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Half-price specials: Woolworths, Coles' best deals this week

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Australia's two big supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, each week slash 50 per cent off the price of certain grocery items.

And Yahoo Finance, for your convenience, every week picks out the best of these half-price deals and lists them here in one place. Then you can make your own judgment as to which retailer to spend your hard-earned.

These "loss leader" deals are not profitable for Coles and Wooloworths, but their only purpose is to get Australians into their store rather than their rival's. Once you're in, the retailer is hoping you'll buy full-price groceries to round out your weekly shop.

The half-price deals are even better than this Woolworths promotion, where customers can get 25 per cent off their entire grocery haul. Aldi does not have half-price deals, but they have their share of weekly "tempter" bargains.

The below 50%-off specials are on sale from Wednesday September 18 until Tuesday September 24 inclusive:

Woolworths: best half-price deals

Non-food items:

  • Philips Sonicare Gum Health power toothbrush: $30

  • Swisse Ultiboost magnesium tablets 120-pack: $16 (better than half price)

  • Nature’s Own Odourless Fish Oil 200-pack or Cenovis Daily Women’s or Men’s 100-pack: $13.50 (better than half price)

  • Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen tablets 60-pack: $13.50 (better than half price)

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

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

  • Centrum For Women or Men multivitamin tablets 60-pack: $9 (better than half price)

  • Dynamo laundry liquid 1.8­-2L: $8.75

  • Finish Quantum Ultimate 18-pack or Finish 0% 22-pack dishwashing tablets: $8.50

  • Caltrate Bone & Muscle tablets 100-pack: $7.70

  • Cuddly fabric conditioner varieties 1.9­-2L: $7.50

  • Sistema laundry stack & nest basket 18.5L: $7.50

  • Garnier Fructis shampoo or conditioner 850mL: $7.50

(Image: Woolworths)

Food items:

  • Coca­-Cola Classic, No Sugar or Diet cans 24x375mL: $15.55

  • Lavazza coffee beans or ground 1kg: $15

  • Primo chorizo (from the deli): $11.50 per kg

  • Cadbury Favourites 570g: $10

  • Gold'n canola oil 4L: $9

  • Ho Mai Entertainer Pack or Cocktail Spring Rolls 1kg: $7

  • Frantelle sparkling water varieties 10x375mL: $6.37

  • Streets Magnum 360-­428mL 4­-6 pack: $4.25

  • Streets Magnum tubs 440mL: $4.25

Coles: best half-price deals

Food items:

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

  • Lindt Lindor cornet chocolate balls 375g: $10

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

  • Moccona Barista Reserve coffee 175g: $9

  • Sunrice medium grain rice 5kg: $8

  • La Española olive oil 1L: $7

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

  • Birds Eye Oven Bake fish fillets 425g: $4.65

  • Bulla Creamy Classics ice cream 2L or cookie sandwich 4-pack: $4.25

  • Peters Connoisseur ice cream 4-6 Pack: $4.20

  • Steggles Chicken Breast Tenders 400g: $3.97

(Image: Coles)

Non-food items:

  • Willow cooler 25L: $21

  • Nature’s Own Odourless Fish Oil 2000mg Capsules 200-pack: $15

  • Sukin shampoo or conditioner 1L: $12.50 (other Sukin also half-price)

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

  • Ambi Pur Air & Fabric Mist Prime 300mL: $7.50

  • Blackmores Bio C Chewable 500mg tablets 125-pack: $7.25

  • Sistema To Go stainless steel drink bottle 600mL: $6

  • Herbal Essences Bio Renew shampoo or conditioner 400mL: $5.50

  • Tresemmé shampoo or conditioner 900mL: $5.25

  • Sorbent Thicker & Softer Hypo-Allergenic or Silky White toilet tissue 12-pack: $4.70

  • Libra Ultra Thin pads regular with wings 14-pack: $2.10

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