No More Credit Card Loads With Target REDcard Starting Tomorrow!

No More Credit Card Loads With Target REDcard Starting Tomorrow!

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Update:   You can no longer load Target Prepaid REDcard with debit cards or gift cards.

Frequent Miler confirms that starting tomorrow, May 6, 2015, you will NO longer be able to load your Target Prepaid REDcard directly with a credit card!

Until now, folks have been adding money to their prepaid REDcard at Target registers using miles and points earning credit cards.  It’s been a great way to meet minimum spending requirements.

No More Credit Card Loads With Target REDcard Starting Tomorrow
Going, Going, Gone…You Won’t Be Able to Load Your Target Prepaid REDcard With a Credit Card Anymore!

So if you’ve got a REDcard and need to make 1 last load, tonight is likely your final opportunity!

What’s Happening?

Link:   Target Prepaid REDcard

Link:   My Review of the Target Prepaid REDcard

Folks on FlyerTalk have been speculating about news that Target issued a memo stating they would NO longer allow REDcard credit card loads effective May 6, 2015.

And now Frequent Miler confirms that this memo does exist.  We don’t know for sure, but it sounds like the deadline for adding money to your REDcard with a credit card is midnight Eastern Time tonight.

No More Credit Card Loads With Target REDcard Starting Tomorrow
Time Is Running Out to Load Your Target REDcard With a Credit Card

That said, I called a Target in Virginia and asked if they knew about the change.  The customer service representative said she wasn’t aware of a memo or any change in policy.

So it’s possible that not ALL Target stores will be affected.  But I suspect they will be.

What Should You Do?

If you have a Target prepaid REDcard and are able to get to a Target tonight for 1 last credit card load, it’s probably a good idea.  Especially if you’re still meeting minimum spending requirements on new cards!

And it’s unclear whether adding money with a Visa or MasterCard gift card will be discontinued.

No More Credit Card Loads With Target REDcard Starting Tomorrow
Let’s Hope That Visa and MasterCard Gift Card Loads Will Still Work With Target REDcard

We won’t know until after tomorrow if all stores are affected.  I’ll update you when I have more information!

This is NOT good news, but I’ve always said that folks in the miles and points hobby should be ready to adapt, because the game is always changing.

And there will always be new ways to earn miles and points!

Bottom Line

Via Frequent Miler, Target will NO longer allow folks to load their REDcard prepaid cards with a credit card starting tomorrow, May 6, 2015.

So your last opportunity will likely be before midnight Eastern Time TONIGHT.

This is NOT good news for folks who used Target prepaid REDcard to meet minimum spending requirements.  But there will always be a new way, and I’ll let you know about it!

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The prepaid REDcard (Redbird) can be loaded at the vast majority of Target stores with ANY pin-based gift card, following the steps of the K8 guide:

Several Target stores though--mostly in big cities, but not always--have made it a store policy not to let you load Redbird with gift cards. Also, you can't load Redbird in North Carolina and Arkansas; the registers there are hard coded to not allow that...those are the only Target registers hard-coded to reject Rebird loads.

Does anyone know of any store that allows loading up giftcards with PIN using any credit card? Will be receiving new ones in a week and want to plan my spending. Thanks!!

Do they still accept Vanilla Visa gift cards with pin? I have heard conflicting reports. It still is worth it if you have 2x1 travel card and use it to pay your mortgage. Anyone know of the best place to purchase these cards? The cheapest I have found is Office Depot at $4.99.

Thanks !... So I guess even the gift cards ( including the VGC) is history ? If they still accepting the gift cards to load them then still good for some people . what is the deal now? Why to keep loading this card with my debit card ? I do shop more in Walmart and Sam club . Those 2 stores are side by side and are very nice , clean , cool people and great CS. ( not sure about other walmarts but mine is just as good as my target , wholefood..etc . Will lol into the bluebird I didn't know about it . Tx for any advice .


Too late, this deal is dead. 🙁

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