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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 #840 on: November 09, 2014, 07:34:04 PM »
I had someone pick me up a red card and they loaded it with a penny, when I tried registering the card I got that message, so I called amex and he said that the cashier in target didn't activate the card correctly, and the only way to use the card is to send in the info that the card was activated with, along with the target receipt. I couldn't send in the info because when activating the card he made up the numbers so I'm still waiting to get another card.
the free card or a $5 card/state? My memort is from the $5 location.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #841 on: November 09, 2014, 07:47:52 PM »
I had someone pick me up a red card and they loaded it with a penny, when I tried registering the card I got that message, so I called amex and he said that the cashier in target didn't activate the card correctly, and the only way to use the card is to send in the info that the card was activated with, along with the target receipt. I couldn't send in the info because when activating the card he made up the numbers so I'm still waiting to get another card.
It's been reported that activating with under $1 can cause issues.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #842 on: November 09, 2014, 08:10:14 PM »
the free card or a $5 card/state? My memort is from the $5 location.
well the cashier told him that he has to load it with any amount, even a penny, this was in Pittsburgh

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #843 on: November 09, 2014, 08:12:30 PM »
It's been reported that activating with under $1 can cause issues.
the amex rep. was also a bit surprised that the cashier let him load less than a dollar

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #844 on: November 09, 2014, 08:57:26 PM »
the amex rep. was also a bit surprised that the cashier let him load less than a dollar
T&C explicitly allow $0.01
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #845 on: November 09, 2014, 10:34:01 PM »
So in the Target store I went today the cashiers sent me to CS... (they didn't make me any issues loading $2500 in two and a half shots)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #846 on: November 09, 2014, 11:32:57 PM »
A friend loaded mine with one penny.  I had no problems.  Made up the birth date on the first screen.  Went thru no problem

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #847 on: November 09, 2014, 11:52:59 PM »
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #848 on: November 10, 2014, 12:45:41 AM »
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
Yes and no,
I received my card 3 days after registering,.
But the more into the program it goes, the more cards they need to make, the longer it will take, a friend of mine, registered last week Wednesday, and got it this past shabbos,
But it does make sense that the longer in the longer to receive,
If you don't receive it tomorrow (Monday) I would call..
Unless it's the holiday season that's delaying, as if you don't get Monday, I don't think there is mail Tuesday..
It also might depend on where your shipping it to, I sent mine to NY, that might be a factor..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #849 on: November 10, 2014, 12:46:39 AM »
Been nearly two weeks and still haven't received the perm card. Any need for concern?
Did you get an email that it shipped?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #850 on: November 10, 2014, 12:48:16 AM »
Did you get an email that it shipped?
Not yet
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #851 on: November 10, 2014, 12:49:47 AM »
Not yet
Then I would call...
2 weeks is long without shipping...
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #852 on: November 10, 2014, 12:57:48 AM »
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #853 on: November 10, 2014, 12:58:46 AM »
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.
Please explain?
You mean with red?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #854 on: November 10, 2014, 07:04:49 AM »
Another successful Visa GC load as debit and ACH to my checking.
200s?  How did the cashier react