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. 401
    Linda Black says:

    I am looking forward to try canning on my own this year. In my youth my parents canned everything, including meat. I want to make tomato sauce and some soups for the cool weather.

  2. 402
    Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I can’t wait to can some homemade spagetti sauce with tomatoes from our garden!!!

  3. 403
    Melissa Liston says:

    I am looking forward to learning to can… I have my ball jars, my new pressure canner, and of course the highly recommended ball book on canning! I am getting so excited and I am a bit overwhelmed but I would say with the prices of jelly/jam i look forward to learning to can these items!

  4. 404
    Karen Vint says:

    I am looking forward to zucchini bread in a jar

  5. 405
    Tracy Hanville says:

    I have a package of those red/white checked lids!! I haven’t wanted to use them either!!

    I’m looking forward to canning anything this year! Last year was so dry, my garden suffered terribly. This year, I’m praying for better weather and garden yields!

  6. 406
    Meg says:

    Tomato juice!

  7. 407
    Stacey says:

    I can’t wait to can soup! I’ve just recently bought a pressure canner, so I’m really excited to try all the lower ph foods that I couldn’t can before in a water bath.

  8. 408
    Erin R. says:

    I desperately need to restock my tomatoes! We’re down to our very last jar.

  9. 409
    Autumn Romig says:

    I am looking forward to canning paw-paw butter this fall now that we have found a good source for them.

  10. 410
    Dawn says:

    To be honest, I am excited to use my blue Ball jars because I did not expect to find them on Canadian shelves last year and I have been saving them for a special project.

  11. 411
    Heather says:

    I am desperately waiting to can anything that requires warm weather to grow! Just today I was looking at my iced over snow covered lawn and wondering when the weather will change enough to actually see the dirt, let alone work in it again! The tomatoes, the salsa, the roasted pasta sauce, the peaches, pears and applesauce, the jams, the pickles, dilly beans, relish….BRING THEM ON!

  12. 412
    Denyalle says:

    I can’t wait to can tomatoes this year, it will be my first try!

  13. 413
    Alicia says:


  14. 414
    Rachel says:

    I’m new of gardening and canning this year, but I’m psyched to grow tomatoes and can them!

  15. 415
    Kathy Radloff says:

    Oh definitely strawberry jelly!!!!

  16. 416
    Karla says:

    I meant to try canning curried potatoes last year, but didn’t manage to, and I hope to this year. I also plan to can more fruits in light syrups – I’ve been using my jams more to flavor homemade yogurt than on toast or in baked things, and I could get the same flavor for less effort.

  17. 417
    Andrea says:

    I’m looking foward to a fresh crop of rhubarb to blend with strawberries and other sweet counterparts.

  18. 418
    Eliz says:

    Last season was my first time canning. I’d like to try more jams this year. I’m sure I’ll find other new recipes too, now that I have the hang of it.

  19. 419
    Barb says:

    Oh ! LOVE these! I too just used up the last of my checked lids this Christmas on Cherries Jubilee for my Dad!

  20. 420
    Harvitron says:

    I would SO look forward to canning some pickles in the green jars + green lids! Can’t wait for those new jars.

  21. 421
    Julie D. says:

    Delicious pickles!

  22. 422
    Keith says:

    I am looking foreword to making luscious strawberry jam very soon. Florida berries are in peak, and my wife and I enjoy making jam together. Each jar that we open during the rest of the year is a sweet reminder of the fun that we shared.

  23. 423
    Peggy says:

    I can hardly wait to make up some kiwi jam!

  24. 424
    Sarah says:

    Lima beans. My daughter is a lima bean fanatic and I’d rather grow and can them then having them take up room in the freezer!!! 🙂

  25. 425
    Pam D says:

    I’m looking forward to canning pretty much anything from my new garden! I just bought a house and it will be my first time gardening a garden and not just buckets. 🙂

  26. 426
    April says:

    I can wait to can pickles,greenbeans and make blackberry jelly

  27. 427
    Sherl says:

    I am looking forward to canning pickles and tomatoes and maybe a soup mix this year.

  28. 428
    Sena says:

    Salsa. Every year I try to grow the ingredients in my garden, usually without 100% success, so this year I plan to can salsa, even if I have to buy some of the ingredients.

  29. 429
    Alea says:

    I always look forward to fruits and jams most. But I would love to see what tomatoes look like in a blue jar! These jars and lids would be so fun!

  30. 430
    Crystal says:

    Dill pickles, as always. May experiment with some peppers, depending on how well our straw bale garden does this year.

  31. 431
    Natalie says:

    I can’t wait to can some peaches and pears! Thank you for the giveaway – I am so loving the colored lids!

  32. 432
    Amy W. says:

    Peach & Apricots. Mmmm!

  33. 433
    Emily says:

    Awaiting apricot season — apricot-lime jam, and your delicious honeyed apricots.

  34. 434
    Scrubber says:

    Rhubarb jam with vanilla. Always and forever…

  35. 435
    Debbie says:

    Looking forward to canning pomegranate jelly. Love the new colors!

  36. 436
    Morgan Reed says:

    I am looking forward to canning tomato sauce and peaches this year. I would love to have some blue lids to go with the blue jars I am buying next week. which pressure canner do you recommend?

  37. 437
    Mona says:

    I’m hoping to make pickles…all kinds of pickles.

  38. 438
    Ann says:

    In the past few years, I haven’t seen a lot of figs at the farmers’ market. Hopefully, they’ll have some this year so I can have lots of fig jam and other fig goodness to can in the upcoming season.

  39. 439
    Marivene says:

    I am looking forward to canning currant jelly and apricot jam!

  40. 440
    jen says:

    finally getting around to making dilly beans!

  41. 441
    Shelly says:

    Looking forward to prickly pear jam and hopefully, if the squash bugs leave my zucchini alone this year, zucchini pickles. Love those lids as I give away my prickly pear jam as gifts! Thanks!

  42. 442
    Joanna says:


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    Annie says:

    I’m looking forward to making enough tomato jam next summer to have some to share! Would love some pretty lids to make the gift a little bit better.

  44. 444
    lainey says:

    Zucchini relish! Last year’s batches were great, & sadly almost gone. Let’s hope the slugs leave the zucchini alone again this year.

  45. 445
    Britt says:

    Gosh, those are cool. I’m going to get some asap! I’m most looking forward to canning raspberry jalapeno jam (your recipe, of course!). I do this every year in the spring to clear out the chest freezer of last year’s berries before the new crop comes in. Soon!

  46. 446
    sara says:

    Always summer jam. It never lasts no matter how much we put up.

  47. 447

    I’m looking forward to making apple pie filling and canning dried beans when I get a pressure canner.

  48. 448
    Laura K says:

    I’m looking forward to strawberries. They came early in Texas last year and I completely missed them. I’ve already started my lists of different strawberry recipes to try canning this year!

  49. 449
    brian cukurs says:

    blueberry ginger preserves

  50. 450
    Matthew says:

    Cranberry jam & salsa (but not together).