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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 #645 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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #646 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

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #647 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 .

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #648 on: November 03, 2014, 11:08:35 PM »
My experience is that it not work.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #649 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #650 on: November 03, 2014, 11:16:43 PM »
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should do the same
They just take after the workers

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #651 on: November 03, 2014, 11:18:20 PM »
How did you initiate the transfer? Under the send money tab?
it's in settings
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #652 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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #653 on: November 03, 2014, 11:20:58 PM »
Didn't see it when I quickly checked out the website, I'll check again.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #655 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 .
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #656 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?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #658 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.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #659 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