A very short while ago I signed up for the Swagbucks search engine, and now I have a free Amazon gift card winging it’s way to me through the US Mail. I was incredulous at first, since usually this type of thing requires a lot of time for very little reward, but I have been pleasantly surprised by Swagbucks.
All you do is sign up and use Swagbucks to do your regular internet searches. I added Swagbucks to my search bar and use it for everything. The results are a mix of Google AND Ask.com, so you get a good result every time. You get points for signing up, for adding their search bar to your browser, and every time you search. If you do two or three searches a day, you’ll get a $5 Amazon card in less than a month, or you could pass the idea along to your friends and get points for them signing up too, to get gift cards even faster.
You can redeem your points for other prizes beyond Amazon and Starbucks cards, but I think those are a good deal, since you only have to get 45 points to get a $5 Amazon card, or 50 points to get a $5 Starbucks card, and you can easily get to that amount in under a month.
If you’d like to give it a try, just sign up and start searching!