Note: As of October 13, 2015, 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”
I did it. I finally got around to writing the complete guide to REDbird. More specifically, it’s called “The complete guide to REDbird: The Target Prepaid REDcard.” What is REDbird and why should I care, you ask? Please see: REDcard changes everything.
Rather than write lots of words about REDbird (as I’ve done before), I tried to keep the “complete guide” brief while still answering every question anyone has ever had, or will ever have, about REDbird (more or less).
Here are a few never before published (except within the complete guide) examples:
What will happen to my American Express for Target card if I get REDbird?
It will have a new friend in your wallet.
Can I sign up my kid for his/her own REDbird account?
Are they 18 or older? If not, you can only setup a subaccount for them.
Can I register online with a fake SSN?
No (I tried it)
After registering online, how long does it take to get the permanent card?
About a week
Does Target have an automated kiosk that can be used for reloading?
Which credit cards treat the load as a cash advance?
Can I pay for the reload with an Amex gift card?
Can I reload one REDbird with another and get 5% off?
Can I move money from REDbird to my bank?
Yes. Link a bank account and go for it.
Can I use REDbird as a debit card to buy money orders, pay taxes, etc?
There must be fees. What are they?
The only fee is when buying a temporary card — some stores charge $5. There are literally no other fees. None. Nada. Zero. $0.
And much more…
Do you have more questions about REDbird? Please read The complete guide to REDbird: The Target Prepaid REDcard. You can always find the guide on my site under the “gift cards” menu, like this:
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Last updated on March 31st, 2019