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

Tony Yoo
A Woolworths truck is parked outside a Coles Supermarket on May 25, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.
Half-price specials are on again at Coles and Woolworths. (Image: Getty)

Woolworths and Coles sell a range of products for 50%-off each week.

The supermarkets do not make much profit on these items, but they are there as "loss leaders" – a lure to bring customers in. Coles and Woolworths are each anticipating that the shopper will buy other full-priced items once they're in the store.

The half-price deals also help the retailers combat the threat of Aldi. The German challenger also has weekly offers, but the groceries are never discounted down to 50% – although they do start from a lower normal price.

Yahoo Finance has once again cruised through the aisles to pick out this week's most tempting half-price deals. Seeing them listed side-by-side here will allow you to choose which supermarket to head to for your grocery shop this week:

The below products are 50%-off from Wednesday November 6 until Tuesday November 12 inclusive:

Coles: best half-price deals

Plenty of boxed chocolates on sale again, in time for the festive season.

Food items:

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

  • Cadbury Favourites chocolates 820g: $14

  • Cadbury Roses chocolates tin 620g: $13.50

  • Mars Celebration bottle 320g: $10

  • Lindt Lindor gift box 235g: $9.50

  • Gold Sunset vegetable, canola or sunflower oil 4L: $9

  • Cadbury Roses boxed chocolates 450g: $7.75

  • Ferrero Rocher chocolate Gift Box 16-pack 200g or Collection 15-pack 172g: $6.30

  • Pacific West cocktail spring rolls 1kg: $5.77

  • Red Bull energy drink 4x250mL: $5.37

  • Lilydale free range lemon & pepper tenders 350g: $5

Noodles, rice and Mexican food items selling for half price at Coles.
(Image: Coles)

Non-food items:

  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair regenerating cream 48g: $24.50 (Other Neutrogena also half-price)

  • Blackmores Glucosamine Sulphate 1500mg capsules 150-pack: $22 (other Blackmores also half-price)

  • Celebrity Slim rapid powder chocolate 840g: $17.70

  • Finish Quantum Ultimate dishwashing tablets 36-pack or 0% 42-pack: $16

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

  • Nature’s Way beauty collagen tablets 60-pack: $15 (other Nature's Way also half-price)

  • Bonds Men’s GuyFront Trunk: $11

  • Omo Dual Capsules 30-pack: $10

  • Biozet laundry powder 2kg or liquid 2L: $10

  • Air Wick Essential Mist Prime: $10

Dental care items selling at 50%-off at Coles.
(Image: Coles)

Woolworths: best half-price deals

Woolworths also has gift packs of chocolates at half-price this week.

Non-food items:

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

  • OGX shampoo or conditioner 385mL: $10

  • Dynamo laundry liquid 1.8-2L: $8.75

  • Huggies Ultra Dry bulk nappy pants 24- to 29-pack: $8.50

  • Pantene shampoo or conditioner 900mL: $7.85

Dental care and haircare products selling for half-price at Woolworths.
(Image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • Lindt Champagne or Teddy Bear Gala Box 404-460g: $15

  • Cadbury Roses chocolate tin 620g: $13.50

  • Riviana basmati rice 5kg: $9.50

  • Red Island extra virgin olive oil 1L: $8

  • Patties Party Pies 1.12kg 24-pack or Party Sausage Rolls 900g 24-pack: $6.40

  • Lindt Lindor gift box 150g: $6.25

  • M&Ms, Maltesers or Celebrations gift box 320-460g: $6

  • Cadbury Dairy Milk gift box 220g: $6

  • Peters Drumstick x Messina 475mL 4-pack: $5

Chips, chocolates, biscuits and fruit drink on sale for half-price at Woolworths.
(Image: Woolworths)

Yahoo Finance did not receive any monetary compensation for this article.

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