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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 #10980 on: October 12, 2015, 12:07:34 PM »
My Simon mall gcs just got denied in central NJ. On-screen message about card type not accepted. CSR surprised, said those are the same cards everyone uses.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10981 on: October 12, 2015, 12:27:05 PM »
Just got back from target vgcs with pin didnt work although worked fine yesterday at same target. CSR said it hasnt been working the whole day today must be something with the system she didnt mention a word about non bank cards.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10982 on: October 12, 2015, 12:33:34 PM »


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On the one hand  but all the same I'm feeling: 

Supervisor at one of my go to TGs says no changes reported to store management, but nevertheless it seems to be hard coded at both of my SoCal TGs.

Here is the reason I don't think it's a glitch: CSR screen used to say "No Target gift cards or 3rd party credit cards". CSR showed me the screen, and now it says "No Target Gift cards or third party cards". The word "credit" has been removed from the on screen message.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10983 on: October 12, 2015, 12:38:56 PM »
Wow. Multiple reports on FT of no success, specifically starting today 10/12/15.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25552401-post10522.html
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Just to prevent the onslaught of posts about it being OK in the last few days, I will tell you that I'm one of the ones with an issue this morning, and I successfully loaded $2500 last night on a different Redbird (at a different Target).

In short, posts regarding today onward should only matter.


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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10984 on: October 12, 2015, 12:41:14 PM »
Darn, I hope they are just having system issues today. I loaded $2.5k succesfully yesterday. Should have done more.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10985 on: October 12, 2015, 12:52:30 PM »
Can someone try to load with a real debit card?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10986 on: October 12, 2015, 01:00:00 PM »
Can someone try to load with a real debit card?
Someone on Reddit reported that their Chase debit card didn't work either. Fingers crossed.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10987 on: October 12, 2015, 01:00:00 PM »
Just left target. - I initially tried multiple VGCs - kept saying "$0.00 load limit" or something similar. I tried a BofA debit card with same results. Probably some glitch in their systems....

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10988 on: October 12, 2015, 01:00:39 PM »
Just left target. - I initially tried multiple VGCs - kept saying "$0.00 load limit" or something similar. I tried a BofA debit card with same results. Probably some glitch in their systems....
Ouch!
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10989 on: October 12, 2015, 01:01:13 PM »

Ouch!
Which target?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10990 on: October 12, 2015, 01:04:23 PM »
Someone on FT said they called RB and they said no debit card loads in store at all. Cash only
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10991 on: October 12, 2015, 01:13:00 PM »
All other prepaid cards are reloadable with true debit cards. The fact that true debit card is not working right now is somewhat encouraging, maybe it is just a glitch.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10992 on: October 12, 2015, 01:23:46 PM »
Someone on FT said they called RB and they said no debit card loads in store at all. Cash only
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10993 on: October 12, 2015, 01:24:21 PM »
All other prepaid cards are reloadable with true debit cards. The fact that true debit card is not working right now is somewhat encouraging, maybe it is just a glitch.
except that the (albeit unreliable)rep on the phone told the ft guy that it is cash only, not even bank debit cards.
DROPR?
its weird that they would stop real bank debit too, however the fact that the rep said its stopped and it wasn't working is somewhat concerning.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #10994 on: October 12, 2015, 01:33:42 PM »
What's gonna be????