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Giveaway: Cuppow & BNTO Jar Adapters

Want to up your packed lunch, picnic, and snack game? This week, Cuppow is offering five $20 gift codes up to the Food in Jars community! Use the widget at the bottom of the post to enter!

During the winter months, I can happily spend week after week working away at my dining room table or perched at my desk (located behind the television), without feeling even a little bit restless. Many a day has passed when I haven’t so much as stepped toe outside my apartment building. But as soon as the weather begins to warm and the days lengthen, I start to feel squirrelly.

Lately, staying inside has made me feel fidgety, as if the walls of my apartment are a particularly itchy and confining wool sweater. And so, I’ve been changing my patterns and heading outside.

Some days, I only go as far as my neighborhood coffee shop or the covered concrete patio that juts off on the west side of my apartment building. Other days (far more infrequent than I’d like), I blow off work entirely and visit a friend who moved about an hour away this time last year and had a sweet baby boy back in December.

The one thing that all these outings have in common is my devotion to always packing a snack. As someone who tries to eat well most of the time but is highly susceptible to bakery cases and bags of chips at the check-out counter, being prepared is hugely helpful in avoiding temptation.

Lately, I’ve been reaching for my stash of BNTO jar adapters from Cuppow to help me pack up portable and waste-free snacks (because even when you do find a relatively virtuous snack in the world, the amount of packaging is enough to drive an environmentally minded person a little bit crazy).

On the particularly day pictured here, I filled jars with carrot sticks, apple slices, and yogurt with a dollop of quince jam. Into the BNTO adapters, I put peanut butter, hummus, and a bit of granola (embarrassingly, it was not homemade). Some homemade cold brew went into a wide mouth pint, with one of my original Cuppow lids secured on top for easy sipping.

With picnic season upon us, I encourage you all to spend a few minutes thinking about how you pack up your sandwiches, snacks, and treats. Perhaps a new BNTO or two would make the process more streamlined and less wasteful!

To that end, for this week’s giveaway, our friends at Cuppow are up five gift codes worth $20 a piece. Five lucky Food in Jars readers will each win one code to redeem over at the Cuppow website. You can choose from Cuppow lids, BNTO jar adaptors, Mason Taps, and CoffeeSocks! Use the widget below to enter.

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Disclosure: Cuppow is a Food in Jars sponsor and are providing the codes for this giveaway at no cost to me. Products pictured were sent for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed here are mine alone.

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Links: Jam Bars, Kinda Bars, and Winners

honey sweetened lemon curd

Friends, things are quite sad over here at Food in Jars HQ. My mother-in-law died on Sunday morning. She had spent the last nine months struggling with metastatic colorectal cancer and had gone into hospice just a week and a half ago. We knew the end was near, but we didn’t expect it to arrive quite so quickly. Right now, we’re wading through the details and arrangements, trying to keep our heads above the fog of grief.

I have a couple posts lined up for the next few days, but on the whole, posting it going to be a little bit slow around these parts during the later part of this week. Thank you for your compassion and understanding.

Now, some links.

New Cuppow Colors - Food in Jars

Here are the winners in last week’s Cuppow/BNTO giveaway.

I will email all the winners in the next couple days. And don’t forget to enter the Beyond Canning giveaway I’m running this week. It’s such a fantastic book!

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Giveaway: Cuppow Lids and BNTO Adaptors

New BNTO Colors - Food in Jars

Our friends over at Cuppow have been really busy lately. Not only have they added more colors to their line-ups of Cuppow drink lids and BNTO jar lunchbox adaptors, they’ve added the most beautifully packaged laundry powder from The Simply Co. to their shop that I’ve ever seen (it comes in a sturdy, reusable 32 ounce jar!).

New Cuppow Colors - Food in Jars

In case you’re unfamiliar with Cuppow, they are the makers of the original mason jar drink lid adaptor and the inventor of the BNTO, which allows you to transform a mason jar into a two-part food storage (great for picnics and snacks on the go). Whenever I know that I’m going to be away from home for most of the day, I tuck some cut fruit into a jar and pop a BNTO in on top and pour some nuts into it. Nothing better to prevent lousy snacking that being prepared!

BNTO Angle - Food in Jars

The nice folks at Cuppow just sent me a box of their drink lids and BNTOs so that I can share them with you guys. There will be six winners in this giveaway, and each winner will get a Cuppow lid and BNTO. I’ll do my best to make sure everyone gets their preferred colors, but that sort of thing isn’t always possible.

Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you’d put a Cuppow lid or BNTO into action in your life.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, March 5, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Cuppow is a Food in Jars sponsor and is providing these giveaway units at no cost to me. However, all opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

Giveaway: Cuppow Total Collection Gift Pack

Cuppow lids

Okay jar lovers, I have a very fun giveaway for you all this week from Cuppow. As many of you probably know, they make fab drink lids and snack cup convertors for mason jars out of BPA-free, recycled plastic (and they’re a regular Food in Jars sponsor. Thanks guys!). These are highly useful tools that mean less waste and more canning jar fun for all.

BNTO containers

In the past when I’ve offered giveaways from Cuppow, they’ve been the sort where there are a large number winners and everyone gets a single Cuppow lid or BNTO. This time, instead of doling out one piece per person, I’m giving away the Total Collection Gift Pack to a single winner. This lucky individual will get six Cuppow lids (one in every side and color they make), and five BNTO cups (in blue, green, pink, orange, and clear). You can choose to share out your bounty with friends, or keep it all for your household.

BNTO

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your travel plans this holiday season (after all, Cuppow transforms your mason jar into a travel mug!). Whether you’re flying across the country or walking to your neighbor’s house, I want to know.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I can not accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: Cuppow is a sponsor of this site and has provided both samples of their product for my use as well as the gift pack for this giveaway. However, all opinions expressed here remain my own. 

Giveaway: BNTO from Cuppow

stack of BNTO

Back in July, the folks who make the Cuppow launched a new product. Called BNTO, it’s a 6 ounce plastic cup that fits snugly into a wide mouth mason jar, making it possible for you to pack a whole meal into a single jar.

It’s a handy item if you’re the type who is mildly jar obsessed (no shame in that) and likes to tote your meals to and fro while creating as little waste as possible. We use it a lot around my household for the packing of carrot sticks and hummus (one of my husband’s favorite mid-day snacks), but it’s also particularly good for yogurt and granola.

BNTOs in a box

Because we’re now smack dab in the middle of the start-of-school, pack-a-lunch season, the Cuppow team and I thought it would be fun to give away a whole bunch of BNTOs. Ten, in fact. Pretty nice of them, huh? Here’s how to enter to be one of the ten winners.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a favorite packed lunch memory. Did you have a favorite lunch box as a kid? Or did you leave your milk in your thermos over the weekend, only to have it explode when your mom opened it on Sunday night? (Not that I’d know anything about that!)
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Cuppow is a sponsor of this website and has provided the ten BNTOs for this giveaway. They also sent me a few to use earlier in the year at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain my own. 

Introducing BNTO! New Product From the Makers of Cuppow

bnto

Fun news, jar lovers! Today, the folks that make the Cuppow have released a new product that I predict will have a giant impact on how we use canning jars to tote meals and snacks. Called the BNTO (a nod to the Japanese bento boxes that served as inspiration), it’s a 6 ounce cup made in the USA from recycled and BPA-free plastic, that nests into a wide mouth mason jar.

bnto in use from Cuppow

What it does is give you the ability to stash both wet and dry ingredients in a single jar. This means that your granola won’t get soggy, you can keep your peanut butter off your apple slices or crackers, and you can even pack up chips and salsa in a single container.

bnto in a jar

It’s designed to work with a canning jar lid and ring. The rim of the BNTO has raised strip which nestles into the sealing compound in the lid and creates a leakproof seal. You’ll notice that the ring doesn’t tighten quite as far as it does with just a lid, but there’s still plenty of space to ensure security.

For more on BNTO, click over to the Cuppow website. There’s a video here that will give you a peek at all BNTO can do.

Disclosure: The folks at Cuppow sent me a couple of samples of the BNTO to try out. They are also a sponsor of this site. Even if I had no relationship with them, I’d still think that this was a super cool product. 
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