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. 251
    Janet says:

    My gramma’s chili sauce!

  2. 252
    YDavis says:

    Pickled Jalapenos!

  3. 253
    Amanda Tubbs says:

    I can’t wait to can some salsa!

  4. 254
    Suzanne says:

    Just moved down to Florida. Too many things to can here…my first experiments will definately be orange marmalade. I think the green lids would be a perfect topper for this.

  5. 255
    Seahare says:

    I’m going to give tomato based canning recipes a try this year. I started out with freezer jams, then regular jams, then mustards and ketchups, almost did some chutney but then went with brandied fruits. My effort with tomatoes….I was using a VitaMix recipe for salsa, doubled the recipe and then for some reason forgot about needing the tube in the dome before using my wood tamper. Oops, added two inches of fiber before I realised. So this year….. Tomato, no VitaMix, just old fashioned paying attention and hopefully canning in some beautiful green jars with matching lids :-)

  6. 256
    Gigi Peterson says:

    Pretty lids. I’ll be canning jam.

  7. 257
    ChrisofDan says:

    My jams and pickles, natch!

  8. 258
    Michelle says:

    Jam and pickles!

  9. 259
    Trissi V. says:

    Tomatoes, beans, and pickles…lots and lots of pickles!

  10. 260
    Adriene says:

    Hit salsa & bread and butter pickles….yumminy!

  11. 261
    Roger Underwood says:

    Can’t wait to grow tomatoes and peppers and can some salsa!

  12. 262
    Nancy S. says:

    I’m hoping I have tomatoes to can this summer – need more juice and sauce.

  13. 263
    Jessica D. says:

    I am looking forward to canning asparagus and dilly beans!

  14. 264
    e says:

    Jam, jam, jam, jam, jaaaaaam!
    Jamity Jam!

    And all of the other stuff!

    And PRESSURE CANNING! This is the year, for sure! Woot!

  15. 265
    Lisa Brians says:

    Ollalaberrie’s and Apricots. My two faves. Apart, together, with spices, or booze. And without. Doesn’t matter. All delish and mouth watering:). I wish Ball would also come out with checkered lids in green, red or even yellow would be fun!

  16. 266
    Neena says:

    I’m just looking forward to canning this year! I under-canned last year and really missed out on pickles and jams throughout the winter season!

  17. 267
    di koeler says:

    I love the colors and would use them for pickled vegetables as gifts

  18. 268
    Danielle says:

    Apple butter! It seems to be the fastest going item I can!

  19. 269
    ray says:

    I am waiting to use RHUBARB for jam.

  20. 270
    Dale Meador says:

    Tomato sauce (homemade mater sauce-ummm good!)

  21. 271
    Alexius says:

    I’m looking forword to pressure canning. I’ve always just done water bath, but now I’m ready to expand my horizons!

  22. 272
    Sharon DAvis says:

    Tomatoes and cucumbers!!!!!

  23. 273
    Christine says:

    Jams and jellies!! Would love to get into pressure canning this year too

  24. 274
    Kathy says:

    Homemade strawberry jam! It was the second thing I ever canned, and is now a yearly staple. Store-bought cannot compare!

  25. 275
    Samantha says:

    I’m looking forward to my first canning experience. We belong to a CSA and I’m determined that nothing is going to go to waste this year. :) What’s first? How about strawberry jam :)

  26. 276
    TJ Ford says:

    Looking forward to canning apple butter!

  27. 277
    Terri says:

    I am looking forward to canning this year, got a pressures canner this winter and can’t wait to use it this summer.

  28. 278
    Val says:

    Tomatoes. Ive been dreamy over the seed catalogues…come on summer!

  29. 279
    Lindsay says:

    I’m looking forward to canning Bread and Butter Pickles!

  30. 280
    Katie says:

    Tomatoes! I didn’t can enough last year.

  31. 281
    Rita says:

    Tomatoes !!!!!! We moved last summer from a house with garden to an apt.. Had no time to can – this year plan on doing at least 100 pints of tomatoes. Nothing like my own home canning !

  32. 282
    Jackie Tucker says:

    I want to make blueberry jam and try my hand at blueberry syrup this year.

  33. 283
    Barb says:

    Spicy pickles.

  34. 284
    Rachael says:

    Oooh, those are pretty! I’m really looking forward to canning my quince this year. I can already taste them!

  35. 285
    Megan says:

    I am looking forward to canning tomatoes this year. We have one jar of tomatoes left that I am saving for something special! I’m going to try to enlist my husband’s help so we can triple what I managed on my own last year.

  36. 286
    Raven says:

    Peaches and elderberries

  37. 287
    Helen Hamilton says:

    I am looking forward to canning honey carrots this year. I haven’t done them before but I think they tase yummy.

  38. 288
    Patricia says:

    I love these – so spring-like in their colors. Would love to own a set of both the blue and the green – to be used when I can all the strawberry jam I can make and fit in my Ball jars. LOVE strawberry jam and also blueberry jam – but there is something about opening the jar and spreading that incredible jam on my toast, or mix it into my oatmeal or top off a small bowl of homemade rice pudding… I could go on and on.

  39. 289
    Laura says:

    I can’t wait to can tomatoes and tomato sauce this summer!

  40. 290
    Celena says:

    Strawberries. They come really early here in texas and we’ve missed them every year since we moved here. So this year, we’re planning ahead and are not going to miss strawberry season. I’m trying to convince my mom (and canning partner in crime) that we really need those green ones to go with the strawberry-what-ever-we-make!

  41. 291
    Amy says:

    I missed my mango season last year (didn’t eat a single one from my tree!) due to a series of personal problems, so this year I’m hoping to get back in my canner with some LOVELY jars of mango jam – vanilla especially, or maybe passionfruit, or…maybe both!

  42. 292
    Lindsay says:

    I can’t wait to branch beyond tomato canning this year and can anything I get tons of from our CSA!

  43. 293
    Michelle Micale says:

    Love to have these to pair with the multi-fruit jam favors I’m preparing for an upcoming wedding!

  44. 294
    Hazel says:

    This will be the first full year for harvesting asparagus, so I am looking forward to perhaps putting up a few 500mL jars of pickled asparagus!

  45. 295
    Carol says:

    I am looking forward to canning tomatoes. At the end of the season I am through with it and never want to see another tomato, but by the end of spring there are never enough jars in the pantry. Thanks for the give a way!

  46. 296
    Lynell says:

    I’m pretty new to canning, but I have high hopes this year to be canning lots of tomatoes in the form of salsas and pasta sauce! And maybe some hot sauce too…

  47. 297
    Olivia Nas says:

    Strawberry jam!

  48. 298

    Homemade relish! I didn’t make it last year and really missed it. Love the great colors:@)

  49. 299
    Variola says:

    Raspberry jam. Didn’t get around to it last year, but since I live in the PNW we always have massive amounts at the farmers market in July.

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    Maneesha Pradhan says:

    Want to try my hand at preserved lemons.

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