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!

801 Anthony December 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

large chestnut looks like the way to go!

802 Ivan K. December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Medium Dark Coffee Brown. Thank you very much for this contest!

803 Jay Parzych December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Large, Carbon Black, Pigskin

804 Papa Doble December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Large Briefcase Thin in Dark Coffee Brown if that is an option. Otherwise, Large Classic Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown.

805 Corey December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Medium. Dark Coffee Brown. Pigskin. Merry Christmas!

806 Isaac Hee December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Didn’t need to visit the website, already knew I’d want the Large in Chestnut!

807 Brett December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Medium Tobacco Brown

808 Dan Jones December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Carbon Black medium to go with my Carbon Black overnighter

809 Elliot Stoll December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Medium chestnut. What a beautiful bag.

810 Ben Boblis December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Ooooh, I would love the Large Carbon Black bag. It is gorgeous. :-)

811 Kevin December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Medium Dark Coffee Brown, please and thank you.

812 Brady G December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown

“Don’t be penny wise and dollar foolish.”

813 Josh December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Large chestnut. I’d be afraid the Medium couldn’t fit my laptop, even though it’s not quite a 17″.

814 Zachary December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Medium in tobacco brown would be excellent.

815 Jessica December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I would be thrilled to win the large Tobacco brown brief case. Jeepers, I might even throw a jubilation if I win.

816 Mr. Joszef December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The medium in chestnut looks like it’s a perfect laptop bag/ briefcase. I’d love something heavy enough to last some years.

817 ChrisB December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Large, dark coffee (a popular choice, it seems).

Thanks!

818 Dustin December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Large Chestnut for me!

819 James W December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Large Chestnut in front of an open fire!

820 Josh December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown

821 Nathan Smith December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Dear TAM,

All I want for Christmas is a large Saddleback Leather Briefcase in tobacco brown. I will be gracious in winning and gracious in losing. Manly Honor must be present in all parts of our lives. Merry Christmas everyone!

822 Wes K December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Large in Tobacco Brown.

823 Jeff Pellizzari December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

a Large in dark coffee brown would be awesome for my new job!

824 Austin Henley December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Classic Briefcase
Size-Large
Color-Chestnut
Lining-Suede

825 Kyle Westlake December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

One Large, Dark Coffee Brown for me please. My unborn children need something to inherit!!!

Thanks AoM, and Saddleback!

-Kyle

826 cayton December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Large briefcase, Chestnut color. These things are so handsome (I love my wallet)!

827 Saul December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Large, Chestnut. Thank you.

828 Timothy Long December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Large – Dark Coffee Brown

Happy Christmas, AoM and Saddleback!

829 David December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown.

Cheers!

830 chad December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Large, chestnut to match my wallet.

831 stevieb1972 December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Large dark coffee brown. been wanting this for about 4 years…

832 Conner December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I’ve been a faithful reader of AoM for about a year now and through different articles I have come to adore Saddleback’s products. I would love to have a Medium Tobacco Brown bag!

833 Mike December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A Large, Dark Coffee Brown briefcase would make an awesome addition to my growing collection of Saddleback gear!!!!

834 Andrew December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Large, dark coffee brown, and pigskin, if you please.

835 Kevin December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A large one of these in dark coffee brown would be a dream come true.

836 K. P. December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Medium, Chestnut Brown with Suede please!

837 Nelson December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A large chestnut would be just fine please.

838 Ed P. December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown.Then I can give away my messenger bag and lug this bad boy to work every day.

839 Daniel December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A Medium, Dark Coffee Brown Classic Briefcase would make me rather happy. Merry Christmas everyone!

840 Robert December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Extra Large – Chestnut. I’m a business and farm lender without a big strong briefcase, I’ve resorted to carrying cardboard bankers boxes full of files. Take pity on me.

841 Caleb December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A medium chestnut with suede lining is for a country gentleman.

842 Dan Milleson December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Tobacco Brown Duffel!

843 John December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A medium chestnut would be lovely, thanks for the opportunity!

844 Roth December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Large Tobacco

845 Benny December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

A medium “Classic Briefcase” in tobacco brown would be perfect for veterinary school. Thanks!

846 Howard December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Large, chestnut, pigskin please – it would certainly make my Christmas. Thank you.

847 Chad December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Extra Large, Tobacco Brown. Merry christmas! Thankyou.

848 Cula Jackson December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Large Carbon Black

849 Chris December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’d love one of these…I enter every time. Maybe this is my year?

Large, Chestnut

Good luck to all!

850 Chris Jay December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Medium Chestnut with pigskin.

851 Michael Molloy December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Classic Briefcase. Medium. Tobacco Brown. Happy Holidays to all

852 Jeremy Bierman December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Large, Chestnut. That will do just fine.

853 Daniela Ruffolo December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Large Chestnut

854 Scott December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Large dark coffee brown

855 Jason December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I would love to have a Large Chestnut Briefcase!

856 Jon December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown.

857 Andrew Nyhus December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Large, chestnut please. It’s already on my wish list, but I’m anticipating neckties anyway.

858 Mike Dux December 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I’d like to retire my Chrome Messenger Bag with something a bit more refined and fitting.

The Large Tobacco Brown would allow me to carry all my gear and display a distinguished aire.

859 Paul December 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Large Chestnut Briefcase

860 Wes December 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Large Tobacco brown would be perfect!!

861 Lucas Bailey December 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Dark Coffee Brown. Whatever size is available would be great. Merry Christmas!

862 Michal J. December 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Medium, Tobacco Brown.

Thank you. ;)

863 Andrew December 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Large Thin briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown.

864 Justin S. December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Large in chestnut. Thanks!

865 Jack Collens December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

This has been on my wishlist for over a year – Large in Tobacco Brown, please! Dear Lord, if you’re out there, please let me win this so I can have a bag that will last forever and that my children will fight over when my time on this Earth is done!

866 Charles December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Large in Chestnut is awesome

867 Nick December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Large, Chestnut. I love that you guys do this.

868 Matt December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Large dark coffee brown with pigskin.

869 Matt S. December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

XL, Chestnut.

870 Michal Safranek December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Wowza!

I’d love to get Medium, Tobacco Brown, in the off chance I’m actually selected.

Thanks!

Michal

871 Tom Downey December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown & Pigskin.

872 Trent December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

A medium in chestnut please Santa.

873 Nathan Styles December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I’d sure love the large, dark coffee brown briefcase.

874 Brad December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Large, chestnut, pigskin. Yes please.

875 Michael December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown. Thanks!

876 Dan December 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Medium Dark Coffee Brown

877 Allen December 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Large Dark Coffee Brown

878 Domenic S December 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Large Chestnut

879 Matt December 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

medium chestnut briefcase

880 Andy Cameron December 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Large coffee brown, please!

881 Jared Wertz December 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Medium, Dark Coffee Brown, Pigskin. Sweet!

882 Matt Bianco December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Love the dark coffee, medium briefcase!

883 Justin December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Medium Dark Coffee Brown.

884 Chris R December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Medium, Chestnut

885 Shepherd December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Dark Coffee Brown in Large, if you please. Thank you, and 73s.

886 Craig December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Large chestnut

887 Ben December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Large Chestnut. Merry Christmas!

888 Taylor December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown. Roll Tide.

889 Sydney Wood December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Here is a reply I receive about there broken link on color a personality. Hope it helps those stuck on color choice.

Tobacco brown fits people who are: easy-going, laid-back, casual, creative, big-dog lovers. It also fits folks who are fairly low-maintenance, have a great sense of humor, and love travel and the outdoors.

Carbon black suits people who: look good in black leather jackets, wear thick, black-framed glasses, drive a Volvo, and frequent Starbucks. It also suits people who are really into Sci-Fi movies and comic books, interested in Asian culture, love cats (not dogs so much), and are very likable.

Chestnut reddish brown is great for people who are: professional and creative at the same time, classier than most, excellent at dressing and decorating with style, and have a great sense of humor.

Dark coffee brown is a magnet for those who: are more natural, love the outdoors, are successful professionals, have lots of friends, read a lot of books, and are quite intellectual.

890 Ryan December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown.

Merry Christmas ya’ll. Love the site.

891 Colin Steele December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

That large chestnut one looks cool.

892 Andy C. Birmingham December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Oh, wow, I actually asked my girlfriend for the chestnut brown, large bag. I’ve wanted this bag for 2 years now. And when I told her what I wanted all I got was an eye roll and a slow head shake. Given we saving for a house and a marraige. But a man can dream can’t he?

893 Jack December 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Large, Chestnut. The manly equivalent of the red ryder bb gun with a compass in the stock!

894 eric December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Medium in dark coffee brown!

895 Bryce December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown. I hope i get this bag, as I’d like to make one myself using it as reference, and then give my father the original.

896 Scott Germain December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Large, Dark Coffee Brown, and yes pigskin. Thanks for “The Art of Manliness” its a great gift as well.

897 Matt December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Extra large Chestnut. Roasting on an open fire.

898 Josh Weinstein December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I’d like a Medium Dark Coffee Brown with 2 sugars, please.

899 gus December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

dark coffee brown, medium.

900 Jonathan Griffiths December 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Dark Coffee Brown, large size. That’s an amazing giveaway!

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