Woolworths and Coles each week slash prices by 50 per cent for a bunch of grocery items.
The supermarkets use these bargains as "loss leaders" – items that don't make any money themselves but will bring people in, who will likely buy other more profitable products.
The half-price specials also distinguish Coles and Woolworths from challenger Aldi. The fast-rising budget supermarket also has weekly specials, but they're not discounted anywhere near 50 per cent.
For your convenience, Yahoo Finance has listed the most attractive half-price products from Woolworths and Coles in the one place below. Use this page to decide which supermarket to do your weekly grocery shop.
The special prices below apply between Wednesday February 5 to Tuesday February 11.
Woolworths: best half-price deals
This week's batch of half-price food items at Woolworths is the largest and best we've seen in a few months.
Cadbury Favourites boxed chocolates 570g: $10
Primo pan-sized bacon 750g: $7.50
Patties Mini Combo Pack 1kg or Patties Party Pack 1.25kg: $7.15
Ferrero Rocher 200g 16-pack: $6.30
M&Ms peanut, Maltesers or Celebrations gift box chocolates 320-460g: $6
Sara Lee ice cream 1L: $4.50
Streets Magnum sticks 340-428mL 4-6 pack: $4.50
Ingham’s Free Range tenders, nuggets or fillets 350-400g: $4.15
Robert Timms Premium instant coffee 200g: $4
Messy Monkey drinking yoghurt 6x200mL: $3.50
Messy Monkeys health food bites 160g 8-pack: $3.50
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain 500g: $3.37
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream 50g: $24.50 (other Olay also half-price)
Finish dishwasher tablets Ultimate Pro 48-pack or 0% 60-pack: $19
Schick Hydro 5 shaving blades 8-pack: $16 (other Schick & Bulldog also half-price)
Biozet Attack regular laundry liquid 2L or powder 2kg: $9.99
Rimmel Lasting Matte foundation 30mL or Lasting Radiance concealer 7mL: $9
Coles: best half-price deals
Like its rival, Coles has many boxed chocolates on sale as a Valentine's Day promotion.
Swisse Ultiboost Magnesium 120-tablets: $17.50 (other Swisse also half-price)
Fairy Platinum Plus dishwashing tablets 45-pack: $17.50
Fairy Platinum Plus dishwashing tablets 30-pack: $15
Nivea Cellular anti-age night cream 50mL: $14 (other Nivea also half-price)
Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipstick 2.3mL: $10.50
Naturopathica Fat Blaster Less Sugar chocolate shake 430g: $10
Essano rosehip oil 20mL: $10
Dynamo laundry liquid 2L or Professional 2L: $8.75
Lindt Lindor chocolate gift box 235g: $10
Maharajah's Choice basmati rice 5kg: $9.50
Gold Sunset canola, sunflower or vegetable oil 4L: $9
Cadbury Roses boxed chocolate 450g: $7.75
Cadbury Favourites boxed chocolate 373g: $7
Ferrero Rocher T8 Heart 100g: $6
Cadbury gift box 220g: $6
Mars Maltesers 400g, M&Ms Peanut 460g or Celebrations 320g: $6
Peters Connoisseur ice cream 1L: $5.50
M&Ms, Bounty, Maltesers, Mars, Snickers ice cream 6-pack 213-306mL: $4.25
Steggles chicken garlic kiev 350g: $4
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