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

The two major supermarkets have half-price specials every week. (Images: Getty)

Woolworths and Coles each week sell a range of grocery items at half price.

These "loss leaders" are designed to lure shoppers into their stores – and keep them away from the rival – with the hope that full price products in the trolley will make up the lost profits.

The specials also distinguish the two big chains from emerging threat Aldi. The budget supermarket does have weekly discounts of its own, but they are not quite as good as 50 per cent off.

Yahoo Finance has once again done the run around for you to pick out the best half-price products this week. After comparing the two supermarkets side-by-side, you can decide which one to visit for your grocery shop.

The items below are on sale from Wednesday October 23 until Tuesday October 29 inclusive:

Coles: best half-price deals

Food items:

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

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

  • Cadbury Favourites chocolate 570g: $10

  • Maharajah’s Choice basmati rice 5kg: $9.50

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

  • Steggles chicken breast goujons 1kg: $8.75

  • La Española olive oil 1L: $7

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

  • Kellogg's Nutri-Grain 805g, Just Right 790g or Froot Loops 500g: $4.25

  • Mars ice cream varieties 4-6 pack: $4.25

  • Red Island extra virgin olive oil 500mL: $4

  • Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza 310-390g: $3.75

(Image: Coles)

Non-food items:

  • Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream 50g or Regenerist Whip UV SPF30 Active Moisturiser 50g: $24.50 (other Olay also half-price)

  • Mortein PowerGard DIY Professional surface spray outdoor & indoor 2L: $15

  • Mortein PowerGard automatic indoor & outdoor system with refill: $15

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

  • Blackmores Bio Magnesium 100-tablets: $12.10

  • Berocca Performance effervescent orange tablets 45-pack: $11.40

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

  • Ogx shampoo or conditioner 385mL: $10

  • Cold Power laundry powder 2kg or liquid 1.8-2L: $7.90

Woolworths: best half-price deals

Non-food items:

  • Oral-B Pro 100 Cross Action power toothbrush: $35

  • Nature's Way glucosamine tablets 1500mg 180-pack: $20 (other Nature's Way also half-price)

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

  • Raid Max automatic prime advanced insecticide system 185g: $17.50

  • White Glo White Accelerator Blue Light Kit: $17.50

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

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara 9.5mL or Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation 30mL: $11

  • Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink lip colour 5mL: $10

  • Vanish Gold Pro Oxi Action or Oxi Action White 1.8kg: $9.99

  • Dynamo Professional odour eliminator 1.8L: $8.75

  • Garnier BB Cream Nude Effect SPF15 50mL: $8 (other Garnier also half-price)

(Image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • Cadbury Favourites chocolate 570g: $10

  • Gold’n canola oil 4L: $9

  • Heavenly Banquet dumplings 750g: $7.50

  • Fanta or Sprite cans 10x375mL: $6.80

  • Monini extra virgin olive oil 750mL: $6

  • Tasmanian Heritage brie or camembert 250g (from the deli): $5.90

  • Ocean Blue cocktail prawns 180g: $5

  • Sunbeam almond varieties 230-350g: $5

  • V energy drink 4x250mL or 4x275mL: $4.92

  • Robert Timms coffee bags 28-pack: $4.82

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

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