$4.50 for pint jars:2thumb: and 4.99 for quart jars:2thumb:...and lids were $.99:2thumb:/but not wide mouth...they are 1.70, still cheaper than walmart last I checked.:gaah: So, I was wondering how long these lids which I have about 50 boxes of would last if kept in my dry, windowless, cool pantry room... How Long Do Ball Canning Lids Last? | eHow.com Unused LidsAccording to Jarden Home Brands, the manufacturer of Ball home canning jars, lids and bands, unused lids should be stored in a cool, dry place. Helen Aardsma of Mulberry Lane Farm reports that lids have a shelf life of five to 10 years if stored properly. Sealed LidsJarden states that if correct canning procedures are followed, preserved foods with sealed lids should last indefinitely. A lid corroded on the top is OK as long as the vacuum seal between the lid and jar is retained. Freezing can cause the seal to break. And I hope my tomatoes are as pretty as this picture on the provided link...yeah, right!!!