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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 #20 on: October 12, 2014, 06:13:58 PM »
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2014, 07:48:03 PM »
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood

Watch out, they make you give your Ss and drivers license

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2014, 09:57:00 PM »
Just thinking how many temp cards can I get? I'm thinking about bringing a few into to lakewood
it may be worth flying out of town to get one
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2014, 02:43:30 PM »
I got one they are having system wide activation issues. They charge your card to load it but it doesn't get activated. They hope to fix it  within 5-7 days ... Hence a slow roll out so it can be ready and bugs squashed when everyone else gets then

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2014, 02:54:33 PM »
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2014, 02:58:59 PM »
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?

Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account. 

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »
Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account. 

According to Frequent Miler, you can change the info when you activate. I did that yesterday and it worked for me

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2014, 05:03:15 PM »
Right, this is what needs to be tested.  Especially if the SSN doesn't tie back to the eventually activated account.
For what purpose?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2014, 05:07:23 PM »
For what purpose?
For buying and then selling?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2014, 05:23:47 PM »
For what purpose?

So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2014, 05:27:56 PM »
So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...

No, that will not work. When you register it, you need to input the buyer's SS#

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2014, 05:34:11 PM »
No, that will not work. When you register it, you need to input the buyer's SS#
Maybe it can be a bogus ss

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2014, 05:38:52 PM »
So someone else can get me a card and mail it to me without either of us sharing our information with the other...
Then it would be best for them to mail you a sealed one and have you register it at the store.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2014, 05:48:43 PM »
Any issue with picking up 10 or so on same day? Using same SSN during purchase?
Does this not have the same purchase requirements as the AFT? Ie. Drivers license scan/ address verification?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2014, 06:09:48 PM »
Then it would be best for them to mail you a sealed one and have you register it at the store.
Will that work? Or did they only update the systems at the targets that have them?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2014, 06:15:17 PM »
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2014, 06:21:37 PM »
Will that work? Or did they only update the systems at the targets that have them?

It may work, worth trying, but I'm guessing the clerks at non participating stores wont have any idea how to do it...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2014, 07:46:08 PM »
It may work, worth trying, but I'm guessing the clerks at non participating stores wont have any idea how to do it...

+1. Even the clerks at the participating stores barely know how to use

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2014, 07:52:32 PM »
Even the clerks at the participating stores barely know how to use
It is menu driven. Not sure what the problem is.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2014, 08:51:24 PM »
It is menu driven. Not sure what the problem is.

They figured it out... Just took a few minutes