Switching Back to Amex Bluebird: Finally Approved

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I’ve long been one who likes to manufacture spend, not so much on an on-going basis but rather for meeting minimum spending or if a card offers a bonus after spending so much. I’m currently a Delta Platinum, however I try to spend $50,000 a year on my Delta American Express Platinum Card so I can earn the 20,000 MQMs annually through the mileage boosts as well as the MQD waiver.

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Anyways a long time ago, I used to have an American Express Bluebird, but then I switched over to a Target Red Card, when you were able to load that with a credit card back in the day.

However, since that has come to an end, I wanted to switch back to my Bluebird but have not been having much luck despite already closing my American Express Target Red Card account.

I kept getting an error saying I currently have a Target Red Card open and that I can’t open a Bluebird which was extremely frustrating, since my account had been closed.

I tried to call Bluebird customer service, and they would transfer me to Target’s customer support who would acknowledge that my account was closed and said that everything was good on their end.

After months of trying to open a new Bluebird, I’m happy to report, that today I finally was able to, which has been about 3 months from closing my Red Card account, so my question to our readers, has anyone else had this issue?

Here’s to many successful manufacture spend runs in 2016!

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  1. why did you pick that card rather than the serve one vip card? i just got mine a few days ago and loaded it today.

  2. Did you have to do something to get it fixed or did it just clear up on its own?
    Thinking of closing my RedCard and going back to Bluebird it to Serve…

  3. This is good news! I also have wanted to switch back from Redbird to Bluebird, maybe that will become generally possible now.

  4. Thanks for this reminder. Months ago I couldn’t immediately get approved for a Serve Card right after I canceled my redbird, but just now got approved for the Serve One vip card.

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