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

Coles and Woolworths have some tempting 50%-off products this week. (Images: AAP, Woolworths, Coles)

Major supermarkets Woolworths and Coles each week slash the price of certain groceries by half.

These "loss leader" products are not on sale to make money for the supermarkets. They're lures to get customers into their store.

If a shopper is in their shop then they're not spending money with the rival – that's the simple rationale. Plus most customers would buy other full-priced products to top up their trolley.

The 50%-off specials also differentiate Coles and Woolworths from emerging threat Aldi. The challenger supermarket's weekly grocery specials don't get anywhere near half-price, although they're discounted off a lower base.

Yahoo Finance has strolled through the aisles to pick out the week's most tempting half-price specials. Seeing the deals from Woolworths and Coles side-by-side here will assist you pick which supermarket to go to this week.

The items shown below are 50%-off from Wednesday November 20 to Tuesday November 26 inclusive:

Coles: best half-price deals 

Just like last week, there are plenty of Christmas chocolates selling for half-price. They're listed separately here:

Food items:

  • Nescafe Gold instant coffee 180-200g: $9

  • L'OR coffee beans 500g: $9

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

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

  • La Española olive oil 1L: $7

  • Peters Connoisseur ice cream 1L: $5.50

  • Lucky Australian almond meal 400g: $5

  • Mount Franklin spring water 12x500mL: $4.80

(Image: Coles)
  • Streets Magnum Classic tub 440mL: $4.50

  • Streets Golden Gaytime 4-pack: $4.25

  • Maltesers ice cream sticks 4-pack 360mL: $4.25

  • Herbert Adams King Island beef party pies 420g: $4.05

  • M&M's ice cream cones 4-pack: $4

  • Steggles chicken breast tenders 400g: $3.97

  • Doritos corn chips 380g: $3.50

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

Boxed chocolates:

  • Lindt Lindor limited edition round tin 460g: $15

  • Ferrero Rocher diamond gift box 24-pack 300g: $11

  • Lindt Lindor cornet chocolate balls 375g: $10

  • Mars Celebrations bottle 320g: $10

  • Toblerone 700g: $10

  • Cadbury Roses boxed chocolates 450g: $7.75

  • Cadbury Favourites boxed chocolate 373g: $6 (better than half-price)

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

Non-food items:

  • St Tropez gradual tan classic or watermelon infusion 200mL: $17

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

  • Bondi Sands Aero aerated or 1-hour express tanning foam 225mL: $12.50

  • Le Tan Uber Dark green base or Ash Base tanning foam 200mL: $12.50

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

  • Nature’s Way Instant Natural protein powder chocolate 375g: $10.50

  • Swisse Ultivite Women's or Men's Multivitamin + Superfood Blend 7x5g sachets: $10

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

  • Nivea Sun Ultra Sport spray sunscreen SPF 50+ 200mL: $9

Woolworths: best half-price deals

Non-food items:

  • Fairy Platinum Plus dishwasher tablets 45-pack: $17.50

  • Hair Recipe shampoo or conditioner 530mL: $10

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

  • Dynamo laundry liquid 1.8-2L: $8.75

  • Cenovis Hair, Skin & Nails tablets 60-pack: $8.25 (other Cenovis also half-price)

  • Surf Life Saving Sport spray sunscreen SPF 50+ 175g: $8.25

  • Pantene shampoo or conditioner 900mL: $7.85

  • Gillette Skinguard razor: $7.50

  • Seasol Lawn Food hose on 2L: $7.50

Boxed chocolates:

  • Lindt Champagne gift box 460g or Teddy Bear gala box 404g: $15

  • Cadbury Roses chocolates tin 620g: $13.50

  • Cadbury Favourites chocolates 570g: $10

  • Guylian Excellence chocolates 305g: $9

  • Lindt Lindor gift box 150g: $6.25

  • Mars gift box 320-460g: $6

  • Cadbury Dairy Milk gift box 220g: $6

  • Toblerone 360g: $5

(Image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • KB's prawn gyoza 1kg: $10.65

  • Bertolli organic extra virgin olive oil 1L: $9

  • SunRice jasmine rice 5kg: $8.50

  • Patties Party Pack 1.25kg or Mini Combo Pack 1kg: $7.15

  • Twinings tea bags 80-100 pack: $5.50

  • Four 'N Twenty Angus pies 760g 4-pack: $4.75

  • Bulla Creamy Classics 2L, Hershey’s or Reese’s tubs 473ml or Reese’s, Hershey’s Sticks or Cones 360-472mL 4-pack: $4.25

  • McCain Rustica pizza 350-365g: $3.75

  • Bulla ice cream everyday multipacks 540-768ml 6-14 pack: $3.50

  • Kellogg's Froot Loops 285g: $2.85

(Image: Woolworths)

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