Giveaway: Aladdin Original Insulated Mason Tumbler

May 1, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Aladdin Original Insulated Mason Tumbler

Most of the time, this blog is dedicated to recipes, tutorials, and giveaways that feature items that help you cook, preserve, and keep your kitchen eco-system running smoothly. I focus on local foods, clean cookware, and useful things made from glass, metal, fabric, and wood.

However, once in a great while, something comes along that so thoroughly tickles my fancy that I decide it’s worth writing about, even if it happens to be made of plastic. This new insulated tumbler from Aladdin, made to look like a vintage mason jar, is just such an item.

Aladdin Original Insulated Mason Tumbler

Please disregard the small dent in the lid. It’s the result of user error and is a good reminder that it’s never wise to put small, crushable things underneath heavy, cast iron cookware during post-dinner clean-up.

I confess, I was totally taken by this tumbler from the very first moment I saw it and immediately contacted Aladdin, to see if they might want to do a giveaway. They were game and sent over four, one for me to use and live with, and three for me to share with my readers.

Having used this BPA-free tumbler for more than a month now, I’m still really enjoying it and the sheer novelty of having a faux jar. I often use it for iced tea and cold glasses of water and do appreciate the insulation (it keeps drinks colder and means that I don’t have to be vigilant about coaster usage).

Aladdin Original Insulated Mason Tumbler

I realize that this tumbler might not be for all my readers. I know that lots of you are working hard to remove every speck of plastic from your homes and so this item just doesn’t fit into your life. I respect and honor your choices, just as I hope you all will honor the fact that I get some joy from this tumbler and so simply wanted to share it.

If you find yourself equally enchanted by this tumbler and end up getting one yourself (giveaway or not), the nice folks at Aladdin would love to see your pictures of it in action! You can either share them on Pinterest or Facebook.

Now, to the giveaway! I have three of these tumblers to give away (thus, there will be three winners). Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post. I’m on vacation this week, so please share your very favorite vacation activity (for me, it’s sleeping late and exploring new cities).
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway open to all!
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Aladdin provided four tumblers, one for my use and three for giveaway, at no cost to me. No money changed hands and all opinions expressed in this blog post are entirely mine. 

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448 thoughts on "Giveaway: Aladdin Original Insulated Mason Tumbler"

  • I like eating breakfast at a restaurant on vacation. We hardly ever eat out, so it’s a fun and special treat!

  • I have passed the age of active vacations. My favorite vacation activity is a slow stroll on the beach gazing at the ocean and people watching.

  • Finding a little place that is full of locals, and taking in a new city from a low key point of view!

  • Mine would be biking, all the way! And eating. I love trying new foods wherever I’m on vacation, and some of my favorite vacation memories are of picking fruit: beach plums, coconuts, apples, blackberries, salal berries, hot pink cactus fruit.

  • I love that mug! So cute!

    We camp a fair amount and one of my favorite activities is just sitting around the campfire. At the end of last summer, we were camping in Lincoln City and I discovered a big patch of ripe blackberries right behind our campsite. I picked a bucket full and took them home for jam making. Fun!

  • Since I work at a botanical garden for a living I always love to check out horticultural sites, in addition to eating and walking my way through whatever city I am visiting.

  • I like doing all the things you usually do on vacation, shopping, sightseeing and of course eating things I shouldn’t.

  • Mine would be sleeping late, and investigating all random roadside attractions or points of interest.

  • hitting the beach is my favorite vacation destination, but any day where I can sleep late and eat whatever/whenever I want is a vacation indeed.

  • My favorite vacation activity…….sleeping whenever I want for as long as I want, and eating new foods in a new place.

  • my favorite vacation is intensly planned before so i don’t miss out on any good stuff, make a list, plan a route so not much backtracking, have a start date and return date, then just go for it and find the wonderful surprises along the way. have met some really facinating people doing that and tasted some yummy food. BUT and i say BUT i always have some type of container to keep water in on the road. this looks ideal for just that purpose

  • If the vacation is somewhere sunny, then reading on the beach with occasional dips in the water is the best! If it’s not warm, sleeping in and going out for brunch is a close second 🙂

  • Sleeping late is pretty hard to top, but I do enjoy souvenir shopping when on travel 😛 And eating things. You can’t not try the local cuisine <3

  • Whenever I go on vacation I like to do two things: 1) visit landmarks with historical meaning or manmade/natural phenomena or 2) sample the local cuisine!!!!

  • We always vacation in a new city that’s on our bucket list. We research local restaurants and find some great bakeries too!

  • We always vacation in a new city that’s on our bucket list. We research local restaurants and find some great bakeries too!

  • I love doing outdoor-sy things on vacation — hiking, swimming, etc. Getting out into the landscape!

  • Vacation- what’s that. My vacation is sitting and relaxing at night in from of the tv with a nice glass of tea. I watch Duck Dynasty all the time and think all of them drink from Mason jars. Personally I have never tred it but think it would be a great idea. Esp this one. Wouldn’t spill like a glass. LOL

  • It has been so long since I took a proper vacation, however, I love to find good restaurants and sample to local foods when I get the chance to go exploring. A long nap on a beach with nothing but the sound of the waves and the sun pouring over me is pretty far up there as fun to do too.

  • Spending time with friends and keeping it very low key with lots of food , bookstores , reading and love.

  • Best part of vacation is the escape from the everyday routine (and having no schedule). Getaways rejuvenate me! Have a wonderful vacation!

  • I love to relax on a beach at the ocean and have a picnic lunch for a short getaway, but for a real vacation, send me someplace new with lots of things to see, good shopping and great food in nice restaurants. I’d love a mug like that; I’m planning to have hand reconstruction surgery soon and plastic mugs are very difficult to find, but so necessary for the months I’ll be unable to use my dominant hand.

  • Sleeping late sounds wonderful! when I’m awake, I would spend the time knitting, spinning or weaving. My most relaxing hobbies!

  • Favorite vacation activities vary – if we travel to another country I love to experience the ethnic foods. We’ve been to Jamaica twice and love anything Jerk. Because we are farmers we like to see farming in other areas.

  • I love a good stay-cation, my self. The time at home to tackle projects, visit places in my local area like museums and shops that I never seem to get to, and just time with my loved ones relaxing. But when traveling – I love to see everything, and basically not stop moving unless I am sitting in front of a beautiful meal!

  • Reading would be my favorite activity, then people watching at whatever place I happen to find myself.

  • For this vacation I would suggest a chair on a beach with a Tennessee sipping whiskey-based drink in this particular glass.

  • My favorite vacation activity is to sit outside on the patio with a nice beverage and a good book or knitting project.

  • I love getting to do projects that have been put off for a long time, although to be honest I haven’t had a vacation in almost three years. I’ve got a lot of projects I need to get to.

  • My favorite activity is getting a coffee and exploring city streets. It makes me feel like a local. I also love to find the local microbreweries and I try to find someplace natural, like a park or scenic area to do a hike.

  • One of my favorite vacation activities is exploring a new city, seeing the local attractions, and trying favorite dining spots in the area.

  • I obviously don’t care if it’s plastic. Darn cute. Practical. Vacation? When DS was still living with us and we were living in that economic bubble, loved to go to Europe. Anywhere in Europe. Pop. Graduation. Goodbye DS. Now, favorite vacation is to Chicago to see DS. Which is really a rather nice city and doesn’t cost as much as Europe. Interesting foods. And they speak English. Hope your vacation was exciting.

  • Oh vacation, what’s that again? When it arrives, sleeping late and reading are the best. Preferably on a beach.

  • There is no Saturday better spent than that on a front porch, with a lemonade shandy, surrounded by tomato seedlings.

    Here’s hopin’ I’ll score that mug.

    Best,

    Ethan

  • I love this tumbler….it’s my favorite color too!! I’m on a small vacation right now too, we are visiting friends in the country, ie: cows, pigs, no neighbors style of country livin!!
    We love all of the stars at night, and the slow relaxing pace of life.

  • My favorite vacation activity is to find the hidden local gems away from tourists. Our family loves taking a chance on the “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants, because they usually turn out to be the best places to eat.

  • My husband and I love trying the local wines and beers when we go on vacation. Especially when there are fun new people to meet and share the experience with. This tumbler is so cute! Thanks for that chance to win one 🙂

  • Traveling in our RV with our oldest granddaughter (7). Can’t wait ’til our other two are old enough to join us!! 🙂

  • Vacationing means new foods, new sites…new new new! I refuse to do anything when I am vacationing that I can do at home.

  • My husband claims that I am terrible at vacationing. I want to visit every museum, examine every back street and eat local food. Travelling by public transit is probably my favorite.

  • This tumbler is too cute! Would love to take it on my next vacation, which ideally would include seeking out quilt shops, antique stores and local eateries.

  • This is adorable and beautiful. My fav vacation activity is sleeping. and reading. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • My favorite vacation activity is spending time with my (adult) children. It’s so great to have everyone together (which doesn’t happen nearly enough!). Seeing the person each has become makes me so proud of them.

  • It’s so cute! I love to live vicariously through your blog. While on vacation, I’m actually the opposite… I like to wake up early while everyone is still asleep and watch the sun come up in a new place. There’s something magical about enjoying that moment before the madness begins.

  • Camping in Minnesota with my husband. We have a vintage canvas pop up camper from the early 70’s, we set up in under an hour and start relaxing in whatever state park we’re in. Good food and drink, zero gravity chairs, books to read, many games of backgammon, and lots of hiking. Amazing times!

  • Ooops, my favorite would be just spending time with my husband and kids. No cleaning to be done, just quality time spent together.

  • My favorite vacation activity – sitting/reading/swimming/anything with a beach and warm sunny weather around

  • Since I travel with my puppy, I really enjoy walking my dog in a different city. New place=new smells and a very excited dog!

  • Our vacations usually involve camping in a tent, dutch oven biscuits and gravy and if it is cold enough, hot chocolate in the morning. I just had a baby though, so it will probably be at least another month before we get out…

  • vacations in the country ..under a shade tree…observing all of god’s blessings! bologna sandwich and ice tea and silent gratitude prayer! the best……..:)

  • Total relaxation! Before my husband and I started trying to have children we went on one last baby free vacation. The resort was lush and green with private hammocks hidden among trees and beautiful foliage. We made a point everyday of napping in one of the hammocks. I don’t know how many precious vacation hours we lost to these wonderful hammocks, but it was well worth it.

  • “Vacation” tends to take on new meaning, or completely lack meaning, after retirement! But, what it now means to me is getting together with out of town friends, either here, there, or somewhere in between. Nothing other than spending time together matters much. Might involve camping, sight seeing, or just sharing a meal. (And most likely swapping some food in jars!)

  • Yay for vacations, I’m on the last day of mine. Fly back to the states from Lisbon tomorrow morning! My favorite thing to do in a new city is visit a food market and try local specialties.

  • “Grounding” myself by walking barefoot in the surf then relaxing in a chair with a good mystery or spy novel. Have a fabulous vacation…be safe and have fun!