Giveaway: $100 in Jar Credit From Fillmore Container

down a warehouse aisle

Everyone’s path to canning is a little bit different. Some start doing it because they want to make the most of a produce glut. Others preserve because it helps them feel close to their mother, aunt, or grandmother. And then there are those for whom the jars themselves were the gateway to total canning preoccupation.

four ounce comparison

That’s how it was for me. While I did grow up with a mother who canned, I was acquiring jars long before I began filling them up and processing them. Truly, I am something of a jar junkie.

Over the last few years, one of my favorite sources for canning jars beyond the narrow range you can get at the grocery store has been Fillmore Container (I liked their jars so much that I talked them into becoming a site sponsor!). While they offer all the Ball jars you could possibly want, they also have a deliciously wide array of other options.

solo four ounce jar

And so, for this week’s giveaway, the lovely folks at Fillmore Container and I thought we’d do something a little different. Instead of picking out a particular style of jar to feature and then giving some of that size and shape away, I’m going to feature a few of my favorite jars from their catalog and let the winner choose their perfect jar.

solo four ounce jar

One jar that they carry that I love is the straight, smooth-sided four ounce jar. They don’t have any of that quilted nonsense and they’re perfect for preserves meant for gifting. I wrote about them nearly two years ago and still adore them.

various half pint shapes

Another jar that makes me happy is their eight ounce regular mouth jar. It’s a bit squatter than the the conventional half pint jar, but that just makes it feel extra sturdy in the hand. A few more pictures of that particular style can be found here.

four sizes of hex jars

For those of you who can’t bear for your holiday gifts to look just the same as everyone else’s, then the hex jar is for you. Fillmore Container keeps four sizes in stock. The 1.5 ounce is perfect for samples and variety gift baskets, the 4 ounce option is the same size at the smallest quilted jelly jars that Ball makes, 6 ounces is a nice in-between size that you can’t get with a mason jar, and 9 ounces is simply a generous half pint jar. 

six hex jars filled with peach and tomato jam

And just so you know, Fillmore Container doesn’t just carry jars and closures. They also have a number of fun jar accessories. You can get everything from lids with holes in them for straws to the stripy paper straws to pair with those lids.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you’d spent $100 at Fillmore Container. Would you get yourself some new jars? Buy a few cookbooks? Or would you go crazy with the accessories and candle making gear?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 29, 2014
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

P.S. I got to go behind the scenes at Fillmore Container a few years ago. The photos from that tour can be found here.

Disclosure: Fillmore Container has sent me lots of jars over the years to test and try. They’re a site sponsor. And they’re providing the prize for this giveaway at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely unbiased and my own. 

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1,303 Responses to Giveaway: $100 in Jar Credit From Fillmore Container

  1. 1251
    Christa says:

    Love all the jars @ Fillmore Container! So many to choose from. I would definitely get some honey jars for the upcoming lavender honey harvest from our hives and frosted jars to make lavender soy candles.

  2. 1252
    TLK says:

    I’d buy jars (specifically the 4-oz ones) plus canning accessories. My equipment needs an update!

  3. 1253
    Sterling says:

    I have just started caning this summer. I used to help my mom and grandmas when I was younger, but hadn’t attempted any thing on my own since they have all been gone for over 10 years. I started with some easy strawberry freezer jam last month and just picked wild blackberries this morning. Would love to win the funds to get the equipment I need to get going in earnest.

  4. 1254
    Jenn says:

    First off, I’d use the credit to buy lids for all those jars of jam I’ve purchased from others which aren’t standard mason jars! They’re all perfectly lovely jars, but oh, finding lids to fit them is nearly impossible. After that, I’d simply buy a little of everything. My pantry isn’t nice and neat, it’s full of different sizes and shapes of jars and that’s just how I like it.

  5. 1255
    Alana says:

    I would get a few cookbooks and canning items just first batch of jam this morning and I can already tell this is a new fun hobby! 🙂

  6. 1256
    Sue says:

    A sample of a few items would be such a fun opportunity .

  7. 1257
    Sally says:

    What a great giveaway! I have been eyeing the 24oz “tall boy” jars and I am always in the mood for a new cookbook. I am happy that Fillmore carries Cuppow products, too.

  8. 1258
    Heather says:

    I would spend it on jars and lids – this will be the first summer I try to preserve our garden’s bounty with canning.

  9. 1259
    Brittany says:

    Lots and lots of jars! And maybe a new cookbook 😀

  10. 1260
    Jenny Jones says:

    I would for SURE buy as many jars as the 100 would get me! Love Fillmore Container Co!

  11. 1261
    crunchysews says:

    I learned of Fillmore as a result of you posting about them here. This Christmas I purchased some sweet maple syrup bottles that I used for flavored vinegar that we gave as gifts. Their customer service was great and the package arrived quickly, which was a godsend because I waited a bit late to get the order in. I’d love to purchase more of those to make some more flavored vinegars so that is what I’d use the $100 for.

  12. 1262
    Linda K. says:

    I’d definitely get some jars, but maybe a book too…

  13. 1263
    spiffi says:

    I’m just dipping a toe into the waters of preserving – I need *everything* – this would definitely let me get my feet wet! I would get jars and lids for sure!

  14. 1264
    Jen says:

    I am in knee deep in tomatoes! Definitely would be getting some quart jars for canning. Also would get some freezer jars for peach freezer jam. Yum!

  15. 1265
    Maria says:

    I would love to get started canning! I would buy jars, tools, and maybe a book too.

  16. 1266
    Robin says:

    I’m a canning newbie, so I’d probably buy up a bunch of jars and a cookbook!

  17. 1267
    Deborah says:

    Id like to have some tall jars for asparagus- looks so nice! and love those hexagon jars!

  18. 1268
    Dawn R says:

    I’m interested in trying the French milk jars for tomato sauce! I’d also get a new funnel and maybe some other accessories. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway

  19. 1269
    Marianna says:

    I would stock up on jars!

  20. 1270
    antoinette says:

    This will be only my second season and I have learned I prefer the wide mouth jars. I would also love some jars for holiday jams and a cook book or two.

  21. 1271
    leanna says:

    my girlfriends and i are getting together every day for a week in august and canning/pickling something! one day pickled cauliflower and asparagus, the next day apricot jam, walnut pesto (walnuts fresh from the orchard in fresno)… i think we might even be making our own ginger beer! so we will need the small 1.5 oz. 12 sided jars for the pesto, the 4 oz. jars for the jam and the 8 oz or 12 oz jars for the asparagus pickles. and if we have enough money left a food in jars cookbook!

  22. 1272
    Joanna says:

    I would get jars in a range of sizes to start my collection.

  23. 1273
    Leslie says:

    Like you, I am sort of a crazy jar person, so I think I would use my $100 to buy a whole bunch of jarw with the appropriate closures. I am having fun canning in my mini-tulip Weck jars but they were a splurge!

  24. 1274
    Jennie says:

    I’d start with a Montana jar to hold batches of granola. And then who knows!

  25. 1275
    Claire says:

    id get candle making supplies!

  26. 1276
    christine carpenter says:

    wonderful selection , and I think that the 4oz straight sided jars for gifts of blackberry jam that smell just like summer

  27. 1277
    Sarah Huffman says:

    I’d probably get some jars and some accessories. Maybe a cookbook. I’m betting they’d still end up getting some cash from me, too.

  28. 1278
    Kathy says:

    I have lost 100 pounds and still have a ways to go. I am eating healthy foods and cooking a lot. I learned canning from my mom and would buy a variety of jars and lids for making jelly and canning veggies. I am teaching a few neighbors how to can, and love passing on this tradition!

  29. 1279
    Sherri C. says:

    There is too much to say exactly what I’d get- but the lids with holes for straws are cool, cookbooks are always great, and you can never have too many canning jars!

  30. 1280
    charj says:

    I would get freezer safe jars.

  31. 1281
    Josie A. says:

    Wow, thanks for the chance in such a great giveaway! (Thanks Fillmore Container, too!) I’ve always loved glass jars, even before I started preserving. I think I would get a bunch of the straight-sided jars, because I get annoyed at the “quilted nonsense” as you so aptly put it. 😀 I’d probably get a few of the Ball Elite 8 oz. jars because I find them cute, and maybe a case of teeny-tiny 1.25 oz jars, just because they’re tiny!

  32. 1282
    Mary Myers says:

    Jars, Jars, & many more jars. Summer is upon us and I find myself woefully low on jars. How sad is that??? LOL

  33. 1283

    can I get one of everything?

  34. 1284
    Naomi says:

    I would definitely buy a book on canning (maybe even the Ball blue book, I am fairly new to this!) and some interesting shaped jars. Love the hex jars!

  35. 1285
    Roma says:

    Jars, jars and more jars!!!!!

  36. 1286
    Jenni \ says:

    Absolutely jars. Smaller the better, and I really want some of those hex jars.

  37. 1287
    Catherine Luedecker says:

    More jars for me. I’m really jar obsessed. And I’m really excited about getting SMOOTH jars.

  38. 1288
    Mary says:

    I have just found the great site! I would totally stock up on jars!

  39. 1289
    Toyia H. says:

    I’ve got a bit of an obsession…..

  40. 1290
    Ashley Anderson says:

    I just started canning so I would love to use some of the smaller jars to test out batches! I love how you can get some odd sizes that you cannot locate in stores!

  41. 1291
    Martha says:

    Hex jars! Straight sided jars! More jars!

  42. 1292
    Greg Cooke says:

    I’ve just started preserving fruit and marmalades. I’d go crazy with the jars and maybe get your cookbook too!

  43. 1293
    Jordan says:

    I’d make pickles and pickled red onions to my hearts desire!!!
    Such cool, fun jars!

  44. 1294
    Kris says:

    Wow, $100! I’d buy jars and lids – and maybe some fun labels, too. Just started my summer canning today – 24 quarts of strawberries!

  45. 1295
    aurora says:

    i would redo all my pantry storage in jars and start canning more!

  46. 1296
    Halimah Martin says:

    I’ve been canning for a few decades and because I give away so many jars of jam, pickles and preserves, I’m forever hunting for more jars of all sizes for the next season’s bounty.

  47. 1297
    Bonnie says:

    Those jars are SO much nicer than the quilted jars I’ve been using. Would love new and assorted jars for my jam-making freenzy. This is my second season after an easy 30 year hiatus. Who knew smooth was so aesthetic! Aside from personal use, I’ve been giving jam as holiday gifts at the school I work at. Went [organic] strawberry picking for the first time ever today.] OMG I so need a good jam thermometer too. With all the wonderful blogs I’m reading on canning there are an array of cookbooks I’d like to add to my collection. Still on the top of the list is the jars! thanks

  48. 1298
    Mike S. says:

    I just picked about 4lbs of Mulberries and will get a great start as a new comer to a great hobby and the way of life known as canning!

  49. 1299
    Jody says:

    I’d use some to organize my pantry and I’d love some of the 4 oz. jars for gifts.

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