In my classes, I’ve mentioned how I love to store things in half-gallon glass jars.  I use my FoodSaver jar attachment to vacuuum out the air and extend the lifespan of dry goods this way.  This method works great for preserving contents of #10 cans after you use just a little bit.  And, you can suck the air out after each use and maintain the freshness. 

I have spent a fair amount of time hunting for the best prices locally and online to buy glass jars in bulk.  Since they can be heavy, the shipping costs rule out any bargains to be found online.  So, I am extremely excited to find that Lin’s in Southern Utah will special order any size of jar for me (and you) at only 10% above their wholesale price.  The prices are fantastic!  The larger the order, the better price they are able to give you, so order with a group for your best deal.  I ordered 20 cases of Ball half-gallon jars (6 jars per case) at $6.88 per case plus tax.  You just can’t beat that price.  There are similar savings on all other sizes of canning jars as well. 

If you don’t live near a Lin’s, talk to the customer service desk at your local grocer and see if they will special order jars for you.

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5 Comments to “Great Buy on Jars”

  1. BruceH says:

    For a list of items that don’t need anything special done to them for long-term storage (other than Ball or Mason jars), see:

  2. I’m with you! The FoodSaver attachment works miracles!

  3. Joyce says:

    I love my Foodsaver jar attachment too.:) We probably use the jar attachment more than the bags. I have a jar of brown sugar from June 2006, that is like the day I put it in the jar.:)

    Great price on the jars!

  4. Kim says:

    Just a follow up….Our local Costco has half-pint jars for $5.39 a case which is a great deal. This size is perfect for jams and jellies. We like it for salsa too, since sometimes a pint is too much.

  5. Kim says:

    Handy list! Thank you.

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