Black Friday Cheat Sheet for the Best Holiday Deals

It’s days until the official beginning of the Black Friday Shopping Season, which now also includes Thanksgiving in most stores; Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Kmart are starting their sales on Thanksgiving night with doorbusters being offered in record numbers and at prices that are predicted to be low enough to entice people away from second helpings. make people put down their leftovers and pick up their keys.

Keeping track of the best deals and when they go on sale is a tall order. Lake Ridge likes a deal as much as anyone (which is obvious from the great value that is offered on our acreage homesites in DFW’s premier lake community), so we’ve examined all the ads and created a Black Friday Cheat Sheet to help you figure out what to buy, when, and where to buy it on Black Friday.

Must-haves for the home

If there’s anything that beats sitting outside enjoying a view of Joe Pool Lake, it’s sitting outside enjoying a view of Joe Pool Lake in front of an outdoor fire feature. These two Black Friday deals from Lowe’s make it easier:

Lowe’s is also offering great deals on appliances, including this Samsung 3 series 3.6-cu ft High-Efficiency Front-Load Washer and|7.3-cu ft Electric Dryer regularly priced at $1798, Black Friday price $1198 for the pair. notes that Home Depot is offering many of the same deals on Black Friday, but Lowe’s “offers a 110% price-match policy, so anything you see at Home Depot that is also carried at Lowe’s can be purchased at a 10% discount.”


Many of the big retailers on Black Friday will be offering some of the best deals of the year on flat-screen TVs and other electronics, and people will be snapping up the deals and coming back for more. “America’s appetite for flat-panel TVs remains strong with 19 percent of households planning to make a television purchase this year,” according to a report just released by America’s Research Group and Inmar.

And it’s no wonder, said NBC News. “As predicted, it’s crazy this year: You can get a 70-inch HDTV for $998, and if you are excited about the new Ultra HD TVs — these are the ones also known as 4K TVs, with screen resolutions of 2160 x 3840 — you can get one for $750. Considering some of these TVs listed for nearly $10,000 not six months ago, that’s pretty extreme.”

NBC News combed through all the Black Friday ads and created a list of the best TV and home theatre deals. You can get the scoop here. They include:

Important Black Friday Info To Help Your Search

Getting the best deals on Black Friday is about knowing where to go and having a plan once you get there. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Walmart is offering its doorbusters in three different timeframes on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday. Be sure to check their ad for details. Their ”1 Hour In-Stock Guarantee” on many of their doorbusters means more inventory than previous years on some of the hottest items, but be experts advise shoppers to show up early for TVs and tablets.
  • Kohl’s Cash is being offered to shoppers for every $50 spent from Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 1.
  • Best Buy’s Black Friday sale starts at 6pm on Thanksgiving night, but advises that “Tickets good for the purchase of doorbuster items will be handed out to those in line as early as 4pm!”
  • Target is offering “Pre Black Friday deals and daily doorbusters” on their website Nov. 24-27. You can also enter your zip code on their website to get a handy map of all in-store doorbusters. Walmart plans to release their in-store maps the week of Black Friday.
  • Don’t show up at Costco or Nordstrom on Thanksgiving. Both stores have announced they will be closed for the day.

The Best Land Values

Don’t forget to put aside some time to visit Lake Ridge over the Thanksgiving holiday for special pricing on the best Texas lake property.

Located midway between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Ft. Worth, Lake Ridge offers spacious, view-oriented acreage properties and a unique lifestyle that feels like a vacation everyday but is situated right in the middle of these two thriving areas. Lake Ridge is equal parts relaxation and recreation, with great value per acre and unsurpassed natural beauty featuring rolling hills and stunning views afforded by one of the highest elevations in North Texas.

For more information about the best Texas lake property, visit Lake Ridge.



Commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination

Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza will be the site of a day’s worth of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

The eyes of the world are on Dallas even more than usual this week as the city gets ready to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on today, Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.

An international news story that is bringing people and journalists from all over the world to Dallas (Dallas News reported that there have been “more than 900 media credential requests, from France to Germany to Serbia”), the assassination of JFK is one of the seminal events to ever occur in the city of Dallas, and it is one we have never forgotten.

Events to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination will be held today in Dealey Plaza, a National Historic Landmark District and site of the Sixth Floor Museum, which chronicles the assassination and legacy of JFK. “About 5,000 tickets were issued for the free ceremony,” said ABC News, which is planned to include:

  • A speech by the mayor
  • Tolling of the church bells
  • Readings from Kennedy’s speeches by author David McCullough
  • A performance by the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club
  • An Air Force flyover

A moment of silence will be observed at 12:30 p.m. to mark the moment the shots rang out.

There will also be a “ceremony at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was declared dead, to lower the U.S. flag to half-staff. In Fort Worth, the city’s Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast at the hotel where Kennedy gave his last speech and spent the last night of his life.”

On this solemn occasion, Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake and SouthStar Communities would like to pay our respects to the entire Kennedy family and to everyone around the world who continues to mourn the passing of President Kennedy passing five decades ago.


Only One Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package remains

The Summit

The Summit at Lake Ridge offers incredible views and natural beauty

Land buyers interested in a premier piece of DFW lake property along with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a true VIP Dallas Cowboys experience better hurry. Only one Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package remains, making it possible that the promotion could end before its official date of November 30.

Two homesites have been sold in The Summit over the past two weeks, taking advantage of closeout pricing on the final homesites in this gated, hilltop neighborhood.


The Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package includes:

  • Two Suite Tickets to the Cowboys vs. Eagles game on Dec. 29
  • Watch the game as a guest of NFL Great Bill Bates’ with him in his suite at AT&T Stadium!
  • Reserved table at Bates’ Ultimate Tailgate Party at Fishbone Grill & Oyster Bar including catered meal, beer, margaritas, soda and live DJ

Buyers can choose from any available homesite at Lake Ridge, including closeout pricing on the final nine  seven homesites in The Summit. This exclusive neighborhood offers 30-mile views, towering trees, and the highly rated Midlothian School District.

Special offers on prime Texas lake property at Lake Ridge also include newly released lake view sites from $39,900 and one-half to one-acre properties in The Sanctuary, a gated neighborhood offering some of the most desirable lake real estate in North Texas. 

About Lake Ridge

Located midway between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Ft. Worth, Lake Ridge offers a unique lifestyle that feels like a vacation everyday but is situated right in the middle of these two thriving areas.

Lake Ridge is equal parts relaxation and recreation, with great value per acre and unsurpassed natural beauty featuring rolling and stunning views afforded by Lake Ridge’s elevation—one of the highest in North Texas.

And there is no better time to buy than right now. Find your perfect piece of lake property, build your custom dream home, and enjoy Lake Ridge‘s Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package to boot.

For more information about the Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package or about buying the best Texas lake property, visit Lake Ridge.

*To qualify, property must be purchased from the developer and be contracted by November 30, 2013. Limited to first three buyers.




The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge Promo You Don’t Want to Miss

The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge Promo

Lake Ridge has partnered with NFL Great Bill Bates to bring you an offer you won’t want to miss! From now until November 30, when you purchase any lot in The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge or The Summit, you can watch a Dallas Cowboys game from Bill Bates’ luxury suite at Cowboys Stadium.

>>Visit for all the details>>


About The Sanctuary at Joe Pool Lake

The Sanctuary at Joe Pool Lake has lots ranging from a half-acre to 1 acre. Conveniently located just 20 minutes south of Downtown Dallas and 28 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, residents can enjoy the luxury of lakeside living while still being able to work and play in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The amenities at The Sanctuary are very attractive to perspective buyers. Tangle Ridge Golf Club, Lynn Creek Marina and Joe Pool Marina are all minutes away. Cedar Hill State Park offers mountain biking and hiking trails that can be enjoyed any day during the week. There are also six city parks where the whole family can participate in recreation and competitive sports.

What our property owners are saying

What attracted you to The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge?
There were several things that attracted  us to Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake but the initial attraction was the lot size. A 1+ acre lot is not that easy to come by in the metroplex, so we loved the idea of being able to build our dream home, with the space that we wanted in a location that still provided a convenient commute to work. 
- Quincy & Andria, Fort Worth, Texas

What do you like about the location of the community and its proximity to the surrounding area?
We love the convenience to shops and restaurants. Lake Ridge is in close proximity to several vibrant suburban cities. 
- The Lockett Family, Cedar Hill, Texas

What features do you love about your property?
The lake view is beautiful and the neighborhood is gated. Our property sits up high so we will have a nice view when our home is complete. 
- Tom & Beth, Mansfield, Texas

A Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie


Looking for a fun Halloween event close to home?

Bring the kids to Street and Treat at Market Square tonight from 6–8pm for a Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie. Grand Prairie’s Market Square, which hosts the local Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, (March through December), is the place to trick or treat, play games, jump around in the bounce houses, and have your face painted. (Or maybe your kid’s face painted.)

Make sure you leave room for candy! And while you’re in Grand Prairie, take a look around Lake Ridge, the premier community at Joe Pool Lake. The community will be open all weekend for tours, and if you haven’t seen Lake Ridge lately, you’ll definitely want to stop by.

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake is especially breathtaking in the fall, as the sun sparkles off the lake and the towering trees throughout the community turn shades of yellow, orange, and red. These spectacular natural surroundings make an idyllic backdrop for the acres of land and custom homes of Lake Ridge, where excitement is at a fever pitch with new sales and construction activity. Five homes are currently under construction in The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge neighborhood, including a mortgage-free home for a wounded American hero in conjunction with Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH).

Lake Ridge has just announced closeout pricing from $49,900 on the final 12 homesites in The Summit neighborhood, offering some of the most spectacular views in all of Texas and schools in the highly rated Midlothian ISD.

Built on one of the highest promontories in North Texas, The Summit boasts views spanning Joe Pool Lake and the DFW city lights in a gated enclave with heavily wooded one- to two-acre homesites. Convenient to both Dallas and Fort Worth, Lake Ridge offers a private lake retreat that lives like a vacation home but can be yours every day. Plus, you can’t beat the sense of pride and community spirit displayed by are residents, as you will undoubtedly see tonight at a Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie Street and Treat at Market Square.

For more information about Street and Treat at Market Square, visit Street and Treat at Market Square.

For more information about this unprecedented opportunity to purchase closeout properties at The Summit from $49,900, call (800) 610-3695 or email us here.



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