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. 901
    April says:

    Wow — their jars are lovely, so that’s how I’d spend my winnings, were I to win!

  2. 902
    emvolin says:

    I want those hex jars! It never occurred to me to give fancy jars along with my fancy jam, but now that you’ve put the idea in my head I just can’t shake it. I need those jars!

  3. 903
    Elizabeth says:

    Jars, jars and more jars! Those lovely straight sided ones.
    And maybe a cookbook? Thanks for the possibilities.

  4. 904
    Rena says:

    I would get some if the hex sided jars and straight sided jars for the summer. Just built a new pantry (thanks IKEA), and the berries are showing up at the market. Not to mention my neighbor’s giant rhubarb!

  5. 905
    Tannis W says:

    I’d get some new pretty jars. Probably some of these: http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/12-Pint-Canning-Jars-Wholesale-Mason-Jelly-Glass-P197.aspx, and some of the same straight jars in the 12oz size.

  6. 906
    Lynn Douglass says:

    I would probably use most of the credit to buy hex jars. I fell in love with those jars years ago, but I just could never afford them. They would look so pretty in my pantry.

  7. 907
    Dee says:

    I’d love some new jars, but I’d also check out the accessories. Great giveaway!

  8. 908
    Katherine says:

    I would buy candle wicks and some small jars for canning!

  9. 909
    Jessica Stead says:

    I have been drooling over the french milk bottles, 8oz, to redo my spice rack. They would fit beautifully!

  10. 910
    Kim Stumpf says:

    I am a Jar junky too and would buy different kinds of jars!!!

  11. 911
    Kerry says:

    I love the hexagon jars.

  12. 912
    Terry Oler says:

    I would get some of the cute itty bitty jars & some of the 4& 8 oz flat smooth jars. They are all soooo cute!!!

  13. 913
    Starla says:

    There are soo many things on there site that I would love to have!! Thanks for the possible opportunity .

  14. 914
    Shannon says:

    Love this website! Immediately I found this pour lid http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/reCap-Regular-Mouth-Pour-Cap-P5843.aspx?c=24 that attaches to the canning jar which is perfect for when I make salad dressings. So whether or not (which I hope so) win I will be buying this and more :)

  15. 915
    kim taylor says:

    I love your jars especially the 1.5 mini samplers :) thanks for the chance

  16. 916
    Terry says:

    Hello from Maine…I’d use the entire amount on those half-pint straight sided jars and fill them with W.W’s Secret Elixir!*(Yellow Squash Relish with a boost…)

  17. 917
    Leslie says:

    Of course I would buy JARS!!! or may be more JARS!!

  18. 918
    Becki says:

    They all look pretty interesting…..I like to give apple butter for Christmas gifts….so I would get jars and lids for that…..I can’t seem to make enough of that stuff and for some reason I don’t get the jars returned for the next year….this way they will have an awesome jar to keep with their apple butter….. <3

  19. 919
    Tammy says:

    I would buy jars! And more jars! I am planning on canning salsa later this summer. Cannot wait!!

  20. 920
    Pary Moppins says:

    Oh my word! So much from which to choose! I am a bit of a jar hoarder, er, um, collector so I’m sure I would go down that route but the candle making stuff is so interesting…

  21. 921
    Amy Schmelzer says:

    I would buy jars. I really want some of the green Ball jars. I also want more wide mouth jars in all sizes.

  22. 922
    Stephanie says:

    Would definitely use it to buy jars!

  23. 923
    Roze says:

    I too have a great affinity for jars of all types and would be hard pressed not to get a cracker jar or two or the 2-gallon beverage dispenser along with a few cuppow products and maybe a cookbook and some straws and a few of those cute lids and some square mason jars and I’d probably wind up going over that $100 and spend a bit of my own money! Could be hard to contain myself!

  24. 924
    Danny says:

    I would use it for spice jars.

  25. 925
    Andrea says:

    I would buy some of the wonderful single-piece lids, and some small jars without the quilted look. that’d be so great.

  26. 926
    Katrina says:

    I would use the entire amount on jars! This is my first full year canning and I’d love to be able to give all of my family and friends preserves for the holidays.

  27. 927
    Christine says:

    New jars, definitely! They are a bit of an addiction…

  28. 928
    Kristy says:

    Definitely, accessories! I really want the cherry pitter that goes on a mason jar!

  29. 929
    Helen Hamilton says:

    I would spend the $100 on jars. I can for myself mostly and I am slowly replacing my quart size jars with pint and half pint ones. I would adore having some of the different shaped ones that Fillmore carries!

  30. 930
    emily willingham says:

    i think i would get mostly jars and lids, and this book – Blue Ribbon Country Canning

    thanks

  31. 931

    I am an avid canner every spring summer and fall! I am currently loving making crazy jams and spreads! I would definitely stock up on jars and lids but i most like would end up with a few cookbooks, because lets face it, I am a sucker for new recipes!

    Thanks!

  32. 932
    Liz says:

    As a canning newbie, I’d stock up on jars and accessories to get me through my first canning summer!

  33. 933
    Susan says:

    I would upgrade my canning supplies and add some essentials like the funnels. The funnels would certainly make transferring into jars less messy! Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. 934
    Taryn says:

    I’d buy some jars and accessories! I’m fairly new to “real food” (my family was big on fast and boxed food growing up) and I’ve never felt better! I want to provide my husband and future children with delicious, nourishing meals and learn as much as I can so I can pass down this knowledge. I’ve been interested in canning and this giveaway would certainly help me get started!

  35. 935
    Margaret Nelson says:

    I would buy 4 oz jars and 6 oz. We use very little jelly at a time and 2 pints just doesn’t work for my family.

  36. 936
    Barbara says:

    Can you hear my heart beating wildly in excitement? I LOVE the straight sided jars, and make fruit pies in the 4 oz. size, put the lids and rings on, and pop them in the freezer so we can have pie almost instantly, be it just two for us, or more for a company drop-by! They travel to my elderly widowed neighbors with chicken pot pie and or/dessert in them, and then they get returned for me to fill again and again! And I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THAT SIZE! EVER! I can or I freeze, or I dehydrate, vacuum and seal my precious jars daily! They are my go-to leftover storage in the fridge and pantry! I am also a jar junkie, and I have a Cameo digital cutter whose most frequent use is for pretty labels for my pretty jars! I like them on the GLASS and not the lids, so smooth sides are a must for me! For gifts, I make creamed honey and cinnamon honey butter, and label them adorably for Christmas gifts! Oh, YES, I certainly do LOVE my 4 oz. jars and would be ecstatic to have more!

  37. 937
    Autumn says:

    I’d definitely splurge on accessories or cookbooks! I have jars upon jars upon jars upon jars….

  38. 938
    Karla says:

    I would buy jars, try some one-piece lids for water-bath canning, and perhaps some of the metal straws.

  39. 939
    Deb Smith says:

    I’d buy all those great jars I drool over but, because of cost, cause me to default to buying the Ball jars. And I’d load up on colored rings and lids too–just so I could have a hallmark “look” to my jars! -djs

  40. 940
    Earlene says:

    I would love these jars. I save jars from spaghetti sauce just to have for displaying foods. I loaned my “Food in Jar ” book to a new canner and told her about your blog. I said I would help her learn to can, it’s a honor to pass this gift along!

  41. 941
    Meg says:

    I’d absolutely indulge in new jars, as it suddenly seems I have no pint jars left in my house, which is a tragedy (and a bit puzzling, I’ll admit). And I’ve never tried 4oz. jars (I tend to be a pint/half-pint kind of girl), but the idea of gifting smaller samplers come the holiday season is extremely appealing. Thanks for the chance!

  42. 942
    Rob Sauerwalt says:

    Love the straight sides.. prefer the wide mouths.. I think I really need to try the one part lids… I give so many jars away as gifts.. would make sense to use those instead of rings

  43. 943
    Adriana says:

    I love Filmore containers! I would buy jars of course! Great giveaway, thanks!

  44. 944
    Anne says:

    I would use it to get some of those fabulous jars for gift giving. My favourite thing to give away this year has been the tomato jam recipe and the lemon honey apple jam from this blog. They are really lovely. I have personally ploughed my way through a fair amount of both and am going to make both again this year! (Along with some peaches, pears, plums……..)

  45. 945
    Jess Lamson says:

    A wide mouth stainless steel funnel, possibly a cookbook or two and then jars, jars, jars!

  46. 946
    Danille says:

    I’d buy some wide-mouth quarts and a wide-mouth stainless steel funnel, some multi-functional tops for my existing jars, and the Pomona’s and Blue Ribbon cookbooks.

  47. 947
    Kathy says:

    I would love some growlers for my kombucha! And my jar stash is low on the little 4 oz ones, I want to make some jellies to give as gifts. And the Heritage jars look like an amazing way to store my homemade granola!

  48. 948
    Naomi says:

    Jars! So many jars! I never seem to have enough jars. Those hex jars are pretty and I don’t have a single one of them. Something must be done.

  49. 949
    Danielle C says:

    I think I’d go crazy with jars, but I can’t promise anything! Please and thank you!!

  50. 950
    annieg says:

    jars, jars & more jars! please!

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