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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 #40 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #41 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #42 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?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2014, 05:26:38 PM »
Do I really want to give up on Softcard?
Which one is worth more to you?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #44 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #45 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #46 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #47 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")

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #48 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  ;)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2014, 06:26:13 PM »
Is it worth switching before SBS though?
$150 right there.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #50 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?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #51 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?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #52 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #53 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?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #55 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/

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #57 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #58 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?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #59 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...
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