For the past 8 months I’ve been enjoying boatloads of free miles thanks to the Target REDcard and I’ve written about it several times since then. My local store had no problem loading up multiple cards with $2,500 per day from a credit card that earned 1.5 miles per dollar or from gift cards.
DDF member Dr. Moose reports that a memo went out today to all Target stores that effective tomorrow, credit cards will no longer be an acceptable form of REDcard funding.
I confirmed that memo with my local Target as well.
It was never question of if, but a question of when. Deals like this are just too good to last long-term.
Of course the real question is if we’ll still be able to use gift cards (that can be purchased from office supply stores earning 5 points per dollar) to load REDcard when swiped as a debit card with pin.
We should know that by tomorrow and that will determine whether it’s time to switch back to Serve. My guess is that they will work, but that it will be up to each store and likely each cashier.