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"

  • I just made violet infused vinegar. If I had one of those lids, I could make up a salad dressing in a canning jar with my georgeous pink vinegar.

  • I do historical food demos. You’d be surprised how often I can bring wine, so long as its not in a wine bottle. Ditto for hard spirits and beer. I use mason jars for the task, but the pour is a bit messy, so, I’d use them for booze.

    (truthfully, I use mason jars for almost all ingredients, to avoid labels altogether. I’ve discovered the kids from my favorite peanut butter work for non preserving use.

  • Oh man. I have been waiting for this for so long. I’ve drilled and snipped sip-holes in my metal bands to make drinking vessels, only to end up with sliced fingers and/or drips on my shirts. My lunchbox has at least 3 canning jars in it every day; at least one of them holding my morning coffee/tea/smoothie/milk. I spend the whole day on the road and would love one of these little buggars to turn my jar into a drip-free water, juice or kombucha jug! Awesome!

  • That is such a good idea! I’d use it for salsa, spaghetti sauce, and syrup! And probably for other foods that don’t start with the letter “s” as well!

  • I buy local honey in bulk and put it in mason jars. This lid makes it so much easier to poor without stuck lids and sticky liquid running down the side!

  • I keep my dog’s glucosamine pills in a mason jar. Sure would be easier to dispense them with this lid! Clever idea.

  • I take my tea on my commute in a mason jar all the time. The jar is very hot usually so i use old cut out jean pockets as a sleeve for the jar. The only hassle is unscrewing the lid all the time. A pour spout would be the answer to my tea-on-the-go dreams!

  • I would use this awesome lid with a quart jar to bring my Iced Tea or Strawberry Vinegar Drink with me everywhere I go.

  • Oh what won’t I use these for is a better question!!! Win or lose I’m looking forward to getting some of these! For starters I will use it with the yum yum recipe I have (found on pinterest) for an all around yummy condiment! Thank you so much for helping get this product to market!!!!

  • What a great idea! I use canning jars all the time for storage! How great this would be for pouring oatmeal and salad dressing!

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  • Love this idea! I’d probably use it for salad dressing at first, and then start discovering other uses for it. Ooh, like protein shakes…

  • Awesome idea! I use Mason jars for homemade ranch dressing. Taking the regular lids on and off each meal to pour the dressing gets so messy, because the excess “gloops” up on the rings. But with this pour spout, it would be so much cleaner, not having to take the lid on and off each night.

  • I love this! I’ve been drinking minted water from a mason jar recently, so I would love this for taking on the road!

  • If I was lucky enough to get one of theses, I would use it for my home made watermelon syrup. Was trying to make the watermelon jam and we will just say a it turned out to be a happy mistake :).. it would make pouring it out so much easier and less messy and sticky!

  • I’d use it for drinks! I’ve always got a beverage in my hand……..but iced tea season is upon us!

  • I press and can my own cider. I could use this top to pour into my kids’ cups to avoid slopping it out over the sink.

  • This is an amazing idea! Why did it take so long for someone to out with this product!! I make homemade buttermilk in a jar and store with a standard lid. It is always precarious pouring from the mouth of the jar. Yay, I can have a real pour spout for my buttermilk!! If I had one if those i would probobly start making frozen juice in a half gal jar instead of my ugly plastic container!! So many great ideas popping in my head!!

  •!!! LOVE THIS IDEA! Thank you for the present ideas for a few people on my list. My first use for these tops would be humming bird feeder food and second on the list is homemade BBQ sauce.

    Excellent giveaway!

  • I immediately thought of using it with my canned strawberry syrup. But then looking at the other post I could use one for salad dressing and one for honey also. Great idea!

  • To be truthful at the moment I don’t have an “idea” as to what I would do with it. But as a stay at home mom of 4. I’m sure it wouldn’t take long to find a job for that awesome lid.

  • Sneaking wine into outdoor summer concerts!

    Ok, that was my first thought. But, I’d also use it storing flavored simple syrups for cocktails or soda. Or salad dressings. Or buttermilk.

  • I’m the only one in my house who drinks iced tea, so I’d probably make some in a quart jar and use this lid to pour myself a glass. Except for the really hot days, we don’t get many here, I’d only drink about a quart a day.

  • Oh. My. Goodness!!! this is so clever! I could use so many of these, I store everything in mason jars!

  • this is such a great idea! I have a recipe I make that is similar to the green sauce at Cafe Rio. It fits nicely in a quart jar and this cap would make it so easy to pour!

  • These are great! I’d use one for salad dressing, one for a sugar pourer,
    And maybe for liquid detergent for handwash…to name a few!

  • I mix my husband’s dehydrated milk up in mason jars and am always making a mess when I pour it out of the jar onto his cereal. This would save many cleanups. Can think of a dozen other uses without even trying. Such a neat and much needed idea.

  • This would make my morning green smoothie a bit more to-go friendly. It might even encourage my husband to get his, too!

  • My daily kale green smoothies would be so perfect in this! Best Eco friendly travel mug EVER! I’ve lost 15 pounds this way and started growing my own kale!

  • I would get out the beautiful old mason jars I have stored away and actually use them! They would be great to put on the table with my salad and cereal “topping bar” items such as flax, dried cranberries, nuts, etc, inside of them.

  • I would use the re-cap on the top of my Salsa jar… it sounds just perfect to pour the right amount into a taco or onto an omelette.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to possibly win one of your prized re-caps…


  • These are fantastic. I am forever spilling my sugar and I think this would be perfect to store some in to use in cooking and baking.

  • I would give the recap to a classmate. She’s a really nice girl and she’s super committed to the environment and she exclusively uses glass jars as beverage containers. She doesn’t have much money and I think she would love this! I’ll buy one for myself, and also give the web address to another classmate who’s interested!

  • Smoothies! They’re too thick to get through the opening on my cuppow – this would be perfect! Fingers crossed for a big win.

  • I love this design! I use mason jars to ferment my vegetables. The reCAPs would be helpful in releasing the gas buildup while the veggies are fermenting. Cultured vegetables are high in beneficial probiotics and are easy to make but sometimes the lids are hard to unscrew from all the gas buildup. How is the seal on it? The spout is a wonderful touch for pouring the fermented juice. Can’t wait to try it!

  • OMG! If I’d had one of these @ dinner tonight, I bet I wouldn’t have homemade blueberry syrup all over my lace table cloth & silk oriental rug!

  • OMG!! An idea whose time has come. Many a time I’ve wanted a pour spout on the ancient grains, beans & seeds I keep in jars to keep the critters out!! With my arthritic hands, turning those screw tops is often a pain in the, well, hands!! I wish I could afford to put them on ALL my jars.

  • I use mason jars to store homemade juices!!! How convenient would these lids make my life?!! Must get some!

  • Oh what a treat!! I’d use it for tomato sauce, popcorn, beverages! And so many other fun things!

  • Sauces, vinegar, salad dressing, juice, stock, boozy infusions…I could go on & on! Fantastic idea.

  • We do so many things in the home that these would be wonderful for but out in the goat building there are little ones that need feeding and/or supplemental feeding. We carry out the milk in half gallon regular mouth jars and then pour the milk into the individual feeding bottles. However the pouring of the milk from the jar is tricky and this lid would help save a lot of time and temper attacks when pouring of the bulk milk into the individual feeding bottles.

  • I can’t even choose just one idea…the possibilities are endless. I need one immediately for my Honey jar. Syrup, ice tea to go, cap the lemonade jar, no more spills, the possibilities are endless.

  • I’d take tea to work, walking, etc. Or, keep pancake batter in the refrigerator for spur-of-the-moment pancakes!

  • I would use it for iced coffee and kombucha so I could stow my drinks easily on the water bottle holder of my bike!

  • What a great idea! I’ve always got chicken stock in a jar in the fridge. I use some almost every day. This lid would make pouring it out so much easier.

  • My husband would love one of these — he is always bringing a jar of water or coffee to work with him! I would put it on our milk jars — we just started getting milk in glass from a local dairy. I would prefer wide mouth, but could use the regular ones too!!

    1. I would use this in so many ways!! First, I know my 16 year old who uses mason jars as water bottles would love to have a flip spout! Next all those sauces etc, could be poured! Draining brine off of things…easy peasy! Love these!

  • Love drinking my kombucha out of glass, but never feel safe either with it open, or unscrewing and drinking from that big mouth while driving!

  • I use mason jars to store a lot of my dry goods. A reCAP lid would be great for the top of my polenta jar so I can pour it into a measuring cup without making a mess.

  • I haven’t got a really close look at them yet, but I would probably put some on my baking station for things like sunflower and pumpkin seeds. They look like they would be useful for a lot of spots around the kitchen where I leave stuff in boxes now. Thanks

  • My head is swimming with possible uses..the first of which would be to make drinking from my jar so much easier. Thanks for sharing.

  • I use mason for so many things – but this would come in handy particularly when I’m using the jar for something like salad dressing!

  • These are fabulous! We make smoothies from kefir in mason jars every day. Would be great if they were portable and I could drink them in the car while getting kids to school. Also for storing leftover broth and sauces in the fridge.

  • These are so cool!! I would use it to mix up salad dressings, gravy, and once I had one, I would think the possibilities are endless.

  • I think this is a brilliant idea! I’m focusing on learning to make my own salad dressings this summer and think the lids would work beautifully for that-just shake and pour! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

  • The first thought that came to my mind is to use it when pouring home canned chicken broth. I like those cartons you get in the store and can keep in your fridge because it’s handy to flip up that little lid and use what you need. Having a way to do the same thing with healthier, homemade broth would be excellent!

  • mmmmmm… I’m tasting failure jam. Jam that didn’t set but was the perfect consistency to pour over ice cream. I would LOVE one of the lids.

  • LOVE this idea! Could use it for SO many things! I love to make salsa and this would be perfect for that. Thanks for sharing!

  • I use canning jars for a lot of things. It would help to our cereal nuts and even M & Ms if such things were to show up in my jar! 🙂
    Also when opening home canned tomato juice I could put the pour lid on it and people wouldn’t make such a mess when they poured a glass.

  • I’d use a recap lid for the many olive-oil based emulsions–salad dressing and lemon-basil pasta sauce, to name a few–that I am constantly cleaning off of the sides of jars with leaky lids. Hooray for leak-proof-ocity!

  • I would use it daily when I pack my lunch for work, I usually bring ice tea or if I’m eating pb&j, a glass of milk. This would work so much better, than just a jar lid and band. No great plan here, just practical.

  • I’ll use it to keep myself hydrated during the day … I am a high school teacher and I need a good water bottle that makes me feel motivated to drink water. I’ll put limes and ginger in there for a tasty treat!

  • These look awesome!!

    I use mason jars to store just about everything, from tea, to spices, to grains. These would be so useful!!

  • Love your Food In Jars emails. Since I am now getting back into canning these eCap lids would be fantastic. I’d love them for tomato juices, plus other juices, storage items and a drinking glass. As stated above, lots of ideas for this cap. Wonderful thought here….kudos!