A couple of weeks I headed to Target to load my prepaid REDcard. I had no issue loading the daily limit of $2,500 (besides one of the cards having a fraud alert).
Since Kim and I shop at Target a decent amount, I’ve enjoyed saving 5% on purchases by using the card. I also haven’t been worrying too much about getting into a store to load the other half of the monthly load limit (which is $5,000).
Some worries about loading my Target Prepaid REDcard changed yesterday and it’s getting a bit more difficult.
We stopped by Target for a few things and (more importantly) because I wanted to finish off this months load.
I waited on the customer service line for a few minutes. When it was my turn, I asked to load my REDcard. I was surprised by what the friendly cashier told me that a manager has to load the cards!
I waited a few minutes and mentioned how I loaded my card a couple of weeks back without needing to have a manager present. The cashier then mentioned how it just changed and everyone coming in has said the same thing…
As I waited I hoped that other than extra time being wasted, the load wouldn’t be an issue.
The manager showed up and had me move down a few registers and asked how much I wanted to load.
She ran my $1,000 through without a problem. That’s another free 1,000 SPG points was my thought! Easy enough.
I then asked if she’d mind loading another $1,000. Her answer (with the shake of her head) was no. I was then told how only $1,000 per day was allowed and she said that even if she tried, the system wouldn’t let add any more.
The manager then mentioned how the daily load limit was now $1,000 and how it used to be $2,500.
So based on this, I’ll now need to make two more trips to Target to finish loading the last $1,500 for the month!
When I got home I had to check out the Prepaid REDcard site to see if there was any info about these changes.
I didn’t notice any mention of adding money with a credit card so I can’t say for sure if anything has officially changed. When looking over REDcard’s FAQ’s, all it states is “Add money via cash, debit card and bank account“.
Has anyone noticed changes at their local Targets when it comes to loading money by credit card?
Hopefully this isn’t the last hurrah using REDcard & this little cash, I mean miles & points cow won’t be coming to an end. All I know is that the way things are looking, it can’t be good…