Vera Bradley Messenger Bag Giveaway!

The Vera Bradley Messenger Bag giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered!  I will be giving away even more great products here, so make sure you check back in...

It's time for another giveaway!  This time I am giving away a brand new Vera Bradley Messenger Bag in Mod Floral Blue.  The details regarding how to enter this giveaway can be found below.

Messenger bags are one of the most versatile styles on the planet!  I think that's why I love them so much.  I purchased my first one to carry back and forth to work.  At first, I thought I would just be stuffing paperwork in it, but I soon found I was using it for much more than that - water bottles, snacks, change of clothes, and other odds and ends.  It could carry practically everything, and I definitely put mine to good use!

Anyway, here's a picture of the one that you can enter to win...

Vera Bradley Messenger Bag

This giveaway is very simple to enter...

HOW TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

• If you win this bag, how will you use it?  Post a comment here, finishing this sentence: “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for...”
• Make sure your e-mail is entered correctly in the form in case you win.
• Privacy is protected, and e-mails are only used to work out the details for mailing the winner the item won during this giveaway
• Duplicate entries will be removed. One entry per person please.
• Your chance to enter this giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at midnight EST.
• Only open to residents of USA.
• The winner will be chosen using a random number generator.
• The winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!

More Details About This Bag...

The Vera Bradley Messenger Bags have evolved over the years.  Both the original and current styles are generously sized at 14¾” x 11½" x 4".  Both also have a handy zippered pocket that runs along the exterior back of the bag.  However, the redesigned version has a slightly longer handle, two gusseted pockets instead of three slip pockets under the flap, and two extra slip pockets, one on each side of the bag exterior.

This giveaway is for the original style in the pretty Mod Floral Blue fabric.  The adjustable handle and buckles under the flap are navy blue.  It's also machine washable, although you will need to remove the cardboard base before throwing it in the washing machine.  I purchased this particular bag at the 2008 fall outlet sale at a great discount.  However, if I had paid full price for it, it would have cost $82.00.

The lucky winner of this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag will be announced on May 28th.  Make sure you read the entry rules and leave a comment before that day.  Best of luck to everyone!

UPDATE ON 5/28/09

The responses to this giveaway were incredible!  There were 38 valid entries, and to be honest, I wish I had a Messenger Bag to give to everyone who left a comment!  Unfortunately, I only have one, so as with previous contests, I used the random number generator at mathgoodies.com to select the winner.

Maria, who left comment #22, is the lucky winner...

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Congratulations, Maria! I will be contacting you by email to work out shipping arrangements. A big thanks to everyone who entered. Make sure you keep checking in - I will be posting another giveaway very soon...

Comments

  1. Jill Garst (#1) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” a baby bag. I love the fact that it can go over your shoulder and act as a sling. Which is nice when you are trying to juggle a bag and a baby!

  2. Christina Griggs (#2) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…
    everything. I will use it to tote stuff home from the office. I will use it to carry my youngest’s diapers and extra clothes. And, finally, I will use it to carry the multitude of junk that I somehow must have to survive my eldest’s soccer games and practice with my sanity and two relatively unscathed children.

  3. Jill Clark (#3) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it as… my everyday bag. Currently, I find myself juggling my planner, my purse, my lunch, workout clothes and any other files that I bring home with me. If I had this bag, well, those things wouldn’t have to be juggled any longer, they would have a home! It would a great item to own not only for the versatility but because of the storage. Great pockets, comfortable to wear, great color choice and it can be used for anything!

  4. Stacy (#4) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for a baby bag! I love that it goes over the shoulder and has plenty of room for baby stuff, but is classy and stylish!

  5. anne (#5) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it to carry my scrapbooking materials this summer and then let my daughter to use it for school in August! A great multi-purpose bag!! Thanks!

  6. kinderteacher (#6) says:

    If I win thie Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will be so excited. I teach kindergarten and always have TOO much to carry. :) Vera Bradley bags are quite the COOL bag to carry…….. so far all I have is a lunch bag :)
    It will be put to good use. Thank you ;)

  7. Stephen King (#7) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” a present for my wife. She fell in love with the Vera Bradley line of products a couple years back and she can’t get enough. She’s always carrying all of her teaching supplies in the tote bags, or some other bag not designed for carrying documents and the like/snacks for her breaks/ etc…

    I also love to win browny points with her… I think she would find it romantic that I would be on the look out for vera bradley stuff for her. So, help a poor guy out :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win it messenger bag!

    stephen k.

  8. Roseann (#8) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for … several purposes. First to carry my things to and from work and second right now for carrying around papers for the houses my husband and I are looking at. One day maybe I’ll be lucky enough to use it as a baby bag also!

    Thank you for such a great contest!

    Roseann

  9. Brandi (#9) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” to carry all of my purse items this summer while I’m on crutches for 12 weeks. This is a great bag that can go over my shoulder to leave my hands free. This is an awesome contest with a great prize.

    Brandi

  10. Kayley (#10) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” absolutely everything! I have so many thing I could use it for. I could use it at school to carry all of my books and papers. I could use it at work to carry all of my papers, snacks and water. I would use it when I travel to put everything in. There are so many uses for this bag that they’re endless!
    I know the bag will be put to good use!!!
    Thanks for having such a wonderful prize!!

  11. Angie (#11) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” my inspiration bag as I go out looking for a job. I honestly thought I was going to make it through these tough economy times with my job intact. But, here I am after ten years of service for a well know retailer (longest employee in my location) looking for a job.

  12. Lorna (#12) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” taking all my school supplies to school. (I teach pro bono at one of the public schools and see approximately 540 students in a week.) Vera Bradley is still not that large around here and I grew to love it when I admired another lady’s what I now know was a Provincial Red Mimi. It took many years but I finally found a few pieces here and there. This Mod Floral Blue Messenger would be a lovely addition.

    Thank you for your generous contest.

  13. Dawn (#13) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” A bag to carry all my school books in. I have not had a bag big enough for all my school books and all the other items that are normally in my purse.

  14. Patty (#14) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag”, I would give it to my daughter to use as a baby bag. She is due to have twin boys in about 4 weeks, and she already has three other chidlren. This would be a great bag for her to carry over her sholder.

  15. Sheilah (#15) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…carrying school books and supplies to various places I travel around town. We homeschool and our classroom is not limited to the house, so this messenger would be a very cool and pretty way to carry some curriculum!

  16. Becky (#16) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it to carry my PTO stuff to and from school for meetings.

  17. Marissa (#17) says:

    replacing my everyday work bag collection which consists of a combination of plastic bags, recyclable grocery bags and a lunch bag. This bag will simplify my life :)

  18. Ann (#18) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for… my computer and books for class. Since I seem to have bad luck with computers, as I just bought my 3rd one in 2 years because I always drop them or somehow break them. I’m sure having a bag for my computer will keep me from having to make another large investment!

  19. Mary Oliverio (#19) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for …… EVERYTHING! I could use it to carry my paperwork and stuff to and from work, to be better organized when going to the store and it would be great to take on an airplane and hold magazines! The possibilities are endless!

  20. Peggy Weiss (#20) says:

    If I win the Vera Messenger bag I could use it for everything. Would love it for carrying papers and a book or two.It would help me be more organized.

  21. Meg Van Patten (#21) says:

    If I win the Vera Bradley Messenger bag I will use it to carry the multitude of things I drag around every day that somehow end up on the floor of my mini-van: letters to mail, granola bars (emergency kid snacks), water bottles, papers from work, extra kleenex, my wallet, the list goes on and on and on and on.

  22. Maria (#22) says:

    a combo purse/quick diaper bag for my current foster baby. This would be perfect for those quick jaunts out when I’d not need a full size diaper bag for the day – AND have room for all my mommy stuff!

  23. dorabee (#23) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley messenger bag I would give it to my niece for a graduation present. She is graduating from High School and she is the last grandchild to graduate and the only girl among six grandsons. She will be going on to college and it will be perfect for her to carry on campus.

  24. Elaine Kretzmer (#24) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley messenger bag, it will cheer my whole day like a bouquet of flowers. While doing all my everyday duties and chores it will become my “right-hand pouch”. By the end of the day, or after visiting a bookstore or library the purse will be so helpful. Once home my more than standard Scnauzer will think “I hope there are alot of treats for me in there”. Being so curious, she will come to life trying to open that bag and sniff around. That’s where the bag’s lovely flap becomes most handy. Flowers always make me smile.

  25. Alison (#25) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag I will give it as a graduation gift to my wonderful babysitter, Rachel, who just found out she got a nice scholarship to high school. She loves Vera bags and can use this bag to carry her books. I understand that in high school you bring your books to school in a backpack and carry them from class to class in a VERA! Either way, Congrats Rachel!

  26. Jean H (#26) says:

    …. I will use it to carry music and my agenda. Anything that looks this great has to be a great organizer too.l

  27. Christel D (#27) says:

    If I win this vera bradley messenger bag I will use it to be my work purse. I work in a nursing home on the night shift and this would be perfect to carry my lunch, drinks, money, keys and my curent book I am reading instead of lugging 3 different bags. Thank You and good luck too all.

  28. Lauren Lowe (#28) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for a baby bag. I am new the the Vera Bradley world and I am in love with it. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant with baby #2 and Iwill definately need a baby bag and i wouldn’t chose anything but a Vera bag!

  29. Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

  30. Dawn from DiscountFabricHandbags.com says:

    Sorry Mike, but to be entered in this giveaway, you have to let us know what you would do with the Messenger Bag if you won…

  31. Joyce Calpin (#29) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for my laptop to take on vaction to visit my son. My purse and accessories are in the mod floral blue for the summer. I just love this pattern! I like that it has a shoulder strap. I am afraid that the ones with just a handle are too easy to drop. It would also be nice to use on day trips and going to craft shows as I always take a water bottle, snacks, and many other items with me and would fit nicely. I also have a granddaughter now and if I take her anywhere, I could put all of her needed items in it instead of taking a purse and a diaper bag.

  32. Katie (#30) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it to carry around my books, scrubs and supplies because I will be starting nursing school in the fall!

  33. Amy (#31) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…
    my everything bag!! I am a mother of two girl’s and we are always on the go. It would be perfect for everything they need(diapers,wipes,juice boxes,etc…..) and all my everyday day stuff too!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  34. Ellen Huang (#32) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for my book manuscript in progress museum research bag. I am writing a revision of my dissertation and will be publishing a book on porcelain in 2010, if I can just revise and organize files fast enough. I need a bag that can fit my daily research items, including dictionaries, laptops, and my photocopies that I make during my research at various art history institutions, including museums here and abroad!

  35. Weiming (#33) says:

    “If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…” a gift to an expecting mother at our church in Hayward who is an art nouveau enthusiast!

  36. paula (#34) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for… everything!
    i am a 29 yr old bartender who is going back to school to be an lpn.
    it would be a great bag for school and work and everything in between .
    since i go to work right after school. i love your bags .

  37. Tammy (#35) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag I will use it as a baby bag for my two boys.

  38. Mandy (#36) says:

    If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for…books for school!

  39. If I win this Vera Bradley Messenger Bag, I will use it for a baby bag.

  40. Amanda Johnson (#38) says:

    If I win this bag I will use it as my teaching bag. I teach fifth grade in an inner city school. This bag would be perfect for carrying all those assignments home to be graded:)