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

UPDATE 2/26/2015, 5:33 pm: People have continued to report in-store load failures. The problem doesn’t seem to be fixed yet. UPDATE 2/26/2015, 10:27 am: REDbird log-in issues seem to be resolved. No word yet if in-store loads are working. Yesterday (Wednesday February 25th), there were many reports of failure to load Bluebird, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard), and Serve cards in-store.  Some people reported success, but many reported issues.  Target and Walmart registers appear to…

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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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Bluebird increases daily load limit to $2500 per day

American Express updated the Bluebird Member Agreement today (July 1, 2014).  Previously, each account was limited to $1000 per day of “cash reloads” (these are reloads via Vanilla Reload cards or at via debit cards at Walmart).  The new limit is now $2500.  The $5000 per month limit is still in place. The double asterisk on the $2,500 per day limit states: **Up to $1,999.99 per day at Walmart registers. I think that the big…

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