Sorry to be a wet blanket, but check your local walmart this time of year. They put the canning supplies on clearance.
We got 150 boxes of lids at $.25 each. Cases of new quarts for $4. each. Did buy a couple boxes of lids and bands for wide mouth as that was all that was left of wide mouth lids- they were $.75 each per dozen- lids and bands. When you find a deal like this, you have to buy in bulk or you'll kick yourself later.
$4. a case now and buy plenty or $9.80 a case in the spring when you need them? For me the choice is clear- cause I'm cheap :
Bands you don't need that many of. They can be reused and taken off a day after you can.