It’s been close to a month since I last visited Target to load my REDcard with a debit card.
When it comes to debit cards, I’ve been using $200 Visa gift cards purchased at Staples with a Chase Ink card to earn 5X points each time.
I recently received a highly profitable offer from Amex Offers. When spending $250 or more at select stores I could get a $75 statement credit up to 5 times.
The store I was most interested in was Staples.
I headed over to Staples on June 23 and purchased a couple of $200 Visa gift cards. This triggered the $75 statement credit. I even got an e-mail within moments of making the purchase. I also received a rebate form for a $20 prepaid gift card for spending $300 or more on Visa gift cards….
I now had two $200 Visa cards that needed to be added to my REDcard along with one other from a previous purchase.
In late May I wondered if Target had a hard time splitting debit loads to REDcard. It seemed like during my visits the cashiers didn’t know how to split the load and had to just add the cards one by one.
Comments from a couple of reaeders gave me ideas on how to deal with REDcard load issues…
I headed over to Target in Brooklyn, NY yesterday.
After waiting patiently for my turn, I asked to load $600 to my REDcard. I then mentioned that I’d like to split the payments and heard some awful news.
The rep told me that only one debit card at a time could be used to load REDcard!
Should I have followed a reader’s advice to not mention how many cards I had planned to use? Tough call.
Now I’m guessing that this rule is specific to the location I visited (Atlantic Terminal) but could other stores be (not so) far behind in placing a one debit card per visit rules on REDcard loads?