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

Supermarkets are selling for half-price once again. (Images: AAP, Woolworths, Coles)

Every week, without fail, Coles and Woolworths sell a bunch of grocery items at half the usual price.

Why would they do such a thing? How can they make any money doing that?

The 50%-off products bring customer feet through the door. Once lured in, both Woolworths and Coles know they're likely to buy other full-priced items to complete their shopping baskets.

The half-price specials also distinguish Coles and Woolworths from rising challenger Aldi. The German budget chain does have its own weekly specials, but in terms of price percentage off they don't come anywhere near 50%-off. 

For your convenience, Yahoo Finance again pushed the trolley around to select the most alluring half-price products. Comparing both Coles and Woolworths' specials in the one place here will help you select which retailer to patronise this week.

The products listed below are half-price from Wednesday November 13 until Tuesday November 19 inclusive:

Coles: best half-price deals 

This week both supermarkets have a bunch of gift box chocolates at half-price as the calendar nears the festive season. The list of 50%-off boxed chocolates is here.

Food items:

  • Gold’n Canola oil 4L: $9

  • Steggles Chicken Breast Goujons 1kg: $8.75

  • Sunrice medium grain rice 5kg: $8

  • La Española olive oil 1L: $7

  • Häagen Dazs ice cream tub 457mL: $5.75

  • Nescafé Blend 43 instant coffee 140-150g: $4.70

  • KB's salt & pepper squid 360g: $4.25

  • Weight Watchers Classic Meal 300-350g: $2.90

  • Creative Gourmet frozen passionfruit pulp 300g: $2.82

  • Birds Eye SteamFresh Plus or Seasoned Sides 400g-600g: $2.50

  • Hong Kong Dim Sim Kitchen pork & chive dumplings 200g: $2.50

  • Coles bakery stone-baked by Laurent sourdough baguette: $1.75

(Image: Coles)

Non-food items:

  • Finish Quantum Ultimate dishwashing tablets 50-pack or 0% 60-pack: $19

  • Blackmores Executive B Stress Formula tablets 125-pack: $16.90

  • Vanish Gold Pro stain remover powder 2.7kg: $14

  • Cancer Council Ultra sunscreen SPF50+ 500mL: $13.50

  • Blackmores Bio Magnesium tablets 100-pack: $12.10

  • Sukin Purely Ageless Rejuvenating day cream 125mL or Restorative night cream 125mL: $11.50 (other Sukin also half-price)

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

  • Cold Power laundry powder 1kg or liquid 1L: $5

Woolworths: best half-price deals

A reminder that 50%-off boxed chocolates from both supermarkets are listed here.

Non-food items:

  • Finish Quantum Ultimate dishwashing tablets 50-pack or Finish 0% 60-pack: $19

  • Blackmores Executive B tablets 125-pack: $16.90

  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum 11mL or Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation 30mL: $11.50

  • OMO Regular laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $11

  • Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle night cream 50mL or eye cream 15mL: $11

  • Essano Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20mL: $10 (other Essano also half-price)

  • Vanish Gold Oxi Action gel 1.75L: $9.99

(Image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • Lavazza Oro coffee beans or ground 1kg: $15

  • Primo chorizo (from the deli department): $11.50

  • Nescafé Gold Original coffee 200g: $9

  • Moccona Wholebean Barista coffee 175g: $9

  • Lucky almond meal 400g: $5

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

  • Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain 805g or Crunchy Nut corn flakes 670g: $4.25

  • Streets Golden Gaytime 400mL 4-pack: $4.25

  • Steggles frozen chicken breast Kiev 350g: $4

(Image: Woolworths)

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