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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 #1305 on: November 24, 2014, 03:23:04 AM »
my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

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Why do you think so?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1306 on: November 24, 2014, 03:37:17 AM »
Why do you think so?
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1307 on: November 24, 2014, 03:39:00 AM »
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(
for a $500 charge @ target????
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1308 on: November 24, 2014, 11:06:49 AM »

I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm
I'm not seeing a photo.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1309 on: November 24, 2014, 11:09:15 AM »


I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm
The picture isn't showing up but that sounds like the Amex for Target card.

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1310 on: November 24, 2014, 11:42:54 AM »

I assume this is not the correct card?
It says $3 load and atm

Wrong card

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1311 on: November 24, 2014, 11:52:43 AM »
Cos they do this to many. Even including me 2 yrs ago >:(
You sure it wasn't for something else? Amazon payments? Adding too many AU cards?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1312 on: November 24, 2014, 01:00:29 PM »
Anyone try changing their address after being asked for proof of address?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1313 on: November 24, 2014, 02:15:59 PM »
You have to first "buy" it in the store as I do not believe these cards were initially activated at the store.  That being said, you may now have a problem "buying" it since you attempted to register it online first.  Perhaps you should have just taken the UA amenity kit instead.   :)
shoot!
I made the mistake of trying to activate it online without actually "buying" it
How can I fix this mistake?
I guess i'll just fax in the docs and hope for the best...

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1314 on: November 24, 2014, 02:17:48 PM »
shoot!
I made the mistake of trying to activate it online without actually "buying" it
How can I fix this mistake?
I guess i'll just fax in the docs and hope for the best...
I didn't know you can fax the documents to activate a 'stolen' card ;-)
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1315 on: November 24, 2014, 02:32:00 PM »
You sure it wasn't for something else? Amazon payments? Adding too many AU cards?

It was FR for $1k plus at office store. I was using my SPG card i got approved a month ago that time.

Before this, I had the Amex simply cash card for 5 yrs and used it heavily for gas and phone bills.

my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks

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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1316 on: November 24, 2014, 02:36:08 PM »
It was FR for $1k plus at office store. I was using my SPG card i got approved a month ago that time.

Before this, I had the Amex simply cash card for 5 yrs and used it heavily for gas and phone bills.

my wife has to meet $2k spend req on her Amex Everyday card. Got approved and activated the card 2 days ago . She was hit with FR 2 yrs ago and closed her SPG cards. Tried to apply last year but got hit with FR before she got approved.

I think FR is guaranteed if it is $500 or more Redbird load? If she gets hit with FR again, does she have to pay $57 something to send the tax docs and will take weeks to reopen her card?

Thanks
load it in small amounts should be fine
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1317 on: November 24, 2014, 03:48:45 PM »
load it in small amounts should be fine
I don't know how many small amounts to finish the $2k spend req.

Can anyone answer the  things Amex needs when they suspend your account  due to FR?

Is it the same thing? pay $57  for IRS Tax record, fax to Amex and  wait? Takes around 2 to 3 weeks? >:(

Once they reopen, do you get hit with FR again for charges they say abnormal?
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1318 on: November 24, 2014, 03:51:28 PM »
I was FRed a few months ago. I didn't have to pay anything - just fax them a form allowing them to look at my tax returns. The whole thing took about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more.

But it may not always be the same.

If you're going to do stuff that may risk an FR, you might want to wait until next week.
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Re: The Target Prepaid REDcard
« Reply #1319 on: November 24, 2014, 04:22:23 PM »
I was FRed a few months ago. I didn't have to pay anything - just fax them a form allowing them to look at my tax returns. The whole thing took about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more.

But it may not always be the same.

If you're going to do stuff that may risk an FR, you might want to wait until next week.
thanks for the info. Would be nice to not have to pay $57 plus for tax docs to be sent to Amex.
Did you have any trouble using the card on bigger purchases after the FR was completed?