A bunch of items are sold for half-price at Woolworths and Coles each week.
The supermarkets don't make much money off these deals – they're all about enticing customers into their store. Any shopper within their doors is not spending with their rival, they figure.
Coles and Woolworths also use the 50 per cent off deals as a point-of-difference to fast-rising challenger Aldi. The German budget supermarket does have its own weekly specials, but the discounting never approaches half-price.
Yahoo Finance has again compiled the best half-price deals from both Woolworths and Coles to help you decide where to go this week. The prices below apply from Wednesday January 29 to Tuesday February 4 inclusive:
Woolworths: best half-price deals
A "summer health and beauty" sale headlines Woolworths' offers this week.
Connoisseur ice cream sticks 360-455mL 4-6 pack: $4.30
Patties Party sausage rolls or party pies 450-560g: $3.90
Nestle Nesquik breakfast cereal 650g: $3.75
Nestle Milo breakfast cereal 660-700g: $3.75
Nestle Milo 460g: $3.50
Raid Max Auto Prime Advanced 185g: $17.50
Nature's Way apple cider vinegar diet tablets 60-pack: $15 (other Nature's Way also half-price)
Swisse Kids Multi chewable tablets 60-pack: $12.50
SUP Gut Love capsules 60-pack or Shots Fit Energy vials 50mL 8-pack: $12.50
Omo Triple capsules 30-pack: $11.99
Gillette Fusion 5 Proglide razor: $9.90
Energizer Max alkaline batteries AA 16-pack or AAA 14-pack: $9.75
Dynamo laundry liquid 1.8-2L: $8.75
Coles: best half-price deals
Finish dishwashing tablets Quantum Ultimate Pro 32-pack or 0% 42-pack: $16
Blackmores Fish Oil 1000mg 400-pack: $15
Biozet laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $10
OGX shampoo or conditioner 385mL: $10
Huggies Ultra Dry nappy pants 24-29 pack: $8.50
Cold Power laundry powder 2kg or liquid 1.8-2L: $8.25
Fanta Orange or Sprite Soft Drink 24x375mL: $15.80 (better than half-price)
Steggles chicken breast goujons or flaming chicken wing nibbles 1kg: $8.75
Sunrice medium grain rice 5kg: $8
Lavazza Qualita Oro coffee beans or ground 500g: $8
Ho Mai Entertainer Pack 1kg: $7
La Española olive oil 1L: $7
Sargents frozen Party Pack 1.2kg: $6.75
Peters Vegan Drumsticks 4-pack: $5
Peters Proud & Punch ice sticks 6-8 pack: $4
Don Premium leg ham 200g: $3.25
Coles Bakery Stone Baked by Laurent sourdough baguette: $1.75
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