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"

  • Soooo many uses, but first and foremost my homemade coffee creamer. No more wasting precious drips!!! πŸ™‚

  • what an AWESOME idea! The two ways I re-use jars most are for chilling coffee (for AM iced coffee) and salad dressing. These caps would be just perfect for those uses.

  • I would use it for ground coffee. I like to pour the coffee into the reusable k-cup container. this would be perfect!

  • I can a lot of fruit syrups to mix with seltzer water to make my own home-made sodas. These would be great for the syrups once they are open.

  • What an ab-fab idea! Maple syrup, dressings, sauces, juice, cold coffee and much more! Thanks for passing on the word!

  • Salad dressing!! The lid always gets crusty when pouring straight from the jar no matter how hard you try to get it clean

  • What a wonderful idea! It would be useful for so many liquids & I can’t wait till they come out with the wide mouth version. I hope you will let us know!

  • The first thing that came to mind was pancake batter, but after thinking about it for a
    few minutes there are so many other things it could be used for. Home made salad dressing, sauces, juices and maple syrup. Also, it would less messy after coming in from the milking room to be able to pour the milk into canning jars with those lids for for use at the table.
    Thank you for your willingness to share.

  • These would be great for drinks – shrubs, or maybe that limoncello I have stashed in the freezer. πŸ™‚

  • These will come in handy for homemade salad dressings, pancake batter, maple syrup,. I also love the idea of storing sunflower seeds in and pouring them onto salads etc. Also all the dehydrated onions and seasonings that you can store with these lids. Thanks for the chance to win some of these lids/spouts.

  • I’d use it to pour kefir. I dare to guess the hole in the lid is small enough to keep the kefir grains in the jar, while still allowing the kefir itself out.

  • I’m glad you did post the link because I funded the project too! I only have a couple but have some friends begging for a review once I’ve used them for a while – so if I win, I’ll be passing them on again! (and I can’t wait for their wide mouth version!)

  • Fabulous product. I have one that is old…a tin spout that someone made. I keep sugar in that jar but always wished I had more. Homemade salad dressing would be a great use; as would drinks. Thanks for helping produce this project!!

  • I would use these for the protein drinks that I have to drink all day. What a fun, unique, stylish way to have a drink at hand no matter where you are!

  • I buy yeast in bulk, and keep it in a mason jar in the fridge. This would prevent a lot of spills that I’ve had in the past with that!

  • I can think of solo many uses, but the first one that comes to mind is for my pickle jars. I use pickle juice in my defiled eggs, potato salads, and other recipes that call for a bit of acid in them.

  • I would use it for maple syrup, for salad dressing, for the liquor from my fruit in rum concoctions and for, amazingly, the pickling liquid of my bread and butter pickles which my friend likes to drink when he is done sneaking all my pickles.

  • Am relatively new to canning & love your site.
    These lids are brilliant! I’d love to own some of these.

  • I have been watching these forever! I missed being able to back them on kickstarter and have been waiting to pick some up. I would use them for all kinds of things. The first thing that comes to mind is fresh veggie juice. We juice a few days worth and keep it in the fridge in a mason jar but pouring it ALWAYS spills onto the counter. I definitely have more wide mouth jars so I am more excited for those lids (b/c wide mouth jars are easier to clean) but the awesomeness of these makes it worth using the reg mouth jars. πŸ™‚

  • I’d like to use it to drink out of like a water bottle. Wonder how that’d work?! I hope I get to try!!

  • So many uses for these! Homemade salad dressing and coffee creamer are the first to come to my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  • I would use these babies for salad dressings, but perhaps more importantly, for sugar syrup for mojitos!

  • I store so much in mason jars that I’m not sure where to begin how I would use a pouring cap. But….. Dressings and marinades, milk,homemade soda syrups, honey, drinks, spices,grits,flours, dried beans and grains, the list goes on…….
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Salad dressing, especially. It’s so messy to pour, and hard to wipe the oil out of the threads. Iced tea, too!

  • I can my own tomato juice, but don’t always need to use a full quart. This would be perfect to stick on the top and know that it has a tight seal and I will be able to pour from it whenever I need to!

  • I make a lot of infused vinegars and infused sugars. This would turn my mason jars into perfect containers for said projects!

  • I had read about these lids on another blog over the weekend and ordered some…they are on their way and I’m so excited…Not only do I plan on using mine for homemade salad dressing I’m going to use one for honey and the other for blackberry syrup…can’t wait. Hope I win because I could use more and more! Great idea!

  • oh my gosh – for tons of things – I’m always carrying around a jar with water or iced coffee to drink, along with my 5 kiddos πŸ™‚ maple syrup, dressing, wow – great product!

  • Salad dressing-Salad dressing-Salad dressing!!! I make it in small batches in the little quarter-pint jars – how PERFECT it would be to be able to pour it out of a spout instead of having it drip down the sides! Please oh please!

  • Ohhh! This is so genius! I have several jars of jalapeno hot sauce and this lid would make pouring smaller amounts so much easier!

  • My daily lunchbag is filled with jars, so I, too, am excited about this great idea! Homemade salad dressing and filtered water would be two uses I can think of and no doubt more to come.

  • I reuse my jars over and over. So I would use the recap often–for example, I make my own salad dressings and my own chocolate syrup (with fair trade cocoa!). Right now, I tend to reuse the old plastic chocolate syrup bottle for the chocolate syrup, but it would be much better to use glass with a pourable spout!

  • These are great for so many uses…canned juice or sauces, dressing, syrup, infused honey, pizza sauce and the list goes on! Sure would love to have one! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oooh! This would be perfect for maple syrup or honey. Both are available at the farmers’ market in mason jars and I tend to make a huge mess trying to pour. Love the reCAP idea!

    I can also see these being very useful for lemonade, iced coffee or tea, dressings, and more all summer. πŸ™‚

  • Great idea. I use a LOT of dry active yeast in the summer when I’m making pretzels for our local farmers market, and I keep it in the ‘fridge in a quart mason jar- My only fuss with that is when I’m constantly taking off/putting on the lid, little bitty pearls of yeast get wedged under the band and then get all over the counter, floor and in between my toes. The ‘recap’ would eliminate all of that. Even if I don’t win one, I still plan on buying a couple!

  • Storing lots of things in Mason Jars, the things that bounce all over the counter when pouring would work great with this cover… couscous, rice and orzo! Great idea!

  • very cool! especially love that they’re made out of BPA free plastic. my first thought was homemade chicken stock – i’m always dribbling that all over [the counter, not my chin :]
    appreciate the generosity either way!

  • Salad dressing! I love making my own but never have a good way to store them. This would be PERFECT!

  • I would use them as water bottles with my mason jars. I never have enough water bottles but always seem to have mason jars kicking around.

  • OH, those are SWEET! I would use them to store my homemade nut milks, sauces and to transport smoothies. YUM!

  • I would use them for my morning smoothie which i store and carry in a mason jar. That spout would make a nice place for a straw.

  • Wow I can see these for all manner of sauces and of course salad dressing. I think it could work for on the go drinks too. What a great idea!

  • This is a brilliant idea! I’ve often lamented about the spills I have to clean up from pouring out of a mason jar. We store our goats milk in mason jars and these lids would be perfect for that. Maybe my son wouldn’t have as much spillage when he is getting his morning milk!

  • I’d tote my freshly juiced veggies on my morning commute (and not worry about it falling in my face.)

  • I would use it on my jar of simple syrup. I pour the syrup into iced tea, and sometimes it can be rather messy.

  • The water bottle I currently take to work with me every day has a broken cap, which typically spells disaster if I’m toting it around in the car, in my purse, etc. I have a large collection of mason jars, so this smart cap would be a welcome addition!



  • I would use one to hold our homemade salad dressing, the old maple syrup bottle with pour spout its currently in was NOT meant for shaking. These sound so awesome and useful I am definitely getting me some!

  • What wouldn’t I use these for? I have been trying FOREVER to find a portable coffee keeper that WASN’T made in CHINA!!!..Why can’t I find one!!!??? That is what I would mainly use it for, but many other ideas do come to mind! I would LOVE one! πŸ™‚

  • Such a nifty idea. I would use them for my green drinks, salad dressing. mixing and drinking chocolate milk and so many other things.

  • We have to have homemade pepper spray to keep rodents and other pests away from our backyard garden. And getting it from the mason jar it’s stored in into the spray bottle is always a somewhat messy process. These caps would certainly make things neater in the kitchen on pepper spray days.

  • What a great idea!!!! I would use mine for homemade vanilla as well as I think storing baking power and baking soda would be perfect. Actually I could think of about 100 uses for them.

  • I gave up plastic refrigerator storage containers in favor of glass Mason jars a year ago, and I would store BBQ sauce, homemade salad dressing, my chili gravy for enchiladas, my raspberry sauce for chicken, my hoisan/orange sauce for chicken, and anything else liquid in a jar with these caps! Jars have a smaller footprint in the fridge, and it’s easy to see what’s in them. I also store chopped onions, chopped carrots, and peppers and other salad veggies this way. I LOVE this idea!

  • I store everything in canning jars, so I can think of about 100 uses for these lids. Sugar, honey, brown sugar, baking soda, pecans, almonds, beans, rice, quinoa, spice blends I get from Penzeys in bulk like Bicentennial Rub and Fox Point.

    I absolutely love the idea!


  • So many uses come to mind…salsa, syrup, my iced coffee in the morning, all the many things I store in jars, too, grains, beans, even my turtle food. πŸ™‚

  • Primarily I would use it for homemade liquid coffee creamer. We are currently reusing a bottle from a store bought creamer that is not large enough to accommodate the entire batch. My husband doesn’t like to pour from the large mason jar because it always drips down the side. And, I’m not crazy about having 2 creamers taking up fridge space (not to mention using the plastic). So, this will solve both problems!

  • This is very neat! I’d use them for taking drinks on picnics, like iced tea and iced coffee. Salad dressing is a popular way I’d also use them. I want to make more of my own condiments and this would be great for that purpose. Yay!