reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway

Last fall, when I was in Austin, TX waiting for my sister to go into labor, someone sent me the link to a Kickstarter project that they thought I might be interested in. A woman named Karen Rzepecki had designed a mason jar lid with a spout so that she could easily pour things from canning jars without removing the lid.

I thought this was a brilliant idea and immediately signed up to help fund this idea into reality. I posted a link to the project on my Facebook page to help spread the word and soon enough, it was funded.


After months of waiting, my very own reCAP lids arrived last week. They are just as promised – a mason jar cap with a flip-top pour spout. They are leak proof, easy to pour from and made out of BPA-free plastic.

Because I donated $40 to the campaign, I received 10 reCAPs. Though I’m a huge fan of these lids, that’s more than I need to have kicking around my apartment and so I’m sharing. I’m giving away five of these reCAPs to five lucky folks.


And if you don’t want to take your chances on a giveaway, the reCAPs are now available for sale. They cost $6.99 a piece and shipping is free if you buy three or more. They’re currently only available in the regular mouth size, but I hear that they’re working on a wide mouth version, as well as lids with other utilities. I’ll let you all know if I hear anything more!

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use a reCAP.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, April 27, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers.
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored giveaway. I paid for my reCAPs and just want to share. 

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1,174 Responses to reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway

  1. 151
    Alison says:

    I would take the jar to the co-op and fill ‘er up with cousous. Love this idea, love your blog!

  2. 152
    lori hurley says:

    Oh goodness! Mt husband would be thrilled if I won this. No more spilled iced coffee in my car. :paperbag : oops!

  3. 153
    Barbara says:

    The ideas for uses of Mason’s converted to pourable glass jars must be endless! Ones not mentioned above….liquid fertilizer solution applied directly from jar to seedlings in pots. …Pour off liquid from sweet pickles directly into coleslaw sauce. …Pouring rather than scooping the buttermilk out of the Mason! And pourable containers for all the homemade cleaning and personal care products. Happiness is a Mason jar from which you can pour…..

  4. 154
    Erin says:

    I live in a dorm and currently have a couple mason jars sitting in the house fridge with milk and chai concentrate… I wouldn’t mind having these caps to make my chai assembly a little easier, but I also might be worried someone would take my jars if they had such cool caps!

  5. 155
    Orora says:

    Two words: homemade liqueur.

  6. 156
    leah turner says:

    we make jamjar salad dressings. they’d be much easier to serve/store w/a recap lid!!

  7. 157
    TJ Ford says:

    I was thinking syrups would go great with a lid like that.

  8. 158
    Theresa F. says:

    So many uses!! If I had to pick one thing, I’d say salad dressing. Iced coffee or tea. Honey? Maple syrup? What a great idea!

  9. 159
    Ashley says:

    I would use this lid to get my strawberry jam on my toast in the mornings and in my yogurt at nigh… Taking the kid off and on all the time gets sticky!!

  10. 160
    Casey says:

    All kinds of simple syrups. Ginger simple syrup. Lemongrass simple syrup. Citrus simple syrup.

  11. 161
    Stacy Ryerson says:

    reCAP, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
    * homemade blue cheese dressing needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade Boiled Apple Cider Syrup needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade apple cider vinegar needs a reCAP pour top
    * quart jar of desert wildflower honey needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade ketchup needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade simple syrup for hummy birds needs a reCAP pour top
    * jar of thistle seed for goldfinches needs a reCAP pour top
    * homemade mineral bath salts need a reCAP pour top

  12. 162
    Angela Cocke says:

    I see many uses. BBQ sauces, dressings, rice, beans, juice. Would really like to have one!

  13. 163
    Dawn says:

    That idea is awesome. It is great when an individual can have an idea and make it happen.

  14. 164
    Jacqie Travis says:

    Gosh, I can’t quite think of a million uses, but homemade dressing is at the top of my list!!

  15. 165
    Marie says:

    I would totally use this for a jar of suntea!

  16. 166
    Renee says:

    As I have to can EVERYTHING due to significant allergies there are so, so, so many things I could do with five of these lids!! On my ketchup, my mustard, my BBQ Sauces, my syrups, make iced coffee in jars for the morning, for my concentrates to make limeade, and much, much more!! Can I please, please, please with sugar on top have them? Thank you!!

  17. 167

    I love this! Love. I would use it for our mason jars that hold soup. We make a lot of soup. This would be perfection. Oh, and also for horchata. And for coffee concentrate. And iced tea. Yay! Off to order.

  18. 168
    Andrea says:

    I’d use the lid to store my iced tea on the go, especially in the hot summer months coming right up.

  19. 169
    Annie says:

    I’d either use it to turn a jar into a go-cup for my iced tea, or as a pourable spout for my homemade ranch dressing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. 170

    We love to make homemade salad dressings, and I store them in canning jars. These lids would be perfect for as we could then pour it out the next time we used it.

  21. 171
    meemsnyc says:

    This is so cool! I would use it when I have honey in my mason jars!

  22. 172
    BA says:

    What a great idea! These would be amazing for shaking up salad dressing.

  23. 173
    Lesa W. says:

    I think I would use it to store rice. So much easier to pour than from the bag.

  24. 174
    Mary Unruh says:

    What a great idea and so wonderful that Food in Jars got the word out! I would use reCaps for so many things: dressing made from leftover jam; my homemade ketchup from Linda Ziedrich’s book which I first heard of here and have made every year since; homemade teriyaki or other sauces; sugar for my coffee; herbed or citrused salt mixes; bulk dry goods like cocoa, B soda, baking powder…. Anything really!

  25. 175
    JanS says:

    I would love it for dry goods like rice and couscous.

  26. 176
    Cody F says:

    The possibilities are endless. Keeping broth in the jar in the fridge. Mine still seem to spill. Drinking comes to mind. Oooh, hot soup for lunch. Raw milk container. On the dry side, a sugar keeper, flour keeper or rice keeper. How could I not find a use for this jar?

  27. 177
    hanna says:

    I’d use it to hold lentils and things like that.

  28. 178
    MariaVII says:

    I would use on the jar of the reserved brine from pickled grapes to easily pour into my cocktails.

  29. 179
    MommaMary says:

    It would be so great for left over tomato juice or orange juice. It would even be great for that 1/2 gallon of milk that could be downsized to a quart jar that would fit on the side of the door (there is never enough room in there!) Homemade salad dressing, so many uses.

  30. 180
    aubrey says:

    Simple syrup for sure. It gets all over the place when I pour from a regular jar.

  31. 181
    Vicki Peters says:

    These would be perfect for turning canning jars into large spice jars that are resealable. I store a number of seasoning spices, like taco mix, fajita mix, meat rubs and such in canning jars… this would be so wonderful for ease of pouring and resealing with one hand after use!
    Thank You!

  32. 182
    Eileen says:

    Nice! I’m so glad these are available at the regular-mouth size–we have zero wide-mouth mason jars, so we only have to have one size of ring & lid. Now if only the cuppow would come out in regular size…

    I would use these on my jars of grain, so I could pour them more easily & with less grain-all-over-the-kitchen syndrome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. 183
    Ali says:

    I just made mint simple syrup, mixed it with pureed strawberries (they’re finally in season!) and lemon juice and froze 6 pints of it with a couple hanging out in the fridge. A reCAP would be perfect to pour out just enough to add to sparkling water or vodka for a cocktail!

  34. 184
    Lori G says:

    it looks perfect for mmmmmmmaple syrup! and homemade syrups (vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, for coffee)

  35. 185
    Colleen says:

    These are awesome! I would do soooo many things with these lids! I’d probably start with small dry good storage and work up to liquids. 🙂

  36. 186
    Sara says:

    Wow, what an awesome idea and product. I’d use them for the many sauces, dressings and marinades that end up in mason jars in my fridge. Would also be great for my shrubs to add to carbonated water.

  37. 187
    Abby says:

    What a great idea, would be very handy for pouring some of my more sticky jar products like salad dressing, or the homemade kahlua I made from the recipe on this site!

  38. 188
    Lana Fleming says:

    My husband likes maple syrup heated up. It would be nice to heat it up and then put the lid on when pouring to cause less mess. Then I could store the syrup in the jar. A great idea, I will be looking for them in the store. I’m sure I can find other uses for them.

  39. 189
    Emily S says:

    What a fantastic idea! As I use my jars for all kinds of things I could definitely use this lid. I see myself using it for simple syrup, marinades, and salad dressings.

  40. 190
    Laura Odom says:

    How awesome are those? I could totally see them being use for salad dressing or even spices!

  41. 191
    barbara says:

    Love this idea. I would use it for homemade syrups..dressings..oi

  42. 192
    Sherry Kristjanson says:

    These are awesome! Definitely a “why didnt I think of that idea” product!

  43. 193
    Barbara says:

    Mango sauce for ice cream!

  44. 194
    Chrissy says:

    OMGoodness, I saw the kickstarter project just after it closed, or I would have donated! The lids look awesome! I would use a lid for the Yummy Sauce I make to pour over rice and beans. I already store the sauce in a jar, one of these lids would make it so much easier to pour!

  45. 195
    virginia fried says:

    i love using my mason jars as drinking glasses, these tops would be perfect for a straw and less spillage, lol… i would love some !!!!!

  46. 196
    sasha kaplan says:

    Salad dressing. I usu

    • 196.1
      sasha kaplan says:

      I usually make salad dressings. I put it in a squeeze bottle. But if I make a dressing like a buttermilk ranch or a yoghurt green onion and dill, the fresh herbs clog up the spout. This cool new top would allow me to pour dressings and sauces full of chopped herbs onto my great fresh salads all summer long.

  47. 197
    Karla says:

    I would use the recap lid to take dressing for salad to work! The lid would be great to use as a water bottle also!

  48. 198
    Lauren power says:

    Drinking iced hibiscus lemon tea on the go! Great idea, neat addition to the Cuppow market…:)

  49. 199
    Susann Dalton says:

    ZippedyDooDah! This is exciting. I don’t store food in plastic anymore but these won’t touch the things sitting inside. I store everything in canning jars. I have the antiques, the old ones and the new ones. I love them all. Okay, I love the oldest and the unusal ones most but still… These will be perfect an example is I save my pasta water. It’s organic and wholewheat and sometimes there are veggies in there. Being what I need easier to pour out is a gift and wide mouth, oh boy. I use pasta water for many things.
    Thank you. Gotta go I feel a song coming on -zippedy doo dah lalalala…

  50. 200
    Mindy says:

    If I won this nifty new lid I would use it to pour coffee creamer, and buy another to use for sugar!