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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 #8505 on: April 26, 2015, 06:47:16 AM »
The app isn't the only way, You can have text alert set up and clear the fraud alerts via text .
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I have set up that I get a text and I just need to reply yes and it's resolved
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8506 on: April 26, 2015, 07:08:00 AM »
The routing and account numbers they give you for direct deposit are for "push" ACH deposits only. They cannot be used to "pull" (withdraw) from your RC.
Out of curiosity, have you tried?
Yes, I have and it doesn't work.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8507 on: April 26, 2015, 08:20:28 AM »
Yes, I have and it doesn't work.
Thanks.
I know it's been asked, but at least this is on topic as opposed to 90% of the thread. 
I assume it's not an issue to send a check to my address and made out to my life insurance company, and then mail it in to them with the envelope they provided. Or is it?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8508 on: April 26, 2015, 09:50:54 AM »
Thanks.
I know it's been asked, but at least this is on topic as opposed to 90% of the thread. 
I assume it's not an issue to send a check to my address and made out to my life insurance company, and then mail it in to them with the envelope they provided. Or is it?
If they are a known payee wont it default to their mailing address? Did you try to set up the payee and see if it gives you an address?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8509 on: April 26, 2015, 09:55:57 AM »
Just some Datapoints from last week:
Gateway - 1 swipe up to 1k one card
VS - Ditto
Westbury - Ditto one day, multiple card another day YMMV
Hicksville - Ditto no GCs allowed period
Levittown - 2.5k no issues
Linden NJ - $500 per card at CS, Cashiers clueless so $2.5k possible
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8510 on: April 26, 2015, 10:42:54 AM »
I'm looking to get a PrePaid RedCard.  Can anyone help?  They don't sell them here in Los Angeles area.  They only have RedCard Debit & Credit Cards....

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8511 on: April 26, 2015, 10:55:08 AM »
For the past few weeks in Los Angeles, I have noticed that invariably one of the persons in front of my line is getting a RED card loaded with a credit card -- I usually have anywhere between 1 to 3 people in the front and no more than five. So, yesterday, I asked the CSR in the Returns department how often do they get load requests and she said "all the time". She said that Redcard is now available in NorCal and they are making their way to LA and have become very popular here.   

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8512 on: April 26, 2015, 10:56:59 AM »
I'm looking to get a PrePaid RedCard.  Can anyone help?  They don't sell them here in Los Angeles area.  They only have RedCard Debit & Credit Cards....

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8513 on: April 26, 2015, 11:08:16 AM »
Just some Datapoints from last week:
Gateway - 1 swipe up to 1k one card
VS - Ditto
Westbury - Ditto one day, multiple card another day YMMV
Hicksville - Ditto no GCs allowed period
Levittown - 2.5k no issues
Linden NJ - $500 per card at CS, Cashiers clueless so $2.5k possible

When a store says $1000 per day is it hard coded somewhere? I have read people load $1000 wait 45 mins till shift change ,  and go Back and do another load .

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8514 on: April 26, 2015, 11:16:16 AM »

When a store says $1000 per day is it hard coded somewhere? I have read people load $1000 wait 45 mins till shift change ,  and go Back and do another load .
Of course it's not hard coded. It's the stores made up rule.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8515 on: April 26, 2015, 11:22:00 AM »
Of course it's not hard coded. It's the stores made up rule.

So now to find out the time of the shift changes . Thanks

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8516 on: April 26, 2015, 11:30:24 AM »
When I was buying items at the target, the cashier always pushes for the customers to apply for the RC to save 5%. When it came to me I said, I have one and used it. She then asked me where I got it. I saw that she really wanted it so I was nice and then asked if she can load my card. She did without any hesitation. What I don't understand is, she is advertising the card to every customer, why can't she just apply for the card like she would do if a customer  agreed to get the RC?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8517 on: April 26, 2015, 11:31:58 AM »
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8518 on: April 26, 2015, 11:33:29 AM »
When I was buying items at the target, the cashier always pushes for the customers to apply for the RC to save 5%. When it came to me I said, I have one and used it. She then asked me where I got it. I saw that she really wanted it so I was nice and then asked if she can load my card. She did without any hesitation. What I don't understand is, she is advertising the card to every customer, why can't she just apply for the card like she would do if a customer  agreed to get the RC?
No,  she was pushing the debit card and credit card.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #8519 on: April 26, 2015, 11:37:42 AM »
Does anyone know if RC's are available in Atlanta Targets? Thanks.