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Coles ½ Price: Jack Link's Beef Jerky 50g $2.75, Parle Kulfi Ice Cream 475mL $6, Cheezels 125g $1.75 + More


Coles half price specials, valid from Wed 20 March to Tue 26 March. Taken from the VIC metro catalogue.

Dairy, Eggs & Meals Was Now Save Discount
Vitasoy Oat Yogurt 140g $3.00 $1.50 each $1.50 50%
Pantry Was Now Save Discount
John West Salmon Tempters 95g $3.30 $1.65 each $1.65 50%
Old El Paso Jumbo Taco Kit 345g $9.50 $4.75 each $4.75 50%
Kellogg's Nutri Grain 765g $10.80 $5.40 each $5.40 50%
Pringles Potato Crisps 118g-134g $5.50 $2.75 each $2.75 50%
Sunrice Jasmine Rice 5kg $24.00 $12.00 each $12.00 50%
Wild Tides Tuna 95g $2.50 $1.25 each $1.25 50%
Cheezels 125g $3.50 $1.75 each $1.75 50%
Thins Potato Chips 150g-175g $5.00 $2.50 each $2.50 50%
Jack Link's Beef Jerky 50g $5.50 $2.75 each $2.75 50%
McVities Fully Coated Chocolate Biscuits 158g $5.50 $2.75 each $2.75 50%
Gold Sunset Canola or Vegetable Oil 4 Litre $32.00 $16.00 each $16.00 50%
Nice & Natural Nut Bars 180g-192g or Thickshake Bars 120g $5.50 $2.75 each $2.75 50%
Jordans Granola or Oat Clusters 500g-750g or Dorset Granola or Muesli 450g $9.00 $4.50 each $4.50 50%
Kellogg's Bright Start Cornflakes 400g $7.80 $3.90 each $3.90 50%
Old El Paso Hard 'N Soft Taco Kit 350g $9.50 $4.75 each $4.75 50%
Frozen Was Now Save Discount
KB's Squid Chips or Battered Bites 1kg $27.50 $13.75 each $13.75 50%
Oreo 4 Pack 300mL-540mL or Nestlé KitKat 4 Pack 360mL $9.50 $4.75 each $4.75 50%
Bulla Creamy Classic 2 Litre $11.00 $5.50 each $5.50 50%
Parle Kulfi Ice Cream 475mL $12.00 $6.00 each $6.00 50%
Bulla Creamy Classic Cones 520mL or Creamy Classic Sandwich 560mL $9.50 $4.75 each $4.75 50%
Drinks (some drinks more expensive in NSW) Was Now Save Discount
Nescafé Coffee Sachets 8 Pack-10 Pack $7.60 $3.80 each $3.80 50%
Vittoria Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules 10 Pack $7.50 $3.75 each $3.75 50%
Vittoria Coffee Bags 20 Pack $12.50 $6.25 each $6.25 50%
Powerade Sports Drink or Active Water 600mL $4.20 $2.10 each $2.10 50%
Golden Circle Aussie Blends 1.5 Litre $5.50 $2.75 each $2.75 50%
Vittoria Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 400g $37.00 $18.50 each $18.50 50%
Household Was Now Save Discount
Biozet Attack Plus Laundry Liquid 2 Litre or Powder 2kg $26.00 $13.00 each $13.00 50%
Fluffy Concentrate Fabric Conditioner 2 Litre $15.00 $7.50 each $7.50 50%
Bref Toilet Rim Block 42g-50g or Toilet Gel 600mL-700mL $7.00 $3.50 each $3.50 50%
Glen 20 Surface Spray Disinfectant 300g $9.50 $4.75 each $4.75 50%
Dettol Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes 110 Pack $12.00 $6.00 each $6.00 50%
Palmolive Ultra Dishwashing Liquid 950mL $8.50 $4.25 each $4.25 50%
Finish Ultimate Plus All in 1 Dishwashing Tablets 64 Pack $73.00 $36.50 each $36.50 50%
Finish Ultimate Plus All in 1 Dishwashing Tablets 31 Pack $52.00 $26.00 each $26.00 50%
Finish Rinse & Shine Aid 500mL $11.50 $5.75 each $5.75 50%
Health & Beauty Was Now Save Discount
Oral B Vitality Eco Box Electric Toothbrush 1 Pack $50.00 $25.00 each $25.00 50%
Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Whitening or Multiprotection Toothpaste 110g $11.00 $5.50 each $5.50 50%
Colgate Total Mouthwash Refreshing Clear Mint 500mL $10.00 $5.00 each $5.00 50%
Clairol Nice n Easy Root Touch Up 45mL $18.00 $9.00 each $9.00 50%
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 900mL $20.00 $10.00 each $10.00 50%
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Moisturiser 50g or Serum 30mL $59.00 $29.50 each $29.50 50%
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel 50g $35.00 $17.50 each $17.50 50%
Oral B 3D White Pro Diamond Clean or Strong Enamel Toothpaste 85g-90g $15.00 $7.50 each $7.50 50%
Oral B Pro 1500 Recharge Electric Toothbrush 1 Pack $130.00 $65.00 each $65.00 50%
Dove Antiperspirant Aerosol Deodorant 220mL-254mL $8.50 $4.25 each $4.25 50%
Impulse Body Spray 75mL $6.00 $3.00 each $3.00 50%
Nivea Antiperspirant Roll On Deodorant 50mL $4.50 $2.25 each $2.25 50%
Unlabelled Body Wash 1 Litre $19.50 $9.75 each $9.75 50%
Unlabelled Hand Wash 500mL $15.00 $7.50 each $7.50 50%
Unlabelled Exfoliating Body Bar 180g $7.00 $3.50 each $3.50 50%
Baby Was Now Save Discount
QV Baby Gentle Wash 500g $20.00 $10.00 each $10.00 50%
Stationery & Media Was Now Save Discount
Boost Mobile $35 SIM Pack $35.00 $12.00 each $23.00 66%
amaysim $25 Starter Pack $25.00 $11.00 each $14.00 56%
Telstra $35 SIM Kit $35.00 $17.00 each $18.00 51%
Clothing Was Now Save Discount
Bonds Men's Briefs 5 Pack $32.00 $16.00 each $16.00 50%
Bonds Women's Logo Light No Show Socks 4 Pack $16.00 $8.00 each $8.00 50%
Other Was Now Save Discount
Lindt Lindor Eggs Bag 390g $27.00 $13.50 each $13.50 50%
Cadbury Favourites 520g $22.00 $11.00 each $11.00 50%
Cadbury Chocolate Bar 30g-60g or Whittaker’s Chocolate Slab 50g or Kinder Bueno 39g-43g $2.50 $1.25 each $1.25 50%
Blackmores Probiotics+ Daily Health 30 Pack or Omega Triple Strength 60 Pack $33.00 $16.50 each $16.50 50%
Blackmores Bio Magnesium 150 Pack $40.00 $20.00 each $20.00 50%
Blackmores Executive B Stress Formula 125 Pack $40.00 $20.00 each $20.00 50%
Toblerone 360g $16.00 $8.00 each $8.00 50%
Cadbury Roses 420g or Ferrero Raffaello 26 Pack Gift Box 260g $18.00 $9.00 each $9.00 50%
Ferrero Rocher 30 Pack Gift Box 375g or Ferrero Collection 24 Pack Gift Box 269g $28.00 $14.00 each $14.00 50%
Lindt Praline Master Collection Box 184g $24.00 $12.00 each $12.00 50%
Cadbury Gift Box 200g $12.00 $6.00 each $6.00 50%
Darrell Lea Soft Centres 255g or Rocklea Road 290g or Raspberry Bullets 400g $14.00 $7.00 each $7.00 50%
Maltesers Gift Box 400g $14.00 $7.00 each $7.00 50%
Lindt Lindor Gift Box 235g $22.00 $11.00 each $11.00 50%
Haribo 140g-150g $4.00 $2.00 each $2.00 50%
Menz Choc Coated Candy 130g or Violet Crumble Choc Honeycomb 120g-150g $5.00 $2.50 each $2.50 50%

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  • +12

    Usual fake “half price” cycle.

    Example: Dove Antiperspirant Aerosol Deodorant 220mL-254mL same price as 2 weeks ago: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/834512

    • +9

      And yet people will upvote it because of the effort that goes into the post rather than it actually being a good deal.

      • +12

        Well there is a lot of effort in compiling this list, that’s for sure and the fact that the ColesWorth promos are all fakes that doesn’t mean one doesn’t have to appreciate all the hard work.

    • +9

      With the markdowns so routine on some of these products, I'd really like to see the ACCC challenge the 'normal' price and 'half' price definition. Tip Top muffins alternate half price / 2 for one every single week. It's just taking the piss.

      • +1

        I wrote here how others deal this fake deals.

      • What is the logic here? Why is it a problem for consumers if they go on sale very often?

        Using this logic, you would say the ACCC wouldn't need to be involved if they just went on sale twice a year instead of twice a month - in other words, if they raised their price (on average).

        How on earth is it bad for consumers if they pay less on average? Even if you just buy it weekly and pay no mind to price, you're effectively getting 25% off.

        Who is harmed by frequent sales?

        • +9

          I thinks its the fact it never actually is 1/2 price.

          What they have done is raise the price 200%..just so they can say its 'half price' every second week…when that is actually the full price.

          • @tunzafun001: Do you have any proof?

            Some of these items rarely go on sale while others frequently do. Is the claim that the supplier of crumpets is up to no good and is somehow secretly doubling their price, then taking half off to charge the original price……..but not doing that with their other products like bread………

            I don't get it.

          • @tunzafun001: I don't think it's had 100% inflation, but I'm happy to see proof.

            Say they did - raise the price 100% then always put it on half price.

            Now what? You're paying the same.

            • @Wolfenstein98k: Sure…just don't advertise it as half price..as that is a false representation.

              Clear breach of Consumer protections. Simple as that…But they flirt with it by raising prices ridiculously prior to a "sale event'.

              We know the normal price..others likely do not, and blindly buy items thinking they are 'half price' etc.

              Other times the maths is completely wrong…ie. was $2 now $1.80… save 50% (in fairness does go both ways, have seen was $4 now $1 save 50%.

              Perhaps they are just innumerate.

        • From the ACCC

          Ways that a displayed price can be misleading

          Stating the sale price is marked down from an earlier price when:
              the items were not sold at that price in a reasonable period right before the sale started, or
              only a very small proportion of items were sold at that price right before the sale.
          Comparing the displayed price with an incorrect cost or wholesale price.
          Comparing the displayed price to a recommended retail price (RRP) that no-one generally charges for the product.
          Advertising a price that is not the total price the consumer will have to pay.
          Promoting a price as being a sale or special price, when it is actually the normal price.
          Where an item is offered at a sale or special price for an extended period of time, it may be misleading to call it a sale or special price, as the price has   effectively become the new selling price.

          It is active manipulation of the consumer, why do you want to defend that.

          • @tonka: How exactly am I being manipulated if they put it on sale every two weeks?

            We know the price rose in the last two years, everything did. No one expects flat prices

            • @Wolfenstein98k: Totally agree with @tunzafun001

              They already tried to exposed this, you can check "The cost of living with Coles and Woolworths | Four Corners" in Youtube if you want to know how they do it,

              • @Chewee: @Chewee I don't agree with Tunzafun :)

                Part of the problem here is everyone says "they" (who?) are fooling people with these sale prices.

                But certain products, like bread, made by the same manufacturers and sold by the same suppliers, never go on sale.

                So obviously, they are regularly discounting the high margin products.

                Now if it's true that they raise the RRP and then put it "on sale" back down to the original price - what precisely is the harm?

                Are you annoyed because you're still paying $2 for crumpets but the sticker has changed colour?

                Would you really be happier if they just put it on sale less often so you had to pay the higher $4 price more often?

                I just can't see the harm here.

        • +2

          Who is harmed by frequent sales?

          Sales rotations are usually more like once a month, so who is hurt?

          Anyone unable to stockpile a month worth of items which can be people who are traveling, have small living spaces, live remote from a supermarket or have limited carrying capacity (ie walk to shops).

          But probably the worst case are the poor who can't afford a lot of groceries upfront who are then forced to pay more to buy the same items at the rorted price later. In this way the sales cycle only help the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

          The reason that bread is not on sale much is because it doesn't have the shelf life for the sales cycles. No-one who can help it actually buys items at the rort prices so the items must be able to last a few sales cycles to actually get sold. Fresh foods are already often thrown out despite being always sold at the real price so having a window of low sales at marked up fake prices would just reduce sales even further due to much higher spoilage.

          • @kben: Bread can be frozen. Anyone who penny pinches knows this and uses it. And by the way, crumpets last less long than bread does.

            Are you seriously saying that the item going on half price sale all the time is ripping off the poor, because it is too expensive when it's not on sale?

            If it went on sale less often, this critique wouldn't have arisen at all.

            It's completely irrational to say "this item is half price too often, it hurts the poor".

            Remember, it went on sale all the time before the inflation spike too.

            • @Wolfenstein98k: OK mate you win, prices aren't manipulated because bread and because frozen bread. Wish I could get a refund on those marketing textbooks, they clearly had no clue.

              • @tonka: I don't see the relationship between a captured market like textbooks, and crumpets.

                Tip Top's supplier prices both their bread and their crumpets.

                One is on sale every two weeks, the other is never on sale. Both have a short shelf life.

                And you are mad at the one that is on sale all the time.

                • @Wolfenstein98k: All cool, I understand now. Your whole narrative was designed to make me feel above average. Cheers mate, appreciated.

                • @Wolfenstein98k: Aldi crumpets are $1.89 every day. This is what finally radicalised me against colesworths. "such wow $2.20 half price look how generous we are", miss me with that trash.

                  • @korda: Different products. Buy the same brand from Aldi, it will be the same price

    • If it goes on sale again, soon after last time, presumably because they still have too much inventory… Why is that a bad thing?

      Have you checked each of the items listed? Most aren't always on sale, so I don't see exactly what the claim here is.

      • +1

        'presumably because they still have too much inventory', it sounds like you are exactly the person our consumer laws, about deceptive pricing, are meant to protect. The example I used has been half price for half a decade at least I reckon.

        • -1

          Okay. Say I'm a dupe and I give them the benefit of the doubt - but they're actually deceiving me.

          How am I harmed if they make it half price every two weeks, instead of every two months? I'm just paying less.

          • @Wolfenstein98k: I have a parent, that has reached an age they can't navigate these prices well enough to know they can only buy their muffins every second week. A business is not meant to advertise something as half the 'normal' price when it isn't.
            This is to protect the vulnerable. Also to try and put some brakes on the number one marketing tactic which is fomo or creating urgency.
            Think of other concerns or constant price manipulation, Gov't can't properly track prices and manage inflation and economy etc if stuff gets too far out of control.

            • @tonka: Yes, even if they buy weekly and ignore prices, they will get 25% off on average.

              That sounds fine to me.

              You aren't complaining that actual bread is never on sale. Only that crumpets are regularly on sale.

              How on earth are you convincing yourself this helps the consumer?

          • +1

            @Wolfenstein98k: It's not half price every 2 weeks. It's double the price every 2 weeks.

            • @tonka: Again: your problem is it's on sale too often. You wouldn't make this criticism if it was on sale less often, like say Cadbury chocolate (half price once a month or two).

              So the solution to your problem is to raise the average price? That helps the consumer?

              It sounds bad to say "Cadbury doubles their price for every 7 out of 8 weeks" too, if you want to frame it that way.

              • @Wolfenstein98k: Surely you're deliberately ignoring the point here, you can't just assume the average advertised price is the actual real price point. Either way no point discussing any further. You love them specials fake or not.

                • @tonka: The average price you pay is the average price. It has to be. If something goes on half price every two weeks, then on average it costs 75% of its RRP.

                  Again, you're not mad at all that bread is never on sale, but somehow you're exercised about crumpets being one sale regularly.

                  They were on sale all the time before the inflation spike too.

                  So is your solution to just go on sale less often? What exactly needs to change?

                  • @Wolfenstein98k: Mate I don't think you are understanding at all what the point is, unless you are trolling maybe. As far as average price goes, I said average price point. Which is the amount people are willing to pay. Do you really believe they sell as many units on the week it's at it's inflated price. I am ignoring your bread sub plot btw , it's not what we are discussing.

      • Here's your proof. Look up some of the items and see how rare those sale prices are.
        It is difficult to track the 2 for the price of one, that they often alternate half price with.

      • I second you on that !

    • +1

      Sure it's probably not truly half price and the real price is probably somewhere in the middle but as an individual trying to bulk buy essentials when they hit the lowest price often the best price is gotten through the Colesworth half price specials or the Amazon pricematches. It's very useful to have any easy to skim list of the half price specials regardless of whether they have a deal or not, saves me going through a catalogue.

      Why are you so worried about these deals being pushed to the top anyway when half the front page is taken up with powerbank deals?

  • +4

    Good job, thanks for your effort

  • I need some bacon. You think I should buy now or wait for this special?

    • +2

      You'll starve to death before it goes on sale at a decent price.

    • +1

      depends what brand and cut you're after, and how much you need. $12 for 1kg is hard to beat.

      • Yeah I usually just get the short cut for cooking but they seem to have really good deal come up from time to time.

        I've made the mistake with a few of those "cooking" bacons. Wouldn't buy they again.

        • +1

          If not cooking..I do wonder what else bacon is for?

          P.S. Aldi's "cooking bacon" can be ok for umm cooking. $5.95 for 750g off memory. Just chose a dark packet (more smoke).

  • +2

    wait a sec, you need to have a Coles login now to view the early catalogue on their site?!

    EDIT: Weird! Might be a cookies issue, since I'm not getting that message in incognito mode OR on a different browser.

  • +12

    Sam, Just letting you know I religiously print this out for my Mum each week. She highlights her favourites and takes the list shopping with her. Thanks as always!

    • +6

      Awesome! Kudos to those who put the effort in on these lists.

    • +8

      That's great to hear! Glad to be of service

  • Waiting for Kulfi Parle G to go on sale for $6, bit of glucose sugar but who cares 1ce a wyll.

    • These good?

      • Should try mate 🙂

        • Vadilal is the best. A bit more expensive though

          • @onegpt: Vadilal,that's a known one, Is tht you can get in Hampton

            • @rehan770: Many indian stores have it,they also have 1 litre pack

  • +3

    It's in the name

    Coles ½ Price: Jack

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