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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 #720 on: November 05, 2014, 10:44:10 AM »
What do you mean 'hard coded'?

It's not a store policy that cashiers are told to enforce, and could technically disregard. The register will not allow it to take place.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #721 on: November 05, 2014, 10:45:33 AM »
It's not a store policy that cashiers are told to enforce, and could technically disregard. The register will not allow it to take place.
But I tried it, and it worked..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #722 on: November 05, 2014, 11:44:39 AM »
But I tried it, and it worked..
To be clear. For me she was not able to do a single load of $200, by swiping the same card, first for $2.00, and then for $198. She had to reswipe the Redcard and do another load for $198.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #723 on: November 05, 2014, 11:47:28 AM »
To be clear. For me she was not able to do a single load of $200, by swiping the same card, first for $2.00, and then for $198. She had to reswipe the Redcard and do another load for $198.
Ah, I thought that you're saying the cc didn't work 2 times the same day..
OK so in one transaction, you can't use the same cc, but they can re swipe the red card..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #724 on: November 05, 2014, 11:50:09 AM »
can you use a citi cc to fund the redcard?

Anyone try to use a Citi. I set my CA to $0
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #725 on: November 05, 2014, 11:57:16 AM »
should be fine. Comes up as are regular target purchase. But if you try it, report back.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #726 on: November 05, 2014, 12:17:33 PM »
Am i limited to $1000 one-time shot after initial load on Temp card or can i do $2500  after card is registered and still waiting for perm?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #727 on: November 05, 2014, 12:20:34 PM »
Am i limited to $1000 one-time shot after initial load on Temp card or can i do $2500  after card is registered and still waiting for perm?
you are limited to $1000 on the temporary card once you receive the permanent card you can load up to 2500 dollars on the card per day in increments of $1000 at a max of $5,000 a month which is not including the first $500 that you put on your temporary card
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #728 on: November 05, 2014, 12:24:33 PM »
If i didnt do an initial load on temp card ($1) do i get $1499? Or $1k and that all?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #729 on: November 05, 2014, 12:27:33 PM »
If i didnt do an initial load on temp card ($1) do i get $1499? Or $1k and that all?
I'm not sure there is a limit of $1500 on the temporary card but the money that you load before you activate it does not count towards the $5000 so you might be able to load $1,499 but it will count towards 5k so only be able to put five thousand and one dollars on your card
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #730 on: November 05, 2014, 12:29:37 PM »
I did a test loading a few late when the store was empty. The do have to do something on their end when loading 800 in four uh debit cards. They need to tell it how much to drain each time. I used it as a debit with pin.

Sounds like it's only possible to load multiple GC when they're processed as debit, not as credit like AFT can be loaded.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #731 on: November 05, 2014, 12:30:43 PM »
Now the question becomes which card do i use to fund 3 or 4 redcards? SPG (Already reached 25k bonus) or PRG (to try and reach $30k spend bonus)? Anyone have suggestions?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #732 on: November 05, 2014, 12:46:17 PM »
Now the question becomes which card do i use to fund 3 or 4 redcards? SPG (Already reached 25k bonus) or PRG (to try and reach $30k spend bonus)? Anyone have suggestions?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #733 on: November 05, 2014, 01:08:55 PM »
Anyone hear one way or the other whether RB will participate in SBS like BB?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #734 on: November 05, 2014, 01:10:06 PM »
Anyone hear one way or the other whether RB will participate in SBS like BBC?
I think Dan said no
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