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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 #915 on: November 12, 2014, 01:46:15 AM »

I got 4 Temporary Redbirds today.  I already have my own Isis Serve & Serve card, wife has her own Isis serve & Serve card. I was using my sister's Bluebird card but I cancelled it 2 months ago and haven't signed up Isis serve or anything else in her name yet. I have my niece's Bluebird card.

I would like to get Permanent Redbirds for myself and wife for Target in store CC load purpose. I would also like to keep at least one Isis serve and Serve card  for Amex sync offers.
So Can I get a permanent Redbird for my sister in her name  but I use it to load my credit card at Target? Does name on  Redbird and Credit card you are using to load have to match?  What would you do in this situation?
didn't you already ask this question a couple of posts up?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #916 on: November 12, 2014, 03:19:16 AM »

I got 4 Temporary Redbirds today.  I already have my own Isis Serve & Serve card, wife has her own Isis serve & Serve card. I was using my sister's Bluebird card but I cancelled it 2 months ago and haven't signed up Isis serve or anything else in her name yet. I have my niece's Bluebird card.

I would like to get Permanent Redbirds for myself and wife for Target in store CC load purpose. I would also like to keep at least one Isis serve and Serve card  for Amex sync offers.
So Can I get a permanent Redbird for my sister in her name  but I use it to load my credit card at Target? Does name on  Redbird and Credit card you are using to load have to match?  What would you do in this situation?
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #917 on: November 12, 2014, 04:29:22 AM »
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
Makes sense! I thought it works like Serve where you have to match the name on Serve and Credit card to load

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #918 on: November 12, 2014, 04:38:34 AM »
Does the original load on the temp card automatically transfer to the permanent one?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #919 on: November 12, 2014, 07:22:22 AM »
Does the original load on the temp card automatically transfer to the permanent one?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #920 on: November 12, 2014, 08:36:31 AM »
Just loaded $1000 no problem. When I wanted to do it again it said cannot process transaction

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #921 on: November 12, 2014, 09:06:46 AM »
Just loaded $1000 no problem. When I wanted to do it again it said cannot process transaction
Was it the temporary card? Did your CC get flagged for fraud?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #922 on: November 12, 2014, 09:14:42 AM »
Was it the temporary card? Did your CC get flagged for fraud?
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #923 on: November 12, 2014, 09:16:20 AM »
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again
Temp card can only be loaded max $1500. Did you read the wiki?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #924 on: November 12, 2014, 09:17:09 AM »
It was a temp card.
No the credit card was fine. The machine wouldn't even let her swipe the Red card again
you maxed out the load amount on the temp card
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #925 on: November 12, 2014, 09:17:53 AM »
you maxed out the load amount on the temp card
Aha.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #926 on: November 12, 2014, 09:43:19 AM »
when they scan the red to reload, it says check Id, but that is to match it to the cc not the red, as why would they care who's card you load, remember there is a pin to take out cash..
-1 When you reload it doesn't ask for ID, only when you activate the first time.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #927 on: November 12, 2014, 09:46:27 AM »
-1 When you reload it doesn't ask for ID, only when you activate the first time.
I was asked a couple of times
The 1st time she saw it, she didn't understand, the card didn't yet have my name on it.. So I suggested that its to match with the cc, she asked he's manager to "confirm" and she agreed,
But not every time did they ask, sometimes yes sometimes no
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #928 on: November 12, 2014, 09:51:11 AM »
I was asked a couple of times
The 1st time she saw it, she didn't understand, the card didn't yet have my name on it.. So I suggested that its to match with the cc, she asked he's manager to "confirm" and she agreed,
But not every time did they ask, sometimes yes sometimes no
You wrote that the machine says check ID and I was just pointing out that is not the case. Can they technically ask for ID? Yes.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #929 on: November 12, 2014, 09:52:55 AM »
You wrote that the machine says check ID and I was just pointing out that is not the case. Can they technically ask for ID? Yes.
But I do remember the machine saying check id..
But will check again next time I shop.. I mean load
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