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You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN-Enabled Gift Cards [Expired]

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN-Enabled Gift Cards [Expired]

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

It’s official, you can no longer load the Target Prepaid REDcard directly with your credit card.

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN Enabled Gift Cards
Add Funds to Your Target Prepaid REDcard With Gift Cards

I’ll explain how to load your card and which gift cards work!

The New Way to Load Your Target REDcard

Much like AMEX Serve and Bluebird, you can add money to the Target Prepaid REDcard with the PIN-enabled gift cards.

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN Enabled Gift Cards
Loading Your Target REDcard With Gift Cards Is an Easy Way to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements!

Here’s how it works:

1.   Buy at gift card that has PIN capability with your credit card

2.   Select a PIN  (on some cards you can use the last 4 digits of the card!)

3.   Visit your local Target and tell the cashier you’d like to load your Target Prepaid REDcard with a debit card

4.   When prompted, slide your gift card and enter the PIN

You can add up to $2,500 per day and $5,000 per month.   Keep in mind, these gift cards typically charge a ~$5 to ~$7 activation fee.  So this method isn’t free.

Which Gift Cards Work?

You can use Metabank and US Bank gift cards you find in places like grocery stores, office supply stores, and Simon Malls.

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN Enabled Gift Cards
You Can Add Money to Your Target Prepaid REDcard With Metabank and US Bank Gift Cards

Or Vanilla Visa gift cards.

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN Enabled Gift Cards
Vanilla Visa Gift Cards Also Work!

But do NOT buy AMEX gift cards!

You Can Still Load Target Prepaid REDcard With PIN Enabled Gift Cards
AMEX Gift Cards Do NOT Work!

Earn Bonus Points Too!

You can also earn bonus points when you purchase your gift cards with credit cards like:

This is a good way to earn miles and points by using the Target prepaid REDcard to pay bills (utilities, loans, rent, etc.) that can’t normally be paid with a credit card!

Bottom Line

The Target Prepaid REDcard can NOT be loaded directly with a credit card any longer.  This was a convenient and free way to meet minimum spending requirements.

But you can still add funds to this card with PIN-enabled gift cards.  Buying gift cards with credit cards at grocery stores and office supply stores will help you meet minimum spending requirements

Although you’ll pay fees per gift card, you’ll still come out ahead because of the sign-up or category bonuses.

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Just received a notification that REDcard can no longer be loaded with a debit card at Target Stores. This takes REDcard off the table for me.

Julie, that’s true, here’s more info about it and my take on yesterday events: http://goo.gl/ZpvzQn

Just heard from Target Redcard that starting 10/12/2015, target will only accept cash for loads. No more giftcard/debit card loads. Can anyone verify this?

Hi all, I wrote a detailed guide on how to load Redbird with the newly upgraded registers (via K8): https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NoonRadar/posts/82eSPgNCGi5

If you’ve already loaded with the new POS, please take a look at my post and if you see something that I missed, or if you had a different experience, let me know via a comment there so I can update the guide. Thank you.

I have always used cash to reload my PP redcard and I cant even do that anymore?

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