I joined Swagbucks when they first started out. I didn't do too much with it except promote the site. I got bored with the website I guess because I stopped visiting it.
Today I had an article come up for a company I work for. It jogged my memory about the website, so I decided to see if I could log in. Sure enough, my old email and password worked.
To my surprise I had over 8,000 Swag Bucks sitting in my account. I was able to get a $50 Amazon gift card, and a few $5 Paypal payments.
There are plenty of prizes and gift cards you can request with your points, and the site is free to use and earn points with. The main way you earn points is through using their search engine instead of Google's. You can also earn point by shopping, taking survey's, recycling old cell phones and liking the website on Facebook.
Anyway, I know this doesn't have anything to do with writing, but I wanted to share it since it is a great way to earn free stuff.
PS. It is a BBB Accredited Business.