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. 1
    Roger says:

    Love the hex jars! That’s definitely how I’d spend the award money. Perfect for holiday gifts.

  2. 2
    Gretchen says:

    I would buy lots of funky jars!! I too love jars

  3. 3
    Yezmin says:

    I think I would get some jars, books and accesories :)

  4. 4

    Definitely the hex jars – they look so nice!

  5. 5
    Shana Lewis says:

    With $100 I’d stock up on wide-mouth half-pint jars (I can’t get them locally *sad face*). I’d also love to have some of the smooth-sided 4 oz. jars, and some hex jars, and some swing-top bottles for my vinegars and syrups, and…. it would be hard to choose! I just love Filmore Containers!

  6. 6
    Kim says:

    I will go crazy on jars and closures!

  7. 7
    Betsey says:

    I like the simple, plain jars. And the screw-on lids.

    Thanks!

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    Robin says:

    I don’t know how I would choose, but I’m all over those hex jars. So beautiful!

  9. 9
    Christina D. says:

    I’d buy growlers (since my husband is a homebrewer), jars for myself (moving to a place with a walk in pantry!), and then party supplies for the 60+ person cookout we’re having in a few weeks :)

  10. 10
    jill says:

    The quilted jars drive me crazy…. I’d love to get a ton of smooth glass jars for gifts!

  11. 11
    Amanda says:

    I would love to give jam as gifts in the pretty hex jars. They’re so cute!

  12. 12
    Heather says:

    I really like the hex jars for gifts, but am also in need of some 4 oz jars and love that they are smooth sided!

  13. 13
    Allyson says:

    I would love to have some more Amber Boston Round containers for making homemade vanilla and giving as a gift. The plain jelly jars are great too, and the Dairy French Square jars could be great for making and storing sauces.

  14. 14
    Margo says:

    I would buy some hex jars for gift giving, and then get a ton of jar accessories! I would love the cherry pitter, a cuppow, and a few recaps. I would probably also get some wide-mouth half-pint jars, I only have one and I love to pack yogurt in it for my lunch.

  15. 15
    Sarah C. says:

    I am looking for some 1/4 pint jars for tomato paste. I am making my own for the first time this year and am really looking forward to those cute little jars!

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    Daphne says:

    I love them too and have bought a lot of jars and lids from them. I think I’d get a stainless steel funnel. I have a plastic one, but don’t like the plastic all that much with the hot liquid. I’d get some wide mouth smaller jars to store some dried fruit in. Not sure what else. There is just so much to choose from.

  17. 17
    ktr says:

    I’d buy canning jars for sure!

  18. 18
    Sarah N says:

    I would get a little bit of this at that…a new cookbook, a few jars, some accessories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. 19
    GinaG says:

    Definitely the Hex jars! They are so much fun!

  20. 20
    Beth says:

    I would buy all kinds of jars, especially some big ones. I am obsessed with all things jar. :)

  21. 21
    JC says:

    I would buy hex jars and smooth-sided jars for the many batches of jam yet to come this summer. I’d also get my brother some amber-colored containers for his home brew.

  22. 22
    Jess K says:

    I would love to give my sister in law some jars. She just got married and they are expecting their first little one soon. My mother in law and I planned on using jars for an Italian soda bar at her baby shower in August. That way, she could keep the jars afterwards for baby food.

  23. 23
    Margaret says:

    Jars. Just…all the jars. (And maybe a few Cuppow lids for good measure.) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. 24
    Meryl says:

    I love their sauce bottles. So unnecessary (a regular jar will do just fine), but super cute.

  25. 25
    Julie says:

    I’d get some jars, of course, but those straws and lids look fun, too.

  26. 26
    Monica says:

    Oh, I’m moving and need some new jars! Some for canning, some for hipster drinking out by the deck..

  27. 27
    Ali says:

    I would probably get an assortment. I have commitment issues ;)

  28. 28
    Krystal says:

    I’d have to shop around see what catches my eye! Maybe some cool-shaped jars for refrigerator pickles?

  29. 29
    endwillnev says:

    I’d like to get a good starter set of equipment to begin canning.

  30. 30
    Sarah says:

    Straight-sided jars in the 4 oz size, and some of the hex jars. Heavenly.

  31. 31
    Patti says:

    If I had $100 to spend with Fillmore, the hex jars would be the first thing I’d buy. Since I have some vanilla extract and your cherry bounce recipe in the works for gifts, I’d also want some amber and Woozy jars too! I might have to chip in some of my own cash too, because that Yorkshire drink dispenser deserves a spot on my granite bar. :)

  32. 32
    Christina B. says:

    I would love to try a bunch of different jars, and maybe a few cookbooks, what a cool give-away!

  33. 33
    Whitney says:

    I would get a new batch of jars for gifts of my popular peach chutney!

  34. 34
    Allison says:

    I’d definitely get a bunch of jars- just canned some strawberry jam yesterday night, and realized that I ran out of the 4 and 8oz-size jars that are perfect for gifting!

  35. 35
    Melissa M. says:

    I LOVE Fillmore, been using them for years now. I’d probably get my tried and true smooth sided 8oz lug jars (and gold lids) I use them for my home canning as well as for my small business.

    While I do like the hexagon jars, they aren’t cost effective for me =)

  36. 36
    KimG says:

    ooooh, it would be so fun to shop for different types of jars. I like the hex shape the best.

  37. 37
    Stacy says:

    I have a ridiculous jar fetish and would use the gift certificate to expand my jar collection to include some shapes and sizes that I don’t currently own. A recent trip to a local restaurant has upped my desire to use the pint and a half jars as drinking glasses, too.

  38. 38
    Amy S. says:

    I would probably order the straight sided 4 oz jars or the straight sided 8 oz jars. I have ordered both in the past, and I love the lack of design/quilting so I can more easily label my jars!

  39. 39
    lisa says:

    I have a ton of their 4 ounce jars and LOVE them! Would definitely get more of those and some of those hex jars to play with!

  40. 40
    Danielle says:

    With summer produce on the way, I’ll need lots of 4-oz and 8-oz jars for all my jellies and jams. The 1.5oz jars are great for sampler gift packs!

  41. 41
    Beth says:

    I would get some giant jars for my bulk goods and some handled jars for drinking glasses!!

  42. 42
    Jackie says:

    I’d get a bunch of different types of jars to experiment with. I have tons of the standard Ball Jars (and order the quilted 4 oz jars from Fillmore), but I’d love the opportunity to play around with some of the others.

  43. 43
    Shanell says:

    I would definitely buy some jars and cookbooks. Maybe even throw in some
    Jars for the hubby and his beer making ventures.

  44. 44
    Daphne says:

    I’ve been needing 8oz wide mouth jars. I want some of the new green mason jars too. I’m a jar lover as well.

  45. 45
    Kay says:

    I’ve had my eye on some 1/2 gallon containers for awhile. Switching most food storage to glass jars has been wonderful for the pantry and the 1/2 gallon are a great size for rice, beans, popcorn, and other whole grains. Also the hex containers would be wonderful for storing dried herbs from the garden.

  46. 46
    Melissa says:

    Smooth Jars! Why are they so hard to find? I have four that have been picked up at various thrift shops, and I will not let those out of the house. So I guess fun smooth jars is what I would get! Thanks!

  47. 47
    Debbie Bennett says:

    A little of this and that …..salad in jars and mixes for presents

  48. 48
    Natalie says:

    Those hex jars are so fantastic and would be perfect for gifting!

  49. 49
    Sara says:

    I was just thinking I’d like some plain 12 ounce jars for tomato sauce. Sometimes 8 ounces isn’t quite enough, but a pint seems to be too much for pizza.

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    Megan P. says:

    Smooth, wide-mouth jars all the way!

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