Woolworths and Coles sell a bunch of grocery items at half-price each week.
The supermarkets don't make much of a profit from these 50 per cent off products. But they're on sale to lure customers into the stores, with the hope that they will buy other full-priced items to complete their shop.
The half-price specials also differentiate Coles and Woolworths from fast-rising challenger Aldi. The German upstart does put on its own weekly deals, but the discounting is nowhere near 50 per cent.
As usual Yahoo Finance has compiled the best deals from both stores to help you compare. The prices below apply from Wednesday January 15 to Tuesday January 21 inclusive:
Woolworths: best half-price deals
Keep It Cleaner protein powder 375g: $15
Primo chorizo (from the deli): $11.50 per kg
Ocean Chef salmon parcels 280g: $5
Bulla Creamy Classics sandwiches 569-600ml 4-pack: $4.25
Oral-B Pro 100 Cross Action electric toothbrush: $35 (some other Oral-B also half-price)
Finish dishwasher tablets Ultimate 36-pack or 0% 42-pack: $16
Schick Hydro 5 shaving blades 8-pack: $16 (other Schick and Bulldog also half-price)
Nature's Way Beauty Collagen tablets 60-pack: $15 (other Nature's Way also half-price)
Mortein PowerGard automatic multi-insect spray 154g: $15
Mortein Professional outdoor & indoor surface spray 2L: $15
Swisse Ultivite men’s or women’s multivitamin 60-pack: $14.50 (other Swisse also half-price)
J Bronze tanning mousse 150m: $12.50
Biozet Attack regular laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $9.99
Vanish Gold Pro Oxi Action or Oxi Action crystal white 1.8kg: $9.99
Vanish Gold Oxi Action gel 1.75L: $9.99
Decor Go divided lunch box 2.7L: $8.50 (other Decor Lunch, Hydration & Microsafe also half-price)
Coles: best half-price deals
Blackmores glucosamine sulfate 1500mg tablets 150-pack: $22 (other Blackmores also half-price)
Willow cooler 25L: $21
Fairy Platinum Plus dishwashing tablets 45-pack: $17.50
Omo laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $11
Gillette Fusion Proglide 5 Power Flexball razor: $9.90 (other Gillette also half-price)
Bondi Sands Coconut Beach sunscreen lotion SPF50+ 200mL: $9
Aveeno daily moisturising lotion 532mL: $8.50
Sharpie fine markers 8-pack: $8
Bonds Girls Bikini brief 4-pack: $7 (other Bonds also half-price)
Sunrice jasmine rice 5kg: $10
Nescafé Gold freeze dried coffee 180-200g: $9
Steggles chicken breast goujons or flaming chicken wing nibbles 1kg: $8.75
La Española olive oil 1L: $7
Cadbury Favourites boxed chocolate 373g: $7
Reese's tub 473mL, cones or sticks 4-pack: $4.25
Golden Wok Diana Chan's dumplings 230g: $3.75
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain breakfast cereal 290g: $2.47
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