Sure I took part in buying $1 coins from the U.S. Mint which was a big pain. I also loved using Amazon Payments which was overly convenient. I even enjoyed the hunt for Vanilla Reloads and Paypal cards. Too bad that ended…
The most recent and only way I currently manufacture spend is with the Target REDcard.
I love this method for its simplicity although it is definitely becoming a bit more inconvenient to do.
Some stores won’t allow reloading by credit card anymore while the other local stores near us are limiting those loads by credit card to $1,000 per day?
Here are some other REDcard Reload experiences that I’ve had:
- “The Reloaders are here”, Another Targer REDcard experience
- First REDcard load of March, not so great results
- Target REDcard experience: Charleston
- Can each Target makeup policies about REDcard
A couple of days back I went to a local Target to do my last reload for the month of March. At this location, I now have to wait for a manager to do the transaction at the customer service desk.
Typically I’ve waited a few minutes at most for the manager to stop by to complete the transaction.
During my most recent visit, it got to be extremely frustrating. I asked to add money to my prepaid REDcard and was told that a manager needed to do it. The cashier called a manager on her walkie-talkie and got no response.
I waited for a bit before she tried calling her again. This time the manager said she would be by in a couple of minutes. I waited and waited.
Around 7-10 minutes later she again called the manager on the walkie. Then the cashier told me the manager was finishing to help a customer with their registry so she would be by soon.
Another 5 minutes or so passed until the manager strolled up to the register.
When I first asked to do the reload it was 6:12 PM. (It was right after Kim had made a return). By the time I had walked away from the customer service desk, my reload receipt had the time at 6:39 PM!
Twenty seven minutes… Besides waiting on the line for our turn, I waited by the register for twenty seven minutes!
Loading the Target prepaid REDcard certainly was anything but convenient. I’m not sure that it was really even worth my time…
What’s the longest you had to wait to reload your Target REDcard?