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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 #630 on: November 03, 2014, 06:59:46 PM »
Sounds like if you can get them without activating them, you can get as many as you want.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #631 on: November 03, 2014, 07:09:21 PM »
Thats what im asking
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #632 on: November 03, 2014, 07:11:36 PM »
Im sure this was asked upthread or in the comments on DDMS but cant locate it. Can I buy more than one temp card at once? I'll be in MA tomorrow and I'm more than willing to pick up a few if that is possible for myself and other DDFers

I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #633 on: November 03, 2014, 07:17:56 PM »
Still don't have a clear idea on the best way to load $200 gift cards on it. Do I have to tell the cashier I want to load ex $1000 but with 5 separate cards? That can draw suspicion. Or can I load it like AFT and just swipe 5 separate cards without the cashier having to do anything before starting the transaction?

I told the cashier that I had $1000 of chrstmas gifts of Visa GC from work and I wanted to load on to target prepaid, I didnt have pins (still learning this game) and selected X so it would be charged as a credit card he took a look at the card and told me that since i didnt have the last 4 digits of the card on the back of the VGC i cant treat it as a credit. I let him know that it worked that way fine for my coworker and he called CS over who told him/me  it was no problem. did x5 $200 Visa GC and x1 Saphire for additional 1k

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #634 on: November 03, 2014, 07:27:20 PM »
I told the cashier that I had $1000 of chrstmas gifts of Visa GC from work and I wanted to load on to target prepaid, I didnt have pins (still learning this game) and selected X so it would be charged as a credit card he took a look at the card and told me that since i didnt have the last 4 digits of the card on the back of the VGC i cant treat it as a credit. I let him know that it worked that way fine for my coworker and he called CS over who told him/me  it was no problem. did x5 $200 Visa GC and x1 Saphire for additional 1k
Please don't ruin it for all of us and don't tell them it's a GC.
Anyways just to clarify, you told them you want to load 1k and then you proceeded to just swipe a couple of cards with $200 on each? No need for the cashier to input the amount before each swipe?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #635 on: November 03, 2014, 07:30:29 PM »
I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
Well I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #636 on: November 03, 2014, 07:50:53 PM »
I think that's only possible for the $0 cards. (They don't need to be opened up.)
even for the $0 cards, you cannot open more than one per day. obviously you can always walk out of the store with a handful, but that's just stealing.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #637 on: November 03, 2014, 08:11:07 PM »
Please don't ruin it for all of us and don't tell them it's a GC.
Anyways just to clarify, you told them you want to load 1k and then you proceeded to just swipe a couple of cards with $200 on each? No need for the cashier to input the amount before each swipe?
Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #638 on: November 03, 2014, 08:17:46 PM »


Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.

With things like gift cards we usually try not to tell the cashiers that its such, rather just play like it's a credit / debit card. This way they don't get any smart ideas to ban gift cards.
When you did the load with the $200 gift cards you told the cashier that your loading $200?
BTW when you handed over your card to the cashier he/she was looking for the last 4 digits.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #639 on: November 03, 2014, 08:27:08 PM »
Like I said, Im new to this, if you have any other tips (sincerely) let me know.
regarding 1k, the process was tell cashier how much, swipe, press x, sign and hand over the card so cashier can input something (didn't see what) and then passed the card back.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #640 on: November 03, 2014, 09:24:44 PM »

With things like gift cards we usually try not to tell the cashiers that its such, rather just play like it's a credit / debit card. This way they don't get any smart ideas to ban gift cards.
When you did the load with the $200 gift cards you told the cashier that your loading $200?
BTW when you handed over your card to the cashier he/she was looking for the last 4 digits.

I told him it was $1000 total and showed him the 5 cards.
(Side note, Target Cashiers are rated on the job they are doing by a percentage, 95%,98% depending on the speed of transactions... it seemed my friendly concern that I was going to bring down his score bc of the time it took to make each swipe went a long way.)

Ill read through the Blubird thread tonight
thanks for the heads up.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #641 on: November 03, 2014, 09:27:52 PM »


I told him it was $1000 total and showed him the 5 cards.
(Side note, Target Cashiers are rated on the job they are doing by a percentage, 95%,98% depending on the speed of transactions...it seemed my friendly concern that I was going to bring down his score bc of the time it took to make each swipe went a long way.)

Ill read through the Blubird thread tonight
thanks for the heads up.
Maybe Walmart should do the same

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #642 on: November 03, 2014, 09:55:15 PM »
Maybe Walmart should do the same
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should do the same
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #643 on: November 03, 2014, 10:01:09 PM »
Maybe the Walmart ATM's should stop disappearing
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #644 on: November 03, 2014, 10:15:02 PM »
Update: Redcard took one business day to make ACH transfer to my Checking acct.