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. 551
    Chelsea Stephens says:

    mmm I’m looking forward to canning any kind of berry!! strawberry, raspberry, blackberry…jams! :)

  2. 552
    Anna says:

    I’m excited for strawberries. I missed the self-pick local ones last summer so I can’t wait to go get my own in a few long months!

  3. 553
    M. Lopshire says:

    I’m looking forward to expanding my canning capabilities beyond tomatoes and pickles thanks to your book. I’m really looking forward to making chutneys and marmalade.

  4. 554
    Joanne says:

    Looking forward to making raspberry and currant jam along with a larger stash of dill pickles.

  5. 555
    Kat H. says:

    Marmalade, apple sauce and maybe some peaches.

  6. 556
    mary beth says:

    Tomatoes – this is my year for tomatoes!!! I have been out since November and buying them @ $1 per can in killing me. Plus they dont taste nearly as good as mine from the garden. Am also planning on investigating fermented pickling.

  7. 557
    Marina says:

    My ginger, fig and orange preserves!!!!

  8. 558
    Robin says:

    I can’t wait for strawberry season to get here! It will be here before you know it!
    Strawberry and Strawberry Rosemary Jam!

  9. 559
    Martha says:

    I am looking forward to canning tomatoes. I never can enough!!!!

  10. 560
    Odie says:

    I am quickly running out of tomatoes again. I will hopefully get many batches of tomatoes, juice, and sauce canned this summer.

  11. 561
    carol says:

    TOMATOES!

  12. 562
    Katrina Montgomery says:

    Bread and butter pickles- I love them!

  13. 563
    gracedailey says:

    Strawberry-rhubarb jam is the first thing I can in the spring/summer. Out of 14 half-pints I did last year, I have three left – gave lots away as gifts.

  14. 564
    Nicole says:

    Can’t wait for tomatoes and peaches! And blackberries… come on, summer!

  15. 565
    Michelle Johnson says:

    Oh my gosh. Everything, I just really started canning last season. I have dabbled with jams & jellies but last season I start canning things from the garden. Made pickles, and all other kind of things. So I can’t pick just one thing because I am looking forward to canning everything I can. I am planting a huge array of things. I also saw some recipes from your site/blog I can’t wait to try.. I am so excited..
    Thank you for all your great post..

  16. 566
    Anne says:

    Tomatoes, applesauce, and our new favorite, plumogranate jam.

  17. 567
    Marian says:

    I love the new colors – hope they contiue to come out with new ones each year. Perfect for all my blueberries in the blue jars.

  18. 568

    I am planning to can pickled peppers for the first time this year. I cannot wait as I LOVE them!

  19. 569
    Carol says:

    What a great way to add some fun to my canning gifts.

  20. 570
    Dee says:

    Strawberry jam with berries from our local organic farm! Can’t wait until June.

  21. 571
    Susan says:

    Oh, I love these!! This year I hope to can more salsa! Also, last year I had a happy experiment where I dumped some remaining pickled hot peppers into a partial jar of pickled beets I’d opened. The resulting zingy beets were wonderful!! I hope to recapture that great combination.

  22. 572
    Jason says:

    I’ve already bought the seeds to grow the hot peppers I’m going to can this summer.

  23. 573
    Brenda B. says:

    I’m looking forward to experimenting with fermenting this summer. Thank You for the opportunity to win these.

  24. 574
    Sheli says:

    There are a few international markets near me that get produce you just don’t find anywhere else – black and red apricots and mango nectarines, for example. If something looks different and tastey, I buy 5 pounds and pull out my canning things. But my have-to make this year is rhubarb jam!

  25. 575
    Deb says:

    I’m looking forward to canning peaches & tomato sauce!

  26. 576
    Patty says:

    I am looking forward to canning salsa and tomato sauce.

  27. 577
    Sue H says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these! I’m looking forward to canning more marinara, beans, apple sauce, apple pie filling, tomatoes, jams and perhaps finding a new thing or two to add to my list!

  28. 578

    I’m new to canning and can’t wait to try my hand at some strawberry, raspberry and blackberry jams! Mmmm….

  29. 579
    Lisa H says:

    Last year I made “Cowboy Candy” for the first time…this year “Cowgirl Relish”!

  30. 580
    Lina says:

    I’m looking forward to canning salsa verde!

  31. 581
    Natalie McN says:

    One thing I’m looking forward to canning this season: a better crop of tomatoes so I can put some up instead of eating them all!!! But I live in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Western Washington, so tomatoes are hit and miss at times. HOWEVER, the Seahawks are not….and these green and blue lids? Perfect for some Seahawks preserves. :)

  32. 582
    Cat Slate says:

    I’m really looking forward to picking the fresh fruits and veggies with my daughter at the local farms for canning. I’m also looking forward to the produce auction to start up again at the farmers market.

  33. 583
    Alice says:

    I’m working on some preserves to enter into our local fair! :) Mostly with peaches and apricots!

  34. 584
    Lori says:

    So pretty! I bet they would really snazz up clear glass jars…not that I don’t love them just as they are.

  35. 585
    Chrissy says:

    I am planning a huge garden so (fingers crossed) with some luck i m going to be canning tons! I have always been a small batch kinda gal so it’s going to be a whole new experience this summer. I am already impatient for the green jars and now I must have the lids and bands as well!

  36. 586
    Dana Derby says:

    Pickles! Lots of pickles in green jars! Also, strawberry jam would look great in either the blue or the green jars!

  37. 587
    Christine says:

    I’m looking forward to canning peaches–we’re almost out already! In the meantime, I’m going to make some cranberry ketchup (recipe from your book). Yum! P.s. March 2 is my birthday and these lids would be a wonderful gift, just sayin’. :)

  38. 588
    Heather Q says:

    I fell in love with sweet green tomato relish last year. I made a couple dozen jars and we’re almost out of them (I gave some as gifts too). I’m looking forward to making a ton of sweet relish again!

  39. 589
    Mylinda says:

    I would love to use these and coordinate with my veggies and jams!

  40. 590
    michelle cox says:

    tomato sauce & strawberry jam! :)

  41. 591
    Suzannah says:

    I inherited my canning equipment including boxes of unused red checked tops. Sadly mine are all used up :( I can’t wait for pickled jalapenos, that has been the thing that was used up the quickest. So simple and so many uses.

  42. 592
    Jacey says:

    strawberry rhubarb jam (again!)

  43. 593
    Adam says:

    I’m just hoping for more sunshine this year. Last year we nearly constant rain and plants either drowned or failed to thrive.

  44. 594
    Tina says:

    Berries, berries berries! Especially ones I pick myself.

  45. 595
    Karin G says:

    Berry Jam, Jelly, but not pickles.

  46. 596
    Nico Scheidemantel says:

    I am hoping for a huge delicious crop of strawberries more than anything. The last good season was a few years ago, and people are asking for balsamic strawberries for goat cheese tarts and grown up ice cream sundaes! Cross your fingers for me…

  47. 597
    ChristyMN says:

    More hot peppers.

  48. 598
    Emily M says:

    I’m almost out of last year’s strawberry lemonade jam, so I’m rationing it carefully until I can stock back up!

  49. 599
    Carolyn S says:

    Apples! I have a list of apple-based preserves that we’re eating through this winter, and I plan on canning lots of apples this fall to re-stock our pantry.

  50. 600
    Sandi G says:

    I’ll be canning sweet pickle relish, berry jams and applesauce without a doubt! When I run out I always think I’ll just pick some up at the store – WRONG! I just can’t bring myself to use store bought any longer.

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