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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 #1125 on: November 19, 2014, 02:48:14 PM »
got account review! Can I ignore it?

Is the temp card now not usable for anyone else?

Can I use the same temp card to register for someone else?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1126 on: November 19, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
My wife has had several challenging experiences trying to load her permanent RedCard at Target with her Chase SP and then Chase Ink.  First the problem was Chase fraud protection, but we worked through that.   But then she was only able to load $1000.  I don't know what kind of error message came up, but she got frustrated and left.

Being the trooper that she is, she went back the next day, and was only able to load $1000 again.  She tried $1000 several times and the RedBird machine wasn't allowing any more loading. It was not a problem with the charge being declined, but I don't have the specifics of what the error message was.   The cashier or manager said it's limited to $1000/day. (Obviously they don't read DDF.)

I'm hoping this is a fluke at our Target (Watertown, MA).  We were able to load $2500 at a Target in MD earlier in the week.  And no, we have not yet exceeded the $5000/month cap.

Hoping that no one else has this experience.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1127 on: November 19, 2014, 03:18:24 PM »
I had an issue pulling out cash the same day I paid a bill on line does this make sense,
Did anyone else notice this?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1128 on: November 19, 2014, 06:18:31 PM »
How do I transfer $ to my bank account?
Or is that also done in a pay a bill format?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1129 on: November 19, 2014, 06:30:42 PM »
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1130 on: November 19, 2014, 06:35:08 PM »
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away
So how should I pay my chase cc bill?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1131 on: November 19, 2014, 06:43:43 PM »
What about paying a Amex cc bill?
Is it an issue to do it from redcard direct?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1132 on: November 19, 2014, 06:48:26 PM »
How do I transfer $ to my bank account?
Or is that also done in a pay a bill format?
Under settings add back account
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1133 on: November 19, 2014, 06:50:52 PM »
don't send money to chase checking, don't  use many different bill payment sources to pay chase cards bill, doing do will GET YOU SHUT DOWN! Won't happen right away
This happened to you?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1134 on: November 19, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »
So how should I pay my chase cc bill?
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1135 on: November 19, 2014, 06:54:14 PM »
Under settings add back account
Thanks, found it
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1136 on: November 19, 2014, 06:54:49 PM »
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them
Does that include checks?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1137 on: November 19, 2014, 06:56:54 PM »
Ally bank. Free checking reimburses all atm fees, great rates.
Also why are people using bill pay instead of just transferring to bank and then pay?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1138 on: November 19, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
Does that include checks?
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
 Chase also doesn't like checking account deposits from many source.  If they close your checking, your cards will also be closed

If you love  your chase cards and want to keep them, you should not do these. try and use a different checking like TCF or any othe checking or  even your local small branch.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1139 on: November 19, 2014, 07:15:39 PM »
Pay with one account you have been paying for months or yrs. Don't keep changing the chase cards bill payment source.

Chase shuts down accounts for many reasons and paying bills from difference sources or accounts is one of them. For example If you pay bill from chase checking this time, than with serve or blue bird of someone  the next time,  than   paying from CITI bank checking another time, than from BOA checking another time. If you keep paying from different sources like the example given above, it is suspicious, abnormal behavior for them and your account risks closure!
 Chase also doesn't like checking account deposits from many source.  If they close your checking, your cards will also be closed

If you love  your chase cards and want to keep them, you should not do these. try and use a different checking like TCF or any othe checking or  even your local small branch.
Is multiple accounts with the same bank Ok?