$50 Contest for Headlines...

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Thanks to everyone for playing!

"The First Year Mom Won’t Mind If You Can’t Make Thanksgiving…"

Contest ended 11/4.
I'm offering $50 via Paypal to the Warrior with the best, tight headline posted here.

To qualify for the money:

Headline must be 10-15 words only.

Write it to:

25-49 year old U.S. male, professional....
  • He reads Drudge Report
  • He has a mother who has Thanksgiving at her house. (Mom's House).
  • He might not be able to get to Mom's House for Thanksgiving.
  • He knows he probably should send a gift to Mom.
  • Mom loves Florida oranges and fruit baskets.
I'll go first:

Spoil Mom This Thanksgiving... Even If You Can't Be There.

NO BASHING or NEGATIVE ripping on people who play.

#$50 #contest #headlines
  • Profile picture of the author dorothydot
    Can't Make Mom's On Turkey-Day?


    "Sell the Magic of A Dream"

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  • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
    Flip Mom The Bird This Thanksgiving. She Deserves It!


    Need Help? GeorgeSepich.com Digital Marketing Solutions From George Sepich.

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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      Thanksgiving Without You...Your Mom Will Be Delighted You Remembered Her Love Of Citrus

      All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author jeskola
    Missing Thanksgiving? Sour To Sweet... Give The Old Bird A New Bird.

    Don't look to MAKE money - look to HELP people and you will make all the money you can ever want.

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    • Profile picture of the author ARSuarez
      Can't Make It Home For The Big Thanksgiving Mom Always Talks About?

      Show Her She's On Your Mind By Sending A Basket Of The Most Ripe, Tastiest Oranges In The Sunshine State!

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Scott
    So are you sending a basket of oranges... or a citrus glazed turkey?

    Because a glazed turkey sounds freaking delicious.

    In fact... you've inspired me to cook an orange-glazed chicken.

    Anyway... you might want to clarify what the ad is actually FOR.

    And FWIW... I like Dot's headline.


    Always looking for badass direct-response copywriters. PM me if we don't know each other and you're looking for work.

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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    Have You Ever Been Thankful For Your Mother? Here's How You Can Finally Show Her...(15 Words)

    Version 2: Thankful for Mom? Show Her! (5 Words)

    Version 3: If You're Thankful for Mom Here's How to Show Her...(10 Words)

    Version 4: “Thanks Mom!” (Couple of Words)

    Version 5: “Your Momma?” (Couple of Words)

    Version 6: When Busy Executives Can't Make it to Mom's House for Thanksgiving, What Do They Do?
    (15 Words)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Schwenk
    Can't pass the turkey this year? Pass mom a basket instead! She'll be thankful you did...

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  • Profile picture of the author David Babineau
    Melt Mom's Heart This Thanksgiving...
    "Mom, Sorry I Can't Make It... Here's a Piece of Fruit."
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  • Profile picture of the author HotDamnShortSales
    Red or Blue, Left or Right..
    Show your thanks to mom with a gift basket tonight!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillycakes
    Not Heading Home for Thanksgiving?
    Send Mom Some Sunshine to Show Her You Care

    Need a writer for articles, rewrites or reviews? Get quality content at quantity prices! PM me for details.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    "Don't disappoint mom this thanksgiving... Send her a fruit basket to show you care!"

    If I knew what it is your selling I could have written a much better headline.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen

      "How to Avoid Spending a Long, Boring Day at Mom's House...
      Without Getting Written Out of Her Will!"

      "Who Else Wants to Skip the Yearly Thanksgiving Hassle...
      Without Making Your Mom Cry?"

      Send the $50 to one of your customers' Moms. She's gonna need it.


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  • Profile picture of the author nursewriter
    Okay I'll Bite...

    Can't Make it to Mom's this Thanksgiving?...Send Your Love With This Magnificent Gift Basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapskatemate
    How To Make Mom's Friends Jealous - Even If You Miss Thanksgiving
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Alexander
    Here's a few...

    I would make a Barnes and Noble run with that fifty... My favorite thing.

    “Thank You!”
    This Year Mom Won’t Be Mad You’re Missing Thanksgiving.

    “Skipping Out? Missing Mom’s Turkey Dinner Won’t Leave Her Mad This Year.”

    "How To Win “World’s Greatest Son” And Still Miss Thanksgiving Dinner..."

    "The First Year Mom Won’t Mind If You Miss Thanksgiving…"

    "Too Busy For Thanksgiving? Mom Won’t Mind This Year!"

    "How To Miss The Fights, Miss The Dinner…And Still Make Mom Happy This Thanksgiving."

    "Worried About Missing Mom’s Turkey Dinner? Worry No Longer…"

    "How To Skip Mom’s Turkey Dinner But Leave A Smile On Her Face!"

    "The First Year Mom Won’t Mind If You Can’t Make Thanksgiving…"

    "You Can’t Make Thanksgiving, But You Can Still Make Mom Happy."

    EDIT: And one more...

    "When You Can't Make Thanksgiving, But You Need Mom Happy."
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  • 1>>Missing Mom's Holiday fest? Send her Florida's Best? Gift baskets for all occasions.

    When you found us, that is what we were, when you are long gone, we will still be.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ruby Rynne
    You're her sunshine, but when you can't be there, send Florida's
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack

      You've got a lot of headlines here.

      Are you going to just pick one that you like...or test a bunch
      of them and let the market decide the best performer?

      All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWidawer
    Why is Mom crying this Thanksgiving? Because you're not there.
    Here's how to show her you still care.

    When you call Mom to tell her you can't be there for Thanksgiving, what will you tell her?

    You miss Mom. She misses you. How will you show her you still care when you tell her you can't be there for Thanksgiving?

    Mom was upset when I told her I couldn't be there for Thanksgiving, but when my gift arrived...

    (Ya, they're more than 15 words...but they're SMALL words!)



    --Mark Widawer
    Want more sales page critiques, headline suggestions, and optimization ideas from hundreds of marketing experts?

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  • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
    Here's my go..

    Can't make it home this Thanksgiving?
    .. Send your love!

    Won't make it home this thanksgiving? Want to show you care?.. It's in the bag!

    Want to show you care, without being there?

    There's just a few, what do you think?

    Australian article writer. 5c per word, 50% off for first 5 people. 1c off price per word if done through UpWork.
    Contact me on here to get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    Can't make Thanksgiving? Impress the family and surprise Mom with one of our attention seeking fruit baskets!
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    • Profile picture of the author madaffiliatemoney
      Nothing says, "I love you Mom, sorry I couldn't make it this Thanksgiving" like a basket of Fresh, Sun Ripened Oranges!!
      Some people make stuff happen, Some people watch stuff happen, Some people ask, "What Happened?"
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      • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
        10-15 words? OK...

        She Gave You Life - You Owe Her a Fresh Fruit Basket This Thanksgiving

        Avoid the Guilt Trip - Send Mom a Fresh Fruit Basket for Thanksgiving
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  • Profile picture of the author HotDamnShortSales
    Gonna Miss Moms Dinner at Thanksgiving this year? Your love arrives on her doorstep, close enough
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Missing Thanksgiving with Mom? Don't be a Turkey.
    Spread some sunshine -- Florida Oranges.

    When the Roads and Paths end, learn to guide yourself through the wilderness
    Beyond the Path

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  • Profile picture of the author UTOBC
    Never Disappoint Your Mom on the Thanksgiving… Send her the gifts!
    Make every day one of Thanksgiving; finally, each day is a unique gift!
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  • Profile picture of the author CCGAL
    I'd like to play, too.

    She'll forgive you, her favorite son,
    'cause Florida Oranges say "I Love You, Mom." [14]

    Be The Good Son, even when you're not.
    Send Mom Florida Oranges this Holiday. [14]

    Can't get home for Thanksgiving?
    Our Gift Baskets will keep you in Mom's good graces. [15]

    Your Mom will forgive you: our fresh fruit baskets are THAT good. Order Now! [14]

    This one doesn't fit the contest rules, but it made me laugh, and I hope it will you, too.

    You know she'd rather have you,
    but if you can't be there,
    send some love in a basket
    to show her that you care.
    Nothing says "I Love You, Mom"
    like Florida Oranges
    with a bottle of of vodka.
    Our Gift Baskets Rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author caseycase
    Can't Make It Home For Thanksgiving? Make Your Mom Think You Are Fruity!

    Free IM Info, No Junk - http://www.ironcladim.com

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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiac108
    1) Yes.... you CAN be replaced with an orange this thanksgiving. Mom approved!

    2) Find out why mothers love oranges more than sons
    3) Oranges. Reliable, dependable. Sweet. Sons...well, they're getting there.
    (^this^ headline best suited to demographic out of my ones I think)

    4) Son swaps orange for turkey this thanksgiving....Mom says not that bad!
    5) Can your mother love oranges as much as she loves you? (next to a graduation photo of a proud Mom with her smiling face next to an orange wearing one of those black graduation caps).
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
    Can't make it to Mom's for Thanksgiving? Here's how to make her even HAPPIER than if you WERE there..
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  • Profile picture of the author arfasaira
    Get an 'awwww' instead of an 'aarrrrggh!' this Thanksgiving, because even if you can't make it, our giftbaskets will.

    Florida Giftbaskets. Spread the love.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Does Your Mother Love Florida Oranges And Fruit Baskets? Send Her What She Loves Today!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian

    Simple and Guaranteed Way to Make Your Mom
    Happy This Thanksgiving, Even if You're Absent...


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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Sanchez
      "Your Mom's Heart Breaking This Thanksgiving?...
      Light Up Her Day and Yours Too!"

      And Here's My Wife's Suggestion(which I have to admit is better)

      "Don't Break Mom's Heart This Thanksgiving...
      Light Up Her Day and Your Conscience Too!"


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  • Don't go through the stress...send an orange in your place.
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  • Profile picture of the author vbcannon
    "Mom, I CAN'T make it, but I CAN make up for it!"

    Happy to Learn. Happier to Help!

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    • Profile picture of the author Rigmonkey
      Can't be Bothered to go Home for Thanksgiving?
      Even the Worms in our Fruit aren't as Big as You!

      Admit it! You're tempted by this one, aren't you?
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonboom
    "Before You Said Thanks By Washing Dishes
    In Your Absence Send a Sweet Surprise"
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  • Profile picture of the author topsytoppy
    "Escape this year's boring thanksgiving without making your mum cry for your absence"

    Learn about The Law of Success Here
    1-9-90 You can be rich Here

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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    ThanksGiving At The In-Laws? Send Your Mom A Fruity Gift Basket...

    Mom Knows Your Busy At ThanksGiving, So Treat Her With Our Florida Fruit Family Basket
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  • Profile picture of the author dorothydot
    D***N IT!!!

    I haven't had a good ebook in like FOREVER!!

    "Sell the Magic of A Dream"

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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Alexander
    Thank you for your choice.

    Off to the bookstore!...(My addiction)
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  • Profile picture of the author Hank Rearden

    That's my sad face for missing this.

    Off the top of my head...

    "Why You're Not Really A Terrible Son...

    - HR
    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will
    never live for the sake of another man, nor ask
    another man to live for mine.
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