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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 #880 on: November 11, 2014, 09:56:30 AM »
So can she get one for each of us?
Yes,
Or you can just activate it yourself in your local Target store.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #881 on: November 11, 2014, 09:57:43 AM »
Yes,
Or you can just activate it yourself in your local Target store.
No,  can only buy once per day per social security number

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #882 on: November 11, 2014, 09:58:57 AM »
No,  can only buy once per day per social security number
Sorry.
So she can put in her social once. and yours the next time. 
The social and the drivers licence do not need to match

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #883 on: November 11, 2014, 10:45:59 AM »
Someone mentioned that there are targets near Boston that have this card but when I looked at the stores listed on the website none seemed close to Boston. Anyone know if any targets near Boston carry this card?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #884 on: November 11, 2014, 12:33:00 PM »
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)
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #885 on: November 11, 2014, 12:48:21 PM »
Someone mentioned that there are targets near Boston that have this card but when I looked at the stores listed on the website none seemed close to Boston. Anyone know if any targets near Boston carry this card?

There is a link in the Wiki that maps where the Targets are. I personally have been using the Target in Millbury MA, right near Worcester, about 40 minutes east of Boston. Cleared out one rack...but they have plenty more  ;D
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #886 on: November 11, 2014, 12:54:06 PM »
Thanks but 40 min is too far to ask someone else to go out of they're way for me

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #887 on: November 11, 2014, 12:54:41 PM »
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.

I activated one in NY yesterday,
I used my ID, when asked for S.S and birthday etc,  I used all my wife's information.
I did NOT have an issue,

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #888 on: November 11, 2014, 01:04:43 PM »
Thanks but 40 min is too far to ask someone else to go out of they're way for me
Depends where that person is coming from. Its literally 2 minutes off I-90. If they are going from NY or CT to Boston its a 5 minute detour.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #889 on: November 11, 2014, 01:20:02 PM »
Do you get 5% back on loading with Discover or Citi Dividend card at Target?
Both these  cards offer 5% back at department stores until Dec. When I first buy this at the store and load ,  is it recommended to load with a small amount like $10?
Thanks!
I can load without any CA fees on any cards

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #890 on: November 11, 2014, 01:23:57 PM »
Is there a $1000 transaction limit for loading in target?
i.e. the $2,500/day limit needs to be  $1,000/$1,000/$500?

I seem to remember reading that in the past

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #891 on: November 11, 2014, 01:30:00 PM »
Do you get 5% back on loading with Discover or Citi Dividend card at Target?
Both these  cards offer 5% back at department stores until Dec. When I first buy this at the store and load ,  is it recommended to load with a small amount like $10?
Thanks!
I can load without any CA fees on any cards
Good idea, try and report back

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #892 on: November 11, 2014, 01:56:59 PM »
Is there a $1000 transaction limit for loading in target?
i.e. the $2,500/day limit needs to be  $1,000/$1,000/$500?

I seem to remember reading that in the past
Yes.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #893 on: November 11, 2014, 02:07:32 PM »
Just loaded the $1000 onto the temporary card in Chicago.. Oh how I love this game.
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« Reply #894 on: November 11, 2014, 02:08:57 PM »
will go to two stores, buy  both using my own name, social and address?
Once at home, I can register one for my sister in her name?

If they don't check ID, I can put her info directly  in the store when buying.

Just an FYI I went to two stores in MKE and had no issues. I got about 3-4 in each. I even used the same cashier one right after another.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #896 on: November 11, 2014, 03:16:43 PM »
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #897 on: November 11, 2014, 03:20:04 PM »
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?
None in IL.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #898 on: November 11, 2014, 03:41:39 PM »
The map of locations selling cards seems to be down. Anyone know of any locations in Chicago?

Closest is Milwaukee, Greenfield is about a 70 minute drive
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #899 on: November 11, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »
Just loaded the $1000 onto the temporary card in Chicago.. Oh how I love this game.
Just loaded $2500 @ on 4 cards. I think i love this game a little too much. So many options. first max out PRG 30k, then...MQD waiver on Delta? All i have are Amex personal Platinum, PRG, Delta Gold, SPG and Citi Executive AA. Anyone have ideas or just take it one month at a time?
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