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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 #105 on: October 19, 2014, 08:59:26 PM »
Source?
read it too fast on my phone and missed the part of not being registered in the store. I thought he was asking if they could be used in a different state that doesn't have the card yet. My bad. I would still try activating one online. 

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2014, 09:07:28 PM »
I am in a non-participating location (Non-NY or NJ) and would be happy to experiment and post data points on activating a card in a non-participating location.  If someone would be willing to mail me one or two cards, I will gladly do the experiment and post results.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2014, 09:33:22 PM »
I am in a non-participating location (Non-NY or NJ) and would be happy to experiment and post data points on activating a card in a non-participating location.  If someone would be willing to mail me one or two cards, I will gladly do the experiment and post results.
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2014, 09:38:24 PM »
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.
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I know Iíve answered this before, but I keep getting questions about this.  YES, if you (or a friend) buy a temporary card at a participating Target store, you can reload it at any Target store in the US.  Note though that some stores in North Carolina seem to be having technical difficulties with both the purchase and reload of cards."

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #109 on: October 19, 2014, 09:46:54 PM »
Here is the million dollar question:

If a friend buys it for me out of tri state, then just gives me the number and I register it online. Will they block the new card from being sent if my address is listed in ny?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #110 on: October 19, 2014, 09:48:39 PM »
from frequent miler
"Reload Anywhere (in the US)
I know Iíve answered this before, but I keep getting questions about this.  YES, if you (or a friend) buy a temporary card at a participating Target store, you can reload it at any Target store in the US.  Note though that some stores in North Carolina seem to be having technical difficulties with both the purchase and reload of cards."

That's not the question.  The question is can a card be activated at a non-participating location.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2014, 09:49:21 PM »
You are funny. Unless there is hard data this will not work conventional wisdom says it will.

OK, fine. I just want someone to mail me a card.  :)

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #112 on: October 19, 2014, 09:50:38 PM »
These cards are being sent all over the country. Has anyone seen one report of not being able to activate them at a store that does not have them?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #113 on: October 19, 2014, 09:51:15 PM »
OK, fine. I just want someone to mail me a card.  :)
If I had one I would send you one.  ;)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #114 on: October 19, 2014, 09:52:21 PM »
If I had one I would send you one.  ;)

I appreciate the sentiment...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #115 on: October 19, 2014, 09:53:35 PM »
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #116 on: October 19, 2014, 10:00:40 PM »
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)
In a heartbeat but no reason to shoplift. Go to CS and tell them you would like to give them as gifts but can't activate them at this time. They are very accommodating.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2014, 10:04:21 PM »
Yeah, but will you bail me out when I get arrested for shoplifting ;)

Firstly, I most certainly would.  Just say that you want your one call to be to ShlockDoc.  Secondly, I don't think anyone will get pinched for pocketing two unactivated cards.  I'm sure the cashier would even say "whatever" if you asked her if it's ok to take...

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« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2014, 10:10:46 PM »
Hence the ;)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #119 on: October 19, 2014, 10:20:41 PM »
Hence the ;)

So I'll PM you my mailing address?  ;)