Bluebird Prepaid Card

Bluebird Prepaid Card
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Bluebird Prepaid Card's Key Fees

  • ACTIVATION FEE None
  • MONTHLY FEE None
  • SIGNATURE TRANSACTION FEE Free
  • PIN TRANSACTION FEE Free
  • ATM TRANSACTION FEE Free with qualifying Direct Deposit at MoneyPass® ATMs, $2 otherwise

Bluebird Prepaid Card's Highlights

  • You can withdraw cash at any ATM that accepts American Express® Cards, including the MoneyPass® Network of more than 22,000 ATMs, and Money Center Express machines at Walmart.
  • No foreign exchange fee.
  • Members can make Direct Deposits, pay bills online, add checks with the Bluebird Mobile App, and set up Sub-Accounts — a great new way to manage family spending.
  • Purchase Protection which can provide coverage against accidental damage or theft of eligible items for 90 days from date of purchase, up to $1,000 per occurrence, up to $50,000 per Cardmember account per calendar year.
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week world-class American Express Customer Service.

Bluebird Prepaid Card's Additional Info

  • LIVE CUSTOMER SUPPORT Free
  • AUTOMATED CUSTOMER SUPPORT Free
  • RELOAD OPTIONS Direct Deposit, Mail in a Check or Money Order
  • CANCELLATION FEE Free
  • INACTIVITY FEE None
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Bluebird Prepaid Card Reviews

 
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Jul 29, 2014
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this is a question i have...if u go to wallmart with a parent and your 13 can they sighn u up for a bluebird card
Jul 31, 2014
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Card Hub
A parent cannot sign you up for a sub-account at Walmart. He/she can buy a temporary card from Walmart, register it at Bluebird.com and then open up a sub-account for you.
Jul 29, 2014
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I have had zero problems with my card (I actually recommended it) until today. I can not believe the HORRIBLE customer service from THREE of your managers that I received today. A hotel I recently stayed at double charged me. I three way called WITH the hotel manager to you guys to get my money back on my card. No matter what the hotel manager offered to do your customer service refused to help me for 8 business days. I do not understand how you can treat your customer in such an unprofessional and demeaning way. How do you not have a way to put money back on a card more
Jul 25, 2014
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I finally gave up on bluebird after being loyal for two years. There are definitely some advantages and disadvantages. Pros: Great features, easy access online(and a well working app for Samsung galaxy s4). The sub-account feature is nice, as well as the bill pay option. Cons: A lot of vendors no longer take American express, It was always embarrassing to get to a checkout lane and then realize they didn't accept american express. Always be conscious of what credit cards they accept. I would always forget to check and if I would have only remembered I would have saved myself a few embarrassing trips to checkout lanes. Fees at some more
Jul 17, 2014
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You get 1 star because I can't submit a review without it and because until you have to engage with customer service it gives you alternatives you might not otherwise get elsewhere. My daughter signed up for this and had direct deposit set up. Limited options for ATMs is an issue for cash withdrawals. Customer service is a joke. Options to get replacement card after hers was lost were ridiculous. Tried to go that route 3 times. Were told it would take a week. Didn't receive first one until almost 3 weeks had passed. Oops. By then she'd already requested a new one. Oops again. The only replacement card to more
Jul 10, 2014
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The card has outstanding features, but the customer service is HORRIBLE. Outsourced to a call center in India, which would be fine, IF the agents spoke English proficiently and were knowledgeable about the card and its features, but neither is the case. What's worse, is there is no email address available for customers to do business or get help by email. Great card features, but I'm starting to wonder if it's worth all the frustration and aggravation of dealing with the ill-equipped phone reps...
Jul 5, 2014
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I like that it is online easy to work but i can't get the app on my blackberryq10
Jul 3, 2014
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Worst card ever. Waste of time and money.
Jul 3, 2014
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Horrible didn't receive card at all for 14 days striaght then I called and no one was there, on hold forever with and automated system.
Jul 1, 2014
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Great card. Just wish we could change the picture or had card options :(
Jul 1, 2014
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Forbes rates this card #1. They obviously never had to deal with customer service. I have spent hours and hours merely trying to get my daughter's sub-account card activated. After speaking with 4 different representatives over two days, I have concluded this is impossible. Since this is the sole purpose of setting up the account, my time has been completely wasted. Please do not even consider using this card. You will get only headaches.
Jun 27, 2014
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This card is garbage, TRASH. I spent 5$ at Walmart to load the card, and I tried to make a purchase on website t hat doesn't accept blue bird so the card charged me 2$ for the card being declined. That's 7$ already, I made the purchase on another site and the card charged me 2$ that is 9$ already. I spent a total of 13.50$... so that leaves me with less than 3 DOLLARS and I can't make a purchase because the card charges 2$. DON"T USE THIS GARBAGE BUY A GREEN DOT CARD. I PAID AROUND $18 TO SPEND ONLY $13.50. CANT EVEN USE MY REMAINING BALANCE BECAUASE more
Jul 22, 2014
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David Kuneki-DiLaurentis
Really thats weird cause I buy stuff from onlie a lot nd nver had to pay anything but what im buying
Jun 8, 2014
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DO NOT USE. DO NOT USE. WILL PUT A HOLD ON YOUR MONEY AND TAKE OVER 8 DAYS TO RELEASE IT
May 30, 2014
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American Express made an error but refused to accept responibility for it. Basically, I was double charged for an item - the second charge was 6 months after the first one - and the merchant had no record of the second charge and never received the money. AE's response was that once I use the card at a merchant, they are allowed to continue pulling out money for that merchant even without my authorization.

I'm out $60, which is more than the annual fee for a regular credit card. Since AE wants to treat me like a meal ticket rather than a customer, I'll never do business with them. Ever.
Apr 18, 2014
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Keep cash on you! I found out that pin only works to get cash from ATM. I was a bit embarrassed. Loads of money on there and i couldn't pay for $3 meal with my card. They didn't accept credit only debit or girl working there was to stupid to run credit. Either way pin didn't let me pay by debit
Jul 9, 2014
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Marilyn Dorn
I have found that allot of big banks are not up to date and do not specialize in the prepaid area. My regular checking from a big bank is tedious as well, as they haven't really harnessed the online idea. I use my debit mostly and have few checks, only to find they are paper check oriented, and they don't give a damm. They are OUT OF DATE dinosaurs and have no clue what they are doing. But you have to use them, what else do we have. They got lost in 1980's and their customer service and style of banking reflects that. If you have it as an occasional more
Feb 23, 2014
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I can't log in to my account it has been over a month since I set it up and I can't login.
Apr 3, 2014
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Card Hub
You can call customer service at 1 (877) 4865990 and they must be able help you out.
Dec 18, 2013
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hell no if i could rate neg 5 stars i would .. dont do it ... long story short i made up this account to add money from my husbands card number for bills mind you he left it to me because he went off to kuwait i used it on bluebird for a couple months then low and behold! my account is under review ?? i called customer service and they said i cant use it unless it had my name on it and they took it off my account really great... so now today 12/18/2013 i tried to add MY debit card with MY name on it and more
Dec 12, 2013
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From what I have experienced so far, the Bluebird Card by American Express is a very viable prepaid option. For ordinary transactions, there are no fees. There are no maintenance fees either. You can also use checks with this card, though they are pricey to obtain. Getting cash can be an issue because they do charge for that. Direct deposit is a snap with this card. The mobile allows you to remotely deposit checks, which is a real convenience. Overall, I’m pleased with the card.
Nov 25, 2013
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This card is the worst mistake that I have ever made… I will make sure that everyone including my parents and brother-in-law and sister-in-laws that I recommended this card to DO NOT OBTAIN THIS CARD AND DO NOT ACTIVATE… There are so many restrictions on this card that you can’t even use this card and feel comfortable. Let me say that “THIS IS MY MONEY!!!!” I direct deposit and put my hard earned cash on this card and I am limited at every step as to how, where, and how much of MY OWN MONEY that I am allowed to get. I linked a bank account to this card and more
Nov 5, 2013
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Of all the prepaid credit card options that I considered, the Bluebird Card by American Express was the most appealing for a number of reasons. First, the process of securing a card could be completed from the comfort of my home office computer station, and the actual card arrived in my mailbox roughly one week later. The activation process was simple, and then the benefits began to really unfold. Keeping accurate records is as simple as sitting down at any computer station and logging into my account. The security features of the login process are also reassuring. The Bluebird Card allows me to make direct deposits from employers, including many more
Aug 28, 2013
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i like everthing about this card
Aug 19, 2013
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After reviewing the terms and offerings, I have to say that the Bluebird Prepaid Card by American Express is one of the best prepaid options in the market. For example, when you enroll in direct deposit through your work, you get access to thousand of ATM for free, which is a great feature. In addition, if you travel a lot like myself, the 'no foreign exchange fee' will be a godsend in many occasions. You also get a robust and professional customer service, and online banking tools (including a mobile app!). The feature that sold me was the purchase protection for up to 3 months after you buy a product more
Aug 14, 2013
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Out of all the different options out there for prepaid cards, Bluebird is arguably one of the best. With the very minimal fees and extreme ease of set-up, I'm really having a hard time seeing where you can go wrong with this card. I picked up my Bluebird setup kit in a Walmart for $5, loaded some money onto it right there at the cash register, and then went home and activated it online from my computer. The temporary card can be used as a debit card anywhere that American Express is accepted, until your permanent card arrives in the mail. All in all, Bluebird is a very cost efficient more
Aug 12, 2013
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Bluebird Prepaid Card is not actually a credit or debit card but a prepaid card where you put money onto the card through an online service and then you can spend it anywhere credit or debit cards are accepted. There are no monthly fees or activity fees unless you're withdrawing cash from an ATM and thats $2. There's pretty much no fees at all and are great cards to give to like your kids or family members and don't want them to have a credit card. The only one downside to the card is that its an AMEX and AMEX is sometimes not accepted in places.
Aug 9, 2013
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There's really no other option for a prepaid card other than the Bluebird Prepaid Card. So many prepaid cards get you with their monthly maintenance fees, or their various transaction fees. For example, look at the AccountNow Prepaid MasterCard. A $4.95 activation fee, plus $1 every time you use your card basically. And if you wanna get some cash from an ATM, that'll be $2.50. How about the Bluebird Prepaid Card? No activation, free transactions, and even free ATM usage with a direct deposit. How is there any competition?! And this card even has purchase protection, something not commonly seen on Prepaid cards - 50,000 in a single calendar year! more
Aug 5, 2013
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A Bluebird Prepaid Card is a pretty handy card to have if you have an extended network of Bluebird users. The great thing about this card is how easily you can transfer money to others that also have a Bluebird card; if you have any family or friends it is great to do simple, quick transactions. Other than that, it’s a pretty standard prepaid card that can be used almost anywhere, although American Express isn’t as widely accepted as Visa or Mastercard. If you need a quick and easy way to use a debit card, this is a simple solution.
Aug 3, 2013
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I should’ve known anything associated with Walmart was a bad idea! This card has been nothing but a Royal POA. they sell it to you as an alternative checking account, but it is nothing but a prepaid debit card. Unfortunately, it’s not even that! You cannot use it as a debit card. The only time the pin function works is to draw cash out of an ATM. Charges can only be run as a credit transaction, and unfortunately, there are many places that do not accept American Express. Further, there are several places that will only accept debit. One should be able to access their funds using a pin number more
Dec 18, 2013
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Reka Jay
agree
Aug 2, 2013
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Bluebird is the feature packed prepaid card from Walmart that can be used as an alternative to a checking account in a lot of ways. The main benefit of Bluebird compared to other prepaid cards is that almost all of the features are free. This includes activation, cancellation, inactivity, support, store transactions and monthly fees. If you have direct deposit set up you’ll get free ATM withdraws at any MoneyPass ATM, otherwise there is a $2 fee for each withdraw. One of the coolest features of this card is that you can make sub accounts for your family, limiting their spending power while still giving them the benefits of a more
Aug 1, 2013
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I have a lot of family members who use this card in lieu of using an actual bank and they seem to be incredibly pleased with it. They just don't trust banks anymore and don't like the high interest rates on bank cards, so they choose the prepaid route and a lot of them have said that they've tried multiple cards but the Bluebird Prepaid Card is the one they like the most. I love the fact that activation, balance checking and everything else is free compared to cards like the Mango Prepaid Mastercard, which charges $4 simply for activation. I would recommend the Bluebird Prepaid Card to everyone just more
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Jul 31, 2014
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By: Ilinda Johnson-walden
Can I get a bluebird card for my small business and use the ein number instead of ssn?
Jun 18, 2014
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By: Margaret Bennett
Do you have card to card transfers and if so what cards do you allow card to card transfers?
Jun 23, 2014
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Card Hub
It doesn’t seem possible that you can transfer money from you Bluebird prepaid card to another card.
Jun 13, 2014
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By: CHRISTINA Maria
Can I buy a temp card at Wal-Mart & deposit a check?
Jun 17, 2014
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Card Hub
It seems that with your temporary card you can add up to $500 in cash to your account, make purchases from any merchant in the U.S. who accepts AmEx cards and check your balance and transaction history but not fund your account by using checks. In order to add a check you first have to register the card by going here >> https://secure.bluebird.com/Signup
Feb 17, 2014
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By: Amanda Reed
If i transfer money to my husband's account can he get it out of the ATM right away? I already got my daily limit and he called and asked me to send him some. he has his own account.
Apr 3, 2014
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Card Hub
For an answer to your question your best bet is to call Bluebird customer service at 1 (877) 4865990.
Jul 3, 2014
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Kane Peãrson
@Card Hub: no one answered
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