2012 Saddleback Briefcase Holiday Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on December 12, 2012 · 7,482 comments

in Giveaway

Saddleback Bags make the ultimate gifts. These bags can make even the Scroogiest McScrooge giggle like a little boy on Christmas morning. Instead of getting a bunch of useless doodads from your folks and relatives this year, get them to all go in on a bag for you. Or ask for a Saddleback gift certificate to get you at least part of the way there. Hey, borrow against next year’s gifts if needs be!

Or, you can try winning a briefcase in our giveaway.

The Prize

A briefcase from the Saddleback Leather Company. This incomparable briefcase is made with 100% thick full grain boot leather and pigskin lining and is crafted with industrial marine-grade thread and rivets at all the stress points. It converts quickly into a backpack for your travels. There are no breakable parts, e.g. zippers, snaps, or buttons, and the bag comes with an iron-clad 100-year warranty. This is truly the last briefcase you’ll ever need.

The size and color of the bag is up to you.

A $568-$664 value.

How do you like them fruitcakes?

How to Enter

1. Visit the Saddleback Leather Company website and pick out which size and color briefcase that you would like if you win. The bag will come with the pigskin lining.

2. Share your selection with us in the comments section. You don’t have to post the link-just a description. (Posting the link may cause your comment to be filtered as spam).

Please be patient if your comment doesn’t show up right away! We moderate all comments, so your comment will not show up immediately. But it went through….so don’t post multiple comments!

If you’re an email subscriber and want to enter the contest, do not reply to the email to make your entry! You must click on the comment link here in the email and leave a comment under the post to enter.

A winner will be drawn randomly from the entries. The deadline for entry into the giveaway is Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM CST. This post will be updated within 24 hours of the deadline with the winner’s name.

Good luck!

**Update** One comment was randomly drawn from the over 7,000 who entered. The winner is Matt McCoy of Fort Worth, Texas. Matt selected the large, chestnut briefcase. It’s the one I have — a real beauty. Congrats Matt, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your bag…and so will your grandkids.

 Thanks for entering everyone and Merry Christmas!

501 Jason December 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Large – Tobacco Brown

502 MD December 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown Happy Holidays!

503 Keiran Snow-Dawson December 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

large chestnut please! thanks!

504 N. December 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

• Large, big enough for my laptop.
• Dark coffee brown. Gorgeous when new, more gorgeous with age and scuffs.
• Pigskin, baby.

Man, oh, man. I’m wishing *so hard* for this.

Love your website.

505 Rick December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Medium, Tobacco Brown. I REALLY want one of these bags, but I can’t figure out how to sell the wife on it!

506 Jim Laman December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown

507 Justin December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Medium, Dark coffee brown with pigskin lining, please!

508 Ben December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Large classic briefcase in chestnut

509 Andrew Lam December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love the medium in tobacco brown with pigskin lining. Looks amazing.

510 Steve December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Medium
Dark Coffee Brown

FTW!

511 Michael Przybylek December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Large. Chestnut. Great site guys, just finished the Honor series. Pure Gold.

512 Suraj Kumbhani December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’d love a medium-sized classic briefcase in chestnut color with the pigskin lining.

513 Luke Frankart December 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

medium dark coffee brown

514 Dave Carrol December 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

A large beautiful chestnut pigskin

515 Scott Schultz December 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

A large in tobacco brown please. My second child is due on Dec. 25, I promise to hand it down to him or her after breaking it in for 18 years or so.

516 Levi Martin December 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Large Chestnut Classic Briefcase – perfect tool for my graduate school needs.

517 Steve Stuart December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Large/Dark Coffee Brown please

518 Mike Pope December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Ummm um. Large Chestnut bag would be oh so beautiful!

519 Steve December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

A large in Dark Coffee Brown would really suit my needs.

520 Brian Ladner December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I would love a Large Dark Coffee Brown. Thanks.

521 Jeffrey December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Please enter me for a;
Medium in Tobacco Brown with Pigskin Lining.
Thank You.

522 Charlie December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

It looks great as a large in chestnut brown.

523 Joey Norman December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Large Chestnut please! That would be an incredible blessing!

524 Tom Meitner December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I would absolutely love the classic briefcase in the large size, dark coffee brown, with the pigskin lining. That would be the best Christmas present ever. Thanks for running this contest!

525 Jared December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Medium Dark Coffee Brown Pigskin Please!

526 A Powell December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Large Tobacco Brown

Thanks!

527 Stephen Worley December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I think I’ll go with a Large Chestnut please.

528 Paul December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

XL Chestnut with pigskin lining

529 Ryan December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Extra Large in chestnut with pigskin lining.

530 Drew December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown would be perfect. My current bag just broke this morning, this would be an incredible replacement.

531 Mark December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown would be perfect for.

532 Steve December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I’d love a Large – Tobacco Brown!

533 Bill December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I like the Medium Chestnut bag with pigskin

534 Jesse December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I’ve been looking at these for years. Merry Christmas to someone!

Size: Large
Color: Chestnut

535 Gary December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Dear Art of Manliness Santa, I would like the medium dark coffee brown with the pig skin lining breifcase please… oh yeah.

536 Alan Mayville December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Large Chestnut with Pigskin liner would be my choice!

537 Adam Rosenberg December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I would like an extra large chestnut pigskin briefcase.

538 Aaron December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown

539 Mark Morris December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I dream of a Large Classic Briefcase that is Chestnut in color. Maybe someday, until then just in my dreams.

540 JQ Tomanek December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Large Tobacco, very nice bag!

541 Brandon Lowe December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I like the Briefcase thin, Medium size, Tobacco Light brown.

Thanks again!

542 Brian E December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Extra large – Chestnut

I like the extra large in chestnut. It would look good on my bike on the way to work.

543 Alex December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

XL in chestnut, please.

544 Darius December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Medium/Tobacco Brown!

545 RyanB December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

One Large tobacco brown, please.

546 David Edenfield December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

They make great products and give back to many good causes. I’d love a medium in black.

547 Joe December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Large, Carbon Black, Suede

548 Louis December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown

549 Trip Wootten December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Large Chestnut with pigskin lining for me.

550 Aaron J. December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

A medium chestnut would serve a fledgling attorney well.

551 Brian E December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Extra large – Chestnut

I like the extra large in chestnut. It would look good on the motorcycle on the way to work.

552 Rob December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Medium Chestnut Please!

553 Lurdes Gomes December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown,suede

554 Justin F December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Large in Dark Coffee Brown…why do you ask would I like this?…so I can start looking like more of a man and less of a frat boy manchild.
Plus I travel all the time, and the old back pack makes me look homeless.

555 Aaron Kirkland December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Large – Dark Coffee Brown

Thanks!

556 Heidi December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Medium
Carbon Black
Pigskin

557 Reggie December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Let’s go with the Dark Coffee Brown in Extra Large.

558 Wilson December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Large in Chestnut color, please!

559 Adam.b.graham December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

So nice. I’m thinking whatever size and color is in that landscape photograph! Can’t quite tell.

560 Jacob M Jones December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

large, tobacco brown… can’t wait to lug all of my ministry stuff in this briefcase! Matthew 28:19-20

Thanks for the opportunity to win this AoM & Saddleback Leather!!

561 Mike Smeen December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Medium, Chestnut. Thanks!

I had one in my hands last year but had to return it due to financial circumstances. Beautiful bag!

562 Michal S. December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I´d love to have medium, dark coffee brown briefcase with pigskin lining:-)

563 Adam Smith December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Large, dark coffee brown- thanks!

564 Mike Miersma December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The large dark chocolate brown one would be awesome!

565 Josiah Jimison December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would love a large chestnut bag!

566 Kevin Swartz December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

A large chestnut saddleback briefcase would look fantastic and carry everything needed for work.

567 Joshua December 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The large chesnut looks like a nice selection.

568 Mark Burmaster December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

hey, I’d love to have a extra large chestnut colored briefcase with pigskin lining. It’d make my Christmas!

569 Paul K December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Large, Tobacco Brown with pigskin of course.

570 Evan December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Chestnut, Extra Large.

571 Mark December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Extra Large, Chestnut and suede please

572 Adam L December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Large.
Tobacco Brown.

Would love this!

573 Matthias December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A large tobacco brown with pigskin lining would be great!

574 Eric W December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The Large in Dark Coffee Brown looks smashing.

575 Steve December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Extra Large in Dark Coffee Brown.

It’ll be nice to have a bag that finally fits my frame – 6’4″, 250 lbs – and is rugged enough to survive a day or two in the field at work (civil engineer specializing in utility engineering)

576 Allen December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Extra Large Dark Coffee Brown Classic Briefcase. That would please me very much.

577 Audie December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Large, Carbon Black, Suede Lined. That is one kick-ass bag.

578 Frank December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown!

579 Keith Brawner December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Medium, Carbon Black, Pigskin. A gift for my brother if I win, as I have had my trusty Medium/Cofee/Pigskin for 2 years and it is just starting to be broken in.

– Keith

580 Eric R. December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Extra Large, Dark Coffee Brown would be fantastic.

581 David December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Extra Large Dark Coffee Brown would be an absolute Dream! Wife says no new bag till all the house upgrades are done! Ever since I was introduced to these from AoM I have wanted one.

582 Zee December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would love the large one in Dark Coffee Brown.

Damn you make some beautiful stuff

583 Jake December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Large tobacco brown please!

584 Tyler Doan December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Medium size, Chestnut brown, and pigskin lining.

585 J. Jones December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Large, dark coffee brown, with pigskin lining please!

586 Justin B. December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would definitely choose a Large, Dark Coffee Brown bag! Thanks for the chance to win this prize AoM and Saddleback.

587 John Snoddy December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown!
Please and Thank You.

588 Greg v. December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would love an extra large briefcase in dark chocolate brown. It would make lugging gear to and from the office so much easier.

589 Michael December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Gonna need some tent poles with that large, tobacco brown satchel.

590 David Moore December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Large Chestnut

591 William B December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Large Chestnut – It would go great with the Chestnut Wallet and Portfolio i received for my birthday!

592 Chris December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown

593 Jim December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Medium in Dark Coffee Brown!

594 Cameron McElhinney December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Extra Large, Chestnut, Pigskin. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

595 James Petzke December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown
Thanks for the giveaway!

596 Hayden December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Large—Chestnut

597 Will Funderburke December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown

598 Colin Jackson December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown, Pigskin Lining.
These things are classic!

599 Parker December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I would love to win a Large Carbon Black briefcase!

600 Mike December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Medium thin briefcase in chestnut if that is an option. If not, then a medium chestnut briefcase would be just as dandy!

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