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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 #90 on: October 19, 2014, 02:10:14 PM »
Just got mine. Tried seeing if there is a way to get a card without a SSN for my brother that is in the U.s. With a student visa they said they would not allow it

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #91 on: October 19, 2014, 02:22:26 PM »
Just got mine. Tried seeing if there is a way to get a card without a SSN for my brother that is in the U.s. With a student visa they said they would not allow it
I've read on a different forum that you could get a temp by changing the social on the store and then when u get home to register you put correct social.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #92 on: October 19, 2014, 02:23:44 PM »
I've read on a different forum that you could get a temp by changing the social on the store and then when u get home to register you put correct social.
His brother doesn't have an SSN.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #93 on: October 19, 2014, 02:26:41 PM »
Just tried picking one up. Charge was denied on my new ink Plus. Happens sometimes with a large charge on a new card. Tried calling chase, after being on hold 25+ minutes I finally just left without it. I was concerned because I had already put in all my personal info.
#fail
I'll have to try again tomorrow.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #94 on: October 19, 2014, 02:55:08 PM »
I called the stores in Greensboro, NC, prior to making the 90 min drive to go pick some up. Turns out they have been having technical difficulties processing the RedCards in all the Greensboro area stores since October 5th, and they aren't selling any. Oh well. I guess it's good I called first :)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2014, 03:22:27 PM »
Just tried picking one up. Charge was denied on my new ink Plus. Happens sometimes with a large charge on a new card. Tried calling chase, after being on hold 25+ minutes I finally just left without it. I was concerned because I had already put in all my personal info.
#fail
I'll have to try again tomorrow.
One of the best things about Chase is the fraud dept texting...not sure if I signed up for it but anytime there's a fraud alert I get a text to text back if it was me and then it immediately clears the fraud alert

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2014, 03:36:43 PM »
One of the best things about Chase is the fraud dept texting...not sure if I signed up for it but anytime there's a fraud alert I get a text to text back if it was me and then it immediately clears the fraud alert
Thanks. I'll go see where I can sign up for that. Would have sure saved me a headache today.  I thought signing into the app might give me the option but I was busy on the phone.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #97 on: October 19, 2014, 03:45:21 PM »
Thanks. I'll go see where I can sign up for that. Would have sure saved me a headache today.  I thought signing into the app might give me the option but I was busy on the phone.
I've never signed into the app...really don't know how it got set up but it's very useful, especially since it happens every time I leave the state

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #98 on: October 19, 2014, 04:17:35 PM »
I never signed up for it either and got two fraud alerts . Maybe being signed up for telephone , and online purchase alerts triggers it  :)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2014, 04:51:34 PM »
when will it be rolled out nationwide
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #100 on: October 19, 2014, 05:16:27 PM »
when will it be rolled out nationwide
Right after they block CC's. :P

IMHO it's still in test mode. They'll analyze the results, make corrections and then roll it out to NY/NJ.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #101 on: October 19, 2014, 05:36:10 PM »
Right after they block CC's. :P
I wouldn't be too surprised if you're right.  :(

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #102 on: October 19, 2014, 08:43:13 PM »
My friend picked up 20 cards in Ohio but the cashier didn't know how to activate them. Once he has them can them be activated in NJ or online? Absolutely nothing was done to tem in the store.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #103 on: October 19, 2014, 08:48:07 PM »
My friend picked up 20 cards in Ohio but the cashier didn't know how to activate them. Once he has them can them be activated in NJ or online? Absolutely nothing was done to tem in the store.
yes

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #104 on: October 19, 2014, 08:52:39 PM »
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