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A glimmer of hope for REDbird? No, not really.

REDbird Hope

American Express sent emails to Serve, REDcard, and Bluebird cardholders today to let them know that they will be taking away the ability to link a new bank account to fund your card.  My response was a shrug.  Who would want to fund their account that way, anyway? However, several REDbird cardholders sent me copies of their emails which contained an interesting nugget.  The email said (bolding is mine) “You can continue to easily add…

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REDbird Dies with a Memo, Unbiased Airline Card Rankings, Doubling Citi Dividend 4Q 5% Categories & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Planning your next Amtrak adventure before its too late – Suggestions for booking an Amtrak trip before the many upcoming changes to their loyalty program. Unbiased credit card rankings: enhancements and airline cards – Enhancements to the unbiased rankings formula and the addition of a top airline cards page. I’m…

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Suggestions for Life After REDbird, Hyatt Card 50K vs. 2 Free Nights, Arrival+ Devaluation Housekeeping & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web REDBird Postmortem: An MS Path Forward – Forging a path forward after the death of REDbird. Information on: Alternate gift card liquidation methods, how to close REDbird, choosing Bluebird or Serve, how to load at Walmart, GoBank as an alternative and more. Comparing The Hyatt 50,000 Point Card Offer…

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Here’s the REDbird memo: “cash is the only tender guests can use…”

My friend Bill (Racerboy 80) managed to get a photo of The Memo.   This is the one that asserts that REDbird loads are now cash only (for more, see: I’m calling it. REDbird is dead bird.) I realize that the above can be hard to read, so here it is in text: Tender Accepted Select Reloadable Prepaid Cards Effective Oct 13 cash is the only tender guests can use to reload select prepaid cards (listed…

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I’m calling it. REDbird is dead bird.

REDbird is dead bird

Sometime on the morning of October 12th 2015, REDbird in-store debit loads stopped working.  Cash loads continued to work, but debit loads did not.  And, it wasn’t just gift cards that failed — regular bank debit card loads failed as well even though cash loads continued to work.  We reported this issue on Monday: REDbird Debit Loads are not Working: Here Is What We Know & What We Don’t. Others have written in detail about…

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Switching from REDbird to Serve, An Epic Trip Out West, Testing Amex Gift Cards with Portals & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Arches, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Zion, and more via trains, planes, and automobiles – A full review of Greg the Frequent Miler’s epic trip out west including an Amtrak sleeper and visits to four national parks and Hoover Dam. The switch: REDbird to Serve – Making the switch from REDbird to…

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The switch: REDbird to Serve

Switch REDbird to Serve

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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Switching REDbird to Serve, but which one?

Serve adds Rite Aid and Dollar General

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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