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Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads working again

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, and have not heard any more problems.  I believe it is now safe to resume reloading your prepaid cards!

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

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 at Target and one at Walmart. I’m hoping for more data points, but it seems possible that the issue is now fixed.  Has anyone else had success or failure…

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Switching between Bluebird, REDbird, and Serve

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… each person can have only one.  And, each has its own strengths.  For details see: Bluebird, Redbird, SoftServe… Which is best? The complete guide to Bluebird, REDcard, Serve, and…

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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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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 person to have only one.  So, many people are now asking which is best. To answer this question, I created a new page on my site (found…

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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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Bluebird doubles Walmart price match rebates

Valid through Feb 28, 2015: I noticed this 2X Savings Catcher thing on the Bluebird site a few days ago, but didn’t have a chance to investigate what it meant: Luckily, Miles to Memories has written up the details here.  In short, if you price match items bought at Walmart, you can get double the difference loaded to your Bluebird card as Walmart Bucks to be used at Walmart for future purchases. The trick now…

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The many flavors of Amex Prepaid cards

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about Amex prepaid cards: Bluebird, Serve, Amex for Target, etc.  If you’re wondering how to use these cards for earning points and miles, here are the basics of what you need to know… American Express Prepaid card These generic cards with no name were great back in the day (see “One card to rule them all”), but they were soon trumped by Bluebird and Serve.  The only…

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