy on November 09, 2014, 10:34:01 PM
So in the Target store I went today the cashiers sent me to CS... (they didn't make me any issues loading $2500 in two and a half shots)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ganizzy on November 09, 2014, 11:32:57 PM
A friend loaded mine with one penny.  I had no problems.  Made up the birth date on the first screen.  Went thru no problem
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 09, 2014, 11:52:59 PM
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 10, 2014, 12:45:41 AM
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
Yes and no,
I received my card 3 days after registering,.
But the more into the program it goes, the more cards they need to make, the longer it will take, a friend of mine, registered last week Wednesday, and got it this past shabbos,
But it does make sense that the longer in the longer to receive,
If you don't receive it tomorrow (Monday) I would call..
Unless it's the holiday season that's delaying, as if you don't get Monday, I don't think there is mail Tuesday..
It also might depend on where your shipping it to, I sent mine to NY, that might be a factor..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 10, 2014, 12:46:39 AM
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
Did you get an email that it shipped?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 10, 2014, 12:48:16 AM
Did you get an email that it shipped?
Not yet
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 10, 2014, 12:49:47 AM
Not yet
Then I would call...
2 weeks is long without shipping...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 10, 2014, 12:57:48 AM
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 10, 2014, 12:58:46 AM
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.
Please explain?
You mean with red?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 10, 2014, 07:04:49 AM
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.
200s?  How did the cashier react
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 10, 2014, 08:39:40 AM
I don't think this question has been answered in the wiki or upthread:

Is there any way, other than Target spending (purchases) to unload a temporary RedBird prepaid card?

In my unbridled enthusiasm, I purchased an extra temp card and loaded it with $500 but now don't think I have a real person's identity to convert it to a permanent card.

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 10, 2014, 08:43:06 AM
you can load it onto a AFT (Amex for Target) and cash out at an ATM-verified.
Based on this, i would think that you can can transfer it from one red card to another, but i have never tested that.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 10, 2014, 08:43:21 AM
I don't think this question has been answered in the wiki or upthread:

Is there any way, other than Target spending (purchases) to unload a temporary RedBird prepaid card?

In my unbridled enthusiasm, I purchased an extra temp card and loaded it with $500 but now don't think I have a real person's identity to convert it to a permanent card.

Thanks.
So when they mentioned the word ATM up thread  that didn't answer this question?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 10, 2014, 08:47:46 AM
IME, unregistered card cannot be unloaded at ATM.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 10, 2014, 10:48:45 AM
IME, unregistered card cannot be unloaded at ATM.
So when they mentioned the word ATM up thread  that didn't answer this question?

Yes, IME, as well, can't use ATM with an unregistered temp card.  (A registered temp card works fine to unload, though.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 10, 2014, 10:49:47 AM
you can load it onto a AFT (Amex for Target) and cash out at an ATM-verified.
Based on this, i would think that you can can transfer it from one red card to another, but i have never tested that.

This is interesting. I'll try in the next few days and report back. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 10, 2014, 01:03:37 PM
Just loaded and activated a fee free one in NY without an issue
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 10, 2014, 01:11:14 PM
Just loaded and activated a fee free one in NY without an issue
What did you tell the cashier?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: belighted on November 10, 2014, 01:14:56 PM
What did you tell the cashier?
I did it as well.....no need to say anything the machine prompts them to scan your license and they ask you how much you want to load ..... The rest you do yourself on the keypad
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 10, 2014, 01:25:17 PM
I did it as well.....no need to say anything the machine prompts them to scan your license and they ask you how much you want to load ..... The rest you do yourself on the keypad
So you just hand them the card and say you want to activate it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 10, 2014, 01:36:27 PM
What did you tell the cashier?
He just wanted to know where I got it from, I told him my brother sent it to me,
After the fact, he showed it to other CS agent to say how cool they are, and that they are prob going to be at all target stores..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: belighted on November 10, 2014, 02:30:52 PM
So you just hand them the card and say you want to activate it?
Personally I did not say anything I just gave it to her and she scanned it and the machine prompted her for everything
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 10, 2014, 02:40:17 PM
He just wanted to know where I got it from, I told him my brother sent it to me,
After the fact, he showed it to other CS agent to say how cool they are, and that they are prob going to be at all target stores..
Personally I did not say anything I just gave it to her and she scanned it and the machine prompted her for everything
Cool, thanks!
Mine is on the way - getting excited!
:)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on November 10, 2014, 06:41:39 PM
I don't think this question has been answered in the wiki or upthread:

Is there any way, other than Target spending (purchases) to unload a temporary RedBird prepaid card?

In my unbridled enthusiasm, I purchased an extra temp card and loaded it with $500 but now don't think I have a real person's identity to convert it to a permanent card.

Thanks.
You can use it to load your registered card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 10, 2014, 09:56:31 PM
Then I would call...
2 weeks is long without shipping...
Never got an email that it shipped and they just showed up today...let the games begin!!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 10, 2014, 10:39:21 PM
Never got an email that it shipped and they just showed up today...let the games begin!!!
As did mine. Game on 😄
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 11, 2014, 12:32:09 AM
Anyone do a load in Chicago yet? Let the games begin..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2014, 02:20:54 AM
gonna be driving out to WI from Chicago to get this card today.  Yet to find the nearest Target in WI here they carry this. Please give me a tip on how to get this.

go to cashier , look at the rack, pick up one, tell the cashier you want to buy and load? Do they ask for my ID? and SS and address? can't buy one for my sister?
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 11, 2014, 06:02:15 AM
gonna be driving out to WI from Chicago to get this card today.  Yet to find the nearest Target in WI here they carry this. Please give me a tip on how to get this.

go to cashier , look at the rack, pick up one, tell the cashier you want to buy and load? Do they ask for my ID? and SS and address? can't buy one for my sister?
Thanks
You'll need your SS#, but it can later be registered in someone else's #. There's a limit to how many you can buy in a day. (It may be 1)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2014, 07:05:48 AM
Anyone do a load in Chicago yet?
Yes (not me).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2014, 07:13:37 AM
Yes (not me).
+1 (also not me)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yyonah on November 11, 2014, 09:35:59 AM
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 11, 2014, 09:38:03 AM
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?
she can activate it in her name, and you can register it in your name
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 11, 2014, 09:39:00 AM
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?

She has to put in "a" drivers license. it doesn't make a diff who's. But then she can add your social or what ever other info they ask for.
Can always be changed when registering the card,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yyonah on November 11, 2014, 09:55:11 AM
So can she get one for each of us?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 11, 2014, 09:56:30 AM
So can she get one for each of us?
Yes,
Or you can just activate it yourself in your local Target store.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2014, 09:57:43 AM
Yes,
Or you can just activate it yourself in your local Target store.
No,  can only buy once per day per social security number
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 11, 2014, 09:58:57 AM
No,  can only buy once per day per social security number
Sorry.
So she can put in her social once. and yours the next time. 
The social and the drivers licence do not need to match
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on November 11, 2014, 10:45:59 AM
Someone mentioned that there are targets near Boston that have this card but when I looked at the stores listed on the website none seemed close to Boston. Anyone know if any targets near Boston carry this card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2014, 12:33:00 PM
You'll need your SS#, but it can later be registered in someone else's #. There's a limit to how many you can buy in a day. (It may be 1)
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 11, 2014, 12:48:21 PM
Someone mentioned that there are targets near Boston that have this card but when I looked at the stores listed on the website none seemed close to Boston. Anyone know if any targets near Boston carry this card?

There is a link in the Wiki that maps where the Targets are. I personally have been using the Target in Millbury MA, right near Worcester, about 40 minutes east of Boston. Cleared out one rack...but they have plenty more  ;D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: SRM on November 11, 2014, 12:54:06 PM
Thanks but 40 min is too far to ask someone else to go out of they're way for me
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 11, 2014, 12:54:41 PM
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.

I activated one in NY yesterday,
I used my ID, when asked for S.S and birthday etc,  I used all my wife's information.
I did NOT have an issue,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 11, 2014, 01:04:43 PM
Thanks but 40 min is too far to ask someone else to go out of they're way for me
Depends where that person is coming from. Its literally 2 minutes off I-90. If they are going from NY or CT to Boston its a 5 minute detour.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2014, 01:20:02 PM
Do you get 5% back on loading with Discover or Citi Dividend card at Target?
Both these  cards offer 5% back at department stores until Dec. When I first buy this at the store and load ,  is it recommended to load with a small amount like $10?
Thanks!
I can load without any CA fees on any cards
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: whYME on November 11, 2014, 01:23:57 PM
Is there a $1000 transaction limit for loading in target?
i.e. the $2,500/day limit needs to be  $1,000/$1,000/$500?

I seem to remember reading that in the past
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2014, 01:30:00 PM
Do you get 5% back on loading with Discover or Citi Dividend card at Target?
Both these  cards offer 5% back at department stores until Dec. When I first buy this at the store and load ,  is it recommended to load with a small amount like $10?
Thanks!
I can load without any CA fees on any cards
Good idea, try and report back
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 11, 2014, 01:56:59 PM
Is there a $1000 transaction limit for loading in target?
i.e. the $2,500/day limit needs to be  $1,000/$1,000/$500?

I seem to remember reading that in the past
Yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 11, 2014, 02:07:32 PM
Just loaded the $1000 onto the temporary card in Chicago.. Oh how I love this game.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 11, 2014, 02:08:57 PM
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.

Just an FYI I went to two stores in MKE and had no issues. I got about 3-4 in each. I even used the same cashier one right after another.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: whYME on November 11, 2014, 02:25:04 PM
Yes.
TY. added to the wiki.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 11, 2014, 03:16:43 PM
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2014, 03:20:04 PM
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?
None in IL.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 11, 2014, 03:41:39 PM
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?

Closest is Milwaukee, Greenfield is about a 70 minute drive
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 11, 2014, 05:02:14 PM
Just loaded the $1000 onto the temporary card in Chicago.. Oh how I love this game.
Just loaded $2500 @ on 4 cards. I think i love this game a little too much. So many options. first max out PRG 30k, then...MQD waiver on Delta? All i have are Amex personal Platinum, PRG, Delta Gold, SPG and Citi Executive AA. Anyone have ideas or just take it one month at a time?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2014, 05:12:59 PM
Spg gold with 30k spend
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ez1985 on November 11, 2014, 05:14:12 PM
Didn't people say it isn't smart to load using amex cards because of Cash Advance?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 11, 2014, 05:15:10 PM
Didn't people say it isn't smart to load using amex cards because of Cash Advance?
No
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E R K on November 11, 2014, 05:34:55 PM
Didn't people say it isn't smart to load using amex cards because of Cash Advance?
Loaded as a charge.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hollawood24 on November 11, 2014, 06:10:12 PM
Does anyone have any extra and would be kind enough to sell me one or would someone be willing to pick one up for me? Please message me. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 11, 2014, 06:14:44 PM
Does anyone have any extra and would be kind enough to sell me one or would someone be willing to pick one up for me? Please message me. Thanks!
try here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.0
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hollawood24 on November 11, 2014, 06:27:09 PM
try here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.0

Thanks! Much appreciated.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2014, 09:11:52 PM
I have Serve card which I love for WM cashier load and the amex offers you get sometimes. I also  drove to WI today and got Redbird. I got 2 using my sister and brother's  info in the Target. I have their BB card and cancel it to order permanent ones. I am trying to keep my serve in my name and use  the REDBIRD I got with my sister's info. Does the name on CC and REDBIRD has to match to load?  Is there reason to  keep Serve if I can have Redbird?

What's the trick here? Can I order a permanent REDBIRD in my sister's name and  can I load my credit cards in my name  to her REDBIRD at target?

Please advice
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 11, 2014, 09:14:23 PM
I have Serve card which I love for WM cashier load and the amex offers you get sometimes. I also  drove to WI today and got Redbird. I got 2 using my sister and brother's  info in the Target. I have their BB card and cancel it to order permanent ones. I am trying to keep my serve in my name and use  the REDBIRD I got with my sister's info. Does the name on CC and REDBIRD has to match to load?  Is there reason to  keep Serve if I can have Redbird?

What's the trick here? Can I order a permanent REDBIRD in my sister's name and  can I load my credit cards in my name  to her REDBIRD at target?

Please advice
you shouldn't have issues loading her RC with your CC
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2014, 09:26:30 PM
you shouldn't have issues loading her RC with your CC
They don't  act smart & Demand to show this or that like  some of the WM cashiers do when loading right?

 I have total of 2 Serve cards. My own & wife's. Used to have my sister's BB but canceled it. Have BB in my niece's name.

I got 4 temporary Redbirds today.  Does Redbird have all the features of Serve card? Can I get Amexoffers on  Redbird like I get with Serve?


Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 11, 2014, 10:03:26 PM


They don't  act smart & Demand to show this or that like  some of the WM cashiers do when loading right?
I've heard of reports of them checking ID, but personally they never checked. I guess it depends on the location

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 11, 2014, 11:20:35 PM
Do you get 5% back on loading with Discover or Citi Dividend card at Target?
Both these  cards offer 5% back at department stores until Dec. When I first buy this at the store and load ,  is it recommended to load with a small amount like $10?
Thanks!
I can load without any CA fees on any cards
IIRC discover clearly states that superstores ie walmart/target are excluded, and I'm pretty sure citi too. Besides most targets that sell even a small amount of groceries are classified as a supermarket IME. So don't get your hopes up too high.....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 12:46:56 AM
I bought temporary card today and was asked for ID but  the rep  only scanned the back of my ID . I entered  the SS, DOB myself . They entered address
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 12, 2014, 01:03:53 AM
I bought temporary card today and was asked for ID but  the rep  only scanned the back of my ID . I entered  the SS, DOB myself . They entered address
i would not count on that though its true thy never looked on my ID even after 6 times ;D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 01:43:23 AM


I got 4 Temporary Redbirds today.  I already have my own Isis Serve & Serve card, wife has her own Isis serve & Serve card. I was using my sister's Bluebird card but I cancelled it 2 months ago and haven't signed up Isis serve or anything else in her name yet. I have my niece's Bluebird card.

I would like to get Permanent Redbirds for myself and wife for Target in store CC load purpose. I would also like to keep at least one Isis serve and Serve card  for Amex sync offers.
So Can I get a permanent Redbird for my sister in her name  but I use it to load my credit card at Target? Does name on  Redbird and Credit card you are using to load have to match?  What would you do in this situation?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 12, 2014, 01:46:15 AM

I got 4 Temporary Redbirds today.  I already have my own Isis Serve & Serve card, wife has her own Isis serve & Serve card. I was using my sister's Bluebird card but I cancelled it 2 months ago and haven't signed up Isis serve or anything else in her name yet. I have my niece's Bluebird card.

I would like to get Permanent Redbirds for myself and wife for Target in store CC load purpose. I would also like to keep at least one Isis serve and Serve card  for Amex sync offers.
So Can I get a permanent Redbird for my sister in her name  but I use it to load my credit card at Target? Does name on  Redbird and Credit card you are using to load have to match?  What would you do in this situation?
didn't you already ask this question a couple of posts up?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 03:19:16 AM

I got 4 Temporary Redbirds today.  I already have my own Isis Serve & Serve card, wife has her own Isis serve & Serve card. I was using my sister's Bluebird card but I cancelled it 2 months ago and haven't signed up Isis serve or anything else in her name yet. I have my niece's Bluebird card.

I would like to get Permanent Redbirds for myself and wife for Target in store CC load purpose. I would also like to keep at least one Isis serve and Serve card  for Amex sync offers.
So Can I get a permanent Redbird for my sister in her name  but I use it to load my credit card at Target? Does name on  Redbird and Credit card you are using to load have to match?  What would you do in this situation?
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 04:29:22 AM
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
Makes sense! I thought it works like Serve where you have to match the name on Serve and Credit card to load
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 12, 2014, 04:38:34 AM
Does the original load on the temp card automatically transfer to the permanent one?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 12, 2014, 07:22:22 AM
Does the original load on the temp card automatically transfer to the permanent one?
Yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 12, 2014, 08:36:31 AM
Just loaded $1000 no problem. When I wanted to do it again it said cannot process transaction
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 12, 2014, 09:06:46 AM
Just loaded $1000 no problem. When I wanted to do it again it said cannot process transaction
Was it the temporary card? Did your CC get flagged for fraud?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 12, 2014, 09:14:42 AM
Was it the temporary card? Did your CC get flagged for fraud?
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 12, 2014, 09:16:20 AM
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again
Temp card can only be loaded max $1500. Did you read the wiki?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 12, 2014, 09:17:09 AM
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again
you maxed out the load amount on the temp card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 12, 2014, 09:17:53 AM
you maxed out the load amount on the temp card
Aha.
K thanks.
So gotta wait for my two permanent cards now.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 12, 2014, 09:43:19 AM
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
-1 When you reload it doesn't ask for ID, only when you activate the first time.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 09:46:27 AM
-1 When you reload it doesn't ask for ID, only when you activate the first time.
I was asked a couple of times
The 1st time she saw it, she didn't understand, the card didn't yet have my name on it.. So I suggested that its to match with the cc, she asked he's manager to "confirm" and she agreed,
But not every time did they ask, sometimes yes sometimes no
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 12, 2014, 09:51:11 AM
I was asked a couple of times
The 1st time she saw it, she didn't understand, the card didn't yet have my name on it.. So I suggested that its to match with the cc, she asked he's manager to "confirm" and she agreed,
But not every time did they ask, sometimes yes sometimes no
You wrote that the machine says check ID and I was just pointing out that is not the case. Can they technically ask for ID? Yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 09:52:55 AM
You wrote that the machine says check ID and I was just pointing out that is not the case. Can they technically ask for ID? Yes.
But I do remember the machine saying check id..
But will check again next time I shop.. I mean load
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy on November 12, 2014, 09:54:58 AM
How do I withdrawal the money from red card to my bank account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 12, 2014, 10:00:08 AM
How do I withdrawal the money from red card to my bank account?
under settings there should be an option to withdraw funds
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: avrumy on November 12, 2014, 10:08:27 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: shael on November 12, 2014, 11:11:11 AM
Awaiting my permanent card, loaded my temp in NYC without a problem (H/T noturbizness). If this is OT, kindly direct me to the right place; looking for background on how best to unload the card and triggers (e.g. - loading an SP to RED, unloading to Chase Checking and paying SP seems imprudent). TIA!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Menachemfrombp on November 12, 2014, 03:24:23 PM
"You can check which participating Target locations carry the temp Redbird card for purchase
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcar...#store-locator"

link in wiki doesn't work, only by me?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 12, 2014, 03:41:09 PM
"You can check which participating Target locations carry the temp Redbird card for purchase
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcar...#store-locator"

link in wiki doesn't work, only by me?
Fixed.
https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/#store-locator (https://amex.serve.com/prepaidredcard/#store-locator)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: donman0303 on November 12, 2014, 04:08:43 PM

Is it possible to reload a amex prepaid Redcard using a target visa credit card or target debt card. Thereby earn 5% for every dollar of manufactured spend (best part there would be no cap)?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 04:10:14 PM
Is it possible to reload a amex prepaid Redcard using a target visa credit card or target debt card. Thereby earn 5% for every dollar of manufactured spend (best part there would be no cap)?
Why is there no cap?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 12, 2014, 04:10:51 PM
Is it possible to reload a amex prepaid Redcard using a target visa credit card or target debt card. Thereby earn 5% for every dollar of manufactured spend (best part there would be no cap)?

No. Is stated upthread that if you use the Visa CC you do not get the 5% off.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 04:23:03 PM
Was able to load something on my temporary  card but the ATM in target store was chase ATM and shows limit of $400.  I couldn't  withdraw anything  and I am sure  it would  have  charged  me fee. Can I withdraw  from the temporary  card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 12, 2014, 04:44:19 PM
No.
-1

10/15: On Wednesday I went back to Target and now that the temporary card was registered and had a pin I was able to load another $1,000 onto the card from my credit card. There was no fee. I tried to load more but it was rejected.
I then went to the Target ATM machine and was able to withdraw $200 twice with no fees before the system stopped allowing further withdrawals.
I was also able to buy another REDcard. You can buy one temporary REDcard per calendar day. (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 12, 2014, 04:45:34 PM
-1

10/15: On Wednesday I went back to Target and now that the temporary card was registered and had a pin I was able to load another $1,000 onto the card from my credit card. There was no fee. I tried to load more but it was rejected.
I then went to the Target ATM machine and was able to withdraw $200 twice with no fees before the system stopped allowing further withdrawals.
I was also able to buy another REDcard. You can buy one temporary REDcard per calendar day. (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53470)

Nice! Must have missed that. Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 12, 2014, 05:02:03 PM
FYI- I posted upthread that the ATM i used in target warned me on screen that there would be a 2.50 fee added. However i chanced it, and I did not get charged. If you get charged, i would just bring the reciept over to CS. They should give you back your $.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 05:05:46 PM
FYI- I posted upthread that the ATM i used in target warned me on screen that there would be a 2.50 fee added. However i chanced it, and I did not get charged. If you get charged, i would just bring the reciept over to CS. They should give you back your $.
can you withdraw  with temporary  card?   The target I went to  had Chase ATM with  max limit  of $400 but I still couldn't  withdraw any amount.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 12, 2014, 05:06:46 PM
can you withdraw  with temporary  card?   The target I went to  had Chase ATM with  max limit  of $400 but I still couldn't  withdraw any amount.

Apparently you can but only once you've registered online for a permanent one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 05:07:17 PM
can you withdraw  with temporary  card?   The target I went to  had Chase ATM with  max limit  of $400 but I still couldn't  withdraw any amount.
I think we are looking for allpoint ATM not chase
Why weren't you able to?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 12, 2014, 05:09:34 PM
I think we are looking for allpoint ATM not chase
Why weren't you able to?

No- The Chase ones in Target are fine.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 07:00:24 PM
No- The Chase ones in Target are fine.
The ATM in Target store I went to  was Chase ATM. The same ATMs found in Chase banks and some Walgreens. It had Chase Logo. I know cos I am a Chase customer. It says max withdrawal amount is $400. It shows fees too But I tried my Red card as checking, saving, debit and all three options failed. It didn't work there. My Redbird is the temporary one and I loaded $1k.  Before I went to load and to trying to withdraw,I registered it online to order the permanent one. I thought Target stores have the allpoint or whatever  it is that many are talking about? :o
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 12, 2014, 07:17:27 PM
The ATM in Target store I went to  was Chase ATM. The same ATMs found in Chase banks and some Walgreens. It had Chase Logo. I know cos I am a Chase customer. It says max withdrawal amount is $400. It shows fees too But I tried my Red card as checking, saving, debit and all three options failed. It didn't work there. My Redbird is the temporary one and I loaded $1k.  Before I went to load and to trying to withdraw,I registered it online to order the permanent one. I thought Target stores have the allpoint or whatever  it is that many are talking about? :o

I think that you can only withdraw on that once you have your permanent card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 07:19:17 PM
I think that you can only withdraw on that once you have your permanent card.
-1 I pulled out $400 on temp card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 12, 2014, 07:20:38 PM
-1 I pulled out $400 on temp card

His seems to be a Chase ATM that was in a Target.
Maybe that's different.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 07:22:26 PM
His seems to be a Chase ATM that was in a Target.
Maybe that's different.
That's what I thought (see above) but Ppl say different, unless the temp doesn't work on the CHASE? But we'll work on the other..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 12, 2014, 07:43:31 PM
The  Chase ATM  was the only ATM in the target store and what is even worse is that it is installed next to the customer service area where you go to load. Chase Atm withdrawal is fee free only for chase customers with Chase debit Atm card and useless for Redbird  holders
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 12, 2014, 07:55:30 PM
To note: I gave a $0 REDcard to the chocolate booth to give to the first person to mention DDF
at Day Two of Kosherfest. I heard he was happy and he said that he will need to read this thread to learn how to use it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 12, 2014, 08:07:57 PM
Was just in target to load
I decided not to do the max load of 1,000 I did odd numbers like 986.. As I used the same card 2ws to load the same card.
Also I asked if I can walk out with unregistered cards they said no,
I guess I'll ask again next time..
But to those that said cant use the same card 2 times, not true...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Chuki on November 12, 2014, 10:44:23 PM
I registered it online with my siblings DOB & SS, but used my address as my sibling lives in Canada. Now Amex is asking me to upload proof of address but I have none in his name at the address I gave. Can I give them his Canadian address?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 12, 2014, 11:29:42 PM
I registered it online with my siblings DOB & SS, but used my address as my sibling lives in Canada. Now Amex is asking me to upload proof of address but I have none in his name at the address I gave. Can I give them his Canadian address?
Does he have the same last name?
Amex wants a drivers license or something that's his, but wouldn't a family utility bill work?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Chuki on November 12, 2014, 11:30:59 PM
Different last name
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 13, 2014, 11:21:28 AM
Was just in target to load
I decided not to do the max load of 1,000 I did odd numbers like 986.. As I used the same card 2ws to load the same card.
...
But to those that said cant use the same card 2 times, not true...

If you mean me, i never said that you cant use the same card twice. I did say that in splitting a transaction, you cannot use the same debit card twice for the same single load. If they reswipe the redcard, you can do another load with whatever card you want.

As a side note, its much easier to split the transaction using credit than using debit, in my experience.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 13, 2014, 12:19:42 PM


As a side note, its much easier to split the transaction using credit than using debit, in my experience.
I've done both with no issues at all

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 13, 2014, 12:33:39 PM
I is it normall, that the $1000 I swiped yesterday is not showing up on my ink plus online...
Not even going against available credit
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 13, 2014, 12:45:05 PM
I registered it online with my siblings DOB & SS, but used my address as my sibling lives in Canada. Now Amex is asking me to upload proof of address but I have none in his name at the address I gave. Can I give them his Canadian address?
Do you have any choice? It sounds like giving the Canadian ID and address is the only option.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Chuki on November 13, 2014, 12:46:32 PM
Question is if they will allow a Canadian address? Or this a product for the USA
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bb1836 on November 13, 2014, 01:02:13 PM
I is it normall, that the $1000 I swiped yesterday is not showing up on my ink plus online...
Not even going against available credit
Transactions often take a day or two to post. Dw it'll show up. Nothing is free 😜
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 13, 2014, 01:08:16 PM
I is it normall, that the $1000 I swiped yesterday is not showing up on my ink plus online...
Not even going against available credit
Yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 13, 2014, 01:10:04 PM
How many times can I load my Temporary card? 1k max a day up to $5k? or until you get the permanent one? I registered it online and the permanent one should be coming
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 13, 2014, 01:15:56 PM
How many times can I load my Temporary card? 1k max a day up to $5k? or until you get the permanent one? I registered it online and the permanent one should be coming
Been discussed upthread many times. $500 initial load, plus $1000. no more.
Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg963572#msg963572) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg956675#msg956675) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955318#msg955318) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955322#msg955322) and
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg952991#msg952991)

Took me 3 minutes to find those. search each page for temp.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 13, 2014, 02:06:28 PM
Been discussed upthread many times. $500 initial load, plus $1000. no more.
Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg963572#msg963572) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg956675#msg956675) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955318#msg955318) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955322#msg955322) and
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg952991#msg952991)

Took me 3 minutes to find those. search each page for temp.
thank you! 8)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 14, 2014, 10:38:52 AM
Been discussed upthread many times. $500 initial load, plus $1000. no more.
Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg963572#msg963572) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg956675#msg956675) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955318#msg955318) and here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg955322#msg955322) and
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45709.msg952991#msg952991)

Took me 3 minutes to find those. search each page for temp.

I just added this FAQ and its answer to the wiki.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: argento on November 14, 2014, 11:16:04 AM
Two questions:
1) what's the suggested maximum amount that one can withdraw a month without risking getting the account closed?
2) if I'm trying to spend $1000 to get a bonus on an amex, will it count as meeting the spending amount?
3) if I load with an amex, will i get points as a transaction?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 14, 2014, 11:25:20 AM
Yes to 2 and 3.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 14, 2014, 12:05:24 PM
Two questions:
1) what's the suggested maximum amount that one can withdraw a month without risking getting the account closed?
All of it? what should the issue be?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 14, 2014, 12:09:51 PM
All of it? what should the issue be?
This is discussed plenty on the bb and serve threads... Should be the same
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 14, 2014, 12:14:42 PM
This is discussed plenty on the bb and serve threads... Should be the same
you with 6 posts! How dare you refer to other threads and tell another n00b that his questions has been discussed!! 8)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 14, 2014, 12:19:44 PM
you with 6 posts! How dare you refer to other threads and tell another n00b that his questions has been discussed!! 8)
Is it true?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 14, 2014, 03:14:30 PM
Also, what's the harm in answering sometimes along with directions of where it's found?
You already took the time to answer.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 15, 2014, 06:04:06 PM
Also, what's the harm in answering sometimes along with directions of where it's found?
You already took the time to answer.
No harm at all, except the answer is not simple. No one really knows how often we can do it before getting shut down.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 15, 2014, 06:19:01 PM
the permanent card is shipped from MN?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bermo on November 15, 2014, 08:35:14 PM
Anyone know if I use a Citi card will it come up as cash advance
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: mawmaw on November 15, 2014, 09:50:39 PM
Anyone know if I use a Citi card will it come up as cash advance
^
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bermo on November 15, 2014, 09:53:15 PM
Nothing came up in search
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: DealChaser on November 15, 2014, 09:58:06 PM
Anyone know if I use a Citi card will it come up as cash advance

I've done multiple transactions with a Citi card and each time it has shown up as a regular purchase coded "Grocery Store, Supermarket."
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bermo on November 15, 2014, 09:58:40 PM
Thanx
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 15, 2014, 11:07:00 PM
I tried to use my IHG card and it was declined
any reason why?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2014, 11:07:53 PM
I tried to use my IHG card and it was declined
any reason why?
Could be the charge was flagged for some reason. Give chase a call?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 15, 2014, 11:20:52 PM
PSA: Someone told me that he by mistake tried registering online before activating in-store. He got an error that the card # and the security code don't match. When I told him he needs to activate it, he went to target, but the register gave an error "Do Not Sell", and wouldn't activate it. Someone told me that he heard that trying to register it before activating flags it for fraud, and you can't activate it afterwards.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 15, 2014, 11:24:06 PM
PSA: Someone told me that he by mistake tried registering online before activating in-store. He got an error that the card # and the security code don't match. When I told him he needs to activate it, he went to target, but the register gave an error "Do Not Sell", and wouldn't activate it. Someone told me that he heard that trying to register it before activating flags it for fraud, and you can't activate it afterwards.
that makes total sense, assume for a second, that it was really 2 Ppl, as soon as it gets activated and loaded in the store, someone else already has the information,
So it makes perfect sense that they won't sell it...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 16, 2014, 12:10:43 AM
that makes total sense, assume for a second, that it was really 2 Ppl, as soon as it gets activated and loaded in the store, someone else already has the information,
So it makes perfect sense that they won't sell it...

That's what makes this safer than the VRs.
After a CVS trip, I'd walk out into the LA parking lot with a $4K
value that could be used by anyone at anytime.

With REDcard, this process is much safer and secure.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Einstein on November 16, 2014, 01:50:54 AM
Would I be able to do this all at a self checkout?? loading etc...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 16, 2014, 02:03:11 AM
Would I be able to do this all at a self checkout?? loading etc...
Try,
But it's totally legal to go to a reg cashier
On that note, can one by any gift cards at a self check out?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bluesky on November 16, 2014, 02:14:25 AM
Would I be able to do thistles all at a selfcheckouts?? loading etc...
It wouldn't make sense since the Target software needs to verify ID when they register it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Einstein on November 16, 2014, 02:15:52 AM
It wouldn't make sense since the Target software needs to verify ID when they register it.
not to register just to load
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bluesky on November 16, 2014, 02:31:03 AM
not to register just to load
It still doesn't make sense that it should be, but I would love to be wrong.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Einstein on November 16, 2014, 02:35:24 AM
It still doesn't make sense that it should be, but I would love to be wrong.
Don't have my permanent red card yet, because I'm waiting till after small business Saturday to get it but I'll try then
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 16, 2014, 03:55:45 AM
where is the permanent card shipped from? MN?
Thank you.
Mine says shipped , don't know how long it will take
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 16, 2014, 07:26:31 AM
Quote
Could be the charge was flagged for some reason. Give chase a call?

it was a new card never used before jut go it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 16, 2014, 07:53:16 AM
it was a new card never used before jut go it

There you go. Just call. And next time you can call up and give them a heads up about the charge if you want to assure things go smoothly.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 16, 2014, 08:24:01 AM
Quote
There you go. Just call. And next time you can call up and give them a heads up about the charge if you want to assure things go smoothly.
thanks!
it didn't even work for $500
what should I tell them I am making a large purchase?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 16, 2014, 08:29:45 AM
thanks!
it didn't even work for $500
what should I tell them I am making a large purchase?

Yup, you might even be able to use the automated system.
But just tell them you're notifying them of a large purchase at Target.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 16, 2014, 08:47:23 AM
Went to target in Pittsburgh last night. They told me that to load I need to go to"Guest services".
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 16, 2014, 08:50:01 AM
Went to target in Pittsburgh last night. They told me that to load I need to go to"Guest services".
in monsey they told me the same
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 16, 2014, 09:18:25 AM
in monsey they told me the same
+1
But I was able to do not without an issue
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 16, 2014, 10:07:07 AM
Went to target in Pittsburgh last night. They told me that to load I need to go to"Guest services".

To load your temp card or your permanent card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 16, 2014, 02:55:00 PM
To load your temp card or your permanent card?

Permanent.

I went to a different target today, and one cashier called over a supervisor and she showed her how to do it. Then I went back to a different cashier, and he sent me to Guest services.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 16, 2014, 02:57:23 PM
Next time, just tell them to swipe the red card on the keyboard reader, the rest the system will take them through..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smurf on November 16, 2014, 10:48:04 PM
just tried registering my card online. Got the " we need more information error". However it's been more then an hr and no email. Is that normal? I'm afraid I mistyped the email address
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 16, 2014, 10:48:23 PM
just tried registering my card online. Got the " we need more information error". However it's been more then an hr and no email. Is that normal? I'm afraid I mistyped the email address
Call in.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 16, 2014, 10:50:59 PM
I am going to me tomorrow in silver spring md can someone please tell me where to get this card ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 16, 2014, 10:51:27 PM
I am going to me tomorrow in silver spring md can someone please tell me where to get this card ?
Check the link in the wiki
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: smurf on November 16, 2014, 11:02:05 PM
Call in.
I would except...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 16, 2014, 11:05:36 PM
just tried registering my card online. Got the " we need more information error". However it's been more then an hr and no email. Is that normal? I'm afraid I mistyped the email address
Call in. I waited days and never got the email.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 16, 2014, 11:10:13 PM
I am going to me tomorrow in silver spring md can someone please tell me where to get this card ?
if possible can you please get me one too, thanks!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 17, 2014, 03:15:30 AM
if possible can you please get me one too, thanks!
+1 :-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 17, 2014, 10:48:52 AM
if possible can you please get me one too, thanks!
+2 ;D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 17, 2014, 11:00:05 AM
Please help me asap dont tell me to look on the map it does not help me I am Here in Silver Spring md Looking for a store who sell this card went to 2 store and they Don't have it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:11:23 AM
Please help me asap dont tell me to look on the map it does not help me I am Here in Silver Spring md Looking for a store who sell this card went to 2 store and they Don't have it
How far are you willing to drive
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 17, 2014, 11:31:09 AM
Please help me asap dont tell me to look on the map it does not help me I am Here in Silver Spring md Looking for a store who sell this card went to 2 store and they Don't have it
According to the map, The stores in Silver spring Md all DON"T have cards.  The closest is in RIchmond, VA.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 17, 2014, 11:32:38 AM
Each account holder needs a unique email address. IME, adding a + to a gmail account did not help. Does anyone have experience with adding a . to the email?
Or googlemail.com?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 17, 2014, 11:32:54 AM
According to the map, The stores in Silver spring Md all DON"T have cards.  The closest is in RIchmond, VA.
ok can u please tell me which store is the nearest please ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 17, 2014, 11:34:26 AM
Each account holder needs a unique email address. IME, adding a + to a gmail account did not help. Does anyone have experience with adding a . to the email?
Or googlemail.com?
Do not have the card but that should do the trick.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 11:35:12 AM
Each account holder needs a unique email address. IME, adding a + to a gmail account did not help. Does anyone have experience with adding a . to the email?
Or googlemail.com?
Don't you need a unique SSN too?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 17, 2014, 11:35:41 AM
Do the green stars on the map not mean that they have them? Only the red diamonds?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 17, 2014, 11:36:32 AM
ok can u please tell me which store is the nearest please ?
Map ahas a green star on
Laurel MD
3343 Corridor Marketplace
State
MD
Zip
20724-2378
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 17, 2014, 11:37:11 AM
Don't you need a unique SSN too?
I got that. Just want to simplify all the emails.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:39:43 AM
According to the map, The stores in Silver spring Md all DON"T have cards.  The closest is in RIchmond, VA.
Don't go to Richmond. There are stores North of silver spring that have
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:40:16 AM
Do not have the card but that should do the trick.
Yes, it does work
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 11:44:53 AM
I got that. Just want to simplify all the emails.
Funny that it's easier to get a new SSN than a new email...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 17, 2014, 11:47:37 AM
Yes, it does work
did you also have a negative experience with the + trick? (Pardon the pun)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:48:42 AM
did you also have a negative experience with the + trick? (Pardon the pun)
I tried it, didn't work
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 17, 2014, 11:50:09 AM
On the map Green stars are NO.  and Red diamonds are YES.
Don't go to Richmond. There are stores North of silver spring that have
So tell him which one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 17, 2014, 11:51:01 AM
On the map Green stars are NO.  and Red diamonds are YES.
So then there are none close to Silver Spring
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:51:42 AM
On the map Green stars are NO.  and Red diamonds are YES.So tell him which one.
Laurel (see above) should work. The one that I have been at, is farther North
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:51:45 AM
Do the green stars on the map not mean that they have them? Only the red diamonds?
Green means no charge red means $5 charge
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:52:58 AM
On the map Green stars are NO.  and Red diamonds are YES.So tell him which one.
"Shows locations that sell the temporary Prepaid REDCard. Green stars show locations providing free temp cards, red diamonds are charging $5"
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:54:23 AM
Laurel (see above) should work. The one that I have been at, is farther North
3343 Corridor Marketplace, laurel
2384 BRANDERMILL BLVD, gambrills
6111 Dobbin Rd, columbia
3559 Boston Street,ore (just off 95)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 17, 2014, 11:59:43 AM
"Shows locations that sell the temporary Prepaid REDCard. Green stars show locations providing free temp cards, red diamonds are charging $5"
Not clear at all from looking at the map.  Sorry I led anyone astray.
(I'm in NY- no redcards anywhere - no experience with the map)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 12:03:03 PM
Not clear at all from looking at the map.  Sorry I led anyone astray.
(I'm in NY- no redcards anywhere - no experience with the map)
Right next to the link on the top left is a little drop down arrow that opens up more information.  It is a bit confusing, however the implication otherwise is that either all stores have it or no stores have it. If none have it, why bother putting it on the map? Unless you thought this guy went to every target store to verify the stock, in which case...wow. You give random strangers a lot of credit! :-)

Im also in NY, but i was thinking of using avios before I ended up buying from hamaivin
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bluesky on November 17, 2014, 05:15:19 PM
I have legal unregistered (no ID yet) Redcards. You can make the initial plus extra loads on with your CC. 

How many passes are you offering?
When are the expiration dates?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 17, 2014, 06:18:39 PM
Just loaded two cards with $2,000 each. No problem in Nanuet. 4x $1000 transactions.
Soooo much faster then BB
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 17, 2014, 06:28:48 PM

Just loaded two cards with $2,000 each. No problem in Nanuet. 4x $1000 transactions.
Soooo much faster then BB

True. Just loaded 2500 in Chicago. Yay.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 17, 2014, 08:16:24 PM
True. Just loaded 2500 in Chicago. Yay.
maxed out for November...cant wait for December 1. This is like taking candy from a kid.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 17, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
Tried loading at a Chicago store. PUlled out my wife's CC to load, the rep asked for ID when she needed the last 4 digit. I gave my DL and she says  she wouldn't do it since  my ID and wife's card don't match , fine for me!
I swiped my Club Carlson US bank card for $1k load. The charge got blocked, received fraud alert text. I answered yes and charge still wouldn't go. Called fraud dept, the guy stays on hole while I try second time. The load still wouldn't work. Says will transfer to supervisor. I waited at least 15 mins in store while on phone. I called again and the lady says I should go to a branch. I than left the store. Called  the card company again and spoke to supervisors. I demanded at least 20k points compensation or will cancel my card. I didn't get the 20k points but did get lot of points as compensation for the  whole trouble. I am satisfied! I didn't go back since I spend too much time in store trying to load  and I had to go home.
The US bank club carlson  card has pathetic fraud  system. Even after answering yes on TEXT and on phone with fraud alert rep, Charge still keeps getting blocked.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 08:33:09 PM
Tried loading at a Chicago store. PUlled out my wife's CC to load, the rep asked for ID when she needed the last 4 digit. I gave my DL and she says  she wouldn't do it since  my ID and wife's card don't match , fine for me!
I swiped my Club Carlson US bank card for $k load. The charge got blocked, received fraud alert text. I answered yes and charge still wouldn't go. Called fraud dept, the guy stays on hole while I try second time. The load still wouldn't work. Says will transfer to supervisor. I waited at least 15 mins in store while on phone. I called again and the lady says I should go to a branch. I than left the store. Called  the card company again and spoke to supervisors. I demanded at least 20k points compensation or will cancel my card. I didn't get the 20k points but did get lot of points as compensation for the  whole trouble. I didn't go back since I spend too much time in store trying to load .
The US bank club carlson  card has pathetic fraud  system. Even after answering yes on TEXT and on phone with fraud alert rep, Charge still keeps getting blocked.
What was the hold up in the end
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 17, 2014, 08:33:21 PM
Had no problem swiping my wife's card in Nanuet.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 17, 2014, 08:37:37 PM
What was the hold up in the end
THE FIRST FEW FRAUD ALERT REPS JUST BEING AZ**** and didn't know how to do it right or unblock. They even demanded me to go to a US bank branch location to verify. really, at 7 pm at night? One phone rep even asked me if it was a GC purchase, I SAID no! I left the store since the hold for supervisors on phone  was too long.  Got angry and fraustated!Only after leaving the store and being tough, I was able to get fraud alert manager  who promised me this won't happen again and a customer support manager compensated me   thousands  of points. Adter everything is said and done, I got more points than what I would have earned with the load and I still have $1k to load. :)

The lesson to learn is  if using US bank card,CALL AHEAD, OR HAVE  A FRAUD ALERT AGENT on phone  during the first load. Will do that when I try loading with my wife's CC again at a different store. My wife has to stay home to take care of our baby so I have to be pretending to be her when using her card. If they say NO since  my ID & HER CARD WON'T MATCH, I wouldn't argue cos arguing will make it worse for you and others
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 17, 2014, 08:46:24 PM
True. Just loaded 2500 in Chicago. Yay.
which store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 17, 2014, 08:46:40 PM
I might have made a rookie mistake.
I've been buying  Visa Gc's at Staples.com and loading successfully a couple of times. I decided to change it up and buy some from Walmart.com and it seems i bought a Vanilla GC (not reload able and not for atm...)
Q1. Can I use to load at the register as a Debit?
Q2. even though it says to set a pin at first use. Do i just enter any 4 digits and drain the card?
much obliged.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 17, 2014, 08:49:26 PM
I might have made a rookie mistake.
I've been buying  Visa Gc's at Staples.com and loading successfully a couple of times. I decided to change it up and buy some from Walmart.com and it seems i bought a Vanilla GC (not reload able and not for atm...)
Q1. Can I use to load at the register as a Debit?
Q2. even though it says to set a pin at first use. Do i just enter any 4 digits and drain the card?
much obliged.
I wouldn't try any visa or MC  gift cards that doesn't have your name.

The ONE  problem with load is they always need the last 4 digit of the card, during that time they  can ask for the card and your DL and see if it matches. You could be told NO since there is no name on the card to match to your DL.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 09:17:42 PM
THE FIRST FEW FRAUD ALERT REPS JUST BEING AZ**** and didn't know how to do it right or unblock. They even demanded me to go to a US bank branch location to verify. really, at 7 pm at night? One phone rep even asked me if it was a GC purchase, I SAID no! I left the store since the hold for supervisors on phone  was too long.  Got angry and fraustated!Only after leaving the store and being tough, I was able to get fraud alert manager  who promised me this won't happen again and a customer support manager compensated me   thousands  of points. Adter everything is said and done, I got more points than what I would have earned with the load and I still have $1k to load. :)

The lesson to learn is  if using US bank card,CALL AHEAD, OR HAVE  A FRAUD ALERT AGENT on phone  during the first load. Will do that when I try loading with my wife's CC again at a different store. My wife has to stay home to take care of our baby so I have to be pretending to be her when using her card. If they say NO since  my ID & HER CARD WON'T MATCH, I wouldn't argue cos arguing will make it worse for you and others
I don't think got can ever use your wife's cc for red card large purchase they always check match to ID. Just get an au card with your name
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 17, 2014, 09:32:04 PM
I don't think got can ever use your wife's cc for red card large purchase they always check match to ID. Just get an au card with your name
I just checked and the US bank site doesn't allow  online AU request, it shows a print out PDF to be printed and faxed or mailed and asks SS and DOB too.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 17, 2014, 09:50:58 PM
I don't think got can ever use your wife's cc for red card large purchase they always check match to ID. Just get an au card with your name

-1
Used it fine tonight. Her red card with her cc.. My red card with my cc. No I'd asked. Ymmv
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 09:51:58 PM
-1
Used it fine tonight. Her red card with her cc.. My red card with my cc. No I'd asked. Ymmv
How much?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 17, 2014, 09:52:48 PM
How much?

2 x $1000

Last week for $1000 as well
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E R K on November 17, 2014, 10:25:54 PM
2 x $1000

Last week for $1000 as well
Me too for my son's redcard. Spouses cc. (I didn't get the AU card yet). At 2 different Targets and no problems.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 10:28:00 PM
Is anyone loading GCs?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 17, 2014, 10:54:21 PM
Is anyone loading GCs?
I've done it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 10:57:04 PM
I've done it
Glad to hear. So what's with people saying that the CC needs to have your name on it?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 17, 2014, 10:59:46 PM
Glad to hear. So what's with people saying that the CC needs to have your name on it?
I use as a dc, no id needed
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 17, 2014, 11:00:42 PM
I use as a dc, no id needed
cool, thanks!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 17, 2014, 11:29:20 PM
I've done it
+1 target has the fastest computers... it takes seconds to complete  (unlike slow wal mart)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2014, 11:29:36 PM
Another day at Target, another 2 Ink thresholds met :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:34:43 PM
Another day at Target, another 2 Ink thresholds met :)
How many 200 vgc do you do at a time... I feel bad to stand by the cashier and load 13 cards onto one redcard
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:35:52 PM
How many 200 vgc do you do at a time... I feel bad to stand by the cashier and load 13 cards onto one redcard
Who said anything about vgc. I'm sure he's just swiping his ink cards in $1,000 increments. (or 2X $1,000 and 1X $500).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 11:36:22 PM
Who said anything about vgc. I'm sure he's just swiping his ink cards in $1,000 increments. (or 2X $1,000 and 1X $500).
-1
On an ink?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 17, 2014, 11:37:03 PM
Does this:
I use as a dc, no id needed
solve / answer this:
I might have made a rookie mistake.
I've been buying  Visa Gc's at Staples.com and loading successfully a couple of times. I decided to change it up and buy some from Walmart.com and it seems i bought a Vanilla GC (not reload able and not for atm...)
Q1. Can I use to load at the register as a Debit?
Q2. even though it says to set a pin at first use. Do i just enter any 4 digits and drain the card?
much obliged.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:44:21 PM
-1
On an ink?
i dunno - at 6.95 per $200, it's a bit costly. Big picture (forgetting spend bonus) to do 60K a year at 6.95 per $200 would cost you $2,085 and get you 300,000 UR points.Really it's only getting you an extra 240,000 points. Paying 0.87 cents per point. I guess that's worth it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2014, 11:45:40 PM
i dunno - at 6.95 per $200, it's a bit costly. Big picture (forgetting spend bonus) to do 60K a year at 6.95 per $200 would cost you $2,085 and get you 300,000 UR points.Really it's only getting you an extra 240,000 points. Paying 0.87 cents per point. I guess that's worth it.
You're forgetting the 1% cash rebate.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:46:58 PM
You're forgetting the 1% cash rebate.
So that makes it $2064.15 and 0.86 cpp. I think. Still a good deal i think.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: jbkr101 on November 17, 2014, 11:49:17 PM
Another day at Target, another 2 Ink thresholds met :)
nice meeting you on the way out!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 17, 2014, 11:51:05 PM
So that makes it $2064.15 and 0.86 cpp. I think. Still a good deal i think.

Actually $1464.15. The 1% rebate is also on the value of the card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:53:11 PM
Actually $1464.15. The 1% rebate is also on the value of the card.
Damn... Forgot about that. Gonna start don't staples runs again
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 17, 2014, 11:53:46 PM
Damn... Forgot about that. Gonna start don't staples runs again
Do it from home.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 17, 2014, 11:54:27 PM
Do it from home.
Right. TATFT
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2014, 11:56:15 PM
nice meeting you on the way out!
Heh, should've said you were a DDFer :D
Man, that was some wind though.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: oiseli48 on November 17, 2014, 11:59:26 PM
If you find the $200 visas in an actual staples, it's only 5.95, making an even better ratio
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dan on November 18, 2014, 12:00:46 AM
If you find the $200 visas in an actual staples, it's only 5.95, making an even better ratio
-1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 12:00:56 AM
That includes the fees
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: oiseli48 on November 18, 2014, 12:01:37 AM

-1

So why online does it say for the 6.95 fee, 5.95+ 1.00 shipping?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 12:04:10 AM
When doing vgc can you do 5 for a 1k purchase like cvs used to allow for vr or does it have to be separate transactions ? This may have been mentioned upthread, but tapatalk search function is not the best
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 12:09:03 AM
So why online does it say for the 6.95 fee, 5.95+ 1.00 shipping?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 18, 2014, 12:11:03 AM

It actually does say that it's 5.95 + 1 shipping if you click on "product information".

But don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 12:11:50 AM
It actually does say that it's 5.95 + 1 shipping if you click on "product information".

But don't believe everything you read on the internet.
morons
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: oiseli48 on November 18, 2014, 12:24:02 AM

It actually does say that it's 5.95 + 1 shipping if you click on "product information".

But don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Thanks.

I knew I wasn't making this up
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: menachem_m on November 18, 2014, 12:27:39 AM
Either way, its not cheaper in store.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 18, 2014, 01:43:59 AM
The $1500 load on temporary card counts towards the total $5k monthly limit when you get the permanent card? Or it is $5k monthly limit when you have the permanent card?

thank you  :)


Unbelievable! Unbelievable Frustrating  experience with US bank CC visa card with load.

I attempt the load, gets blocked. Receive text asking me to 1  for yes if I did it and get confirmation text saying card is good to go. I try loading again, wouldn't work. I called the Fraud dept line and the wait to get an agent was running longer than 20 mins, hung up,  called again while in store and no one picks up.
I left the store, called Fraud line again, asked and spoke with supervisor, made complaint. They apologized and got a customer support manager to give me some points  answered  some questions and Fraud dept supervisor told me I am all good. I drive back and still couldn't load. called fraud line and you can't get an agent to help you since the hold was for ever. I get home and spoke to Fraud rep supervisor  and he tells me the previous rep didn't do the over ride or whatever she has to do and he asks me questions and tells me this time you will not face the trouble again.

I have had to deal with these with Chase and Citi but  never like this with US bank .
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 18, 2014, 07:49:58 AM
The $1500 load on temporary card counts towards the total $5k monthly limit when you get the permanent card? Or it is $5k monthly limit when you have the permanent card?

thank you  :)


The money you load when purchasing the card is not part of the $5000. Everything else is.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 18, 2014, 11:08:16 AM
PSA: Target in Queens Center Mall is unable to do loads for at least a week, they are having problems with their system, It will display "contact CSE' I contacted amex and they confirmed the problem. (I have done loads there in the past w/o problems.)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam28 on November 18, 2014, 02:33:53 PM
can I load with a CC not the same name as the Red card ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 02:50:40 PM
can I load with a CC not the same name as the Red card ?
yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bluesky on November 18, 2014, 03:32:23 PM
If you are one of the people who PMed me regarding trading for a Redcard and have not received an answer, please PM me your email address. Your box is not accepting a return PM.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 18, 2014, 04:24:19 PM
Can  I order the permanent Redbird for 17 yrs old? Just change the year to make it age 18? Wanted to see if I can get one in my niece's name :)

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Jay s on November 18, 2014, 04:43:16 PM
Anybody know the limit of load amount on a temp card , loaded $500 by registration tried loading another $1000 next day I got a error
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 04:45:20 PM
Anybody know the limit of load amount on a temp card , loaded $500 by registration tried loading another $1000 next day I got a error
Should work. that's the limit. Maybe it was your credit card being declined?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 18, 2014, 05:15:20 PM
PSA: Target in Atlantic mall: nice cashier. no problem loading a RedCard not in my name. 1K, 1K,.5K. She didn't look at the cc's - asked me to read her the last 4 digits.  Success!

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: waygora on November 18, 2014, 05:26:25 PM
PSA: Target in Atlantic mall: nice cashier. no problem loading a RedCard not in my name. 1K, 1K,.5K. She didn't look at the cc's - asked me to read her the last 4 digits.  Success!

Thanks for this. Once I get my red card next week this is where I'll be going. Right near my office. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 18, 2014, 06:15:52 PM
Yay! My RedBird is on it's way :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 18, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
Thanks for this. Once I get my red card next week this is where I'll be going. Right near my office. Thanks!
The one in flatbush on H and Nostrand is good too. CS guy Robert is getting reall good at this. Been there too many times to count.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 18, 2014, 09:00:19 PM
is Amex ok to load from Online?

And withdrawing to a bank of america account ok?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 18, 2014, 09:17:04 PM


And withdrawing to a bank of america account ok?
I've been withdrawing to BofA without issues
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 18, 2014, 09:21:42 PM


is Amex ok to load from Online?

What do you mean load online?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 18, 2014, 10:12:08 PM
is Amex ok to load from Online?

And withdrawing to a bank of america account ok?
No,  only debit cards with your name can be loaded online. No different than bb and serve
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 18, 2014, 10:14:49 PM
No,  only debit cards with your name can be loaded online. No different than bb and serve

guess i had them confused. thnx
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rng on November 18, 2014, 11:28:23 PM
I didn't have a chance to read all 74 pages of this thread.
although i read quite a bit, I am still quite lost here.
Where d you buy the card if you live in ny and the local targets dont have these?
how do you load these and how do you pay the cc bill?
is it only worth using this card with ink cards?
what about for meeting send thresholds.
Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 18, 2014, 11:30:56 PM
I didn't have a chance to read all 74 pages of this thread.
although i read quite a bit, I am still quite lost here.
Where d you buy the card if you live in ny and the local targets dont have these?
how do you load these and how do you pay the cc bill?
is it only worth using this card with ink cards?
what about for meeting send thresholds.
Thanks in advance.
Quick question did you try page number 1 by the wiki?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 18, 2014, 11:35:00 PM
I didn't have a chance to read all 74 pages of this thread.
although i read quite a bit, I am still quite lost here.
Where d you buy the card if you live in ny and the local targets dont have these?
how do you load these and how do you pay the cc bill?
is it only worth using this card with ink cards?
what about for meeting send thresholds.
Thanks in advance.


I hope you're going to the seminar tomorrow.

More shall be revealed......,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 18, 2014, 11:36:35 PM
I didn't have a chance to read all 74 pages of this thread.
although i read quite a bit, I am still quite lost here.
Where d you buy the card if you live in ny and the local targets dont have these?
how do you load these and how do you pay the cc bill?
is it only worth using this card with ink cards?
what about for meeting send thresholds.
Thanks in advance.
Your friend in a targeted area buys it for you. He'll need his name and social, but you can then register it in your name and social.  One way to get a friend to pick one up for you is if he already did:  http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.100
You load these at Target directly with a cc.  No GCs needed.  (If you do use a debit card of any sort, please press 'debit' and use your pin.  This cost Target less than cc fees.)
This card has 'bill pay' the same as Serve and BB.  YOu pay your bills with the funds on line.
This card also allows ATM withdrawals up to certain limits.  Fee-free at certain Target ATMs.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 19, 2014, 12:06:57 AM
Is this the new BB thread?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 19, 2014, 12:10:21 AM
Is this the new BB thread?
Starting to look like it.  ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 19, 2014, 12:11:04 AM
Is this the new BB thread?
You got it. Someone needs to figure out how to have the Wiki automatically show when you try to post in this (and certain other) threads.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2014, 12:12:21 AM
Is this the new BB thread?

...currently less than 10% there in regard to thread pages. This may be a safer system, overall. And limited multi-state roll out will hopefully keep it alive longer....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 19, 2014, 12:14:27 AM
I added a summary to the beginning of the wiki.
I think the whole wiki needs to be cleaned up.


If nobody gets to it, I'll see if I have some time tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rng on November 19, 2014, 12:34:09 AM
Your friend in a targeted area buys it for you. He'll need his name and social, but you can then register it in your name and social.  One way to get a friend to pick one up for you is if he already did:  http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.100
You load these at Target directly with a cc.  No GCs needed.  (If you do use a debit card of any sort, please press 'debit' and use your pin.  This cost Target less than cc fees.)
This card has 'bill pay' the same as Serve and BB.  YOu pay your bills with the funds on line.
This card also allows ATM withdrawals up to certain limits.  Fee-free at certain Target ATMs.
why would I use a debit card? I applied 4 a cc to meet spend on. Where does a debit card and pin come in to the picture?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yudamaan on November 19, 2014, 12:37:13 AM
why would I use a debit card? I applied 4 a cc to meet spend on. Where does a debit card and pin come in to the picture?
if your loading with a gc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 19, 2014, 12:46:38 AM
Is this the new BB thread?
Another get out the big spoon thread.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 12:51:21 AM
if your loading with a gc
most like you will be refused to load with GC at many stores cos they check the card and DL and since the GC has no name to match to the DL. Don't just show DL or any ID until they ask for it.

You will talk back to the rep, the rep will call his or her supervisors, they will tell you no and ask you to leave.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 19, 2014, 12:53:27 AM
Another get out the big spoon thread.
Fork?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2014, 12:58:40 AM
Fork?

 forklift
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 19, 2014, 01:01:49 AM
Fork?
That is coming. Idiots walking in with stacks of 200 GC's to drain is just asking for trouble.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2014, 01:06:36 AM
That is coming. Idiots walking in with stacks of 200 GC's to drain is just asking for trouble.

doesn't it also work at the machine?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 19, 2014, 01:07:36 AM
doesn't it also work at the machine?
Target has a machine for this?  ???
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 19, 2014, 01:27:06 AM
Another get out the big spoon thread.
Sorry finished my whole set of silverware already.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: srap on November 19, 2014, 01:31:26 AM
Sorry finished my whole set of silverware already.
:D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2014, 01:37:40 AM
Another get out the big spoon thread.

Dan will cover it at DDSCH, however it may take him only 75 seconds total to explain....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 19, 2014, 08:30:43 AM
Atm is not working in Nanuet this morning.
That is after another successful reload of course
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rots5 on November 19, 2014, 11:56:18 AM
loaded last night in nanuet... at cashier. worked out great
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
got account review! Can I ignore it?

Is the temp card now not usable for anyone else?

Can I use the same temp card to register for someone else?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 19, 2014, 03:17:59 PM
My wife has had several challenging experiences trying to load her permanent RedCard at Target with her Chase SP and then Chase Ink.  First the problem was Chase fraud protection, but we worked through that.   But then she was only able to load $1000.  I don't know what kind of error message came up, but she got frustrated and left.

Being the trooper that she is, she went back the next day, and was only able to load $1000 again.  She tried $1000 several times and the RedBird machine wasn't allowing any more loading. It was not a problem with the charge being declined, but I don't have the specifics of what the error message was.   The cashier or manager said it's limited to $1000/day. (Obviously they don't read DDF.)

I'm hoping this is a fluke at our Target (Watertown, MA).  We were able to load $2500 at a Target in MD earlier in the week.  And no, we have not yet exceeded the $5000/month cap.

Hoping that no one else has this experience.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 03:18:24 PM
I had an issue pulling out cash the same day I paid a bill on line does this make sense,
Did anyone else notice this?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 06:18:31 PM
How do I transfer $ to my bank account?
Or is that also done in a pay a bill format?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 06:30:42 PM
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 06:35:08 PM
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away
So how should I pay my chase cc bill?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 06:43:43 PM
What about paying a Amex cc bill?
Is it an issue to do it from redcard direct?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 19, 2014, 06:48:26 PM
How do I transfer $ to my bank account?
Or is that also done in a pay a bill format?
Under settings add back account
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 19, 2014, 06:50:52 PM
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away
This happened to you?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 06:52:55 PM
So how should I pay my chase cc bill?
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 06:54:14 PM
Under settings add back account
Thanks, found it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 06:54:49 PM
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them
Does that include checks?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 19, 2014, 06:56:54 PM
Ally bank. Free checking reimburses all atm fees, great rates.
Also why are people using bill pay instead of just transferring to bank and then pay?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 06:57:03 PM
Does that include checks?
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
 Chase also doesn't like checking account deposits from many source.  If they close your checking, your cards will also be closed

If you love  your chase cards and want to keep them, you should not do these. try and use a different checking like TCF or any othe checking or  even your local small branch.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 19, 2014, 07:15:39 PM
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
 Chase also doesn't like checking account deposits from many source.  If they close your checking, your cards will also be closed

If you love  your chase cards and want to keep them, you should not do these. try and use a different checking like TCF or any othe checking or  even your local small branch.
Is multiple accounts with the same bank Ok?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 19, 2014, 07:18:17 PM
Is multiple accounts with the same bank Ok?
how else do you plan to pay the bills?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 19, 2014, 07:34:35 PM
how else do you plan to pay the bills?
No,  I mean multiple bank accounts
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 08:12:16 PM
No,  I mean multiple bank accounts
there is no such thing as a multiple bank accounts with same bank account!
clarify what you mean
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 19, 2014, 08:18:25 PM
there is no such thing as a multiple bank accounts with same bank account!
clarify what you mean
He probably means someone who has -let say- 3 accounts with Chase.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 19, 2014, 08:21:33 PM
there is no such thing as a multiple bank accounts with same bank account!
clarify what you mean
-1....you can have as many as you want
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on November 19, 2014, 08:29:03 PM
Is there a limit to how much a friend can transfer into my redcard account? Is it risky to get alot transferred in?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 19, 2014, 08:43:01 PM
-1....you can have as many as you want
Did you read what  is being talked about?
there is no such thing as a multiple bank accounts with same bank account.  You can't have 4 different account numbers for same bank account.There can be multiple bank accounts with same BANK!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: henche on November 19, 2014, 09:08:12 PM
Where do you go in Target to load the card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 19, 2014, 09:10:44 PM
Where do you go in Target to load the card?

Any cashier.
But sometimes they send you to Customer services if they never saw it before. I just go straight to customer services.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 19, 2014, 09:14:10 PM
Any cashier.
But sometimes they send you to Customer services if they never saw it before. I just go straight to customer services.
I went to a target today where a manner told me that I can only fill my card by customer service
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: henche on November 19, 2014, 09:16:58 PM
thanks!

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 19, 2014, 09:25:36 PM
If the cashier is not sure what to do, just tell them to swipe the redcard... Then the computer prompts them
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 19, 2014, 09:29:04 PM
I did them by cashiers. Just have them swipe it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Super Speed on November 19, 2014, 09:40:15 PM
I went to a target today where a manner told me that I can only fill my card by customer service
Explain to them nicely that they can do it here as well.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 19, 2014, 10:51:32 PM
Explain to them nicely that they can do it here as well.
I just saw my post it was a manager that said it the cashier didn't even know what the heck I was talking about
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on November 19, 2014, 11:42:48 PM
Is there a limit to how much a friend can transfer into my redcard account? Is it risky to get alot transferred in?
bump
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 12:40:33 AM
You can't have 4 different account numbers for same bank account.
Sure you can. I am not in a spoonfeeding mood tonight so don't ask.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 20, 2014, 12:41:26 AM

Sure you can. I am not in a spoonfeeding mood tonight so don't ask.

I would trust CM on this one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 20, 2014, 03:15:56 AM
Sure you can. I am not in a spoonfeeding mood tonight so don't ask.
no need to spoonfeed anything because there is NONE!
Read what is being talked and you will know >:(
here lemme spoodfeed you, You CAN'T have more than one bank checking account number for same exact bank account. You CAN have more than one bank accounts  or numbers with same bank
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 03:27:08 AM
So to clarify Lunatic question,
Is it OK to pay your chase freedom credit card
From 3 different checking accounts but from the same bank?!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 03:30:16 AM
Also why are people using bill pay instead of just transferring to bank and then pay?
I would assume to have less 'traffic' in the back account?!?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 06:03:19 AM
no need to spoonfeed anything because there is NONE!
Read what is being talked and you will know >:(
here lemme spoodfeed you, You CAN'T have more than one bank checking account number for same exact bank account. You CAN have more than one bank accounts  or numbers with same bank
You should stick to what you know so you don't look so foolish. Your lack of knowledge on this subject explains all your n00b questions and comments.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 20, 2014, 06:10:04 AM
Oh man. This is getting zesty.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 06:34:55 AM
Oh man. This is getting zesty.
Wait until I use the old "put your money where your month is" line.  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 20, 2014, 07:00:14 AM
Wait until I use the old "put your money where your month is" line.  :)
Thanks cm, I knew I was not crazy. And, yeah, I have my money where my mouth is
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 20, 2014, 09:28:00 AM
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
 Chase also doesn't like checking account deposits from many source.  If they close your checking, your cards will also be closed

If you love  your chase cards and want to keep them, you should not do these. try and use a different checking like TCF or any othe checking or  even your local small branch.
To summarize, Chase likes consistancy with your payments.
Q:What about accounts in my name, at Chase checking, Serve or BB, Citi checking, BOA checking, etc.  If the accounts are all in the same name as the cc account,  Does that pose a problem? Does Chase get nervous and shut sown accounts for that?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 20, 2014, 10:37:25 AM
You should stick to what you know so you don't look so foolish. Your lack of knowledge on this subject explains all your n00b questions and comments.
I don't know many things  that's why I ask NOOB questions but on this I think you are incorrect  but  You could have ended this by explaining  how you can have multiple bank account numbers with same bank account ! Anyway, I will end this here! :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 20, 2014, 10:40:53 AM
I don't know many things  that's why I ask NOOB questions but on this I think you are incorrect  but  You could have ended this by explaining  how you can have multiple bank account numbers with same bank account ! Anyway, I will end this here! :)
Why can't you have more than one checking account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 20, 2014, 10:41:51 AM
I don't know many things  that's why I ask NOOB questions but on this I think you are incorrect  but  You could have ended this by explaining  how you can have multiple bank account numbers with same bank account ! Anyway, I will end this here! :)
Who said anything about multiple accounts numbers with the same bank account....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 20, 2014, 11:39:44 AM
Who said anything about multiple accounts numbers with the same bank account....
OMG this is going in circles!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: henche on November 20, 2014, 12:22:40 PM
I don't know many things  that's why I ask NOOB questions but on this I think you are incorrect  but  You could have ended this by explaining  how you can have multiple bank account numbers with same bank account ! Anyway, I will end this here! :)

You just have to apply for them and then consolidate.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bigbird223 on November 20, 2014, 12:43:09 PM
Will I ever get audited if im transferring 5000 dollars from my redcard to my checkings account each month????? Any way around this?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on November 20, 2014, 12:43:44 PM
Will I ever get audited if im transferring 5000 dollars from my redcard to my checkings account each month????? Any way around this?

A.  Why are you afraid of an audit? You're not doing anything wrong.
B.  You can just pay bills from your Redcard account.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 20, 2014, 12:46:05 PM
A.  Why are you afraid of an audit? You're not doing anything wrong.
B.  You can just pay bills from your Redcard account.
Yet there is also talk going on about CC companies not liking cards paid off from different sources.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bigbird223 on November 20, 2014, 12:46:14 PM
After a year 12*5000= 60000 dollars in ur bank without paying any taxes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 12:46:47 PM
Will I ever get audited if im transferring 5000 dollars from my redcard to my checkings account each month????? Any way around this?
Just send it to my account and I will deal with the audit for a small fee.  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 12:47:13 PM
After a year 12*5000= 60000 dollars in ur bank without paying any taxes
...and your point is?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bigbird223 on November 20, 2014, 12:48:19 PM
Doesn't ur bank report to the IRS?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: bigbird223 on November 20, 2014, 12:49:32 PM
I'm a college student and I'm barely making any money.wouldn't it raise red flags
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on November 20, 2014, 12:53:28 PM
I'm a college student and I'm barely making any money.wouldn't it raise red flags

You should take this new hobby slow.  I know the seminar last night was exciting but this is not a get rich quick scheme.  Read everything on this site about Redbird and MS in general and then read as much as you can find on MS on other sites.  Only then can you be educated enough to make a decision if you are comfortable doing something or not.  There's no such thing as free money, everything in life has risks. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 01:02:42 PM
You should take this new hobby slow.  I know the seminar last night was exciting but this is not a get rich quick scheme.  Read everything on this site about Redbird and MS in general and then read as much as you can find on MS on other sites.  Only then can you be educated enough to make a decision if you are comfortable doing something or not.  There's no such thing as free money, everything in life has risks.
...and keep good records.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: henche on November 20, 2014, 01:06:35 PM
Doesn't ur bank report to the IRS?

No. This isn't soviet russia.

They do report if you deposit 10k in one shot, and its a felony to break your deposits down to deliberately avoid that. But they don't report normal activities and balances.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 20, 2014, 01:15:44 PM
If you deposit 5k every month you will have reports filed on you but so what. You think one day the FBI will just show up at your door?  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 20, 2014, 01:16:06 PM
If you deposit 5k every month you will have reports filed on you but so what. You think one day the FBI will just show up at your door?  :)
LOL

HT: PB
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ShlockDoc on November 20, 2014, 01:16:26 PM
...and keep good records.

CM FTW.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on November 20, 2014, 01:59:45 PM
What about getting 4k deposited into the redbird account from a friends bb account is that a trigger?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 06:01:15 PM
so i won :) the redcard from the ddsch, (thanks dan great job). i went to register it on line, and it tells me the card numbers dont match, checked three times to no avail. i put my DOB i just thinking that i might have to put the DOB that was put in when purchased.
do i have to put money on the card in-store before i register online?

i called up and the Indian lady tells me i have to fax in a whole list of stuff.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: PBaruch on November 20, 2014, 06:04:11 PM
so i won :) the redcard from the ddsch, (thanks dan great job). i went to register it on line, and it tells me the card numbers dont match, checked three times to no avail. i put my DOB i just thinking that i might have to put the DOB that was put in when purchased.
do i have to put money on the card in-store before i register online?

i called up and the Indian lady tells me i have to fax in a whole list of stuff.

You have to first "buy" it in the store as I do not believe these cards were initially activated at the store.  That being said, you may now have a problem "buying" it since you attempted to register it online first.  Perhaps you should have just taken the UA amenity kit instead.   :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 20, 2014, 06:05:29 PM
so i won :) the redcard from the ddsch, (thanks dan great job). i went to register it on line, and it tells me the card numbers dont match, checked three times to no avail. i put my DOB i just thinking that i might have to put the DOB that was put in when purchased.
do i have to put money on the card in-store before i register online?

i called up and the Indian lady tells me i have to fax in a whole list of stuff.
You need to take it to Target and "purchase" it first. You can't register it before you buy it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 06:09:16 PM
ahhhh good to know 8). so you can walk into a target thats carrying them and walk out with a hand full?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 20, 2014, 06:10:20 PM
ahhhh good to know 8). so you can walk into a target thats carrying them and walk out with a hand full?
Just ask nicely first.....and please get me one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 06:13:13 PM
Just ask nicely first.....and please get me one.
the problem with asking nicely that they limit you to how meany you can pick up :o
but i will try and be courteous.   
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 06:14:03 PM
do you think you can put under 18 ssn on the card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hollawood24 on November 20, 2014, 06:20:06 PM
the problem with asking nicely that they limit you to how meany you can pick up :o
but i will try and be courteous.

You found a target in NY that has them??
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: PBaruch on November 20, 2014, 06:20:52 PM
You found a target in NY that has them??

Not sure where you came up with that one.  Target in NY does not carry them.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hollawood24 on November 20, 2014, 06:30:26 PM
Not sure where you came up with that one.  Target in NY does not carry them.

I know that's why I asked like that, but I hadn't noticed that he said he won one  ::)

Crisis averted ;D
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 06:36:23 PM
I know that's why I asked like that, but I hadn't noticed that he said he won one  ::)

Crisis averted ;D
if only we had a redcard Crisis.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hollawood24 on November 20, 2014, 07:32:02 PM
if only we had a redcard Crisis.

Right! Hopefully one day soon.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sam i am on November 20, 2014, 07:32:42 PM
do you think you can put under 18 ssn on the card
No
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on November 20, 2014, 07:39:59 PM
if only we had a redcard Crisis.
if you're looking for a crisis go to walmart
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 20, 2014, 07:53:29 PM
if you're looking for a crisis go to walmart
Closest walmart to bk is 45 min. And target is 10 min
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 20, 2014, 08:18:42 PM
Closest walmart to bk is 45 min. And target is 10 min
Then you'll have to look for crises in the newspapers
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 08:37:04 PM
so i won :) the redcard from the ddsch, (thanks dan great job). i went to register it on line, and it tells me the card numbers dont match, checked three times to no avail. i put my DOB i just thinking that i might have to put the DOB that was put in when purchased.
do i have to put money on the card in-store before i register online?

i called up and the Indian lady tells me i have to fax in a whole list of stuff.
Someone up thread had the same issue, and when they went into the store, they couldn't 'buy' it as it was already compromised..
The question is, why didn't Dan give you instructions how to register..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 20, 2014, 09:09:32 PM
do you think you can put under 18 ssn on the card
Can I sign up my kid for his/her own REDbird account?

Are they 18 or older?  If not, you can only setup a subaccount for them.
Can I register online with a fake SSN?

No (I tried it)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 09:24:59 PM
What about paying a Amex cc bill?
Is it an issue to do it from redcard direct?
Bump
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 20, 2014, 10:14:37 PM
Bump
Ivr never had an issue from BB. With amex usually worst case is an FR
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 10:17:01 PM
Ivr never had an issue from BB. With amex usually worst case is an FR
Just finished with a FR..
Would that help?
I don't want to get another one, as I don't file tax..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 20, 2014, 10:19:50 PM
Just finished with a FR..
Would that help?
I don't want to get another one, as I don't file tax..
Lol. Then you should be good to go.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 10:22:09 PM
Lol. Then you should be good to go.
Even if i load the red with my Amex
Paying the bill that loaded the red card..?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 20, 2014, 10:51:02 PM
Does anyone have experience loading a permanent RedBird with a temporary RedBird?

It can't be done online, can it?  Can it even be done in store?

(I bought two too many temporary RedBirds, and yes I know many of you would happily take them off my hands, but I want to empty them first -- please don't PM me, as I already have plans for the cards once I empty them.)

Thank you.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 20, 2014, 10:57:08 PM
Does anyone have experience loading a permanent RedBird with a temporary RedBird?

It can't be done online, can it?  Can it even be done in store?

(I bought two too many temporary RedBirds, and yes I know many of you would happily take them off my hands, but I want to empty them first -- please don't PM me, as I already have plans for the cards once I empty them.)

Thank you.
Empty them at the atm
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 20, 2014, 10:57:27 PM
Does anyone have experience loading a permanent RedBird with a temporary RedBird?

It can't be done online, can it?  Can it even be done in store?

(I bought two too many temporary RedBirds, and yes I know many of you would happily take them off my hands, but I want to empty them first -- please don't PM me, as I already have plans for the cards once I empty them.)

Thank you.
For starters it sounds like you can't even register them online, so I don't think you can get any money off them until you register them.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 20, 2014, 10:58:14 PM
Empty them at the atm
dont think you can b4 you register it on line,
You need a pin
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 20, 2014, 11:12:32 PM
Empty them at the atm
-1
dint think you can b4 you register it on line,
You need a pin
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 20, 2014, 11:25:20 PM
Does anyone have experience loading a permanent RedBird with a temporary RedBird?

It can't be done online, can it?  Can it even be done in store?

(I bought two too many temporary RedBirds, and yes I know many of you would happily take them off my hands, but I want to empty them first -- please don't PM me, as I already have plans for the cards once I empty them.)

Thank you.
Whoever you're passing them to should pay you for the loaded amount.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 21, 2014, 11:37:31 AM
PSA: Regarding the redbird email from target/amex last night.
They are offering to open sub-accounts and get cards for family members.
These cards aren't loadable and the Parent Account does not receive an increase in Loadable $ allowed.
I HUCA'd a couple of times, No more then 100k/year Total  - 50k/Year 'Cash' Load.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 12:45:21 AM
Can you make the initial registration on a temp card in Nj?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 12:54:42 AM
You should be able to register your card in any store
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rng on November 23, 2014, 09:03:24 AM
1) when buying the temp card what does the person need to provide?
2) is registration only when i get permanent card?
3) if answer to 2 is yes then is that when i load it?
Title: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 09:14:51 AM
1) when buying the temp card what does the person need to provide?
2) is registration only when i get permanent card?
3) if answer to 2 is yes then is that when i load it?

Read through the thread. They have all been answered already
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 09:29:37 AM
Read through the thread. They have all been answered already
And the wiki
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 10:13:23 AM
1) when buying the temp card what does the person need to provide?
SSN and birthdate
2) is registration only when i get permanent card?
What do you mean? Again -read the wiki
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Go to a computer and register this temporary card.  You can register it to any SS#., regardless of which # you used when buying the temporary card.
They send you a permanent REDcard. (hereafter also known as a RedBird.)
You load these at Target directly with a cc. ( No GCs needed.  )
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3) if answer to 2 is yes then is that when i load it?
See above
In the spirit of trying to be nice to n00bs asking questions that are answered I will attempt to point you to the answers.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: oiseli48 on November 23, 2014, 10:56:03 AM

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In the spirit of trying to be nice to n00bs asking questions that are answered I will attempt to point you to the answers.

+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:24:43 PM
Just heard rumblings that cc load will end this week. Anyone hear anything of the sort? CS says they keep changing their mind over it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 01:34:09 PM
Just heard rumblings that cc load will end this week. Anyone hear anything of the sort? CS says they keep changing their mind over it.
where? Did you call?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 01:35:30 PM
where? Did you call?
Please don't give him any ideas.

DONT CALL!!!!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 01:38:11 PM
Please don't give him any ideas.

DONT CALL!!!!!
That's my point
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:38:32 PM
Heaven forbid!!! Have a friend who was just informed in store when he went to load. They only allowed him 2k instead of 2500 and told him that it may be cash or debit only. This is NY so i dont know how they would even be informed as they dont sell these in NY. The story is suspect but the source is reliable.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:40:36 PM
Please guys...a little more credit than that. Never call until a good thing is over. Even a relative n00b like me know that. I did read the basics before I dove head first into the game
 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 01:40:53 PM
The story is suspect but the source is reliable.
So your reliable source is reporting unreliable information?  :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 01:42:51 PM
That's my point
I know.
Just making it clear for everyone else who reads these things.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:43:43 PM
So your reliable source is reporting unreliable information?  :)
Pretty much the case.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 01:45:20 PM
Stores are always YMMV.

I once had a Target limit me to 500 load on Amex for Target.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:47:14 PM
Stores are always YMMV.

I once had a Target limit me to 500 load on Amex for Target.

Ive loaded full quota at this store.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 01:52:00 PM
I would like to make the initial in-store activation in NJ today. Can I give totally make up info in the store? Can I use a social that already had BB (and change it when registering online)? Do they ask for ID?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 01:54:39 PM
Please guys...a little more credit than that. Never call until a good thing is over. Even a relative n00b like me know that. I did read the basics before I dove head first into the game
That's why I asked. I didn't jump on you cuz I hoped your were smart enough not to call
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 01:55:56 PM
I would like to make the initial in-store activation in NJ today. Can I give totally make up info in the store? Can I use a social that already had BB (and change it when registering online)? Do they ask for ID?
They scanned my dl and it pulled my info. I know I could have changed it, not sure if they checked again after. Don't think they did.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 01:56:10 PM
I would like to make the initial in-store activation in NJ today. Can I give totally make up info in the store? Can I use a social that already had BB (and change it when registering online)? Do they ask for ID?

They will ask for ID when u register. U dont need to give ur ss# or DOB but whatever DOB u use will be required when u register for perm card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 01:59:26 PM
You can't use a different DOB when you register online? So the initial date if birth has to match the social I'm going to use online?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 02:04:39 PM
They will ask for ID when u register. U dont need to give ur ss# or DOB but whatever DOB u use will be required when u register for perm card.

-1.. Ive activated multiple cards already that i did not put anywhere while registering the original date of birth..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 02:07:34 PM
You can Def change dob and ssn when your register online
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 23, 2014, 02:08:26 PM
Just to log in DOB has to match what u registered. After that u can change to match ss#. If those dont match then they will not register u without sending in ss card and other addl documents.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 02:09:57 PM
Just to log in DOB has to match what u registered. After that u can change to match ss#. If those dont match then they will not register u without sending in ss card and other addl documents.

Gotchya.. But technically you can still register the card without putting in that registered date of birth
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on November 23, 2014, 02:12:23 PM
Gotchya.. But technically you can still register the card without putting in that registered date of birth

What did you put in the date of birth section on the first page?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 02:13:04 PM
What did you put in the date of birth section on the first page?

the one who is using it premaritally.. not the one i used in target
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 02:15:00 PM
the one who is using it premaritally.. not the one i used in target
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 02:16:28 PM


Yup. And done it for 3 cards, never had any issue
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TDweck on November 23, 2014, 02:17:57 PM
Loaded at Target on 116th in east Harlem...assuming no one here ventures over there.  Cashier sent me to CS. Had to call Amex twice, once after the first load and once after the second for them to let it go through.  Worries me a bit as I have never had to call twice in a shot.  Anyway, they didn't ask for id for those keeping score.  Got 2500 eventually
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 02:22:04 PM
Yup. And done it for 3 cards, never had any issue
Take another look,  I know what you meant...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 23, 2014, 02:23:09 PM
Take another look,  I know what you meant...

Now I'm just confused..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 02:40:55 PM
I would like to make the initial in-store activation in NJ today. Can I give totally make up info in the store? Can I use a social that already had BB (and change it when registering online)? Do they ask for ID?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 02:43:13 PM

They will scan id, you should be able to use a ss # that has a bb, but you won't be able to register it on line with a ss# that has dd registered on it..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 23, 2014, 02:45:07 PM
Now I'm just confused..
You indicated that you engaged in premarital card-loading.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 02:51:40 PM
They will scan id, you should be able to use a ss # that has a bb, but you won't be able to register it on line with a ss# that has dd registered on it..
can I do that for 2 cards? On 2 different days?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 02:55:37 PM
can I do that for 2 cards? On 2 different days?
Yes, but you can't register 2 cards to the same ss#
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: caliheat on November 23, 2014, 02:58:22 PM
Is there a $5 fee for activating the temp card at Target?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 02:59:15 PM
Is there a $5 fee for activating the temp card at Target?
depends which states,
Most yes!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 03:15:49 PM
I'm at Target in Howell. I asked them to activate card, and it didn't work. I think they just tried adding money. Is there other instructions I should give them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 03:17:57 PM
I'm at Target in Howell. I asked them to activate card, and it didn't work. I think they just tried adding money. Is there other instructions I should give them?
Scan the barcode,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: caliheat on November 23, 2014, 03:19:32 PM
Is there a limit to purchase per SS in store?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 03:19:41 PM
To add $, its a swipe,
To activate its a scan..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
Is there a limit to purchase per SS in store?
Yes one card per day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 03:24:47 PM
To add $, its a swipe,
To activate its a scan..
are they supposed to scan card or barcode on paper wrapping?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 03:25:44 PM
are they supposed to scan card or barcode on paper wrapping?
barcode on paper rapping
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 03:35:12 PM
barcode on paper rapping
So if I have just the card and not the paper wrapping I cant activate?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 03:37:12 PM
So if I have just the card and not the paper wrapping I cant activate?
Idk,
Lets just put it in perspective, your spouse to activate it b4 you leave the store, ie with the package..
Only then do you open it,
So I doubt it
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 04:01:41 PM
They were very reluctant to activate without the receipt. Only after telling them that when I called up "that's what they told me to do" and "can we try...I'm a bit confused as well", did the rep give in..

At the initial register page; should I enter the DOB on my license which I used to register card? Or the actual one attached to the social I'm gonna use for online registration?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 04:09:46 PM
They were very reluctant to activate without the receipt. Only after telling them that when I called up "that's what they told me to do" and "can we try...I'm a bit confused as well", did the rep give in..

At the initial register page; should I enter the DOB on my license which I used to register card? Or the actual one attached to the social I'm gonna use for online registration?
the one you put down in target, as they require it as confirmation that it's you..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 23, 2014, 04:13:02 PM
the one you put down in target, as they require it as confirmation that it's you..
I think when registering for the permanent card, you don't need any information that was used when purchasing it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Yes, but you can't register 2 cards to the same ss#
The in-store registration was on my name and social. I the setup online with 2nd name and social. Can I go back tomorrow and and do in-store registration on other card using my name and social?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 04:15:44 PM
The in-store registration was on my name and social. I the setup online with 2nd name and social. Can I go back tomorrow and and do in-store registration on other card using my name and social?
Yes
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
Can someone with a BB family account (secondary user) also have a TRC?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 23, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
Can someone with a BB family account (secondary user) also have a TRC?
Yes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 04:42:16 PM
Yes.
Can they use same email address? (They won't let you register to same email address as regular redcard credit card).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 04:50:53 PM
Can they use same email address? (They won't let you register to same email address as regular redcard credit card).
Add a period to your Gmail
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 23, 2014, 04:53:04 PM
I heard that work for Amex twitter sync? You sure it works for this as well? Where do you put the period?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 04:59:22 PM
I heard that work for Amex twitter sync? You sure it works for this as well? Where do you put the period?
you put the period Anywhere and yes it works for twitter
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 05:29:36 PM


Someone up thread had the same issue, and when they went into the store, they couldn't 'buy' it as it was already compromised..
The question is, why didn't Dan give you instructions how to register..

Went to finally try and register.  And it came up on screen something to the effect of "dont not sell". Guess am gone have to get from out of state
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Dr Moose on November 23, 2014, 07:15:10 PM
I think when registering for the permanent card, you don't need any information that was used when purchasing it.
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 07:19:11 PM

Went to finally try and register.  And it came up on screen something to the effect of "dont not sell". Guess am gone have to get from out of state
Is this the card you won?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 07:42:11 PM
Is this the card you won?
Yep
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 07:42:47 PM
Yep
shame
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 07:43:08 PM
shame
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 07:44:21 PM
Yep
maybe ask Dan to send you another one (and with instructions this time)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 07:56:36 PM
maybe ask Dan to send you another one (and with instructions this time)
I think its a bit difficult to ask free refund on a free gift. But that would be nice.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 23, 2014, 08:02:46 PM

Went to finally try and register.  And it came up on screen something to the effect of "dont not sell". Guess am gone have to get from out of state
have same issue bought one on eBay tried to register  in store it came up  "do not sell"  any one to help please
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 08:03:52 PM
have same issue bought one on eBay tried to register  in store it came up  "do not sell"  any one to help please
did you 1st try to register it on line?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 23, 2014, 08:04:28 PM
No
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 08:05:11 PM
You got a closed card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 23, 2014, 08:05:48 PM
have same issue bought one on eBay tried to register  in store it came up  "do not sell"  any one to help please
Contact the seller. He must have messed it up by trying to registering it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 23, 2014, 08:10:55 PM
It was closed.  i'll contact the seller.  Im thinking If something changed today
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 23, 2014, 08:13:15 PM
It was closed  i'll contact the seller   I was thinking if something changed today
that is very weird..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 23, 2014, 08:14:36 PM
It was closed  i'll contact the seller   I was thinking if something changed today
What was closed?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 23, 2014, 08:21:44 PM
What was closed?
the card was closed in his original package
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 08:23:58 PM
It was closed.  i'll contact the seller.  Im thinking If something changed today
I tried registering online before instore
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 23, 2014, 08:26:13 PM
that is very weird..
did somebody register (buy) a red card lately in NY
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 23, 2014, 08:28:11 PM
I tried registering online before instore
That's gonna put a block on the card I believe
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 23, 2014, 08:29:33 PM
That's gonna put a block on the card I believe
Yes. Went through that of thread. But thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 24, 2014, 12:30:57 AM
They asked me to send in ID and bill with address. I don't have a bill for that person at the address I gave. Any suggestions? Will they let me change the address I submited on application?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 24, 2014, 12:36:56 AM
Has/can anyone confirm that amex doesn't charged as a Cash Advance?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 12:43:03 AM
Has/can anyone confirm that amex doesn't charged as a Cash Advance?
As of now they didn't
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on November 24, 2014, 12:44:42 AM
Thanks for responding.
Didn't charge as a cash advance,
or didn't confirm?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 12:46:31 AM
Thanks for responding.
Didn't charge as a cash advance,
or didn't confirm?
Over a month, and didn't post as cash advance..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 01:06:59 AM
Again, unless they change the system of how its loaded, it shouldn't charge as Cash advance,
As on the receipt it says miscellaneous charge, so that's all that the cc company gets, and therefore they only will charge it as a regular target transaction,
Especially if you load say 986.96 instead of 1,000 it won't raise flags..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 24, 2014, 03:10:21 AM
my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 03:23:04 AM
my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks
Why do you think so?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 24, 2014, 03:37:17 AM
Why do you think so?
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 03:39:00 AM
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(
for a $500 charge @ target????
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: TimT on November 24, 2014, 11:06:49 AM
(http://postimg.org/image/6kedm1hb7/)
I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm
I'm not seeing a photo.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: MC on November 24, 2014, 11:09:15 AM

(http://postimg.org/image/6kedm1hb7/)
I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm
The picture isn't showing up but that sounds like the Amex for Target card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on November 24, 2014, 11:42:54 AM
(http://postimg.org/image/6kedm1hb7/)
I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm

Wrong card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 24, 2014, 11:52:43 AM
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(
You sure it wasn't for something else? Amazon payments? Adding too many AU cards?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 24, 2014, 01:00:29 PM
Anyone try changing their address after being asked for proof of address?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Yellow on November 24, 2014, 02:15:59 PM
You have to first "buy" it in the store as I do not believe these cards were initially activated at the store.  That being said, you may now have a problem "buying" it since you attempted to register it online first.  Perhaps you should have just taken the UA amenity kit instead.   :)
shoot!
I made the mistake of trying to activate it online without actually "buying" it
How can I fix this mistake?
I guess i'll just fax in the docs and hope for the best...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 02:17:48 PM
shoot!
I made the mistake of trying to activate it online without actually "buying" it
How can I fix this mistake?
I guess i'll just fax in the docs and hope for the best...
I didn't know you can fax the documents to activate a 'stolen' card ;-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 24, 2014, 02:32:00 PM
You sure it wasn't for something else? Amazon payments? Adding too many AU cards?

It was FR for $1k plus at office store. I was using my SPG card i got approved a month ago that time.

Before this, I had the Amex simply cash card for 5 yrs and used it heavily for gas and phone bills.

my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 02:36:08 PM
It was FR for $1k plus at office store. I was using my SPG card i got approved a month ago that time.

Before this, I had the Amex simply cash card for 5 yrs and used it heavily for gas and phone bills.

my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks
load it in small amounts should be fine
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 24, 2014, 03:48:45 PM
load it in small amounts should be fine
I don't know how many small amounts to finish the $2k spend req.

Can anyone answer the  things Amex needs when they suspend your account  due to FR?

Is it the same thing? pay $57  for IRS Tax record, fax to Amex and  wait? Takes around 2 to 3 weeks? >:(

Once they reopen, do you get hit with FR again for charges they say abnormal?
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 24, 2014, 03:51:28 PM
I was FRed a few months ago. I didn't have to pay anything - just fax them a form allowing them to look at my tax returns. The whole thing took about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more.

But it may not always be the same.

If you're going to do stuff that may risk an FR, you might want to wait until next week.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on November 24, 2014, 04:22:23 PM
I was FRed a few months ago. I didn't have to pay anything - just fax them a form allowing them to look at my tax returns. The whole thing took about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more.

But it may not always be the same.

If you're going to do stuff that may risk an FR, you might want to wait until next week.
thanks for the info. Would be nice to not have to pay $57 plus for tax docs to be sent to Amex.
Did you have any trouble using the card on bigger purchases after the FR was completed?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 24, 2014, 04:27:39 PM
Did you have any trouble using the card on bigger purchases after the FR was completed?
I didn't, but I also took it slowly and didn't make purchases much bigger than $1k.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 24, 2014, 10:45:40 PM
Just heard rumblings that cc load will end this week. Anyone hear anything of the sort? CS says they keep changing their mind over it.
Here is my story... I activated (bought) a card today and the CS told me  the next load we'll only let you use a debit card, check, or cash...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 10:49:59 PM
Here is my story... I activated (bought) a card today and the CS told me  the next load we'll only let you use a debit card, check, or cash...
But the 1st will still work cc?
That makes a lot of sense
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 24, 2014, 10:52:40 PM
But the 1st will still work cc?
That makes a lot of sense
This is what she told me, when buying the card you can use a CC but not for subsequent loads...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 10:57:09 PM
This is what she told me, when buying the card you can use a CC but not for subsequent loads...
I'm sure this information is coming from a store that does not carry it, correct?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 24, 2014, 11:00:02 PM
I'm sure this information is coming from a store that does not carry it, correct?
Yup
How did you figure this out?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Thingywingy on November 24, 2014, 11:01:53 PM
Anyone know if I send them the letter from Amex that comes with a new supplementary card, if that will satisfy for proof of address?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 11:03:09 PM
Yup
How did you figure this out?
kuz it MAKES NO SENSE
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 11:05:43 PM
I Wana know as of what day these stores that don't carry it say it will no longer work, and I will personally try it :-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 24, 2014, 11:08:31 PM
Just filled 2500 in riverdale. They said only at cs, nir registers cuz of some training thing, but cs wa more than happy to do it, no questions asked. In fact one cs guy asked for the number to get one, but the other girl there told him is not in ny.she knew all about it.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 24, 2014, 11:33:48 PM
kuz it MAKES NO SENSE
That should make no difference. A store that carries it can -does- talk nonsense as well...

BTW I hope (believe) it's wrong but I think it does make sense, same as the first load doesn't count towards the monthly limit...

PS she didn't tell me it won't work, she said we won't "let" you...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 11:38:52 PM
That should make no difference. A store that carries it can -does- talk nonsense as well...

BTW I hope (believe) it's wrong but I think it does make sense, same as the first load doesn't count towards the monthly limit...

PS she didn't tell me it won't work, she said we won't "let" you...
hence the world WE
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 24, 2014, 11:47:54 PM
I was FRed a few months ago. I didn't have to pay anything - just fax them a form allowing them to look at my tax returns. The whole thing took about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more.

But it may not always be the same.

If you're going to do stuff that may risk an FR, you might want to wait until next week.
Whats next week
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 24, 2014, 11:48:35 PM
Whats next week
sbs?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: LifesGood on November 25, 2014, 12:43:16 AM
sbs?
ah got it. but if he waits till next week he might not be able to load his card with a cc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 12:55:44 AM
ah got it. but if he waits till next week he might not be able to load his card with a cc
for some odd reason, I'm not worried
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: nis965 on November 25, 2014, 08:43:43 AM
Sorry if this was asked /answered. Can I activate more than one card on same account (ie mine and wifes)? Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 25, 2014, 08:50:18 AM
Sorry if this was asked /answered. Can I activate more than one card on same account (ie mine and wifes)? Thanks
Clarify the question
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: nis965 on November 25, 2014, 09:42:59 AM
Clarify the question
I'm thinking it was a dumb question. I went to activate the card in my name and logged into the account created for my wife's name. Was wondering if I can have both cards linked to that one username but that wouldn't make sense.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 25, 2014, 10:09:05 AM
I'm thinking it was a dumb question. I went to activate the card in my name and logged into the account created for my wife's name. Was wondering if I can have both cards linked to that one username but that wouldn't make sense.
Correct. You need to have 2 logins with separate email addresses
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 11:59:03 AM
I'm in target trying to get without activating, they are saying it's inventoried, (but I don't believe them) anyone else had this issue?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 25, 2014, 12:04:31 PM
I'm in target trying to get without activating, they are saying it's inventoried, (but I don't believe them) anyone else had this issue?

It may not be inventoried, but if they are telling you that you can't take it, or can't take more than one, please just say thanks any way and walk out.  Don't take a chance you'll ruin it for others.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 12:08:58 PM
It may not be inventoried, but if they are telling you that you can't take it, or can't take more than one, please just say thanks any way and walk out.  Don't take a chance you'll ruin it for others.
take a chance by asking?? ??
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 25, 2014, 12:09:33 PM
take a chance by asking?? ??
take a chance by taking them anyway when they said no.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zow on November 25, 2014, 12:12:16 PM
take a chance by asking?? ??

Sorry, I wasn't clear and didn't mean to be accusational.  I think asking is great.  I just meant, to quote the BlueBird wiki, DO take "no" for an answer, and just say thanks anyway, and walk out. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 12:12:35 PM
take a chance by taking them anyway when they said no.
that's a no no either one asked or takes, not both
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: efflpetzel on November 25, 2014, 01:18:57 PM
I'm on tapatalk, any target near Philly that stock the redcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 25, 2014, 01:33:39 PM
I'm on tapatalk, any target near Philly that stock the redcard?
Nope. Pittsburgh or Baltimore
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hatastah on November 25, 2014, 01:52:06 PM
If I'm loading $5k a month on to my RedCard, and withdrawing that money and then depositing it into my checking account, isn't that asking for an IRS audit? 60k a year in cash coming into my account?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: PBaruch on November 25, 2014, 02:20:22 PM
If I'm loading $5k a month on to my RedCard, and withdrawing that money and then depositing it into my checking account, isn't that asking for an IRS audit? 60k a year in cash coming into my account?

You are worried about 60k a year?   :)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 25, 2014, 02:37:40 PM
If I'm loading $5k a month on to my RedCard, and withdrawing that money and then depositing it into my checking account, isn't that asking for an IRS audit? 60k a year in cash coming into my account?
No. Banks only report due to money laundering.
Also, this has been discussed at least twice upthread and in comments on DDMS. SIYF
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: coralsnake on November 25, 2014, 02:57:32 PM
If I'm loading $5k a month on to my RedCard, and withdrawing that money and then depositing it into my checking account, isn't that asking for an IRS audit? 60k a year in cash coming into my account?
Dont you have a credit card bill to pay anyhow?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 25, 2014, 04:56:58 PM
If I'm loading $5k a month on to my RedCard, and withdrawing that money and then depositing it into my checking account, isn't that asking for an IRS audit? 60k a year in cash coming into my account?

I want to know how you're cashing out more than the allowed 2k per month? That's 24k not 60.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 05:01:16 PM
I want to know how you're cashing out more than the allowed 2k per month? That's 24k not 60.
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 25, 2014, 05:10:56 PM
I want to know how you're cashing out more than the allowed 2k per month? That's 24k not 60.
+1
Don't send money. go to settings, withdraw funds, transfer to bank. Can transfer full 5K out.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 25, 2014, 05:59:06 PM
Don't send money. go to settings, withdraw funds, transfer to bank. Can transfer full 5K out.
He said cash. Transferring money and depositing cash into your account are a wee bit different. Doesn't all churn require depositing money in your account at some point? Am i missing something?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 25, 2014, 06:44:29 PM
He said cash. Transferring money and depositing cash into your account are a wee bit different. Doesn't all churn require depositing money in your account at some point? Am i missing something?
Your can directly pay the cc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: eliraps on November 25, 2014, 11:40:13 PM
There's been quite some talk up thread about people activating online and subsequently not being able to 'buy' it in store. I dont see though any clear instructions of what to do i.e. how to.activate it in a store that.does not carry them?
(I live in Brooklyn)
of course I have to wait till Sunday to close my BB...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 25, 2014, 11:42:42 PM
There's been quite some talk up thread about people activating online and subsequently not being able to 'buy' it in store. I dont see though any clear instructions of what to do i.e. how to.activate it in a store that.does not carry them?
(I live in Brooklyn)
of course I have to wait till Sunday to close my BB...
Walk into the store, b4 opening the package,
Have the cashier scan the barcode
And follow through the instructions..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: sky121 on November 26, 2014, 12:10:40 PM
So unlike Bluebird the Target card CAN'T be used to take money out of ATM's while traveling abroad?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 26, 2014, 12:37:16 PM
So unlike Bluebird the Target card CAN'T be used to take money out of ATM's while traveling abroad?
As I understand, that's true
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: eliraps on November 26, 2014, 02:10:35 PM
Walk into the store, b4 opening the package,
Have the cashier scan the barcode
And follow through the instructions..

thank you
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on November 26, 2014, 02:51:51 PM
Is there still no way to get one of these without driving/flying a long way if you live in the NYC area? I actually could go to Boston and North Carolina for work but the Targets aren't very close to any of the locations so I'd have to rent a car and drive all the way over.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 26, 2014, 02:53:08 PM
Is there still no way to get one of these without driving/flying a long way if you live in the NYC area? I actually could go to Boston and North Carolina for work but the Targets aren't very close to any of the locations so I'd have to rent a car and drive all the way over.
you could buy from a DDFer or on ebay
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 26, 2014, 03:11:58 PM
you could buy from a DDFer or on ebay
Is that what you did?
I had someone send me one for free (he-he thanks Chuckster) the my other one I bought on eBay for $30.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 26, 2014, 03:14:57 PM
Is that what you did?
I had someone send me one for free (he-he thanks Chuckster) the my other one I bought on eBay for $30.

For free? Thanks for reminding me
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 26, 2014, 03:18:50 PM
For free? Thanks for reminding me

Shoot,
Arent you supposed to be on a plane to somewhere?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 26, 2014, 03:20:06 PM
you could buy from a DDFer or on ebay

wondering -- would there be a legal issue/question arising from that?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 26, 2014, 03:20:31 PM
Shoot,
Arent you supposed to be on a plane to somewhere?

In the club.. But thanks again..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on November 26, 2014, 03:23:19 PM
wondering -- would there be a legal issue/question arising from that?

Such as?
He sends unactivated unopened red cards...
Maybe not what Target wants but what issues can arise?
It is the same as someone giving them out for free.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on November 26, 2014, 03:25:28 PM
Is that what you did?
Nope
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 26, 2014, 03:46:22 PM
Such as?
He sends unactivated unopened red cards...
Maybe not what Target wants but what issues can arise?
It is the same as someone giving them out for free.

i see... my friend was thinking about the idea, but wasn't sure if it would be a problem/get tracked via eBay....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on November 26, 2014, 04:07:37 PM
you could buy from a DDFer or on ebay
or here on DDF: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.100
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 26, 2014, 06:52:22 PM
Is there still no way to get one of these without driving/flying a long way if you live in the NYC area? I actually could go to Boston and North Carolina for work but the Targets aren't very close to any of the locations so I'd have to rent a car and drive all the way over.
Trade some lounge passes or something for one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: fafa123 on November 30, 2014, 01:40:32 PM
Thinking of getting this but just wanted to confirm that if the card is registered in one name/SS# that you can load it with a cc with a diff name (e.g, my cc, husband's name/cc).
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on November 30, 2014, 01:41:18 PM
is it ok to pay your credit card bill with the target redcard
for the credit card bill that was used to fund the redcard?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
Thinking of getting this but just wanted to confirm that if the card is registered in one name/SS# that you can load it with a cc with a diff name (e.g, my cc, husband's name/cc).

I have 4 cards for diff family members and load with one card. So ur good to go.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 01:46:22 PM
is it ok to pay your credit card bill with the target redcard
for the credit card bill that was used to fund the redcard?
Havent heard any reports because RedCard uses a third party so its not Amex to Amex
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 01:47:23 PM
Today is last month to load for November.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on November 30, 2014, 03:21:18 PM
Thinking of getting this but just wanted to confirm that if the card is registered in one name/SS# that you can load it with a cc with a diff name (e.g, my cc, husband's name/cc).
Yes. I was able yo do that.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: samtam on November 30, 2014, 04:07:25 PM
Any issues with loading it with amex cc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 04:12:11 PM
Any issues with loading it with amex cc
Nope x 20k
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 04:38:06 PM
Nope x 20k
+5k
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: samtam on November 30, 2014, 04:44:46 PM
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: jmansour on November 30, 2014, 05:10:33 PM
Just tried the target by flatbush ave they said only can be loaded with a debit card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 30, 2014, 05:15:26 PM
Just tried the target by flatbush ave they said only can be loaded with a debit card
DRO(P)R and HUCA.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on November 30, 2014, 05:18:29 PM
Just tried the target by flatbush ave they said only can be loaded with a debit card

I was just there and loaded $2.5k on CC.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 05:57:19 PM
Just tried the target by flatbush ave they said only can be loaded with a debit card
Try by cs. They tend to be a bit brighter
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: jmansour on November 30, 2014, 06:00:38 PM
Try by cs. They tend to be a bit brighter
Thats where i was, figured it was a huca situation. The manager said they have a "new memo stating no more credit cards"
I went to the one by barclays center and it was fine
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 06:05:34 PM
From what I heard is that its a dont ask dont tell policy. You walk in and tell them "I'd like to load this card" and thats it. If they have issues tell them to follow the prompts on the screen. Do not ask for a manager. They make up the rules. There is no memo.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 06:09:41 PM
Im going to my local target tonight. Ill report back because my report is clearly the only one that really matters as a data point. :o
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 06:12:08 PM
Im going to my local target tonight. Ill report back because my report is clearly the only one that really matters as a data point. :o
+25,000
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 30, 2014, 06:35:15 PM
I loader today with no issues at all. Cashier was helpful and friendly
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: E-MAN on November 30, 2014, 06:44:02 PM
Loaded $1k last night with no problem and withdrew $400 cash right after.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 30, 2014, 06:46:17 PM
The real question is tomorrow..
As it was mentioned uptrend (which means nothing) that cc loading is/was only till the end of November..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Bentzy on November 30, 2014, 06:51:54 PM
Is the 5k limit per month based on a calender month, or based on each persons individual loading schedule?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 30, 2014, 06:52:07 PM
The real question is tomorrow..
As it was mentioned uptrend (which means nothing) that cc loading is/was only till the end of November..
With no warning from target?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 30, 2014, 06:56:30 PM
Is the 5k limit per month based on a calender month, or based on each persons individual loading schedule?
calender month, yes today is the last day
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 30, 2014, 06:57:17 PM
With no warning from target?
They don't need to warn..
Just set the system not to except cc,
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 07:12:42 PM
They don't need to warn..
Just set the system not to except cc,
Which will just make it a bit more difficult because of the added cost and time in getting the "debit cards" :-)

BTW Shoprite is now carrying Visa and MC $20-$500 loadable GCs for $5.95
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on November 30, 2014, 07:40:32 PM
BTW Shoprite is now carrying Visa and MC $20-$500 loadable GCs for $5.95
Whats the benefit?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2014, 07:45:54 PM
Whats the benefit?
If they only allow debit cards...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: schneury on November 30, 2014, 09:26:47 PM
a friend of mine is in Cleveland now in a target store trying to get a few red cards and the manager is saying that he could only get 1, after telling him to try another one the system didn't let it go through because he already has one, is there anyway around this?
also they are saying that once he gets the card in store he wont be able to transfer it to someone else, is that true?
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on November 30, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
a friend of mine is in Cleveland now in a target store trying to get a few red cards and the manager is saying that he could only get 1, after telling him to try another one the system didn't let it go through because he already has one, is there anyway around this?
also they are saying that once he gets the card in store he wont be able to transfer it to someone else, is that true?
thanks
yes - you can only purchase one in the store now. They swipe your drivers license each time, so only the number of pple with licenses who are present.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: schneury on November 30, 2014, 09:33:55 PM
yes - you can only purchase one in the store now. They swipe your drivers license each time, so only the number of pple with licenses who are present.
is it possible to change the info when registering it online?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on November 30, 2014, 09:45:00 PM
Guys.... Read the wiki... All of these questions have been answered many times
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on November 30, 2014, 09:50:20 PM
Guys.... Read the wiki... All of these questions have been answered many times

Not everyone likes reading the WIKI and wants to feel special?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: schneury on November 30, 2014, 09:59:27 PM
Not everyone likes reading the WIKI and wants to feel special?
read the wiki a few times but the manager in the store called the number on the back of the card and they confirmed that as of recent the info cannot be changed later on so thats why i'm checking with the experts to know if anything really changed
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 10:00:31 PM
read the wiki a few times but the manager in the store called the number on the back of the card and they confirmed that as of recent the info cannot be changed later on so thats why i'm checking with the experts to know if anything really changed
DROPR!!!
And next time mention that right off the bat so hot don't get jumped on, as that is an understandable question.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: schneury on November 30, 2014, 10:07:31 PM
thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Novo on November 30, 2014, 10:16:14 PM
DROPR!!!
And next time please don't ask in store if it can be transferred.
FTFY
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Eff_Doubleau on November 30, 2014, 10:21:08 PM
Can I reload more than one card at once? Am I allowed to load someone else's card for them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 10:22:08 PM
Can I reload more than one card at once? Am I allowed to load someone else's card for them?
Yes and yes. They don't look at the names on the RedCard ime, only in the cc used to pay
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 10:22:30 PM
FTFY
Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 30, 2014, 10:23:00 PM
Went today had a very helpful cashier got the error to little of amount when I tried loading 1500$ told her that 1000$ will work she thought I'm retarted but she tried and it worked became good friends. Bottom line credit cards are working great
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on November 30, 2014, 10:37:49 PM


Went today had a very helpful cashier got the error to little of amount when I tried loading 1500$ told her that 1000$ will work she thought I'm retarted but she tried and it worked became good friends. Bottom line credit cards are working great
Not wierd at all...


Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dudi on November 30, 2014, 11:11:38 PM
Not wierd at all...

As weird as it may sound if I get use out of it I don't frikin care
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 30, 2014, 11:34:27 PM
Which will just make it a bit more difficult because of the added cost and time in getting the "debit cards" :-)

BTW Shoprite is now carrying Visa and MC $20-$500 loadable GCs for $5.95
Been carrying them for as long as I can remember.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: justaregularguy on December 01, 2014, 12:53:28 AM
"Q: Can we load Redbird with credit cards at Target?
YES
It is possible that Target has plans to change the register to not allow credit cards, but I don’t think that’s the case."(quote)
am I getting this right: loading a redbird card straight from my cc counts as a purchase!?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 01:24:32 AM
If they only allow debit cards...
Why would I not use Staples then.. Ink..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 01:31:22 AM
Looking @ the receipt, it has item:
 #291020008 as the reload
And #292020008 as 'amex no fee'
Is that the same code as a debit load, if not they can easily add a fee...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 01:33:17 AM
"Q: Can we load Redbird with credit cards at Target?
YES
It is possible that Target has plans to change the register to not allow credit cards, but I don’t think that’s the case."(quote)
am I getting this right: loading a redbird card straight from my cc counts as a purchase!?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 01:35:45 AM
Was in target earlier, and successfully made 5 loads with a credit card without getting asked for ID..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 01, 2014, 02:17:02 AM
had log in issues for 24 hrs and  it is same with many. try logging in first, see if you can and then check the features
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 02:18:44 AM
had log in issues for 24 hrs and  it is same with many. try logging in first, see if you can and then check the features
try with a different browser,
Amex is apparently having issues
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 02:20:37 AM
Does deposit into a chase checking account (even though it was suggested not to) count as directed deposit?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 01, 2014, 04:16:16 AM
try with a different browser,
Amex is apparently having issues
nothing works


please report after you try
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 01, 2014, 07:24:05 AM
"Q: Can we load Redbird with credit cards at Target?
YES
It is possible that Target has plans to change the register to not allow credit cards, but I don’t think that’s the case."(quote)
am I getting this right: loading a redbird card straight from my cc counts as a purchase!?
Uh, yeah. Have you been reading the thread?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 01, 2014, 07:46:26 AM
Been carrying them for as long as I can remember.
Not in Brooklyn. So its a treat. :-)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 01, 2014, 07:49:46 AM
Why would I not use Staples then.. Ink..
For those of us who are not Ink privileged and b/c Staples doesnt have the $500 cards.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 09:11:52 AM
nothing works


please report after you try
I have not had any issues, actually just tried and worked, someone told me that it didn't work and he tried a different browser..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on December 01, 2014, 10:46:43 AM
Just tried the target by flatbush ave they said only can be loaded with a debit card

I just loaded there today without any problems. After I loaded the first $1000, the lady said "you want to do more, right?"

She also said she thinks they should up the monthly limit to at least $10,000...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 11:17:05 AM
I just loaded there today without any problems. After I loaded the first $1000, the lady said "you want to do more, right?"

She also said she thinks they should up the monthly limit to at least $10,000...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: maxie m on December 01, 2014, 02:30:55 PM
Is it safe to purchase red cards on eBay
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 01, 2014, 02:32:45 PM
She also said she thinks they should up the monthly limit to at least $10,000...
It is, if you have two cards.
 ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 02:51:32 PM
Is it safe to purchase red cards on eBay
As safe as any other ebay gift card type purchase i guess. Personally I'd go with the reputable guys making offers here on DDF (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45909.0) That's actually where I got mine.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: justaregularguy on December 01, 2014, 07:21:50 PM
Uh, yeah. Have you been reading the thread?
im extremely confused. 1)why would they count as a purchase??2)is this good bye to gc purchase fees?3)why are ppl selling them..?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 07:27:08 PM
im extremely confused. 1)why would they count as a purchase??2)is this good bye to gc purchase fees?3)why are ppl selling them..?
1) We can all make up answers, but for now all that matters is that they do.
2) This card has its limits, so you might still need GC's. Plus, who knows how long the cc loads will last.
3) Because they are not available in every state, so there is a demand.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: justaregularguy on December 01, 2014, 07:32:41 PM
is everyone in L.A this thorough? ;D ;D thanks!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 01, 2014, 07:38:04 PM
So my Rosh Chodesh load @ Gateway Target off Erskine St. went as follows:
One CSE pawns me off on the other. The second gives me a look and asks why 3 transactions. After daring her (nicely) to try a larger transaction she follows through and does $2,500 total load on one card. Give her the second card and she walks off looking for a manager. Was overly nice when she returned after 10 minute stroll around the store. She said she could only load up to $5k total or "the system would boot me". Asked if it was a new policy and she said no, "very old policy". I said thank you and loaded the three remaining cards with my remaining $2,500 and left. All cards loaded with either Amex PRG, SPG and small Delta load.

Takeaway: YMMV with load amount, but cc load still operational.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: justaregularguy on December 01, 2014, 07:42:40 PM
So my Rosh Chodesh load @ Gateway Target off Erskine St. went as follows:
One CSE pawns me off on the other. The second gives me a look and asks why 3 transactions. After daring her (nicely) to try a larger transaction she follows through and does $2,500 total load on one card. Give her the second card and she walks off looking for a manager. Was overly nice when she returned after 10 minute stroll around the store. She said she could only load up to $5k total or "the system would boot me". Asked if it was a new policy and she said no, "very old policy". I said thank you and loaded the three remaining cards with my remaining $2,500 and left. All cards loaded with either Amex PRG, SPG and small Delta load.

Takeaway: YMMV with load amount, but cc load still operational.
im so jealous... how do you get more than 1 redcard? your brother/sister/mother/father/dog/cat?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 07:44:32 PM
So my Rosh Chodesh load @ Gateway Target off Erskine St. went as follows:
One CSE pawns me off on the other. The second gives me a look and asks why 3 transactions. After daring her (nicely) to try a larger transaction she follows through and does $2,500 total load on one card. Give her the second card and she walks off looking for a manager. Was overly nice when she returned after 10 minute stroll around the store. She said she could only load up to $5k total or "the system would boot me". Asked if it was a new policy and she said no, "very old policy". I said thank you and loaded the three remaining cards with my remaining $2,500 and left. All cards loaded with either Amex PRG, SPG and small Delta load.

Takeaway: YMMV with load amount, but cc load still operational.
Brooklyn
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 07:51:17 PM
Master gift cards also the last 4 digits is the pin?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 01, 2014, 07:51:47 PM
im so jealous... how do you get more than 1 redcard? your brother/sister/mother/father/dog/cat?
Or spouse.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 01, 2014, 07:54:42 PM
im so jealous... how do you get more than 1 redcard? your brother/sister/mother/father/dog/cat?
Me, wife, daughter, son
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on December 01, 2014, 08:36:48 PM
Anyone having an issue getting to the billpay page?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 01, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
Anyone having an issue getting to the billpay page?
Had an issue last week setting up payees. Then it resolved itself. Try incognito. Reports upthread that it helped.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: zh cohen on December 01, 2014, 08:41:53 PM
Master gift cards also the last 4 digits is the pin?

No, you gave to call to set up a pin.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 08:54:25 PM
Any way to split the payment when loading this card to make the $200 cards easier to load (like with bluebird)? Or does each card have to be a new transaction?
You ever try splitting or did it have to be separate transactions?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 09:43:56 PM
No, you gave to call to set up a pin.
But otherwise it will work as a cc correct?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Crazy tools on December 01, 2014, 11:04:34 PM
You ever try splitting or did it have to be separate transactions?
Never tried, but my understanding was that when you process as credit the system will always run the card to empty automatically. Then just swipe the next.
Maybe someone else can chime in on this.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 01, 2014, 11:17:39 PM
Never tried, but my understanding was that when you process as credit the system will always run the card to empty automatically. Then just swipe the next.
Maybe someone else can chime in on this.
When you use as credit it is much smoother. Less input needed from cashier. When you run it as debit with pin, they need to enter how much on their side before you swipe. As reported upthread.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 11:23:08 PM
When you use as credit it is much smoother. Less input needed from cashier. When you run it as debit with pin, they need to enter how much on their side before you swipe. As reported upthread.
Are you saying, if I'm loading from gc running as credit, I can just say load 1000 And swipe a $200 gc without telling them anything?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 01, 2014, 11:28:54 PM
Are you saying, if I'm loading from gc running as credit, I can just say load 1000 And swipe a $200 gc without telling them anything?
I showed them the cards.No big deal, no secret, thell see in a minute. . They were surprised that gift cards worked. I tried to explain and show that they were debit cards. IIRC they only needed to enter the last four on their end on only o e card, cmiiw.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 11:30:13 PM
Are you saying, if I'm loading from gc running as credit, I can just say load 1000 And swipe a $200 gc without telling them anything?
Sounds like it. And your still gotta do the other 800. In the cvs vr days I would do that using 200 dollar vgc. Swipe one after another after another
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 11:30:26 PM
I showed them the cards.No big deal, no secret, thell see in a minute. . They were surprised that gift cards worked. I tried to explain and show that they were debit cards. IIRC they only needed to enter the last four on their end on only o e card, cmiiw.
my question was, do I need to say this one has $200 this one $100...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
my question was, do I need to say this one has $200 this one $100...
If it's like cvs I think it is automatic
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 11:31:34 PM
If it's like cvs I think it is automatic
I'm gonna try in the next few days with a slew of gc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 11:32:23 PM
I'm gonna try in the next few days with a slew of gc
So am I, just wondering what's the best method..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 01, 2014, 11:34:56 PM
my question was, do I need to say this one has $200 this one $100...
Using as debit-yes
Using as credit-no
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 01, 2014, 11:37:22 PM
Using as debit-yes
Using as credit-no
Thanks for confirming
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 01, 2014, 11:39:41 PM
Thanks for confirming
+1
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 02, 2014, 02:15:52 AM
you risk getting refused if you use cash gift cards = VISA, MC or Amex gift cards that doesn't have your name than any credit cards that always has your name! I have $2k gift cards and won't  use for target reload.
It is suspicious for them when you use gift cards to load!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 02, 2014, 03:05:42 AM
you risk getting refused if you use cash gift cards = VISA, MC or Amex gift cards that doesn't have your name than any credit cards that always has your name! I have $2k gift cards and won't  use for target reload.
It is suspicious for them when you use gift cards to load!
Certainly a risk, but not very suspicious.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 02, 2014, 03:19:00 AM
Certainly a risk, but not very suspicious.

Some of them check the card you are using to load for the name to be matched to your ID. Most of these cash gift cards have NO NAME . The CS agent says you can't use gift cards or you can't use something that doesn't have your name. Further says how I know it is not STOLEN?. I don't think you can use gift cards but I will ask manager.
You talk back, he or she calls the manager who will  say the same thing. You talk back explaining what ever it is, they ask you to LEAVE the store. They will than do the same thing for next MSer.
Not good for everyone!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on December 02, 2014, 05:57:07 AM
Some of them check the card you are using to load for the name to be matched to your ID. Most of these cash gift cards have NO NAME . The CS agent says you can't use gift cards or you can't use something that doesn't have your name. Further says how I know it is not STOLEN?. I don't think you can use gift cards but I will ask manager.
You talk back, he or she calls the manager who will  say the same thing. You talk back explaining what ever it is, they ask you to LEAVE the store. They will than do the same thing for next MSer.
Not good for everyone!

Or, as has been my experience, they just look at the card for the last four digits and go on with their days. If you're worried, you can tell them that you're excited to get an extra 5% off on this gift card you got, but really they don't care.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 02, 2014, 06:55:22 AM
Or, as has been my experience, they just look at the card for the last four digits and go on with their days. If you're worried, you can tell them that you're excited to get an extra 5% off on this gift card you got, but really they don't care.
+1
They asked for id once or twice. Never anymore. Just to look at last 4
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 02, 2014, 06:56:56 AM
Some of them check the card you are using to load for the name to be matched to your ID. Most of these cash gift cards have NO NAME . The CS agent says you can't use gift cards or you can't use something that doesn't have your name. Further says how I know it is not STOLEN?. I don't think you can use gift cards but I will ask manager.
You talk back, he or she calls the manager who will  say the same thing. You talk back explaining what ever it is, they ask you to LEAVE the store. They will than do the same thing for next MSer.
Not good for everyone!
Then don't talk back, be nice, say you misunderstood and apologize and walk out
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 02, 2014, 07:49:28 AM
Some of them check the card you are using to load for the name to be matched to your ID. Most of these cash gift cards have NO NAME . The CS agent says you can't use gift cards or you can't use something that doesn't have your name. Further says how I know it is not STOLEN?. I don't think you can use gift cards but I will ask manager.
You talk back, he or she calls the manager who will  say the same thing. You talk back explaining what ever it is, they ask you to LEAVE the store. They will than do the same thing for next MSer.
Not good for everyone!
Don't ask the manager and ruin it for everyone else. Just try it, and if the cashier stops you, say you misunderstood and use something else. Discretion is the name of the game here. While it's totally within the t&cs to do it, employees and managers who don't know better might say no because they think it's wrong.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: menachem_m on December 02, 2014, 08:03:18 AM
IME, vanillas default to debit, so the machine asks automatically for a pin and the cashier doesn't need to see it for the last four digits.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 02, 2014, 08:13:51 AM
Don't ask the manager and ruin it for everyone else. Just try it, and if the cashier stops you, say you misunderstood and use something else. Discretion is the name of the game here. While it's totally within the t&cs to do it, employees and managers who don't know better might say no because they think it's wrong.
+1000. Nothing wrong with saying "oops, I thought you could use gc. Sorry, here is another card"
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 02, 2014, 08:17:12 AM
+1000. Nothing wrong with saying "oops, I thought you could use gc. Sorry, here is another card"
I usually have a DC with my name on it handy as a backup.

but of course if there is ever an issue, just say sorry, and move on.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on December 02, 2014, 11:06:20 AM
For the last hour, I had trouble getting into the site on both Chrome and IE.  After I put in my user name and password, it stayed at 'processing' and didn't go through. 
me or them?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on December 02, 2014, 11:28:17 AM
For the last hour, I had trouble getting into the site on both Chrome and IE.  After I put in my user name and password, it stayed at 'processing' and didn't go through. 
me or them?
Happened to me yesterday. Tried about an hour later and worked perfect
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: greatdeals on December 02, 2014, 11:42:33 AM
same thing happened to me still can't get on
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Marco Polo on December 02, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
Can someone link me to a thread where i can cancel BB and activate RedBird same day? TIA
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 02, 2014, 12:24:35 PM
Can someone link me to a thread where i can cancel BB and activate RedBird same day? TIA
Just call them to cancel..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 02, 2014, 12:32:10 PM
IME, vanillas default to debit, so the machine asks automatically for a pin and the cashier doesn't need to see it for the last four digits.
some of the agents  want ID  and card even before  you swipe,  right after you give them load amount
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 02, 2014, 12:33:22 PM
some of the agents  want ID  and card even before  you swipe,  right after you give them load amount
Whats stopping you from showing one card And swiping a different one
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Mplace on December 02, 2014, 12:34:55 PM
Also I've noticed, that whenever I tell them the information b4 they ask as in offer the last 4 #...
They didn't ask for ID..
One time the guy even asked me if I worked in target b4:-P
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 02, 2014, 12:41:56 PM
Just call them to cancel..
-1. Google "frequent miler close bluebird"
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 02, 2014, 12:42:42 PM
Whats stopping you from showing one card And swiping a different one
Stupid move. If you get caught, they will start scrutinizing us.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: yitzf on December 02, 2014, 12:55:17 PM
Can someone link me to a thread where i can cancel BB and activate RedBird same day? TIA

Log into BB, then click on this link https://secure.bluebird.com/Profile/CloseAccount (https://secure.bluebird.com/Profile/CloseAccount).
I used the same email and other into to register for RB a couple of minutes later.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Marco Polo on December 02, 2014, 12:58:16 PM
Thanks for the replies. I think I'm gonna wait a couple days for the SBS credits to post.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 02, 2014, 02:27:41 PM
... IIRC they only needed to enter the last four on their end on only o e card, cmiiw.
Cashier needed to enter the last four for for every 'Credit" uh Debit uh Gift Card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on December 02, 2014, 04:35:32 PM
I read the FAQ but have a quick question. I see there's a $1,000 per transaction limit. Can you load with 3 different credit cards at one time to get to the $2,500 daily limit?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Marco Polo on December 02, 2014, 04:38:43 PM
I read the FAQ but have a quick question. I see there's a $1,000 per transaction limit. Can you load with 3 different credit cards at one time to get to the $2,500 daily limit?
You can use the same card three times.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on December 02, 2014, 04:55:37 PM
I read the FAQ but have a quick question. I see there's a $1,000 per transaction limit. Can you load with 3 different credit cards at one time to get to the $2,500 daily limit?
yes. or the same one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on December 02, 2014, 07:22:21 PM
I got a red card and opened it and took it to a target location and they said that they can't activate it because they need the Barcode what came with it I just had the card without the package in what it came...  So what should I do now?  How can I activate it?  Please help. Thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: upside down on December 02, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
Does the 5,000$ monthly limit go with the calendar month or month since opening the card ?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on December 02, 2014, 07:48:22 PM

Does the 5,000$ monthly limit go with the calendar month or month since opening the card ?

Calander
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on December 02, 2014, 07:48:45 PM
Does the 5,000$ monthly limit go with the calendar month or month since opening the card ?

Calendar month
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: chucksterace on December 02, 2014, 07:49:41 PM

Calendar month

I win
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on December 02, 2014, 07:52:11 PM
I got a red card and opened it and took it to a target location and they said that they can't activate it because they need the Barcode what came with it I just had the card without the package in what it came...  So what should I do now?  How can I activate it?  Please help. Thanks
raid your garbage can?
Good luck.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on December 02, 2014, 07:55:27 PM
I win

And by 23 seconds. I tip my hat.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: ckmk47 on December 02, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
I updated the 1st paragraph of the wiki.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: peace123 on December 02, 2014, 08:46:45 PM
Whats stopping you from showing one card And swiping a different one
the 50 year old big fatty :) mommy had both her eyes glued, staring at me and watching my every hand movement when I was loading at one store.

There was no chance I could use different card. The moment I said I want to load my card, she said OK ALRIGHT, I NEED TO SEE YOUR DL AND THE CARD YOU ARE LOADING. From there on her eyes were pointed to me and my hand.
The other day, A blogger on boardingarea.com reported that when he told them $500 load amount, he was asked to go to the electronic department/section and ask someone there to load. This was of course an attempt/trick by the agent to get him to leave.

I have  never had trouble  other than that one agent mentioned above who talked to me like I was doing something unlawful.. Only one agent asked him why am  loading, I told her I am just loading my own  money on my own card. it's just like going to a bank to deposit your money to your own bank account. she was like OHH YEAH. It did make sense to her.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 02, 2014, 09:15:43 PM
the 50 year old big fatty :) mommy had both her eyes glued, staring at me and watching my every hand movement when I was loading at one store.

There was no chance I could use different card. The moment I said I want to load my card, she said OK ALRIGHT, I NEED TO SEE YOUR DL AND THE CARD YOU ARE LOADING. From there on her eyes were pointed to me and my hand.
The other day, A blogger on boardingarea.com reported that when he told them $500 load amount, he was asked to go to the electronic department/section and ask someone there to load. This was of course an attempt/trick by the agent to get him to leave.

I have  never had trouble  other than that one agent mentioned above who talked to me like I was doing something unlawful.. Only one agent asked him why am  loading, I told her I am just loading my own  money on my own card. it's just like going to a bank to deposit your money to your own bank account. she was like OHH YEAH. It did make sense to her.
What is this agent are you talking about?
Can you post the link to the other blog?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: danzz72 on December 02, 2014, 10:27:14 PM
Im going to try my luck here... would anyone like to get me a redcard if your coming to new York and Ill pay you the cost of the card? Please.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 02, 2014, 10:31:38 PM


The other day, A blogger on boardingarea.com reported that when he told them $500 load amount, he was asked to go to the electronic department/section and ask someone there to load. This was of course an attempt/trick by the agent to get him to leave.
I'm not sure that was a trick. When i went to get Redcards, i asked CS where they are and they sent me to electronics, even though most were by the registers. I suspect they just don't know about it and assume for some reason that someone in electronics knows better.

Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 02, 2014, 11:25:28 PM
Im going to try my luck here... would anyone like to get me a redcard if your coming to new York and Ill pay you the cost of the card? Please.
How generous of you to offer to pay the "cost" of the card. :-) If I have time tomorrow i will try and get some in Millbury MA. Be back in NY tomorrow night. I'll post if I have some for sale. Please DO NOT PM me. I will post if i have. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 02, 2014, 11:30:52 PM
I'm not sure that was a trick. When i went to get Redcards, i asked CS where they are and they sent me to electronics, even though most were by the registers. I suspect they just don't know about it and assume for some reason that someone in electronics knows better.

I guess after 5k in loads over 4 cards they were trying to trick me into leaving too, by telling me that the daily limit is 5k!! They are just plain lazy clueless to what the rules are and are doing anything to avoid having to work too hard. Every visit for me should result in 12 transactions. Thats 12 different amounts that need to be entered, 1000.00, 1000.00 and 500.00 times 4 plus 4 digit code from cc. So thats 68 times that they have to press keys instead of just scan and refunding the next guest on line. Its a laziness thing. 
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: danzz72 on December 02, 2014, 11:38:19 PM
hvaces42 thank you so much and im usually quicker with email if you can notify me via email ... dkatz718@gmail.com... thanks
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Hamavin on December 03, 2014, 12:01:48 AM
Does it get keyed in as grocery for cards thet give extra for that?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 03, 2014, 12:04:13 AM
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Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 03, 2014, 12:24:57 AM
Wow, a fraud alert on two different cards today trying to load the red card
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: Shoeless on December 03, 2014, 12:36:13 AM
No problems for me in NY today on Plat and SPG.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 03, 2014, 02:28:43 AM


I guess after 5k in loads over 4 cards they were trying to trick me into leaving too, by telling me that the daily limit is 5k!! They are just plain lazy clueless to what the rules are and are doing anything to avoid having to work too hard. Every visit for me should result in 12 transactions. Thats 12 different amounts that need to be entered, 1000.00, 1000.00 and 500.00 times 4 plus 4 digit code from cc. So thats 68 times that they have to press keys instead of just scan and refunding the next guest on line. Its a laziness thing.

Maybe space them out a bit, do 2 cards a day. Like I said, discretion is the name of the game. Don't get them upset and ruin it for everyone else.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: kangarruu on December 03, 2014, 05:56:06 AM

Maybe space them out a bit, do 2 cards a day. Like I said, discretion is the name of the game. Don't get them upset and ruin it for everyone else.

Or go back in line to another cashier. Just tell them you didn't want to hold up other people if they ask.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: dan5082030 on December 03, 2014, 08:19:47 AM
raid your garbage can?
Good luck.
There is really nothing I can do?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 03, 2014, 08:32:42 AM
There is really nothing I can do?
Call CS on back of card? They're in India so good luck with that...
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: rng on December 03, 2014, 09:57:35 AM

Maybe space them out a bit, do 2 cards a day. Like I said, discretion is the name of the game. Don't get them upset and ruin it for everyone else.
well said, can we have this last longer than VR's??!!
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on December 03, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
Or go back in line to another cashier. Just tell them you didn't want to hold up other people if they ask.

good point. A win-win for everyone.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on December 03, 2014, 10:16:22 AM
So I just got one of these things from ebay. Do I have to register the card online and wait for a permanent one to come in the mail before I can start to load funds to the card?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on December 03, 2014, 10:17:59 AM
So I just got one of these things from ebay. Do I have to register the card online and wait for a permanent one to come in the mail before I can start to load funds to the card?

the way to activate the temp card is to bring it to Target today - along with your license - and swipe up to $500 with any credit card.
Then you go home/office and register for the perm card online. You can do up to $1500 in $500 per day/swipe on the temp card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: username on December 03, 2014, 10:52:44 AM
You can do up to $1500 in $500 per day/swipe on the temp card.
-1000
on day 2 you can swipe $1000

From Dan's post
Quote
10/15: On Wednesday I went back to Target and now that the temporary card was registered and had a pin I was able to load another $1,000 onto the card from my credit card. There was no fee. I tried to load more but it was rejected.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on December 03, 2014, 11:02:26 AM
-1000
on day 2 you can swipe $1000
From Dan's post

OK - good to know! I wrote $500per swipe -- figuring that on Day 2 they can do 2 $500 swipes. Yes, if $1000 can be done at once that's great,
however they do not let you access or send money until the perm card has arrived, correct?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss on December 03, 2014, 11:06:45 AM
So I just got one of these things from ebay. Do I have to register the card online and wait for a permanent one to come in the mail before I can start to load funds to the card?
Do NOT register online first!! Many have reported upthread that doing that kills the card.
CS1 nailed the way to go.

Read the wiki too. Lot of good stuff in there.
the way to activate the temp card is to bring it to Target today - along with your license - and swipe up to $500 with any credit card.
Then you go home/office and register for the perm card online. You can do up to $1500 in $500 per day/swipe on the temp card.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 03, 2014, 11:13:27 AM
well said, can we have this last longer than VR's??!!
I'm just curious is there any fear that amex (or target) will turn this into a cash load card only? I personally doubt it. It would kill the product and wouldnt justify the loading restrictions other than for money laundering purposes.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on December 03, 2014, 11:15:06 AM
Do NOT register online first!! Many have reported upthread that doing that kills the card.
CS1 nailed the way to go.
Read the wiki too. Lot of good stuff in there.

Thank you for your vote of confidence.  :) ....And keep the card package sealed! Another way to save yourself 10 days of your life is to make sure that you already have a $0.00 in your bluebird and then cancel your bluebird and/or serve prior to registering....
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: cozmohoot on December 03, 2014, 11:18:56 AM
I'm just curious is there any fear that amex (or target) will turn this into a cash load card only? I personally doubt it. It would kill the product and wouldnt justify the loading restrictions other than for money laundering purposes.
of course it may get switched to cash only. just do everyone a favor and take it easy on the loading since we dont want extra attention drawn.
my wife just was at flatbush/H and they said debit card only. she said thanks and walked out
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: CS1 on December 03, 2014, 11:22:23 AM
of course it may get switched to cash only. just do everyone a favor and take it easy on the loading since we dont want extra attention drawn.
my wife just was at flatbush/H and they said debit card only. she said thanks and walked out
+1
exactly! If we all stick to that (and be friendly; we can still try another place/check-out lane) then it will last longer. If these cost us an OD/cvs visit and $5.95 for every $200 card, then that will take away most of the current perks..
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: A3 on December 03, 2014, 11:23:48 AM
And... Cant log on again, just says processing. Oh well
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 03, 2014, 11:24:50 AM
Well I'm in MA today and I will see what they say here. I've tried Flatbush, Erskine and Green Acres so far. Flatbush had good CS that didn't say anything. Erskine limited me to 5k total loads. Green Acres had no problem either. Lets see what happens today.

As a side question, if I load from one redcard to another, while not getting point, do I get 5% off.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: hvaces42 on December 03, 2014, 11:28:56 AM
+1
exactly! If we all stick to that (and be friendly; we can still try another place/check-out lane) then it will last longer. If these cost us an OD/cvs visit and $5.95 for every $200 card, then that will take away most of the current perks..
Im always courteous and I take no for an answer on the first shot. I dont have a Chase card but per Dan the math works for those that do even at 5.95 per $200. Ive found that everyday amex spend at shoprite with $500 loadable gcs for 5.95 are also economical. There are many ways to skin this cat and still make it work without cc loading. So keep calm and MS.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on December 03, 2014, 11:41:36 AM
So If I use the Visa gift cards from Staples to load in Target it seems like you would need a whole bunch of cards to hit the daily limit of $2,500. Are you guys really coming in with 10-12 visa gift cards or just doing about 2-3 at a time?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: lunatic on December 03, 2014, 11:44:15 AM
So If I use the Visa gift cards from Staples to load in Target it seems like you would need a whole bunch of cards to hit the daily limit of $2,500. Are you guys really coming in with 10-12 visa gift cards or just doing about 2-3 at a time?
2 or 3. And putting the rest on cc
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on December 03, 2014, 11:45:08 AM
Do NOT register online first!! Many have reported upthread that doing that kills the card.
CS1 nailed the way to go.

Read the wiki too. Lot of good stuff in there.
Got it. I'll go to Target first. Do I need to activate in the Customer Service part of the store or is a regular cashier line ok?
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: NYHeel on December 03, 2014, 12:16:58 PM
Im always courteous and I take no for an answer on the first shot. I dont have a Chase card but per Dan the math works for those that do even at 5.95 per $200. Ive found that everyday amex spend at shoprite with $500 loadable gcs for 5.95 are also economical. There are many ways to skin this cat and still make it work without cc loading. So keep calm and MS.
Using the $500 gift card from a supermarket with the everyday preferred seems much better than the $200 gift cards from Staples with the ink. You get 3 extra points via Everyday Preferred vs. 4 for the Ink but the the $500 vs. $200 more than makes up for that. The problem is that I'm going to hit the $6k spend on supermarkets on my own without having to manufacture additional spending.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: etech0 on December 03, 2014, 12:18:37 PM
Using the $500 gift card from a supermarket with the everyday preferred seems much better than the $200 gift cards from Staples with the ink. You get 3 extra points via Everyday Preferred vs. 4 for the Ink but the the $500 vs. $200 more than makes up for that. The problem is that I'm going to hit the $6k spend on supermarkets on my own without having to manufacture additional spending.
You can always get another everyday preferred for a spouse/other relative. You'll just end up paying another annual fee.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 03, 2014, 01:40:25 PM


As a side question, if I load from one redcard to another, while not getting point, do I get 5% off.

No.
Got it. I'll go to Target first. Do I need to activate in the Customer Service part of the store or is a regular cashier line ok?
Either one.
Title: Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
Post by: noturbizniss