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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 #6525 on: March 04, 2015, 04:45:26 PM »
Good point!

I still don't see where people see in the terms and conditions that amex can take one's money outright or hold for 60 days. In section 15 the first sentence might imply they could steal ones money at there discretion, but the second sentence "We will only close your Account if there are no funds remaining in your Account (including your Reserve) or Sub-Account, unless you specifically instruct us to close your Account.." clearer implies they won't shut an account with money on it. Prob bec it is illegal.

Could someone please provide proof that amex can hold the funds for 60 days?
I don't know what they can or can't do. The question is what they will or won't.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6526 on: March 04, 2015, 04:46:19 PM »
Ya your right for some reason I remember that as D and I thought there wasn't any E-but either way that's not a reason or explanation of what I violated just a way of saying "well do what we want".
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6527 on: March 04, 2015, 04:48:48 PM »
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6528 on: March 04, 2015, 04:49:05 PM »
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« Reply #6529 on: March 04, 2015, 04:49:47 PM »
Maybe I wasn't the dumb one after all.  :)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6530 on: March 04, 2015, 04:51:41 PM »
Try to signup for Serve yet?
Not possible. Once they shut you down from either of their products, they won't allow you to get a different one.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6531 on: March 04, 2015, 04:52:58 PM »
Do you not use RC?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6532 on: March 04, 2015, 04:57:56 PM »
Not possible. Once they shut you down from either of their products, they won't allow you to get a different one.
Interesting thing is I was told by rep I COULD reopen (I know they don't know what they're talking about). When I tried the system says I can't because i have an existing one. Now the account is definitely closed as you'll see in the pic so that makes no sense.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6533 on: March 04, 2015, 04:59:13 PM »
Interesting thing is I was told by rep I COULD reopen (I know they don't know what they're talking about). When I tried the system says I can't because i have an existing one. Now the account is definitely closed as you'll see in the pic so that makes no sense.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6534 on: March 04, 2015, 05:00:33 PM »
way to head down a slippery slope
I don't know what you have in mind, but not really a big deal. Anyway, someone would just do it until they mail the check 60 days later.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6535 on: March 04, 2015, 05:00:56 PM »
Don't be in such a hurry. Give it a few days.
It's been like 10 days by now.  >:(

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6536 on: March 04, 2015, 05:15:29 PM »
It's been like 10 days by now.  >:(
They closed your account ten days ago?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6537 on: March 04, 2015, 05:18:40 PM »
They closed your account ten days ago?
Yes.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6538 on: March 04, 2015, 05:20:57 PM »
Yes.
Did you post about it? I must have missed it.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #6539 on: March 04, 2015, 05:24:36 PM »

It's been like 10 days by now.  >:(
Would you feel comfortable sharing a redacted version of the shutdown email you got? It would be interesting to compare to the VFTW one to see if we can tell that one's legitimacy.

Edit: Didn't see the earlier image (was on Tapatalk and it was small  :P )
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