I have used Bluebird for my two boys for years.
Today, I stopped using it after a bad experience.
I would not recommend it. I got a new debit card
from my bank, which happens when they expire.
Since it has a new 3 digit code on the back, I had
to remove the old linked debit card and link the
new one. The system would not let me do this. I
called and spoke to 3 people.
The first two kept telling me that was just
"how it was. The system chose to not let me
link any more debit cards." They could not
explain why. They kept saying "nobody did it,
the system did it. Nobody knows why, it can't be
undone." I finally got through to a
supervisors supervisor and was told that it was a
fraud prevention measure. "I have been using
the account for years, and now I can't link a
debit card to it anymore? " I was told,
"yes, that is for your own convenience and
protection." So, how do I get money on the
account? "You go to Walmart and add
Standing in line at Walmart to add money to the card? I don't think so. Can it be reversed off my account? "No, it will be forever. You can never link a debit card to this account again." Why? Because the system said so."
Well, I told them what their system can do. I would transfer the money out of this account and close my Blue bird for good. But, guess what? I won't let me get my money, because I do not have a linked bank account! AND, what's more, I can't link a bank account, because the system said I can't.
I only have about $70 dollars in there, but I have a feeling it is going to be a fight to get that money back.
I REALLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS CARD. Go to your local bank and get cards that can be transferred between account instead.… show more
Reviewed by: @rawds