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. 450
    Matthew says:

    Cranberry jam & salsa (but not together).

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    Sarah says:

    peach vanilla jam! I made some two years ago and it is handily my favorite of all the things I’ve canned to date, but unfortunately I just missed the U-pick peach season this year in the PNW :(

  3. 452
    Kathy Teree says:

    Looking forward to canning curried cauliflower pickle!

  4. 453
    Wendy says:

    I am looking forward to canning some new pickle recipes – more spicy and flavorful.

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    kyna says:

    i’m looking forward to experimenting with tea and floral jellies!

  6. 455
    PG says:

    I need to restock my tomatoes, nectarine-lime jam, hot carrots, pickled dill beans…I could go on and on.

  7. 456
    Linda Byler says:

    So much snow this Winter, I so want to get to my garden and raised beds. I grew up with a Mom that did hoards of canning and freezing. What I can’t grow I get at the Farm Markets, often by the bushel. I am trying to eat clean and not buy things I could have preserved. Besides, I love the look of my variety of jars, sizes, shapes and contents. I know we would be all set in a disaster!

  8. 457
    Melissa says:

    I am looking forward to all of the seasonal fruit and vegetables I’ll get to can, especially pickles, peaches, and cherries!

  9. 458
    christina says:

    strawberry jam!

  10. 459
    Jen says:

    Your tomato jam! I and everyone I’ve shared it with absolutely love it.

  11. 460
    Debra says:

    I’m looking forward to canning strawberry jam, peach conserve and salsa.

  12. 461
    Martina Casados says:

    I love canning it makes me feel great to preserve and keep some of our home growned fruit and veggies for these Alaskan winters …..every each of them brings little bit of the summer sun to remaind us that it will be back :-)

  13. 462
    judith akers says:

    I plan to can some fresh organic peaches that I will hand pick with my grandson, and get him involved in canning..

  14. 463
    Emily says:

    This weekend I am taking a class on marmalade and am excited to work with the Meyer lemons on my tree!

  15. 464
    Lynn says:

    I’m looking forward to trying out a new recipe for apple pie jam, yum!

  16. 465
    Birdie Calvert says:

    My husband is waitin for all my jams and tomatoes and tomatoe juice.
    Brings back lots of childhood memories with my great grandmother and love passing it down toy daughter.

  17. 466
    Nancy A. says:

    I don’t can, but I use Ball jars every day! They are wonderful for so many things and I love my blue jars! Need these lids to match! And, I want to get the new green jars soon!

  18. 467
    Sara says:

    Tomatoes. I feel like all I did last year was salsa, and now I’m regretting not putting up any just plain tomatoes. This summer is another chance!

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    Linda says:

    Pickled beets and pickled okra is a must every summer!

  22. 471
    Lisa muzzey says:

    Looking to can pint jars of maple syrup for gift baskets.

  23. 472
    Gretchen says:

    I look forward to canning strawberry jam, tomato jam, salsa, marinara… Better be a good year for my tomato plants! Love those lids.

  24. 473
    betsy says:

    Grape jam from my concord grapes! (Will spring ever get here in the Northeast?!?)

  25. 474
    Patricia N. says:

    So much to can; so little time. I want to try some more of the delicious jams and jellies in your first book.

  26. 475
    Joy says:

    These are fantastic! I’ve got to pick up a couple sets

  27. 476
    Gretchen D says:

    I can’t wait to can the tomatoes that I am starting from seeds that I saved from my garden last year!

  28. 477
    Dana says:

    Always strawberry jam, because it’s the first fresh local fruit and it means that local produce is on its way back for the summer.

  29. 478
    stella says:

    Would love to use these! Especially green, for pickles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. 479
    Sylvie C says:

    Peaches… my daughter LOVES them

  31. 480
    Rose says:

    I’m looking forward to more Pear and Chocolate jam. That disappeared faster than you can say “Jam? WITH chocolate?”

  32. 481
    Michele Puccini says:

    I am most looking forward to canning my Watermelon Jam. My husband keeps giving it away, it is that yummy. Smells and tastes like a Watermelon Jolly Rancher Candy!

  33. 482
    Kim Quinlan says:

    These are awesome. Ball should do these with different colors for every season. Kind of like Oreos does with it’s different colored fillings ha!

  34. 483
    Lisa Valinsky says:

    I am SO making blueberry jam this summer. I only got around to strawberry, so this summer I’m changing that.

  35. 484

    I really hope I win these they would look sooo good with mt persimmon chutney. Thanks Lisa

  36. 485
    Georgann G says:

    I’d like to can more fruit this summer. I did a few jars of peaches last summer (after I got tired of chopping for peach salsa) and I loved them.

  37. 486
    Becky says:

    I, too, purchased those sweet red and white checked “flats” a couple of years ago on close-out! I am STILL rationing them out, saving them for special jars for special people!

  38. 487
    Candice says:

    I can hardly wait for raspberries to get sweet and hit season- I will be canning a roomful of sugar free rasp jam!! YUMMY!

  39. 488
    holly says:

    I’m pretty excited to try out canning tomatoes this year… it’ll be my first time!
    And, as always- fruit jams/jellies.. my favorite.

  40. 489
    Katie says:

    I’m looking forward to canning strawberry jam as soon as the strawberry prices come down a little more. My children weren’t really into jam and I had quite a bit from 2012, so I didn’t even can any last year. THEN!! They discovered how wonderful it is and cleaned me out! Gotta make more. :-)

  41. 490
    amy g says:

    Everything! One of my favorite to make it Thai Chili Pepper Jelly. It’s unique and goes great with a good cheese.

  42. 491
    Cate M. says:

    Last year I was only able to can pickled asparagus with my mother-in-law because we were in the process of moving. Now that we are all moved into our new house I am SO EXCITED to can this year. I have an unrealistic 2 page list of recipes I want to try.

  43. 492
    Dena says:

    local mixed apple, pear & dried cranberry sauce…YUMMM!!

  44. 493
    ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Looking forward into canning some jams and jelly along with some homemade salsa

  45. 494
    Tammy B. says:

    I’m looking forward to picking/harvesting with my grandsons. I’ll never forget their giggles last summer when Grandpa shook the pear tree and it rained pears! (Yes, I had them move away from under the tree)

  46. 495
    Judy Metty says:

    I can’t wait to make gooseberry jam!!!

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    nelle says:

    I always look forward to canning tomatoes!

  48. 497
    Jamie says:

    I am really looking forward to making pickled asparagus! I made it last year and it was such a huge hit, that I ran out. I’m going to make three batches this year.

  49. 498
    Linda says:

    So many creative ideas – but I would probably use the colorful lids when I canned my first batch of pickles!

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    lola says:

    waiting to do tomatoes they can be done so many ways would use these to do different jams or salsa

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