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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 #7035 on: March 17, 2015, 12:35:56 PM »
Look 3 lines below the highlighted portion.
Didn't notice it.  Thanks
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7036 on: March 17, 2015, 02:51:34 PM »
Can the red card be used as a bank account for square reader
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7037 on: March 17, 2015, 03:01:22 PM »
Went to load today. So, first of all they had to bring the CS Supervisor to do it and he asked for photo ID. Then when I told him to load 250 he says that there's a max of 1000 daily. After some confusion I had to explain that I'm loading only two hundred and fifty dollars at which point he laughs and says "Oh my bad, cuz people are coming in here everyday trying to load $2,500 in one shot."  ;D

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7038 on: March 17, 2015, 03:02:19 PM »
Went to load today. So, first of all they had to bring the CS Supervisor to do it and he asked for photo ID. Then when I told him to load 250 he says that there's a max of 1000 daily. After some confusion I had to explain that I'm loading only two hundred and fifty dollars at which point he laughs and says "Oh my bad, cuz people are coming in here everyday trying to load $2,500 in one shot."  ;D

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7040 on: March 17, 2015, 03:28:50 PM »
I've been using my EDP to load RC and I keep on getting FA'd I verify my info and do it again the next day. Yesterday I loaded 4k+ (in Howell) and then hit an alert I called them up today and they said I need to send in a pic of my ID in order to verify my account. Ever had this?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7041 on: March 17, 2015, 06:41:48 PM »
Monsey
wonder what will happen when I want to pay off my actual target card.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7042 on: March 17, 2015, 10:15:49 PM »
Manager at East Harlem (NYC) today checked my ID multiple times (for multiple swipes).  She also noticed that I was holding a VGC and preemptively told me that I couldn't use it.  And she somehow misheard my last load amount - only off by a dollar, and I didn't want to make a fuss, but it looks like I'll only be loading $4999 this month.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7043 on: March 17, 2015, 10:29:00 PM »
Newbie report here :)

Just did my first ever loads tonight at targets on 2 REDcards! I'm currently in So. Florida, but north of Miami (not Boca) so I doubt many have gone here before (if any?) to ruin it. Indeed, everything went smoothly, exactly as described in wiki. I got quite a few fraud alerts and declines, called Amex, cleared it and was successful. Throughout the whole process and learning curve - both for me and the store staff! - they were very helpful and patient, and I was very grateful.

Started off with a cashier who was obviously new. She called over the manager who said she hadn't seen those but knew how they worked and showed the cashier. She wanted to know if I got it locally. She looked a bit suspicious but was curious, almost eager, to see if and how it would work, especially with a CC load. I, of course, mentally smirking with knowledge, wasn't curious - just trying to stay casual and innocent.  Manager then asked for my ID and I freaked out because I was using the REDcard in someone else's name. Turns out, she was only verifying that it was my CC. Anyways, it was declined, I tried another few rimes, then another card, and left to go call Amex. I cleared it up and returned to same cashier and successfully loaded 1000, 1000, and 500, much to the cashier's astonishment and amusement. Then I met manager and she asked if it worked and was happy to hear it did. Then went to Customer Care and did again there with my other REDcard (also with a break to take care of Fraud alerts - they are easily triggered apparently).
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7044 on: March 17, 2015, 10:45:18 PM »
Newbie report here :)

Just did my first ever loads tonight at targets on 2 REDcards! I'm currently in So. Florida, but north of Miami (not Boca) so I doubt many have gone here before (if any?) to ruin it. Indeed, everything went smoothly, exactly as described in wiki. I got quite a few fraud alerts and declines, called Amex, cleared it and was successful. Throughout the whole process and learning curve - both for me and the store staff! - they were very helpful and patient, and I was very grateful.

Started off with a cashier who was obviously new. She called over the manager who said she hadn't seen those but knew how they worked and showed the cashier. She wanted to know if I got it locally. She looked a bit suspicious but was curious, almost eager, to see if and how it would work, especially with a CC load. I, of course, mentally smirking with knowledge, wasn't curious - just trying to stay casual and innocent.  Manager then asked for my ID and I freaked out because I was using the REDcard in someone else's name. Turns out, she was only verifying that it was my CC. Anyways, it was declined, I tried another few rimes, then another card, and left to go call Amex. I cleared it up and returned to same cashier and successfully loaded 1000, 1000, and 500, much to the cashier's astonishment and amusement. Then I met manager and she asked if it worked and was happy to hear it did. Then went to Customer Care and did again there with my other REDcard (also with a break to take care of Fraud alerts - they are easily triggered apparently).
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The manager had never seen a REDcard ? Wow, wish I lived near there.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7045 on: March 17, 2015, 10:46:30 PM »
just went out the target store from queenes ny . and they say thats its a new role that
they not excepting credit cards any more to load . and even not gift cards .
only debit cards checkes ans cash .
so are the game start to finish ?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7046 on: March 17, 2015, 10:49:14 PM »
I've been using my EDP to load RC and I keep on getting FA'd I verify my info and do it again the next day. Yesterday I loaded 4k+ (in Howell) and then hit an alert I called them up today and they said I need to send in a pic of my ID in order to verify my account. Ever had this?
same here,I just opened a edp account about two weeks ago did 1k tired another 1k but it got declined. So i called up amex had to verify info etc. and did another 1k now again they detected a fraud alert, but now they want me to send a notarized id of myself

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7047 on: March 17, 2015, 10:52:16 PM »
just went out the target store from queenes ny . and they say thats its a new role that
they not excepting credit cards any more to load . and even not gift cards .
only debit cards checkes ans cash .
so are the game start to finish ?
On this thread it's still alive.
Here it's finishing

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7048 on: March 17, 2015, 11:11:27 PM »
just went out the target store from queenes ny . and they say thats its a new role that
they not excepting credit cards any more to load . and even not gift cards .
only debit cards checkes ans cash .
so are the game start to finish ?

which one specifically?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #7049 on: March 17, 2015, 11:33:23 PM »

Anyone who lives in a state where Target Prepaid REDcard is not available can find one online at www.redcardresales.com
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