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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 #60 on: October 14, 2014, 08:02:56 PM »
Is it worth switching before SBS though?
$150 right there.
$150 with one soft card?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2014, 08:03:42 PM »
Serve has 4 AUs.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2014, 08:17:59 PM »
Serve has 4 AUs.
Seems like REDcard has AU's also.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2014, 08:36:08 PM »
It does but that's not the question.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #64 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #65 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 FM said cash can be withdrawn from ATM for free w temp card.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!

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2014, 09:42:49 PM »
2500 a day, but has to be in transactions of 1k?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2014, 10:54:49 PM »
2500 a day, but has to be in transactions of 1k?
Correct.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #68 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? 

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #69 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #70 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. 


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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #71 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #73 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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2014, 11:46:23 AM »
Wow, who compiled that?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #75 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?)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2014, 12:04:03 PM »
Wow, who compiled that?

I saw it on twitter from one of the Boarding Area blogs...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2014, 03:51:27 PM »
Wonder if it will ever come to CA :/

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #79 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...