Giveaway: iLids Drink and Storage Lids for Mason Jars

February 23, 2015

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Last summer while promoting Preserving by the Pint, I spent a couple days in Portland. During my stay, I made a stop at one of my favorite grocery stores on the planet – the New Seasons Market on 33rd Avenue – and discovered iLids. I snapped a quick picture, posted it to Instagram, bought one to take home with me, and made a mental note to look up more information about iLids as soon as I had a spare moment.

Thanks to the interconnectedness of the internet, before I had a chance to do more research, Traci from iLids found me. A few days later, I was in Seattle doing an event at the Book Larder and she dashed in to introduce herself and hand off a few iLid samples.

iLid on jar

I’ve been using the lids ever since. They come in both a solid, one-piece storage lid and a one-piece drinking lid (and both are available in either regular or wide mouth sizes). I use the storage lids for leftovers and lunch packing and they are satisfyingly airtight and leakproof.

The drink lids are equally sturdy. They are fitted with a sliding tab that you can use to block off the drinking hole (just like the ones that many traditional travel mugs have) and when you lid the tab back, you can either sip directly from the lid or slip a straw into the space (it has a thoughtful bump-out designed expressly for a straw!).

iLid with straw

iLids come in nine colors, are made in the USA and are free of BPA, BPS, or phthalates. You can order them directly from the company or seek out one of their retailers. You can also enter today’s giveaway. Thanks to Traci at iLids, I have two sets of lids to give away. Both winners will get four lids apiece, one of each size and function. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share something jar related. New accessory discovery? Have you finished your summer tomatoes? Did you recently break a favorite jar? I’m feeling open-ended, so go for it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog by Sunday, March 1, 2015.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry!).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: The nice folks at iLid gave me some free lids for photography purposes and are also providing the lids for the winners of this giveaway. They are not currently Food in Jars sponsors and no money has changed hands. I simply like these lids and am happy to share them with all of you. 

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468 thoughts on "Giveaway: iLids Drink and Storage Lids for Mason Jars"

  • I did not can as many items this year as I did last year but I must say we are enjoying the summer fruit jams and jellies that I did make.
    Blueberry, peach and rhubarb taste like summer every time I open a jar and put some on a homemade biscuit…yum!

  • This summer I scored a huge collection of canning jars at an auction and am still making my way through all of them, I just made your fantastic rosemary and white bean soup base to use up 7 more quarts and I still have 20 or so left to fill!

  • I love using the EcoJarz drinking lid on a jar for my half and half to add to coffee – I buy a quart and freeze half at a time so I need something to dispense it!

  • I am down to my last 2 jars of yellow pear tomato jam that I made this summer, based on the recipe found on this site! delicious!

  • I just recently (as of this weekend) learned how to pressure can. Your recent post on beans inspired me, as did my desire to be able to can my bolognaise sauce.

    It was not as scary as I’d thought! My mom had her original pressure cooker that wobbles and doesn’t have a pressure gauge, and so I’d always shied away from it. I bought my own Presto 16 quart canner, and went to work.

    Thanks for giving me the courage (and the excuse!) to try it!

  • I saw some Weck jars on an auction recently – I think there were 6 of them and they sold for just $8. If the auction had been closer to me (it was 2 hours away) I certainly would have bid on them!!

  • This summer I canned with Rainier cherries for the first time – I kept missing their season in years past. I made several different jams, but also canned pitted cherries in a light syrup. I recently opened one of those pint-and-a-half jars and used all those cherries in a Dutch baby. It was amazing, and also brought the essence of summer into the house πŸ™‚

  • I finally got some of those tall pint-and-a-half jars with a wide mouth for dilly beans and pickle spears this year and love them. Also great take along drinking vessels for smoothies and the like. Lids would be lovely.

  • My wife has a jar fetish. I’m more in love with the foods she puts in them. πŸ˜‰ It makes for a good combination. πŸ™‚

  • My husband stacked hot jars and they are hopelessly stuck together. πŸ™ bad boy. I’ve tried everything and can’t get them apart…oh well.

  • A few years ago we cleaned out my grandparent’s house. She had tons of jars. I gave most of them to a friend with a large garden. I wish I had saved more because I love jars.

  • I just got back from a trip that involved many hours of plane travel, broken into small chunks- the kind of flight segments that only warrant a pack of pretzels and a small soda. So, I mixed up a nice hearty batch of trail mix, packed it in a quart mason jar and had had sustenance for the flight!

  • Today I organized my empty jars. They’ve just been piling up in my kitchen as we go through them. So I brought all the empty jars to my basement and organized them by size to get ready for this year’s canning!

  • I am currently trying to group all my jars and canning stuff in one place. I just found a package of Ball sip lids and straws. They don’t close, so they leak! These look great. Also just discovered that the 1L Weck jars my dad got me are too tall for the canner. Dry storage it is, I guess. And I am finally down to the last 8 pints of jam that I made in 2013. Whew, that was a season.

  • am making my list for fresh canning. but made fig nut jam with dried figs over the weekend. got the urge and that was all i could come up with.

  • I love storing things in jars… so much so that when I cleaned out/organized my fridge the day before yesterday, I had one full shelf of nothing but jars. Jars of pickles, jam, salsa, vinegar, & marinara. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • These lids look amazing. I’ve been using a cuppow and jar for a coffee cup. Lots of friends tease me about my sippy cup. These ilids also look kind of sippy cupish but I love the colors!

  • I found some old glass jars while helping someone clean out their house…so pretty with a diamond pattern etched onto it.

  • I have a jar of apricot chutney just screaming to be poured over a block of cream cheese and eaten with some crackers. Tomorrow, definitely tomorrow.

  • I love my Mason jars. I have several sizes that I use for canning, food storage, leftovers, drinking glasses, leftover storage, pencil jar…the list goes on. This lids would allow me to add “water bottle” to the list!

  • I found a 1/2 dozen old style canning jars with glass lids and the bail closure at a local antique shop. Got them for a dollar a piece. I know they are not so good for canning but I’ve been using them for fridge pickles and sauces that I store in the fridge. Love that old look

  • My husband recently gave me flowers in wide purple jar (made by Jarden), similar to those flat 8oz fancy jam jars… The flowers are just about at the end, so I’ll be interested to see the jar capacity and figure out if it can go into rotation. πŸ™‚

  • I find that Mason Jars are my favorite way to keep my kitchen organized when not being used in canning. There are numerous accessories out there that make them ever more functional. My husband and I particularly love the pouring cap lids by reCap (available in wide or regular mouth on Amazon). We both make big batches of iced tea in 1/2 gallon mason jars and these caps turn the jar into the prefect tempered glass pitcher. Also, scotch tape makes sets of label masking tape in assorted colors that help us easily label our jars and remove with no residue when the contents are done.

  • I have something similar to these only you use the ring to keep it in place. I’ve been using mason jars as drinking glasses for the last 20 years! Who knew it would gain such popularity!?

  • I love the versatility of mason jars…my friends & I use mason jars to share our farmer’s market “finds” with one another. They are the perfect containers to share honey, cheese, roasted nuts, cherry tomatoes, etc.

  • My favorite use for jars other than canning is to give them to my kids for drinks. We have a variety of different lids right now but I’d love to try these out!

  • We cracked open the first jar of August peaches at dinner tonight. It tasted like summer. Can’t wait until it warms up!

  • I’m glad for the jars as glasses trend, people have stopped teasing me about it and started asking me where they can get one!

  • I just bought a few gallon jars for fermenting and kombucha making. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at fermenting this year!

  • Just reorganized the kitchen shelves and hauled batches of empty jars downstairs to store. Can’t wait for an excuse to fill them back up again.

  • my pile of empty jars is growing… my stash of filled jars is shrinking. But the birds are chirping and the growing season will be here soon!

  • I love getting out my jars! I have inherited most of them from my Grandmother and my husband’s Grandmother so most of them don’t match. I love seeing the different styles they collected

  • My jar-related issue: currently deciding whether to purchase the new purple jars. We have lilacs, so they’d look lovely in them. Still deciding…. πŸ™‚

  • Does anyone else have a hard time getting jars back? As in returned from someone (especially a relative) so that it can be filled with the next preserve? That is my current dilemma!

  • I’ve been going through my insane amount of jams and jellies and just opened some peach vanilla made this summer.

  • I love Mason jars and especially the new Ball colored line. These would be wonderful on those or to make regular jars special.

  • My grandmother was a dedicated canner. I loved admiring the shining jars of vegetables and jellies. Now I can the garden harvest. I cherish the jars handed down and use those as decoration filled with flowers or buttons in my sewing room.

  • This is the first time I put up enough peaches and pears that they aren’t just a once-in-a-while treat, and I love taking a jar to work to eat over a few days. Did mine with a light honey syrup, which is perfect.