A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I bought a $10 box of Hummingbird Food stamps for my daughter, Grace, for Christmas.
This gift was an opportunity to celebrate and make some great friends with people who had the opportunity to receive a gift from a charity of their choice, as I do.
Now, Grace and I have a little girl.
I was excited to get her this gift, and I wanted to make sure that it would be something that she would want to do with her family.
I decided to make a new donation to the Children’s Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) and give them my credit card number to use as an instant gift on their website.
This is how the gift arrived:When I picked up my gift, I was surprised to find that the box was labeled as a gift certificate for a local restaurant.
The only other information that I was able to find was that it was $10 in value.
This was surprising because I have never paid more than $10 for a food item.
At this point, I had to call the restaurant and ask for the name of the restaurant.
I called the restaurant, and they confirmed that the gift certificate was for a Hummingbirds dinner at The Bluebird.
Upon returning home from work, I checked my inbox and discovered that my gift card had been used on a $12 meal at a local seafood restaurant.
The next day, I went back to The Bluebirds website to find the meal and was surprised that the menu was no longer listed as a Hummerbird gift.
I was shocked to learn that it had been replaced with another menu item.
I contacted The BlueBird and informed them that I would be sending them my gift cards and credit card information so that they could verify the transaction.
They contacted me back the next day and I was contacted back the following day and received an email back that said that my purchase was approved, and that the restaurant was now on the menu.
The Bluebird confirmed that they have the Humming birds menu item, but that the $12.95 meal that they advertised was not on the restaurant’s menu, as they were able to verify that it did not include the Hummerbirds meal.
As a parent, I am excited to receive the gift and feel that I am making a positive difference in the lives of others.
I can’t wait to get my next gift and be able to make some friends and enjoy our favorite food for free!
You can find the Hummings restaurant menu here: https://www.thebluebirdrestaurant.com/gift-card-for-a-holiday-with-your-family/article/392316