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REDbird grounded. Now what?

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We didn’t know when it would happen, but we all knew it was coming.  The fact that Target allowed customers to use credit cards to reload the Target Prepaid REDcard (AKA REDbird) was almost too good to be true.  Those of us who hopped on the bandwagon early have enjoyed this perfect perpetual point machine for the past 7 months.  It went like this: Load REDbird with credit card at Target.  Earn credit card rewards…

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Up to $150 in Credit for using your Amex Bluebird Card (Targeted)

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American Express is sending out a targeted offer to Bluebird cardholders offering a $1 credit for purchases at a new merchant for the months of April, May & June. The maximum that can be earned per month in credits is $50 and you can earn $1 from each merchant for all three months. Here are the details of the email according to Slickdeals: 1) Use your Bluebird Card virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted.…

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Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads working again

As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see “REDbird Post Memo Answers“, and “REDbird grounded. Now what?“ This morning I published a warning that in-store reloads of Bluebird, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard), and Serve cards were not reliably working (view post here).  Most of the day the problems continued, but as of 6pm EST tonight, we started receiving numerous reports of success,…

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Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads down? Online issues too. Developing…

As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see “REDbird Post Memo Answers“, and “REDbird grounded. Now what?“ UPDATE 2/26/2015, 9:00 pm: Quite a few confirmations of successful loads have now rolled in.  Unless we hear otherwise, I believe the load issue is now fixed.  ALL CLEAR! UPDATE 2/26/2015, 8:30 pm: As of 6pm EST, we now have two reports are successful loads: one…

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Switching between Bluebird, REDbird, and Serve

As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see “REDbird Post Memo Answers“, and “REDbird grounded. Now what?“ Bluebird, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard), Serve, and Serve with Softcard…  These are prepaid reloadable American Express cards intended to be viable fee-free checking account alternatives.  Even better, they are all good choices for those who primarily want to earn miles and points.  The problem is……

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Bluebird is now eligible for Amex Sync offers!

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For quite a while, Serve has had an edge over Bluebird not just for online credit card loads, but also for its ability to participate in Amex Sync Offers.  Now, Doctor of Credit reports that Bluebird has caught up and can now be registered for these offers.  You can now register Bluebird (and, presumably, Bluebird family accounts) with the frequent and often very lucrative Amex Sync Offers.  Unfortunately, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard) is not…

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Reminder: Register your Amex cards including Serve and Bluebird for Small Business Saturday

UPDATE: Here’s the link to register.  You can register as many cards as you want, one at a time. Registration opened today for Small Business Saturday.  For full details, please see: How to maximize Amex Small Business Saturday This post is simply a reminder that registration is now open.  Don’t forget that you can register all Amex credit and charge cards (including Amex cards issued by other banks). Bluebird & Serve work. REDbird doesn’t In…

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Bluebird, Redbird, SoftServe… Which is best?

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As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see “REDbird Post Memo Answers“, and “REDbird grounded. Now what?“ With the Arrival of REDcard, American Express now offers four variations of almost the same card: Bluebird, REDcard (AKA Redbird), Serve, and Serve with SoftCard (AKA SoftServe).  Each of these is useful for manufacturing spend.  And, each has its own pros and cons.  Unfortunately, American Express allows each…

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Here’s your chance to catch up with Bluebird, REDcard, portals, and more

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The past few weeks here at the Frequent Miler blog have been a blur of activity including new blog features, breaking stories, and much more.  So, I’m trying something new today with a summary of the best of Frequent Miler from the past few weeks.  Here are the highlights… Frequent Miler launches Portal Alerts In collaboration with CashBackMonitor and with the help of Boarding Area staff, we launched a new section of this website titled…

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How to cancel Bluebird online

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UPDATE 2/9/2015: Many people have reported recently that the link below is no longer working for cancelling Bluebird. At the point the only alternative I know of is to call to cancel.  Please let me know if you find another solution. Bluebird is a great product.  For those without checking accounts, it’s a reasonably good fee-free alternative.  For those who like to earn credit or debit card rewards, its awesome.  Bluebird allows up to $5,000…

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