At a time when we are all looking for the best ways to have a credit crunch Christmas and stick to a reasonable festive budget, it is no surprise that there has been a 133% increase in the amount of Internet searches for discount vouchers.

According to online intelligence service Hitwise UK, more of us are turning to the Internet to help make our money go further this festive season, and keep our debt management firmly in check. It seems that online discount vouchers are fast becoming an easy way to make savings when shopping online.

During the 12 weeks ending mid November, UK online shoppers searched for over 20,000 different variations on the term ‘voucher’, in order for us to avoid seeking debt help in the New Year due to unmanageable debt levels acquired over the festive season.