Have you heard of this site, swagbucks? It's a search and win site. Yes, I hear your groans now but bear with me here, I'm a little leery of these things most times too. But I gave this one a try a few months ago, well last spring sometimte I guess and I have to say I really like this one.
You can download their toolbar and earn 1 swagbuck a day just for using it. And in that toolbar there is a little spot that tells you if you've got mail from TSG (The Swag Guy). He sends out codes worth so many swagbucks via the toolbar message system that you enter on the home page. You get bucks for doing searches (I prefer google but will use them then if I can't find what I want I'll hop on over to google ~ after searching for it on swagbucks you might win bucks!!), answering daily polls, completing special offers, when codes are out etc. You might have noticed the little widget I have on my sidebar here, it will tell me when a code is out too and give me clues where to find the code. They do have a facebook page too and believe me people post on there when a code is out, they can't post the exact code but can say Thanks for the code, TSG and hint to others where it might be though.
Anyways, there are some great prizes that you can redeem those swagbucks for. My favorite? $5 Amazon.com gift card (e-certificates really) cost 450 swagbucks. And it really doesn't take that long to earn those 450 swagbucks. I redeemed for one the end of last week and have almost enough for another now, you can get 5 per month. I could have more but I have been curbing my online time to sew. Regardless, $5 free to Amazon will come in handy for Christmas shopping or any other shopping!
And yes, now comes the time to pimp myself out, if you haven't heard of the site or aren't using it, go check it out! You can earn bucks for referalls too and if those you refer actually use the site and such you earn off of them too!!