Giveaway: $100 in Jar Credit From Fillmore Container

June 23, 2014(updated on October 3, 2018)

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 thoughts on "Giveaway: $100 in Jar Credit From Fillmore Container"

  • I would definitly use it for jars. I am going to be in need for quite a few bottles for all the vinegar I am making now.

  • I’ve been interested in canning and preserving for years and have never gotten around to getting equipment. I would most definitely look into getting some basic supplies for starting canning. 🙂

  • I would love to buy a bunch of the Ball Blue Canning Jars – Regular Mouth Mason Pints for canning!

  • I think I’d spend one hundred smackers on some of those awesome 4 oz shortie jars. And some ginormous jars for craft supplies.
    And some accessories.
    And maybe a cookbook.
    I might want pretty much everything. I love containers.

  • I have loved canning since I grew up with my Grandmother doing so much of it. I am a mother to 8 children and grandmother to 4 so do a lot of gifts at Christmas with my jarred preserves. I would love to shop for new jars and accessories. I worked the hard way to get most of my jars–garage sales, attics, etc. and give a good portion away.

  • If I were to win, I would spend the money buying jars of different shapes and sizes. I collect cookbooks and would love yours, however I plan on being at your book signing in SF tomorrow, so I would have the best cookbook available on this site. I live in an area where farms are everywhere and I can pick my own fruit and many farms are organic so I go to those, I love taking my grandchildren to pick with me they just love it, and I dress the girls in cute aprons and silly hats and we have the best day then come home and clean the fruit and start canning. this year I have a spare room for all my canning supplies and goods, I could really use new jars that don’t look like I got them at the local hardware store. I love these jars and as soon as I can afford to buy some I will. Canning season has just began in my household.

  • I have been making pickle and jam wedding favors as gifts to friends who are getting married. I would love to continue doing this and I think the Fillmore credit would help me continue to gift these gifts to my friends!

  • I make pickle and jam wedding favors as gifts to friends who are getting married. I would love to continue to gift these favors to them and I hope to use the jar credit to purchase more jars.

  • What Would I do with a hundred extra dollars to spend in a place that would bring me to tears! Happy tears of course!! I love to can, have been canning since I was about 8 when my grandmother taught us how to capture the essence of summer in peach butter.

    What would I do?? First I would cry! Then I would buy some of your amazing books, which I put on my wish list for my birthday and Christmas. The next thing I would do is buy some of those really dandy hexagon jars, that would really take my Christmas gifts to another level, a level of awesomeness!

    And if I still had some money left over, I would buy more of the heritage blue mason jars, they really make your canning look classy.

    Thank you for this incredible give away! I really enjoyed your blog and can’t wait to read more!
    Victoria Moore

  • Wow! I just found you today. What good timing. I love the hex jars and the plain little jars. I also love some of the accessories. I could definitely spend that money quickly.

  • Jars, jars, jars! I’m also a jar junkie and never seem to have just the right size, especially for gifting things from my kitchen. What a nice opportunity. Thanks for offering it.

  • This is my first full summer of canning and I have all kinds of plans to can enough peaches and tomatoes to last us all through the winter months! So I’d definitely buy lots of jars – enough for small jelly jars, medium jars for some chutneys, and large jars for whole canned fruits.

  • Wow! I didn’t know there were all these different kinds of jars. I would buy all kinds. I am starting all over with canning and I don’t have anything so this would really come in handy!

  • I’d love to buy a new canner! I have my eye on the 20 Qt. Stainless Steel Water Bath Canner! That would make for a very fun summer at my house!

  • What a neat bunch of stuff they have. Love the vintage green jars, the amber growler, and the muth honey jar!

  • My daughter and I had our first canning project today and used all 8 jars we had purchased.We made Strawberry Basil Jam. Your blog was very helpful. We would like to do more canning in the near future and a $100 at Fillmore Container would help.

  • I would buy jars! Just did an inventory and found I REALLY need small jars for gifting. Please,please,please!

  • Jars! All I have found around me is Ball brand, and I love the shapes of the Fillmore Containers!

  • I would love to start canning as my raspberries are starting to come in. It would be a fun new activity to do with my kids. I will get lots of jars and equipment to get started.

  • Contrary to what my husband says, you can never have enough jars! Big, small, and anywhere in between – the hex jars and the straight sided jars would be a welcome addition to my collection. Thanks

  • I would totally go for a lot of those 1.5oz jars to make my jamming go further- I love sharing 🙂

  • I would buy all of needed equipment make this summer my first canning experience! I would buy all the supplies to be outfitted to can year round — and have gifts to give in darling jars for Christmas!!! Can’t wait to try to make my grandmother’s watermelon rind pickles!!

  • I would definitely buy jars and lids. The hexagon jars are perfect for gifting some of your jam and butter recipes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • My garden is getting ready to burst. I don’t want to throw out produce this year so I’m looking for ways to ‘save’ my veggies. I’m surfing for pickle recipes while wondering JUST how much it’s gonna cost to get jars. How cool would it be to get some beautiful jars from this company?!

  • More jars!!! Can you ever really have enough? Plus I love the straight side ones so I can freeze with them.

  • Definitely jars. I give so many of my preserves and pickles away that I’m constantly buying more.

  • Hmmmmm. They have so many wonderful things that it’s hard to decide how I’d spend a windfall of $100. I think I’d probably get candle-making supplies, because I’ve always wanted to try candle-making and have never gotten around to it.

  • What a great giveaway! $100 for me would be spent on some of those super cute jars that would perfect for Christmas gifts this year!

  • Little jars for sharing small batches and bottles for kombucha are on my list, but the truth is cookbooks and giant pickle jars and lots of amber bottles might find their way in, too.

  • Love all the jars @ Fillmore Container! So many to choose from. I would definitely get some honey jars for the upcoming lavender honey harvest from our hives and frosted jars to make lavender soy candles.

  • I have just started caning this summer. I used to help my mom and grandmas when I was younger, but hadn’t attempted any thing on my own since they have all been gone for over 10 years. I started with some easy strawberry freezer jam last month and just picked wild blackberries this morning. Would love to win the funds to get the equipment I need to get going in earnest.

  • First off, I’d use the credit to buy lids for all those jars of jam I’ve purchased from others which aren’t standard mason jars! They’re all perfectly lovely jars, but oh, finding lids to fit them is nearly impossible. After that, I’d simply buy a little of everything. My pantry isn’t nice and neat, it’s full of different sizes and shapes of jars and that’s just how I like it.

  • I would get a few cookbooks and canning items just first batch of jam this morning and I can already tell this is a new fun hobby! 🙂

  • What a great giveaway! I have been eyeing the 24oz “tall boy” jars and I am always in the mood for a new cookbook. I am happy that Fillmore carries Cuppow products, too.

  • I would spend it on jars and lids – this will be the first summer I try to preserve our garden’s bounty with canning.

  • I learned of Fillmore as a result of you posting about them here. This Christmas I purchased some sweet maple syrup bottles that I used for flavored vinegar that we gave as gifts. Their customer service was great and the package arrived quickly, which was a godsend because I waited a bit late to get the order in. I’d love to purchase more of those to make some more flavored vinegars so that is what I’d use the $100 for.

  • I’m just dipping a toe into the waters of preserving – I need *everything* – this would definitely let me get my feet wet! I would get jars and lids for sure!

  • I am in knee deep in tomatoes! Definitely would be getting some quart jars for canning. Also would get some freezer jars for peach freezer jam. Yum!

  • I’m interested in trying the French milk jars for tomato sauce! I’d also get a new funnel and maybe some other accessories. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway

  • This will be only my second season and I have learned I prefer the wide mouth jars. I would also love some jars for holiday jams and a cook book or two.

  • my girlfriends and i are getting together every day for a week in august and canning/pickling something! one day pickled cauliflower and asparagus, the next day apricot jam, walnut pesto (walnuts fresh from the orchard in fresno)… i think we might even be making our own ginger beer! so we will need the small 1.5 oz. 12 sided jars for the pesto, the 4 oz. jars for the jam and the 8 oz or 12 oz jars for the asparagus pickles. and if we have enough money left a food in jars cookbook!

  • Like you, I am sort of a crazy jar person, so I think I would use my $100 to buy a whole bunch of jarw with the appropriate closures. I am having fun canning in my mini-tulip Weck jars but they were a splurge!

  • wonderful selection , and I think that the 4oz straight sided jars for gifts of blackberry jam that smell just like summer

  • I’d probably get some jars and some accessories. Maybe a cookbook. I’m betting they’d still end up getting some cash from me, too.

  • I have lost 100 pounds and still have a ways to go. I am eating healthy foods and cooking a lot. I learned canning from my mom and would buy a variety of jars and lids for making jelly and canning veggies. I am teaching a few neighbors how to can, and love passing on this tradition!

  • There is too much to say exactly what I’d get- but the lids with holes for straws are cool, cookbooks are always great, and you can never have too many canning jars!

  • Wow, thanks for the chance in such a great giveaway! (Thanks Fillmore Container, too!) I’ve always loved glass jars, even before I started preserving. I think I would get a bunch of the straight-sided jars, because I get annoyed at the “quilted nonsense” as you so aptly put it. 😀 I’d probably get a few of the Ball Elite 8 oz. jars because I find them cute, and maybe a case of teeny-tiny 1.25 oz jars, just because they’re tiny!

  • Jars, Jars, & many more jars. Summer is upon us and I find myself woefully low on jars. How sad is that??? LOL

  • I would definitely buy a book on canning (maybe even the Ball blue book, I am fairly new to this!) and some interesting shaped jars. Love the hex jars!

  • More jars for me. I’m really jar obsessed. And I’m really excited about getting SMOOTH jars.

  • I just started canning so I would love to use some of the smaller jars to test out batches! I love how you can get some odd sizes that you cannot locate in stores!

  • I’ve just started preserving fruit and marmalades. I’d go crazy with the jars and maybe get your cookbook too!

  • Wow, $100! I’d buy jars and lids – and maybe some fun labels, too. Just started my summer canning today – 24 quarts of strawberries!

  • I’ve been canning for a few decades and because I give away so many jars of jam, pickles and preserves, I’m forever hunting for more jars of all sizes for the next season’s bounty.

  • Those jars are SO much nicer than the quilted jars I’ve been using. Would love new and assorted jars for my jam-making freenzy. This is my second season after an easy 30 year hiatus. Who knew smooth was so aesthetic! Aside from personal use, I’ve been giving jam as holiday gifts at the school I work at. Went [organic] strawberry picking for the first time ever today.] OMG I so need a good jam thermometer too. With all the wonderful blogs I’m reading on canning there are an array of cookbooks I’d like to add to my collection. Still on the top of the list is the jars! thanks

  • I just picked about 4lbs of Mulberries and will get a great start as a new comer to a great hobby and the way of life known as canning!