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Since October 12, 2015, the prepaid REDcard (Redbird) can only be loaded at Target with cash. It can still be loaded online with a bank-issued debit card, up to $200/day and $1K/month.

Therefore, for MS (manufactured spending) Redbird is now considered dead. RIP!

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11400 on: March 08, 2016, 10:24:03 AM »
You don't have to open a new checking account? it links to your current one, just bring a check with you to the store.
no pull needed.
Do you know if the DC works with mint.com?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11401 on: March 08, 2016, 10:36:25 AM »
Do you know if the DC works with mint.com?

it will come directly out of your regular checking account, no need to link it to mint

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11402 on: March 08, 2016, 02:34:32 PM »
it will come directly out of your regular checking account, no need to link it to mint
Good point!

Any benefits of the CC over the DC (besides extra time to pay off your purchases)?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11403 on: March 08, 2016, 02:57:31 PM »
Good point!

Any benefits of the CC over the DC (besides extra time to pay off your purchases)?

a credit pull  :P

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11404 on: March 08, 2016, 03:00:41 PM »
a credit pull  :P
That's not a benefit  :D
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11405 on: March 08, 2016, 03:05:35 PM »
Good point!

Any benefits of the CC over the DC (besides extra time to pay off your purchases)?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11406 on: March 08, 2016, 03:07:12 PM »
This card is  going to die in May? Will miss 5% off and free shipping. I'd hate to waste a hardpull for Target credit card.

If my sister has the Target credit card, can I be added as AU and have my own online account  for all the shippings to my address?
Where did you see that this card is dying in may?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11407 on: March 08, 2016, 05:31:48 PM »
Where did you see that this card is dying in may?
The Target prepaid Red card stays?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11408 on: March 08, 2016, 05:36:28 PM »
The Target prepaid Red card stays?
why not?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11409 on: March 08, 2016, 06:14:30 PM »
Where did you see that this card is dying in may?
That's the "amex for target" aka AFT card
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11410 on: March 09, 2016, 01:22:12 AM »
why not?
I think TRAVELWITHGRANT posted recently about this and I also received an email  sometime ago saying the card is ending in May.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11411 on: March 09, 2016, 02:57:36 AM »
On a recent target.com order, I paid for most of the order with a Target egift card purchased from Staples.com (paid for with Ink) and the small remainder with a Target Prepaid REDcard. I got 5% off the whole order, not just the amount paid with the REDcard.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11412 on: April 01, 2016, 06:37:48 PM »
A Target cashier told me the prepaid redcard is going to be discontinued soon, the debit redcard stays.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11413 on: April 01, 2016, 06:46:56 PM »
A Target cashier told me the prepaid redcard is going to be discontinued soon, the debit redcard stays.
Ok....

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #11414 on: April 03, 2016, 10:47:44 AM »
A Target cashier told me the prepaid redcard is going to be discontinued soon, the debit redcard stays.
Pretty sure that came up on the blogs a few weeks ago. Or here on the forums. Or target cashiers are close to totally uninformed and should not be relied upon for anything up to and including my  proper use of a cash register.
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