Congratulations to the Winner of the Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on August 4, 2009 · 12 comments

in Blog

We were blown away by the response to the Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase Giveaway. 1,218 of you left comments sharing your briefcase essentials, over 900 joined the Man Bag Group in the Community, and thousands of you sent emails to your friends. Thanks for your impassioned response. If we could give a Saddleback briefcase to all of you (and myself!), we would.

But of course, there can only be one winner. And the lucky man who was randomly selected from the entries was Seth Putnam of Carthage, Missouri. Seth is a journalist who spends a lot of time in South America. His new Saddleback Leather briefcase is the perfect accessory to carry his notebooks and camera into the field. Congratulations Seth!

If you didn’t win the contest, you’re still not walking away empty handed. The folks at Saddleback Leather Company are offering Art of Manliness readers an exclusive offer.  Any reader who makes a Saddleback purchase of $245 or more will receive a FREE small  Saddleback Leather wallet. These wallets are made with the same quality materials and craftsmanship as the bags and will last a lifetime. To get your free wallet, add the wallet to your shopping cart along with your other purchases and enter in the code “aom” when you check out. The cost of the wallet will be taken off your total price. The code is good until August 9, so make sure you snap up a bag today!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Penelope August 4, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Congrats to the winner :)

And this blog has an award waiting at my blog here: (if your blog accepts bloggy awards)

2 Sam Jones August 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

Congrats, Seth! I didn’t think I’d win, but I didn’t expect the winner to be someone I actually know.

3 Phil August 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

In the spirit of goodsportsman ship mentioned in today’s article I say congrats to you, Seth. See you at the next contest.

4 Jesse S-Hinds August 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Congrats, Seth. Use it well, for all of us!

5 David R. August 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Congrats, Seth! That really is a rare and manly case, no?

6 Octavio Saenz August 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I am happy a fellow journalist won this contest. Congratulations, Seth.

7 David Eichler August 6, 2009 at 12:18 am

Seth, use the bag in great health!

8 Sang Ahn August 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Man I was debating whether to buy one or not but this free wallet promotion just shoved me over the edge. Now the question is what color? Oh the agonizing questions!

9 David Dovey August 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Congratulations to the winner. That really is a very fine piece of craftsmanship.

Also a thank you to Brett and Kate for putting on this, and the other competitions at the site, as well as for cultivating such a great resource and community.

10 Foxy August 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

In such hard finical times, it’s strange to see companies still afloat with such ridiculously high prices!

11 Jeffrey Andresen August 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

Congratulations, fantastic bag.

12 rex breyer December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Wow, I missed this contest by a mile.. was over before I even commented. But huge congrats to the winner!

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