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Kate vs. K8. Loading Bluebird/Serve vs. REDbird.

Kate vs. K8

Many Target stores across the country have updated their customer swipe terminals, and the process for loading REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard) has changed.  Via email, Rapid Travel Chai reports the new process as follows (bolding is mine): ..Now customer swipes all cards, cashier never touches the RedBird. Cashiers mostly don’t know how to do it, one who did said they need to “K8, K8″ then customer is prompted to swipe, after swipe the cashier…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: How to NOT Break the Walmart MoneyCenter Express

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Not since the Apollo moon missions has there been a more fragile piece of technology than the Walmart MoneyCenter Express ATM kiosk. The WME was designed to be a powerful device with the flexibility to handle many financial tasks with ease. Unfortunately, the blueprints were then handed to a team of monkeys who preferred to spend their time jumping up and down and screeching at their programming screens instead of building…

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REDbird grounded. Now what?

REDbird grounded

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!

Bluebird Amex Sync

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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