{CLOSED} giveaway . jo totes camera bags for ladies

February 1, 2012 separator Fashion

Remember this post about my new Jo Totes bag? Well, I’m still head over heels for it – it’s become my new daily carryall. It’s perfect for keeping all my things, yet the separate compartments keep my my hoarding in check. 

my bag (and fave boots, of course!)

Can anybody relate to this?:

I’ll go to pick up a little purse, and it weighs 80 pounds, so I’m like, “Why the heck is this beast so heavy? I’ve only got my wallet and Blistex in it!!!” …and then I start looking, and I also have a brush, my Kindle and a book, enough food to get me through a snowstorm in Siberia, and two cats stowed away. 

Anywho, I’m rambling, as I tend to do. Here’s the deal: one of you lucky readers gets to choose any Jo Totes bag of your choice ($109 value)! 

To enter, “like” Jo Totes on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall letting them know you found them at Shrimp Salad Circus (feel free to tag Shrimp Salad Circus) or if you’re not on Facebook, visit Jo Totes, and tell me over here which bag is your favorite and what you’d put in it if you won. Be sure to leave a comment here with entry and your email address.

For two additional entries, you can leave a comment telling me you follow the blog (via RSS feed, email, Google Friend Connect, or Blog Lovin’), and you can share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog. Be sure to tag Shrimp Salad Circus in Facebook posts or @ShrimpSalad in tweets so that I can see them! Please leave a separate comment for each entry, up to a total of three entries/comments. 

This giveaway will end on Monday, February 13, and I’ll announce the winner on Vee Day. Good luck, mockingbirds!


  1. Moving the tripod attachment to the side helps load carrying, but makes it awkward to get in the bag in a hurry.

  2. I made a facebook post with my blog page!

    bubblynature (@) gmail.com

  3. I would LOVE the teal “rose” camera purse. It is so pretty!!! I have liked jo Totes on FB!!!

    bubblynature (@) gmail.com

  4. I like the Betsy black bag and I would put my Nikon camera and my journal in it. So cute!

    scarter305 at aol dot com

  5. My favorite Jo Totes camera bag is Rose- Raspberry.
    I’d put my Canon 60D with Sigma 18-125mm lens, Bower flash and my iPhone in it.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    janashea at gmail dot com

  6. I liked Jo Totes on Facebook: Kary Weerd
    I left a comment on their wall letting them know that I found them on shrimp salad circus.

  7. Rose – Moss tote is awesome
    i liked and shared and posted on facebook also subscribed to your email :o)

    prayn AT live dot com

  8. I really like the Betsy in marigold but would likely pick chocolate since it goes with more. I would keep my camera, lens, baby toys, wipes, diaper or two and regular purse stuff 🙂 martinez.tonya at gmail dot com

  9. I not only like Jo Totes, I LOVE Jo Totes!
    I like them all, but my favorite is the Rose – Sugarplum! I JUST upgraded my DSLR, so now I need to upgrade to one of these fashionable totes! The new camera needs a new home!, as well as my lenses, flash, and anything thing else I can fit! 😀

    [email protected]

  10. So sorry I am not on Facebook.

    However, my favourite from Jo’s is the lovely Rose – Marigold! Adorable! I’d put my bling phone, my victoria secrets handbag kit, my Ray-ban glasses, vintage handkerchief and my scooter keys in it.. ooo, I am dreaming!

    writingdame at gmail dot com

  11. Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! I’ve drooled over beautiful camera bags like this for so long. I think my favorite is definitely the Rose. Teal is probably my preferred color (Marigold is pretty too).

    janeandchar | gmail & etsy

  12. one more…I am now a member of your blog. not because of the giveaway but because this is a cool blog with lots of good photos and stories. making this short…

  13. what? I’m commenter 201? I’m hiding out from FB, so I’m here. I would like to enter the giveaway. I love the Chocolate Betty. What would I put in it…my new Kindle Fire I got for christmas, with cover, my trusty ole Casio with bulky carrier, i use it for my etsy business, four pairs of glasses–one dark prescript for driving in sunlight, one clear prescript for driving at night, one for reading, one backup reading; plus…hair brush, pen, eye liner, lip gloss, dental floss sticks, lipstick, loose change, kleenex, cell phone (no cover), paper clip, note paper, bank cards, Costco card, Starbucks card, bonus cards, id, mail, stamps, keys! two for driving, one for the po box, one for the storage unit…sorry, i get wordy. Thanks and have a good one!

  14. I love the Betsy in black or brown, but I also love the Rose in black. I don’t have a facebook so can’t share there, but I do have twitter, so as soon as I tweet it, I will come back and let you know.

    [email protected]

  15. I already love Jo Totes on Facebook and I have my eye on the Rose in Marigold! Either way, I’m getting this bag! haha I am a newborn photographer and mother to 1 and 1 on the way. In need of a bigger bag than the one I have. I will carry my camera and personal items that don’t currently fit in my bag now.

    thanks again for hosting an awesome giveaway!
    [email protected]

  16. Hello Lindsay! I just posted on the wall and the bag that i immediately fell in love with is http://jototes.com/handbags/millie-teal its a lovely pop of color for the spring season which is coming up real fast. If i won this fantastic bag i would style it with a flowy spring dress maybe something lace or sheer, or both. I would pair it with a light jacket in a nice tan color along with some spring wedges. I would finish the outfit off with some light accessories, silver jewelry, a flower head band and then of course this bright bag to make my outfit complete. As for makeup i would keep it pretty simple working mostly with the golds and browns keeping the face looking dewy and fresh. Thanks 😀 Oh and i almost forgot you can contact me at [email protected] 😀

  17. I love Jo Totes! I would love to win one of their bags! I follow you via email, and I love everything about your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these bags =)

    [email protected]

  18. As a wedding & events planner, I would LOVE to use the Betsy in black or marigold to carry all of my bride emergency kit, files, notes, personal items, AND a camera to take my own photos of my events. [email protected]

  19. I would love the betsy in chocolate! I have been looking for a brown purse AND in need of a camera bag so I would have both! I could carry my purse contents plus a kindle and my Nikon…maybe even my back-up camera!
    [email protected]

  20. New fan! Love photography and I’m tired of my bag weighing 80 pounds lol I follow your blog via email =)

  21. i love the Millie- Moss. I would put my camera and purse stuff in it. That way I could have all I need in one place
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

  22. Rose bag in pewter is my favorite. I like Jo Totes on FB and commented on their wall.

  23. I love the Betsy in chocolate, so classic. I would love to carry my Ninon in there with me everywhere and of course with 3 little ones I am sure there would be some diapers and wipes!

  24. Betsy in black. With my Canon, 28mm, 28-135mm, iPad, flash in the bag

  25. My favorite bag is the Betsy in Mustard (although I must admit, I really love them all!). Photography is my favorite hobby and my Nikon would be riding in style in this bag 🙂
    [email protected]

  26. My favorite is the Millie in Teal and I’d put my Sony alpha and my lenses in it (and probably my Sony H20 as well). Thanks.

    ariel36disney [at] yahoo [dot] com

  27. The betsy chocolate and betsy mustard are beautiful, but each bag is made so well I think they’re all awesome 🙂

  28. Love it! I’m already a follower via GFC, my nick is fisiwoman.

    Ana Belén R.M

  29. so excited for this giveaway. I like them on facebook and told them you sent me 🙂

  30. My favorite one is Betsy-Black and if I won I ‘d like to put many precious items to me in, and first of all my camera of course,my mobile phone and my lipstick also!

    Enter me please!
    e-mail address: [email protected]

  31. I love, love Jo Totes and would love to win a Betsy or Millie bag … although I love all the bags and would be happy with any one of the styles to carry my new Nikon D3100. I also tweeted and shared on FB!

  32. The Betsy Bags! Oh my. In either brown or mustard. Would be perfect for my SLR which I never take out anymore as it doesn’t fit in any of my bags. Would have to throw in my harinezumi camera too!

    clare dot julia @ gmail dot com

  33. I like the Betsy in black bag. I would put my digital camera inside along with my wallet, makeup, checkbook, and kleenex! Nice selection, thanks for the chance to win! Karen, [email protected]

  34. I’m loving the Rose – Marigold!
    I just recently got an SLR and am having a hard time toting it around :-/
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

  35. I love the Betsy in Chocolate! I liked and posted on Jo Totes facebook as Olesia Flegka

  36. Just came over from Jo Totes and I love the Rose tote especially in Sugarplum (purple). Its the perfect size for all my books and magazines! Thanks for the chance to win
    [email protected]

  37. “liked” Jo Totes on Facebook and left a comment
    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  38. I’m in love with the Millie bag in Marigold!
    (I also commented on their facebook but it wouldn’t link for me on my computer right now.)
    brylie.muhlestein (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. I really like the Brown Betsy. http://jototes.com/handbags/betsy-chocolate

    that is my fav. I did tweet and I face booked on my personal page as well as liked Jo Totes on FB and commented there. however, FB woudl not do my tag of Shrimp Salad Circus on any of the FB posts. 🙁 I even had trouble getting into Jo Totes shop page for a while but finally did.

    Melisa Morrison of Alba Ranch

  40. I don’t have FB so I visited Totes’s homepage and I fell in love with Chocolate Betsy 🙂

  41. I really like alot of the bags especially the Rose Moss bag. I’d definitely carry my camera in that cute bag.

    k_rampersad03 at hotmail dot com

  42. I like Jo Totes on FB and tagged Shrimp Salad Circus in a post on their wall- Nicole Krebs Balogh.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

  43. I love the Betsy in Chocolate – I’d put my Olympus camera inside 🙂


  44. I love the Rose bag in sugarplum. What would I put in it? My camera, my car keys, and some lip balm.

  45. Amazing Giveaway 🙂 I wrote on Jo Totel Fb wall 🙂

    FB: Lucia Izzo
    email: fairywitch86[at]libero.it

  46. Liked them on FAcebook a while back but left them some <3 for you. Also, my fav bag is the Betsy in Black. That way even my hubby won;t mind carrying it ^^

    Heatherburdett at gmail dot com

  47. I love the Betsy Chocolate bag, because it’s the color of Chocolate! Well, I would put in my favorite( but very old) Chinon camera, a notebook, my phone and my thinking pen! Thank you for the giveaway!


  48. Thank you for the giveaway!!! its awesome, so much space and all categorized. Lovely.

    Liked Jo Totes on FB. Love the betsy in mustard.

    aetiquette (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. I like them on Facebook and left a comment.


    alittleumbrella (at) live (dot) com

  50. I’ve been wanting a Jo Totes bag for a while now… I saved and sold one of my old handbags (eBay) and was about to buy on the internet before I realised shipping to the UK is another $35 – So… I’m saving again – I’m desperate for the Rose Marigold bag – I love it – I’d carry my camera and lens, purse and everything my little people need –

    I’m off to Facebook now to post on the Jo Totes wall – Thank you =)

    [email protected]

  51. Entry #2 Posted about the giveaway on my Facebook Feed…. I love that you’re from Kentucky… Im originally from Pineville Kentucky

  52. Whoa! They have awesome bags! I personally like the Millie bag the best (in black). I’m a photo student so I’d put my 5D Mark 2 and lenses in there as well as my Speedlite flash and other neccesities! :]

    [email protected]

  53. i like jo totes and said you sent me. I’m Lauren Becker on facebook

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  54. I love the Millie – Teal. I have been saving up to get a nice camera and would love to have a pretty bag to tote it around in.


  55. I would choose the Millie bag in either pewter or teal. I would put my life in it!!! Knitting, wallet, mints, dog treats and so on. I carry so much stuff!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

  56. I follow via email
    I’d love to win it. i would put my iphone in it for sure. Would love to win the Rose – Moss
    mariam_b1984 at hotmail dot com

  57. I adore the new brown “Betsy” bag! So chic! I’m starting photography school this fall and that bag would be a great addition to my gear.
    I’m now following your blog! Here’s my email too – [email protected]
    Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!
    – Kenda

  58. I think I love all of them! I think my favorite might be Millie in Marigold. And it’s big enough to fit a book!

    siriannic123 @gmail . com

  59. I like Betsy – Chocolate. It is beautiful. <3 I’d fill it with love! XD And probably half my cosmetics supplies. 🙂

    phioniray at gmail dot com

  60. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  61. (I’m not on Facebook) — I’m loving the Betsy in chocolate! MY dSLR camera, my extra lenses, my wallet, and my iPhone would fit perfectly! thanks for the chance!

    [email protected]

  62. I love the Millie – Teal. I would put my regular purse contents plus my camera in it.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

  63. My favorite is the Betsy – Black
    I liked on FB and commented (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks so much.

  64. Giveaway message shared on Twitter=https://twitter.com/#!/JeannetteNL/status/165313360445976576

    jglaframboise at eastlink dot ca

  65. I follow your blog via GFC (as jglaframboise) and email.
    jglaframboise at eastlink dot ca

  66. I like Jo Totes on Facebook (Jeannette Naylor Laframboise)
    + message re:giveaway and sent by you!
    jglaframboise at eastlink dot ca

  67. OOOOHHH,totally coveting the Betsy – Chocolate. As a mother of three, I wish I had 5 hands to hold all three of my kids, my purse and my camera bag. This bag would be perfect for my camera, wallet and chap stick. ofeliamerida at gmail dot com =)

  68. I “like” Jo Totes on Facebook, and left a comment on their wall letting them know I found them at Shrimp Salad Circus.


  69. I love the Rose – Teal or Raspberry bag!
    I already liked them on FB

  70. i follow your blog by google friend connect and have you bookmarked as one of my favorites! thanks for all your inspiration! -katie

  71. i love the betsy in chocolate bag and the millie in marigold. these bags are amazing and gorgeous i can’t believe i haven’t heard of them until your post! this is seriously a dream bag!:)
    [email protected] thanks for sharing about them and for doing a give away!!