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Half-price specials: Best Woolworths, Coles deals this week

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Coles and Woolworths slash certain grocery items to half price each week.

Why? Firstly, to get shoppers through the door so they buy other products at full price.

Secondly, the concept sets the supermarkets apart from challenger Aldi, although the German budget retailer does have its own weekly deals that aren't half price.

For your convenience, Yahoo Finance runs up and down the aisles each week to select the best half-price deals this week – so Australians can make up their own minds which supermarket to patronise.

The products below are discounted from Wednesday October 16 until Tuesday October 22 inclusive:

Coles: best half-price deals

Food items:

  • Vittoria Mountain Grown coffee beans, ground or organic beans 1kg: $18.25

  • Hans Twiggy Sticks (from the deli): $15 per kg

  • Luv-a-Duck frozen whole duck 2.1kg: $11.50

  • Lindt Lindor cornet chocolate balls 375g: $10

  • Cadbury Favourites boxed chocolate 570g: $10

  • Mars Maltesers 400g, M&M's Peanut 460g or Celebrations 320g: $6

  • Twinings tea bags 80-100 pack: $5.50

  • La Española olive oil 500mL: $4.50

  • Bulla Creamy Classics ice cream 2L or cookie sandwich 4-pack: $4.25

  • Steggles chicken breast tenders 400g: $3.97

(Image: Coles)

Non-food items:

  • Nature's Own odourless fish oil 2000mg capsules 200-pack: $15

  • Fairy Platinum Plus dishwashing tablets 30-pack: $14 (better than half-price)

  • Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Protecting day cream 50mL: $11 (other Nivea also half-price)

  • Biozet Plus Softener laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $11

  • Dynamo laundry liquid 2L or Professional 1.8L: $8.75

  • Energizer Max Plus AA or AAA batteries 10-pack: $8.35

  • Hask shampoo or conditioner 355mL: $7.50

Woolworths: best half-price deals

Non-food items:

  • Blackmores Bio Magnesium 150-pack: $18.50

  • Vital Strength Ripped protein powder 600g: $17.50

  • Farmers Market dry dog food 6.8kg: $17.50

  • Centrum Advance tablets 120-pack: $14

  • Aussie Bodies Perfect Protein vanilla shake 375g: $12.75

  • Tontine Anti-bacterial pillow 2-pack: $12

  • Omo laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $11

  • Blackmores Daily Magnesium powder 150g: $10

  • Biozet regular laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $9.99

  • Vileda Supermocio mop: $9.50

(image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • Golden Fields vegetable oil 4L: $9

  • Ho Mai Entertainer Pack or Cocktail Spring Rolls 1kg: $7

  • Mr Chen's Yum Cha dumplings 500-600g: $6

  • Sanitarium Up & Go or Up & Go Energize liquid breakfast 6x250mL: $4.85

  • Coca-Cola Energy 4x250mL: $4.80

  • Nescafé Blend 43 instant coffee 150g: $4.70

  • Mars frozen bars, Snickers frozen bars 300-360mL 4-6 pack: $4.25

  • Kellogg’s Special K breakfast cereal 535g: $3.82

  • Kellogg's Nutri-Grain breakfast cereal 500g: $3.37

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