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. 

The Pint and a Half can also be found Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook. Make sure to follow them for new product news and occasional deals!

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

  1. 101
    Emilie says:

    It’s ice tea all summer!!!!

  2. 102
    nelle says:

    Iced tea, definitely. Strong and unsweetened.

  3. 103
    Odie says:

    I’m mostly doing iced tea and flavored waters right now. Have been kind of enjoying the “Arnold Palmer” on occasion too.

  4. 104
    Linn says:

    I’m drinking everything, as long as it’s of the cold or iced variety!

  5. 105
    Lizzy says:

    Mmm…Arnold Palmers all the way!

  6. 106
    Kerry says:

    Lately my DH and I have been fans of sunbrewed iced tea sweetened with simple syrup but I do love a good ‘fake-ito’ – an anytime version of a mojito with limeade and muddled mint. Delicious!

  7. 107
    Julie says:

    So far, just pure H20. 🙂 It seems to satisfy and is better for me as a diabetic!! Love the idea of all the options and also a little brush for cleaning is great!!

  8. 108
    Rose says:

    I have just started a new smoothie kick. This would be a great addition to m smoothies on the go!

  9. 109
    Carla says:

    Water, water and more water-sometimes flavored, sometimes not. It’s really hot (up to 110 degrees F) here in the summertime.

  10. 110
    Grand says:

    I am experimenting with herbs, lemon aid, and sun tea in of course mason jars. It is so hot already here in Tennesse that iced fern flavored teas are my indulgence .

  11. 111
    Jesss says:

    I’ve been really really really into iced tea this summer, but I recently made a grapefruit & strawberry & ginger juice (smoothie? blended thing) that was great. I threw in a cucumber for good measure, and it was so refreshing.

  12. 112
    Amy says:

    water water everywhere (with a little fruit thrown in)

  13. 113
    Terry says:

    Mostly water, sometimes with lemon or lime. It hasn’t gotten to the hot part of summer here yet. Sweet tea will kick in then.

  14. 114
    Anoush says:

    My favorite drink for summer is Trader Joe’s Dixie peach. The flavor is the absolute epitome of summer for me. 🙂

  15. 115
    Rebecca says:

    With the heat, I’ve been drinking juices that I make in my juicer and poured over ice. My favorite combo right now is beet, kale, apple, and ginger!

  16. 116
    Suzannah says:

    Suntea and homemade Gatorade,which I discovered while pregnant under the name Labor-ade, Ha! So good. Bacially it’s lemonade with salt, baking soda in it. I sweeten with Maple Syrup. yum.

  17. 117
    Karin says:

    I’ve been mixing homemade pineapple-apple-mint juice with club soda, extra lime, and coconut rum. The perfect summer drink!

  18. 118
    jill says:

    I’m drinking mojitos made with mint syrup.. . So easy, and it would look great in one of these jars!

  19. 119
    Kat H. says:

    Ooh, I got a tea blend called coconut creame from a local shop. It’s a rooibos based tea with coconut and a little bit of pineapple in it. I’ve been drinking it iced and I really, really like it.

  20. 120

    I’m completely obsessed with SMASHES these days! Smooshable fresh fruit, a small amount of sugar (both for sweetness and to help break down the fruit), some citrus for acidity and balance, 3 or 4 tablespoons of liquor/liqueur, and something fizzy to top it off. My latest successes: blackberries + tequila and blueberries + gin.

  21. 121
    Alexa W says:

    It is mostly water for me during the summer but I do love a nice cold Leinenkugel Summer Shandy!

  22. 122
    Joy says:

    Summer has renewed our smoothie obsession. The jar sleeve would be perfect for that.

  23. 123
    Andrea says:

    Iced tea all summer, all year. Home brewed with a little peppermint thrown in for freshness. Unsweetened.

  24. 124
    Melissa says:

    Iced jasmine tea, with a slice of lemon or lime!

  25. 125
    Kim S says:

    Ah! Lavender lemonade! My iPad is possessed!

  26. 126
    Maddie K H says:

    I’ve been drinking a variety of fruity pink wines. With ice cubes in it. No shame!

  27. 127
    Angela S says:

    Iced tea and fruited water are refreshing all summer

  28. 128
    Meryl says:

    Good old H20 by the gallon!

  29. 129
    Megan says:

    I’m saving your rhubarb syrup I made earlier this year for some cocktails this summer!

  30. 130
    vika says:

    I will be drinking lots of home-brewed iced coffee and lemonade.

  31. 131
    Michelle says:

    Iced tea!

  32. 132
    Susanne says:

    I just purchased a Coffee Sock coldbrew kit and will be honing my iced coffee recipe!

  33. 133
    Susan says:

    Herbal applemint iced tea, once the applemint comes back to life again! It’s funny…. I don’t like regular iced tea, just herbal!!

  34. 134
    Andrea says:

    Mostly iced tea (as someone above said: strong and unsweetened is the only way to go here), but I do love an occasional shrub!

  35. 135
    Maggie C. says:

    Arnold Palmer is my summer go to drink. I’ve been experimenting with different teas this summer.

  36. 136
    Danielle says:

    Sun tea! Brewed in a 1/2 gallon vintage blue jar and consumed from a quart jar with the ball straw top!

  37. 137
    Christina says:

    Kombucha tea

  38. 138

    diluted tea, diluted kombucha, carbonated water with a spoonful of shrub – all good.

  39. 139
    Christina says:

    Cocktails, always. But this year I am going to start checking out shrubs. I have some rhubarb in the fridge that’s just screaming to be shrubbed up.

  40. 140
    Ellen says:

    Right now I’m obsessed with homemade syrups for sodas. Successes: celery, mint, rosemary, lemon/rosemary, lemon/rose, cardamom, cardamom/coffee, and cinnamon/coffee. I’ve also learned how not to make orange/basil, but I’ll try that one again because I feel like it should work…

  41. 141
    Margo says:

    Half iced tea, half lemonade. I think they’re called Arnold Palmers. Very refreshing!

  42. 142

    Iced coffee!!! There is nothing more refreshing (to me) than a jar (yes I drink it from a jar) of homemade iced coffee!

  43. 143
    Taryn says:

    Water flavored with citrus and/or herbs! You stay hydrated and it tastes amazing!

  44. 144
    Jennifer says:

    Water during the day, and sparkling water shrubs in the evening. So refreshing!!!

    (oh my goodness, the pint and a half store! love!)

  45. 145
    Allison says:

    Vodka infused with vanilla and rhubarb, over ice
    (plus sugar, because otherwise it would taste like sour burning)

  46. 146
    Marilyn says:

    plain seltzer — has the bubbles I love and coldness without the sugar

  47. 147
    barbara says:

    I love raspberry ginger ale i make at home. And shrubs are great. Oh, and blueberry basil martinis 😉

  48. 148
    Lindsey says:

    I love to drink during a backyard get together mango vodka and seven up. It has such a summer time flavor and is refreshing on a hot day

  49. 149
    tina bradford says:

    Iced tea and iced coffee. .. yummy

  50. 150
    Simone says:

    I bought a nut milk bag and I have finally mastered an iced coffee recipe for the summer!