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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 #1260 on: November 23, 2014, 03:19:41 PM »
To add $, its a swipe,
To activate its a scan..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1261 on: November 23, 2014, 03:20:30 PM »
Is there a limit to purchase per SS in store?
Yes one card per day
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1262 on: November 23, 2014, 03:24:47 PM »
To add $, its a swipe,
To activate its a scan..
are they supposed to scan card or barcode on paper wrapping?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1263 on: November 23, 2014, 03:25:44 PM »
are they supposed to scan card or barcode on paper wrapping?
barcode on paper rapping
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1264 on: November 23, 2014, 03:35:12 PM »
barcode on paper rapping
So if I have just the card and not the paper wrapping I cant activate?

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1265 on: November 23, 2014, 03:37:12 PM »
So if I have just the card and not the paper wrapping I cant activate?
Idk,
Lets just put it in perspective, your spouse to activate it b4 you leave the store, ie with the package..
Only then do you open it,
So I doubt it
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1266 on: November 23, 2014, 04:01:41 PM »
They were very reluctant to activate without the receipt. Only after telling them that when I called up "that's what they told me to do" and "can we try...I'm a bit confused as well", did the rep give in..

At the initial register page; should I enter the DOB on my license which I used to register card? Or the actual one attached to the social I'm gonna use for online registration?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1267 on: November 23, 2014, 04:09:46 PM »
They were very reluctant to activate without the receipt. Only after telling them that when I called up "that's what they told me to do" and "can we try...I'm a bit confused as well", did the rep give in..

At the initial register page; should I enter the DOB on my license which I used to register card? Or the actual one attached to the social I'm gonna use for online registration?
the one you put down in target, as they require it as confirmation that it's you..
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1268 on: November 23, 2014, 04:13:02 PM »
the one you put down in target, as they require it as confirmation that it's you..
I think when registering for the permanent card, you don't need any information that was used when purchasing it.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1269 on: November 23, 2014, 04:14:15 PM »
Yes, but you can't register 2 cards to the same ss#
The in-store registration was on my name and social. I the setup online with 2nd name and social. Can I go back tomorrow and and do in-store registration on other card using my name and social?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1270 on: November 23, 2014, 04:15:44 PM »
The in-store registration was on my name and social. I the setup online with 2nd name and social. Can I go back tomorrow and and do in-store registration on other card using my name and social?
Yes
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1271 on: November 23, 2014, 04:22:30 PM »
Can someone with a BB family account (secondary user) also have a TRC?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1272 on: November 23, 2014, 04:30:49 PM »
Can someone with a BB family account (secondary user) also have a TRC?
Yes.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1273 on: November 23, 2014, 04:42:16 PM »
Yes.
Can they use same email address? (They won't let you register to same email address as regular redcard credit card).
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1274 on: November 23, 2014, 04:50:53 PM »
Can they use same email address? (They won't let you register to same email address as regular redcard credit card).
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