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!

7001 Dom December 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I like the medium in chestnut. Thanks, d

7002 Blair Smith December 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Large Tobacco Brown, with a pigskin lining.


7003 Mike December 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

The large briefcase in the dark coffee brown is beautiful! That’s what I’ll take

7004 Tray December 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I think an indestructible briefcase of the Large Chestnut variety is the only logical choice. A very generous promotion. Good luck gents.

7005 Brian December 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Medium in dark coffee brown, please and thank you.

7006 Sean December 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Would be happy winning a bag of any color or size.

7007 Jermey G December 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Large, Dark Coffee brown. Thanks in advance

7008 Andrew December 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Medium, Chestnut, pigskin lining. Thanks for the opportunity!

7009 Chris December 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The large dark coffee brown with pigskin lining is the bag for me.

7010 Jacob G. December 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I would love to have a Large tobacco brown briefcase!!

7011 Philip Norwood December 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

A large chestnut classic briefcase would be great. I’ve been trying to convince my wife it would be a great graduation gift.

7012 Robert P December 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I find myself digging the large chestnut briefcase.

7013 Chris December 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

a medium chestnut would be great!

7014 Brendon Davis December 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Medium Chestnut would prove ideal! Thanks

7015 David S December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown. Thanks.

7016 Ricky Cao December 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Large dark Coffee brown please :)

7017 Jeremy December 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

A large dark coffee would do me a fancy or two. Thanks! Great promotion here.

7018 Russ December 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

The large chestnut is beautiful!

7019 Johnny R December 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

The Large Tobacco Brown.

7020 Kellen December 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Large classic briefcase in chestnut with pigskin lining.

7021 Jon December 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

A large Dark Coffee Brown caught my eye, that’s one good looking bag.

Good luck to everyone entering the contest and Happy Holiday!

7022 Matt Doane December 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I would absolutely love the medium in dark coffee brown!

7023 Wescott Pusey December 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Medium, Chestnut would be great on my travels to China each year! Thanks for the chance to win. Scott <

7024 Darcy December 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

The large chestnut – absolutely gorgeous!

7025 Reverent Rook December 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Large :: Dark Coffee Brown

7026 Dylan December 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The large in tobacco brown seems just right.

7027 Nick December 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Large in Chestnut.

7028 Emmett December 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I’ll take the large chestnut. Thank You.

7029 John Mountz December 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Large, chestnut, suede please! Thanks manly!

7030 Mike Broce December 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Extra Large Tobacco Brown

7031 Drew Sheehy December 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Large Carbon black with pigskin!

7032 Mike S December 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Large – Dark coffee brown

7033 Tim December 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown.

7034 Duff December 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Pigskin Lining

7035 Daniel Richardson December 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Medium dark coffee brown if you please. These bags are amazing!

7036 Scott Andrews December 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Wow, there is definitely something to be said about fine quality leather briefcases. The Large Chestnut Pigskin lining would really complement my manliness. :)

7037 Matt December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I like the medium size in tobacco brown

7038 Donn Broeker December 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Large Chestnut Classic Briefcase please!

7039 Daniel December 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Large, chestnut, with pigskin lining.

My fingers are crossed!

7040 Michael December 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown, Pig skin lining

7041 Christopher December 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm

What a stunning briefcase the large briefcase in dark coffee brown is. Certainly beyond masterful craftsmanship.

7042 Eric December 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Large, Tobacco Brown, pigskin lining. Thanks!

7043 Andrew Wilson December 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Medium chestnut pigskin. Perfect to usher me into the post-grad career world!

7044 Jonathan B December 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I think a large chestnut briefcase would look great on any counsel’s table in court. I’ll be starting out as an attorney next year and could really use a high quality briefcase.

7045 Will December 17, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Medium chestnut please!

7046 John S December 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm

A large tobacco brown bag seems like the Manly choice in my opinion…

7047 Hunter W December 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Large, tobacco brown, pig skin lining
Thank you!!

7048 Matthew Ray December 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I don’t have the funds, but the Large Tobbacco briefcase would be worth every penny if I did! Refined, Classic, Manly.

7049 Jonah A December 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Gotta admit I’d be grateful with any size and color you guys can offer! Being able to eventually pass it on when I’m older, will make a great Christmas present many years down the road for my kids. Much appreciated for the chance!

7050 Max December 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Oh lord, medium in coffee would be amazing. Thanks in advance!

7051 Alexandre December 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

The large Dark Coffee Brown could easily do the job.

7052 Anderson, Devin December 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I really like that Large Dark Coffee Brown. Perfect for surviving the Apocalypse. Haha.

7053 Joshua December 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Large and dark coffee brown.
looks good to me

7054 Jeni Castaneda December 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Medium chestnut pigskin, please.

7055 Ameer December 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm

This would be a great gift for my brother
thank you.

7056 Jared C. December 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Large. Carbon black. Please and Thanks!

7057 Brian December 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I like the extra large tobacco brown.

7058 Joel December 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Looks amazing! Large, Dark Coffee Brown, Pig skin lining.

7059 Corey Jones December 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Medium Classic in Tobacco. Pure awesome.

7060 Rob December 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I’d prefer the large chestnut briefcase!

7061 Jeff December 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Is this real? Ok!
Medium Carbon Black

7062 Oscar December 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown. Cheers!

7063 Sean December 18, 2012 at 12:09 am

I’ll have a Large, Chestnut, with pigskin lining.


7064 James December 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

Large Chestnut. Merry Christmas

7065 David Tufte December 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

For years now, I have been eyeing the Tobacco Brown, size large. I’ve thought that the leather used in these bags has so much character, that the least amount of dye used would let the character shine through. And the years (100 or more!) would only add to the character, developing a rich patina that would give a hint to the travels and stories this bag would see.

7066 Justin Martin December 18, 2012 at 12:16 am

Large Chestnut Pigskin – Wooo!

7067 Jessica Culpepper December 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

Large/ Chestnut/ Pigskin

My husband would love one for Christmas.

7068 Michelle December 18, 2012 at 12:21 am

This is my husband’s favorite website. I know he would love to win. I picked a large, brown, pig skin case. Blessings!

7069 Zach December 18, 2012 at 12:32 am

Large in Dark Coffee Brown!

7070 Matt December 18, 2012 at 12:34 am

Medium in Chestnut.

7071 Kenneth Rebella December 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

Medium, Carbon Black, with Suede.

7072 pswaney December 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

I love the large bag in dark coffee brown. Great looking briefcase.

7073 Jason Simpson December 18, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would choose the Large briefcase in the Dark Coffee Brown. Thanks for the Contest.

7074 Ira December 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

A medium, coffee brown, would be excellent! Cheers!

7075 Brad McCall December 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

I love the Medium – Chestnut – Pigskin

7076 Khilid Najjar December 18, 2012 at 1:07 am

This bag is awesome! I’m a sailor in the United States Navy and a large chestnut bag would be the perfect thing to carry my belongings and photography gear while on deployment next year. Keep up the awesome articles guys!

7077 Ross Rickards December 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

Large, dark coffee brown with the pigskin lining

7078 Princess Dena December 18, 2012 at 1:39 am

medium, dark brown, with a suede lining

7079 Gregor December 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

medium, dark brown

thank you

7080 JackLeg December 18, 2012 at 1:55 am

The extra large chestnut would be a great accessory to have when I land my next promotion! What a fantastic promotion! I hope I have the good luck to win.

7081 Matt Cooper December 18, 2012 at 1:58 am

Medium chestnut! Beautiful bag.

7082 Alejandro December 18, 2012 at 2:19 am

Medium, chestnut. Would be just the ticket!!

7083 Scott James Douglas December 18, 2012 at 3:01 am

Large, Dark Coffee brown with the pigskin lining. Absolutely needed, gotta keep updating my style and this would fit perfectly.

7084 Evan December 18, 2012 at 3:10 am

I like the large briefcase in chestnut. It’s truly a treasure.

7085 Steve Zimovan December 18, 2012 at 3:42 am

I would want to win the Large, Tobacco Brown. It is perfect.


7086 Zack Bernardin December 18, 2012 at 3:49 am

Medium chestnut pigskin!

7087 Travis P. December 18, 2012 at 3:52 am

I’d love a large in carbon black!

7088 David December 18, 2012 at 3:57 am

Large, dark coffee brown.

7089 Justin Frazier December 18, 2012 at 4:05 am

The Medium in Chestnut would suit me well I think.

7090 Nevada J. Sowle December 18, 2012 at 4:12 am

I’d love the medium chestnut!

7091 John Hoke December 18, 2012 at 4:41 am

Large Tobacco Brown.


7092 Jacob Barrett December 18, 2012 at 4:47 am

I’d quite like a briefcase of the large chestnut variety please :)

7093 Kasper Højegaard December 18, 2012 at 4:56 am

medium. tobacco brown. pigskin lining
Thank you

7094 George December 18, 2012 at 5:11 am

Medium, chestnut thank you!

7095 Bill December 18, 2012 at 6:05 am

The large, Tabacco would be my choice. It is just the right size for a manly cross country adventure. I could a change of clothes, toiletries, and a book as i hitchhiked and bused my way across the country. The bandits, weather, and open road would be no match for this briefcase.

7096 Jeremy December 18, 2012 at 6:17 am

Large, tobacco brown please.

7097 Nathaniel December 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

Large in chestnut. Here’s hoping!

7098 Michael Jankowski December 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

I’d like the large, dark coffee brown, with a suede lining. Though I realize my odds of winning are about the same as me being hit by a racecar driven by a lion.

7099 Mike P December 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

A medium in dark coffee brown is the one for me!

7100 Greg December 18, 2012 at 6:36 am

Medium Chestnut Pigskin

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