Comment on Do you can? by KimH.
I would not buy canning jars from a dollar store type place. Check your jars and make sure they dont come from China no matter where you get them. The generic jars I bought at WalMart came from China and are sub-par quality. Many people have had lots of breakages with them as well as lids not sealing, including me. I now only use them to store dehydrated items.
Right now AceHardware.com has pint reg mouth Ball jars for $7.00. I think this is a good deal. If you have them shipped to a nearby store, shipping is free. I bought 10 doz of them this week.
I tend to get my jars at WalMart or other inexpensive place (sale/coupons) but make sure they’re Ball or Kerr (Jardin Corp) variety. When I hear of a great deal like the one at Ace, I’ll buy.. I had just ran out of jars of all sizes..
I also got 1o doz quarts & 2 doz half gallon jars from a listing on Craigs List. First time I ever did that, but I am happy with my purchase.
You can also do an online search for coupons.. often you can find them & print them.. and sometimes you can find peelie coupons on the jars at the store.