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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 #860 on: November 10, 2014, 10:49:47 AM »
you can load it onto a AFT (Amex for Target) and cash out at an ATM-verified.
Based on this, i would think that you can can transfer it from one red card to another, but i have never tested that.

This is interesting. I'll try in the next few days and report back. Thanks.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #861 on: November 10, 2014, 01:03:37 PM »
Just loaded and activated a fee free one in NY without an issue

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #862 on: November 10, 2014, 01:11:14 PM »
Just loaded and activated a fee free one in NY without an issue
What did you tell the cashier?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #863 on: November 10, 2014, 01:14:56 PM »
What did you tell the cashier?
I did it as well.....no need to say anything the machine prompts them to scan your license and they ask you how much you want to load ..... The rest you do yourself on the keypad

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #864 on: November 10, 2014, 01:25:17 PM »
I did it as well.....no need to say anything the machine prompts them to scan your license and they ask you how much you want to load ..... The rest you do yourself on the keypad
So you just hand them the card and say you want to activate it?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #865 on: November 10, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
What did you tell the cashier?
He just wanted to know where I got it from, I told him my brother sent it to me,
After the fact, he showed it to other CS agent to say how cool they are, and that they are prob going to be at all target stores..

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #866 on: November 10, 2014, 02:30:52 PM »
So you just hand them the card and say you want to activate it?
Personally I did not say anything I just gave it to her and she scanned it and the machine prompted her for everything

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #867 on: November 10, 2014, 02:40:17 PM »
He just wanted to know where I got it from, I told him my brother sent it to me,
After the fact, he showed it to other CS agent to say how cool they are, and that they are prob going to be at all target stores..
Personally I did not say anything I just gave it to her and she scanned it and the machine prompted her for everything
Cool, thanks!
Mine is on the way - getting excited!
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #868 on: November 10, 2014, 06:41:39 PM »
I don't think this question has been answered in the wiki or upthread:

Is there any way, other than Target spending (purchases) to unload a temporary RedBird prepaid card?

In my unbridled enthusiasm, I purchased an extra temp card and loaded it with $500 but now don't think I have a real person's identity to convert it to a permanent card.

Thanks.
You can use it to load your registered card.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #869 on: November 10, 2014, 09:56:31 PM »
Then I would call...
2 weeks is long without shipping...
Never got an email that it shipped and they just showed up today...let the games begin!!!
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #870 on: November 10, 2014, 10:39:21 PM »
Never got an email that it shipped and they just showed up today...let the games begin!!!
As did mine. Game on 😄
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #871 on: November 11, 2014, 12:32:09 AM »
Anyone do a load in Chicago yet? Let the games begin..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #872 on: November 11, 2014, 02:20:54 AM »
gonna be driving out to WI from Chicago to get this card today.  Yet to find the nearest Target in WI here they carry this. Please give me a tip on how to get this.

go to cashier , look at the rack, pick up one, tell the cashier you want to buy and load? Do they ask for my ID? and SS and address? can't buy one for my sister?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #873 on: November 11, 2014, 06:02:15 AM »
gonna be driving out to WI from Chicago to get this card today.  Yet to find the nearest Target in WI here they carry this. Please give me a tip on how to get this.

go to cashier , look at the rack, pick up one, tell the cashier you want to buy and load? Do they ask for my ID? and SS and address? can't buy one for my sister?
Thanks
You'll need your SS#, but it can later be registered in someone else's #. There's a limit to how many you can buy in a day. (It may be 1)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #874 on: November 11, 2014, 07:05:48 AM »
Anyone do a load in Chicago yet?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #876 on: November 11, 2014, 09:35:59 AM »
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #877 on: November 11, 2014, 09:38:03 AM »
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?
she can activate it in her name, and you can register it in your name
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #878 on: November 11, 2014, 09:39:00 AM »
My wife is going to Detroit in a few weeks. If she picks up one for me, can she activate it there without physically possessing my driver's license?

She has to put in "a" drivers license. it doesn't make a diff who's. But then she can add your social or what ever other info they ask for.
Can always be changed when registering the card,

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #879 on: November 11, 2014, 09:55:11 AM »
So can she get one for each of us?