REDbird spotted in California and Minnesota; REDbird registers in North Carolina still amiss


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”

As of May 6, 2015, Target no longer accepts credit cards for in-store REDbird reloads. For more information, please see “REDbird Post Memo Answers“, and “REDbird grounded. Now what?

Here’s a quick update about where to find REDbird and where to avoid it.


In my post “How to find REDbird” I show a map of the official list of stores carrying the new Target Prepaid REDcard (AKA REDbird).  In response to that post, readers reported finding REDbird in Minneapolis area Target stores (which makes sense since Target is headquartered there) despite the fact that Minneapolis is not on the map.


More recently, one FlyerTalk contributer reported finding REDbird in California, specifically in the San Bernardino county area.  If you’re hoping to find REDbird, it may be worth calling local Target stores to ask if they have them.  Make sure to ask for the “new Prepaid REDcard” and double check that they’re not thinking of the debit REDcard or credit REDcard.  The one you want looks like this:


North Carolina

As I reported in the post “REDbird technical issues,” North Carolina stores seem to be unable to activate REDbird cards.  Recently people have reported that stores there are also failing at reloading REDbird cards.  Recommendation: If you live in North Carolina, wait a while before switching to REDbird.  For now, at least, something’s very wrong there.

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