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!

7301 Joseph Messer December 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Extra large, Chestnut.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.

7302 Ray Cowan December 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Large. Dark Coffee. Please Santy.

7303 David hiller December 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Large chestnut

7304 Harry O December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

oops I said that wrong I was listening to my wife actually I want it in Chestnut. Extra Large

7305 Rowdy S. December 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Large, dark brown coffee please.

7306 Kyle Eaton December 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown.

7307 Thomas December 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Large chestnut for me please

7308 Katie D in LBK December 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

My husband would get a lot of use out of a medium briefcase in chestnut. [He got one of Saddleback's wallets for Christmas last year.]

7309 Rob D in LBK December 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

After using a Saddleback wallet for a year, I’m convinced of the quality of these products.

Medium, chestnut.

7310 Jorge Menendez December 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Carbon Black – Medium

7311 Gerald December 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Large Chestnut Suede!!!

7312 Mat H December 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

It’s got to be the medium in dark coffee brown. Anything bigger is just asking for it to be junked up; keep it simple.

7313 Will O. December 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I would like a medium classic briefcase in dark coffee brown please.

7314 Felix C. December 18, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Briefcase Thin, Medium, in Chestnut. =)

7315 Cap December 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Large dark coffee

7316 Rob Freund December 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I would love a Large Chestnut with suede interior; Thank you guys for offering this sweepstakes – such a cool opportunity, especially for a broke student like me lol! Happy Holidays!

7317 Seb December 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Large, dark coffee brown. Thanks!

7318 Daniel Varghese December 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Large, Tobacco Brown

7319 Jeff R December 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

This is the most beautiful briefcase!! This would make Christmas amazing!

Medium, Chestnut, pigskin.

Merry Christmas!!

7320 Alexandra December 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

A large dark coffee would be perfect for Christmas. Thanks! :)

7321 Adam Lawson December 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Extra large, dark coffee. It’d go with my redwings!

7322 Mark Scureman December 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Medium Dark Coffee. Hmm..that actually sounds like a good idea right about now. Think I’ll go brew some!

7323 David December 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Large Chestnut

7324 Taylor Rousey December 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Medium – Dark Coffee Brown – Pigskin lining

7325 Scott December 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Medium chestnut. And thanks!

7326 Jake December 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Yes PLEASE! Large, Dark coffee.

7327 Michael Kimmitt December 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Xtra Large, Dark Coffee Brown, Pigskin. Awesome!

7328 Rob Wasarhaley December 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Carbon Black

7329 Grady Martine December 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Medium – Dark Coffee Brown – Pigskin

7330 AOK December 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Large,Tobacco Brown, Pigskin.

7331 Hailey December 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Large and Dark Coffee Brown for the mister.

7332 Eric December 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Large, dark coffee brown would be oh so nice.

7333 Kevin December 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Large, Chestnut, Pigskin please!

Merry Christmas everyone!

7334 Andrew December 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Tobacco Brown


7335 Jon December 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

That large dark coffee brown classic briefcase is about the manliest damn thing I ever did see.

7336 Corte Fierstein December 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Large – Tobacco Brown

7337 Grant December 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Medium, Dark coffee brown, Suede

7338 Zach Dickmann December 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Extra-Large, Tobacco Brown, Pigskin

7339 Dan Johnson December 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Large Chestnut. Fingers Crossed.

7340 Thomas December 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Dark Coffee Brown
Oh please.

7341 Lee December 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Dear Manly Santa,

I would like a large, dark coffee brown, please.

7342 Ken December 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Large, Chestnut, Pigskin

7343 Phillip Losh December 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Large Dark Coffee Pigskin.

7344 Dylan R. December 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Dark Coffee Brown

7345 Jeremy Bailey December 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I like the Chestnut. Extra Large. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

7346 Frank M December 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Large Chestnut. C’mon Santa!!

7347 Scott N. December 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Large:Tobacco Brown, Sued

7348 Jeff Burns December 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Large: Chestnut. Great site! Thanks!

7349 Josh W December 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Large, Carbon Black, Pigskin.

7350 John December 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Classic Large Tobacco

7351 McCord December 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Large, dark coffee brown. Thanks!

7352 Ryan C December 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Large, dark coffee brown, suede lining. Tks!

7353 Erich W. December 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Medium: Dark Coffee Brown w/pigskin lining. Merry Christmas and Happy (Birthday to me) New Year!

7354 Jeremy Honea December 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Kick awesome, full grain, brown, leather water bag!

7355 Tim Knauff December 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

A large, dark coffee brown would be simply brilliant. Thanks for offering this!

7356 Paul D December 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Extra Large and Chestnut, please.

Extra large because you need to carry lots of books as trainee lawyer

7357 Jeff December 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Medium chestnut. Would love to rock this through the ATL.

7358 Corey December 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Large, dark coffee brown.

7359 Driko December 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Medium, Carbon Black. Thx!

7360 Chrissy C December 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Large, Dark Coffee, Suede.
My dad is the classiest man alive and has done so much for me- including putting my broke butt through college, and I wish I could give him something as classy as this for Christmas!

7361 Paty December 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Large Darck Coffee Brown

7362 Edgar E. December 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Medium – Carbon Black – Pigskin.

Please and thank you!!

7363 Laurence Blount December 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I would love a Large Dark Coffee Brown w/ pigskin lining.


7364 Bany December 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown

7365 Sean December 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I’d love a Large Chestnut bag.

7366 Benito G December 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Large, Carbon Black. please

7367 Andrew O. December 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Large Chestnut

7368 Carter Berens December 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Extra large, chestnut. Thanks!

7369 Zack December 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I decided I liked the large bag in dark coffee brown. I’ve also decided that I would like to be selected. Thank you.

7370 Michael Robison December 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Classic Briefcase, large, dark coffee brown, suede lined

7371 Emily Honea December 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Large. Chestnut. I think I should win. Thanks. :)

7372 Sean Darling December 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Medium in Dark Coffee Brown. Santa, baby…

7373 Steve R December 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Large, Chestnut, please.

Many, many thanks!

7374 John December 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Extra Large; Dark Coffee Brown.
You guys are great, have a merry Christmas.

7375 Jason B December 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless You! Extra large, Chestnut. Amazing bags!

7376 Jason Clark December 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm


Luggage Salesman: Have you thought much about luggage, Mr. Banks?
Joe Banks: No.
Luggage Salesman: It’s the central preoccupation of my life.

7377 Jesse Foust December 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

Large, Chestnut.

Thanks for the chance!

7378 Danny December 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

Medium Dark Coffee Brown

Merry Christmas!

7379 Steve P December 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

The Large Classic Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown would be an amazing Christmas gift! Merry Christmas!

7380 Jamall December 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

Medium Chestnut looks beautiful. Cheers. Happy Merry Christmas!

7381 Erik Peet December 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

Tobacco Light Brown

7382 Jack (Flinty) D December 19, 2012 at 12:26 am

Medium, chestnut would be wonderful.

Best of luck to everyone
Who, like me, lusts after one!

7383 Angel B December 19, 2012 at 12:32 am

X-Large, tobacco brown. Thanks!

7384 Benjamin Crownover December 19, 2012 at 12:34 am

Large, carbon black. Merry Christmas!

7385 Nikolas G. December 19, 2012 at 12:36 am

Large. Dark Coffee. Come on Krampus!

7386 Deb Duran December 19, 2012 at 12:55 am

Large, Dark Coffee. Thanks!

7387 Cozzi December 19, 2012 at 1:00 am

Extra Large, Tobacco brown, suede.

Merry christmas to everyone, even though th world ends in two days, haha.

7388 Zach B December 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

Large Chestnut. My Saddleback wallet is amazing. Always wanted a bag but can’t spend the money yet.

7389 Mark Rahzen December 19, 2012 at 1:05 am

Tobacco Brown

7390 David Robert Wright December 19, 2012 at 1:21 am

Medium chestnut brown

7391 Vinnie Pai December 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

Large/chestnut – fingers crossed!

7392 Terry Davies December 19, 2012 at 2:05 am

Extra large, chestnut, suede. That’s one sweet bag

7393 Ben H. December 19, 2012 at 2:05 am

Large, Dark Coffee Brown please

7394 Ryan E.M. December 19, 2012 at 2:14 am

Large, chestnut, pigskin. I don’t know what to say to increase my slim chances of getting this bag, so here’s a terrible joke:
What do you call a nosy pepper?
Jalapeno business.

7395 Brandon Kightlinger December 19, 2012 at 2:22 am

If I win, I’d like the bag to be…
Size – Large
Color – Chestnut

Thanks for the chance!

7396 Corey December 19, 2012 at 3:17 am

Large, Dark Coffee. Awesome.

7397 Tyler December 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

That is a manly bag! The extra large, chestnut, & pigskin looks great. Happy Holidays and look forward to another year of great articles!

7398 Jeroen VdP December 19, 2012 at 3:49 am

Large, Dark Coffee Brown…. I need a new bag for school ;-). Merry Christmas from Belgium everybody.

7399 Jason Turner December 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

Medium bag in Tobacco Brown

7400 Bryan J December 19, 2012 at 4:17 am

Medium. Carbon black. So sexy.

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