We had always reused the lids if they were in good shape and the seal looked good. My (frugal) friend returned some jars without the lids. When I asked her about it she said she had always used new ones every time she canned. Do you reuse your lids or get new every time? I just hate throwing away lids that look brand new!
I found a great catalog for supplies: www.KitchenKrafts.com I've placed one order and was happy with the quality of product. It's so hard to find what I need in stores around here. Also, I'm usually too late in the season deciding what I'll need and places are sold out.
My house already smells like a pickle factory today! I'm trying the Company Best Pickle recipe out of my Better Homes and Gardens canning book. Love that little book.