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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 #9330 on: May 10, 2015, 12:54:22 AM »
And [Didn't you frown on beginning a sentence with "And"] don't forget the grammar part; that's quite a big chunk too.

Hopefully in a few months not it will be more than just a memory.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9331 on: May 10, 2015, 01:10:46 AM »

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9332 on: May 10, 2015, 08:33:44 AM »

All understood but I don't need an A in RC thread class.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9333 on: May 10, 2015, 10:05:46 AM »
I tried loading a one vanilla and a $500 Visa. They both came up unable to complete process. Contact card issuer. What does that mean? I have loaded these types of cards on target prepaid this morning.
And no, I have not reached the limit. This is my first time loading this month. I tried it on 3 different cards. Nothing doing.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9334 on: May 10, 2015, 10:15:24 AM »
I tried loading a one vanilla and a $500 Visa. They both came up unable to complete process. Contact card issuer. What does that mean?
That loads are now cash only?
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9335 on: May 10, 2015, 10:23:23 AM »
That loads are now cash only?
Uh no. I loaded with these type of cards earlier today.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9336 on: May 10, 2015, 10:48:27 AM »
I tried loading a one vanilla and a $500 Visa. They both came up unable to complete process. Contact card issuer. What does that mean? I have loaded these types of cards on target prepaid this morning.
And no, I have not reached the limit. This is my first time loading this month. I tried it on 3 different cards. Nothing doing.
Did you buy the GC's this morning?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9337 on: May 10, 2015, 10:53:35 AM »
Did you buy the GC's this morning?
Yes. And i unloaded one of each before the failed transactions.  Filing dispute with target now.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9338 on: May 10, 2015, 10:58:47 AM »
Just tried loading  when the swiped my redcard the computer said system cannot process. Anyone know what that's about?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9339 on: May 10, 2015, 11:45:47 AM »
Yes. And i unloaded one of each before the failed transactions.  Filing dispute with target now.
http://freequentflyerbook.com/blog/2015/5/4/quick-update-vanilla-visas-and-delayed-redemption

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9340 on: May 10, 2015, 11:48:16 AM »
http://freequentflyerbook.com/blog/2015/5/4/quick-update-vanilla-visas-and-delayed-redemption
But the weird thing is, the funds did not load onto the red card and are no longer on the Visa cards. It does not say delayed redemption. And when I called up target, they had no record of possible loads.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9341 on: May 10, 2015, 11:51:03 AM »
But the weird thing is, the funds did not load onto the red card and are no longer on the Visa cards. It does not say delayed redemption. And when I called up target, they had no record of possible loads.
You can call the GC customer service to see what records they have.
If the receipt from the the place you bought the GC's from say that they are activated, I would just give it a day or two.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9342 on: May 10, 2015, 11:52:46 AM »

I tried loading a one vanilla and a $500 Visa. They both came up unable to complete process. Contact card issuer. What does that mean? I have loaded these types of cards on target prepaid this morning.
And no, I have not reached the limit. This is my first time loading this month. I tried it on 3 different cards. Nothing doing.
Just tried loading  when the swiped my redcard the computer said system cannot process. Anyone know what that's about?


I did two separate $500 transactions this morn with 'debit card' the first one went through..
The second one I got the mess. ' we cant complete this request'.


I got a receipt that showed the $500 was taken off my card, which is was.. I called up, they said they are having system wide outage problems and it should be 'resolved within 24 hours'
Good luck to me.
FYI the general ticket number for this issue is 815545


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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9343 on: May 10, 2015, 11:53:46 AM »
But the weird thing is, the funds did not load onto the red card and are no longer on the Visa cards. It does not say delayed redemption. And when I called up target, they had no record of possible loads.

See my post.. Same thing happened to me.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #9344 on: May 10, 2015, 11:56:48 AM »
See my post.. Same thing happened to me.
shoot. This is my second load in about 3 months. I wanted it to go smooth so I can get the hang of it. I guess not this time. I opened a dispute with target. Should I close that one and open a dispute with visa? It just says in the record that it was unloaded. It does not say that the other source was loaded.