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Title: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 03, 2018, 05:00:25 PM
I haven't run across any deals (awesome ones) the end of last year.
Has anyone else?
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 04, 2018, 03:36:49 AM
I haven't seen anything either. Just checked the Fresh Preserving site yesterday, nothing there. Have you looked at Menards?
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on January 04, 2018, 08:20:35 AM
I haven't. The best deals I have found were typically in the late fall, after the big canning effort was mostly past.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 04, 2018, 08:39:14 AM
Have you looked at Menards?

No I haven't. We're headed that direction in a couple weeks though.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: CharlesH on January 04, 2018, 09:01:21 AM
My experience has also been late fall for the best buys.  It never hurts to keep an eye open, and if you are in the south now might be the best time, but in MI I think the shelves have already been cleared.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 04, 2018, 09:04:53 AM
https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-housewares-pet/canning-supplies/ball-reg-regular-mouth-lids-12-pack/p-1444436309792-c-1462209588021.htm?tid=8038587558231728846&ipos=1

Online price but I think you can pick them up in the store. Showing 36 in stock at Lake Ozark if that's close to you.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 04, 2018, 02:27:00 PM
https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-housewares-pet/canning-supplies/ball-reg-regular-mouth-lids-12-pack/p-1444436309792-c-1462209588021.htm?tid=8038587558231728846&ipos=1

Online price but I think you can pick them up in the store. Showing 36 in stock at Lake Ozark if that's close to you.

$1.76 box . Thats not bad, .15 a lid.
Wrong direction from us, but if Sedalia has them on the shelf they will be the same price.
We're headed that way mid month.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 04, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
OK. Link says the price in the store may vary so who knows. Closest store to me is Hollister, MO. I'm south of Houston  :pissed:
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 04, 2018, 04:50:31 PM
If they are still a buck 76 when I get there I'll pick ya up a case.

They also run several week long 11% store wide sales. If I happen to hit there at the right time.....
Then they have the sack deals sometimes. Everything you can cram in a standard size grocery sack is a % off.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 04, 2018, 04:55:01 PM
If they are still a buck 76 when I get there I'll pick ya up a case.

They also run several week long 11% store wide sales. If I happen to hit there at the right time.....
Then they have the sack deals sometimes. Everything you can cram in a standard size grocery sack is a % off.

Thanks but I still have all of the 15 boxes I bought last summer plus several boxes I got at Walmart just down the road. Pay more there but don't have to pay shipping like I did from Menards. Shipping made the price much less attractive for me.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 04, 2018, 05:26:27 PM
Copy the shipping costs.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Applejack on January 18, 2018, 05:07:34 PM
Has anyone tried the tattler lids? First time I bought them was from Leman's. They are a bit costly but will save dollars in the long run. I still use the metal ones but I love the tattler lids for SHTF reasons. You will never have to worry about trying to barter for any when things go south. I am looking to find somewhere cheaper to get them. They really work great and can be used over and over again. The rubber gasket you just use till it gets brittle before having to get a new one. Those are cheap. So if you decide to go that route, best to buy some extra gaskets. They working just like the medal ones and you still need to use the rings. Trick is to tighten the rings tighter than you would with the medal rings.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: mountainmoma on January 18, 2018, 05:40:33 PM
Has anyone tried the tattler lids? First time I bought them was from Leman's. They are a bit costly but will save dollars in the long run. I still use the metal ones but I love the tattler lids for SHTF reasons. You will never have to worry about trying to barter for any when things go south. I am looking to find somewhere cheaper to get them. They really work great and can be used over and over again. The rubber gasket you just use till it gets brittle before having to get a new one. Those are cheap. So if you decide to go that route, best to buy some extra gaskets. They working just like the medal ones and you still need to use the rings. Trick is to tighten the rings tighter than you would with the medal rings.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=47204.msg731950#msg731950

thread on tattler lids
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 18, 2018, 05:43:22 PM
Has anyone tried the tattler lids? First time I bought them was from Leman's. They are a bit costly but will save dollars in the long run. I still use the metal ones but I love the tattler lids for SHTF reasons. You will never have to worry about trying to barter for any when things go south. I am looking to find somewhere cheaper to get them. They really work great and can be used over and over again. The rubber gasket you just use till it gets brittle before having to get a new one. Those are cheap. So if you decide to go that route, best to buy some extra gaskets. They working just like the medal ones and you still need to use the rings. Trick is to tighten the rings tighter than you would with the medal rings.

We've considered them, but at 4 times? the cost.......
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on January 21, 2018, 07:26:34 PM
I found an amazing deal on a closeout on jars and lids about 5 years ago... so I have more jars than I have ever actually filled and probably a good 10 years' supply on lids (assuming they don't fail over time). That has kept me from taking the plunge and buying the tattler lids.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 21, 2018, 08:31:00 PM
I've been catching the sales (none last fall) and probably have 4-5 years on lids.
I also bought lots of jars last summer on sale. Both Ball and Walmart had some good sales on pints and half pints.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Ms. Albatross on January 22, 2018, 09:45:23 AM
Yesterday, in a closed Facebook group I belong to, I saw a post where a member went to a Sam's Club that was closing and bought all the canning jars & lids they had.  50% off.  63 Sam's Club locations are closing around the country.  If you live near one of them, you might want to check it out.

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26907395_10210786869939009_7047743344625812817_n.jpg?oh=50f37016cb47dbb638b0ca60121d21cd&oe=5AE52431)
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 22, 2018, 09:56:20 AM
Oh man................. :facepalm: I better call my son up in the city and ck there.
Thanks for the info. I'd heard about the closings.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 22, 2018, 05:12:09 PM
Checking the Houston, TX area but I doubt any closing.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 22, 2018, 05:22:27 PM
Just checked. Local TV station says 3 closing, none close to me.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 22, 2018, 05:46:53 PM
Just checked. Local TV station says 3 closing, none close to me.

Arghhhhh......same here.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on January 24, 2018, 04:06:21 PM
That's pretty close to the deal I got several years ago... I think I may have paid even a little less... a closeout sale (end of season) at a commissary that waaaaay over-ordered.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 24, 2018, 05:24:29 PM
That's pretty close to the deal I got several years ago... I think I may have paid even a little less... a closeout sale (end of season) at a commissary that waaaaay over-ordered.

 8) I bought a whole wad of pints at Ball's site for $5.00 a case this year, with no shipping costs. And Wally's had 1/2 pints for $4 and change.
I though I over bought but looking at my stash, I could use another 20 cases and feel better.

Am always looking for super lid deals, but just hasn't been much this year.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: PorcupineKate on January 25, 2018, 09:38:23 AM
Lid deals have been harder to find this year.   Finding them marked down in the fall or a good coupon to combine with a sale have completely dried up.  I miss the days when Lowes used to carry canning supplies.  I once scored 86 boxes of regular lids for $.17 each when they put them on clearance.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 25, 2018, 12:37:30 PM
Lid deals have been harder to find this year.   Finding them marked down in the fall or a good coupon to combine with a sale have completely dried up.  I miss the days when Lowes used to carry canning supplies.  I once scored 86 boxes of regular lids for $.17 each when they put them on clearance.

Yes  there was some awesome buys. I bought 3 cases of Empire brand on closeout at Menard's for around .30 a box. Empire is a new company who has seemed to evaporate this year.

Heres another Menards Ball lid deal that Red made me aware of.

https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-housewares-pet/canning-supplies/ball-reg-regular-mouth-lids-12-pack/p-1444436309792-c-1462209588021.htm?tid=106846338233323926&ipos=1
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Applejack on January 28, 2018, 08:01:02 PM
We haven't been able to find good deals on lids in over a year around here. I will be having to go out shopping in different places to find some deals. Although on the canning jars I have scored at yard sales all summer last year. Hoping to find more as some of the yard sales were almost giving the jars away. Their loss and my pot of gold.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 28, 2018, 10:36:14 PM
I had a flea market type place that I would hit monthly, and usually come out with 10-15-20 jars about every time. I'd grab every wide mouth there, for .50 each.
Sadly, they sold out stuff and closed up. I stopped in on their last day open, and bought every jar, including the regular mouth I'd been avoiding.
Ended up with about 40 jars at .25 each.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 29, 2018, 02:07:43 AM
 :excited:
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 29, 2018, 08:04:36 AM
:excited:

Caffeine?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 29, 2018, 08:41:38 AM
Electrolytes. No nighttime leg cramps in three days.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 29, 2018, 08:51:49 AM
Electrolytes. No nighttime leg cramps in three days.

 8) 8) 8) Fill me in. I had one the other night, I was ready to saw my right one off
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on January 29, 2018, 09:13:32 AM
I can't find the link now. The last time I looked electrolytes were recommended to correct electrolyte imbalance that can be caused by dehydration, medicines such as statins, others. Leg cramps have similar causes apparently. As I recall now I was having a bout of diarrhea and leg cramps and electrolytes were recommended for fluid replacement to help both. I got a bottle Pedialyte, Wally brand, and drank it. Both have been relieved. BTW the electrolyte solution tasted better at room temp.

I discovered some of my meds could be contributing to the cramps and dehydration. Also that one of the BP meds might help the cramps. That one I often forget in the evening, being more careful about that now.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on January 29, 2018, 09:29:50 AM
Thanks  ;) I'll ck that out.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Applejack on February 01, 2018, 06:57:22 AM
The leg cramps is also a sign of low Potassium. Have that checked next time you see your doctor. That is what happened to hubby and he is now on precription potassium. No more problem. The pedioliye has potassium in it so that should also help if levels are not real low like hubby's was. Glad you are doing better with that.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on February 03, 2018, 08:21:01 AM
Managed to snag 100 (bulk) Ball regular mouth lids on Ebay. $18.00 shipped.

Not a super duper deal, but very decent for prices these days.

I think some of those sellers think canning lids are large gold coins.  :o
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on February 03, 2018, 08:48:02 AM
Not to shabby.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: mountainmoma on February 03, 2018, 09:52:22 AM

I think some of those sellers think canning lids are large gold coins.  :o

Sure, why not ? Look at the whole virtual coin thing, at least the "gold" jar lids are tangible
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Applejack on April 09, 2018, 09:26:45 AM
Has anyone noticed the prices of canning jars and lids. Seems the prices are going up higher this year than last year.  Need to go to the second hand stores to try to find some as they don't usually have any when I go but will look again as well as the yard sells.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on April 09, 2018, 11:26:55 AM
Has anyone noticed the prices of canning jars and lids. Seems the prices are going up higher this year than last year.  Need to go to the second hand stores to try to find some as they don't usually have any when I go but will look again as well as the yard sells.

I haven't really noticed them getting higher but noticed they haven't been on sale at the same lower prices as last years. Of course I also noticed that produce prices have risen noticeable over previous years prices.

I was looking at the Fresh Preserving site this morning and they don't show any prices just say "buy at Walmart". Wonder if there will be the sale on jars like last year.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on April 09, 2018, 02:18:12 PM
I haven't searched jars and lids for about a month now.
Jars seem to be the same retail prices as last year. Lids have gone up in most stores that I've seen, except for Menard's. $1.76 for RM lids is still a decent price compared to most retailers. Our Walmart has RM for $2.28 and I won't buy em for that price.

I keep searching Amazon and Ebay and pick up a deal once in a while.
Also our Amish store sells lids (RM) .16 and (WM) for .19
That's in paper tubes of 120 lids. Not to bad, and I try and pick up a tube when we hit that place.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on April 09, 2018, 05:35:02 PM
Somehow I prefer to buy from Menards rather than Walmart that is 2 miles away even though I have to pay shipping. Overall price comes out about the same. Can I help it if I don't want to help WalMart and Amazon take over the world?
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on April 09, 2018, 05:40:13 PM
Can I help it if I don't want to help WalMart and Amazon take over the world?

They probably wouldn't even notice the missing pennies we throw their way.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on April 09, 2018, 05:43:30 PM
No, they've got the hoards hooked.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on April 11, 2018, 05:07:36 PM
I ran across a stash of jars today. I stopped in a place looking for possibly having some wire shelving units that I got one there before.
He has over a hundred cases he bought 10-15 years ago and never used them. I couldn't get him to price them. He want to get them all in one spot first.  ::)
He said maybe in a week..................

I'm gonna stay on him.  ;D
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on April 11, 2018, 05:49:12 PM
Stay on him. I got no idea of a price but something for the lot that he can't turn down. If you can.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on April 11, 2018, 05:55:29 PM
I was thinking 5.00 a case. That long ago, was probably what he paid for them.

Yea I'm gonna stay on him.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on April 11, 2018, 06:02:48 PM
I wasn't going to throw any numbers out but if I was that would be the number.  :clap: in lieu of the thumbs up this place doesn't have and I don't want to go on a raid.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on April 13, 2018, 07:00:45 AM
Nice find, stwood. I'll bet he'll be glad to sell them at that price and get rid of the whole lot at once.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on April 13, 2018, 08:16:44 AM
I hope so. I have to go back there in a week to check
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on May 03, 2018, 03:57:02 PM
Snagged 9 older boxes of WM off of Ebay and was looking them over today.
Ball boxes has Costco stickers on them. 59 cents
Kerr boxes have stickers with .93 cents.

The side of the ball boxes are advertising their ball canning book. 150 some page book if you mail in $2.00 for it.  :rofl: That's been a while back.
Lids all are in great shape.

Also got 3 boxes of red rubber seals in the deal. Anyone need those?  :popcorn:
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on May 03, 2018, 04:10:22 PM
Wonder if that is a per each price or so old that is a box price.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on May 03, 2018, 04:18:43 PM
Box price. I'm thinking 30-40 year old boxes. About the oldest boxes I remember.
Boxes are thicker, as the lids are not stacked together like the present (new) lids are now.
They are packaged reversed of each other. 2 seals facing, 2 tops facing, etc etc. Keeps the rubber seal compound from touching anything.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on May 03, 2018, 04:28:05 PM
Oh my mistake, I understood jars with lids and bands.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on May 03, 2018, 05:10:19 PM
I have never had any problem with using older lids... I just get them well soaked in hot water before using... let us know how it works for you...
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on May 03, 2018, 05:36:05 PM
Ok
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on May 03, 2018, 06:05:00 PM
I have never had any problem with using older lids... I just get them well soaked in hot water before using... let us know how it works for you...

Somewhere, I can't find it now, I posted about boiling used lids and using them for vacuum sealing. Works OK so far. Used lids not boiled to expand the seals haven't worked for me in vacuum sealing. Pretty sure that's not what ya'll are taking about though.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: LvsChant on May 04, 2018, 06:54:10 AM
Somewhere, I can't find it now, I posted about boiling used lids and using them for vacuum sealing. Works OK so far. Used lids not boiled to expand the seals haven't worked for me in vacuum sealing. Pretty sure that's not what ya'll are taking about though.

I was referring to canning use of the lids. That being said, I haven't had a problem with vacuum sealing with previously-used lids. I never had to soak them in hot water first, either. ymmv.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on May 04, 2018, 06:58:25 AM
Yeah I know but I had to throw that in about vacuum sealing. Probably shouldn't have but I have had used lids that were not boiled come right off with the sealing adapter.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on May 04, 2018, 08:16:37 AM
Not sure about yours, but our foodsaver jar adaptor is a pain in the kahootie sometimes.
Tempted to put it under the hydraulic press sometimes. Can't seem to get enough downward pressure for the vac to take over. Warming the lids like you do Red may be the ticket
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on May 04, 2018, 08:40:53 AM
Problem I have is getting the bloody thing off. 90% of the time the gasket rolls up and stays on the jar. Another thing I've noticed is that after vacuuming with that Foodsaver Handheld doohickey I sometimes use my MityVac on it. I can pull almost 30 inches of mercury with it. Sometimes that will cause the lid to pop off. Maybe it distorts the seal and it comes loose. Haven't had a problem when I've used new lids. The whole thing is weird.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on December 12, 2018, 07:57:35 AM
Came across this ad this morning. I don't think the price will get much if any better on new pint jars. Up $2 over last two years.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kerr-Pint-Glass-Mason-Jar-w-Lid-Band-16-Ounces-12-Count/16213402?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227009953000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42967038152&wl4=pla-81459147152&wl5=9027842&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=16213402&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2JvP5LSa3wIVT77ACh1emA7AEAQYASABEgJDlfD_BwE
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on December 12, 2018, 08:12:01 AM
 8)

In mentally sitting here ck'in the jar stash, I got a grimach from across the table.....
Hmmmm
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on December 12, 2018, 09:12:04 AM
$7.00 box or $0.58/jar free shipping over $35.00. I ordered 5 boxes, tax put it over $35.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on December 12, 2018, 02:40:34 PM
 8)

You got enough shelves now?
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Redman on December 13, 2018, 02:18:59 AM
I hope so I'm out of places to put more.
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on December 13, 2018, 08:50:21 AM
 8) 8)
Title: Re: New canning flats deals/buys?
Post by: Stwood on July 16, 2019, 08:44:39 AM
So the hunt is on again this year for canning flat deals. (Jars too for those that need jars  ;D)

I haven't been to the amish stores in a while, but I'd say for retail, they are still the best price. $20.00 for 120 lids in bulk.

Red found a sale at Menards + a rebate.


I have enough lids for several years, but feel like I need to keep a good supply.