Giveaway: Fillmore Container $50 Gift Codes

June 15, 2015(updated on October 3, 2018)

Just some of the fun gear at the @fillmorejars booth at the PA Farm Show!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Fillmore Container. They are a jar distributor based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and they sell a whole world of jars, accessories, lids, cookbooks, and other great gear.

straight sided jars

Two lucky winners will each get a $50 gift code with which they can order anything they want from the wide array of gear that Fillmore sells. While the choices are entirely up to the winners, I thought it might be fun to suggest a few of my favorite things from their online store.

First up are the jars. They carry the entire line of Ball/Kerr jars and have often been my source for my beloved wide mouth half pint jars. However, because they also sell to commercial canners, you can also get fun, unbranded, smooth-sided jars. I particularly like the squat regular mouth half pints and the super smooth quarter pint jars you see pictured above. If you want jars that will take a label nicely, these are your best bet.

four sizes of hex jars

For even more exotic jar options, there are always the hex jars. These close with lug lids and give your home canning a professional look. For instructions on how to work with these jars, make sure to read this post. Another fun jar in their stock is the French Square Bottle. I love these for stashing batches of homemade iced tea.

jar cherry pitter

If you’re all set on the jar front, there’s still fun stuff to be had at Fillmore. I am a huge fan of this old-style cherry pitter that screws on to a regular mouth mason jar. It makes quick work of pitting cherries and catches all the pits right in the jar. For those of you just starting out with this whole food preservation thing, the six piece canning set should be the first thing in your shopping cart.

stars on paper straws

If you have a 4th of July party on the calendar next month, think how fun and festive it would be to have a jar of these red and blue paper straws out to go with your drinks. If you’re sipping out of jars, pair them with these one piece lids with drink holes to prevent spills.

4th burner pot

Last, but not certainly least is the 4th burner pot. Fillmore Container just recently added this sturdy little pot to their inventory and I couldn’t be more pleased. I use this pot as a small batch canner, for heating pickling brine, and as a blanching pot for little batches of beans and asparagus. When not canning, it gets pressed into service to heat stock for risotto, to bring water to a boil for iced tea, and to hard boil eggs. It’s one of the hardest working pieces of cookware in my kitchen.

This week, Fillmore is giving away one of these handy pots, so make sure to head over to their blog to enter.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for one of $50 gift certificates!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you’d spend $50 on the Fillmore Container website.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
  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: Fillmore Container is providing the gift codes for this giveaway. They sent me the some of the jars and gear pictured above. They are also a Food in Jars sponsor and so do help contribute to the running of this site. 

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1,103 thoughts on "Giveaway: Fillmore Container $50 Gift Codes"

  • I’d buy some more jars of course! I’m a big fan of the wide mouth half pints and have ordered them from Filmore Container in the past.

  • I have to have some of those fabulously non boring lids & jars. Oh yeah, and the stainless canning funnel.

  • Oh, so many choices! Still need a stainless steel canning funnel and would select some other “optional” goodies from all the wonderful things Fillmore has. They have the BEST selection of jars, so, some of those would be on my wish list.

  • I couldn’t get past that 4th burner pot. So cool, so versatile. Then there’s always pectin and need lids.

  • I would use the gift card for hex jars to contain my very first batch of honey from my honeybees this year 🙂

  • I would love to have your book as well as many, many other things that Fillmore offers. I have yet to have a complaint about any product from Fillmore. I have a long wish list.

  • Win $50 Contest
    I would get rid of all my old plastic storage containers and replace with glass jars, large and small, with tops for storing leftovers and other food. The glass goes into the microwave and the glass is a healthier, safer food storage container. Another great benefit of the glass jars is they use less space in the refrigerator and you can see what is in there more easily!!

  • With $50 from Fillmore containers, I could buy the fancy jars to hold the beautiful maple syrup produced on our farm.

  • I would gladly spend the $50 Jars & Lids ! ! ! ! ! ! They have GREAT ones 🙂 That Fourth Burner Pot is such a good idea!

  • I love Fillmore jars, just bought a bunch to use at my wedding! I would buy some jar for my new home, for canning, drinking, and sharing!

  • The 4th burner pot, for sure! Or, jars I haven’t tried yet. Or, fancy jar toppers. So many great choices!

  • I love Fillmore Container. I just used the 9oz. and 6oz hex jars for my strawberry jam and they are beautiful. I would love to buy some more of those and to also find some great jars for my pickles since my cucumber plants are getting ready to overwhelm me.

  • I would definitely use this for canning supplies that are very needed. I already have the handled 32 oz mason jars and my husband really loves them, while my daughter prefers the pint size handled mason jars. Thanks.

  • I’d use that gift certificate to replace some of my canning gear. I’ve had a couple pieces get lost and damaged during a move and haven’t had the chance to get new stuff yet.

  • i would buy more jars for jam i make it and give it to the elderly at my church for the holidays,
    there 1/2 pint jars are my favorite.

    dona

  • What a great giveaway- thanks for hosting it! I recently discovered Filmore Containers and could not be happier with the service and quality of product so far, and delivery has been sooooo fast for me! This is a great company you have here!

    I would use the gift certificate to buy apothecary style candle jars and spray bottles for aroma therapy room spray.

    Good lock to all who enter the contest! Happy creating!
    ~Love and Light to all~
    Lori

  • NEED those lovely Ball/Kerr wide mouth jars. Canning season is upon us. Thanks for the chance

  • I would definitely spend all $50 on even more canning jars! They’re taking over my house (mostly full) but I can’t get enough!!!

  • I just visited their warehouse and bought 15 cases of jelly jars. So, I think I would buy some more Jelly Jars!

  • Definitely more jars! The wild black raspberries on our property have given up over 4 quarts in the last few days…10 jars of jam are currently cooling on the counter…I gave my husband a small sample – he grabbed a bowl and headed out to pick more!

  • I’d buy some hex 9 oz. jars with gold button lids, and
    pack them with tasty homemade jams! Fillmore is
    what I dream about at night, the endless possibilities.

  • If I won the $50 I would use it to buy more canning supplies. I currently teach women in my family and all of my children (boys and girls) the importance of canning, how it eliminates food waste, and how it helps keep your family healthy. That means $50 would go towards improving the knowledge about food preservation for 4 adults and 6 children (all mine by the way!!!)

  • I just discovered Fillmore Containers….wow can’t wait to try your products. They look to be very competitive with my current suppliers. I am a huge mason jar fan and create a variety of wedding and craft items with them including candles. I just love the variety of mason jar tops you have…from daisy to the coin lids. If I would win the $50 gift certificate, I would purchase a variety of mason jars, my favorite being the 4 oz. Of course, I would need to get all sorts of lids to use with each mason jar! Thanks for offering the opportunity to save!

  • I would buy some of the square dairy bottles for making fruit concentrate for homemade fruit sparkling water.

  • the 4th burner pot is amazing & something I know I would use a lot & the Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Funnel would be the 2 things I would purchase if I won

  • If I won I would get a bunch of jars and probably a canning cookbook. I have a lot of things left on my summer canning list 🙂

  • I would spend the gift card on spray bottles so I can share my love for essential oil DIY products with those that I love, as well as jars and latch bottles for fermenting foods/kombucha so I can share the health!!!

  • I would purchase some mason jar glasses and lids for my mother’s surprise 70th birthday party!

  • They have so many things I want and need it is hard to choose what I would buy. I’m sure I would get some 1/4 pt. and 1/2 pt. jars for my dried herbs. The 5th burner pot would be so handy during canning season. Pint jars for my strawberry freezer jam, They have so many nice things to choose from.

  • Wonderful company… Prices are great! Hmm…. How would I spend my winnings? Jars, nah -good for the moment. I’m thinking some Pomona’s pectin, the 4th burner pot or perhaps the cherry pitter. All good!

  • That Fourth Burner Pot looks so intriguing. I think I’ll have to get that. And those hexagon jars are so cute!

  • I’m like a kid in a candy store when I’m browsing the Fillmore Container website! With $50 to spend, I’d stock up on Pomona’s Pectin, treat myself to the lovely Elite Ball Widemouth Jars, and get some generic 8-ounce and 4-ounce canning jars.

  • We definitely need to get proper tools of the trade. We only have the basics, so we’d love to be able to increase our storage abilities.

  • I would use the $50 from Fillmore Container to buy glass jars to organize my dry goods like beans, pasta, rice, etc. so my pantry will look nice and neat!

  • I would spend it on the jars. I like the half pints and hex jars, but wide mouth jars are great too. That pot looks interesting too.

  • Fillmore Container has gorgeous products and I have been coveting the beautiful 1.5 gallon Lancaster Beverage Containers for my home-brewed Kombucha! They would allow me to switch over from single batch to continuous brewing.

  • How would I spend $50? Gee, it would be easier to ask what I would NOT spend it on. Just having a few minutes to think about this and searching the site for a few moments I would be torn between the Heritage Hill Jars with the glass lids which I use to store my flours, sugars, and all sorts of dry ingredients in for my baking. I am a “hobby” baker and cake decorator and I purchase AP flour and 10X sugar and granulated sugar in bulk sizes and keep about the two gallon size up and active on the counter ready to go at any give time. However, there are an awful lot of small gift size jars I see that would be nice to fill with ALL SORTS of recipes I’ve been finding over the past year to do up as gifts. I’ve done peach pies “to go” in the “quilted” jelly jars for the bake sale I contribute to every year at the carnival held by the local Fire Company. The ladies auxiliary holds a large back sale each evening and as I’m a prolific baker I’m asked to contribute each year. That’s fine, I don’t mind helping out at all. I GREATLY enjoy having my work used in ways to help others in the community and the church. I do a lot of baking for my church also so I like items from Fillmore which I can use in this manner.

    I will take a moment and mention something I used canning and jelly jars of ALL sizes, from the small 4 ounce, both regular and wide mouth jars up to half gallon size in creating an organizational system for the MASSIVE amounts and most especially the numerous different numbers of cake decorating items. I have in every color one can imagine edible pearls, glitter, sprinkles, candies and so much more. There are countless “chips” in chocolate, peanut butter, lemon, milk, semi-sweet, dark plus every candy possible for making gingerbread houses and so on and so forth. If you know anyone who does cake decorating and candy making then you’ll understand how MANY different items there can be. Some of these items, especially sprinkles, etc., are in small amounts which large jars won’t well for so the small jelly jars are perfect. To see various displays using all the jars just do a search on the Internet and there are a all sorts of galleries. It took me from after the holidays until about Easter working on it some each week, it was a LONG process but WELL worth the effort.

    Finally, I’m VERY interested in this 4th burner system which I have heard about here for the very first time. I’m always interested in anything that provides more workspace and additional room.

  • I would love to start my canning hobby with some awesome supplies from Fillmore Container! What a great website!

  • I’m just getting into canning since we now have the space for storing it in out new home, so I’d be buying the essentials!!

  • How would I spent $50 at Fillmore container? Well, I have really been wanting to get a BNTO… I think it would work well for adding granola to parfaits, actually. 🙂 And of course the wide variety of fun jars is always interesting — especially those with smooth sides. I think I’d probably end up spending more than $50 in the end, but I’d enjoy it the whole time!

  • I think that I would buy some cracker jars and recant some of the stored legumes and grains in my pantry.

  • I normally use plain old Ball jars. But with a gift certificate, I’d probably upgrade to some nice jars for gift giving!

  • I cannot wait to get organized if i win the $50! Plus gift giving my cakes and cookie mixes are goal of mine this year!

  • Ball 4 oz Quilted Crystal Jars with Bands, Lids and Labels! I’m planning on making jam as favors for my wedding 🙂 My future mother-in-law is going to show me the ropes. So excited!

  • I’ve been away from home canning for about 2 decades and this spring I made the leap back..I had forgotten how the strawberries and sour cherries created such flavorful preserves…Now I am attempting to gather up much needed canning equipment..Thank you for your wonderful website, it is refreshing my memories of canning…

  • I would definitely use the gc for canning tools like the jar lifter and maybe some of the small commercial jars. Fun! mary in Cincinnati

  • I’ve had my eye on that 4th burner pot for ages. The cherry pitter is pretty nifty too. Or jars… Oh, let’s be serious, if I win a $50 gift certificate I’ll use that and at least that much more of my own money. 🙂

  • I’m so excited about my first experience with canning. My husband is always traveling and consequently, doesn’t eat very healthy. I’d love to send him out with a taste of home without all the additives. So, we’re BOTH crossing our fingers 🙂

  • Your products are amazing, they remind me of my Grandmother, she would spend hours canning peaches and apricots. I would use the gift card toward canning supplies so I could try and recreate those yummy smells and memories of my past.

  • I would spend my $50 on jelly jars (filmore has so many different styles that make it fun) and maybe a book or two so I can learn some new canning recipes.

  • We just moved and I’ve been dreaming up a new way to store and display my spices using the hexagon jars!

  • I’ve had my eye on one of those 4th burner pots for awhile so that would be a must buy–especially as my canning season is just getting started here!

  • How would I not spend $50 at Fillmore! There are so many items I drool over. It would be a joy to sit and figure out the best splurges.

  • Where would I even start?! Lots of jars I guess. Pint and half pint of various shapes. Accessory tops are always fun too.

  • I would get some of those adorable glass honey bears to fill with my first season of honey for gifts.

  • I think I would up my jar supply, and perhaps get some more storage lids for my jars. Maybe some of the clasp-top jars, too, because they are so useful!

  • Jars for sure. We make maple syrup and I am always looking for new jars to give it away in. I’ve also thought about a 4th burner pot.

  • I would use the $50 to buy jars and cute lids… I love the idea of canning in smaller sized batches… And would love to try more of your recipes from the book..
    Thank you and good luck everyone

  • Ready, set, I think I CAN!!! After taking a class with Marisa this morning, my mom and I are ready to give it a try. I picked up the Ball Canning Utensil Kit tonight and know where to find fresh blueberries at a fair price. What we need are jars, preferably the purple Ball regular mouth heritage variety.

  • Only 50!!! Definitely the purple and green heritage jars to finish out my personal collections. Thank you for directing your readers to this terrific site for jars…