Giveaway: New Blue and Green Lids From Ball

boxes of lids

Several years back, I had a small stash of red and white checked lids and rings that I’d picked up at a close-out sale. I rationed them carefully, using them on preserves I planned on giving as gifts or featuring her on the blog. Every time I posted a picture, someone would comment to ask where I’d gotten then. I hated always having to disappoint people by telling them that they weren’t available anymore.

colored lids

Happily, Ball recently released a new option for those canners who are itching to dress their jars up with something other than a basic silver lid. Called the Design Series, these new lids come in either metallic blue or green and are sold with matching rings. They come in boxes of six and currently retail for $5.95. Just like their silver siblings, they are BPA-free and are good for a single trip through the canner.

colored rings

I realize that these lids and rings are a bit pricier than the regular ones. If you can many hundreds of jars a year, they might not be the ones you reach for. What they are is a fun option for people who focus on small batches, are canning for an event (a wedding, perhaps?), or just want to give a few select jars a little extra sparkle. They also match up really nicely with the limited edition blue and green jars.

lids on colored jars

Thanks to the nice folks at Ball, I have five sets of these lids to give away. Each winner will get one of the green ones and one of the blue (each box holds six lids and rings, so each winner will receive a dozen lids and rings in total). Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you’re looking forward to canning this season.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog later that day.
  3. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Ball gave me a set of these lids for photography purposes and are providing the giveaway units as well. No money has changed hands and my opinions are, as always, my own. 

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802 Responses to Giveaway: New Blue and Green Lids From Ball

  1. 751
    Susan says:

    I love pressure canning soups of all kinds. This has stood me well this winter. So more soups!

    I’m also looking forward to blackberry shrub.

  2. 752
    Amy says:

    I am looking forward to putting away all of the wonderful green beans to save for winter!

  3. 753
    Wendy says:

    I am looking forward to canning everything I possibly can this year… My best friend and I are planning a few canning parties. Our canned things were both a huge hit with our families and friends at Christmas.

  4. 754
    Abigail M. says:

    I can’t wait to make more dilly beans!

  5. 755
    Patty says:

    Making strawberry jelly — for the first time!

  6. 756
    Katherine says:

    I’m really looking forward to putting up damson plums. My friend has a tree that produces so much fruit I got a 5 gallon bucket last year!

  7. 757
    Susan H. says:

    I look forward to making violet jelly in May, because I’m sooo tired of the cold and snow. And I love to see the tincture change color when adding the lemon juice.

  8. 758
    Amanda A. says:

    I am looking forward to canning peaches! And pickles. And blueberry jam.

  9. 759
    Lisa says:

    We inhaled the salsa verde I made last summer, and it’s easy to make, so that’s the one I’m most excited about making!

  10. 760
    Linda Kujaca says:

    I’d like to try canning tomatoes!

  11. 761
    Bonnie DeMoss says:

    I look forward to canning my spicy peach preserves, as well as green beans, pickles, sauerkraut, bean soup, apple pie filling, cherry jam, and beef stew. And I LOVE the color GREEN.

  12. 762
    Linda says:

    Everything asparagus! It went on sale at Sprouts so we bought 5 lbs. The stringy bottoms will be broken down and made into cream of asparagus soup. The middles will end us as asparagus pesto. The tender tips will be brined in lemon and salt and then packed away in olive oil.

  13. 763
    julie says:

    i am looking forward to canning green beans,tomatos, and learning from my frreind how to finally make jelly come out thick instead of like syrup!!:)

  14. 764
    Beth says:

    I am looking forward to my huge garden, and canning many things esp. green beans and tomatoes~!

  15. 765
    Paula says:

    I am looking forward to canning pizza sauce. I plan to plant more paste tomatoes

  16. 766
    Jackie says:

    This will be our first summer to start the garden at our new home, and I hope we get lots of tomatoes to make into sauces!

  17. 767
    greta says:

    strawberry and elderberry jams fresh from the back yard!

  18. 768
    Lynn says:

    I’m inspired by the February Can Jam anything carrot topic. Perhaps carrot apple chile chutney? or carrot rhubarb jam? Now if I can just find the time…

  19. 769
    KAREN IN BUFFALO MN says:

    I have just used my last jar of tomatoes… wish i did more last fall….

  20. 770
    Kristen G says:

    I am looking forward to pickling the 9 different types of hot peppers I’m growing this year!

  21. 771
    Deairdre Miller says:

    I want to make jelly!

  22. 772
    sarah says:

    i cant wait to start canning your tomato butter! and dilly carrots.. yes please!

  23. 773
    Carol Brady says:

    Tomato concentrate from my homegrown San Marzano tomatoes.

  24. 774
    Allison says:

    Last summer was my first go at canning, and we have been slowly rationing the applesauce and apple butter because it is so much between than anything in the store…I can’t wait to can lots more!

  25. 775
    Priscilla says:

    I am looking forward to trying out a variety of pickled beet recipes.

  26. 776
    Heather says:

    Applesauce for the kiddos!

  27. 777
    Jenny says:

    Looking forward to canning fruit butters, more jam, green beans and plenty of tomato based products! (Sorry, I couldn’t limit myself to just one thing!)

  28. 778
    Lizi says:

    Can’t wait to make another batch of blueberry jam; it’s my favorite. :)

  29. 779
    sondra says:

    I am looking forward to canning what my 4 yr old son calls, “Strawberry Smooch Jam,” which uses maple syrup from our local farm as a sweetener. He says it tastes like you are getting a smooch from a strawberry. We canned 2 dozen pints last year and still ran out by January.

  30. 780
    jackie says:

    would love to have a set of these. all the peaches are gone. cant wait for canning season

  31. 781
    Sophia says:

    Love the new colors. In addition to all my standard canning, I want to try meals in jars this year.

  32. 782
    Val says:

    Raspberry jam! Yum!

  33. 783
    Gretchen bresien says:

    Looking forward to canning marmalade and salsa

  34. 784
    hope says:

    Panting to get to: fig preserves, salsa, chicken stock, and a variety of wine jellies.

  35. 785
    Irina says:

    I’d like to explore other than jam items such as candy and jellied fruit. They are an excellent present. In fact I’m in a process of making candied orange sticks. All they need at this stage is some chocolate dip – something fun to do with my children. Meanwhile I made three kinds of marmalade just recently, but not the blood orange. I still need to get to that one!

  36. 786

    I’m making lemon curd tomorrow. I can’t wait to eat it with fresh blueberries.

  37. 787
    B Corso says:

    Last week between my husband, myself, and YouTube, we successfully learned to can the proper way. We were each taught a different way and finally decided to do it right! We scored a case of sauce tomatoes for $3 and he’s been making “Dad’s Famous” pasta sauce and canning it all week to give away to each of our children. We are looking forward to canning more sauce, roasted red peppers, and carrot cake jam. I’m also looking forward to experimenting with cranberry, white pine, and cinnamon shrubs.

  38. 788
    Bebe Burke says:

    I have some red and yellow mini bell peppers to can! I will be pickling them.

  39. 789
    Deanna says:

    I can’t wait to can more candied jalapeno’s :)

  40. 790
    Karen says:

    I am looking forward to canning more salsa this year, can’t wait for homegrown tomatoes!

  41. 791
    Michelle L says:

    Carrot cake conserve is on my list for Easter!

  42. 792
    Bonnie Z. says:

    I am such an addict, I can’t wait to can EVERYTHING, but most of all, I’m looking forward to canning some Amaretto Peach Butter (a.k.a. to our family and friends as Barbie and Kitty’s Boozy Peach Butter) with my best friend.

  43. 793
    Gen Bivens says:

    I’m looking forward to the wonderful aroma of each batch of roasted garlic pasta sauce, ketchup, jam, apple pie filling, etc…wafting through the house during canning season. Nothing beats opening up a jar of food you’ve put up during the dead of winter.

  44. 794
    Katie says:

    I am doing a garden for the first time this year and cannot wait to can some of the tomatoes and green beans that I’m growing!

  45. 795

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