REDbird Will Officially be Discontinued on August 13th

The prepaid Target REDcard was a fun card to have a couple of years ago. You could load the card Visa or Mastercard gift cards for example with no fee. That all stopped back in 2015. Now Target REDcard, or REDbird as it was known, will be discontinued on August 13th. You can use it for…

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You Can Now Have Them All… Serve/Bluebird/Redbird

After playing mean for most of 2016, Amex has started to play nice for the few people left who still have their prepaid products. We always had to make the tough choice previously when picking one of their products since you could only have one Bluebird, Serve or Redbird per social security number. Now Amex has…

Redbird Is Dead!

It was expected and it was the most likely outcome, but we were still holding out hope of the whole thing just being a system glitch. Well, there’s no more hope. It is not a glitch and Redbird is dead. FrequentMiler posted yesterday a corporate memo regarding tender accepted for Reloadable Prepaid Cards. Per the memo, effective…

Redbird Dead, Or Just Another Hiccup?

You’ve probably heard or experienced yourself by now the fact that Redbirds have been pretty useless since yesterday. I hadn’t done much reading over Columbus Day so I thought it was just a local glitch when I tried to load my Redbird in Long Island, NY. But it is a nationwide problem and it is…

System Error When Loading Redbird + Email From AmEx

There’s reports from yesterday and today that people haven’t been able to load Redbird at Target. “Register offline card can not be sold” error has been showing after the Redbird is swiped, even before you get to the step where you swipe your debit/gift card. The problem seems to be for the ATF card as well, so…

The END of REDcard CC Loads is Real, Reports Coming In

As you probably know by now, Target was supposed to halt all credit card loads for the REDcard today. There was a memo that would go out nationwide, but there were still many unknowns unless there were data points. Well, this morning there’s a few of those, and they’re not good. Credit card loads have been…

REDcard, Rare Successful CC Load in NYC

I have written a few times about my REDcard loading experiences around NYC. While loading a with a credit card is not breaking news around the country, it sure is in New York City. Gateway Center – Brooklyn, NY I visited the Target store at Gateway Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 30th. This was my first visit…

NYC Target Changes REDbird Rules, Staff Not Sure What They Are

I have been covering the REDcard, also known as REDbird, frequently lately. Today I have more problems to report, this time from Queens, NY. We already knew about one of the most problematic Targets around, the one on Atlantic Terminal. But the Target on Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst seems to be the latest location to…

REDcard Problems, Some Locations Refuse CC Loads

Today I went to the Atlantic Terminal Target in Brooklyn to verify if they have stopped allowing credit card loads, and in fact they did. I tried loading my REDcard at 2 different cashiers and they both told me to go CS where I was told that they only allow debit and cash loads for the…