reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway

April 24, 2012(updated on October 3, 2018)

Last fall, when I was in Austin, TX waiting for my sister to go into labor, someone sent me the link to a Kickstarter project that they thought I might be interested in. A woman named Karen Rzepecki had designed a mason jar lid with a spout so that she could easily pour things from canning jars without removing the lid.

I thought this was a brilliant idea and immediately signed up to help fund this idea into reality. I posted a link to the project on my Facebook page to help spread the word and soon enough, it was funded.


After months of waiting, my very own reCAP lids arrived last week. They are just as promised – a mason jar cap with a flip-top pour spout. They are leak proof, easy to pour from and made out of BPA-free plastic.

Because I donated $40 to the campaign, I received 10 reCAPs. Though I’m a huge fan of these lids, that’s more than I need to have kicking around my apartment and so I’m sharing. I’m giving away five of these reCAPs to five lucky folks.


And if you don’t want to take your chances on a giveaway, the reCAPs are now available for sale. They cost $6.99 a piece and shipping is free if you buy three or more. They’re currently only available in the regular mouth size, but I hear that they’re working on a wide mouth version, as well as lids with other utilities. I’ll let you all know if I hear anything more!

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use a reCAP.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, April 27, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers.
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored giveaway. I paid for my reCAPs and just want to share. 

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1,174 thoughts on "reCAP Mason Jar Lid Giveaway"

  • Heck yes, sign me up! I’m working on my entries for my county fair over Memorial Day weekend. One of the things I want to enter is the “gift pack”, for which I plan to make a raspberry or rasp-cranberry syrup. The cap would let me keep the canning-jar packaging theme while still having the syrup container be useful (and the recipient not needing to transfer it to another bottle or pitcher).

  • How wouldn’t I use them!? This is an awesome idea. My first thought was to use it to put nutritional yeast on my popcorn – shakers often don’t have big enough holes. Or maybe to keep raw sugar in at my office, or OMG to mix homemade salad dressing in and then dispense from!!

  • these things look great. I pressure can a fair amount of chicken stock and it would be great to be able to pour out from a qt jar without mess

  • I would use this to cap jars of raw goat’s milk. A friend gives us some from her goats because my daughter breaks out in a rash when she drinks pasteurized milk. This would make it much easier to use the milk that arrives in mason jars.

  • I’d use it mostly for very simple purposes — to drink water from a mason jar, especially while in the car/out and about. I also like to make salad dressing in a jar and this would make the dressing quite easy and neat to pour. and I’d find other purposes, I’m sure. oh, I want one, pick me! 🙂

  • wow!! what a cool idea! i’d love to use it at work to help keep myself hydrated (and give myself an excuse to get up and get water every now and then!)

  • I just got mine in too! They’re fabulous. I’ve used mine as a sugar dispenser and a half and half container so far with many more uses to come.

  • LOVE this! I can approximately 75-100 quarts of tomatoes a year. Boy could I use this, especially for my tomato juice. Please, please, please pick me :)!!

  • I do my own canning, but am always wiping off the rims of opened jars in the fridge. Many times my grandkids get to the jams/preserves before I do and mold has already set in. Have to throw them out. These would be GREAT to keep the lids clean and give the kids an easier, cleaner way to use grandma’s canned goods without having them develop bacteria! What a wonderful concept!

  • I love this idea! I would use them for my juices I make so I quit spilling them on the counter when I pour them out of my canning jars!! lol

  • Definitely salad dressings. I hate how messy everything gets w/ the oil as soon as you take the jar lid off. These look fabulous!

  • I’m addicted to iced coffee and I mix up a sweetened milk combo, being able to store it in one of my mason jars and pour easily would be brilliant! I want one!!


  • Omgoodness the uses are endless! Sipping iced tea at the farmers market, to shake up an pour cinnimon vinegrette, grabbing a protein shake or smoothie on the fly…oh nom nom so many uses.

  • What a wonderful idea! I’d love to make homemade lemonade and then take it to work in a Mason jar with one of these lids. It would also be great to make homemade vinaigrette and store it in a Mason jar with one of these lids!

  • I would use this with my juices and water. Most of our glasses are actually just ball jars. i hate reg glasses n always put a lid on and go. this would make opening the lid in a car much easier!

  • I would use these to drink out of. I love to can but also love to use my empties for drinking glasses.. Pick me pick me. PLEASE!!!!!!

  • How fantastic! They’d be great for drinking out of, rather than making a mess in the car as is my wont.

  • This is one of the best ideas ever. If you were to cut a piece of fine mesh screen the size of the jar mouth and lay that over the top before screwing on the lid, you could strain all your infusions, seasoned/herbal vinegars, and kombucha brew AS you pour. It’s brilliant.

  • Oh there’s so many ways I could use these! Since I make homemade coffee creamer I would use this to easily store and pour my creamer each morning!

  • So many different uses… I think I would use this to pour my pre-mixed spices (I keep in half pint jars), as well as for salad dressings.

  • I could certainly use that type of a cap. I make zucchini relish and that would serve ideally and of course, salad dressing.

  • Those are perfect lids! My uncle makes maple syrup and I get it in a gallon jug–so that is my first idea…I’m sure I could come up with many more–sugar, salad dressing, iced coffee, you name it, I keep it in a mason jar!!

  • I really want to try these out. I would use them for herbal tinctures, but if I got a bunch, I’d probably use them for bulk pourables like honey, maple syrup, sorghum, or molasses.

  • Juice, salad dressing, smoothies, water, stock/broth… the list could literally go on and on… such an awesome concept/design!

  • I made some Peach syrup that would be great in a jar with this lid. So easy to go from fridge to the table.

  • Awesome, I would def use it to pour my liquor infusions, since ball jars make great large capacity cheap infusing and storage, but horrible to pour from to make a cocktail!

  • Oh how cool is that!!! I’d use it for my homemade BBQ sauce! I rarely use a whole jar, and I could just pour it on while bbqing!! Fantastic idea. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • These are fabulous! have many many uses- Gravy making, putting canned juice into in the fridge, water, tea, milk …etc. etc. I LOVE these!

  • I’d use them for pouring homemade dressings out of mason jars onto fresh salad.

    Or for infused alcohols. Last summer I made blueberry vodka by soaking a pint of blueberries in a quart jar filled with vodka. This would be so much easier with a jar with a pour spout!

  • Great idea!! I’ve only seen this kind of lids for wide mouth jars and they go for something like 15 bucks! Yikes!! I’m wondering if there is a little screen at the spout to stop the seeds from coming out? I use cheese clothes but honestly it looks nasty after a few days, and I worry about possible food born illnesses cause by the dirty cheese cloth. This might be my solution!! Thank you in advance!!

    1. Sorry, I forgot to say I’d use it for growing sprouts, hence the question “if there’s a small screen to stop the seeds from coming out”. I’ve seen some kind of “screen” for wide-mouth jars.

  • I would use them for syrup, creammer/sugar, salad dressing, buttermilk, homemade vanilla, vinegar…the list just goes on and on…….

  • I would use this for my strained raw milk kefir and kefir water I am experimenting with,along with many other things!

  • after years of meaning to, I’ve recently been making my own salad dressings, and I think these caps would make the perfect middleground between spooning the dressing out of a widemouth jar and the yet-to-be-tried funnelling the dressing into a used glass bottle. Thanks for sharing your bounty!

  • I would LOVE these! Would be so handy for lots of things, but my first thought was pouring homemade juice without all the mess.

  • Pouring oatmeal, coconut, mini-choco chips, and other baking supplies. And/Or just for drinking water, juice, coffee from the jars.

    Thanks for sharing some of your spoils!

  • Those look great! I would use them on my storage jars. They would make pouring rice and beans into measuring cups much easier.

  • I’d love to have a couple of these around! I like to make small batches of herbal sun tea in quart mason jars. These would be perfect as a pour spout!

  • There are so many uses for these! I could use them to put my homemade shampoos and laundry detergent! Or use them when I cook. . . easily pour things like pancake batter without a big mess!

  • I’d love to give these a whirl! I make a lot of sticky, wonderful sauces that don’t pour nicely out of a mason jar…then the lids become cemented on…i’m curious to see how these hold up against sticky sauce.

  • the list is limitless of the things that I could do with that recap, I could keep sm pourable candies like M&M’s at my desk, us it for salad dressing, maybe even gravy you would of course have to make a cozy to surrond the jar so it would be easy to handle, But there is a possiblity.

  • What couldn’t you use them for? What a wonderful idea! I can my own applesauce and pour it onto the plate when we eat. Not sure why I don’t just use a spoon, but it’s just the way I do it. This would keep from having to wipe the rim before putting the lid back on.

  • I would use them to take drinks to work, on errands, to picnics and to use on the table to dispense sauces and dressings! Very cool.

  • Oh, my wheels are spinning so many uses. I have figured that milk stays colder when stored in glass so this would be perfect. I also have children so when making juice I could use it, as well as for salad dressings. When going to little league games to pour into cups. There are many, many uses for this product.

  • I have mason jar mugs that I use all the time, and my husband was just saying today that I needed some sort of drinking lids for them. These would be perfect! They’d also be great for my homemade salad dressing and chocolate syrup jars.

  • I would use them for my pantry jars or for salad dressing. I always need more jar lids and these seem to be the Cadillac of jar lids. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • I can think of so many things- dressings, concentrates, ketchup,using as a cup on the go, top for bottle of vanilla, the possibilities 🙂

  • i would use them for water kefir that i keep in the fridge iun mason jars so it’s ready to use/drink
    what a fun idea

  • I would use it to measure out my calcium water when using Pomona’s pectin! Way easier than trying to dip a measuring spoon into the 1/2 pint jar I have the calcium water stored in. 🙂

  • love it – enter me! Raisins stay in there you think or other candies that you need not stick your whole paw in. LOL

  • Maybe a better question would be how WOULDN’T I use it?!?! LOVE. I would probably use most with homemade salad dressing, but I could also use it for juice for the kiddos, marinades, small grain storage, SUGAR for my coffee with my cuppow! I LOVE IT!

  • Please pic me! Going into year 2 of canning. Year 2 of my home garden. Recently got tattler lids and love them, I am starting to collect antique mason jars.pik me cuz I’m from jersey and learned everything on my own from the Internet!

  • I would use this with broth. I use it alot of it but I keep it in the frige for when I dont need alot! This would work great.

  • Salad dressing & maybe some hot fudge sauce since the mason jar is microwavable–great product! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Oh wow, what a list I could give. Homemade coffee creamer, salad dressings, honey, dry goods,etc. what a wonderful idea.

  • I would love one! I could use it for my homemade iced coffees, or my hubby could use it as a green traveling mug for his commute for iced tea, etc !