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. 151
    Gina says:

    I want to can some non-gross pickles this summer!

  2. 152
    Valerie says:

    salsa, I made 40 jars last year!

  3. 153
    jordan says:

    zucchini pickles! i like to use your bread and butter pickle recipe, but substitute sliced zucchini :)

  4. 154
    Jamie Hoad says:

    My canning goal is more low-sugar items. I stocked up on Pamona’s pectin at an end of the summer sale and I’m looking forward to using it more often!

  5. 155
    Audrey says:

    Food.

  6. 156
    Kate says:

    Salsa!

  7. 157
    Sarah says:

    Our new house has mature apple tree….wooo! We love applesauce and butter!

  8. 158
    c. says:

    Can you place a request with Ball for brown jars? I’d love them in both pint and quart sizes. For people who store dried herbs in their jars something dark that protects the herb over time would be awfully useful.

    Thanks!

  9. 159
    Anke says:

    I am hoping for lots of blueberries and blackberries to turn into jams and jellies.

  10. 160
    Maggie says:

    So much *more* salsa verde! I use the recipe that calls for green tomatoes instead of tomatillos, and I “only” put up salsa from 25ish lbs of green tomatoes this past summer. This year, I’m going to have to do 50 or 75 lbs–we’ve been eating a LOT of salsa verde!

  11. 161
    Fran says:

    Looking forward to making jam with Oregon berries this summer! Especially Marionberries!

  12. 162
    Rosemeri says:

    More fruit. I’m running low on peaches, pears, and plums. Oh, my.

  13. 163
    Krista O says:

    Dilly beans!

  14. 164
    Julie says:

    Pears!

  15. 165
    Janie Dunn says:

    We have a long list! Pickled okra, cucumbers, and tomatoes for the year. Piccalilli, salsa and hopefully sand plum jelly for gifts, if we don’t have a late freeze.I plan on stocking back up on corn and squash too. I even can broth. :) everything is so good this way!

  16. 166
    Chelsey says:

    I’m looking forward to using cucumbers from my garden can lime pickles again. Can’t get enough!

  17. 167
    Brenda Ellefson says:

    Salsa. I want to make salsa.

  18. 168
    Dorrie says:

    I hoping to can a lot more salsa and pickles, this year’s supply went too fast!

  19. 169
    Marcie P says:

    I am so sick of winter and so ready for summer that I am ready to can anything.
    Especially looking forward to tomatoes.

  20. 170
    Laurent Cyr says:

    I’m starting to run out of canned tomatoes, so my goal this year is to can close to 150-200 quarts!

  21. 171
    Gwen says:

    I now live in a small house on the old family farm. There are wild Dewberry bushes sprinkled around the creek and fence lines. I remember how much I loved it when my Grandmother made Blackberry Cobbler from her canned stash of the berries. I am looking forward to carrying on the tradition of my Grandmother by canning some of those berries.

  22. 172
    Carol J says:

    I’ll join the chorus of salsa lovers!

  23. 173
    Manette Gutterman says:

    Green beans! I can hardly wait!

  24. 174
    Nicole G says:

    These are ideal for homemade special occassion gifts! I’ve started pre-making gifts early this year and so I love that these colors are available now!

  25. 175
    Patsy says:

    Looking forward to canning some pickles this year along with onion-pepper relish, blackberry, strawberry, and plum jelly, squash relish. Yum! Yum!

  26. 176
    Bonnie Gurganus says:

    Hot pepper relish

  27. 177
    Ann Beach says:

    Spaghetti sauce is our favorite!

  28. 178
    Brianna says:

    Dilly beans! My kids eat them by the quart- Whole green beans, garlic, dill, red pepper. So good! It works for carrots too :)

  29. 179
    Margaret Ardoin says:

    I want to can green beans this year. I’ve never canned.
    After tasting canned green beans last year, I have to give it a try :)

  30. 180
    Melissa says:

    I’d like to try a few BBQ sauces.. I’m thinking spicy peach.

  31. 181
    Beth says:

    Tomato sauce!!!!

  32. 182
    DebrafromMD says:

    I can’t wait to make more bread and butter pickles. We just finished our last jar, sigh.

  33. 183
    Diane Var says:

    I always look forward to canning Roasted Tomato Sauce. It’s like summer in a jar.

  34. 184
    Ron Davis says:

    I like making Piccalilly w/ Jalapino and Wild Blueberry Jam.

  35. 185
    Marcie J says:

    I’m looking forward to making more applesauce using the apples from my small tree and our local orchard. I have only two quarts left and have been rationing it to one per month. My son absolutely loves it and is special to both of us since we picked all the apples. I would use these lids to dress up the apple butter I hope to make from this coming season’s applesauce!

  36. 186
    Cindy Patterson says:

    I am hoping that my brother’s peach tree has enough this year to make some preserves. I really am liking these color options in these ball jars.

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    LeAnn says:

    More whole tomatoes than last year!

  39. 189
    DONNA says:

    Jalapeno Jelly… Everyone loves it.

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    Michelle H. says:

    What am I not looking forward to canning? Seriously, though; probably more salsa and at least a few varieties of jam. More dill slices. And the list goes on….

  42. 192
    Wendy Hudson says:

    I can’t wait to can fresh picked fruit made into jam!!

  43. 193
    christina says:

    Awesome blue!

    I’m probably looking forward to canning more jam. I’ve had a break since we had so much left over last year, but a nice tangy marmalade sounds appealing right now.

  44. 194
    melissa says:

    since it will probably be the first thing i can this year, i am dreaming about all the strawberry jams and butters on my list. :)

  45. 195
    Jennifer says:

    We are several months away from tomato season, but I have already used up all of last year’s tomato jam and cannot wait to make more! I need to double or perhaps triple the quantity since we always eat it all!

  46. 196
    chara says:

    jam. and lots of it. this year i broke my ankle before i could finish my fall jam production and it made me so very sad.

  47. 197
    Mel says:

    Pickles, trying them for the first time.

  48. 198

    Tomato sauce. We are almost out, and we love it so much. And well, blueberry jam, strawberry sauce, pickles…..

  49. 199
    Mary Thomas says:

    More tomatoes and salsa of course. This year I would really like to add pickles and green beans as well :)

  50. 200
    Jill says:

    Salsa! And some red pepper jelly!

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