Manage My REDcard – Help with your Target Prepaid, Debit or Credit Account
Manage My RedCard Account at Target.com/RedCard
After you apply for your Target REDcard and are accepted, you will receive the new CC in the mail.
From there, it will give you exact online profile creation instructions. Alternatively, navigate to the page listed above, then click “First Time Here.” Type in your CC number twice, then decide on a username and password.
You’ll receive an activation email and once your new online profile has been activated, you will be able to manage your Target RedCard via the web.
To Login and gain access to your online profile:
Head over to target.com/redcard
Type in the username and password you created when you opened the online account
Click “Sign In” and you’ll receive access to your account information
To make your Target REDcard payment, it is recommended to sync a debit/checking account with your CC. This way you can make automatic withdrawals.
If you’d prefer not to use your Manage My REDcard online profile, you can pay over the phone or you can mail in a check as well.
Benefits of having a RedCard
By making purchases with a Target REDcard (both credit and debit programs), you receive 5% back on all purchases made both in store and online.
In addition, the debit option gives you the ability to do a cash withdrawal for up to $40 at in-store checkout. Also, you receive free shipping on all orders, no matter the amount, on online orders as well as an extra 30 days for all returns.
This doubles the standard return limit for items, which can help around the holidays especially.
Coupons with the Cartwheel App
When signing up for the CC and after opening up your online profile at Target.com/redcard, you have access to additional savings through the company’s Cartwheel coupons service.
While everyone, whether they have an account or not, has access to this coupon service, cardholders receive larger discounts and additional exclusive coupons that other shoppers do not receive.
In November of 2013, cyber attackers gained access to the company’s computer gateway, through credentials stolen from a third-party vendor, in order to exploit weaknesses in the company’s system.
Once the attackers were in, they installed malware in order to capture sensitive information.
Among the information that was accessed in the breach, were full names, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers, numbers, and CC verification codes.
This unfortunate event affected more than 41 million of the company’s customer profiles. In efforts to gain back the trust of their customers, they offered 1 year of free credit monitoring.
In addition, they also offered a complimentary copy of your credit report, daily credit monitoring, ID theft insurance and personalized assistance from a trained Fraud Resolution Agent. The offer applied to guests who shopped in the US stores and ended on April 23, 2014.
The company continues to advise all of their customers against sharing social security numbers, usernames/passwords and financial information in efforts to protect them against possible consumer scams.
They are watching out for such scams and are working with online partners to take down fraudulent websites as well as social media scams.
The company now uses the chip-and-pin security method in all of its CC’s. This means instead of using the swipe strip, there is a chip embedded into the CC and you slide the chip into the reader as it verifies the account. This is designed to cut down on possible theft.
Celebrity Design Partnerships
Over the years, the company has partnered with many celebrities to promote various merchandise, from apparel to home goods.
One of the most notable celebrity partnerships has been the company’s Mommy Ambassador, Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster).
Among promoting her own line of organic children’s clothes, Little Seed, and her book Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between.
Which, according to the company’s blog The Buzz, “inspires modern moms to embrace the messiness of life.” Both of which would be perfect for additions to a target baby registry.
In addition to Soleil, other Celeb moms like Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham have also come out with company lines.
The Victoria Beckham line came out in 2017, featuring apparel and accessories for women, girls, toddler and baby.
Gwen Stefani’s children’s apparel line, Harajuku Mini launched years before in 2011.
It was a mash up of the signature styles that Stefani is known for, like plaid stripes and animal prints, paired with bows, pleats and suspenders. The company described it as “rock n’ roll meets boarding school.”