Fun With Ball Brand Jars and a Giveaway!

It's canning season again and Jarden Home Brands has its fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day this Saturday August 1st!  It's always a lot of fun and features a LIVE broadcast from 11 AM- 4 PM EST, on FreshPreserving.com  that celebrates the joys of fresh preserving.  

There's an integrated chat function where viewers can have questions answered, and a celebrity mason jar auction!
As part of the fun, they sent me some products to try!  Have you seen the beautiful limited edition vintage style jars made this year?  They are part of their American Heritage Collection.  These jars are purple, quart and pint sized, and are based on jars made from 1913-1915.  I LOVE this color.
The large and small jars had slight variations in color that I really like.  I can imagine so many ways to use these...



They've also released their 37th edition of 
The Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving!
It is much bigger than previous editions with now over 500 recipes!  Full of beautiful how-to photos, it is a feast for the eyes...





Another way to use your pretty jars...
these fun Ball Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids!



These are packs of sip and straw toppers for regular mouth jars- no bands...so you can use bands you already have...OR 


 it's really fun to use their Design Series Lids With Bands...


They sent me red and purple, but they also come in green and blue to complement your other jars...


You can use them on your jars for canning, home decor and gifts...


Or with the sip and straw lids...


So fun to mix and match...the lids are dishwasher safe and 
BPA-Free, too. I can hardly wait to use these at our gatherings!




And I love that you can use it without a straw, too...


*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

For my U.S. readers...
If you'd like to win a coupon for a free case of jars, 
just leave a comment on this post! 
Giveaway ends Sunday August 2nd 9 PM CST.


Good luck in the giveaway!

I received product to review and give away from Jarden Home Brands...all opinions and the fun are mine!

Until next time...

55 comments

  1. The lavender/purple ones are just gorgeous! Love the ideas!
    Brenda

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  2. I love the purple jars. They are so pretty. What a generous give away. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  3. I'm not a U.S. reader but, being a 'canner' I need to tell you how much I like these! I'll need to check out Canadian stores because these would be great for canning Christmas gifts too!

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  4. So pretty...love to use jars for decor and the kitchen and creating gifts...

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  5. How fun! I did a post today with some old blue jars. I love seeing those purple ones. :)

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  6. You know what I have looked at the colorful jars so many times and just have not been able to justify the purchase...I know pretty silly... so know I;m gonna keep my fingers crossed that I win this giveaway! Thanks

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  7. Oh Please enter me. Those are so pretty. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. I love the jar covers and straws. I bought some of those at Walmart but have not seen those jars.

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  8. SO much more than canning is possible with these cute jars! I'll be on vacation through Aug 8th, but will try to check my email to see if I'm your lucky winner! Thanks!

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  9. I love the lids and straws! I have a set that is white lids with green straws and they are so much fun, especially up camping. Gonna have to get a purple set now!

    ~Trisha

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  10. I am so excited about the purple jars because purple is my favorite color!

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  11. Love the lids and straws how cute are those! I love the sweet color of purple to these jars. I could think of a few cute things to do with them. They are just so pretty. Thanks for the chance at this fun give away.
    Kris

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  12. What a fun way to use these jars. Love the tops with lids and straws. I would love a chance to win. Di@cottage-wishes

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  13. I really like the new purple jars. The lids would be great for the kids too.
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  14. I love canning jars, vintage and new. The new purple ones are lovely, I want some of my very own.

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  15. I love that it's the 37th edition! Love those jars, no matter what room in the house, they fit right in!

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  16. I like the fabulous colors & the sippers to make for a fun picnic.

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  17. Love the color! Jamie V in MT

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  18. Love the purple jars and the sippers and straws. Would Love to win!
    Thank You for the chance!

    Sandi
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  19. I saw the tops for drinking and the straws. May try them out! I love the vintage look of these new jars, but still love finding the old ones when I can. Great post Linda! Ann

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  20. What a wonderful post Linda :) they look such fun. Pretty and useful!

    I know I can't enter (UK) but I have seen something similar over here..... will have to see if I can pickle courgettes - we have so many!!!! I'm going to try out a recipe for courgette cake this week!!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

    Karen x

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  21. I picked up some of the green last year. I'd love to add some purple!

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  22. I have so many ideas swimming around in my head. I love these, and love the color!

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  23. Oh,I'm marking that broadcast on my calendar! I just saw some of those sip lids with straws at the grocery store and then I come home and read this! It's meant to be!

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  24. I love the colored jars! So many crafty ideas came to mind when I saw these!

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  25. I have some of the green and blue ones but not the purple ones!!

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  26. My husband and I have been canning fruits and vegetables for forty three years and have on occasion used the pint jars for drinking our iced tea. The colored jars are simply beautiful. It's wonderful that they mimic the antique jars.

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  27. The purple jars are beautiful!

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  28. Ooh . . . I'm on a turquoise/purple/green kick. These are so fun! My son & daughter in-law can stuff for us. Now I wouldn't have to give the jars back!

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  29. I use Ball jars for everything. I have seen the coloured ones in the store and one of my daughters received some for Mother's Day. Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  30. I love those purple jars and I have never seen the purple lids for them
    I think the jars I seen had metal lids

    how fun the lids where you can use a straw

    YES I want to win LOL

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  31. I am passionate about those purple jars! It would be incredible to win some! I use mason jars for so many different things and they would be a great addition! Thank you for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  32. I love Ball jars! And I'd love to win ;)

    Great giveaway.

    xo,
    rue

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  33. I love that they are producing all the pretty colors. I know they are really popular for wedding receptions now! Love those sip & straw lids.

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  34. Pears are ripe here. New jars will be welcomed.

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  35. how pretty love purple and the lids and straws very cool

    linda m

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  36. (hope this doesn't come thru twice} thanks for entering me into this giveaway. I love these jars!!!

    Angela from NJ

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  37. I have been making a Blackberry Lemon jam that would look so nice in those jars - think Christmas!
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. Oh I love those! I have the green ball jars. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    ruth.malone@netzero.com

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  39. I love the purple jars. My daughter just started canning. She makes delicious apple butter!
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  40. Hi Linda, I think anything will look even yummier when canned in these beauties, don't you????
    sending hugs...

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  41. These jars would be perfect for our family's green smoothies!

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  42. Linda, You come up with some of the neatest posts. This is a fun one. Sandy

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  43. I adore this latest color! And it's wonderful to see all of the new accessories that are coming out for the jars too. I sure hope that you pick my name out of the hat!

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  44. I always enjoy your blog. I would love to win a case of jars. Thank You
    THB in KC

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  45. I've not seen the colored lids and rings...pretty! I'm making Peach Vanilla Preserves tomorrow, then will buy an Angel Food cake...winner winner!

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  46. Gorgeous! Nothing like opening a cabinet and seeing jars of yummy canned fruits and vegetables. These jars are perfect, love the sipper tops, too!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  47. I love the colored jars. And those lids are nice too.

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  48. I like the different colors and accessories!

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