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Bluebird’s 3 New Changes to Getting Cash

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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

Link:   Bluebird

Link:   How to use Bluebird

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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can u withdrawal inside Walmart store just like when u put money in also can you get money orders

Jeanniejaime'

Usually walmart money center charges for withdrawal.

However for adding money to bluebird at walmart…..the moneycenter, register checkout, or cust.service can alladd funds on bluebird no charge.

I used my 4 digit Bluebird card password but I was declined.

What is the cause for this particular situation?

Happens to me all the time, run it as credit! Works for me..

Jeanniejaime'

Or depending on area of usa, as checking not savings.

You figured it out Miranda. It frustrated me in the beginning too.

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

Jeanniejaime'

In the six years I have had Bluebird it really depends on the bank that sponsors the free ATM for the MoneyPass and bluebird some of them will change how much anyone is able to get out at a time although Bluebird will tell you there’s more you can get out of it a day it has to be allowed by the bank that has that ATM

Jeanniejaime'

Have had bluebird for 6 years.never use out of network atms. Free one is close to my home. With oodles of money in there went to take out 680…….did this 5 weeks ago also. Said too much
Had to go with 600. Girl at bluebird sounded like in the filipines and just did not understand my question. Perhaps you could help please. Merci!!

Lashunda Dawson

Can I do any atm withdrawal without money being on my card

Jeanniejaime'

No. Will not allow an overdraft type situation. You only get what is loaded on it or already in it. Increments of 20.

Let me know that is any other transaction is going on with bluebird I need to get to $2,900 limit

How can you get money from ATM? It does not have good square to insert? Does the card charge a fee for oversees purchases?

Jeanniejaime'

There will only be a tiny card slot and a picture of a car to show you where to put it in.

the squares are no longer available through the Federal ATM system

Can they use blue bird card to buy bitcoin

Jeanniejaime'

I just did a Google search for you and here is an article but you might have to search a little more because it might be more recent information out there.

https://www.reddit.com/r/BitcoinBeginners/comments/ccvgiq/how_to_buy_btc_with_only_bluebird_amex/

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