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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 #210 on: October 23, 2014, 07:39:08 AM »
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #211 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #212 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #213 on: October 23, 2014, 09:37:07 AM »
Can you open up more than one redcard at a time?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #214 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)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #215 on: October 23, 2014, 10:12:09 AM »
They say negative publicity is the best advertisement!! Thanks it really helped!!!
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #216 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #217 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #218 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.
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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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #219 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #220 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.
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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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #221 on: October 23, 2014, 11:21:38 AM »
I am having some difficulty with registering my new Target RedCard PrePaid.BlueBird...
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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).

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #222 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...
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #223 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??

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« Reply #224 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...
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