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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 #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
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
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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...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2014, 04:02:40 PM »
Does anyone have success in reloading one at a non-participating store?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2014, 04:03:17 PM »
Does anyone have success in reloading one at a non-participating store?

Reloading shouldn't be a problem.  Activating is the open question. 

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2014, 04:03:58 PM »
Thanks. So it's worthwhile to drive out an hour plus to purchase one, and then reload it at my local target. Cool

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2014, 04:04:55 PM »
Thanks. So it's worthwhile to drive out an hour plus to purchase one, and then reload it at my local target. Cool

Definitely worth trying.

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« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2014, 05:26:58 PM »
And it begins...
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2014, 05:30:45 PM »
And it begins...

It should be with mazel...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2014, 05:53:15 PM »
And it begins...

Question  is where u got ur card from....

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2014, 06:13:33 PM »
Question  is where u got ur card from....
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I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2014, 06:16:20 PM »
Bought a 2nd temp Redcard today.

Added $1,000 to the registered temp card that I bought yesterday (A subsequent $250 load was denied)

Withdrew $400 from the registered temp card from the Target ATM in 2 $200 transactions (original $400 attempt was denied and subsequent $200 attempts were denied)
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2014, 07:41:23 PM »
Bought a 2nd temp Redcard today.

Added $1,000 to the registered temp card that I bought yesterday (A subsequent $250 load was denied)

Withdrew $400 from the registered temp card from the Target ATM in 2 $200 transactions (original $400 attempt was denied and subsequent $200 attempts were denied)
What target has it in Cleveland? Does the one on Cedar have it?