Withdraw from Bluebrid

Updated 2/22/14 at 8AM PST: Bluebird changed their website, so I revised this post to show the new graphics and steps.

BB-to-Bank

Withdraw Money from your Bluebird to your Bank Account

In this post, I show you how to transfer money from your Bluebird account to your bank account.  The first thing you need to do is log into your Bluebird account.  Click the Settings link in the upper right corner.

Bluebird Home Page

Click the withdraw funds link toward the lower left corner.

Bluebird Settings Home

Click the Transfer to Bank button.

Bluebird Withdraw Funds

If you do not have a bank account linked to your Bluebird account, you will need to enter that information before continuing.  After you have a bank account linked, type the amount you want to transfer from your Bluebird account to your bank account, select the correct bank account from the drop down menu, and click Review.

Bluebird Transfer to Bank

Verify the amount you are transferring, enter you Bluebird PIN, and click Submit.

Bluebird Transfer to Bank Verify

Congratulations, you have successfully transferred money from your Bluebird account to your bank account.

Bluebird Transfer to Bank Complete

Back at your Bluebird home page, you will see that your balance has been updated and the pending withdraw is on the top of recent transactions.

Bluebird Home Pending Transfer to Bank

After a few days, you should see the funds deposited into your bank account.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

32 thoughts on “Withdraw from Bluebrid

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  2. Brandon

    Is it possible to load $5,000 onto Bluebird, and then transfer all of it to a bank account within a few days, without any risk of getting shut down?

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  3. Joy

    Can I use BB to make purchase online? will the amount be deducted from my BB balance directly? Is there any fees?
    From BB website:
    “How do I make in-store purchases?
    You can use your Bluebird Card virtually anywhere in the world that accepts American Express®. If a merchant asks you to choose between “credit” and “debit,” select “credit.” No PIN is required for in-store purchases.”

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    1. Grant Post author

      Yes, you can make purchases online just like a normal credit card. When you are using the card in-store, you can enter a PIN or run the transaction as credit. Either option is fine.

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  4. KT Watkins

    Grant –
    can you use this method to add someone else’s account, so instead of writing a check I can just send them an ACH transfer?

    Which is similar to what I do at my current bank.

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    1. Grant Post author

      Do you mean adding your friend’s bank account to your Bluebird account and withdrawing money from your Bluebird account to his bank account?

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        1. Grant Post author

          I would mix it up with some bill payments and some withdraws from your Bluebird Account. Do not do more than a $2,000 withdraw per week.

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  5. K Lane

    I have 14 thousand in my blue bird right now and I cant get it to transfer out because of this new “updated” blue bird this is very frustrating

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    1. Grant Post author

      Have you tried bill pay? I didn’t think you could have more than $10,000 in your Bluebird account at one time. Is it all from Vanilla Reload Cards?

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  6. Lexie

    I am currently using my BB card as a savings (it was free and has no APR charging). I am setting a large amount off to the side and plan on withdrawing it whenever I am ready to use it, how would I get all of my cash back in my account?

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      1. Scott

        The website looks completely different from the screenshots you posted, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. For clarity, you now have to go to “Settings” first. Then look under “Funding and Transfers” for “Withdraw Funds.” Then “Transfer to Bank” and from that page you can transfer money from Bluebird to your linked (and verified) bank account. It’s not the most transparent way to do this and it took a lot of playing around with the site. It’s obvious to me that Bluebird wants to make it easy to out funds in and more difficult to get them out.

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        1. Grant Post author

          I started working on updating some of the Bluebird pages to reflect the new graphics and steps last night. Should have most updated by tonight.

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    1. Grant Post author

      Use Bluebird’s routing number and add that as a bank account in your PayPal account. Then from Bluebird, withdraw the money from Bluebird to your PayPal account. That should work.

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    1. Grant Post author

      Add your TDAmeritrade account as a bank account in your Bluebird account. You need to get your TDAmeritrade routing info. You might have to call TDAmeritrade and ask for that. Or just transfer money from Bluebird to your bank account to your TDAmeritrade account. That might be easier.

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  7. josh

    If i have 6800 on my bluebird card can i add a bank account and get it all out or how muchshould i withdraw from there at a time?

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    1. Grant Post author

      Can you throw in some bill payments too? I would try to do around $1000 a week. I’ve never had more than $2500 in my account at one time.

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  8. AZ

    I did a direct withdrawal from Bluebird to Scottrade and after the deposit was complete and I executed a trade, Bluebird reversed the transaction forcing a margin call from my trading website. Any ideas why this happened?

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