Giveaway: Gift Card from The Pint and a Half

pint and a half products

Many years ago, I fantasized about opening a coffee shop in which, for an extra $1, we’d sell to-go iced drinks in mason jars with holes punched in the lid for the straw. Basically, I was only in it for the jar accessories.

Nuby zippy cup lid

Happily, there have been a number of different companies that have popped up in the last few years that have started offering all manner of mason jar toppers, drink adaptors, lids, and sleeves.

mason jar lids

And now, there’s a shop that pulls all the different lids, sleeves, straws, and converters into a single place. Called The Pint and a Half, it’s a site devoted to celebrating the jar a drink vessel and I am delighted to welcome them to the jar blog scene (if there is such a thing).


One of the products they offer that I’ve not seen elsewhere is the neoprene jar sleeve. Available to fit either a 24 ounce pint & half jar (that’s the Koverz) or a 12 ounce jelly jar (known as the Kidzikoo), it allows you to pack a chilled drink without having it sweat all over your hand, cup holder, or desk. They have them in a bunch of different colors, but I’m more than a little taken by the zebra stripe version (I’ve always had a thing for animal prints).

And if the full coverage sleeve isn’t your thing, there are also these nifty silicone Eco Sleeves. They’ll give you a good grip without covering the entirety of your jar.

straws and spoon

They also offer a nice selection of straws, cleaning brushes, and long-handled spoons (all the better for eating your morning yogurt parfait out of a pint jar). I’ve tried a number of reusable straws over the years and I really like the Glass Dharma Straws (I have some that I bought several years ago). They are nearly unbreakable (I dropped one behind my washing machine a while back and it survived unscathed) and don’t impact the flavor of your drink at all.

The Pint and a Half

Now, time for the giveaway! April from The Pint and a Half is offering Food in Jars readers a chance to win a $50 store credit plus $8.50 to cover shipping (that’s enough shipping credit to cover one jar and several accessories) in her online shop. What’s more, for those of you who can’t wait to buy your jar goodies, she also sent me a coupon code to share. Use the code FOODINJARS10 at check-out for 10% off your purchase. The code is good until June 30.

Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’re drinking this summer. Are you exploring shrubs? Or are you dedicated to iced tea? Or do you have a signature cocktail for 2014? Let me know!
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 22, 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.

Disclosure: The Pint and a Half gave me the jars and adaptors you see pictured above and are also providing the giveaway prize at no cost to me. However, all opinions expressed remain entirely my own. 

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546 Responses to Giveaway: Gift Card from The Pint and a Half

  1. 1
    montuos says:

    I had poached some quinces a few weeks ago and had a lot of liquid left over; it makes a delicious drink syrup!

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    Yafa says:

    I have been stuck in winter mode still drinking Chai Tea until I switched to cool water to drink just today. I really like the Leopard print!

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    Kelsey says:

    Summer Sangria for backyard barbecues and iced tea!

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    Ann says:

    I mostly an iced tea drinker for the summer (hot tea in the winter), but every so often I’ll have iced chai. Yes I know that’s still tea, but it’s a vastly different drink than just iced black tea with a bit of lemon in it.

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    Meg G says:

    Lots of water, but I do drink my morning smoothie at work out of a mason jar!

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    Diane in Dallas says:

    I am so boring. I drink plain iced tea, the stronger the better.

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    Diane in Dallas says:

    Plain iced tea. No sugar no lemon.

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    ChristineP says:

    We’ve been enjoying mojitos with fresh fruit from the garden and my favorite…chocolate mint (love that mint variety). Mason jars make the perfect drink glass…nice and wide to muddle the drink in and they look marvelous!

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    tricia says:

    I have been enjoying the refrescos that my husband makes out of passion fruits and lemons. So refreshing!

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    Jennifer B says:

    I just mentioned today that it’s time to crack open my plum wine (Japanese umeshu) that I made last year, and time to go get the plums and another (big!) jar to soak them in for next year’s batch. I love the stuff and I was really excited to find the plums at my local Asian market last year. That’s what I’ll be drinking this summer

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    Megan says:

    I will be drinking the 14 quarts of strawberry lemonade concentrate I canned last week. Just add sparkling water. Delicious!

    • 11.1
      Patricia N. says:

      Would love the recipe for that concentrate; it sure sounds refreshing.

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    Mostly iced tea with lemon.

  13. 13
    Kelly says:

    In summer, we only drink unsweetened tea. I think we’re on our third box this week!

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    christina says:

    Loving ice tea, but hoping to up my lemonade game this summer!

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    jennie says:

    Strawberry, banana, mango, and apple juice smoothies in the Vitamix. Fruits change with the seasons but that’s what we have right now. Yum!

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    Mara says:

    Iced tea with ice cubes made from blackberries.

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    Alison says:

    Iced coffee, iced tea, cold water–I’m already sick of the heat.

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    Suzann Hansen says:

    Mostly drinking ice tea, has always been my favorite summer drink.

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    christina says:


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    ColleenB. says:

    Honestly; I drink lots and lots of water and every once in a great while, I’ll have a glass of lemonade.
    Wonderful giveaway. Thank U 4 this giveaway opportunity.

  21. 21
    Wendy says:

    I am drinking Iced Green Sun Tea sweetened with Stevia liquid, so refreshing

  22. 22
    Sarah says:

    Iced coffee all the way!!

  23. 23
    Leslie says:

    I’m loving Vietnamese Cold brewed coffee right now. Would love to sip it out of these jars!

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    Cat Slate says:

    I am loving iced green tea with fresh mint from my garden. I sweeten it with local, raw honey.

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    Becky says:

    Mmm iced coffee! Freeze leftover coffee into ice cubes, then pour milk and cold coffee over the cubes and add a little vanilla extract, maybe a teaspoon or two of vanilla sugar. Easy cheap iced coffee drink!

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    debbie says:

    I have been drinking a lot of watermelon juice. When I cut up watermelon, I pour the juice into a cup and drink it throughout the day.

  27. 27
    Gen says:

    During the summer months I drink iced green tea with mint, water, and lemonade most of the time. I recently got a mason jar shaker so I’ll be trying a variety of jam-tinis this summer too.

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    Anita Jackson says:

    Mojitos are a Yummy summer drink I’ve been indulging in! Non-alcoholic versions are Just as Good, and I can have some Great ones in a big pint- 1/2 wide mouth. What a great jar for tall drinks!

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    Tammy B. says:

    It’s iced coffee for me this summer!!! In a mason jar, of course…

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    Patricia N. says:

    In the morning I have a smoothie with a protein powder added. I try to us a different fruit in each each day or a combination of fruits. Add a little plain yogurt to the mix and it is amazing. The rest of the day is cold well water.

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    Julie says:

    I’m an iced tea fan- – all year long.

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    Debbie S says:

    Always iced tea here in the south!

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    Maria says:

    Ohhhh, I love these! I drink from a quart jar all the time, but haven’t gotten my kids into it for fear of breaking glass. They still have to use those plastic sippies that never get clean. Ugh!

    This summer I’ve been drinking lots of water, with a dash of stevia and chlorophyll, and getting into a grape water kefir. Yum!!

  34. 34

    Iced tea and water are my drinks of choice this summer. I love the jar accessories! Thank you for offering this giveaway.

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    Maryann says:

    I’m drinking iced tea as well as iced coffee.

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    barbara n says:

    I love to brew sun tea and mix with a little bit of lemonade!

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    Caitlin Thompson says:

    I’m a big fan of homemade sodas. Right now I’ve got strawberry syrup as well as rhubarb cardamom vanilla syrup on hand to mix with fizzy water. So refreshing.

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    Anne Kittredge says:

    Espresso bel canto cold brewed with French vanilla coconut creamer!

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    Jess K says:

    I have started drinking Crio Bru with a bit of peppermint oil and some coconut oil or butter thrown in. It is like liquid brownie heaven. Especially when I use the peppermint oil. It is the perfect caffeine free pick me up.

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    Janet Mack says:

    What a fun little shop. I like the glass straws, I have some stainless ones that I am not all that fond of, feels weird when it hits you teeth. My summer cocktail this year is vodka, pink grapefruit juice with a slash of bubbly water, in a mason jar of course.

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    Carol T. says:

    I’m drinking homemade cold-pressed ice coffee, which is the EASIEST way to make coffee ever! I toss a cup of grounds and two cups of water into a mason jar and stick it in the fridge overnight – or longer! The longer it stays in the fridge, the more the gentle flavors come through – sweet, fruity…and never bitter! Just strain the grounds out (cheesecloth works great) and you’ve got coffee concentrate!

    Final part of the recipe: 1 part concentrate to 2 parts water and/or milk (I do 1:1:1, coffee concentrate:water:milk) and you’re golden. I’m using little to no sugar because there is NO bitterness this way! It’s the best way to make coffee – hot or cold. (if you want it hot, that’s what microwaves are for!)

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    Abby says:

    Getting the most our of my new mint plant– brown sugar mint lemonade for day time activities and mojitos for cocktail hour!

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    Darla says:

    I’m sorry to be rather boring. I was just saying I need a signature drink. I enjoy glass after glass of filtered water all day long. When I need a bit more flavor I go for an Arnold Palmer or iced chai.

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    Chris says:

    Is is possible to be addicted to iced tea? Also, I love my sodastream with variety of homemade flavorings.

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    Meg says:

    I’m drinking cold-brewed iced coffee!

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    Lynn says:

    Brewed Iced Tea is my go to outside of water.

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    Hannah M. says:

    Iced tea, for sure! mint and green, with a little lemon juice.

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    Danielle says:

    Lots and lots of iced coffee and iced tea!

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    Megan P. says:

    I’m just keeping my eyes open for things that sound cool and refreshing!

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    Charlene says:

    Homemade Sangria with lots of fresh fruit.