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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 #3075 on: January 07, 2015, 09:53:58 AM »
why would you use the redcard anywhere else?
I don't have any other Amex cards and would use it for said purchase protection. So far I haven't used it anywhere else.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3076 on: January 07, 2015, 09:54:41 AM »
My (dumb?) question is, can this Redcard be used anywhere that Amex is accepted? I thought I read that in the T&C. If so, is there purchase protection for those purchases as well?
You can use it anywhere.
why would you use the redcard anywhere else?
Same reason you'd take out cash from the ATM.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3077 on: January 07, 2015, 09:55:40 AM »
You can use it anywhere. Same reason you'd take out cash from the ATM.
but if you use it elsewhere you are forfeiting other potential points earnings

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3078 on: January 07, 2015, 09:56:02 AM »
You can use it anywhere. Same reason you'd take out cash from the ATM.
After all, it is a prepaid CC, right?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3079 on: January 07, 2015, 09:58:43 AM »
but if you use it elsewhere you are forfeiting other potential points earnings
My wife and I just started "the game" about 2 months ago. Only cards we have at the moment that get us anywhere points-wise are the Chase Freedom, Chase United Explorer (55k deal), and the Redcard. Not sure what our next move will be...anyone have any suggestions? (Maybe I should've posted this q elsewhere)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3080 on: January 07, 2015, 10:05:09 AM »
There
Proof that you can pull out 780 in one day!!!
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3081 on: January 07, 2015, 10:05:16 AM »
im not asking about how ethical this is... just want to know if anyone tried to register RC to a ss of someone who is no longer with us...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3082 on: January 07, 2015, 10:06:36 AM »
There
Proof that you can pull out 780 in one day!!!

I believe you, just saying that IME I have never been able to get more than $400

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3083 on: January 07, 2015, 10:06:45 AM »
im not asking about how ethical this is... just want to know if anyone tried to register RC to a ss of someone who is no longer with us...
#takingthingstoofar

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3084 on: January 07, 2015, 10:08:44 AM »
My wife and I just started "the game" about 2 months ago. Only cards we have at the moment that get us anywhere points-wise are the Chase Freedom, Chase United Explorer (55k deal), and the Redcard. Not sure what our next move will be...anyone have any suggestions? (Maybe I should've posted this q elsewhere)

Never makes sense to use RedCard for purchases, get an Amex CC if you need purchase protection.

Add to RedCard, take out from ATM, use another CC for purchases, then use the cash to pay CC (deposit into your bank to pay bills)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3085 on: January 07, 2015, 10:11:04 AM »
im not asking about how ethical this is... just want to know if anyone tried to register RC to a ss of someone who is no longer with us...
It'll only work in Illinois.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3086 on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:08 AM »

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3087 on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:33 AM »
It'll only work in Illinois.
how in the world do you know that?? tried in every other state? person has to die in IL or register in IL?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3088 on: January 07, 2015, 10:14:45 AM »
Never makes sense to use RedCard for purchases, get an Amex CC if you need purchase protection.

Add to RedCard, take out from ATM, use another CC for purchases, then use the cash to pay CC (deposit into your bank to pay bills)
Right, I was thinking along that route. I really did only get the Redcard for loading/unloading purposes. I was just thinking that I didn't need to get another card right away. I guess at some point or as soon as the next good offer pops up we'll get an Amex.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #3089 on: January 07, 2015, 10:17:54 AM »
how in the world do you know that?? tried in every other state? person has to die in IL or register in IL?
It has to do with their voting rights.