Frugal Glassware

Did you know that your grocery store gives away free glassware everyday? Well, in a sense they do. You see, every time you buy a glass jar of pickles, olives, or jelly, you get the perfect ice tea or beer glass. :) 

There are many, many uses for glass jars. Whether it be craft projects, using them as mini vases, holding crayons or loose change, glass jars are great for multiple uses. The one that people forget about or pass over the most is using them as a drinking glass! I prefer a cold drink in a glass over a plastic cup any day, so I am an avid jar drinker.

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So wash out those jars, store the lids for later, and fill them with ice and refreshing beverages :) Oh yeah, be sure to check out my related post about making a simple syrup for adding some flavored sweetness to your iced tea or lemonade.
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  1. Judy says

    Hey, Amanda, I finally got a Thrifty Thursday post in! Great post on free glassware. I use it all the time — to mix salad dressings, to store leftovers, etc. But lids should be discarded once they start to pit.

  2. Katrina says

    I WAS saving all the jars, but my husband was annoyed with how much space they were taking up in the cupboards and got rid of all of them. (I still have one or two!)

  3. Cheri Sicard says

    I usually end up saving small jars for craft storage (like the small jelly jars you get at hotels or spice jars), but the larger glasses to drink from would work. Great idea for an outdoor summer party!

    I posted some frugal beef tips today, along with a link to Judy's fabulous tutorial on aging your own beef.

  4. Judy says

    Amanda – thanks for stopping by my blog — the dry aging experiment is over. You clicked on day 1, but I went all the way up to day 14. It's all on my blog. It was a huge success, and we are going to do it again. It's so so easy and the taste is so so great, definitely worth it.

  5. Shari@Whisk: a food blog says

    Great way to recycle and look retro all at the same time. (And you can bake in them as well!)

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