Bluebird’s 3 New Changes to Getting Cash

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For folks using Bluebird, there are 3 new changes you should know.  Two of the changes are good!

Bluebirds 3 New Changes To Getting Cash

Bluebird Has Changed 3 of Its Rules for Withdrawing Cash at ATMs

Getting Cash Faster for Less From Bluebird

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Bluebird from American Express is a way to deposit money, pay bills and make purchases without a traditional bank.  But many folks in our hobby also use it to help pay bills which you otherwise can’t pay with a credit card.

You can buy prepaid Visa or MasterCard debit cards from places like Staples or Simon Malls with your credit card.  Then you load those debit cards onto your Bluebird at Walmart.  See this post for details.

Then you can use the money in your Bluebird account to pay your credit card bills, send a check to your landlord, etc.  Or you can withdraw the money from an ATM.

I received an email today from Bluebird with changes to the ATM fees.

First the bad news:

Withdrawing cash from out-of-network ATMs will increase 50 cents to $2.50 beginning October 30, 2014.

Now the good news:

It’s now free to get cash from your Bluebird at in-network MoneyPass ATMs.  You can find your nearest MoneyPass ATM here.  It might even be in the Walmart where you load your Bluebird.

(Previously you had to have direct deposits to your Bluebird to get free withdrawals.)

While you’re still limited to withdrawing $2,000 per month, you can now take out as much as $750 per day.

So for folks who aren’t only using Bluebird to pay credit card bills and sending checks, it’s now easier to get cash.

Bottom Line

Loading Bluebird with prepaid Visa and MasterCard debit cards purchased via credit card is 1 of my 40+ ways to meet minimum spending requirements.  You can use your Bluebird to pay bills (such as your credit cards), send checks, and to withdraw cash at ATMs.

Bluebird now charges $2.50 for withdrawing cash at out-of-network ATMs.  But it has increased the daily withdrawal limit to $750 per day until you reach the $2,000 per month maximum.

And it’s now free to withdraw cash at in-network MoneyPass ATMs.

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8 responses to “Bluebird’s 3 New Changes to Getting Cash

  1. Is a PIN required to withdraw cash from a MoneyPass ATM? If so, how do I find out my Bluebird PIN?

  2. How do these changes affect serve/softcard?

  3. Can we load cc’s onto Bluebirds at these MoneyPass ATMs if they take deposits?

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  5. Bluebird will not charge you for the withdrawals, but are there any ATM fees associated with the withdrawals?

  6. How much total can be deposited on a bluebird account?

  7. So can you withdrawal the whole 750 at once or does it have to be in different transactions. Because today I was only allowed 300 and no where near 2,000 limit

  8. Not all MONEY PASS ATM’s are free the bank has it’s own charges